DAMASCUS, About 30 Kurdish fighters and Turkey-backed rebels were killed, during battles that flared in the northern Syrian province of Raqqa, a war monitor reported.

Battles intensified on the outskirts of the town of Ayn Issa, in the northern countryside of Raqqa, over the past 24 hours, with airstrikes and artillery shelling, by Turkish forces and Turkey-backed rebels, against the Kurdish militia of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

A total of 305 SDF fighters, 353 Turkey-backed rebels and 24 Syrian government troops, have been killed, since Turkey started a wide-scale offensive against Kurdish-held areas in northern Syria, on Oct 9.

Turkey began its campaign against the SDF and its broader umbrella of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units, known as YPG, as Ankara deems them terrorists.

A few deals have been reached since Oct 9, under Russian mediation, which led to the halt of fighting in some areas, and the entry of Syrian troops to Kurdish-held areas, on the Syrian-Turkish border.

However, Turkey charged that, the Kurdish militia did not withdraw from certain areas, near the border, which explains the renewed fighting between Kurdish militia and the Turkey-backed rebels.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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DAMASCUS, About 30 Kurdish fighters and Turkey-backed rebels were killed, during battles that flared in the northern Syrian province of Raqqa, a war monitor reported.Battles intensified on the outskirts of the town of Ayn Issa, in the northern countryside of Raqqa, over the past 24 hours, with airstrikes and...