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Paris (AFP) - Kurdish forces in Syria are preparing with the international coalition to "liberate" the Islamic State stronghold of Raqa, the leader of Syria's Kurds said on Thursday.
"The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are preparing with the coalition to liberate Raqa," Saleh Muslim told reporters in Paris.
The SDF are dominated by Kurdish forces.
Muslim, the head of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), added however that the fighters would need the support of up to 50,000 "Arab residents of the Raqa region" to take the northeastern town which the jihadists have made their base.
GO KURDS !!edit on 1-4-2016 by bandersnatch because: (no reason given)edit on 1-4-2016 by bandersnatch because: (no reason given)
originally posted by: MrSpad
The Yazidi and the Syrian Kurds have almost come to blows as well. They are teaming up with the Iraqi Kurds and the Turks as of late.
originally posted by: Wide-Eyes
Bottom line here, Daesh are gonna get crushed. Let's worry about the aftermath as and when...