At the headquarters of the international antiterrorist coalition led by the United States, said that fighters of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia) and civilians of Raqqa will be able to leave the city. Reported by the Associated Press.
Indicates that the heads of the tribes asked the U.S. coalition and the leadership of the “Syrian democratic forces” (SDS, SDF) with the request to allow the evacuation (including the militants), in order to avoid further bloodshed.
They noticed that the evacuation of the terrorists to save the lives of civilians that the militants are using as human shields. Last week, the city had 4 thousands of civilians, the Agency said.
“Observatory on human rights in Syria,” told the Associated Press that the agreement on access of foreign fighters has not been reached. According to the representative of the Kurdish groups among foreigners in the ranks of the fighters are natives of France, Russia, Azerbaijan, Indonesia and Turkey. Telegram-channel 4 Directorate responsible for monitoring activities of terrorists, on Saturday noted that the number of jihadists from the CIS, mainly from Uzbekistan, refused to leave Raqqa.
The American coalition says it was not involved in discussions concerning the agreement about the evacuation, however, believes that it will help save the lives of civilians, giving SDS and the coalition to destroy the militants in raqqa with less risk of civilian casualties.
On 13 October, the channel Al-Arabiya announced that raqqa, the main stronghold schitalsya IG, completely liberated from the insurgents. Channel sources said that the remaining terrorists decided to surrender to the fighters of the “Syrian democratic forces” (SDS, SDF). The next day this information was refuted by the staff of the international antiterrorist coalition led in the United States. It was noted that in the last day about 100 were in raqqa militants surrendered their weapons and were evacuated from the city, but soon the battle with the terrorists will continue.
Terrorists seized Raqqa in 2013, since it was considered the unofficial capital of the “Islamic state”. The liberation of this city is one of the main goals of the international antiterrorist coalition headed by USA, the leading military operations against extremists in Iraq and Syria.