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    Coalition Airdrops SDF Forces in Syria’s Tabqa, Backs Offensive With Air Fire

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    The US-led coalition against the Daesh terror group banned by numrous countries has airdropped partner forces to the vicinity of Tabqah dam near the Syrian city of Raqqa, US Central Command spokesperson Maj. Josh Jacques told Sputnik on Wednesday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), with the support of the United States, launched Operation Euphrates Rage to retake Raqqa last November. The city was captured by Daesh militants in 2014.

    "The Coalition conducted an air movement of our Syrian Democratic Force (SDF) and Syrian Arab Coalition partners to liberate Tabqah dam," Jacques said. "The Coalition supported this offensive with air fires."

    The air-dropped forces have conducted a joint operation to liberate several villages in the vicinity of the town of al-Tabqah from Daesh terrorist group militants, media reported on Wednesday, citing local sources.

    According to the Sky News Arabia, the US military and opposition forces liberated four villages and blocked the road between Aleppo and Raqqa, to prevent Syrian government troops from approaching the city of al-Tabqah, a remaining Daesh stronghold in the region.

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    Operation Euphrates Rage, Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), Syria, Raqqa
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