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Saturday, October 22, 2016

The Kurds announced the offensive in Syria, together with Russia and the United States

The active phase of the offensive, Kurdish troops on the positions of the “Islamic state” (a group recognized in Russia as terrorist and banned) in the Syrian city of raqqa held in joint coordination with the US and Russia. This statement was made by the representative of the Kurdish party “Democratic Union” Ibrahim Ibrahim, adding that the military operation will begin soon.

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Joint actions of Russia, U.S. and Kurdish militia did not rule out the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov, noting that Moscow is ready for such coordination. According to the head of Russian diplomacy, the chance that this operation will take place with the participation of the two States is (read the story “Russia resumes bombing the terrorists in Syria: US will not help”). The Minister recalled that raqqa and Iraqi Mosul are the main objectives of the antiterrorist coalition, which opposes the militants.

“We will go on the joint support of the Kurds, if the two countries reach a relevant agreement – said “MK” Professor, Department of history, political science and right RGGU Grigory Kosach, “but the problem is that Americans have rejected the Russian proposal, which was due to the joint efforts in the fight against ISIL, keeping in mind that they can not cooperate with Russia due to the fact that Moscow supports the Syrian regime. But since we are talking exclusively about the attack on positions ISIS, Raqqa, since a speech about the support of the Kurds, I think both countries can achieve cooperation in this matter, because the offensive of the official modes in this case will be excluded. It will be located outside of this game. Unless, of course, the Russian side does not show maximum effort in order to organize an offensive by Syrian government forces”.

“We are talking only about air support, – has noted in conversation with “MK” expert, ” though, as you know, in the ranks of the Kurdish Peshmerga (military forces of the Kurds – “MK”) are American advisers. This did not happen yesterday: the Kurds have developed active relationships not only with Moscow but also with Washington and began to interact with him earlier than with us. We are talking only about air support. There are no other possibilities in this case no.

According to the interlocutor of the newspaper, participation in the American coalition and Russia on the side of the Kurds “enough to take Raqqa”.

Read the story “Truce in Syria runs the risk of be distracted because of the ultimatum of the rebels”.

The deployment of Russian troops in Syria. Chronicle of events

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