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Kurdish troops withdraw from east Raqqa suburb as ISIS launches fresh counter-offensive - AMN Al-Masdar News (registration);

Kurdish troops withdraw from east Raqqa suburb as ISIS launches fresh counter-offensive - AMN Al-Masdar News (registration)

AMN Al-Masdar News (registration)Kurdish troops withdraw from east Raqqa suburb as ISIS launches fresh counter-offensiveAMN Al-Masdar News (registration)DAMASCUS, SYRIA (2:00 A.M.) – On Friday, the Islamic State unleashed hundreds of fighters upon a Kurdish-held neighborhood in eastern Raqqa, forcing US allies to pull back from the district entirely. After being under the control of the Syrian ...and more »

New conflicts threaten Syria after Daesh defeat - The Daily Star;

New conflicts threaten Syria after Daesh defeat - The Daily Star

The Daily StarNew conflicts threaten Syria after Daesh defeatThe Daily StarRAQQA, Syria/WASHINGTON: Sheen Ibrahim's track record fighting ultra-hard-line militants explains U.S. President Donald Trump's policy of arming Syrian Kurds like her as he seeks to eradicate Daesh (ISIS). It also highlights the risks. Taught by her ...and more »

Kurdish YPG plans to take Azaz-Jarablus area in Syria -statement - Daily News & Analysis

Kurdish YPG plans to take Azaz-Jarablus area in Syria -statementDaily News & AnalysisThe Syrian Kurdish YPG militia aims to "liberate" the area between Azaz and Jarablus held by Turkey-backed Syrian rebels, a YPG commander said in a statement relayed on a social networking feed by a U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces official.and more »

Erdogan, Trump Talk Amid Dispute Over Arms to Kurd Fighters - U.S. News & World Report

Erdogan, Trump Talk Amid Dispute Over Arms to Kurd FightersU.S. News & World ReportTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has spoken with U.S. President Donald Trump and expressed his frustration with Washington's decision to arm Syrian Kurdish forces fighting the Islamic State group, a Turkish official said Friday. June 30, 2017, at ...and more »

Fighters surround ISIS-controlled Raqqa in Syria, commander says - CNN;

Fighters surround ISIS-controlled Raqqa in Syria, commander says - CNN

CNNFighters surround ISIS-controlled Raqqa in Syria, commander saysCNN(CNN) In a major push to defeat ISIS, US-backed fighters have surrounded the Syrian city of Raqqa as they try to oust the militants from their de facto capital. The fighters have cut off all routes into and out of Raqqa, said Nasir Haj Mansour, a ...and more »

US-backed Syrian forces surround Raqqa, tighten noose around ISIS - TheBlaze.com;

US-backed Syrian forces surround Raqqa, tighten noose around ISIS - TheBlaze.com

TheBlaze.comUS-backed Syrian forces surround Raqqa, tighten noose around ISISTheBlaze.comUS-backed Syrian forces surround Raqqa, tighten noose around ISIS Reports from Democratic Forces from Syria say that the ISIS de-facto of Raqqa has been surrounded by U.S.-backed coalition forces. (Getty Images). 20 Follow. Share; Tweet. Syrian forces ...and more »

Syrian US-backed forces seize last route into Raqqa - New Jersey Herald;

Syrian US-backed forces seize last route into Raqqa - New Jersey Herald

New Jersey HeraldSyrian US-backed forces seize last route into RaqqaNew Jersey HeraldAn Iraqi special forces soldier moves towards the frontline near the al-Nuri mosque during fights against Islamic State militants in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq, Wednesday, June 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana) The Associated Press. By SARAH EL DEEB.and more »

IS retakes Raqa district from US-backed forces: monitor - Daily News & Analysis

IS retakes Raqa district from US-backed forces: monitorDaily News & AnalysisIslamic State group jihadists recaptured an eastern district of their Syrian bastion Raqa today, a monitor said, rolling back the advance of US-backed fighters. "IS fully retook Al-Senaa, which was the most important neighbourhood taken by the Syrian ...and more »

Islamic State under pressure in Iraqi and Syrian strongholds - One America News Network (press release);

Islamic State under pressure in Iraqi and Syrian strongholds - One America News Network (press release)

One America News Network (press release)Islamic State under pressure in Iraqi and Syrian strongholdsOne America News Network (press release)An armoured fighting vehicle of the Counter Terrorism Service is seen at the Grand al-Nuri Mosque at the Old City in Mosul, Iraq, June 30, 2017. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani. June 30, 2017. By Stephen Kalin and Goran Tomasevic. MOSUL, Iraq/RAQQA, Syria ...and more »

Turkey vows to respond to any YPG attack in Syria, says deputy PM - NRT

Turkey vows to respond to any YPG attack in Syria, says deputy PMNRTSULAIMANI — The Turkish Deputy Prime Minister said Ankara will respond to any attack from the People's Protection Units (YPG) in Syria's region of Afrin. Deputy Premier Numan Kurtulmus told reporters on Thursday (June 29) Turkey “will never be a ...and more »

US-Backed Kurdish-Led Forces Besiege ISIS Capital Raqqa in Syria - Intelligencer Post;

US-Backed Kurdish-Led Forces Besiege ISIS Capital Raqqa in Syria - Intelligencer Post

Intelligencer PostUS-Backed Kurdish-Led Forces Besiege ISIS Capital Raqqa in SyriaIntelligencer PostA soldier aims an automatic rifle through a peephole in a wall at Raqqa city, Syria, 11 June 2017 (Issued 12 June 2017). Photo: Youssef Ravue Youssef/EPA/REX/Shutterstock. Posted By: News Desk June 30, 2017 ...and more »

Allies cut ISIS escape routes from Raqqa - The Australian;

Allies cut ISIS escape routes from Raqqa - The Australian

The AustralianAllies cut ISIS escape routes from RaqqaThe AustralianBeirut: US-backed forces have cut off the last escape route for Islamic State from Raqqa, trapping the besieged jihadists inside their de facto Syrian capital. But ISIS fighters hit back with a counter-attack early yesterday that included several ...and more »

Coalition says no advisory report received on SDF recruitment of children - NRT;

Coalition says no advisory report received on SDF recruitment of children - NRT

NRTCoalition says no advisory report received on SDF recruitment of childrenNRTSyrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters stand in line during a funeral of SDF fighters killed by Islamic State militants in Raqqa, at Tal Abiad, Syria June 23, 2017. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic. 7 hours ago ...and more »

Daesh retakes Raqqa district from US-backed forces: monitor - TRT World;

Daesh retakes Raqqa district from US-backed forces: monitor - TRT World

TRT WorldDaesh retakes Raqqa district from US-backed forces: monitorTRT WorldThe Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says Daesh has fully retaken Al Senaa, which was the most important neighbourhood taken by the Syrian Democratic Forces. But Daesh has withdrawn from the Aleppo province. Photo by: Reuters. A Syrian ...and more »

Islamic State counter attack causes fierce clashes in Syria's Raqqa - The Hans India;

Islamic State counter attack causes fierce clashes in Syria's Raqqa - The Hans India

The Hans IndiaIslamic State counter attack causes fierce clashes in Syria's RaqqaThe Hans IndiaBEIRUT: Islamic State mounted a fierce counter-attack against the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) alliance of militias in the city of Raqqa on Friday, but there were divergent accounts of its success in regaining ground. The Syrian Observatory for Human ...and more »

Syria war: IS quits Aleppo and launches counter-attack in Raqqa - Middle East Eye;

Syria war: IS quits Aleppo and launches counter-attack in Raqqa - Middle East Eye

Middle East EyeSyria war: IS quits Aleppo and launches counter-attack in RaqqaMiddle East EyeYPG soldiers patrol Raqqa. IS is reported to have pressed a counter-offensive in the district of al-Senaa (Reuters). MEE and agencies's picture. MEE and agencies. Friday 30 June 2017 12:34 UTC. Last update: Friday 30 June 2017 12:39 UTC.and more »

ISIS counter attack causes fierce clashes in Syria's Raqqa - The Straits Times;

ISIS counter attack causes fierce clashes in Syria's Raqqa - The Straits Times

The Straits TimesISIS counter attack causes fierce clashes in Syria's RaqqaThe Straits TimesA Kurdish fighter from the People's Protection Units (YPG) gestures in Raqqa, Syria, on June 27, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS. Published. Jun 30, 2017, 8:53 am SGT. Updated. 3 hours ago. Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Email More. Share Tweet Linkedin Pin ...and more »

Washington's anti-IS envoy in Ankara after Syria visit - Yahoo7 News;

Washington's anti-IS envoy in Ankara after Syria visit - Yahoo7 News

Yahoo7 NewsWashington's anti-IS envoy in Ankara after Syria visitYahoo7 NewsAnkara (AFP) - The White House envoy coordinating the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group was holding talks in Ankara on Friday a day after visiting a Syrian Kurdish militia deemed by Turkey to be "terrorists". The visit by Brett McGurk ...and more »

Female Sniper Narrowly Misses Bullet To The Head, Laughs It Off Like It Was Nothing - Indiatimes.com;

Female Sniper Narrowly Misses Bullet To The Head, Laughs It Off Like It Was Nothing - Indiatimes.com

Indiatimes.comFemale Sniper Narrowly Misses Bullet To The Head, Laughs It Off Like It Was NothingIndiatimes.comA video of a female Kurdish sniper almost being shot has taken the Internet by storm. Twitter/Screenshot/ @Sergermed_. The female Kurdish sniper was reportedly targeting Islamic State fighters in the Syrian city of Raqqa, when a bullet came darting ...and more »

Friday Morning Briefing - Reuters;

Friday Morning Briefing - Reuters

ReutersFriday Morning BriefingReutersA Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighter sit as medics treat his comrades injured by sniper fired by Islamic State militants in a field hospital in Raqqa, Syria June 28, 2017. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic. Washington. U.S. President Donald Trump's ...and more »