The storming of Raqqa is just days away- Where the fearless PKK/YPG will fake fight ISIS ( aka the terror group) Yup, fake fight! ...Since ISIS was given a free pass, and a safe passage, to leave Raqqa by PKK/YPG weeks ago. Too bad the YPG/PKK didn't grant that same privilege to civilians!
YPG/PKK allowing ISIS to leave
YPG/PKK don't let civilians pass
|Picture accompanying article- no mention on whose airstrikes hit displaced persons camp- Probably US strikes|
Civilians fleeing an ISIS offensive (US bombing/PKK terror) in northwestern Syria have been prevented by Syrian Kurdish authorities from entering areas under their control in response to rebel shelling of a Kurdish-held area of Aleppo, the United Nations said.
However, an estimated 7,000 civilians still remain inside and unable to leave due to restrictions imposed by Kurdish authorities”The reality in Raqqa will be displacement and slaughter of civilians- As has already been occurring.
Let's get back to the stolen dam and name change
The Syrian Democratic Forces, an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters, said they captured the Baath Dam in the morning, renaming it Freedom Dam. The hydroelectric dam lies some 22 km upstream of Raqqa, Islamic State's base of operations in Syria.
The spokesman for the Kurdish YPG militia, the SDF's key component, said fighters were combing nearby villages for mines and shoring up their defensive lines. "The dam has been completely liberated," Nouri Mahmoud said.
The advance means the SDF now hold all three major dams along the Euphrates, after gaining control of Syria's largest dam last month.
With air strikes and special forces from the U.S.-led coalition, the SDF have been encircling Raqqa to take the city, which Islamic State has used as a hub to plan attacks abroad.
The operation to storm the city will start in the next "few days", Mahmoud had said on Saturday. The Raqqa assault will pile more pressure on the jihadist group's self-declared "caliphate" as it faces defeat in the Iraqi city of Mosul and retreats across much of Syria.ISIS has left Raqqa- All present are residents of the city- that's the "ISIS' (aka civilians when the US and Kurds intervene) the US bombs and Kurds fight.