War in Syria 2017 – The Battle of Raqqa is the fifth and final phase of the Raqqa campaign launched by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF and YPG) in the city of Raqqa. The battle began on 6 June 2017, and is being supported by airstrikes and ground troops from the US-led coalition. The operation was named the “Great War” by the SDF. The battle is running concurrently with the Battle of Mosul as part of an effort by the CJTF–OIR.
By 25 June, the SDF had captured the western Qadisiya district. On the following day, however, the SDF finally captured all of Qadisiya, making it the sixth district in the city under SDF control. In response, ISIL launched multiple counter-attacks in the city and on the Euphrates’ southern bank, though these failed. By the end of the day, the SDF had also taken control of al-Farkha village to Raqqa’s southwest. CJTF–OIR spokesman Ryan Dillon noted that the resistance of ISIL increased as the SDF further advanced into the city.
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Battle for Raqqa continues…
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