BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:36 A.M.) – Recently released satellite images over Raqqa shows that the terrorist group, ISIS, are preparing for the anticipated assault on their de facto capital of Raqqa.
Before and after satellite photos taken in December 2016 and this month, show Mansour street area of Raqqa being covered by sheets of metal.
This move by ISIS is a preventative measure so that spy drones being used Kurdish-led forces, US forces and the Syrian military, cannot see movement in this particular area.
It will make it difficult to identify targets and distinguish vehicles belonging to ISIS or civilians.
This comes as Kurdish-led forces, back by the United States, are making significant gains in the countryside of Raqqa.