Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) drive a tank in villages surrounding Jazaa, in Qamishli countryside [File picture]Reuters
At least 536 ISIS members have been killed and 133 villages liberated by US-backed forces since the launch of the second phase of the Euphrates Wrath Operation on December 10, 2016, the leadership of the so-called “Syrian Democratic Forces” (SDF) announced on January 12.
“Since 10 December, 2016, our forces have been able to eliminate 536 ISIS terrorists, taking 12 terrorists as captives, and liberating 133 villages in western Raqqa.” a pro-Kurdish media outlet, Aranews, quoted the statement.
The SDF is a media brand used by the mainstream media to hide that the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) is a core of US-backed forces in northern Syria.
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