DAMASCUS, SYRIA (5:30 P.M.) – Following the astonishing capture of 11 villages in the morning hours, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) proceeded to overrun new sites with ISIS unable to establish a new defensive line due to the sheer pace of government advances.

Led by the Tiger Forces, the SAA also managed to impose full control over the Sukariyah cattle farm, Al-Qari and Al-Bandouqa, bringing them within 1500 meters of Maskanah city’s western gates. Maskanah represents ISIS’ last bastion in Aleppo governorate and the main obstacle preventing Suheil Al-Hassan’s troops from entering neighboring Raqqa province.

After expelling ISIS from its last stretch of territory along the Jabbul Lake for the first time since 2014, the Tiger Forces were able to link up with SAA forces on the Aleppo supply line across a narrow part of the salt lake in a major symbolic victory.

Sunni fighters of the Al-Baqir tribe assisted the advance alongside elements of the 5th Legion, recently redeployed from counter-insurgency operations in eastern Homs.

The Russian Air Force conducted dozens of sorties against ISIS fighters in the Maskanah Plains, providing ISIS insurgents little respite and clearing the way for the blitz offensive.

A large version of the above map can be found here.

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lawmann josto

excellent news.congragulations saa

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I fully support your comment.
The successful SAA and allies conflict with evil will now force the US into the sunlight and expose their Machiavellian strategy of supporting terror to further the avarice of the US and supporting axis countries .

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Didn’t I said about +1 year ago that once IS would be isolated from Turkey, they’d be in serious troubles?

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ISIS will be with us for decades around the globe unless all the backers of that terror group are expunged from this earth, complete with all their families . Their wealth must also be returned to those they pilfered from.

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Excellent job from the SAA 🙂
Now the west and south of Maskanah havo to be seized, so ISIS can fully enjoy the f**k 🙂
Erdogollum will not be happy 🙂