MESOP SHORT CUTS : YPG take Over Cement Factory & Villages in Raqqa

Kurdish forces just 60km from Caliphate ‘capital city’ Raqqa – Basnews  |  Luke Coleman -13.04.2015  13:11 – Kurdish forces make progress in Raqqa Province

Rami Abdel Rahman of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has told AFP that People’s Protection Units (YPG) on Sunday “took over a large cement factory and three villages” in Raqqa province. In fierce clashes that last 48 hours, at least six Islamic State (IS) fighters were killed. There was no reports concerning Kurdish casualties. This is the latest in a series of advances by the YPG, as they push east into Raqqa Province from Aleppo. In February the Kurdish forces, backed by coalition airstrikes, took a total of 19 villages in the province. On Saturday the YPG took Tal Tamr from IS, further strangling supply routes between Mosul and Syria.