Monday night, regime forces, Shabiha and Sokur Al-Sahra “Desert falcons” militia retreated and went out of Raqqa province administrative boundaries, this was after their last advance in the western front, in which they were only seven kilometers far from Tabqa Military Airbase.
Regime army supported by Russian warplanes is trying to reach this airport and make it a military base just like the other one in Kuweires airbase in the eastern suburbs of Aleppo.
On the other hand, ISIS brought 400 of its fighters to the battle and used rocket launchers and guided missiles along with a large number of car bombs. The terrorist group managed to regain Al-Thawra “Al-Habari” oil field, which is 12 kilometers far from Tabqa Military Airbase, along with Sfaian oil field, Enbaj village and Zakiah road Junction.
According to RBSS reporter, regime forces went back to Al-Rasafa road junction. Our reporter confirmed that both sides have lost a large number of fighters.
In the last few weeks, Russian warplanes used scorched earth policy in the western suburbs of Raqqa; there were dozens of civilian casualties due to the massive attacks. This was three weeks after the declaration of “The Large Desert” battle, the regime launched this battle to regain Raqqa city, and they considered Tabqa Airbase as their first goal.
Assad Regime Is Outside Raqqa, Again