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.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 48
Cxense type: NA
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights
   

Next In World

Japan coalition headed for election win, LDP seen gaining seats -poll
Dramatic dissolution: What happens when tech billionaires divorce?
More heavy rains set to drench Sydney as thousands evacuate
The future of flying taxis
Belarus leader stands with Russia in campaign
UK to host 2023 Ukraine recovery conference
Roundup: Egypt's president inaugurates trial run of China-made LRT
Chinese organizations donate clean water facilities to schools in southern Ethiopia
West African leaders lift economic and financial sanctions on Mali
Reuters journalist Tsegaye Tadesse had front row seat to Ethiopian history

Others Also Read