SDF continue the military operations inside Al-Raqqah city to achieve further advancement towards its center
Al-Raqqah Province, the Syrian Observatory for human Rights: the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that violent clashes are taking place between the Syria Democratic Forces and the US Special Forces; against members of the “Islamic State” organization in areas in the vicinity of Al-Raqqah city and in areas in al-Thakanah neighborhood, amid advancement by the Syria Democratic Forces in buildings in al-Thakanah neighborhood, in an attempt to clamp down more on the organization within what remains for the organization within the city. The clashes is accompanied by the shelling by the “Euphrates Wrath” Operation Forces and by bombardment by warplanes of the International Coalition on the fighting areas, amid exchange of targeting between both parties, and confirmed information about casualties in the ranks of both parties.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published hours ago that it documented the death of 1021 citizens including an activist in the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, 241 children and 168 citizen women, and the casualties are 1005 citizens including 238 children at least under the age of eighteen and 164 citizen women over the age of eighteen, they were killed in Al-Raqqah city, in addition to 16 citizens, 3 children and 4 citizen women were killed by raids on Zor Shammar village and another area on the southern banks of the Euphrates River in the eastern countryside of Al-Raqqah, the air strikes also resulted in the injury of hundreds of citizens with varying degrees of severity, some of them have amputated limbs and permanent disabilities, while some of the injuries are still in serious cases, which may lead to the increase of the number of casualties, while dozens of houses and service facilities were destroyed in the city, as a result of this intensive bombing, which targeted Al-Raqqah city and its vicinity and outskirts.
This escalation of the aerial bombing and the death of more citizens come with the minimizing of the “Islamic State” organization scope of control, and the organization remained controls Al-Andalus, the north of Sekat Al-Qitaar, Al-Huriya, Teshreen and Al-Tawaso’yah neighborhoods in the northern section of Al-Raqqah city, while ISIS still controls other neighborhoods with varying degrees of control, which are witnessing clashes between the Syria Democratic Forces against ISIS, they are Al-Bareed and Al-Nahdain the western section of the city, and Al-Ameen and Althaknah neighborhoods in the middle of Al-Raqqah city, and Al- Rawdah and Al-Ramliyah in the north-east of Al-Raqqah city, while the SDF managed to take the control of Al-Sabahiya, Al-Romaniya, Hittin, Al-Qadessiya, Yarmouk and Al-Kareem neighborhoods in the west of Al-Raqqah city, and Hisham Bin Abd al-Malik and Nazlat Shhada neighborhoods in the southern section of the area, and Al-Sena’aa, Al-Mashlab, the Old City and Al-Battany in the eastern section of the city, and Dar’eiyah, al-Morur and Al-Mansur neighborhoods, they also reached the outskirts of Al-Ameen and Al-Thaknah neighborhoods, and took the control of parts of Al-Ramliyah, Al-Rawdah, Al-Bareed and Al-Nahdah.