Clashes are taking place in Ein Essa between YPG backed by rebels against 2 groups of IS who were able to sneak into the city, reliable sources said that the IS is still controlling the grain silos north of the city which is equal to the city in space, the IS also controls dozens of villages between Syria and Turkey in al-Raqqa and on the road between Aleppo and al-Hasakah. The sources confirmed that YPG asked civilians of the villages of al-Doghania, Ali Bagila and Kherba al-Roz to evacuate the villages as it is considered as military operations areas. 3 YPG were killed by IS suicide cars between Tal Abiad and Salouk. while 1 rebel was killed by a landmine in Ein Essa.
al-Raqqa city is witnessing a massive migration of civilians and families into al-Tabaqa in the western countryside of al-Raqqa and into areas under IS control in the northern eastern countryside of Aleppo.