The media learned where the leaders of ISIS in Mosul and Raqqa
MOSCOW, June 16 — RIA Novosti. Many of the leaders of the terrorist group ISIS* escaped from Syrian Raqqa and Iraqi Mosul, who stormed the international coalition forces in the Syrian town of al-Mayadin, reports the associated Press citing sources in the United States and Syria.
According to the Agency, the leaders of the terrorists settled in El Mayadine the province of Deir ez-Zor. The city is located in the center of the valley near the shore of the Euphrates river on the border with Iraq.
The operation to liberate the largest stronghold of the IG in Iraq, Mosul continues from October 2016 with the support of the coalition headed by the USA. Iraqi forces first liberated the Eastern part of the city, and in February moved to operations in its Western part.
Raqqa is under the control of the IG since 2013, the city is considered the unofficial capital of the terrorists. In 2016, the coalition led by the U.S. declared the start of the operation to liberate the city, for several months fighting on the outskirts of raqqa to block it.
The ground offensive with the support of special forces and aviation of the US-led SDF, which are based on the units of the Syrian Kurds. The participation of Americans is causing the protests of Damascus, which emphasizes that they are acting without the consent of the Syrian authorities, and their presence in Northern Syria is essentially an intervention.
* A terrorist organization banned in the territory of the Russian Federation