NEWS DESK- The General Command of Wrath of Euphrates announced the beginning of the 4th stage of the Wrath of Euphrates aiming to cleanse the northern countryside of al-Raqqa and Wadi Jalab from IS gangs, eliminating the obstacles to liberate al-Raqqa city and tightening the siege and encircling the mercenaries’ gangs, the General Command of Wrath of Euphrates also called people to keep away from the enemy’s headquarters who aim at using them as human shields.
The Syrian Democratic Forces released a statement to the public, ANHA got a copy of it, the beginning of the 4th stage of Wrath of Euphrates was announced, the command stated that this stage is dedicated to liberate the northern countryside of al-Raqqa and preparing for a complete encirclement of the city.
The statement is:
“On behalf of the General Command of Wrath of Euphrates, we declare the commencement of the 4th stage to cleanse the remaining IS-held region in the northern countryside and Wadi Jalab from IS gangs, eliminating obstacles, and preparing for a complete grip of the city and besieging the gangs within the city”.
This operation is carried out with the participation of different factions and forces comprised under SDF, and with global coalition’s direct support as they provide aerial coverage and effective counsel on the ground, progress is being made on two axes; a western one and another eastern, we aim in this to liberate dozens of villages in the northern countryside and Wadi Jalab.
We call our people in the region to cooperate with SDF and move cautiously ensuring their safety, and keep away from the enemy’s points as the mercenaries might be using them as human shields, on our part, we promise to make every effort to preserve their safety and security and evacuee them to safe regions, till clashes are over.
On this occasion, we salute all participants in the Wrath of Euphrates operation in al-Raqqa, al-Tabqa and Deir ez-Zor city be it fighters or commanders, we wish them victory, we also salute our people’s resistance and cooperation with our forces and we renew our promise to bring them the good news of liberating al-Raqqa city completely from the dirt of terrorists.