On November 6, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces announced the start of the military operation to liberate the Syrian city of Raqqa from Daesh terrorist group with the assistance of the US-led coalition's airstrikes.
The fight against terrorism is not limited to military operations but includes the fight on social, economic, religious fronts and will not stop when terrorist strongholds in Syria and Iraq are liberated, NATO's Chairman of the Military Committee Gen. Petr Pavel said Wednesday.
The US-led coalition conducted 29 strikes consisting of 87 engagements against Daesh terrorist group in Iraq and Syria on Tuesday, including six strikes near the group’s stronghold in Raqqa, Operation Inherent Resolve said in a press release.
The United States tasked the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) with liberating the Syrian city of Raqqa instead of offering Turkey to lead the high-stakes campaign due to cost-efficiency considerations, anti-terrorism expert and former Turkish special forces operative Abdullah Agar told Sputnik Turkey.
The US-led anti-Daesh coalition has confirmed Wednesday that the Syrian city of Tabqa was completely liberated from Daesh extremists.
Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) backed by the US-led coalition have fully liberated the Syrian city of Tabqa and the Tabqa Dam from Daesh terrorists.
US-led coalition partner forces in Syria have cleared most of Tabqa of Daesh terrorists and are working to liberate the rest of the city, Operation Inherent Resolve spokesperson Col. John Dorrian said on Wednesday.
The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighting against Daesh reportedly gained control over Sahl Khasab village located near the Syrian city of Tabqa.
Preventing the creation of an autonomous Kurdish state on it southern border is the greatest imperative for Turkey, intelligence firm Soufan Group said.
The US-led coalition is focused on keeping the city of Raqqa isolated, following media reports that Daesh terrorist group has moved its capital in Syria, an Operation Inherent Resolve spokesperson told Sputnik on Monday.
The US-led coalition conducted 31 strikes consisting of 97 engagements against Daesh terrorist group in Syria and Iraq on Sunday, including 12 strikes near the Syrian town of Tabqa, Operation Inherent Resolve said in a press release on Monday.
At least 24 Daesh terrorists were killed near the northern Syrian city of Al Tabqa during the ongoing military operation of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) supported by the US-led coalition, local media reported on Sunday.
Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have established control of all strategic highways leading to Daesh's de facto capital of Raqqa, the SDF press service said.
Damascus is ready to cooperate on liberation of the city of Raqqa from terrorists with any country including in the West that are willing to fight against terrorism, Syrian President Bashar Assad told Sputnik.
The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have eliminated 10 Daesh militants who attacked Kurdish-led troops in the area of Ayed Kebir village, approximately two miles south of al-Tabqa city in northern Syria.
The US-led coalition accidentally struck the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Tabqa, killing 18 moderate Syrian rebels fighting against Daesh. The incident occurred on April 11.
The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) liberated another settlement near the Syrian city of al-Tabqa.
Daesh terrorist group is trying to launch a counteroffensive on the positions of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) near the northern Syrian city of Al Tabqa, local media reported on Saturday.
Syria’s largest Tabqa Dam located on the Euphrates river partially has collapsed on Sunday as a result of the fighting between armed units of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and militants of Daesh near the city of Raqqa.
The liberation of Raqqa will not be an easy walk for the international coalition, and coordination of all forces is crucial, the Russian Defense Ministry said.
The Syrian Democratic Forces' troops have gained complete control of areas surrounding the "capital" of Daesh.
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