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BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:20 P.M.) – The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) reportedly blocked the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Russian military from entering the city of Raqqa in northern Syria this week.

On Thursday, October 17th, the Russian and Syrian armed forces were attempting to enter the city of Raqqa after traveling from Al-Tabaqa in the western part of the governorate.

However, they were reportedly stopped by the Syrian Democratic Forces before they could actually reached the city’s gates, the Anna News Agency said on Thursday.

“According to their statements, the Syrian Army should only stand in the way of the Turkish military as they conduct Operation Peace Spring,” Anna News reported.

Anna News added that the Syrian Democratic Forces told the Syrian Army that they do not have the authority to enter areas with a Kurdish population and should instead focus on beating back Turkey.

On Wednesday, a Syrian Army source told Al-Masdar that the military was preparing to enter Raqqa; however, a time and date for their entry was not given.

[CORRECTION]

Yesterday we mistakenly published an article about Kurdish forces that blocked entrance to Raqqa for Syrian and Russian troops. After addtitinal fact-checking this information was recognized as inaccurate and the real situation was different.
— ANNA News

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Peter Wallace
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Peter Wallace
2019-10-17 22:32

We are not here to stand in front of you but stand side by side. Either we enter or turn around and go back and you face Turkey alone.

Nestor Arapa
Nestor Arapa
2019-10-18 01:41

Algunos lideres de SDF radicales igual que los terroristas de Erdogan son los que obstruyen la alianza con el ejercito Sirio, pero el pueblo es sabio y muy pronto se darán cuenta quienes son los verdaderos patriotas que quieren a su pueblo.

Long Live Syria
Long Live Syria
2019-10-18 06:27

Trust deficit between the Kurds & Syrian Army Government where as Kurds had no problems in trusting Americans who royally let them down in the onslaught by Turki Army!

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Rafik
2019-10-18 07:46

Kurds showing thier true colour specially Asayis force who are real enemy of SAA

Sony
Sony
2019-10-18 09:49

Kurds like Kurds, b****y opportunists. They deserve punishment