A security source in the Northeastern province of Raqqa announced that the Syrian Army troops have shot down a drone of the ISIL terrorist group.
“A spying drone of the ISIL Takfiri terrorists was shot down in Raqqa province while it was trying to monitor the Syrian army’s movement towards the Eastern Badiyeh to hinder the government forces’ advances,” the sources said.
Reports said on Saturday that the Syrian Army and popular forces identified and captured scores of ISIL suicide attackers along al-Tabaqa airbase road before they could carry out their operations.
“The army men and the National Defense Forces (NDF), tipped off by the intelligence agents, surrounded the group of the ISIL terrorists carrying suicide-belts and arrested them,” the sources said, adding, “The suicide attackers were mostly between 16-20 age and even one of them was at the age of 13.”
“Three of the suicide bombers exploded their explosives but none of the army men was injured in the blasts,” the sources said.