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Syria: Inquiry expected into US coalition strike on Kurdish fighters - SDF consultant02:35

Syria: Inquiry expected into US coalition strike on Kurdish fighters - SDF consultant

Syrian Arab Republic, Ayn Issa
April 18, 2017 at 22:15 GMT -00:00 · Published

A member of the Syrian Democratic Council (MSD), Brigadier General Hossam Awak, said that support for the international coalition liberating the city of Raqqa from the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL) was "growing day after day," at a gathering to discuss military developments in the region, in Ayn Issa, close to Raqqa, Tuesday.

Awak also praised the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), stating that they have "proved that they are capable of fighting terrorism and that they are organised forces."

Consultant for the SDF, Naser Haj Mansur discussed a recent incident where the US coalition has admitted killing 18 allied Kurdish fighters. He said, "The International Alliance and the Syrian Democratic Forces announced that there was a mistake and there is a committee of inquiry going on in that matter, and some results have been reached, but all indicators show that there is nothing intended, it was a technical error which occurred as a result of poor coordination."

The city of Raqqa was claimed by IS as its defacto capital in 2014, since then it has been the centre of most of the group's administrative and control tasks. The offensive to retake Raqqa was launched in November 2016 by the SDF.

Syria: Inquiry expected into US coalition strike on Kurdish fighters - SDF consultant02:35
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A member of the Syrian Democratic Council (MSD), Brigadier General Hossam Awak, said that support for the international coalition liberating the city of Raqqa from the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL) was "growing day after day," at a gathering to discuss military developments in the region, in Ayn Issa, close to Raqqa, Tuesday.

Awak also praised the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), stating that they have "proved that they are capable of fighting terrorism and that they are organised forces."

Consultant for the SDF, Naser Haj Mansur discussed a recent incident where the US coalition has admitted killing 18 allied Kurdish fighters. He said, "The International Alliance and the Syrian Democratic Forces announced that there was a mistake and there is a committee of inquiry going on in that matter, and some results have been reached, but all indicators show that there is nothing intended, it was a technical error which occurred as a result of poor coordination."

The city of Raqqa was claimed by IS as its defacto capital in 2014, since then it has been the centre of most of the group's administrative and control tasks. The offensive to retake Raqqa was launched in November 2016 by the SDF.

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