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    A member of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), made up of US-backed Kurdish and Arab fighters, raises a flag of the SDF near the village of Bir Fawaz, 20 km north of Raqqa, during their offensive towards the Islamic State (IS) group's Syrian stronghold as part of the third phase retake the city and its surroundings, on February 8, 2017

    US Convoy Delivers Munitions to Kurdish Forces in Northern Syria - Reports

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    A shipment of US arms and ammunition for Kurdish and Arab forces arrived in northern Syria earlier this week, local media reported Friday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The military convoy included at least 10 armored cars, which have been escorted by the US military on Tuesday, Kurdish broadcaster Rudaw reported, citing a representative of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

    This is the second shipment of US weapons sent to Kurdish forces since January 2017. The purpose of these deliveries is believed to be connected with the operation to liberate the Syrian city of Raqqa from Daesh.

    The SDF's Operation Euphrates Rage to retake Raqqa, which has been under Daesh control since January 2014, was launched last November.

    On Thusrday, SDF military commander Nasser Haj Mansour told Sputnik that Daesh commanders had been fleeing Raqqa amid SDF's successful offensive, stressing that Raqqa's suburbs had already been under SDF's control.

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