Briefing of the chief of the Main operations Directorate of the General staff of armed forces Colonel-General Rudskoy on the military situation in Syria and the Mosul area.
The operation in the area of Tabqa is an important stage in the preparation of the assault on Raqqa, which theoretically could begin as early as April, although it is possible that the case will be postponed until may, when it will have accumulated enough power for many months of the campaign to assault the city itself. By the evening of 25 March began to receive reports that DAESH militants have left the airbase Tabqa and departed.
With the fall of Deir-Hafer, you can say that the Caliphate in the province of Aleppo suffered a complete defeat, losing all their key cities (Manbij, Dzharablus, al-Bab, al-Rai, Deir Hafir, Dabic).
In General, the SAA systematically used all the benefits of reconfiguring the political and military situation in Northern Syria and has significantly grown territories between Aleppo and the Euphrates, maintaining excellent prospects for further promotion in the province of raqqa.
However, the success in this case go hand in hand with failures. In Hama, despite the reinforcements being moved from Damascus, things still are not the best way.