The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) threatens to turn to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for support if Turkey launches a new military operation in northern Syria, where the SDF controls most of its territory.
U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) say they have seized full control of Manbij in Syria's northern Aleppo Governorate after ISIL militants withdrew from their last remaining strongholds in the city.
Artillery shelling and drone attacks by the U.S.-led coalition strike Islamic State positions in Syria, according to Turkish authorities, killing 63 militants and destroying multiple rocket launcher and gun positions.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports that at least 50 United States military instructors have deployed to northern Syria from Turkey and Iraq to train Kurdish forces ahead of an assault on ISIL's de facto capital Al-Raqqah.
Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs says it's aware of reports that a Canadian national, John Robert Gallagher, has died while fighting in Syria. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, John Robert Gallagher was killed while fighting alongside the Syrian Democratic Forces against Islamic State militants in the northeast Al-Hasakah Governorate. [http:--www.cbc.ca-news-canada-toronto-canadian-john-robert-gallagher-reportedly-killed-while-fighting-isis-in-syria-1.3304815 (CBC News)] Gallagher was a former Canadian Forces member served with the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry.