Liwa Thuwar Raqqa refrain from participating SDF Wrath of the Euphrates battle

Eldorar Alshamia Editor | 10 November, 2016


ElDorar AlShamia:

Liwa Thuwar Raqqa, which contains Arab elements operating within SDF militias, announced not to join the process of "the wrath of the Euphrates," which targeted the city of Raqqa , the main stronghold of the “Islamic State” Group in the north-eastern Syria, because the international coalition disapproved their leadership of the process rather than it handover the leading role for the Kurdish people  protection units " YPG".

Mahmoud al-Hadi head of the political bureau of Liwa Thuwar Raqqa  said for “Rozana” Radio that the Brigade stipulates to lead and manage the battle as a condition, along with fighters from the citizens of the city exclusively, and added that "the brigade will not participate in the battle to liberate Raqqa unless US and the other parties comply with the  previous agreements, which took place during the declaration of the first battle to liberate Raqqa six months ago, under which we enter the city alone. "

Hadi explained set of conditions had been put forward by the Brigadeto SDF militia and the US-led international coalition, including that Raqqa’s city fighters to lead the military operations, and others not to enter to the city at the time of liberating. Hadi also talked about conditions that the security, administrative and political matters be limited to them, while the limited role of the troops affiliated to the people's Protection units "YPG" to support the blockade.

Hadi stressed, that in case Liwa Thuwar Raqqa to be excluded from the battle "then it would not be a liberation, rather it will be  a new conspiracy against the Raqqa "charging the responsibility for the international coalition that they haven’t practiced what they have preached  and what has been agreed upon."

As for the date of the battle Hadi said: "the Raqqa battle is primarily a political battle, and the date of the beginning of the battle depends on international not local conditions, but there is global pressure to eliminate IS Group."

Hadi confirmed that there is no military forces from Arab countries at all, whereas there are troops on the ground, American, Turkish, French and German.

The militias of the Kurdish people protection "PYD" has announced several days ago to start the process, "the wrath of the Euphrates" aims at seizing of the city of Raqqa with the international coalition’s aerial cover.