THE END IS NEAR: Syrian Army Begins Major Advance into ISIS HQ Raqqa
15 February, 2016
The end is near for ISIS, and the terror group could perhaps be history in just a few short months.
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On Sunday, the Syrian Arab Army and Palestinian armed militias captured the strategically important Tal Masbah hilltop, which was also the last entrenched ISIS position.
The fortified hilltop was the last line of defence for approaches to the Salamiyah-Raqqa highway, which leads to the terror group’s stronghold in the city of Raqqa.
Furthermore, the Syrian army mounted a huge assault on the village of Zakiyah seizing an important crossroad nearby, cutting ISIS’s major supply route from Raqqa to the nearby province of Hama.
A source in the Syrian army says that militants on the Tal Masbah hilltop were forced to flee northeast towards the desert on the Raqqa-Hama border, where an intense battle between the terror group and government forces is currently taking place.
The source also said:
“This is an indication of the direction of coming operations toward Raqqa,”
“In general, the Raqqa front is open.”
The Syrian government also expects to recapture the Tabaqah military airbase in southwest Raqqa shortly, which was taken over by ISIS in August 2014.
While the end of ISIS is certainly brilliant news, the most important aspect of this report is that it means it will now be much harder for Saudi Arabia and Turkey to launch their planned invasion of Syria.
This is because there will be no logical rationale for such actions if the terrorists’ headquarters have already fallen.
Just days ago, 21WIRE reported that Russia had destroyed the CIA’s arms smuggling operation in Syria, an event which appears to have had a huge affect on the terrorists as they are now on the verge of total defeat.
Watch now for Russia to step up its air campaign in Raqqa, which will accelerate the victory for the Syrian Army and Kurdish (my correction) militias.