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US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces liberate 264 civilians in Raqqa, kill 29 ISIS fighters

US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces liberate 264 civilians in Raqqa, kill 29 ISIS fighters - Aranews

UN: Half of Remaining Civilians in Raqqa Are Children

BAS News - 2017-08-27 22:10
ERBIL — The United Nations (UN) said on Sunday that at least half of the initially estimated 20,000 civilians still trapped in Raqqa are children. According to Fran Equiza, an official working with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), around 10,0 ...

US-backed Iraqi forces launch operation to retake Tal Afar from ISIS

Aranews - 2017-08-21 04:00
ARA News The US-led Global Coalition against ISIS welcomed Iraqi Prime Minister Abadi’s statement on Sunday announcing the launch of the offensive to liberate Tal Afar and the remainder of Ninewah province and northern Iraq from ISIS militants, said U.S. ...

Syrian Democratic Forces announce liberation of 60% of Raqqa city

Aranews - 2017-08-17 03:28
ARA News The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have liberated 60% of Raqqa city since the launch of a major operation against Islamic State’s (ISIS) extremists in the key city on June 6, 2017. Talal Silo, the SDF’s official spokesman, said that ...

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 liberated 125 civilians in Nazlet Shuhadah

ANHA - 2017-08-10 13:05
The special teams for liberating the civilians in the ranks of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) liberated on Thursday 125 civilians among them 2 wounded in Nazlet Shuhadah neighborhood. ...

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 ...

US-led coalition denies delivery of tanks to Syrian Democratic Forces

Aranews - 2017-08-05 01:44
ARA News Coalition spokesperson Ryan Dillon on Thursday denied reports that the US-led coalition is providing tanks to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). “If that is the question and you had asked about the SDF receiving tanks from the Unite ...

Syrian Democratic Forces capture more ground in Raqqa

Aranews - 2017-08-02 02:34
ARA News The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Tuesday made new gains in the fight against ISIS militants in Raqqa city, advancing in two neighbourhoods. The SDF leadership said that advances continue in the neighbourhoods of Nazlah Shehada a ...

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 ...

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. ...