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“The liberation of Raqqa from Daesh terrorist group is a matter of time that does not present difficulties militarily”, Syrian President Bashar Assad said in an interview with Australian television.


BEIRUT (SputnikNews, 1 July 2016) ~ Assad maintained that the danger of terrorists groups like Daesh

“is not about what land they occupy…It’s about how much of their ideology can they instill in the mind of the people in the area that they sit or live in.”

“Reaching Raqqa is not that difficult militarily, let’s say. It’s a matter of time. We are going in that direction,” Assad told SBS in an interview as quoted by SANA on Friday.

Since May, the Syrian army launched an offensive in the direction of Tabqa, which lies on the way to the city of Raqqa, the Syrian stronghold of Daesh.

At the same time, the Syrian Democratic Forces, which mostly consists of Kurdish militia, are conducting an operation in Manbij. Manbij, located between Daesh’s de facto capital of Raqqa and the Syrian-Turkish border, is a strategically important area for the terrorist group.

The Syrian government has had no presence in Raqqa since August 2014. Liberating the city, where some believe Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is living, has long been seen as key to crippling the terrorist organization.


Soldiers of the Syrian Army. File photo’We Are Coming’: Syrian Army Showers Daesh With Warning Leaflets in Raqqa


The Syrian Army and its allied forces, with support from Russian air support and the Syrian Air Force, made advances in the direction of Al-Thawrah in Raqqa province …(…read more…)…


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