Islamic State deploys car bombs in new Syria battle

BEIRUT - Islamic State militants have set off five car bombs targeting US-backed Syrian armed groups attacking Raqqa, a Kurdish source said on Monday, saying the fight to drive ISIS from its stronghold city would "not be easy".


The operation by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), including the Kurdish YPG militia, that began on Saturday aims to encircle and ultimately capture Raqqa, adding to the pressure on IS as it faces a major assault in Iraq.


The Kurdish source said the US-led coalition was providing "excellent" air support for the operation dubbed "Euphrates Anger".


פרסום ראשון: 11.07.16, 14:44