ISIL Burning Farms, Exploding Buildings While Retreating in Raqqa Battlefields
“The ISIL, who have lost key territories in the Southern side of the town of Ein Issa under the heavy large-scale operation of the Syrian Democratic Forces in the last 24 hours, burnt the farms and destroyed building in the village of Qartaj and in the small town of al-Fateseh before fleeing the battlefronts,” the sources said.
“The ISIL did the same while pulling its forces back from the village of Namroudiyeh,” the sources added.
Reports said earlier today that the Syrian Democratic Force (SDF), mainly Kurdish fighters, continued to drive the ISIL terrorists back from more positions in the Southern side of the town of Ein Issa and took full control over one more key village in the region, Kurdish sources said minutes ago.
“The SDF force hit the ISIL centers in the Southern side of Ein Issa and forced the Takfiri group to pull it fighters back from the village of Namroudiyeh after a tough battle,” the sources said, adding, “The ISIL left behind scores of the dead or wounded members and fled the battlefield.”
The SDF, in a large-scale operation, stormed the ISIL strongholds in the Northern part of Raqqa province and pushed the terrorists back from a key village and a small but strategic town.
The SDF fighters, who launched their large-scale operation from three directions on Tuesday evening, engaged in heavy clashes with the ISIL terrorists in the Southern side of the town of Ein Issa, which ended in the seizures of the small town of al-Fateseh and the village of Qartaj.
The ISIL left behind scores of the dead or wounded members and fled the battlefields to evade more casualties.
Over 12,000 of fighters, including the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) have participated in the operation.