The office added that the clashes between their fighters and Turkey-backed Ahrar al-Sham continued until the midnight on Wednesday.
The US says it has started arming Kurdish militia fighting ISIL in Syria.
"The SDF, partnered with enabling support from US and coalition forces, [is] the only force on the ground that can successfully seize Raqqa in the near future", Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White told NBC News Tuesday, referring to the Syrian city that is the capital of ISIS' self-proclaimed caliphate.
Ankara is concerned that the weapons could be used by the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) to continue its three-decade-long insurgency against the government in Turkey. Some US officials fear that Iran would be further empowered by an Iranian corridor through Iraqi territory to Syria, as well as strengthening Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
"|We have begun to transfer small arms and vehicles to the Kurdish elements" of the Syrian Democratic Forces, Pentagon spokesman Major Adrian Rankine-Galloway said, referring to a Kurdish-Syrian Arab alliance fighting ISIS.
Last Friday, the US -backed SDF, which contains numerous elements linked to the terrorist PKK/PYD group, called on Daesh militants in Raqqa to surrender by the end of the current month.
A USA government official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said it was an "issue we're watching closely and we're keenly aware of the evolving events in the ground and their potential ramifications".
Washington has sought to placate Ankara by saying the weapons will be handed out judiciously, and that it will monitor these to make sure they don't go into Turkey.
The SDF is closing in on Raqqa, he said, pointing out that in the northern Raqqa valley, the SDF has cleared to within four kilometers of Raqqa.
Kurdish groups working with the SDF have already achieved success in reclaiming the nearby town of Tabqa, a strategic victory that includes control of a major dam and leaves them well-positioned for the Raqqa offensive.
Putin is known for rarely showing his emotions but he appeared moved when Modi mentioned the sacrifices made by his family. There are more than 40 Indian companies in Spain , in the fields of technology, pharmaceuticals, automotive and energy.
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Of Trump's approximately 31 million Twitter followers, Twitter Audit concluded that 15,910,994 are real and 15,044,248 are fake. He has forged a career out of social media and the internet and said he recognizes follower buying as common practice.
Indonesian police say that pressure cookers were used in the blasts in Jakarta the night of May 24 that killed three policemen. A suspicious package has forced the partial evacuation of a terminal at Newark Liberty International Airport.
I get it", Griffin added in a video posted with the tweet. "We're not surviving this, okay?" she said in the footage. Kathy Griffin posed for this photo with a bloodied replica of the USA president's head.
The two evidently chatted for a bit, with Medina saying Lorde was was "so chill it felt like it was a friend from school". Overcome with emotion, Ms Medina replied: "Girllllll! Omg! Yes! I'm crying rn! This is insane".
Prince William will lead the tributes, laying a wreath alongside Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham on the field before the kickoff. These operations, as well as one at Manchester Arena, will continue over the weekend.
The country remains on high alert, however, as officials caution that some suspects who helped Abedi may still be at large. Great Manchester Police said a 23-year-old man was arrested Monday in Shoreham-by-Sea on suspicion of terrorism offenses.
It's also the third straight year the two teams have clashed in the finals, with Golden State winning the title in 2015. Boston was the top seed in the Eastern Conference this season and played pretty well in the playoffs otherwise.
Abedi's father was allegedly a member of the al-Qaida-backed Libyan Islamic Fighting group in the 1990s - a claim he denies. Her Manchester Arena concert on Monday night had just ended when a bomb was set off in the foyer, killing 22 people.
Voters Want Trump Impeached But Don't Know Why
Alderman Ameya Pawar of Chicago had also drafted a city council ordinance calling for Trump's impeachment. The petition concludes: " Donald Trump needs to resign as President of the United States".
Bombing in diplomatic area of Kabul kills 80, wounds scores
The powerful explosion rocked the neighbourhood, which is considered the city's safest, during the peak of morning rush hour. There are about 8,400 USA troops in Afghanistan - a majority of them are involved in training and advising Afghan troops.
Gianforte Wins Montana Vote Despite 'Body Slam' Charge
Montana has traditionally been a "Red State" in presidential elections, but it's not impossible for Democrats to win in the state. Jacobs, a reporter from The Guardian , was grilling Gianforte about the Republican health care bill.
Malaysia Airlines flight forced to land over bomb scare
Flight MH128, which was heading for Kuala Lumpur , was forced to return "due to a disruptive passenger", said the airline. Heavily-armed police wearing helmets and body armour and carrying rifles boarded the plane and put the man under arrest.
Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn to face questions on live TV
She was more confident on Brexit , winning applause when she repeated that no deal was better than a bad deal on leaving the EU. He said he described the death of Osama Bin Laden as a "tragedy" because he wanted him to be arrested and put on trial.
Survivors tell of horror during Egypt bus attack
The east Libyan air force said Friday the strikes were targeting al-Qaeda linked forces and did not mention Islamic State. The targeted enclave presumably had hosted the perpetrators of the Minya terror attack against Christians in Egypt .
James passes Jordan, Cavs back in Finals with 135-102 win
CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James' frustrating night kept going after one of the worst playoff games of his splendid career. But the Celtics have the No. 1 pick in the draft, along with the salary cap space to sign a top free agent.
Take care fasting during long Ramadan month
This is believed to have occurred on the 27th night of of the month, known as Laylat-ul-Qadr (Night of Power). Chinese visitor spend increased 81 per cent year-on-year, while U.S. tourist spend shot up 56 per cent.
Trump to decide on Paris accord next week
But the leaders hoped that the summit would focus more on Europe's migration crisis and the problems of neighbouring Africa. His top economic and national security advisers refused to answer questions about Kushner during a press briefing Saturday.
Trump embraces Israel, but Russian ties still trail him
Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem , bending to the same security risks as other presidents who have made that promise. The warming ties between Israel and US-aligned Arab regimes has come at the expense of solidarity with Palestinians.