FNA- Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Deputy Commander for political affairs Brigadier General Rasoul Sanayee Rad underlined that the terrorists in Syria are collapsing and unable to defend themselves in occupied areas.
“These days some signs of terrorists’ failure are seen and they are spending the last months of their life,” Sanayee Rad said on Tuesday.
Noting that terrorists in Syria are no more able to even maintain the regions that they have earlier occupied, he said, “The Americans are not totally unwilling to see the ISIL terrorists’ eradication and therefore, they are ready to make some concessions to the Russians because they are facing a common threat in this regard.”
Field sources said late in June that the Syrian army troops’ advances in Aleppo and Raqqa provinces and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces’ victories in Raqqa have put the ISIL terrorist group on the brink of complete collapse in the Northern parts of the country.
The sources said that as the Iraqi forces are taking the last steps towards the full liberation of Mosul city, the ISIL’s capital in Iraq, the Takfiri terrorists are experiencing their worst days in Northern Syria.
As the liberation of Raqqa city will no doubt be a demoralizing loss for ISIL, the battle often overshadows the Syrian Army’s ongoing operations along the Aleppo-Raqqa road, the sources went on to say.
They added that for the ISIL, losing Raqqa city doesn’t mean the end of their so-called ‘caliphate’ in Northern Syria; “however, the loss of the Ithriya-Salamiyah Highway does”.
Over the past years, the ISIL group has used the highway to transport provisions to their forces in Eastern Aleppo and Western Raqqa, and if the Syrian army manages to capture it, the terrorists are left with no supply route to the Maskana and Khanasser plains or the Western bank of the Euphrates River.
The sources underscored that if the ISIL loses Raqqa city and Ithriya-al-Salamiyah road their presence in Northern Syria will come to an end.