There are “signs” that ISIS leaders are fleeing the ISIS self-proclamed capital in Syria, Raqqah, as US-backed forces are advancing in the countryside of the terrorist stronghold, according to spokesman for the US-led coalition.
“They’ve increased population control measures in Raqqa by seeking to remove or destroy televisions, searching houses for mobile phones and satellite dishes in order to maintain control of news and access to information about their losses,” Colonel John Dorrian added commenting on the issue.
Dorrian said that since February 4, the so-called “Syrian Democratic Forces” have liberated 800 square kilometers and more than 100 villages in the province of Raqqah.
“These are not the actions of an enemy who feel they’re winning, and that’s because they’re not. We’re seeing reflections of pessimism among mid-level commanders and this world view is spreading to the rank-and-file fighters,” he said.