Isis in Syria: Government forces ‘enter Raqqa province’ in new offensive pushing towards Isis capital

Syrian government forces have reportedly crossed into the province housing Isis’ de-facto capital in a new advance against the terrorist group.

Bashar al-Assad’s troops have pushed from territory in neighbouring Hama and Aleppo governorates up a major road into Raqqa, according to monitors.

They were said to be heading towards the so-called Islamic State’s stronghold of Tabqa, which houses a strategic dam on the Euphrates River.