Syrian Army Liberates More Villages on Way to Raqqa, Prepares to Seize Key Gas Field

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The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies, supported by the Russian Aerospace Defense Forces, have liberated more villages advancing along the Salamiyah-Raqqa highway.

On June 7, the pro-government forces liberated from ISIS the villages of Zaydān and Madakhah, moving close to the strategic Tabaqa military airport.

Calshes are ongoing in the Rasafa area, south of Tabaqa where the loyalists are advancing on the ISIS positions. According to pro-government sources, Syrian troops are now deployed in about 5km from the Rasafa gas field.  The same sources argue that ISIS has lost about 30 militants and few vehicles equiped with machine guns in these clashes.

There are reports that ISIS has sent significant reinforcements to the area of Tabaqa from the city of Raqqa.

Separately, Russian warplanes conducted air raids against ISIS militants near the Tabaqa military airport and the city of Raqqa, destroying the terrorist group’s manpower and military equipment.

Earlier, 4 illegal oil supply facilities, belonged to ISIS, were destroyed by the Russian Aerospace Forces in the provinces of Raqqa and Homs.

Syrian Army Liberates More Villages on Way to Raqqa, Prepares to Seize Key Gas Field

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