The YPG-led SDF’s "Euphrates Wrath" operations room has declared to seize control of the northern part of Syria's third-largest water dam after battles against IS organization over there.
The operations room reported that the control of the Baath Dam, or as it called the Freedom Dam, came after the control of the town of Kadiran, which is adjacent to the dam area in the western countryside of Raqqa. The Baath Dam is about 27 km away from the Euphrates dam.
Although the Euphrates Wrath room published pictures showing the presence of fighters from the Kurdish protection units near the dam, field sources confirmed that as of Friday morning IS organization still controls the second part of the dam in the West Bank in front of the village of Kadiran.
SDF extends time given to IS group to withdraw from Raqqa
The operations room of the Euphrates Warth has renewed its time for the Syrian fighters only of IS organization to withdraw from the city of Raqqa to the city of Deir al-Zour.
The room issued a statement yesterday, saying: "because of the positive results of our statement issued on 15-05-2017, during which we declared the protection of the lives of those who surrender themselves and their weapons from the armed groups, including whatever their status and mission to our forces; and to save their families within ten days of the mentioned date. "
We declare once again; to save blood and the preservation of life and protection of the fabric of the community extend this period to the end of this month 31 - 05-2017; to enable as many as possible who have been tricked or forced to join to take advantage of this opportunity.
The room also called on civilians from the city of Raqqa to move away from areas of concentration of the IS organization, in order to keep them safe from air strikes and artillery shells.
It is noteworthy that Syria's democratic militias began to move rapidly and significantly on IS group in the western and eastern countryside, especially after the provision of heavy weapons and armor by the International Alliance, and the militias are 5 km from the city of Raqqa after the control of the town of Nasser and the village of Hamrat al-Balsam.