Kurdish YPG Captures Western Raqqa's Qadisiya Neighborhood from Islamic State

Kurdish Peoples’ Protection Units (YPG) advanced into western Raqqa’s Qadisiya neighborhood on June 25, announcing capture of the area in a joint operation alongside US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on June 26.

The SDF said a number of Islamic State militants were killed in clashes in Qadisiya, while casualties were reported on both sides after an IS car bombing led to an extended gunfight in the city’s al-Indikhal neighborhood on June 26. Credit: YPG Press Office via Storyful