Syrian Army liberates Sergiopolis near Raqqa from ISIS

Syrian Army liberates Sergiopolis near Raqqa from ISIS

Syrian government troops have regained control over the historical complex of the ancient city of Sergiopolis, known as Resafa in Arabic, which is located just southwest of the city of Raqqa, Sputnik reported on Monday.

The offensive operation of the ground forces received aerial support from planes of both Russian and Syrian air forces.

“In the wake of battles with the Islamic State (Daesh, a terrorist group banned in Russia), the Syrian army freed the historical Resafa in the south of the Raqqa province,” the source said.

Sergiopolis has great historical and archaeological significance as an ancient Roman city from the Byzantine times and is known for its partially preserved walls of temples, palaces, and streets.