Backed by Russian airstrike, Syria Democratic Forces have entered inside the boundaries of Raqqa province, ISIS’s capital in Syria. After the fall of major strongholds Ramadi and Falluja, Raqqa province and Mosul in Iraq are ISIS’s last and strongest bases in Iraq and Syria. Iraq and Syria has created immense pressure on the caliphate since 2015 after getting support from US and Russia.
The offensive was reported by Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. No official comment from Syrian army was available. According to reports, Russian air force commenced heavy bombing this morning at the border of Hama and Raqqa province which allowed the army to gain entry. The city of Raqqa lies further to the north.