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Syrian Army Inches Closer to Last ISIL Bastions in Raqqa Province

1 August 2017 12:30

 

The Syrian Army troops, backed up by the country’s Air Force, pushed ISIL back from more positions in the Southeastern part of Raqqa province in their push toward Deir Ezzur.

The army men engaged in a fresh round of clashes with ISIL and drove them out of the villages of Arhabi, al-Sharideh, Qabli, al-Sabkheh, Qanem al-Ala, Wadi al-Kharar and al-Sab’eyat.

Meanwhile, a military source said that after the recent advances, the army imposed control over a long chunk of Raqqa-Deir Ezzur road and deployed only 4km away from the town of Ma’adan at Deir Ezzur’s border with Raqqa.

In the meantime, the army soldiers laid siege on the ISIL in the village of Zour Shemr.

Also, the army has gained military control over the villages of Abu Hamad and Salim Hama from Wadi al-Kharar direction.

The army units, also, overlook the village of Huweija Ashraf from Qabli direction.

Relevant reports said on Monday that the army troops advanced significantly against ISIL in areas South-East of Raqqa province, laying siege on the terrorist in several regions.

The army continued to clash with ISIL in Southeastern Raqqa near the provincial border with Deir Ezzur and imposed control over Khirbet Abu Matar region Southeast of the village of Salam Alaykom.

A military source confirmed that the army has deployed on the Southern bank of the Euphrates River, and laid siege on ISIL in the regions of Zour Shemr, al-Sabkheh, Shrideh, al-Jebeli, Arhabi, Rajm Haroun and Tal al-Maroud.

The ISIL front in Southeastern Raqqa province has completely collapsed after the recent defeats from the army.

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