Kurdish, opposition forces advance north of Syria’s Raqqa
Popular Protection Units (YPGs) and opposition groups - unified under the name of "Burkan al-Firat" - managed late Monday to seize the village of Ali Bajiliyah in northern Syria from Daesh, according to eyewitnesses Anadolu Agency reported
Witnesses in the city of Raqqa - considered a Daesh stronghold - said that Burkan al-Firat, along with Kurdish YPG forces, had seized control of the village, which is located near the town of Ain Issa.
A U.S.-led international coalition has provided support to the YPG in recent clashes that have erupted on the village's outskirts.
Kurdish YPG forces, working in tandem with Burkan al-Firat, recently seized control of the city of Tal Abyad, after which the YPG forced other opposition factions to leave the city.