The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), supported by the US-led coalition, announced on Wednesday that some 80 percent of the Syrian city of Raqqa from the ISIL terrorist group.
“It can be said that 80 percent of Raqqa city has been liberated. Our units continue clearance of mine and remaining militants in the city’s squares where fighting continues,” the SDF said in a statement.
Earlier SDF media relations representative Mustafa Balli told Sputnik Turkiye that ISIL terrorists entrenched in the city of Raqqa were sending female suicide bombers into the fray.
According to him, the fighting was raging in six districts of the city, including the city center, where the government buildings are located, and around the Saat and Delle squares where ISIL terrorists publicly executed civilians.
SDF forces launched an offensive aimed at liberating the city of Raqqa that was held by ISIL terrorist group since 2013.