As dozens of terrorists are found hiding among civilians fleeing war-torn Raqqa, the US-led coalition said that “any and all negotiations” are off the table. Other than the terrorists hiding behind women and children, an estimated 500 are prepared to fight until death.
Coalition spokesman Col. Ryan Dillon said officials in the Raqqa Civil Council, whos responsibility is to govern the city after Daesh has been driven out, “are working to negotiate the safe passage of thousands of civilians being held hostage.”
But the coalition “will not support any negotiated withdrawal of fighters,” he said. The Syrian Democratic Forces claim that the city should be under their control within days.
Published via The War Files
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