The main goal of the operation is to cut off the Islamists from Turkish territory.
The Syrian opposition with the support of the U.S. special forces launched a major offensive against the terrorist group “Islamic state” in Northern Syria, near the town of Manuja, near the border with Turkey. This was reported by Reuters staff the U.S. administration.
The main objective of the operation is to cut off the Islamists from Turkish territory.
“This is their last channel of access to Europe, said one of the American representatives. According to him, in the attack mainly involved the formation of the “Syrian Arabs”. Local Kurds, who maintained the conflict with Ankara, constitute only about a fifth of those involved in this operation. She is supported by special forces of the United States, which instruct the units of the Syrian opposition on the battlefield, but they do not participate in the hostilities.
“They will be as close as possible (to the Syrians) to carry out this operation, but will not join the battle,” said one employee of the US administration. He said that the operation was prepared for several weeks and can be quite long.
Air support coming will have US air force planes and other members of the international anti-terrorist coalition. According to U.S. officials, Turkey agreed to these military operations, which take place near its border with Syria.