The Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) launched an important counter-offensive at the Thawrah Oil Fields on Sunday evening after conceding the aforementioned site in the western countryside of the Al-Raqqa Governorate to the Syrian Armed Forces.

ISIS was able to recapture the Thawrah Oil Fields after successfully conducting three VBIED (vehicle borne improvised explosive devices) attacks along the Sukhanah-Tabaqa Road.

According to a field correspondent with the Syrian Marines, their forces did not have enough time to fortify their positions at the Thawrah Oil Fields, leaving them susceptible to an Islamic State counter-attack.

The field correspondent added that the Syrian Armed Forces withdrew 4.5 km south to the Safiyah Crossroad in order to avoid any more casualties.

This initial Syrian Army advance on Sunday put them within 13 km of the Tabaqa Airport, marking the first time since August 2014 that the government forces have been within striking distance of this strategic military installation.

The Syrian Armed Forces are expected to launch another attack on the Thawrah Oil Fields tomorrow; furthermore, they are likely to utilize Russian air cover this time when advancing towards Tabaqa.

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Macdriz6
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Macdriz6

ISIS dead agin by SAA

General Zod
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General Zod

Omfg nuke those retards already…

Sentinel
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Sentinel

their forces did not have enough time to fortify their positions …

SAME EXCUSES FOR RUNNING AWAY EVERYWHERE!
they said the same in Latakia,aleppo, ghouta…

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888mladen .

Do you have any RPGs? It seems like VBIED attacks are unsolvable mystery to SAA. They come always to them as a surprise. If you have no good reason to fight this war except abusing unarmed population and extorting undue gain from then you better lay down your arms and let others who do fight it. It seems like the most of SAA is corrupt bunch of small thieves who have no good reason to live neither to die. The war is over.

Naim
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Naim

In all honesty: Isis does not have heavy artillery and no tank-force, has no air force and every movement is surveyed by satelites,drones,helicopters and planes and is handicapped by the russian and the syrian airforce. DESPITE ALL THAT Isis manages to drive away the syrian army in open plain flat desert. Give me explanation…

Red Commie
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Red Commie

Eh no big deal.They go into the open, Russia and SAA bomb them to bits, then army advances and IS has less left for Tabqa def