The Syrian Armed Forces, backed by the paramilitary Desert Hawks fighters, resumed its military operation to recapture the ISIS-held Raqqa in northern Syria.

Fierce battles erupted today whereby the government troops managed to recapture Thawrah oil fields and workers’ housing area to the northeast of Sfaiyeh oil field, thus posing less than 15 km to the south of the al-Tabqa Airbase.

According to a field reporter accompanying the military campaign, dozens of ISIS jihadists have been killed and wounded in the battles.

Last week, the Syrian Army foiled several attacks by ISIS on Tabqa crossroad and the strategic Syriatel Hilltop, killing at least 23 militants.

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akubako sirsindako

That is good news but SAA and its allies losing grounds in Aleppo Zaytan, khalsah because of no russian air strike…

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Barmin1981

есть там российские удары, а позиции сдают в основном не САА, а хезболла, фатамиюн и харакет нуджаба и иранские советники,еще и трофеи оставляют много

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Russia has some shady deal with Israel and USA. They dont give a f**k about Syria. They only use it in their world powers games.

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888mladen .

Not far from truth.

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Amin

I always ask myself why Russia left Syria. If they could achieve their goals, instead of leaving Syria, they could bomb ISIS. If so, now Raqqah belonged to SAA.

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satipera

i come to this site because i want to know what is going on in the syrian war. recently i do not get that hour to hour or even day to day feel as to what is going on. the battle to the north west of aleppo to encircle the anti government militants is very important but i hear next to nothing about what is going on. what is the strategic situation? what is the progress if any? tell me what is happening or i will look somewhere else for the news, you can’t blame me for that

John pie
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John pie

I think SAA will liberate all Syria land next and the terrorists need to run way now.

kywildcat
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kywildcat

taking the airbase would be the first step indeed, do they have russian gunship cover..i have seen hardly any footage come out at all

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Russia have no gunship aircrafts….

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Обзор карты боевых действий в Сирии и Ираке от 20.06.2016г.
https://youtu.be/1NLM-cVgMKw

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Last news from RT : Su-25s are back in Syria… If russians really want to raise h**l, they’ve put two GSh-30-2 in gun pods to add to the one already in the nose, then there’ll be not only the A-10s to give the “fart from God” AKA “brrrrrraaaaaaattttttttt”. There were trying to put the GSh-30-6 in but it vibrated too much as the airframe wasn’t conceived for such a monster. There were issues with it when it was tested on Mig-23/27 : the vibrations destroying the avionics! Anyway, with only room for 250 rds, in basic configuration, the Su-25 couldn’t… Read more »