In the name of the General Command of the Euphrates Operations Command, we now announce the beginning of the fourth phase to clear the remaining northern countryside and the valley of Jalab from the terrorists and to remove the last obstacles in front of us, to prepare for the liberation of the city of Al-Raqqa and the completion of the siege with encirclement of the terrorists.
This operation is carried out with the participation of the various factions and forces affiliated with the Syrian Democratic Forces, with the direct support of the coalition forces against terrorism through overall coverage and actual consultation on the ground, and progress is made on two fronts, east front and western front, Jalab and the northern countryside of the city of Raqqa.
We call on our people and the people in the region to cooperate with the Syrian democratic forces and move, in order to ensure their safety, stay away from enemy positions and beware of the enemy's plans that they will using them as human shields. We pledge to exert all efforts to preserve their security and safety. .
We salute the steadfastness of our people and their cooperation with our forces and renew our pledge to shed on the victory in liberating the entire city of Al-Raqqa and purging it from the abomination of the enemy terrorists.
Syria live see free democracy.
Long live the brothers of peoples.
Shame and shame of terrorism and all the forces supporting it.
Leadership of the Euphrates Operation Command | 13 April 2017