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Syrian Opposition Claims That US-backed Forces Reached Agreement With ISIS Over Raqqa City


Syrian Opposition Claims That US-backed Forces Reached Agreement With ISIS Over Raqqa City

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The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) will allow ISIS fighters to withdraw from Raqqa city under a newly reached agreement between the two sides, the pro-opposition Syrian blog “Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently” reported on September 21.

According to the report, the SDF will allow the remaining 200 ISIS fighters inside Raqqa city to withdraw towards Deir Ezzor governorate. The sources added that other 30 ISIS fighters have chosen to defect to SDF instead of withdrawing.

These claims are not confirmed yet, however the SDF and ISIS made similar deals in al-Tabqah town and Manbij city where the SDF allowed hundreds of ISIS fighters to withdraw towards Homs governorate mainly.

In a related development, on September 22, the SDF captured al-Firdous district in the center of Raqqa city, according to Kurdish sources. 17 ISIS fighters were killed and 4 armed vehicles of ISIS were destroyed in the clashes in the western part and the center of Raqqa city, according to the SDF.

Meanwhile, the ISIS-linked news agency Amaq, claimed that 5 SDF fighters were killed by ISIS in al-Firdous district. Amaq also released a video of the clashes in the district between SDF and ISIS fighters on September 22.

Syrian opposition sources claimed that US-led coalition warplanes carried out more than 61 airstrikes on Raqqa city in the last 24 hours. “Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently claims that more than 600 civilians were killed in Raqqa city by the SDF and the US-led coalition so far.



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  • chris chuba

    What about the sanctimonious U.S. Generals who lambasted Hezbollah for making this type of deal just a couple of weeks ago? I can’t stand these hypocrites, very non-professional. I wish our Generals would stick to regular war instead of Information War.

    • Dustil schmit

      I seen it on both sides that igor spokesman fellow for one is full throttle on the information wars.

  • DJ Double D

    Why is this news? I wrote about this deal 5 days ago or so. After SAA crossed Euphrates, US proposed ISIS huge money to surrender Raqqah.

    • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

      More chain pulling by the US since they also put out the story of the agreement in Hama.

  • John Brown

    I bet it is more like 2000 ISIS defected to and joined the SDF

    • Goran Grubić HardyVeles

      You know, recently I read an interview with a šiptar (Kosovo, Albanian) that was ISIS member and then had to buy himself out for 2500 EUR to have them let him go home. (now he waits some 3.5y in prison) Beside his annoying sad story from personal perspective – important information was that far too many dumb asses like him ended in Syria as part of ISIS but they had no stomach for what was the reality. In this respect – I really can imagine significant number of ISIS mercenaries to cross to the opposite line – especially if we imagine that Uncle Sam is giving certain incentives. He said that he went there because “of faith in Caliphate but because of money too” (interesting mix) – and claim the most of crazies coming from the Balkans are in the similar mindset. So, sound realistically for me.

  • Dustil schmit

    I forget is “Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently” former ISIS or former alqaeda probably both. Are still upset FSA didn’t rescue them?

    • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

      There are reports of ongoing fighting still there and in Hama pocket just more BS by the US in disinformation yanking everybody’s chain.

  • Assad Did Nothing Wrong™

    I’ve had sanctimonious SDF shills tells me Assad should never deal with ISIS, and now we have this SDF-ISIS deal like before with Manbij. Hypocrisy strikes again.

    • Daniel Castro

      Both SDF and ISIS eat on zionist hands…

    • Moussa Saab

      You have an awesome profile pic! I think I remember you commenting on livemap.Syria website.

  • MD Ranix

    too good to be true … kurds=isis … both are the same … terrorists owned by israhell

    • Solomon Krupacek

      why? ssa = isis beacouse of hama deal? dont be so much fool.

      • Daniel Castro

        SDF, ISIS, Al-Qaeda, they’re all CIA branches fighting a covert fake war between themselves with the sole goal of destroying Syria for the greater Israel master plan.

        • Solomon Krupacek

          i dont think so. sur, they used the jihadists, but not founded. and from raqqa go 200 isis members. how many go from hama? and how many thousend othe jihadists left after deal with assad? these are legitim methods.

          • Daniel Castro

            There is a video in which Obama himself sayd CIA is training ISIL. This is old news.

  • dutchnational

    While I do not know anything about a deal in Raqqah, there is nothing to be found on SDF minded media, I tend to consider this, for the moment, as fake news.

    The report is anyhow wrong about there having been a deal in Tabqah. There was not. So anyhow an unreliable report.

    Even if correct about Raqqah, how would this be different from the many deals between SAA and all kinds of rebels, incl IS in Arslan and more then 7k fighters in Aleppo less then a year ago?

    Sanctimonious crybabies, whining about SDF gaining Raqqah (almost) and then redeploying tens of thousands towards DeZ.

    They must be happy to read that acc to several tweets the first groups are starting to, or already have been, redeploy towards DeZ.

    • PZIVJ

      The SDF is now pushing on ISIS NW of DZ from Mt Al Bazikha area.
      IMHO: I think the SAA bridge head E of DZ has changed everything (a new line in the sand).
      SDF will not be allowed to approach the river road SE of the crossing, otherwise all hell may break loose against the Kurds in Syria. So SAA will control both side of the river SE of DZ city, including the Omar oil fields.
      GO TIGERS GO :)

    • Moussa Saab

      Kurdish trash, do you stick your head in a bucket all day, then shit out a comment from the propaganda shoved up your ass when you are feeling insecure about the SDF?

      • BL

        He’s kike shill

  • Langaniso Mhlobo

    No surprise SDF never fought ISIS.USA was ordering civilian killing.

  • Langaniso Mhlobo

    SDF and ISIS are just one and the same.All of a sudden ISIS is surrendering all areas to SDF without any trace and were about of them.USA actually rush to Raqqa under false pretence to mobilise terrorist activities in Homs, Idlib,Hama,Palmyra, Aleppo and Damascus. Just to make matter complicated for the Russians.There is no way how Erdogan will be effective in this fight because terrorist get their training in Turkey.Just to make matters worst for USA and Jordan Russia must deploy Erdogan to Raqqa to oversee there and Also to Afrin and Manbij.Then the beat will be on.

    • Brad Isherwood

      SDF and US sitting on stolen Tabqa Dam.
      Turks have leverage over Euphrates river.
      Syria cannot allow the SDF/Kurds and US to control that dam…or any other on Syrian Euphrates.
      Lavrov says Syria should not be divided. …
      Time for talk to end….SAA should airlift Special Forces to seize the Dam back.

  • Anthony Quintero

    K33P it pipen H0T Ladies &Gents

  • Sazzoo

    Fake news

  • Moussa Saab

    “30 ISIS fighters defected to SDF”
    Let that settle in for a moment.

    The same ISIS fighters that have been fighting in raqqah and killing SDF ‘soldiers’
    The ISIS that Kurdish leaders vowed to destroy.
    The ISIS that has taken Syria apart, and the ones that occupied Kurdish villages in Syria, and slaughtered their civilians,
    Are the ones defecting to SDF.

    Now with all else that is happening, like the SDF taking oil fields in eastern Syria, and U.S-SDF relations. It is becoming ever so clear that the un-loyal, land grabbing, hypocritical SDF is the new ISIS.

    Just as Myanmar Gadafi said during an interview with a Western news outlet when his country was being overthrown by the U.S and rebels, “They are Al-Qaeda, Al-qaeda I tell you, just with a different name”

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  • John Whitehot

    what? didn’t that US general state that ISIS must be killed and destroyed every time and there is no way they’ll be allowed to retreat alive?
    I hope that RuAF planes will be circling over the area when they get into their buses to Deir Ezzor.

  • Tudor Miron

    i.e. US/Israel are sending reinforcments to fight SAA around DeirAzure :)

  • dutchnational

    A little later, this report shows to be as I suspected.


    At the same time, SAA made a factual deal like this with IS.

    No comments from the ranters here.