In the former capital of the «Islamic state»* (also ISIS, ISIL) in Raqqa, fierce street battles between Kurdish «people’s protection Units» and the radical Islamists. The Kurds managed to break through the defense of terrorists in the North-Eastern part of the city and gain a foothold in one of the quarters. Now «the people’s protection Units» are trying to develop the offensive and take control of neighboring areas.
However, despite initial success and the availability of more modern weapons, the Kurds did not manage to expand the control zone. ISIS militants released a video of the clashes in raqqa. It is worth noting that the terrorists occupy positions in virtually every building and are fighting literally for every house. While the Kurds meets fire from heavy machine guns. Also published on the record, you can see flying an attack helicopter «Apache», which covers the advent of the «people’s protection Units».
In addition, extremists regularly use anti-tank missiles TOW. Moreover, militants do not hesitate to apply off-label,conducting aimed fire on groups of Kurdish militia. So just a few days ago, a similar attack by terrorists eliminated at least three fighters of the Kurdish self-defense groups.