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British commander: Kurds will take ISIS-held Raqqa, not Turkey

2017-05-05 19:36:52

 A commander of the anti-ISIS Coalition has said that the Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) will take the ISIS-held city of Raqqa and not Turkey, who are struggling to take al-Bab in eastern Aleppo countryside. “The force that looks most likely capable of conducting the liberation of Raqqa remains the SDF. Are we confident in the SDF? Absolutely we are,” Major General Rupert Jones, the deputy commander of the anti-ISIS Coalition, said. “They re-took Manbij, in a very tough fight, and they prevailed in the face of a tough opposition,” he continued.  “We’ve seen their fighting spirit, we’ve seen what they’re capable of doing,” the Major General said. “We’ve also always said that we would discuss with our partners, in terms of who is best placed to conduct the actual liberation of Raqqa. We’ll do that, we’ll have those conversations,” he added.

Source : AMN