Turkey and the United States agreed on a joint plan for freeing the city of Raqqa from militants of the Islamic State.
It was reported by CNN Turk, citing the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) of the US Armed Forces General Joseph Dunford.
“The coalition and Turkey will work together on the long-term plan for seizing, holding and governing Raqqa,” quotes the channel.
It was noted that on November 6 Dunford visited Ankara, where he held talks with his Turkish counterpart, the chief of the General Staff, General Hulusi Akar. They discussed the current situation in Raqqa in the context of the operation to its release.
On November 6, the forces of armed coalition Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), with the support of the US Air Force, launched an operation for the release of the ISIS‘ main stronghold in Syria: the city of Raqqa. Previously, Turkey strongly opposed the participation of Kurdish forces in this operation, called “Wrath on the Euphrates”. Meanwhile, the backbone of SDF are Kurdish formations.
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