US reiterates trust in Kurdish forces

A US commander has reiterated trust in the Kurdish forces of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) for the Raqqa operation, according to Sputnik.

“I expect Kurds will participate in the operation in one form or fashion, Operation Inherent Resolve commander Lieutenant general Stephen Townsend said in a briefing on Wednesday.

“I don’t foresee us bringing in large numbers of coalition troops, mainly because what we’re doing is, in fact, working,” the army lieutenant general said, speaking from Baghdad.

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