US commander: protection units Kurdish people will be part of efforts to isolate the tenderness
Thursday 27-10-2016 | 12:07:51
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Shafaq News / The top US military commander in Iraq on Wednesday that the People's Protection Units Kurdish fighters will be part of the force that would isolate tenderness City, a stronghold of the Islamic state in Syria.
He said Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend in a press statement that the coalition led by the United States to fight the Islamic state hopes to move quickly to isolate the tenderness of the concerns about the use of the organization of the city - the main stronghold in Raqqa - base to plan and launch attacks against targets abroad.
The United States and People's Protection Units ally in the fight against the Islamic state, but Turkey regards as a terrorist organization because of its links with Kurdish fighters who are waging an insurgency for three decades in Turkey.
Armed Kurdish factions and has played a major role in the past year within the framework of the democratic forces of Syria, a coalition backed by the United States, where he seized control of large areas of land from the Islamic state, paving the way for an attack on tenderness.
Townsend said "Turkey does not want to work with our vision Syria democratic forces in any particular place in Raqqa. We are in talks with Turkey and we will do so gradually. "
Townsend added that intelligence officials believed that the Islamic state uses tenderness central planning point for international attacks.
"The only force that has the ability of any close range is the democratic forces of Syria, which constitute the People's Protection Units much of it .. we will move soon to isolate tenderness forces are ready to go.
"We believe that it is very important to isolate tenderness to start in control of this environment in a very short time.