The Syrian Arab Army and its are going to launch an attack on the ISIS capital of Raqqa and its stronghold of Deir ez-Zor. The announcement was made Russia’s envoy to the UN Office in Geneva Aleksey Borodavkin.
Russia will officially provide an air support to this operation. From the other side, it’s clear that Russian military advisers will participate in planning and coordination of the operation.
Borodavkin noted the importance of continuation of the fight against ISIS and other terrorist groups, such as Al-Nusra Front.
Deir ee-Zor and Raqqa are one of the most important locations for the terrorist organization, due to the number of oil fields in their vicinity.
In January, ISIS deployed about 2000 fighters had been deployed to the area of Deir Ezzor in order to strengthen the defense lines there.