“The operation has been going on for several days. Only in the last two days, the army was able to establish control over a number of areas on the border between the provinces of Hama and Rakka, which were previously under the control of the DAISH, ”a source said.
“This is evidence that further operations will be carried out in the direction of Raqqa. In general, this front is open, ”said the source.
As the head of the Pentagon Carter said earlier, the United Arab Emirates "are preparing to send special forces to help Sunni militiamen who are aiming to repel the province’s administrative center, the city of Ar-Raqqa."