Raqqa reconquest -- Kurds to the left and the Syrian Army to the right
Islamic State set oil fields in Raqqa ablaze
Raqqa (Syria News) The self-proclaimed Islamic State group, on Sunday, set several oil wells ablaze in the southern countryside of Raqqa, after being recaptured by the Syrian regime forces yesterday.
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Qasioun News reported that the Islamic State group burned the oil wells and gas lines extended from al-Rasafa area till al-Akrishi village, in the southern countryside of Raqqa.
After invading the city of Raqqa, the radical group captured the oil fields of al-Wahab, al-Fahd, Debisan and al-Kabeer, and the oil wells of al-Qusier, Abu al-Qetat and Abu Katash, in addition to the villages of Mashrafa Anbah, Falah Rajab, Kharbet Muhanad, Souh Albukhamis, Mansoura Shuwaihan, Halima and Somihan, and used them as funding sources.
Yesterday, regime forces, backed by foreign militias, managed to recapture several oil fields from the Islamic State group, including Wahib, Fahda and Dubisan oil fields in the western countryside of Raqqa.
Three gas fields liberated as Syrian Army brushes ISIS aside in southern Raqqa
[AlMasdar] Smashing through the Islamic State’s defenses in southwestern Raqqa, seasoned assault troops of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) overran an additional three ISIS-held gas fields late on Sunday afternoon.
Following the capture of the al-Fahd oil field earlier in the day, the SAA’s Tiger Forces secured the Zamleh Sharqiyah, Bir Zamleh and al-Khalaa gas fields in the desert between Raqqa and Palmyra, east of the town of Khirbet Halul.
Following the latest blitz assault, over 20 ISIS corpses were retrieved by the SAA and a large number of vehicles destroyed, including 2 tanks, 1 boom-mobile and 4 technicals.
Reaching the outskirts of the Kadeer area, the Tiger ’Suheil al-Hassan’ and his well-armed troops are advancing several kilometers a day towards ISIS’ stronghold of al-Suknah while restoring vital energy resources under government control.
ISIL launches counter-assault against Kurdish forces in southeast Raqqa
[AlMasdar] The Islamic State (ISIL) launched a counter-assault southeast of Raqqa City, Sunday, targeting the Syrian Democratic Forces’ (SDF) base near the town of Al-Akirshi.
ISIL began their assault using a suicide bomber to penetrate the SDF’s defenses at the base; this attack was followed by their forces storming the installation.
According to the Islamic State’s official media wing, the suicide bomber was identified as Abu Dujana Al-Darawi, a Syrian from the Dara’a Governorate.
The terrorist group managed to capture the base and seize all of the weapons stored inside of it before retreating safely back to Raqqa City on Sunday afternoon.
Syrian government, Kurdish forces agree to repair Tabaqa Dam together
[AlMasdar] The Syrian government and Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have agreed to work together in order to repair the Tabaqa Dam in the western countryside of al-Raqqa.
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According to a report from the government, Damascus sent a group of engineers to repair the turbines at the Tabaqa Dam after an agreement was put in place.
The report added that the government and SDF have also agreed to share the electricity generated by the Tabaqa Dam in the future.
This deal comes just weeks after the U.S. Coalition attacked the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) just south of the Tabaqa Dam in southwestern al-Raqqa.
Posted by: trailing wife 2017-07-17