Focus: Raqqa – July 25, 2017

SDF And Syrian military make secret deal, divide spheres of influence in Deir Ezzor, Raqqah provinces: Media –

Kurds ‘collaborating’ with Russia and Syrian regime over Raqqa, SDF reportedly ceded towns in northern Syria to regime forces as part of a Russian-brokered deal –

More details: Raqqa July 20 SDF & SAA & tribal forces signed agreement to hand over some SDF areas to SAA within 3 days – Ivan Sidorenko on Twitter

Secret Russian-Kurdish-Syrian military cooperation is happening in Syria’s eastern desert – The Independent


Continued fighting in areas in the western part of Al-Raqqah city and ISIS continues its counter attacks – SOHR

Kurdish-led forces fling back huge ISIS counterattack in Raqqa –

In pictures: ISIS uses hordes of suicide bombers against Kurdish forces in Raqqa city (PHOTOS) –

SDF says 45% of Raqqa city liberated, operations ongoing – ARA News

Syrian Democratic Forces deny pause in anti-ISIS operations in Raqqa – ARA News

VIDEO: Raqqa video shows SDF fighters Attack an old man he is a civilian and his name Ahmad Zeno after they killed his son Ahmad – الرقة تذبح بصمت on Twitter

Coalition has supplied drones to Syrian Democratic Forces: spokesperson – Grasswire

A Turkish news report revealed the detailed list of US weapons delivered to the People’s Protection Units (YPG) since May, citing Turkish intelligence sources – Daily Sabah

First LGBT fighting unit formed to fight ISIS in Syria – Daily Mail Online

Ex-Marine David Taylor killed in Syria passionate about fight against IS – Fox News

VIDEO: American volunteer of YPG David Taylor (aka Zafer Qereçox) of FL was KIA on July 16 while fighting against ISIS in Raqqa – Mutlu Civiroglu on Twitter

Big advancement for the regime forces southeast of Al-Raqqah draws areas of influence and reduces the percentage of control the ISIS to 10% of the province – SOHR

Syrian Army recaptures more villages en route to Deir Ezzor –

ISIS base wiped out by Syrian Army rockets in southern Deir Ezzor –

Syrian Army destroys ISIS training camp in Deir Ezzor –


Tiger Forces, tribal forces liberate Shinan village in Southern Raqqah countryside (MAP) –

Photo Confirmation: Tiger Forces fighters in Ukayrshah and Dahlah villages near Euphrates River in Raqqah province (PHOTOS) –

VIDEO MAP: Deir Ezzor: Mother of all battles (July 25, 2017) –

Longest propaganda video ever: ISIS reveals why it cannot defeat Syrian troops at Deir Ezzor (VIDEO) –

Brigadier General: Syrian Army 18 miles from Daesh-held Raqqa, could liberate city within hours – Sputnik International

Good Ajaltamimi backgrounder on loyalist Albu Hamad tribal forces much in evidence in current SAA reef Raqqa ops – aris roussinos on Twitter

ARCHIVE: Quwat Muqatili al-Asha’ir: Tribal auxiliary forces of the [Syrian] military intelligence – Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi

Donald Trump appears to confirm ending classified CIA program in Syria –

The Amazon Washington Post fabricated the facts on my ending massive, dangerous, and wasteful payments to Syrian rebels fighting Assad….. – Donald J. Trump on Twitter

Syria says U.S. halting aid to rebels is step toward ending war –


Media cartel feigns outrage after Trump tweets on cancelling ‘classified’ CIA’s Syria program –

VIDEO (Transcript): Tulsi Gabbard: President Trump just ended Obama era CIA program which directly funded and armed al-Qaeda in Syria – RealClearPolitics

Julian Assange: CIA armed Syrian rebels and paid them a salary –

Obama holdovers in State Department’s legal office removing references to ISIS ‘genocide’ against Christians and other religious minorities, critics say –

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