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IS defeated in Raqqa: 3000 US-Trained Police Force to maintain peace!


RAQQA: Spokesman and Senior Commander of (Kurdish-led) Syrian Democratic Force (SDF) has claimed in a presser held here today that IS has been routed out of the devastated city.

SDF said that the city administration was being formally handed over to a council consisting of local officials and tribal leaders.

The spokesman further informed that US-trained force of three thousands policemen would be maintaining law and order of the city that has been destroyed to the extent that only 20% is inhabitable.

Thousands of bombs dropped by the US-led coalition have devastated the city. It is pertinent to mention here that the Press Conference was deliberately held inside Raqqa Stadium that was turned into a prison and arms depot.

M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.