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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Kurdish-led forces advance on ISIS capital

Kurdish women soldiers fighting ISIS

Obama Starved the Kurds of Weapons
Trump Armed the Kurds

(ABC)  -  A Kurdish-led Syrian force backed by the U.S. expects to advance on the Islamic State group's de facto capital of Raqqa in northern Syria this summer, a commander said Friday, following a decision by the Trump administration to supply the force with heavier weapons.
The Syrian Democratic Forces have been buoyed by this week's capture of the key town of Tabqa and its nearby dam. The advance left no significant IS-held urban settlements between SDF lines and Raqqa, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the east.
An SDF commander, identified only as Abdelqader, declined to specify dates at a news conference, citing tactical reasons. He said the battle for Raqqa would begin once the group receives the weapons from the U.S. military, adding that he expects the fighters to storm the city in the coming weeks.
The announcement to equip the SDF with weapons was a snub to Turkey, which doesn't want the Syrian Kurdish-led force to take Raqqa and has offered its own troops instead. Ankara is also enraged by U.S. plans to arm the Syrian Kurds, who they consider terrorists.
But the SDF made clear it is capable enough with the forces and support it already has.
"We do not want any other forces to participate with us," said Abdelqader.
"They can solve their problems in their own country," he said, in reference to Turkey.
The SDF also announced it would hand over the town to civilian administrators.
Earlier this week, the Trump administration said it would arm the Kurdish elements of the SDF. Ankara said the plan was "unacceptable" and a threat to its national security.
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(Screenshot - BBC News)

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Those fighting girls are a role model for independent and fierce women in the region ...
as most of the local culture want to keep girls hidden , and enslave by , some beings , that think called themselves men ...