Syria: Regime warplanes strike Islamic State near Raqqa

Source: NDTV [India]

“Syrian government warplanes struck ISIS positions west of Raqqa city on the southern bank of the Euphrates river on Thursday, state media said. ‘The air force destroyed positions and armored vehicles’ in the western Raqqa countryside, about 70 km (44 miles) from the city, state-run news agency SANA said. US-backed militias have separately been pushing into the edges of Raqqa city in the first days of their attack to seize ISIS’s base of operations in Syria.” (06/08/17)