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Monitor: Syrian Kurds Retake Villages Near Raqqa

Syrian Kurdish fighters have recaptured more than 10 villages seized by Islamic State north of its de facto capital of Raqqa city, aided by U.S.-led coalition air strikes, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Tuesday. Fighters from the ultra-hardline Islamist group were, however, still in control of the town of Ain Issa, 50 kilometers (30 miles), north of Raqqa city, which the jihadists seized from the YPG militia in an attack Monday, the Observatory reported. That...

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