Syrian Kurdish militia sees Raqqa assault 'within weeks': report

October 13, 2015 6:22 AM

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BEIRUT An attack to drive Islamic State from its Syrian base of operations in Raqqa is expected within weeks, the head of one of the militia expected to take part in the U.S.-backed operation was quoted as saying on Tuesday.

Sipan Hamo, head of the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, told the London-based al-Hayat newspaper that contacts were underway with the U.S.-led coalition to set "zero hour" for the operation.

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