ISIS CLAIMS ATTACK ON US-BACKED TROOPS IN SYRIA

Top SDF Commander Killed in Fierce Battle against ISIS to Capture RaqqaISIS claimed responsibility on Friday for an attack on US-backed forces near Raqqa, the militant group’s de-facto capital in Syria. The attack took place on Thursday as the Syrian Democratic Forces advanced into an ISIS stronghold in the Homs province.

ISIS claimed that two armored vehicles were destroyed and 53 members of the SDF were killed in the attack, though an SDF spokeswoman, Nisreen Abdullah, said their estimate was exaggerated.

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