IS Militants Push Back Advancing Syrian Troops Near Raqqa

Published: 25/08/2017
IS Militants Push Back Advancing Syrian Troops Near Raqqa
Source: WWW.VOANEWS.COM

Islamic State militants pushed back government forces advancing on one of the last towns still in IS hands in the province of Raqqa, killing over two dozen soldiers and seizing vehicles, a Syria monitoring group and the extremists said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the early Friday counterattack by IS short-circuited a government advance on Maadan, which brought them

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