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Syria considers Raqqa still occupied as US-backed militants replace ISIS

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In a statement on Sunday, Syrian Foreign Ministry said propaganda on alleged liberation of Raqqa aims to divert international public opinion from the crimes committed by this alliance in Raqqa province. Keep Reading

Why US-backed Kurdish militias raised poster of Turkish secessionist leader in Syria’s Raqqa?

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A group of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) fighters raised a huge poster of Abdullah Ocalan, the political and spiritual leader of the terrorist group Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) who has been in Turkish prison since 1999 on conviction of treason in the small Turkish island of Imrali. Turkey has designated PKK a terrorist group and banned its activities across the country and announced a state of war against the militant group. Keep Reading

US-backed militias retook Raqqa after reducing it to rubble, killing 2000 civilians, letting ISIS flee

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Raqqa, the Syrian stronghold of the terrorist group Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) has now been declared “liberated” by both the predominantly-Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and their backers, the US. Last weekend several hundred IS fighters struck a deal with the SDF to take their family members and leave to IS-controlled parts of Deir ez-Zor governorate. Some foreign fighters reportedly stayed behind, refusing to surrender. Keep Reading

US-backed militias to stay in Raqqa seeking to establish Kurdish region in Syria

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The Syrian Democratic Forces, mainly-Kurdish militia force that is backed by the US, said on Friday that it had “liberated” Raqqa from ISIS. The terrorist group had largely left the city as part of a deal with the SDF and a US-led coalition, both of which are operating in Syria without the Syrian government’s permission. Keep Reading

Raqqa seizure secures US interests rather than Kurds

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Ousting the terrorist group from Raqqa is another heavy blow to the ISIS that in past two years gradually retreated from the seized territories upon progression by the Syrian and Iraqi national armies. Raqqa was one of the first cities the ISIS captured in the 2014 sweeping offensives. After three years, the SDF, a coalition of predominantly Kurdish forces along with Arab militias, nearly four months ago encircled the city. Keep Reading

US-led coalition violated intl law in Syria by failing to protect civilians – UN report

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The UN Syria Commission released a report saying it is “gravely concerned” about the impact of international airstrikes in the war-torn country, adding that US-led forces failed to take proper precautions to protect civilians during an attack in Aleppo. Keep Reading

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