The armed Alliance of the Syrian opposition and Kurdish forces “Syrian democratic forces” (SDF), which includes Kurdish and Arab forces, announced the capture under the control of the historic city of Tabka on the Euphrates river, reports Reuters.
It is reported that Kurdish troops, together with armed Syrian opposition with the support of the US air force could knock out the Central part of the city of insurgents “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia), taking control of three of the historic area of Tabka.
Now the militants continue to hold three of the urban area adjacent to the reservoir. Also under their control remains a dam on the Euphrates river near the Tabqa strategic importance for the supply of Raqqa, long considered the “capital” of ISIS.
According to estimates of the Syrian Supervisory Board on human rights, whose headquarters are located in the UK, currently SDF control about 80 percent of the city.
The operation for the liberation of Tabka began on 24 April. It is expected that after the capture of the city, the Syrian opposition and Kurdish militias will start gotovitsja the assault on Raqqa, which is located 50 kilometers North of Tabka.
On 22 April it was reported that “Islamic state” has moved its self-proclaimed capital of Raqqa in Deir ez-Zor in northeast Syria.