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DAMASCUS, SYRIA (11:15 P.M.) – ISIS insurgents seem intent on keeping a foothold on the fringes of Aleppo province in a bid to prevent the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) elite Tiger Forces from pushing towards the self-proclaimed Islamic State capital of Raqqa.

Newly released photos by Amaq Agency, the official Islamic State outlet, reveal that ISIS fighters are putting up a tough fight near Jirah Airbase in eastern Aleppo. The pictures show tanks, technicals, mortar weapons and anti-tank missiles in action against the SAA:

Nevertheless, neither side has gained any ground over the past 36 hours. Click here for the latest map of the region.

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Daeshbags Sux
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Again : lack of light attack aircraft to loiter and hunt for vehicles, tanks, etc. Russia should really consider adding a refuelling probe to Su-25 and have tactical refuellers around. Actually, I’d favour an aircraft with propellers with the same payload, it may have a little less max speed but it could still be more than a A-10, while 2 turrets could be added with each one a GSh-2-30 or Nexter 30 and a 3000 shells magazine. It’d simply be cheaper to both buy and to use with propellers and they allow to loiter for much longer. You don’t need… Read more »

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Yes absolutely. But they are already cut off from most supplies.
Not urgent.

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IMHO Last stand. SDF already have cut their supplies. Suicidal and futile.

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Jasminko Grdic

ISIS is only fight SAA , again FSA they only change the wardrobe and cut little the Hair and beard

Assad must stay
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Attacks via the south part, change point of attack. Try to isolate the village.
At a point, theses stupids guys will lack supplies 🙂