DAESH REPORTEDLY DISLODGES GOVERNMENT TROOPS FROM SYRIA’S AL-RAQQA
DAMASCUS, Syria- The Daesh group, has expelled the government troops from Syria’s northern province of al-Raqqa, a monitor group reported.
The Daesh unleashed a wide scale offensive on Monday, managing to reverse the progress of the Syrian army and allied fighters, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
The Syrian army retreated to a place 40 kilometres away from the al-Tabaqa airbase, in al-Raqqa countryside; formerly they were only seven kilometres from that spot, which was the main goal of the military offensive on al-Raqqa, the de facto capital of the Daesh.
The observatory said, the army is out of the administrative borders of al-Raqqa, again.
The Syrian army entered al-Raqqa’s administrative borders on June 4, days after offensive against the route, between the town of Athriya in the central province of Hama, and the Al-Tabaqa town, in al-Raqqa countryside.
Pan-Arab al-Mayadeen TV said, the aim of attacking Al-Raqqa is to recapture the town of Al-Tabqa, due to its strategic importance.
It would enable the Syrian army to sever key routes, linking Al-Raqqa to the northern province of Aleppo, where the Daesh controls some of the border towns near Turkey, and from where it smuggles fighters and weapons.
Source: Name News Networkhttps://syrianewsgazette.com/daesh-reportedly-dislodges-government-troops-from-syrias-al-raqqa/Politics