British YPG member says ISIS leadership fleeing Raqqa, Turkey excluded from the operation | ARA News

A British volunteer with the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) told ARA News that the Islamic State (ISIS) radical group is already relocating its leadership away from Raqqa city, in northeastern Syria.

Known by his Kurdish nickname Rojhat Rojava, the 23-year-old British YPG fighter is one of the dozens of foreign volunteers that have joined the Euphrates Wrath campaign to fight ISIS in the group’s de facto capital of Raqqa.

He said that so far ISIS is not resisting much in Raqqa’s countryside.

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Turkey prepares new Arab army to fight Syrian Kurds | Kurdistan24

The leaders of some 50 Syrian Arab tribes in Turkey on Tuesday declared they would form a new army to fight the Islamic State (IS) and the US-backed Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in northeastern Syria.

Convening in the Kurdish-majority city of Sanliurfa in southern Turkey, the Arab tribal leaders “discussed means of establishing a unified front against terror,” reported the Turkish state-funded Anadolu news agency.

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