Islamic State loses dam in Raqqa

Islamic State loses dam in Raqqa

World December 26, 2015 18:49

- Opponents of the Islamic State (IS) have Saturday a dam northwest of the city of Raqqa captured by the jihadists.

The dam on the Euphrates River with air support of US and other foreign aircraft Saturday fallen into the hands of Kurdish and Arab fighters, reported a spokesman for the Democratic Forces of Syria, Colonel Talal Selo.

It is a sensitive loss for the Sunni extremists of IS. They have their headquarters in downstream Raqqa, approximately 80 kilometers southeast of the Tishreen Dam. Which is also an important road link between the banks of the river and gives seen from Raqqa, access to the northwest of Syria.

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