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Syrian Army Seizes over 50 sq/km of Land from ISIL Southwest of Raqqa

22 June 2016 1:07



The Syrian army and popular forces have captured 57 square kilometers of lands in their push towards al-Tabaqa airbase in recent days, battlefield sources said.

“The Syrian soldiers, the National Defense Forces and other popular fighters, in their anti-terrorism operation along the road connecting Ithriya in Hama to al-Tabaqa in Raqqa province, have thus far liberated 57 square kilometers from ISIL,” the sources said, adding, “The ISIL has suffered a heavy death toll and its military hardware has sustained major damage in the army offensives in the government forces’ offensives in the region.”

In relevant developments in the province on Monday, the Syrian Army troops’ anti-terrorism offensives in Western Raqqa inflicted major losses on the ISIL and forced the terrorist group to pull forces back from two more key regions.

The Syrian soldiers advanced significantly against the ISIL in al-Habari oilfield, which ended in the killing or wounding of several militants.

In the meantime, the Syrian arm men and their popular allies, after hours of non-stop clashes with the ISIL, captured Rajm al-Sheikh region in Sothern side of al-Rasafeh, which claimed the lives of at least 30 militants and seizure of a large amount of their ammunition and military equipment.

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