FINALLY we get a bit of good news in the fight against ISIS. No thanks to Obama, that’s for sure.
According to reports, ISIS is in a state of disarray and emergency. U.S. and Russian forces are bearing down and attacking ISIS in their stronghold city of Raqqa in northern Syria. For those of you that don’t know, Raqqa is essentially the ISIS capital and if completely captured, ISIS will be reeling.
Here’s everything we know so far.
The U.S. military believes the terror organization is planning a full-scale defense of its de facto capital of Raqqa in northern Syria.
There are reports that ISIS is moving equipment and fighters in and around the city, presumably in the expectation that local forces will try to capture it.
Raqqa has been an ISIS stronghold for much of the war in Syria. The terror group controls more than half of Syria.
On Friday, suspected Syrian government airstrikes in the northern city of Idlib killed at least 12 people, activists said.
The strikes came as part of an intensified air campaign launched after Islamic militants, including al Qaeda fighters, seized a central Alawite village. President Bashar Assad hails from the Alawite minority, an offshoot of Shiite Islam that has been targeted by Sunni militants throughout the civil war.
Raed Saleh, the head of a first responders group that operates in opposition-held areas, said at least 15 bodies, including those of three children, were pulled from the rubble after two airstrikes in a residential area of Idlib. He said another 38 people were wounded.
The airstrikes came a day after insurgents captured the village of Zaara in central Syria, where activists and government media said dozens of civilians were killed. Ahmad al-Ahmad, an activist from the nearby city of Hama, and the Observatory said airstrikes were also launched around Zaara on Friday.
So what does this all mean? It means that ISIS is scared. They are trying to defend what they think is rightfull their and they are setting up for an all out defense. They know they’re cornered and will likely lose this battle.
GO BOYS GO! Take ’em out!
(Source: CBS News)