by Loaa Adel
Jun 19, 2017, 6:07 pm
Syrian regime forces recapture Rasafa area near Raqqa
Syrian army forces. File photo.
Raqqa (Syria News) The Syrian government forces, on Monday, managed to recapture al-Rasafa area, south of Raqqa, after fierce battles with the Islamic State group.
Qasioun News reported that the Syrian army managed to recapture the area of Rasafa, south of Raqqa, after violent battles with the Islamic State, using light and heavy weapons, leaving casualties among the ranks of the two sides.
It is noteworthy that the government forces were able, yesterday, to advance into new areas in the southern countryside of Raqqa, including Ja’edin Village, south of Raqqa, after clashes with the Syrian Democratic Forces.
Meanwhile, Syrian Badiyah is witnessing ongoing battles, where the government forces, backed by Russian troops, advanced into the southern entrance of the city of Raqqa.