Hundreds of Syrian fighters join Manbij military council to support Raqqa campaign

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Soldiers of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) during a training session west of Raqqa. Photo: ARA News

ARA News

At least 237 fighters have joined the Manbij Military Council after receiving at the academy of martyr commander Faysal Abu Layla.

The fighters include Kurds, Arabs and Turkmen. The ceremony was attended by the General Commander of the Manbij Military Council, Abu Amjad, and FSA commanders Abu Adel, Anwar Ismail, and members of the Manbij council.

Abu Amjad confirmed that the Manbij Council will continue to support the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to liberate the so-called ISIS capital of Raqqa.

On 6 June, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) launched the operation to take the city of Raqqa with support of the US-led coalition.

In April, the Manbij Military Council on sent 200 fighters to support the Syrian Democratic Forces in the Raqqa operation with heavy weapons and ammunition, local sources said.

“We did not forget the SDF support. During the liberation campaign of the city of Manbij, the fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces provided us with great support until we were able to liberate our city from ISIS,” the Manbij Military Council said in a statement.

Reporting by: Wladimir van Wilgenburg | Source: ARA News 

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