Suluk, SyriaWikipedia open wikipedia design.
Town and subdistrict
Suluk nahiya within Raqqa Governorate
Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army
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Suluk or Saluq (Arabic: سلوك) is a town and nahiyah within the Tell Abyad District of Raqqa Governorate in Syria. Suluk is close to the border with Turkey. The population of town is predominantly Arab. Turkish authorities claim the population of the town is predominantly Turkmen, while the nahiyah consists mostly of Turkmen and Arabs.
In June 2015, Suluk was taken over by the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in the course of their Tell Abyad offensive. Istanbul-based journalist Roy Gutman claimed the YPG has been accused of barring the return of its residents, "razing" nearby villages, and "ethnic cleansing" of Arabs. They have denied these allegations, calling them "biased, unprofessional and politicized".
On February 27, 2016, fighters of the terrorist group Islamic State attacked Suluk, the village Hammam at‑Turkuman and Tall Abyad. At this point, the towns were not directly at the front to ISIL-held territory anymore and the jihadists were able to expel the Kurdish People's Protection Units in this surprise attack from Suluk and Hammam at-Turkuman. Kurdish security forces soon were able to encircle the attackers and recaptured the villages on March 3, 2016. The liberation came too late for 15 civilians in Hammam at-Turkuman, which were executed by the jihadists in the charge of "Refusing to corporate with IS and helping the YPG earlier".
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