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U.S.-Allied Kurdish Fighters Capture Last Town Under Islamic State Control

The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), led by the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), reportedly took back the last town held by the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) on Friday, further cementing the complete fall of the group’s so-called caliphate in Iraq and Syria.

The Associated Press

Turkey Airstrikes Pound Kurds Allied to U.S.-Backed Militia in Syria

America’s NATO ally Turkey launched airstrikes against Kurdish fighters allied with a U.S.-backed militia in Syria, a testament to the growing rift between Ankara and Washington over the war against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) in the Middle East.

Smoke rises from airstrikes on Guzhe village, northern Aleppo countryside, Syria. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Kurds Overtake ISIS Base, Eye Terror Group’s Syria HQ

Kurdish forces have successfully defeated Islamic State terrorists in a late Tuesday battle near the jihadi group’s headquarters in Raqqa, Syria. The Kurdish troops’s latest victory comes on the heels of a successful mission last week that saw its YPG-led forces capture a Turkish border town from ISIS, according to reports.

The Kurdish fighters of the People's Protection Units via AP