From the top-floor sniper position in western Raqqa, members of an American-backed militia scanned the ground for any signs of movement.
“We have hot soup, we have bread: Come out and surrender,” one of the fighters said on a loudspeaker. “The ISIS members and their families who surrendered to us are safe.”
Turkey and Syrian Kurds have been at odds since the Kurds in northern Syria consolidated their power during the war in Syria. The relations worsened further upon the recent victories of the Syrian Kurds against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Yet despite the two group?s reciprocal dislike, rapprochement looms on the horizon.
Syria?s main Kurdish party warned Turkey July 1 that any military intervention would threaten international peace and said the country?s main Kurdish militia is ready to face any ?aggression.?
Meanwhile, a Syrian rebel group released a video showing 18 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants being shot in the backs of their heads.