Syria: Gov’t Troops Reach Strategic Ithriya-Raqqa Road
The Syrian army forces advanced from their positions in Western Raqqa towards South and regained control of several regions, including Rajam al-Askar, Be’r Anbaj, al-Rasafah oil field, Zahr Um Baj, Job Aziz, Job al-Qanim, Abu Sousa and Job al-Baydh.
After advancing in these regions, the army soldiers reached Ithriya-Raqqa road.
In a relevant development on Monday, The Syrian army troops continued to storm ISIL’s defense lines in Eastern and Southeastern Aleppo and managed to advance towards Ithriya region in Northeastern Hama to reinvigorate Aleppo province’s security.
The army soldiers started battles against ISIL in areas near the villages of Bu Qazal and Anizeh South of the recently-liberated town of Maskana in Eastern Aleppo and managed to drive ISIL out of the region.
A military source said that the army intends to restore full security to Aleppo, adding that in line with the strategy the army troops advanced against ISIL 10km Southwest of Maskana towards Ithriya region.
Field sources, meantime, reported that the Syrian and Russian fighter jets carried out joint raids on ISIL positions in Northern Hama, killing and wounding a number of terrorists.
Also, the Syrian army aircraft targeted ISIL’s gatherings and movements along the oil pipeline and Abu Habilat region in Eastern Hama.