On Saturday, the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) had one of its roughest days in northern Syria in quite some time; and it all began when the U.S. backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) – in coordination with the predominately Kurdish “People’s Protection Units” (YPG) – imposed full-control over the Tishreen Dam that links the Aleppo and Al-Raqqa Governorates.

However, before capturing the Tishreen Dam, the Syrian Democratic Forces and the YPG captured several villages from the terrorist group in the Al-Raqqa Governorate’s western countryside, including Al-Shalash, Al-Khabar, Bur Shmaal, Bur Bakkar, ‘Abd-Kileye, Tal Al-Binat, Khashkash Al-Sagheer, Khashkash Al-Kabeer, and Al-Waysi near the vast Euphrates River that is only a few kilometers away from the Turkish border.

Following the capture of the Tishreen Dam from the ISIS terrorists, the Syrian Democratic Forces and the YPG crossed the Euphrates River in order to enter the Aleppo Governorate, which was considered a red-line by the Turkish regime in Ankara.

With the Syrian Democratic Forces now in the Aleppo Governorate’s eastern countryside, ISIS faces a serious threat at their stronghold of Menbeij, which is situated just south of the Turkish border and the Jarabulus border-crossing that is under attack by the SDF and the YPG.

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