Islamic State expels Syria regime forces from Raqqa province


Nothing to be concerned about. The Pentagon assures us they’re losing, and they wouldn’t lie to us, now, would they?

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“ISIS Expels Syria Regime Forces From Raqqa Province,” AFP, June 21, 2016:

(AFP) — ISIS expelled Syrian regime troops Monday from the northern province of Raqqa in a lightning counter-offensive that killed 40 regime forces, a monitoring group said.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the militants’ attack was launched late on Sunday following a regime offensive into the ISIS stronghold of Raqa on June 3 that advanced around 20 kilometers (12 miles) toward the town of Tabqa.

“Daesh (ISIS) has managed to drive out regime troops from the administrative borders of Raqa province after a fierce counter-offensive,” the Britain-based group said.

It said the militants had sent hundreds of reinforcements from their de facto capital of Raqa city to defend Tabqa, which has a dam and an air base, located 50 kilometers to the west.

“More than 40 members of the pro-regime forces were killed,” said the Observatory, which relies on a vast network of sources on the ground for its information.

Militant losses were unavailable….

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