Rebels Want Fighting in Raqqa & Deir Ez-Zur
While Turkey Backed Syrian Rebels which fighting ISIS and Kurdish forces with the help of Turkish Army on the ground and from the air are now near the Syrian Army frontline in Aleppo, one of their commander in Al Bab says next targets are Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor.
Raqqa is ISIS Stronghold in Syria which SDF or Syrian Democratic Forces led by Kurdish YPG are in fight against ISIS and Deir Ez-Zur (Deir Ez-Zor) is the scene of Syrian Armed Forces attacks on ISIS Positions.
Turkey Invaded Syria with Damascus opposition by anger. Ankara called its operation Euphrates Shield operation and Says its aim is deterring ISIS terrorist from its border woth Syria. But also attacks Kurdish Forces which were fighting against ISIS while had upper hand against ISIS. If Turkey backed rebel commander claims is true, and they want to enter Raqqa and Deir Ez-Zur, major escalation would prevails in he region.
In a video posted online appears to show rebels affiliated with so-called Euphrates Shield operation preparing ammunition for battle before engaging in clashes.
Euphrates Shield rebel forces are part of a campaign by Turkey and allied Syrian rebels began in August.
Al-Bab is fast becoming a major frontline in the war in northern Syria, bringing rebels of Free Syrian Army backed by Turkish armoured vehicle closer than ever to frontlines held by the Syrian government nearby Aleppo.
"God willing the work towards Bab and then Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor is underway," said one rebel on camera.
Raqqa is the Syrian bastion of the ultra-hardline Sunni Muslim Islamic State, from where it runs training camps and directs operations.
Deir al-Zor is a strategic location. The province links ISIS defacto capital in Raqqa with its fighters in Iraq.
Source: Al Alam