Kurdish SDF Drive Daesh From 130 Villages in Raqqa

Kurdish SDF Drive Daesh From 130 Villages in Raqqa
Fri Jan 13, 2017 22:33:47

Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have driven the so-called Islamic State (ISIS or Daesh) Militia from 133 villages in the northeastern Syrian Raqqa province during the second phase of the Operation Wrath of Euphrates, the SDF said in a Friday statement.

"Since December 10, 2016, our forces have been able to kill 536 ISIS terrorists, taking 12 militants as captives and taking control of 133 villages in Western Raqqa," the statement said, as quoted by the Iranian Fars news agency.

Syrian Democratic Forces clear 150 Square Kilometers in Advance on Raqqa The statement added that the Kurdish-led troops had also succeeded to capture some 830 square miles.

The Operation Wrath of Euphrates, aimed at liberating the Syrian city of Raqqa from ISIS, launched on November 5, 2016.

The SDF started the second stage of the operation on December 10. The SDF is among of the forces fighting against the ISIS militants in the Syria and brings together Kurds, Arabs, Assyrians and Turkmens among others.

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