Several US-Backed SDF Forces Killed in Raqqa

A number of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces ( SDF Forces) were killed and wounded in two separate attacks by unknown assailants in Raqqa city.

Local sources in Raqqa reported on Thursday that 6 SDF fighters were killed and wounded after several grenades were thrown by unknown attackers at a vehicle carrying them in Mafraq al-Jazrah region in Raqqa city.

The SDF forces surrounded the region after the attack, detaining a number of civilians.

Meantime, a road-side bomb was detonated by unknown parties on the way of a vehicle carrying the SDF forces near al-Adnaniyeh farm in Northwestern Raqqa, killing a number of the US-backed militants.

Attacks against the SDF gunmen have increased in the past few weeks in regions occupied by them in Raqqa.

In a relevant development on Wednesday, the SDF forces and civilians in Raqqa engaged in heavy fighting due to continued suppression by the SDF, media sources reported.

The sources said that tens of residents of al-Rahman Street in Raqqa city’s al-Ramileh district revolted against the SDF, while chanting slogans in support of the Syrian army.

They reiterated that the SDF’s security forces arrested several protesters after surrounding them.

Meantime, the SDF forces arrested at least 10 protesters on charges of encouraging protests against the Kurdish forces in Albadou district of Raqqa city.