On Monday afternoon, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) – backed by the National Defense Forces (NDF) –captured the village of Rafraf after fierce clashes with the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) in this rural area west of the provincial capital in the Al-Hasakah Governorate.

According to a military source, the SAA and NDF have been combatting the ISIS militants in this area for the last 2 weeks; they were finally able to break the stalemate following the arrival of reinforcements from local militias. The source further added that the SAA and NDF contingents killed at least 2 dozen ISIS militants before the latter withdrew from Rafraf.

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Wasn’t Rafraf already under SAA control few months ago when they captured few villages at the same time, or something change again?

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The villages of Al-Siyyahaa, Tooq Al-Malah, Qabr ‘Aamar, and Rafraf were declared under Syrian Government control on Thursday night. http://www.almasdarnews.com/article/breaking-syrian-army-captures-4-villages-near-ar-raqqa/