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.The 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.
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”