The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), backed by US airstrikes, launched today a wide-scale military operation to capture large swaths from ISIS to the north of its de facto capital of Al-Raqqa.

“We’re launching this campaign with the help of [U.S.-led] coalition forces in northern Raqqa,” said Rojda Felat, a female Kurdish commander. “We intend to bring an end to attacks perpetrated by Daesh (IS) against our people.”

The attacking forces have massed thousands of fighters at Ain Issa, located nearly 50 km to the north of Al-Raqqa, and marched on three directions with the aim to capture a 4 kilometers long and 15 kilometers wide area.

Earlier this week, General Joseph Votel, head of US Central Command, made a secret trip to Syria where he met American advisors and SDF commanders.

During the 11-hour long visit, Votel discussed an expansive and full-scale offensive against the group’s stronghold in northern Syria.

Reports claimed that up to 250 US Special Forces soldiers have recenty landed in northern Syria to take part in the upcoming battle.

American military experts have been actively training Kurdish fighters and other non-extremist Syrian groups to fight the ISIS terror organization.

 

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Michael Steele
Michael Steele
2016-05-24 16:10

If the SDF succeeds in destroying ISIS, where will it lead itself in regards to the SAA, NDF and Hezbollah?

Shane Poole
Shane Poole
2016-05-24 22:33
Reply to  Michael Steele

Probably going to lead to the balkanization
Of Syria

Thierry Vanroy
Thierry Vanroy
2016-05-25 07:57
Reply to  Michael Steele

“We intend to bring an end to attacks perpetrated by Daesh (IS) against OUR people.” QFT

Thierry Vanroy
Thierry Vanroy
2016-05-25 07:58
Reply to  Michael Steele

Even if the SDF would be able to expell ISIS from Raqqa, they will not be able to covertly purge its population like they did with other towns. At least the media wouldn’t be able to ignore them doing so.

daeshit sucks
daeshit sucks
2016-05-25 16:30
Reply to  Thierry Vanroy

SDF is ‘laic’ : they are kurds, arabs, shias, sunnis, yezidis too… Why would they want to purge populations? It’s illogic!

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ziad welds
2016-05-24 18:22

f**k these kurdish rats

daeshit sucks
daeshit sucks
2016-05-25 12:19
Reply to  ziad welds

Just go to Kobani and say that in the face of my kurdish buddy 🙂

Chuck Hicks
Chuck Hicks
2016-05-24 16:10

Yeah. They’re off to a roaring start.

Saša
Saša
2016-05-24 20:50

dead bodies from both sides..US ,Turkey and Zionists are dancing with joy.
And after that they’ll offer their help..bastards

Michael Hovannesjan
Michael Hovannesjan
2016-05-24 21:55
Asdis Asdis
Asdis Asdis
2016-05-24 22:32

Я понимаю этих курдов тоже. Запрещенные ИГ грозятся запретит их традицыоный образ жизни. А цыгане без гадания и наркоты не мог