Syrian army troops advance towards Raqqa

Syrian army troops advance towards Raqqa
Syrian Air Force carried out several rounds of combat sorties over ISIS’ defense lines in Northeastern Syria while the Army troops continued to advance towards terrorists’ self-proclaimed capital of Raqqa.

Fars news agency reported that the army aircraft pounded ISIS’ positions and movements in the villages of Deir Malihan, Debsi Fanan and al-Qadesiyeh in Western Raqqa, killing and wounding tens of ISIS and destroying several military vehicles.

In the meantime, the warplanes bombed heavily ISIS’ concentration centers East of the village of Wahibeh Kabirh in Eastern Aleppo near the border with Raqqa, destroying several vehicles.

Reports said that the Syrian Army troops that captured the last main bastion of ISIS in Eastern Aleppo, Maskana last week are now in Raqqa province operating against terrorists.

A field sources confirmed on Wednesday that the army troops continued to drive ISIS terrorists out of more villages and towns in Eastern Aleppo and entered the first terrorist-held villages in Western Raqqa.

The sources said that the army units engaged in fierce clashes with ISIS South of the newly-liberated town of Maskana and took full control over the villages of Khirbet Mohsen, Khirbet Hassaan, Beir al-Saba’a, al-Tarqawi, al-Salihiyeh and Anz Bu Kurdi, reaching Aleppo’s borders with Raqqa.

Media activists, meantime, reported that the army soldiers along with the Lebanese Hezbollah fighters seized control over six villages at Aleppo-Raqqa border, including Khirbet Mohsen and Khirbet Hassaan that are located in Raqqa province 80km away from Raqqa city and 7km far from Raqqa-Aleppo main road.

The source went on to say that the pro-government forces’ advance has occurred only 15 days after their arrival of the army forces deployed in Ithriya region in Northeast of the town of al-Salamiyah in Hama’s border with Raqqa.