KURDISH-LED REBELS ADVANCE NEAR DAESH DE FACTO CAPITAL IN NORTHERN SYRIA
DAMASCUS, Syria, Feb 21 (NNN-SANA) – The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), continued to advance against the Daesh group, in the countryside of the northern province of al-Raqqa, the de-facto capital of the Daesh, a monitor group reported.
Violent clashes are still incessant in the countryside of al-Raqqa between the SDF and the Daesh, coupled with heavy shelling targeting the Daesh positions, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
The UK-based watchdog group said, the SDF has become in control of 12 towns in the eastern countryside of al-Raqqa, since starting its attack in recent months.
The aim of the attack on Daesh in al-Raqqa is to cut off the road between the city and the eastern province of Deir al-Zour, and to completely isolate the city from its countryside, as a prelude to storm al-Raqqa, according to the Observatory, which says, it relies on a network of activists on the ground.
This comes as the Daesh has suffered losses during battles with the Syrian army in the south-eastern countryside of Aleppo province in northern Syria.
The general-command of the Syrian army, said Monday, that, as many as 48 towns and villages have been liberated in Aleppo countryside from the Daesh, since the Syrian army unleashed a wide-scale military campaign on that region last month.
Source: Nam News Networkhttps://syrianewsgazette.com/kurdish-led-rebels-advance-near-daesh-de-facto-capital-in-northern-syria/General