US Republican Senator John McCain secretly visited war-ravaged Syria last weekend.
A spokeswoman for McCain confirmed Wednesday earlier reports that the lawmaker, who c hairs the Senate Armed Services Committee, made a visit to the Syrian town of Kobani.
“Senator McCain traveled to northern Syria last week to visit U.S. forces deployed there and to discuss the counter-ISIL campaign and ongoing operations to retake Raqqah,” said the spokeswoman.
The Republican senator has been one the most staunch critics of US policies towards the Syrian crisis, adopted under former President Barack Obama.
The visit to Kobani, located on the northern border with Turkey, was made as US military officials were evaluating ways to allegedly tackle the Daesh Takfiri group.
“Senator McCain’s visit was a valuable opportunity to assess dynamic conditions on the ground in Syria and Iraq. President Trump has rightly ordered a review of the US strategy and plans to defeat…