Starting at 5am this morning, ISIS fighters began a large-scale assault on the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in western Raqqa, as Amaq News also reported.
Tabqa crossroad 1
The Islamic State attack was spearheaded by an armored suicide truck (VBIED) after which a wave of ISIS bullets hauled towards government positions at the Al-Rasafah crossroad.

With the battle waving back and forth until about noon, the SAA finally gained the upper hand and fully repelled the jihadist forces – no government positions were lost during the attack.
SAA T-90 tank Raqqa

However, 7 soldiers of the SAA’s Desert Hawks Brigade and Syrian Marines were killed today, bringing their total death toll to 16 since the western Raqqa campaign began 2 weeks ago.

No info was given on the ISIS death toll, although all the attackers had been killed along with the suicide truck driver of the VBIED.

Government troops have advanced 60 kilometers since starting the Raqqa offensive, striking deep inside the Islamic State mainland of Raqqa province.

With another government offensive ongoing in eastern Palmyra, the SAA has now opened two different routes of reaching Deir Ezzor, a city in eastern Syria where besieged SAA soldiers have witnessed mounting pressure from ISIS in recent months.

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Kopfz
Kopfz
2016-06-16 14:54

Every single ISIS fighter died. Nice work SAA!

Those guys definitely won’t be trying that again.

zuzana_rehakova
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zuzana_rehakova
2016-06-17 06:32

Russian air force has to use napalm against the rodents.

Kunio Lim
Kunio Lim
2016-06-17 13:47

With the leader al-bahcurry bombed to death, we can sweep the rodent isis s**t to the dustbin of history

zuzana_rehakova
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zuzana_rehakova
2016-06-18 07:11

Dagestanis and chechens fighting in Syria have to be killed, all of them. Dirty mercenaries of CIA, mad brains, paid by SA.

Kavkaz
Kavkaz
2016-06-16 16:23

Die U SAA…

Ricardo Ferreira
Ricardo Ferreira
2016-06-16 21:08
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Long live SAA!

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2016-06-17 00:12
Reply to  Kavkaz

Blow up

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2016-06-17 08:59
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Daeshbag spotted.
I’m not an Assad fan but salafi wahhabists being just the ennemies of 99.5% of humanity… And, BTW, by wishing soldiers of a drafted army to die when they fight for their country which’s under attack by both retarded religious fanatics, proxies and ugly mercenaries only reveals pure assholes…