Saturday, June 3, 2017

Syrian Kurdish YPG Militia: 'Major Operation' On Syria's ISIS Controlled Raqqa To Start In Days (Update)

Al Jazeera: Syria's YPG says push for Raqqa to start in days

US-backed Kurdish troops are positioning themselves to launch a decisive bid for ISIL's self-declared capital in Syria.

A US-backed operation by Syrian forces to capture Raqqa, ISIL's self-declared capital in Syira, will start in the next "few days", the spokesman for the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said on Saturday.

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of fighters led by the YPG and backed by the US-led coalition, has been encircling Raqqa since November in a multi-phased campaign to drive the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) from the city.

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More News On Syrian Kurdish YPG Militia Warnings That A 'Major Operation' On Syria's ISIS Controlled Raqqa Will Be Starting In Days

Kurdish YPG Says 'Major Operation' on Syria's Raqqa to Start in Days -- US News and World Report/Reuters
Report: US-backed Syria squads approach IS-held Raqqa -- DW
Fight for Raqqa 'Could Begin' In Coming Days, Syrian Kurdish Militia Confirms -- VOA
US-backed Syrian forces say assault on Raqqa will begin ‘in days’ -- The National/AP/AFP
US-Backed Syrian Fighters Advancing Toward IS-held Raqqa -- Bloomberg/AP
Raqqa offensive to begin within days as SDF makes more gains -- RUDAW

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