US Secretary of Defence, Ash Carter wants an all out attack against ISIS by striking their strongholds in both Mosul and Raqqa.
Carter said, “We want to see an isolation operation begin around Raqqa as soon as possible.”
Remember, the US SEAL who killed Bin Laden called Raqqa 'The Hive' and warned that until it's taken out, there will be more terror attacks.
“We need a plan to get into the Raqqa because that is where the caliphate, the capitol of the caliphate, is,” Rob O’Neill said back in March. “We’re swatting at the bees, but we need to really take out the hive. And the hive is in Syria.”
Ash Carter seems to agree and according to Express, said that an attack on both ISIS strongholds is in the works.“We are working with our partners there in Syria to do just that… There will be some simultaneity to these two operations.”
The Islamic State has gone to great lengths to hold into Mosul by striking nearby Iraqi town Rumba.