Major Clashes erupt between Syrian Army and US backed proxies near Raqqa
Sunday, 18 June 2017

Intense clashes have broken out between the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and US-backed "Syrian Democratic Forces" (SDF) in the western countryside of Al-Raqqa, tonight, a military source informed Syrian media.

According to the source, units from the Syrian Arab Army attempted to cross SDF front-lines in order to rescue their fallen pilot; however, they were turned away by the latter.

This resulted in a fierce confrontation that is currently ongoing between the two entities near the key town of Resafa in western Al-Raqqa.

The pilot in need of rescue was identified as ĎAli Fahd, an officer in the Syrian Air Force from the city of Salamiyah in the eastern countryside of the Hama Governorate.

 



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