SDF resume offensive on ISIS Raqqa with 1000’s of new Volunteers

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On Friday the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) agreed to resume the ‘Wrath of the Euphrates’ campaign against the ISIS HQ in Raqqa, departing from Tall Saman which they captured in November. Currently the forefront of the democratic forces led by the YPG / YPJ is 30 km from Ar Raqqah, capital of  fundamentalist Syria.attack-on-raqqaThe Turkish invasion with their FSA jihadists mercenaries in the west of Al Bab and north of Manbij cautioned the SDF not to continue the advance on ar-Raqqah, (see SDF will halt Raqqa operation if Turkey does not stop attacking Manbij).  Hopefully they now have guarantees that Turkey will be restrained.08b22527ad19c54eb7606bd3e26f9f98

The SDF was set up by the Kurdish YPG/YPJ rebels as a non ethnic and non religion based Coalition. It is rapidly growing, doubling in size in 6  months as various brigades, mainly arabic, join up and undergo training, and includes western volunteer soldiers and medics, especially from anarchist milieu who support the Rojava Revolution.  (see Rojava Revolution gets support: Mass Desertions to join SDF) Continue reading “SDF resume offensive on ISIS Raqqa with 1000’s of new Volunteers”

Just 12 kms to historic Kurd Victory..but Turkish tanks and jets block way

an SDF vol,unteer from the Al Bab miltary council
an SDF volunteer from the Al Bab military council

Spectacular victories in Rojava for the growing SDF revolutionary democratic coalition with three separate offensives.

raqqa-offensiveThe last and biggest ISIS base north of Raqqa in Tal as-Salam has been totally taken over, completing the 1st phase of the campaign in record time. Now SDF plan to encircle the ISIS capital and are convening a new multi ethnic,  multi religion Raqqa Council to run it, ( as worked so well in Manbij which also is not a Kurdish city) if it can be conquered..

Meanwhile in ISIS held Al Bab area to the west the dramatic situation is changing hourly as The SDF breaks through from east and west and Turkey attacks from the north to block them seizing Al Bab city.al-bab-offensives-nov-16-2016

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