Ruins in raqqa
The command of the Syrian democratic forces (SDS, SDF) announced the beginning of a decisive assault on the positions of militants of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG banned in Russia) in the city of raqqa. About it reports Reuters.
According to officers of SDS, Islamists took hostage civilians, hiding behind them as human shields. The attack also hampered by snipers, leading aimed fire from cover at the attackers.
In addition, the militants have created a network of hidden utilities, including underground. On the probable lines of attack they have set various traps.
On 1 September it was reported that the soldiers of the SDS was released from the militants of the historic centre of Raqqa. The assault on the city is from June. The liberation of the city is one of the main goals of the international antiterrorist coalition headed by USA, the leading military operations against extremists in Iraq and Syria. Coalition aircraft regularly strikes the city, leading to the deaths of dozens of civilians.