Syrian Soldiers Start Defusing Landmines in Western ISIS-Held Raqqa City

Syrian Soldiers Start Defusing Landmines in Western ISIS-Held Raqqa City
Tue Jun 28, 2016 16:10:57

Military sources announced on Tuesday that the Syrian Army's engineering units have started an operation to defuse landmines and bombs planted by the ISIS in Western Raqqa.

"The engineering units are demining al-Rasafeh region at Raqqa's Western border with Hama's Eastern border to pave the ground for the army to fortify more positions to move easier across the battlefield with higher safety," the sources said.

"The Syrian soldiers have targeted ISIL's patrolling groups in al-Rasafeh region badly and have inflicted major casualties on them," they added.

"The ISIS will not be able to take full control over Western Raqqa due to strong presence of the Syrian government forces in the region," they went on to say. 

On Sunday, the Syrian army backed by the country's air force inflicted heavy losses on the Takfiri terrorists in Raqqa province.

The Syrian air force destroyed a large number of ISIL's armored vehicles equipped with machineguns in the Southern outskirts of the town of al-Tabaqa in Western Raqqa.

The Syrian army also hit hard the ISIS Takfiri terrorists and their military equipment in Ithriya-Khanasser-Tabaqa road, FNA reported.

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