The army advances on al-Rasafa in Raqqa, shoots down a drone for ISIS terrorists

Provinces, SANA – Army units have killed many ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists as they continued their operations against the two organizations’ positions in various areas.

Raqqa

Army units in cooperation with the popular defense groups have advanced in Raqqa countryside, inflicting losses upon the ranks of ISIS terrorists whose positions have received direct strikes.

After establishing control over the oil pumping station and electricity station of al-Tabqa city in addition to two oil fields in the western countryside of Raqqa, the army has continued advancing and swiftly established control over areas where ISIS terrorists spread in Harbiyat and Anbaj villages, a military source told SANA on Saturday.

Having advanced that far, the army units are now only 6 km from al-Rasafa area after they have already secured a 57 km long area extending between Atherya near Hama and al-Rasafeh in the eastern Badiya (desert), the source said.

It added that “al-Safih Triangle” that is located near al-Habbari field has now been under the army’s full control after the remaining gatherings of ISIS terrorists were eliminated before the rest fled the area.

A drone for ISIS terrorists was shot down while it was trying to monitor the army’s movement towards the eastern Badiya to hinder its advance, the source noted.

Deir Ezzor

Units of the army and armed forces killed 15 ISIS terrorists and injured others in al-Reshdia neighborhood, vicinity of al-Tharda mount and Ayash villge in the Deir Ezzor city and its countryside during the last hours, a field source told SANA reporter.

The source added that an army unit destroyed an ammunition and weapons-loaded vehicle for ISIS at the vicinity of Tharda mount at the southern side of the city.

Tens of ISIS terrorists, including foreigners, were killed in the last few days in several areas of Deir Ezzor province by army units which also destroyed a number of ISIS heavy machine gun-equipped vehicles.

Daraa

Army units carried out military operations against Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in the southern Daraa province, destroying some of their fortifications and gatherings to the south of al-Kark roundabout in Daraa al-Mahatta neighborhood and to the south of al-Menshiyeh neighborhood in Daraa al-Balad area.

The source added that another army unit clashed with a Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist group that attempted to infiltrate into the vicinity of a military post in Daraa al-Mahatta, killing or injuring most of the group’s members.

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