At least 16 civilians have been killed in a US-led coalition air strike near so-called Islamic State’s Syrian stronghold of Raqqa, activists say.
U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIS, Brett McGurk, tweeted on Wednesday (May 24) saying that SDF fighters were now just three kilometers outside of the city of Raqqa.
SDF continued the fourth phase of the anti-ISIS Euphrates Rage Operation in Western Raqqa and deployed forces only 2km away from one of the largest dams in the war-hit country.
Iran is diverting the course of a land corridor it aims to carve through Syria ultimately linking Tehran, through Iraq, to the Mediterranean coast, in order to avoid a confrontation with US-backed forces marching on the Islamic State group stronghold of Raqqa, according to recent media reports. Opening up the land corridor has been a…
US Central Command spokesperson Maj. Josh Jacques said that a new artillery unit of the US Marine Corps has arrived in Syria to assist partnered forces on the ground with isolating the city of Raqqa.
At least 23 civilians were killed in U.S.-led airstrike on al Ekirshi village in Raqqa province.
ISIS terrorist group has been defeated in Tabqa city of Raqqa province.