The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have made a secret deal with ISIS terrorists in the city of Raqqah, the Russian state-run news agency Ria Novosti reported citing a source in the defense ministry.
According to the source, ISIS will get an open corridor to withdraw from Raqqah if its members redeploy to the province of Homs in order to fight government forces near Palmyra. The corridor will be located south of the ISIS-held city.
The source added that the Russian military has taken measures to prevent this scenario. The Russian Aerospace Forces have increased airstrikes against ISIS targets in the provinces of Deir Ezzor and Raqqah.