The Assault of Raqqa is Drowning in Blood


by Sophie Mangal

The battle for Raqqa begins to resemble strongly Mosul operation despite the victorious statements of the U.S. CENTCOM and the Kurdish leadership, who daily release official briefings on their successes.

Tactics of ISIS

The militants of ISIS are confronting forces of coalition with increased ferocity. Terrorists carry out counterattacks, send suicide bombers in cars. ISIS-snipers launched a real hunt. The favorite weapon of terrorists became anti-tank guided missiles.

The more so, the Islamic State uses the civilian population as so-called human shields. To contain air strikes on Raqqa the terrorists place mobile prisons (in fact cages for a prisoners) on the roofs of buildings and important transport hubs that are possible targets of aviation. Thus, they hope to protect themselves from an air strike. In each cage, approximately 7 people are kept under inhuman conditions. More than 100 similar mobile prisons are used in total.

Mobile prison for men
Mobile prison for women

ISIS drones in action

The Washington post published a story about ISIS UAV’s attacking the U.S. SOF units deployed near Raqqa on June 14. The U.S. officials say that the drones often prevent the U.S. military from marking targets.

According to one of them, the Pentagon, in response, asks for additional equipment and forces to fight ISIS’ drones in Syria. Colonel Christopher Garver, Operation Inherent Resolve Spokesman also noticed that the fighters of IS are seriously resisting in the center part of the city. They have machine guns, good sniper positions and install explosive devices.

Apparently, only using the U.S. SOF the U.S. command is not capable to dispatch the mission. Perhaps, the today elite of the American Special Forces do not have enough professionalism in planning combat operations in the conditions of superiority in manpower and material. Maybe that’s why not only civilians but also some SOF-members have been already killed near Raqqa.

The U.S. doesn’t dispense with losses

Inside Syria Media Center military correspondents also reports, that a number of the U.S. servicemen were badly wounded as a result of suicide-bomber attack in the area of Al-Sina, east to Raqqa.

The U.S. servicemen helicopter evacuation after suicide bomber attack in Al-Sina.

It is not the first time of the U.S. losses in the region. Apart from increasing number of wounded soldiers, the Pentagon also suffers irretrievable losses. For instance, the American military was killed in the end of May in Raqqa.

Sergeant Ethan Murphy, US Army, 75th Ranger Regiment killed by ISIS terrorists.

Coalition and Kurds victims will only increase

Apparently, neither the Pentagon, no Kurds will avoid numerous victims during the assault. ISIS has already realized that the United Sates are trying to lure them out to the open terrain, rule out the possibility of organized resistance and then destroy them by massive air strikes. Such a situation makes them to fight hard. However it won’t stop the Coalition. Washington as usual is going to make a profit, involving in the battle for Raqqa, as this territory is rich in oil and gas. The time will show us how much the Pentagon will pay for the victory.

Follow the latest developments by reading Inside Syria Media Center.


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  1. Place John “Stain” McCain in a cage. He will sing for days like a song bird. His warbling falsetto voice is, somesay, the best. He’ll sing, sing, sing. He just loves to sing. Right Johnny boy. What’s that stain on your pants? Poo poo?

  2. US offered games of war for the “coalition” in Iraq and Syria for the next 20 years only not many or not enough sides were interested in playing. Now they are brothers in arms with ISIL.

  3. To only allow the poor of society to risk their lives and get killed for nothing over is an obscenity. People must demand Congress change the law and force the kids and grandchildren of the elitists, members of Congress, Supreme Court, President also be forced and drafted to go over their and face this same terrorist acts as the poor of our society. How about preparing Barron Trump to get killed or Obama’s kids or the loved ones of Congress and all the spoiled brats at Yale and Harvard and elitists schools in NY, Pa, Illinois, California and all the rest. Our totally outlaw government is totally unfair in distributing the pain of these illegal and obscene wars. This is why there is so little public objection to them. Our country is a despicable unfair shameful disgrace, sending poor over there to get killed and injured while the rich live the good life and can’t be bothered even reading about it or questioning it. It is also only because of their deceptive outlaw procedure of using borrowed and printed money to pay for these illegal wars. If taxes were raised on everyone immediately to pay for them, the public would demand they be stopped. Our government is a total lying deceptive fraud to its people today. Americans are the biggest fools on planet earth; they love to be fooled and had and scammed by their hi jacked criminal outlaw government directed by Israel.

    • Hey ISIS: Please do us a favor and put Congress and the rest of our totally criminal outlaw government in some of those cages? Or put them on the front lines where these deceitful lying pieces of human garbage belong. Then perhaps these mentally impaired fraudsters would vote to stop these outlaw wars and stop the illegal printing and borrowing of fake money to pay for them in this massive public deception. Our whole government should be arrested and jailed for life

  4. I’d say Sgt. Murphy got KIA from his own people and their allies who funded and trained these Ameri-Isis troops. USG doesn’t care about Raqqa or any other place – they just want to build a base on the best real estate blood can buy. How’s Tulsi Gabbards proposed law to stop funding Terrorism doing? Tell Sgt. Murphy’s family about it !

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