Kurdish-led SDF forces cut off ISIS supply line between Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor


Fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces taking control of the Tishreen Dam on the Euphrates, a former ISIS supply line between Aleppo and Raqqa. File photo: ARA News

ARA News 

Supported by the US-led coalition, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Monday cut off a key ISIS supply line in northeastern Syria, military sources confirmed.

The SDF troops seized control of a main road that was used by Islamic State’s (ISIS) jihadists as a supply line between the cities of Deir ez-Zor and Raqqa–the group’s de facto capital in Syria.

“Our forces today made a remarkable advance against Daesh terrorists and cut off the Raqqa-Deir ez-Zor route,” the SDF leadership said in a statement to ARA News, using another acronym for ISIS.

The progress came after the Syrian Democratic Forces expelled ISIS militants from seven villages alongside the road between the two major cities in northeastern Syria.

“We have now tightened the siege on Daesh terrorists inside Raqqa, and the SDF-led Euphrates Wrath Operation will continue until the terror group is isolated completely inside Raqqa city,” the SDF said.

After losing the key supply route, ISIS will most likely be unable to bring any more military reinforcements into Raqqa city.

Reporting by: Hozan Mamo | Source: ARA News

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