The US and YPG units conducted a joint airborne operation against ISIS
The US and YPG units conducted a joint airborne operation against ISIS in Raqqa. The operation resulted in the death of 8 ISIS members.
According to a source in the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), the US military and YPG troops carried out an operation two days ago in the village of Shenine, east of Raqqa.
Before the operation was launched, the military aircraft of US-led coalition forces conducted multiple airstrikes on the area.
A representative of the YPG, spoke to Sputnik Turkey about the details of the operation:
“After receiving intelligence data, confirming that a group of Daesh militants are located in the Shenine village east of Raqqa, we, together with the US military, conducted an airborne operation. The operation involved US Special Forces and anti-terrorist units of the YPG.”
He further said that fierce battles were fought, as a result of which eight ISIS militants were killed, including three emirs.
He added that in the course of the operation there were no casualties among the US soldiers or the YPG fighters.
Earlier, on Tuesday the United States announced that its weapons transfers to the YPG have officially begun, despite objections from Turkey.
The Pentagon's spokesman Major Adrian Rankine-Galloway said that the Kurdish fighters have been the recipients of US-provided small arms and military vehicles ready for the push to take Raqqa from ISIS. (EVRENSEL DAILY)