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Syrian force drop warning leaflets on Daesh-held Raqqah

16 June 2016 9:36

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The Syrian Air Force has dropped leaflets over the Daesh-held city of Raqqah, calling on the terrorists to surrender before they are all killed in the final offensive against the besieged city.

“This will be the end of each terrorist who will go armed against the army and people,” reads the first part of the two-page leaflets, the Sputnik news agency reported on Wednesday.

Below the text written in Arabic, pictures of slain Takfiri terrorists are printed, directly under which is written:

“We are coming.”

The second page features another text urging the Daeshis to surrender or be killed.

“Militant! The moment of truth is here. The world is changing rapidly. The Army is advancing. Think about it, waiting can cost you your life. Do not hesitate; hurry to surrender your arms, to save your live and your future,” it reads.

Both pages feature the signature of the high command of the Syrian Armed Forces.

Meanwhile, Syrian troops, backed by Russian air support, are just five kilometers away from the village of al-Thawrah after clearing all Takfiris blocking their advance.

“The Syrian army eliminated 15 militants along with their field commander, and destroyed their military vehicles,” said a Syria armysource.

Earlier this week, the Syrian forces regained control of a strategic crossroads leading to Raqqah.

In early June, Syrian army forces entered Raqqah province for the first time since 2014, when Daesh unleashed its campaign of terror on the Arab country.

Raqqah, on the northern bank of the Euphrates River, about 160 kilometers east of Aleppo, was overrun by Takfiri terrorists in March 2013, and was proclaimed the center for most of the terrorists’ administrative and control tasks the next year.


Syrians gather at the site of a twin car bomb attack in the al-Zahraa neighborhood of the central Syrian city of Homs on February 21, 2016. (AFP)

 

Syria has been gripped by foreign-backed militancy since March 2011.

UN special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura estimates that over 400,000 people have been killed in the conflict, which has also displaced over half of the Arab country’s pre-war population of about 23 million.

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