U.S.-backed Kurds tighten siege of Syrian army-run enclaves in northeast

Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) and Kurdish female fighters of the Women's Protection Unit (YPJ) flags flutter in Hasaka governorate, Syria March 28, 2019. Picture taken March 28, 2019. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho/File Photo

AMMAN (Reuters) - U.S. backed Kurdish-led forces tightened the siege on neighborhoods under the control of the Syrian government in two Kurdish-controlled cities in northeast Syria, officials from both sides said on Thursday.

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said they took over about 10 government offices ranging from the local finance, grains and education branches in a zone in the heart of the city of Qamishli.

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