“Syrian democratic forces” (SDF), consisting of detachments of ethnic Kurds and Arabs, has announced the surrounded Syrian city of raqqa — the unofficial capital of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia). It is reported the Kurdish News Agency ANF.
SDF took control of all strategic highways in the town, said the press Secretary of the Alliance Sheehan this Ahmed. “We cut the relationship with Iraq, freeing the way to Deir ez-Zor, and took control of the Eastern part of raqqa province. With the attack on the town of Tabqa, all the supply routes were completely cut, we took control of the road of raqqa — Tabqa and raqqa — Damascus” she said.
This is Ahmed noted that the liberation of the city from ISIS is the ultimate goal of “operation Wrath of the Euphrates”, conducted with the support of the United States.
At the same time there were reports that the “capital” of ISIS was moved from Raqqa to Deir ez-Zor. According to a source in the Pentagon, the us military is using drones for two months watched Rakka left hundreds of “bureaucrats.” They were heading to the city of Mayadin, located on the Euphrates just South of Deir-ez-Zor.
Raqqa, a city in Northern Syria, was captured by terrorists in 2014. In March it was reported that the Syrian Kurds want to include this settlement in its autonomy after its release.