U.S.-backed coalition of Kurdish and Arab militias made up of Raqqa – the capital created by the «Islamic state» Caliphate. As reported by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, are already fighting on the streets.
Press Secretary of the Syrian armed forces sillo Talal, announced that the attack on Raqqa is conducted from three directions. Opponents of the regime managed to break through the gates of the Old city.
The operation to liberate Raqqa began in November 2016. In may 2017 the jihadists have lost control of the Tabqa – this settlement was called the key to the capital of the Islamic state. Near Tabqa is also the largest in Syria hydroelectric power.
Before the storm, the U.S. Congress authorized the delivery of U.S. allies in Syria a significant number of weapons. The coalition received small arms, mortars and artillery systems.