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Kurds Account for 80% of US-Trained Syrian Democratic Forces

Sputnik – 08.03.2016

Kurdish fighters make up roughly 80 percent of US-supported forces in Syria, Commander of US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) said in congressional testimony on Tuesday.

“Probably about 80 percent,” Votel stated when asked what percentage of Syrian Democratic Forces were Kurds.

The Syrian Democratic Forces is an alliance of mainly Kurdish, but also Arab, Assyrian, Armenian and Turkmen militias.

US-supported forces in Syria, Votel noted, are capable of seizing Raqqa, although that is currently not a plan to either take or hold the Islamic State’s capital.

The Islamic State, also known as Daesh, has been designated as a terrorist group and is outlawed in the United States, Russia and many other countries.

See also:

Israel announces support for Kurdish independence

March 8, 2016 - Posted by | Illegal Occupation | ,

1 Comment »

  1. So. Let’s be honest. This is NOT a civil war, but an American lead and financed invasion of an independent country. U.S. Special Operations Command are not recognised for their “Humanitarian interventions” are they?


    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | March 8, 2016 | Reply

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