Washington to form ‘national army’ for the battle of Deir al-Zor
:: The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights obtained information from varied sources that the International coalition and the US forces are setting meetings with “Maghaweer Al-Thawra” militia which is backed up by the coalition forces.
The meetings aim to form a “national army” in the Al-Shadadi area in the southern countryside of Al-Hasakeh city.
The new armed force is set to be labeled “The National Liberation Army” with “Maghaweer Al-Thawra” forces at the core of its formation, allowing it to be the only authorized army to head to Deir al-Zor and confront ISIS militants.
Brett McGurk, US Special Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIS, said that 2,000 ISIS fighters still remain in the Syrian city of Raqqa and are fighting to survive attacks by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces since June.