News ID: 47924
Publish Date: 21 May 2016 - 23:58
Informed sources announced on Saturday that the Syrian Army, popular forces and Russian and Syrian warplanes are ready to storm the ISIL positions in Raqqa from Aleppo and Hama provinces.
"The Syrian military forces and popular fighters deployed in the Eastern territories of Aleppo province and the Northeastern part of Hama province mainly in Ithriya are ready to launch their joint operation against the ISIL terrorists in the capital of the self-proclaimed Caliphate," the sources said.

"The Syrian and Russian Air Forces are to carry out a large number of combat flights over the ISIL centers in Raqqa to weaken the group's defense abilities and pave the ground for the easier advances of the ground forces in the battlefield," they added.

"The Syrian government forces have been coordinating the process of such large-scale operations in the last two months and they could carry out the operations earlier but the attacks of al-Nusra Front and Ahrar al-Sham on the government forces' positions in parts of Hama, Homs and Aleppo delayed the operations," the sources underlined.

Reports said earlier today that the Syrian Democratic Forces are preparing to launch a large-scale operations in coming hours to end the ISIL terrorists' rule over the Northeastern province of Raqqa.

"The Syrian Democratic Forces that are mainly comprised of Kurdish fighters are ready to storm the ISIL terrorists' positions in the capital of self-proclaimed Caliphate," the sources said.

"In the meantime, the US warplanes dropped leaflets over the city of Raqqa on Thursday and demanded civilians to leave the city as soon as possible," they added.

More reports said earlier today that ISIL terrorists have forbidden Raqqa residents from leaving the militants’ self-declared capital in Syria and have started evacuating their own families.

ISIL has forbidden Raqqa residents from leaving the militants’ self-declared capital in Syria and have started evacuating their own families in the direction of Deir Ezzur, eye witnesses and local sources said.

The families of foreign mercenaries were the first ones to leave the city on Friday afternoon. Inmates have also been let free from Raqqa prisons.

Meanwhile Kurdish forces have established a stronghold about 37 kilometers North of Raqqa.

 
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