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US increases military support to Kurdish-led forces in Syria

Aranews - 2017-07-30 01:18
ARA News The United States has increased its military support to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), in a step to accelerate the anti-ISIS Raqqa campaign, military sources reported on Saturday. A spokesman for the SDF confirmed to ARA News th ...

SDF in Control of 41% of Raqqa After 50 Days of Anti-IS Assault

BAS News - 2017-07-24 16:00
ERBIL — The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has liberated 41% of Raqqa from the Islamic State (IS) as the battle for the city enters its eighth week. The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) has confirmed that the SDF is now i ...

SDF cleared 30 percent of Raqqa: Brett McGurk

KurdPress - 2017-07-22 11:11
The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have cleared 30 percent of Raqqa from Islamic State (IS) militants in the last week, the U.S. special envoy said. ...

Trump Ends Covert Aid to Arab Rebels Trying to Topple Assad

Waar Media - 2017-07-20 16:37
WAAR-DUHOK: The US has ended its clandestine support to Syria’s armed Arab opposition, American officials have disclosed. The program was separate from US aid to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighting the Islamic State (ISIS), and the en ...

Syrian rebels claim SDF spokesman injured in IS attack

KurdPress - 2017-07-14 18:14
Syrian opposition forces and some Turkish media have claimed that the Spokesman for the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), Talal Silo, has been wounded in an attack by the Islamic State (IS). ...

SDF Excluded From Coalition Meetings in Washington

BAS News - 2017-07-12 18:58
ERBIL — The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), has not attended any meetings of the US-led International Coalition against the Islamic State (IS), a US official told the Turkish Hurriyet Daily News on Wednesday. According to the US official, the ...

Iraq Celebrates Victory Over ISIS in Mosul

The Kurdish Project - 2017-07-10 22:08
The following article was originally published in Slate. The Iraqi government celebrated Sunday as it declared that the country’s armed forces had defeated ISIS in the militants’ former stronghold of Mosul after a nine-month campaign. Although heavy figh ...

Kurdish-led SDF enters two other districts in Raqqa

KurdPress - 2017-06-24 09:34
The fighters of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) enter, after heavy clashes with the militants of the Islamic State (IS), into the city of Raqqa in the north. ...

Kurdish-led SDF captures new district in Raqqa

KurdPress - 2017-06-19 13:12
The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Sunday captured a new district in the city of Raqqa, northern Syria, after heavy clashes with Islamic State’s (IS) jihadists, military sources reported. ...