DAMASCUS, SYRIA (10:20 P.M.) – On Tuesday evening, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) smashed through the Islamic State’s defensive line in eastern Aleppo and liberated three villages south of Jirah Airbase.

Led by the Tiger Forces, SAA assault units penetrated the Maskanah Plains and took control over the villages of Jarrah Saghir, Mahdoumah and Baylonah after extremely fierce clashes with ISIS insurgents over the past 48 hours. Volunteers of the Al-Baqir tribe also supported the advance.

According to field correspondent Ibrahim Joudeh, at least 20 jihadist militants were neutralized amid the advance. Further progress is underway as we speak.

With Suheil Al-Hassan in command on the east Aleppo frontier, the Tiger Forces are expected to strike southwards along Lake Assad and the Jabbul Lake, moving ever closer to the ISIS heartland of Raqqa.

A brand new picture of the SAA shock troops in the region can be found below:

Chris Tomson | AMN

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Assad must stay
Assad must stay
2017-05-16 22:37

20 or more ISIS rats killed, this so nice, like the sun at the pole 🙂
Very good for Syria and for … the world 🙂

2017-05-17 00:57

and many wounded i guess but a little late are they partisepating with Kurds and US troops)) or how?

2017-05-17 02:00

SAA will be meeting SDF at Tabqa before they reach Raqqa. But if the Kurdish forces can pass through SAA held territory to and from Afrin I suppose the SAA can pass through SDF held territory on the way to Raqqa. Or maybe an advance from Ithrya would tighten the Maskaneh pocket and offer a more direct route to Raqqa.