DAMASCUS, SYRIA (11:00 P.M.) – With the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) advancing rapidly through the Maskanah Plains and reaching the fringes of Raqqa province, Kurdish-led contingents scored a series of important advances in the Tabqa region on Sunday evening, aimed at preventing a government offensive into rural Raqqa.

Pushing through the desert southeast of Tabqa Airbase, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and Manbij Military Council (MMC) took full control over the villages of Bir Akhu Hadlah, Bir Hajj al-Mufazi and Bir al-David after clashes with ISIS militants.

Meanwhile, US allies also swept like an avalanche through key sites east of Tabqa city, thereby seizing control of Hindah Train Station, Sadcob Fuel Company and Hindah Grain Silos, three imperative sites located on the M4-highway leading to Raqqa city.

The Kurdish advance represents a major obstacle for the SAA to reach Raqqa city, the self-proclaimed capital of the Islamic State.

In related news, 600 recruits signed up to join the Euphrates Wrath offensive over the weekend. This represents the single largest batch of new fighters to join the SDF in 2017 and suggests it may be winning popularity in northern Syria.

A mass grave was also uncovered in the Tabqa region, believed to hold the corpses of SAA soldiers executed by ISIS after the siege of Tabqa Airbase in 2014.

A full map of the region can be found here.

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Terence Silvestre Jr.
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Kurdish fools doing the will of the Americans, just as ISIS did in its time, until they are thrown out after fulfilling their purpose.
With the Turks so eager to exterminate them, they should be wiser with their decisions and done for their own good and long-term future.

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When the Americans have lost interest in the Kurds, who will they ask to help them fight Erdogans million man army ? The SAA may just stand back and collect the pieces.

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Chauhan Chauhan

KURDS ARE TRAITOR AND PAWN OF US/ZIONIST . KURDS OF SYRIA IRAQ AND SOME IN IRAN AND TURKEY ALL ARE IGNORANT AND SLAVE . THEY JUST WANT TO SAVE THIER BACK DOESNT MATER IF THEY SACRIFICE HOW MANY INNOCENT ARAB MUSLIM. THEY ARE DIVIDING COUNTRIES IN IRAQ SYRIA TURKEY AND ALSO TRYING TO DO SAME IN IRAN. KURDS ARE WORKING FOR US TO PARTION COUNTRY. YOU CANNOT TRUST THEM NO WONDER WHY TURKEY WANT TO KILL THEM. BUT SAA WILL NOT LEAVE RAQQA IF SDF WILL NOT ALLOW THEN SAA HAS TO START WAR WITH THEM TO UNITE SYRIA.

Assad must stay
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Assad must stay

They are pushed by the US. This a bad idea to act as this. The Sultan Golem is waiting, and he will not miss them.
So if they want to be fucked, they continue ❗

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ziad welds

fucken rats all of them,,i warned many times over the years that the kurds will eventually pose a bigger problem to syria than isis because they are the next cannon fodder moderates being used by the US to land grabb and create a real civil war