Syrian militia

Anti-IS Forces Close In On Group’s Raqqa HQ

The armed groups making up the Syrian Democratic Forces are now at the gates of the IS headquarters in Raqqa.

The city where the terror group has been holed up for the past two years is next on the list to be freed from its extremist stranglehold.

This army, made up of Arabs, Christians but mostly Kurds from the YPG and YPJ fighting units, has been helped by coalition airstrikes ‘softening up’ the IS-held communities before the troops move in on the ground.

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  • Mark DeFord Eletion

    “helped by coalition airstrikes”

    Maybe I’m misremembering what I read recently, but hasn’t Russia been lauded for sucessfully attacking the caliphate while the western forces piddled around?