On August 19, Brett McGurk, Special Presidential Envoy for the US-led coalition against ISIS, posted a photo report showing “meetings with sheikhs of all major tribes in Raqqa Province, committed to destroying ISIS.”
Most likely, the photo report was aimed to show that the US-led coalition had support of Arab tribes living in the province of Raqqah.
However, something went wrong when Twitter users found that the newly recruited “fighters against ISIS” pledged their allegiance to ISIS some time ago.
In the new Arab anti-ISIS coalition group the Americans did not find executives to integrate in this team and borrow from ISIS. So those who for so many years supported equality and barbarity now that the Americans want something against the ISIS were offered the same people. That hypocrisy.
Just as with the FSA (Free Syrian Army) same people, the same people spoke as opposition and sometimes as jihadists likewise the Americans who wanted to put them
The US-led coalition faces significant problems as the area controlled by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) expands in the provinces of Raqqah and Deir Ezzor. The SDF remains a Kurdish-dominated entity and Kurdish militias operating under this brand have own interests, including an establishing a semi-independent or independent Kurdish state in the SDF-held area. These ideas find little support from the local Arab population.
Does the US-led coalition really believe that this situation could be changed this way?