Syrian Army Troops, NDF Continue to Advance against ISIS in Raqqa Province

Syrian Army Troops, NDF Continue to Advance against ISIS in Raqqa Province
Sun Jun 5, 2016 21:05:12

The Syrian Army troops and National Defense Forces advanced around 8 kilometers into the depth of ISIS (Daesh / ISIL) strongholds in Western Raqqa and took control over more territories in the region.

The Syrian pro-government forces, in hours of non-stop battle, hit the ISIS strongholds hard in Western Raqqa and captured Syriatell towers and reached to the crossroad of Abu Alaj.

The ISIS left behind scores of the dead and wounded members and fled the battlefield.

The Syrian soldiers also advanced around 10 kilometers along Ithriya road to Tabaqa.

Reports said earlier today that the Syrian Army and its popular allies, backed up by the Russian fighter jets, have continued their advances against the ISIS terrorists in the Eastern and Northeastern parts of the country, inching closer to the city of Raqqa.

"Backed up by the very good aerial coverage of the Russian air force, the Syrian army and its allies have reached the Southeastern border of Raqqa province," the sources said.

"In the meantime, their have been tough battles the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and ISIS in Northern Raqqa, where the Kurdish-led SDF has recaptured dozens of villages and farms over the past few days," they added.

“Our forces have reached the administrative borders of Raqqa province after killing a number of the ISIS terrorists,” a Syrian army officer said.

“This is a Syrian land, and the Syrian army is the only legitimate force to regain control of those areas from all terrorist groups, including those supported by the West,” he said, in reference to the SDF as a US-backed Syrian force.

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