US Arms For Syrian Kurds Will Continue After Raqqa

Jun 30, 2017, 00:42
US Arms For Syrian Kurds Will Continue After Raqqa

Though the IS group is on the retreat, it still holds approximately 250 kilometers (155 miles) of territory along the Euphrates River in Syria, which has come under enormous pressure as rival USA -backed Syrian Kurdish forces and Russian- and Iranian-backed Syrian government forces race for control of the resource-rich region.

Yarar went on to say, in his opinion, one of the main reasons behind the inconsistency of these statements is the fact that the Obama administration continues to work with the Trump administration, which is following the same policies and strategies of the previous term. He notes that the Turks are anxious about the weapons given to Kurdish parts of the SDF but notes they have been authorized and distributed "exclusively for the right in Raqqa".

As for the Syrian regime, the concern is that as ISIS loses territory the regime forces and USA partners come closer to each other.

Mansour said the SDF had responded to Turkish shelling.

Jamil Saleh, the commander of the rebel Jaysh al-Ezzah faction, on Tuesday called for renewed airstrikes on the Shayrat Air Base in central Syria, where the United States alleges the government is preparing another chemical attack.

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Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters with their weapons, north of Raqqa City, March 8, 2017.

CNN broadcasted a sneak peek of the streets of Raqqa: the ISIS terrorist organization's crumbling capital city in Syria.

ISIS declared Raqqa as the capital of its self-proclaimed Islamic caliphate in 2014 when the group seized parts of Syria and neighboring Iraq. The U.S. says that attack was launched from the Shayrat air base.

What is the status of the Syrian offensive against ISIS? Someone off camera said the bullet nearly killed her.

The prisoners are people who have been jailed by the IS, not IS members who have been imprisoned.

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The militant group has lost swathes of territory in Syria and Iraq, and is under siege in its de facto Syrian capital at Raqqa as USA -backed forces press an assault to capture the city.

Israeli military said it targeted two Syrian artillery positions and an ammunition truck.

Erdogan has said Turkey would not flinch from taking tougher action against the YPG in Syria if Turkey believed it needed to.

Over the past few months, Syrian forces have made sweeping gains against Takfiri elements who have lately increased their acts of violence across the country following a series of defeats on the ground.

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