Kurdish forces in Syria ‘will attack Islamic State’s Raqqa within weeks’

Kurdish forces in Syria expect to launch an attack on Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s (Isil) stronghold in the north-eastern city of Raqqa within weeks, a senior commander has said.

Span Hamo, head of the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, told the London-based al-Hayat newspaper that contacts were under way with the US-led military coalition to set “zero hour” for the operation.

We’ll see.