August 27, 2017

Coalition commander says Raqqa police force paid by US as vetted force

Featuring Nicholas Heras

Source: ARA News

Major General Rupert Jones, the deputy commander of the US-led coalition against ISIS, said that the Raqqa Internal Security Force (RISF) are paid by the United States as a vetted opposition force.

“So the Raqqa Internal Security Force are a vetted force, and so are being paid as part of the U.S. process.  You know, they’re essentially a Syrian opposition force, and they’re a vetted Syrian opposition force.  So that is how they are trained and equipped,” General Jones said.

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  • Nicholas Heras

    Former Fellow, Middle East Security Program

    Nicholas A. Heras is a former Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), working in the Middle East Security Program. His work focused on the analysis of complex...