Axar.az
UP
21 October 2017


Kurdish-led fighters marching against IS

Home page World
12 Punto 14 Punto 16 Punto 18 Punto

A spokeswoman for a Kurdish-led force fighting the Islamic State group in northern Syria says they are the verge of surrounding a wide area north of the IS stronghold of Raqqa.

Cihan Ehmed of the U.S.-backed Syria Democratic Forces told The Associated Press Thursday that their fighters are pushing on two fronts north of Raqqa, the de facto capital of IS' self-declared caliphate.

She said once the forces coming from the two directions meet, they will surround 550 square kilometers (212 square miles) of territory controlled by the extremists.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said many people are fleeing areas north of Raqqa because of the fighting.

The SDF says they have committed 30,000 fighters to the offensive, aiming to eventually take Raqqa.

Date
2016.11.10 / 19:55
Author
Axar.Az
Comments
loading...
See also

Turkey praises Pakistan supporting fight against terror

North Korea says nukes 'matter of life and death'

Raqqa's liberation marred by reports

16 police officers killed in shoot-out in Egypt

Israeli PM rallying support for Kurdish secession bid

Iraqi Turkmen name candidate for Kirkuk governorship

Erdogan: US, EU not with Turkey in terror fight

US not happy with Ocalan posters in Raqqa

D-8 summit ends with Istanbul declaration

Turkish jets kill 3 PKK terrorists in northern Iraq

Latest
 
Xocalı soyqırımı — 1992-ci il Bağla
Bize yazin Bağla
ArxivBağla