Assad Regime Is Outside Raqqa, Again


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.

media activist from the city of Raqqa, student at the Faculty of Law at the University of the Euphrates. Director of the Media Office of Raqqa, founding member of "Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently", founding member of the documentary project of "Sound and Picture". I work in documenting violations committed by Assad's regime and ISIS group and extremist organizations inside the city of Raqqa, as I work in programming, design and visual media. I hold a certificate of coach in digital security, and a certificate of journalist coach, and a certificate in documenting violations against human rights, and a certificate in electronic advocacy. I underwent a training under the supervision of "Cyber-Arabs" in collaboration with the Institute for War and Peace "IWPR", about the management of electronic websites and leadership of advocacy campaigns, and a training of press photography under the supervision of the photojournalist "Peter Hove Olesen".