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BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – The US and Jordanian backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) troops in southern Syria have captured a large chunk of territory that was previously under the control of the Islamic State (ISIL) in southeast Al-Sweida, Damascus, and Homs.

Following the capture of the entire Badiyah area of southeast Homs, the Free Syrian Army made their first push towards the Deir Ezzor Governorate since they were expelled by the Islamic State forces in 2014.

Meanwhile, in southeast Damascus, the Syrian Arab Army is making their own push eastward, as they attempt to capture much of the desert territory under the Free Syrian Army’s control near the Jordanian border-crossings.

To counter the Syrian Army’s offensive in southeast Damascus, the U.S. and Jordanian forces have entered southern Syria and taken up positions at the Tanf Border-Crossing; this is meant to deter the government units from pushing to this area.

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ziomalo6
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just bomb the s**t out of them

Assyria_ball
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Technically speaking, they are on Syrian soil illegally, so it cand be done.

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Aeneas Georg

It was never going to be difficult for FSA to ‘conquer’ ISIS territory as it was merely a matter of distributing new t-shirts, banners and flags. This has happened so many times before so they are quite professional of changing appearance.

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jmNZ

The Syrians need to take Tanf as quickly as possible.

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Thanks for the map. It seems to change daily and getting good ones is problematic.

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Nestor Arapa
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Erdogan demostró que es fácil invadir en el norte de Alepo, EE.UU. y Jordania hacen lo mismo con sus mercenarios, estos grupos son mas peligrosos que mismo ISIS, por que tienen financiación extranjera.

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Bill Wilson

US & Jordan troops have been at al-Tanf for over a year.