Saturday, July 9, 2016
Yet more from the latest edition of the DEBKAfile:
Forget about Mosul. Go for broke! Now we take Raqqa? Raqqa the "capital city" of the Islamic State.
"If you want the tiger's cubs you must go into the lair" - - Yamamoto.
"Canadian, German commandos deploy in northern Syria near ISIS capital"
"Special forces troops from the ground forces of Germany and Canada landed early Thursday morning in the town of Tel Abyad in northern Syria near the Turkish border as part of the US military's war against ISIS. If and when a ground assault to capture the terrorist organization's capital of Raqqa begins, the troops are expected to help ensure the flow of supplies, ammunition and troops via Turkey, while protecting Route 712 leading to the neighboring country. Tel Abyad is about 90 kilometers north of the ISIS capital in Syria."
Troops of the "hunter class" to be used as mere infantry? Guarding supply lines? That is the intent?
The capture of Raqqa with the consequence that the Islamic State will become as a flailing snake the head cut off? Wait and see!