BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:30 P.M.) – The ISIS terrorist group has launched a massive strategic offensive operation against pro-government forces in southern Raqqa Governorate that was spearheaded by many car bombs and is so far making significant gains.

According to military sources exclusive to Al-Masdar News, ISIS successfully employed a number of car bombs to burst open government lines along the western bank of the Euphrates River and then threw storming troops into dust whilst it was still rising.

So far ISIS has managed to seize back the settlements of Bo Hamad, Ghanm al-Ali, Zour Shammar, Huwayjah,،al-Maklah and Atshanah.

Sources are saying that ISIS took advance of two factors to achieve this strategic outcome.

First, the jihadist faction mustered the necessary manpower for the offensive by absorbing ISIS forces that had just recently retreated from eastern Hama and eastern Homs.

Second, the terrorist group took advantage of the departure of the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) elite Tiger Forces from the front in southern Raqqa to the fronts in eastern Homs and eastern Hama, which left only pro-government tribal fighters and standard SAA units to defend the areas now under attack by ISIS.

As of the present moment, the Tiger Forces are assembling an emergency contingent (a fire brigade formation) to be rushed to southern Raqqa and contain the situation.

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Terence Silvestre Jr.
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After so much good performance, victories, how bad and silly are those long-term military strategic mistakes on the part of the Syrian authorities and allies!
All because of lack of strategic vision, lack of sufficient intelligence in the field and too much self-confidence and more than all the previous causes, underestimate too much the bellicose capacities of ISIS.
Cheer up, my dear Syrian Arab army. Because I am very sure that the final victory is closer than expected.

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Cyriak Papasissis

One such mistake is that the SAA leaves corridors for ISIS to vacate the area and escape. When they coalesce later together in large groups replenished and resupplied , the SAA has a problem. Instead of killing them on the run , has to encounter them head-on. Imagine if all these fighters end up in Deir es Zour unscathed , what trouble will the encircled city have!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I totally agree with you, my friend. Totally agree with your accurate and logical comment.

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Well you are right bro however, keep in mind that the SAA lacks manpower to siege Isis fighters all the time. They always try to fight them on one huge front then let them withdraw in order to push them into one huge area, kinda like idlib.

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First of all, I appreciate your comment editorial policy. I look forward to intelligent debate because I often ‘see’ a brand new idea. A better idea than the one I currently believe in, I get to replace my out dated idea for a newer more accurate view of reality, this equals FREE EDUCATION.
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Assad must stay
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Sad.

But kill them all rats, thoses who are in the pockets. One by one.
In Lebanon, no green bus, that would be stupid.
They surrender to lebanese autorithies and go in jail, or die.

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Yes sir..
If ISIS has no pity for anyone, then, why the glorious Syrian Arab army should show pity and benevolence towards these animals!

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Deo Cass

These are the Kurds masqueraded as ISIS. Never believe this nonsense that the dead could rise from the grave. ISIS have always been one with the Kurdish terrorists, the so called SDF, FSA etc are all the same US/Zionist foreign proxiy terror outfit. ISIS are simply a forward front line shock terror group with no rules of engagement meant to clear the way for the US foreign mercenary proxies like the Kurds to invade and steal territory from the Syrian people to later handed to them over to their Kurdish companions. Ever realized how on Earth could the Kurds have… Read more »

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Can you develop your idea further?