The defense Minister of Britain said about the possibility of isolation of the “capital” of ISIS to spring
MOSCOW, 11 Feb — RIA Novosti. The British defence Secretary Michael Fallon expressed the hope that de-facto capital of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in the Russian Federation) the city of raqqa should be isolated by the spring, and then begin his release, Reuters reported.
In the fall of 2016, “the Democratic forces of Syria” (SDF), which are based on Kurdish, and Arab self-defense units conducting the operation to liberate Raqqa.
The attack on the city is from the North-West and North-East directions. In January it was announced about the new phase of the offensive to encircle the city and overlapping traffic reports of the militants.
“I hope the isolation will be completed by spring, and then can begin the operation to liberate Raqqa,” said Fallon to journalists during his visit to Erbil, capital Autonomous Kurdistan region in Northern Iraq.
According to him, the liberation of the city should be preceded by careful preparation, because it is clear that the militants “will vigorously defend Raqqa”.
As reported on Saturday, RIA Novosti at the headquarters of the SDF, the Kurdish forces closer to raqqa for a distance of five kilometers from the North-East. The city of raqqa in 2014, is considered to be Syrian “capital” of ISIS.