White house: Syrian authorities and their allies try to prevent the liberation of Raqqa
WASHINGTON, October 18. /TASS/. The Syrian government and its allies are making attempts to prevent the liberation of Raqqa from the militants of banned terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG).
It is argued on Wednesday at a regular press briefing the press Secretary of the White house Sarah Sanders.
“Unfortunately, the Syrian regime and those who support him, hinder efforts aimed at the liberation of Raqqa,” said the official representative of the President of the United States. “Instead of focusing on the fight against ISIS, the forces acting on the side of the regime, attacked our partners and tried to block the release of the Syrian people from the brutality of ISIS,” said Sanders.
Under the “our partners” it is meant the formation of the Syrian armed opposition, supported by the USA. “The liberation of Raqqa will mark the beginning of a new phase in the Syrian conflict,” — said the representative of the White house.
“We will continue to seek de-escalation of violence on other battlefields across Syria”, — assured Sanders.
The Syrian city of raqqa on 90% of the liberated from the militants, told journalists on Tuesday the Colonel of the American army Ryan Dillon. He is the official representative of headquarters of the operation Inherent Resolve (“resoluteness”), which is in Iraq and Syria group of countries headed by the USA. According to the stated by Dillon, in raqqa there are about 100 militants.