Kurdish Syrian forces announce offensive to liberate Daesh-held Raqqa with US backing
Members of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Manbij. (AFP/File)
The US backed 'Syrian Democratic Forces' (SDF) have announced in a press conference in Ain Issa in the North of Syria the start of a campaign to retake the city of Raqqa, the stronghold of the Daesh militants.
The SDF commanders said the goal of the operation called 'Angry Euphrates' would be to liberate Raqqa from the militants.
The Kurdish Syrian YPG force is one of the most powerful militias in Syria. It is part of the US backed SDF.
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