Troops on Saturday entered the Raqqa province for the primary time since 2014, when Daesh unleashed its ferocious marketing campaign of terror within the Arab nation. A possible recapture of Raqqa in Syria and Mosul in northern Iraq is seen as the last word blow to Daesh. In Iraq, armed fighters have edged as shut as 30 kilometers (18 miles) of the capital of Nineveh province.
In accordance with the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, authorities troops have been advancing on the Tabqa dam on the Euphrates River, some 40 km (25 miles) from Raqqa, on Saturday.
“Regime troops backed by Russian airstrikes and Russian-trained militia entered Raqqa province on Saturday morning for the primary time since August 2014,” stated the observatory’s director Rami Abdel Rahman. The developments adopted heavy aerial assaults carried out on Friday within the jap areas of Hama province which borders Raqqa.
Tal Abyad was cleared of Daesh final 12 months. The city served as a launchpad for Daesh assaults given its proximity to Raqqa. Earlier in 2016, Syrian forces liberated the traditional metropolis of Palmyra within the sprawling central Homs province.
Syria has been gripped by foreign-backed militancy it blames on some regional and western governments. In accordance with a February report by the Syrian Middle for Coverage Analysis, the battle in Syria has claimed the lives of over 470,000 individuals in whole since March 2011.