Syria's Raqqa 'could join Kurdish state' once freed
London - MENA
Kurdish officials said that Daesh de facto capital of Raqqa could become part of a new Kurdish-led state once it is freed from jihadist rule by American-backed forces, the Telegraph reported Tuesday.
Such claims would infuriate Turkey and much of the Syrian opposition.
The US-backed Syrian Defence Force (SDF) is moving in on Daesh northeastern base, leading to questions over what could take the place of Daesh rule.
Unnamed Kurdish officials said that Raqqa, once freed, could either join a future federal region for northern Syria, or could have an independent local administration, similar to the local cantons that are now running the Kurdish areas of Syria.