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« on: June 06, 2017, 07:42:24 pm »

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Forces backed by the United States said on Tuesday that they had begun a long-anticipated offensive against Islamic State militants in the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, the group’s self-proclaimed capital.

The forces, collectively called the Syrian Democratic Forces and made up of Syrian Kurdish fighters and Arab militias, have over the past month surrounded Raqqa from the east, north and west. On Tuesday, they began an assault on the city limits, aided by airstrikes from the United States-led coalition and by artillery.

The battle opened in the middle of a new outbreak of diplomatic turmoil between allies in the fight against the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL.

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/06/06/world/middleeast/us-backed-forces-begin-assault-on-raqqa.html
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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2017, 07:57:15 pm »

Good news! I assume if Raqqa falls, ISIL will just relocate it's capital, but without Mosul or Raqqa, their basic day-to-day operations and financing are going to get much more difficult.
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« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2017, 12:09:22 am »

Good news! I assume if Raqqa falls, ISIL will just relocate it's capital, but without Mosul or Raqqa, their basic day-to-day operations and financing are going to get much more difficult.
That and their specific brand of theology is going to be hit hard by the loss of Raqqa, which is supposed to be the site of a dramatic final battle.
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« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2017, 02:16:44 am »

Good news! I assume if Raqqa falls, ISIL will just relocate it's capital, but without Mosul or Raqqa, their basic day-to-day operations and financing are going to get much more difficult.
That and their specific brand of theology is going to be hit hard by the loss of Raqqa, which is supposed to be the site of a dramatic final battle.

I thought that was already-liberated Dabiq?
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« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2017, 10:51:40 am »

Good news! I assume if Raqqa falls, ISIL will just relocate it's capital, but without Mosul or Raqqa, their basic day-to-day operations and financing are going to get much more difficult.
That and their specific brand of theology is going to be hit hard by the loss of Raqqa, which is supposed to be the site of a dramatic final battle.

I thought that was already-liberated Dabiq?

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« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2017, 05:40:34 pm »

That's relieving.
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« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2017, 12:50:13 am »

Good news! I assume if Raqqa falls, ISIL will just relocate it's capital, but without Mosul or Raqqa, their basic day-to-day operations and financing are going to get much more difficult.
That and their specific brand of theology is going to be hit hard by the loss of Raqqa, which is supposed to be the site of a dramatic final battle.

I thought that was already-liberated Dabiq?
I'm actually not sure; I thought Raqqa was supposed to be the site of a great final battle, which is why they picked it as a capital. Though admittedly, I've only read a few articles on it.
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« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2017, 09:51:47 am »

Good to see at least some good news in the world right now.
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« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2017, 01:49:27 pm »

Good news! I assume if Raqqa falls, ISIL will just relocate it's capital, but without Mosul or Raqqa, their basic day-to-day operations and financing are going to get much more difficult.

They have apparently already relocated their capital to Mayadin.
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« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2017, 03:22:41 pm »

Update:

Mosul is almost fully cleansed of the IS-fukkers by now, Raqqa is fully encircled and the roads in and out of it controlled by the Kurds.

IS has also been removed from the province of Aleppo by the Syrian Army and the SA/Russians are also gaining some ground east of Palmyra.
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