The chosen name of the US/Kurdish operation- "Euphrates Rage" makes clear this is both a response to Turkey's operation "Euphrates Shield" and a targeting of Turkish sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Featuring the obligatory female fighters- rolls eyes- 'girl power'
Undoubtedly this will warm the hearts of Israel's expansionist day dreamers everywhere?
Three cheers for those plucky NATO backed terrorists (facetious)
The US-backed Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Sunday announced the launch of military operations to retake the Syrian city of Raqqa from ISIS, the militants’ so-called capital.UPDATE: BRAZEN. IN YOUR FACE PERCEPTION MANAGEMENT
SDF commanders said at a press conference in the Syrian town of Ain Issa that the US-led coalition would provide air cover. They added that the offensive began Saturday and that some villages already had been liberated and that confrontations are ongoing.
A female commander said that the goal of the operation, called Euphrates Rage, was to evict ISIS from Raqqa. Eighty percent of the force is made up of locals from Raqqa, with SDF having 30,000 fighters in the offensive, the commanders said.
“We in the general command of the Syrian Democratic Forces give you the good news of the launch of our big military offensive to liberate the city of Raqqa and its suburbs from the clutches of the terror forces of the dark world, represented by Daesh (ISIS) which made the city the capital of its self-styled caliphate,” a female commander of the SDF said in a televised statement.
The statement bellow is grade A- 100 percent bullshit! Raqqa is not being freed by it's 'own sons'- It's being annexed by US backed proxy fighters! Turkey has to protect it's own territorial integrity and future
"Our hope is that the Turkish state will not interfere in the internal affairs of Syria," Ahmad said at the news conference, suggesting SDF forces would defend themselves if it did. "Raqqa will be free by its own sons."UPDATE # 2- Why Raqqa Now?
The move counter SAA by US backed proxies failed- We know the US backed terrorist proxies have been killing civilians en masse . Therefore the US and Kurds need Raqqa both for leverage against the Assad government and to join the Kurdish held territories in Syria and Iraq.
How very, very Israeli...Kurds Willing to Die to Annex Raqqa
And ethnically cleanse more Arabs... Which shouldn’t really come as a surprise to readers here. Remaking the middle east. Oil. Water. Electricity. Raqqa has it. The US BACKED Kurdish terrorists want it. As do their American & Israel benefactors.
Raqqa is necessary for the joining of Iraqi and Syrian territory into one unified Greater Kurdistan aka Israel 2.0"There is one Kurdistan," he says as the sun breaks through. "Our enemies divided us between four countries, but we want to be united. We are nationalists and want one democratic Kurdistan."