“Syrian democratic forces” (SDF) took full control of the former military airfield near the town of Tabqa, knocking out fighters of the “Islamic state”. About it reports Reuters.
Currently mixed SDF troops, the backbone of whom are Syrian Kurds are on the offensive on Tabqa, RIA Novosti reported with reference to TV channel “al-Mayadin”.
SDF — Union of Kurdish and Arab forces, supported by the international coalition under US leadership.
Tabka, located on the banks of the Euphrates river, is on the way to the “capital” of ISIS in Syria — raqqa. The city is under the control of the terrorists since 2013.
On 22 March it became known that in the province were planted with American troops. The purpose of the operation — the capture of Tabka adjacent Saur dam. This will allow the troops to join the main forces SDF and begin the assault on Raqqa.
“Islamic state” included in Russia’s list of terrorist organizations, for participation in activities which provide for criminal liability.