As reported by Fars news Agency citing source in the Syrian command, units of the government army managed to free from militants of the “Islamic state” (banned in Russia as a terrorist organization) several oil fields in the province of HOMS and come to the town of al-Sukhna. In the case of his classes loyal to President Bashar al-Assad’s troops will open the road to Deir ez-Zor — the last major town in Syria controlled by the militants.
Also, the Syrian troops on Sunday continued operations in the East of Hama province, where militants, caught in the half-encircled, trying to keep their positions and to prevent government troops to dislodge the extremists from the Central part of the country. Victory in this area will also allow Assad’s army to free forces for an attack on Deir ez-Zor.
Meanwhile, the American General Joseph Fotel, who commands coalition forces in the North of Syria, warned that the occupation is completely blocked Raqqa may take several months, according to ARA News. Despite the fact that Kurdish forces managed during the week to take the suburbs of Raqqa and sections to get to the old part of the city, Fotel sure that the fighters well enough strengthened its position and won’t allow the Kurds to quickly develop success.
Raqqa was considered the “capital” of ISIS in Syria. The capture of Mosul, which was considered the “capital” of ISIS in Iraq, coalition forces announced last week.