Syrian government forces and their allies recaptured territory from Daesh terrorist group in countryside southeast of its stronghold Raqqa after airstrikes in the area, a pro-Damascus military media unit and war monitors reported.
Pakistan army has launched a major ground offensive in the north west of the country to counter the potential threat posed by Daesh terrorists. The operation is seen as a crucial move to deny Daesh any foothold in the country. Press TV’s Kamran Yousaf has the details.
A top Kurdish counter-terrorism official said on Monday he was 99 percent sure that the Daesh terrorist group's leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was alive and located south of the Syrian city of Raqqa, after reports that he had been killed.
Abu Bakr Baghdadi, the leader of the Daesh terrorist group (outlawed in Russia), is likely to be alive and is currently hiding on the outskirts of the Syrian city of Raqqa, Abu Ali Basri, the head of the intelligence and counterterrorism department of the Iraqi Interior Ministry, said Sunday.
The Syrian Arab Army on Sunday destroyed Daesh gatherings and fortifications in the surroundings of the Panorama and al-Hamidiyeh neighborhood in Deir Az-Zour city, and in the village of al-Bghiliyeh in the western countryside.
Saudi Arabia had dispatched more than 100 intelligence officers to Mosul to join the Takfiri Daesh militants and direct them in battles against Iraqi government forces and allied fighters from Popular Mobilization Units, a recent report has revealed.