End of ISIS? Terror group declares emergency in self-declared capital Raqqa in Syria

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ISIS fighter in Raqqa
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End of ISIS? Terror group declares emergency in self-declared capital Raqqa in Syria

Dreaded terror group Islamic State appears to be on the verge of being defeated in the key stronghold of Syria. The militant outfit has declared a state of emergency in their self-declared capital Raqqa in Syria.

According to a senior US official involved in anti-ISIS operations, ISIS is moving personnel around the city and trying to put up covers in certain areas to shield potential targets from airstrikes and ground attacks.

“We have seen this declaration of emergency in Raqqa, whatever that means. We know this enemy feels threatened, as they should,” Steve Warren, the spokesman for the US-led anti-ISIS coalition, said on Friday.

“They see the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), along with the Syrian Arab Coalition, manoeuvre both to their east and to their west,” Warren said.

“Both of these areas becoming increasingly secure, and the SDF increasingly able to generate their own combat power in those areas.”

SDF spokesman Tajir Kobani announced earlier this week that commanders of the SDF-affiliated groups in Northern Syria had coordinated plans for a joint final operation for liberating Raqqa from the ISIS.

The US military have also detected the movement of fighters throughout Raqqa which could give overhead surveillance aircraft an improved chance of finding and targeting them.


Meanwhile, it is not clear if ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi still remains in or around Raqqa. However, the military are monitoring any potential intelligence that he could be in other locations as well.

“Baghdadi remains extremely careful about his personal security,” a US defense official said, adding that America US will continue to try to find him.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. I am beginning to wonder if “Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi” is a name-title that the CIA/MOSSAD applies to its most recent appointee to the “ISIS leader” position? The name-title has become remarkably similar to the CIA/MOSSAD use of the “Osama bin Laden” title. The abundance of information suggesting that Osama bin Laden died of renal system failure in mid-December 2001 is rather conclusive. Also, the murder of the SEAL and other special force personnel involved in the fraudulent Hollywood event staged by Barack H. Obama in Pakistan, May 2011, “murder of Osama bin Laden,” documents the event to have been a fraud.

  2. Not to worry the next bogey man is in place he is called Vladimir Putin, The new Adolf Hitler ! if this weren’t so serious it would be laughable! actually it is everyone is laughing at the US paper tiger! The worlds largest military that seems incapable of winning any conflict it engages in! but ruins the third world nations it attacks to steal the natural resources. Very effective at killing unarmed women and children weddings hospitals and children’s homes hopeless when faced by lightly armed freedom fighters!

  3. Damned shame. Can’t we keep this BS game running a little longer? Call in some more air drops of supplies and weapons. It’s a jobs program. Who’s gonna be next months boogy men?

    • In addition to enabling ISIS to drive Arabs into the NATO states of the EU, dictator Merkel of Germany has made an additional contribution to the billions of German´s tax monies she has paid one terrorist chief, Erdogan of Turkey. Assigning the German Airforce to track the movements of the Syrian-Russian airforce inside Syria, and report only to the US/NATO illegal aggressors – not the legal, Syrian forces – contributes to the illegal, job-force somewhat. The German defense chief has called for an increase in its military.

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