Syrian Democratic Forces ‘wasn’t the solution for holding and governing Raqqah,’ top US general says
Turkey and the U.S. agreed to work on a plan to seize and hold the Syrian city of Raqqah, the so-called capital of the Daesh terrorist group, the Pentagon reported Monday.
The Pentagon has yet to release details but the Defense Department News quoted Gen. Joseph Dunford as saying, “The coalition and Turkey will work together on the long-term plan for seizing, holding and governing Raqqah”. The Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman made the comment Sunday following a meeting in Ankara with Turkish Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar.
The generals met to coordinate operational planning in different areas, including Raqqah, Mosul, Iraq, and others, according to the Pentagon.
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