Moments ago in the Al-Raqqa countryside, the Syrian Arab Army’s 555th Brigade of the 4th Mechanized Division – in close coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF), Liwaa Suqour Al-Sahra (Desert Hawks Brigade), Fouj Al-Joulan (Golani Regiment), and the pro-government Palestinian militia “Liwaa Al-Quds) – imposed full control over several hills surrounding the imperative village of Zakiyah along the Salamiyah-Raqqa Road.

According to a military source in the Al-Salamiyah District, the Syrian Armed Forces established control over several small hilltops that surround the village of Zakiyah in southern Al-Raqqa after a fierce battle with the so-called “Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham” (ISIS) this morning.

Recently, ISIS lost control of the Zakiyah crossroad that would allow them access to much of the Hama Governorate’s eastern countryside; this loss now leaves the terrorist group without a primary supply route to their stronghold at the town of ‘Aqayrib.

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Andrew Sivaram
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Andrew Sivaram

Hopefully Russian and Syrian jets and helicopters will bombard the ISIS forces as they retreat………

Ben
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Ben

I’ll drink to that 😀

STRAYA
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STRAYA

you for Australia

Santisidro
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Santisidro

I think they are advancing not only in order to cut turkish supplies to ISIS, but to cut in the future to turkish and saudi troops if they dare to attack ISIS on the ground from turkish borders, as they are suggesting. If they go ahead, Syria and Russia, can not stop them in the ISIS – Turkia border, but in the south. They will allow them a small part of the north that will be defended strongly by ISIS. And if not, they will arrive only to Tabaqa. I think they are going to get close to Tabaqa, but… Read more »

William
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William

@MisGrace The Toyota trucks broke down.

john
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john

yawn

Putin
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Putin

Turkey and the Sauidi’s need to back the F off before they both get hurt real bad.