Tabqa Dam near Raqqa

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BEIRUT/AMMAN – A US-backed Syrian alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias on Sunday took a military airport in northern Syria held by Islamic State, close to the country’s largest dam that may be in danger of collapse.

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias supported by a US-led international coalition, said in a statement they had seized the air base.

Earlier, SDF spokesperson Talal Silo said its fighters had seized “60 to 70 percent” of the airport but were still engaged in intense clashes with the ultra-hardline militants inside the air base and on its outskirts.

 The SDF, backed by US special forces in a campaign that has driven Islamic State from large swathes of northern Syria, fights separately from other rebel groups that seek to topple President Bashar al-Assad’s rule.   http://news.abs-cbn.com/overseas/03/26/17/us-backed-forces-capture-islamic-state-held-airport-near-euphrates-dam
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http://syriadirect.org/news/former-tabqa-dam-engineer-‘we-could-see-an-immediate-humanitarian-crisis-of-historic-proportions’/

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2-8-696x389.jpg– Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) which comprises mostly of the Kurdish YPG have made important progress in the ISIS-held Raqqa countryside by reaching the northern outskirts of Tabqa city.        ISIS possibly overstretched in the area             https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/isis-dire-position-sdf-attack-imperative-tabqa-dam/

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