Press TV has interviewed Veterans Today Editor Kevin Barrett, an author and Middle East expert in Madison, to discuss the gains made by Syrian government forces against the Daesh Takfiri group in the Arab country’s northern Raqqah province.
A rough transcription of the interview appears below.
Press TV: How important is taking the Tabqa airbase from Daesh as the Syrian army closes in on Raqqah itself?
Barrett: Well it is very important. This airbase has both symbolic and especially strategic significance, and it is a major milestone in the march on the capital of Daesh. But it is interesting here that we are now seeing the US and its proxies suddenly getting interested in actually joining the war on Daesh as it appears that the Syrian government is about to take Raqqah.
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