Syria: Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) expel Islamic State (ISIS) militants from key towns east Raqqa
After clashes with Islamic State’s (ISIS) militants, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Sunday captured two towns in eastern Raqqa.
“The SDF forces today seized control of the Hadi and Natali towns in the eastern countryside of Raqqa,” an SDF spokesman told ARA News.
“ISIS militants were forced to withdraw under heavy bombardment by the SDF,” he said.
According to the official, the two towns used to be main bases for ISIS jihadists in eastern Raqqa, northeast Syria.
“ISIS evacuated its security centres in the two towns. This progress could facilitate the SDF movements across the eastern suburb of Raqqa,” the spokesman said.