The militants of the terrorist group «Islamic state» once again we were able to seize strategic initiative. They managed to throw the government troops advancing from the region of Hama in Raqqa, the temporary capital of the proclaimed ISIS Caliphate.
Reported particularly severe losses are an elite unit of the Syrian regime, known as the «desert Hawks». During the counterattack the jihadists are widely used booby-trapped cars.
Earlier, the IG said that in the area killed three Russian soldiers. The militants showed the burnt truck and the documents, allegedly belonging to one of the victims. Official sources do not confirm this information.
Note that the latest successes have been achieved, despite the significant superiority of opponents of the IG in the air. Syrian troops West of Raqqa support the Russian air force, and the Kurds advancing on the city from the North-East American.