PKK-affiliated SDF occupies areas in campaign against ISIS in Raqqa
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PKK-affiliated SDF occupies areas in campaign against ISIS in Raqqa

PKK-affiliated SDF military vehicle in western Raqqa earlier this month (Phboto: RFE)
Orient Net
Date: 2017-06-26 12:10
A US-backed PKK-affiliated Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) ISIS terrorists near Raqqa has occupied the neighbourhood of al-Qadisia outside of ISIS' self-declared capital in Syria, military officials told Radio Free Europe.

SDF took al-Qadisia, west of Raqqa, after three days of intense fighting, the SDF said on June 25 amid reports of stiffening ISIS resistance.

The SDF began its drive against Raqqa -- the last IS stronghold inside Syria -- in early June after a monthslong campaign to encircle ISIS terrorists inside the city.

The report of the occupation comes on the same day that US-led Iraqi Shia terrorists reported advances against ISIS in Mosul, the group's capital in Iraq and its last stronghold in that country.

The loss of Raqqa and Mosul would represent major victories against ISIS, which captured large swathes of territory in Syria and Iraq in 2014.

US-coalition spokesman Colonel Ryan Dillon said on June 25 that ISIS resistance around Raqqa was increasing as the militants became more desperate.

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