With the United Nations voicing deep concerns about the safety of over 400,000 people in the de facto Islamic State capital of Raqqa, U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces opened a corridor for thousands escaping from the city. VOA's Mahmoud Bali reports.
After Turkish airstrikes killed more than a dozen U.S.-backed Kurdish forces in Syria on Tuesday, a U.S. military contingent visited the site and met with angry protesters who demanded that the U.S.-coalition act to halt Turkish raids. Turkish officials say they were aiming at affiliates of the Kurdish rebel group PKK. VOA's Zana Omar reports.