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leader to deploy all-Arab force in Raqqa offensiveIts involvement in the battle for Raqqa, alongside the Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces, is welcomed by Washington, which is keen to broaden the political base of the opposition forces in the area.Jarba said he struck a deal with the U.S.-led coalition in December to deploy his all-Arab force in the fight for Raqqa. Col. John Dorrian, spokesman for the U.S.-led Operation Inherent Resolve, described Jarba's men in December as a "notable" force, and said the Syrian was an influential player in the region.
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