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SDF political wing rejects terrorism accusations by Turkey-backed Syrian opposition

SDF political wing rejects terrorism accusations by Turkey-backed Syrian opposition - Aranews

SDF troops capture more ground in Raqqa, expel ISIS from two districts

Aranews - 2017-08-14 01:35
ARA News The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Sunday made new gains in the fight for Raqqa city. After heavy clashes with ISIS extremists, the US-backed SDF troops seized control of two more districts in Raqqa–the ISIS’ de facto capital in S ...

SDF secured 50 percent of Raqqa from IS: YPG spokesman

KurdPress - 2017-08-07 10:33
The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are involved in a “big battle” with Islamic State (IS) militants in their Syrian de-facto capital of Raqqa, where 50 percent of the territory is secured, a spokesman for the Kurdish YPG said on Sunday, August ...

Kurdish-led SDF advances against IS in Raqqa

KurdPress - 2017-08-02 09:09
The U.S-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are on the verge of seizing full control of the southern neighborhoods of Islamic State-held Raqqa, a Kurdish official said on Tuesday. ...

YPG may leave Raqqa operation if Turkish attacks continue: commander

KurdPress - 2017-07-30 13:23
A commander of Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), the largest component of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) stated that the forces may leave the coalition operation in Raqqa if Turkish forces continue to attack Kurdish-dominated regions ...

US Delivers New Shipments of Arms to YPG: Report

BAS News - 2017-07-29 17:04
ERBIL — The United States has delivered two new shipments of weapons to the Syrian Kurdish forces leading the Raqqa operation. According to a report by Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency, 100 trucks, loaded with military equipment, entered the Kurdish are ...

ISIS militants fight back in Raqqa, hit SDF-held areas

Aranews - 2017-07-29 02:28
ARA News Militant fighters of the Islamic State (ISIS) stepped up their resistance against the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the city of Raqqa, targeting areas recently lost to the SDF. The radical group attacked headquarters of the Kurdish ...

Kurdish police arrests ISIS suspects on Syria-Turkey border

Aranews - 2017-07-28 05:10
ARA News The Kurdish Asayish police has arrested three ISIS suspects in Afrin district, in Syria’s northwestern Aleppo province. The suspects were detained by the Kurdish forces nearly 10 days ago, while trying to flee Syria into Turkey, the Asayish said ...

Syrian Democratic Forces advance in Raqqa, hit ISIS defences

Aranews - 2017-07-27 04:00
ARA News The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Sunday made new gains in the battle for Raqqa city after heavy clashes with Islamic State’s (ISIS) militants. The US-backed forces seized more ground in Raqqa city after hitting ISIS’s defences. ...

FSA: Military operation against Kurds in Rojava ‘necessary’

Waar Media - 2017-07-14 12:54
WAAR-DUHOK: It is necessary to conduct a military operation, hopefully backed by Turkey, against the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) in Rojava-the northern part of Syria, Ahmed Osman, the commander of the Sultan Murad group, which is part of the Fre ...