US Would Have 'No Problem' With Syrian Forces Attacking ISIS

Secular demonstrators in Aleppo wave the old Syrian flag that has became the symbol of their opposition movement. Aamir Qureshi | AFP
Secular demonstrators in Aleppo wave the old Syrian flag that has became the symbol of their opposition movement. Aamir Qureshi | AFP
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30 June, 2017

The U.S. has spoken to the Turks about their military operations in Syria, McGurk said in the interview, "We continue to consult with the Turks weekly ... we wouldn't want anything to disrupt the Raqqa campaign", he said.

Raqqa, the stronghold of ISIS in northern Syria, is completely surrounded by pro-US Kurdish-Syrian forces, according to local sources confirming reports over the post 48 hours.

Russia's threat to track and target us aircraft in Syria came after a June 18 shoot-down of a Syrian regime aircraft which was bombing USA backed anti-ISIS forces. Everyday they are taking parts of the city.

The advance toward Raqqa city began past year, as Kurdish-led forces fought to clear rural parts of the province of the presence of IS militants.

The U.S. -led coalition, which is supporting the SDF with special forces, advisers on the ground and airstrikes, did not respond to a Newsweek request for comment. "The closer we get the more complex it gets". Even though individual Russian platforms come close to matching, and in some ways exceed the capability of United States jets, it comes down to numbers.

"The US coalition is very cautious", said Lamrani.

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The sniper looks to the camera in startled disbelief, then sticks her tongue out after realizing what happened.

Zeid, a prince from neighboring Jordan, also cited "worrying reports" about looting, abductions, arbitrary detention, and "the recruitment of children" by the USA -backed Syrian Democratic Forces in areas they control - like the town of Tabqa. It has a tense relationship with its American allies, however, over U.S. cooperation with Kurdish fighters, some of whom support Kurdish secessionist factions within Turkey. He said residents expect to find many more killed. "So what we do is we keep moving against ISIS".

Iran is Assad's key regional backer in his fight against his opponents since the Syrian crisis began in 2011.

Mattis said that as the next fight against ISIS fighters in the Euphrates River Valley approaches, "we'll work that fight, again, with deconfliction efforts". In short, "we have no beef with the [Syrian] regime, Russians or Iranians".

Brett McGurk, the US special envoy to the coalition against Islamic State visited north Syria on Wednesday and met the council planning to run Raqqa after its capture from the jihadists to assure it of support, one of its members said.


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