BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:30 P.M.) – The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) launched a new attack in the western Al-Raqqa , targeting the southeastern countryside of Tabaqa.

The Syrian Democratic Forces managed to capture the Bitani District, Sunday, after a short battle with the Islamic State (ISIL).

According to a military source, if the Syrian Democratic Forces continue to push south towards the strategic town of Resafa, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) will open fire on them because this would be a clear attempt by the US-backed forces to cut them off from the road to Deir Ezzor.

By cutting off the Syrian Army from the road to Deir Ezzor, the US-backed forces will have access to several oil fields that are desperately wanted by the Syrian government.

Since the US-backed rebels failed to slow the Syrian Army down in southern Syria, the US is now relying on the Kurdish forces to obstruct Damascus’ expansion eastward.

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is there actual proof of this, or just pure creating pure antagonism between the SAA and SDF (whom, btw, allows each other passage through their territory)?

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According to maps, it seems pretty dubious for me them doing so : they’re not even trying to besiege Raqqa, seems to me that they simply saw a soft town to oust IS from while there is still serious potential for SAA advancing and help to besiege Raqqa, moreover, they’re +20km from the crossroad to Raqqa in this area while SAA is only 5km. We have more and more trolls around, saying SDF teams with IS (ROFL!) and other crap smelling bullshit big league, then, every time, an undisclosed allegedly military source is told having said this. It was said… Read more »
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Hope You are right. I expect the same. Even if they compete for oil wells.
Both SAA and YPG have & will let each other pass to supply outlying districts.

p.s. They have no other choice. IMHO all else is speculation. At least 4 now.

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Before Trump’s meeting in Saudi Arabia when ISIS was still the main focus the official line towed by the US mecenary proxies of SDF YPG and FSA was that ISIS were the terrorists. But with Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia the term terrorist groups was shifted from ISIS to Iran and Hezbollah. Soon after both the SDF and FSA chief commanders issued identical statements delaring that their main objective had become to quote: “Prevent the regime forces and their Iranian allies from controlling the Iraq/Syria border and from linking together.” They mad it clear that they would not allow the… Read more »
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These are #FakeNews to have morons have a hard-on.
Stop smoking crack.
YPG are not mercenaries, they are locals.
BTW, you should read Bookchin’s book about social ecology. This is part of green-anarchism. This is the common philosophy feeding PYD, PUK and PKK.
You’ll be mindblown.
Ethnic cleansing, my ass! Only wankers would believe this!

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Only some YPG factions are locals from the Syria/Iraq border. The rest are mercenaries either from Iraq or elsewhere. As proof of ethnic cleansing, see the UN report of how many local Arabs were forcefully displaces by the Kurdish Peshmerga invaders. In Raqqa alone more than 150,000, that’s almost the entirety of the civilian population. But ethnic cleansing has been going on in all the Arab Syrian land invaded and occupied by these US proxies and mercenaries.

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Deo Cass you are 100% right , the ethnic cleansing in Raqqah is real & documented in numerous interviews of civilians fleeing the city. The Kurds did the same in Hasakah province , documented by a German human rights group interviewing Arab refugees not allowed to return to their villages. The green ”anarchosocialists” of YPG , lured by Saudi money and brand new American hardware , intend to have presumably Raqqah ”Arabfree” , for the benefit of ”cleaner” air. And indeed , some ISIS from Raqqah have managed to avoid the RuAF and reached Deir ez Zour . It is… Read more »
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+1 The author seems to have an anti-SDF agenda. This is pure sensationalism.

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Visibly the Bazrani-mafia is spreading serious fake-news, while also giving PKK coordinates to Erdolf : a few hours ago, Turdish-AF claimed having killed 17 PKK members in Turkey AND Iraq.
http://www.basnews.com/index.php/en/news/middle-east/358523?switch_to_desktop_ui=1
We can expect some more Turkish chopper to get downed by M-PADS soon.
They got a bunch of Turkish brasses doing this recently.
Strangely, they seem to have Iglas since the Russian Su-24 was shot down, go figure how 😉

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If true, this is stupid from the kurds. SAA will remove his troops near Manjib, and the SDF will have to face the FSA, here backed by Turkey.

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Assad must stay

Fake new ❓

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Fake News, absolutely!

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Stop with the sensationalism please and stick to reporting the facts. There’s already enough propaganda going around about this conflict.

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This info was spead by BasNews in Erbil.
As everyone knows, between Barzani and YPD and all komrads in the Kurdish green-anarchos, this is not love story at all.
This is a total HOAX!

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SDF IS BECOMING COMPLETE PAWN OF US ZIONIST . IF THEY TRY TO CUT SAA FROM REACHING DIERZOR THEN SHOW NO MERCY TO SDF AT ALL BCUZ THEY ARE ALSO TRYING TO CUT SAA FROM RAQQA CITY ON BEHAFL OF US. THIS IS THE LAND GRABBING BY SDF AND YPG/PYD TO CREATE OWN STATE . AND BECOME SLAVE FOR ZIONIST/SAUDI/US.

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youta5

Let us cool down. We will see on which side the Kurds are in a short amount of time. Anyway, Syria/Russia/Iran/Iraq/Turkey won’t allow the Kurds to steal the Syrian land. Let’s hope the Kurds know this before they will feel it.

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Actually, it’s the Kurdish land. It has just not been enforced as Mustapha Kemal managed to avoid the Sèvres treaty to be put in place… Actually he only took profit that the power that be at the time weren’t hot to start another war after the WW1 bloodbath followed by the Spanish-Flu.
Nevertheless, there wouldn’t be so much problems now, had the treaty been enforced.

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And BTW, Rojava doesn’t reclaims to cut ties with Syria. It’s pretty different in KRG as the referendum is coming and you can be sure they’ll separate from Iraq, any way, it’s already the case for near 3 decades, after Saddam’s Sarin attacks, when the area was declared no fly zone. The Russian ways to consider international politics may not think what you think it is. Anyone with understanding of geopolitics, and Putin has a great understanding of it, can figure out what is the best thing to do for both Russia and EU: a strong alliance between both entities.… Read more »
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For yor information, the Sarin gas attack in Northern Iraq was carried out by the Turkish air force not Iraqi aircraft. There are irrefutable documents proving this.

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@Daeshbag
SDF are illegal rat forces that know no dignity and honor. Why are they such big US controlled traitors? Didn´t the army protect them from the Erdogan forces? Every member of the SDF, who is not an asshole, must now join the NDF.

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Assad has also profited from the SDF war effort against Deash. Without SDF tipping the scale, he would have lost the war and country by now.

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Not true. The Kurds have one frontier against ISIS and one against the “rebels”. They profit from the fact that all the war parties focus on fighting the Syrian government. And when ISIS attacked Hasakah, the Kurds would have been unable to repel them without the SAA. It was the other way round. The SAA repelled ISIS with some YPG involvement. In response the YPG attacked the SAA inside the city later that, you remember? The SAA fights on multiple frontiers. That because the western media refuse to report doesn´t mean the war in Syria´s northeast comes anywhere near the… Read more »
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