Shortly after midnight today, ISIS launched a major attack on the village of Abou Alaj in an attempt to cut the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) salient in Western Raqqa.

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The Islamic State attack was spearheaded by a suicide truck (VBIED) and followed up with an offensive on the village by ISIS foot soldiers; though the attack was eventually foiled by the SAA, both sides suffered heavy casualties during the fierce night-time firefights.

A total of 23 ISIS fighters were killed and the SAA also sustained 8 losses – thus bringing the total death toll to 9 soldiers killed-in-action (KIA) during the Western Raqqa offensive, which began on May 1st.

The SAA has advanced 60 kilometers since beginning this offensive and is now within 20 kilometers of Tabqa Airbase.

Soldiers of the SAA uploaded proof of the battle, posting images of the dead Islamic State fighters from the deadly clashes of the night before:

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mahaza
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mahaza

yes this what i want to watch f**k them f**k.. yahaaaa oh yes mother f****r

Ricardo Ferreira
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Ricardo Ferreira

Nice job, keep it going!

daeshit sucks
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daeshit sucks

SAA should really consider serious bulletproof vests : too much losses to the rabidslamists.
AR680 steel works very well and you don’t need it to be as thick and so heavy as AR500.

Berni
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Berni

In my opinion Al masdar was always a great source for news but sometimes you just tell not truth or you forgot your past articles. An thats not serious for a online “newspaper”
On 11/6/16 you said that 8 soldiers were killed by a suicide attack (with one teenage suicide bomber captured)
Now with this attack on Abou Alaj you count alltogether 9 killed during the whole offensive….
In my opinion 1+8+8 is not 9.

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Michał Pawiński

Good work. Greetings for SAA from Poland.

andy
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andy

this all Muslim diang due to Zionist DIRTY GAME OF TAKING ARAB LAND

Винипух
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Винипух

Не гоже глумиться на павшими. Кем бы они ни были, уважайте своего врага.