DAMASCUS SYRIA (8: 30 A.M.) – The Syrian government forces continue to sweep the Islamic State in the eastern countryside of Aleppo, aiming at expelling the group from its last bastion of Maskanah.

With more than a dozen villages fell to the Syrian troops in the southwest of Maskanah, the imperative Maskanah-Raqqa road – which serves as ISIS major supply route – was cut off; thus preventing reinforcements to reach the group’s bastion.

Once the government forces make it to the Euphrates River to the south of Maskanah, ISIS will be completely encircled with no way out as the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces are just at the western bank of the Euphrates.

With the recapture of Maskanah – which might be within days according to analysts – the entire stretching east countryside of Aleppo will be under the Syrian Army’s control; thus freeing up more troops which can be redeployed to other frontlines.

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Amerikkkan-Democrazy
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Great news

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Chauhan Chauhan

yes we want to free up those troops so they cn stat operation near iraqi border and palmayra dier zor highway asap

Assad must stay
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Assad must stay

The collapse of ISIS is very great. They will be fucked soon 🙂
Soon a bullet party to free Maskanah. May be some nice fireworks 🙂

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ISIS are also covertly supported and armed by the US and the so called SDF though the latter pretend to be fighting them. Unless all of the Western bank of the Euphrates river is secured by the SAA, ISIS will will not be encircled and they will keep on receiving supplies of arms by the American from the Eastern banks of the Euphrates river. If one uses common sense he would immediately realize that there must be a reason why ISIS never retreated from Maskanah and seem to have ulimited supply of weapons. They never retreated because they have no… Read more »

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I add, the Syrian Arab Army should not waste time trying to free Maskhanah. They only need to leave a contingent of troops there to complete the encirclement while the bulk of the troops should rush towards Raqqa which is a much higher prize.