Syrian army enters Raqqa province in offensive against Islamic State: Monitor

June 4, 2016 5:24 PM

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Syrian army enters Raqqa province in offensive against Islamic State: Monitor

AMMAN: The Syrian army has crossed the boundary of Raqqa province after advancing in a major Russian-backed offensive against Islamic State militants, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a group that monitors the war, said on Saturday.

Heavy Russian air strikes hit Islamic State-held territory in eastern areas of Syria's Hama province, near the boundary of Raqqa province, on Friday and the army reached the edge of the province.

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