Syrian activists say Islamic State group fighters are battling to repel the advance of U.S.-backed Syrian forces days after they introduced the battle to the guts of the militant group’s de-facto capital.
The Kurdish-run Hawar information company says Friday that U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces are clashing with the militants within the Rawda district, northeast of the Previous Metropolis partitions. The company says the struggle is bringing the SDF inside firing vary of the town’s grain silos.
The Britain-based mostly Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the IS fighters are waging counterattacks within the previous metropolis, the place SDF forces have superior 200 meters (yards) past the partitions. The Observatory says the clashes are additionally ongoing south and west of Raqqa metropolis.
The marketing campaign to grab Raqqa metropolis started on June 6.
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