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US-Backed Alliance Launch Operation to Re-take Raqqa

A U.S.-backed alliance of Kurdish and Syrian fighters has launched an operation to re-take the Islamic State group's Syrian bastion, Raqqa. A commander of the Syrian Democratic Forces, or SDF, in Ein Issa, 50 kilometers north of Raqqa, announced the start of the campaign Sunday. THE SDF is dominated by the main Syrian Kurdish fighting force known as the People's Protection Units, or YPG. Turkey views the YPG as a terrorist organization, but the United States believes...

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