first published on August 9, 2017 by Will
Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters in Raqqa, Syria standby recording, waiting for an imminent US airstrike on an Islamic State position. The precision munition hammers its target, and a surprising, massive secondary explosion sends out a gnarly shockwave. The bomb hit and detonated an ISIS improvised explosive factory, further weakening the jihadist war machine by killing fighters and destroying weapons.
Unconfirmed reports from Kurdish sources say that the SDF is now fighting in the Raqqa city center, and that they are in control of 60% of the city.