According to Raqqa24, a local news platform, the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Front have deployed much of their forces to Deir Ezzor province.
As the platform wrote on its Twitter, some 15% of the Kurdish-led groups left the besieged city to “join clashes against Daesh”. However, the SDF’s main target weren’t the terrorists.
The troops advanced more than 50 km on the ISIS-dominated territory with no signs of clashes to approach the border between Raqqa and Deir Ezzor provinces.
In particular, Fares Shehabi, a Syrian MP, paid attention to that fact and asked U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley on his Twitter how the SDF could move so far “without firing a single bullet”.
Obviously, the U.S. has brokered an agreement with the Islamic State to provide the Kurds a corridor for their assault on Deir Ezzor from northeast. When the Syrian troops began rapidly liberate the city, Washington was taken by surprise and developed a plan redeploying the Kurdish units which shelled the government army’s positions to impede the operation.
Besides, the Americans also aim at the oil fields in Raqqa province. Some of them are also under the SDF control.
As a result, against the background of these developments, the U.S. officials’ words about “fighting terrorism” turn out to be just mere hypocrisy.