Islamic State uses 7 suicide bombers against SDF north of Raqqa

Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters participating in the Wrath of Euphrates Operation.

Clashes continue between the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and Islamic State (IS) on the outskirts of the jihadist group’s stronghold Raqqa.

According to Hawar (ANHA) news agency clashes have intensified in the Miserfa village in northern Raqqa, where IS militants have launched seven suicide bomb attacks. Another three car bombs (VBIED) were destroyed by SDF fighters.

The US-backed SDF had captured the Miserfa village on Saturday morning but jihadist militants launched an attack to retake the village in the afternoon.

24 IS militants were killed in clashes in and around the village.

Commentators have previously said the group’s use of suicide bombers is a sign of desperation.

The SDF has not reported any casualties. The group recently launched the fourth phase of the Wrath of Euphrates Operation to capture the north of Raqqa.