DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4:30 P.M.) – On Saturday, a small ISIS convoy came under fire from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) while traveling from rural Hama towards Raqqa province, likely to defend the Islamic State capital from advancing Kurdish forces.
Upon observing the jihadist belligerents from afar, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) targeted the ISIS vehicles with missiles and artillery shells near the Wadi Auzaib area, not far from the main road between Ithriyah and Salamiyah which also composes the most vulnerable section of the supply route to Aleppo.
Due to the SAA ambush, at least four ISIS militants were killed. In addition, a vehicle packed with armaments was destroyed along with two motorcycles. Subsequently, government forces stormed the burning convoy and captured a SPG-9 rocket launcher and two PK machine guns, and then pulled back to their original outpost.
Another picture of the SAA unit that conducted the succesful ambush:
Meanwhile, the SAA’s Tiger Forces – alongside elements of the 5th Legion and Al-Baqir tribal fighters – liberated 11 villages from ISIS earlier in the day, thus securing the Jabbul Lake and seizing a large chunk of the Maskanah Plains.