YJŞ members rescue Êzidî child held captive in Raqqa

RAQQA- As the advance of the SDF has continued in Raqqa, the rescued civilians have been transferred to safe areas. A 13-year-old Salih Hesen, who was forced to fight, has been rescued by the YJŞ.

The operation to liberate Raqqa launched by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has entered in the 66th day. 60% of the city has been reportedly liberated and the clashes between the SDF and Daesh are going on in the city. Special teams formed by the SDF to rescue the civilians have continued to rescue the civilians in Raqqa. The special teams have rescued more 125 civilians in the Nezlet Shehade Neighborhood. Among the rescued civilians, there are two civilians wounded in bombardment of Daesh.

Two fighters of the teams were also wounded during the operation to rescue the civilians. The wounded people have been taken to hospital. And the rescued civilians have been transferred to the safe areas.

The Shengal Women’s Unites (YJŞ) fighters, who have taken part in the operation to liberate Raqqa, have rescued 13-year-old Salih Hesen, who was held captive on August 2014 and forced to fight by Daesh. The child, who was forced to take military and religious trainings for three years, has been rescued and transferred to a safe area by the YJŞ fighters.

The child, who was happy to be rescued from Daesh captivity, said he was held captive when he was 10 years old and he was forced to accept the Islam religion. The child also said he became happy when he saw Êzidî women fighters.

According to received information, the fighters on the eastern and western fronts have come close to each other. The fighters taking advance on the both fronts are taking advance slowly due to mines planted by gangs. The both fronts will come together on the advancing hours.