Friday, June 9, 2017

Battle For The ISIS Capital Of Raqqa -- News Updates June 9, 2017

RFE: U.S.-Backed Forces Capture Territory On Edge Of Raqqa Amid Heavy Clashes

A U.S.-backed Syrian Arab-Kurdish coalition has captured territory on the western edge of Raqqa, the extremist group Islamic State's (IS) stronghold and self-declared capital in Syria, a monitoring group says.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on June 9 that fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) were also advancing on the eastern part of the city.

The group said SDF forces took parts of the district of Jazra, west of Raqqa, backed by U.S.-led air support. Heavy clashes were reportedly continuing in the neighborhood.

The Syrian Observatory said at least 15 civilians were killed on June 8 after an air strike hit an Internet cafe.

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Battle For The ISIS Capital Of Raqqa -- News Updates June 9, 2017

Syrian Forces Backed by US Claim First Victory Inside ISIS Capital of Raqqa -- Newsweek
U.S.-backed forces announce liberating two neighborhoods of Raqqa -- Xinhuanet
Fighters move cautiously into Islamic State-held Raqqa -- Reuters
US-backed force advances in fight for IS Syria bastion -- AFP
US-backed forces fighting Islamic State enter Syria stronghold of Raqqa -- The Guardian
Boots on the ground: Elite U.S. troops are in Raqqa near the Islamic State's front line -- Military Times
US-led coalition warplanes 'shower IS' Syria bastion Raqqa with white phosphorus' -- New Arab
Raqqa Tightly Isolated, But Terrorists Without Uniform Can Slip Out - Pentagon -- Sputnik
Russian Forces in Syria Monitoring Situation in Raqqa As Militants Leaving City -- Sputnik
IS prevents civilians from fleeing Raqqa: activists -- New China
More than 40,000 children in the line of fire in Ar-Raqqa as fighting intensifies -- Relief Web

1 comment:

Aizino Smith said...

Some ISIS dudes are going to get owned by some Kurdish women.

I wonder if the Kurdish women will go iron cross on captured ISIS animals?

When Spec Ops is away of course.