Syrian opposition group sets sights on Daesh ‘capital’

Published October 30th, 2015 - 05:00 GMT
The Syrian city of Raqqa has been under Daesh control since March 2013. (AFP/File)
The Syrian city of Raqqa has been under Daesh control since March 2013. (AFP/File)

Raqqa city in northern Syria – often dubbed Daesh’s ‘capital’ – has been declared a military zone by opposition groups in an attempt to rescue it from the militant group, according to one Syrian opposition commander.

A statement by Abu Issa -- leader of the Raqqa Revolutionaries' Brigade -- came on Thursday in a video broadcast on the brigade's official YouTube account.

Abu Issa called on the people of Raqqa to help them in “rescuing” the city, warning them to move away from Daesh positions.

The commander also gave five days to those helping Daesh to quit the terrorist group.

The Raqqa Revolutionaries' Brigade has been actively participating in the fight against Daesh, seizing control of the Syrian-Kurdish town of Kobane in January 2015 and Tal Abyad, Suluk and Ayn Issa during an operation in May.

Raqqa is among the Syrian cities which have recently come under Russian military bombardment.


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