The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Continued military operations in Raqqa after reinforcements to SDF from Iraq

SDF continued the military operation of Madness of al-Furat backed by the coalition warplanes in Raqqa city in an attempt to cut the supply road for IS around the city and isolate the city from its countryside, after 230 militants in IS crossed to the city using side ways and boats, during the past few days.

The military operation continue as the SDF brought reinforcements including militants and vehicles in addition to American special forces and specialists, SOHR activists observed dozens of vehicles entering the area using Semalka crossing in the east which connects the Jazera and Kurdistan in Iraq.

The clashes continue in the 10th of March 2017 near Matab al-Borashid which witnessed a massacre led to the death of 23 amid continued clashes between IS and SDF in the area and coalition airstrikes targeting IS locations, the SDF trying to get closer to the city of Raqqa after advancing in 3 villages earlier.

Civilian sources confirmed to SOHR that a drone is flying over the sky of Raqqa city amid targeting IS controlled areas, as it targeted a village last night leading to the death of 23 civilians including 8 children and 6 women.