Today, the Syrian Armed Forces, backed by the paramilitary ‘Desert Hawks’, launched a prolonged, full-scale offensive to oust ISIS from its de-facto capital of al-Raqqa.

Thousands of the Syrian Army’s most experienced troops amassed at the town of Ithriya (in southern Aleppo) this morning. Photographs of the soldiers gathering at this town near the border of the Raqqa province reveal the scale of the operation; with soldiers, shown alongside armoured vehicles and heavy equipment, marching on towards the ISIS bastion.

On the 25th of May, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), backed by US air-strikes, began a military operation to recapture large swathes of territory from ISIS in northern Raqqa. This offensive has since expanded, as the SDF crossed the Euphrates River in a bid to defeat the terrorist group in its heartland town of Manbij, nearly 70 km north-east of Aleppo.

The fanatical group also finds itself in trouble in neighbouring Iraq, where it is on the verge of losing its stronghold of Fallujah as the Iraqi army and Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) are tightening their grip on the city, amid increasing fears that thousands of civilians have been taken hostage by ISIS there.

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News Precise
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News Precise

I always adore anything like this

Marco Brambilla
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Marco Brambilla

We are waiting with popcorn in our hands.

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jean-hubert dumesge

we are waiting to see the rats popcorned

Henrik Hedda Wallin
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Henrik Hedda Wallin

SAA?!? So they are racing to Raqqa to make sure it doesn’t fall into the hands of the imperialists?

mahaza
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mahaza

imperialists !!!! The filthy YANKIS dear

daeshit sucks
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daeshit sucks

There are only 300 yankees and around 30k SDF= 90% YPG=kurdish ‘reds’ 😉
Raqqa is not a kurdish town, I doubt they feel like spilling kurdish blood for an arab town, they are much likely to seek to join the 2 parts of Rojava by taking Manbij, Azaz and anything between and, BTW, to create a buffer zone at the turkish border which will help to blocade the entry of weapons or reinforcements to all the jihadi scum thus being nonetheless a problem for Daesh but for all the al-Qaeda related zealots.

Takuto
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Takuto

I have read this now 5 or 6 times, “SAA marching to Raqqa”, but nothing develops so far. Still, it is easy to talk at my safe home, and I wish the SAA all the best.

Ricardo Ferreira
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Ricardo Ferreira

War of disinformation!

Berlin
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Berlin

Hmm… liberating Raqqa, liberating Deir Ezzor, liberating Aleppo… all in the same time.
If the SAA is capable to do this, why are they stumbling across fights like the one in Al Sha’ar Gas fields? Why didn’t they move earlier to Arak and Al Sukhnah? Why didn’t the go further after the liberation of Al-Quaryatayn?
I don’t believe in an liberation of Raqqa by the SAA, still hoping the best and keep my fingers crossed!

Yus
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Yus

Soon join their friend in hellfire…haha

kurton
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kurton

Where is the report on the all out collapse of pro-government lines of defense in S. Aleppo? This site, and others like it, have been releasing detailed information on SAA movements and deployments over the last 3 weeks, alarming and warning the enemy.