BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:40 A.M.) – On Saturday, pro-government media outlets reported that the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) had seized territory from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the southwestern countryside of the Al-Raqqa Governorate.

The story goes: units from the Syrian Arab Army, under the cover of Russian and SyAAF airstrikes, managed to infiltrate the Syrian Democratic Forces’ positions, seizing at least three kilometers of territory near the Ja’ydin front.

Al-Masdar reached out to a military source near the town of Ithriya to confirm whether or not these reports were in fact true.

The source denied any advance in southwestern Al-Raqqa, saying that the territories that were allegedly captured had already been under the Syrian Arab Army’s control.

Furthermore, the source said some soldiers attempted to sneak into the SDF-held areas in southwestern Al-Raqqa; however, they retreated back before engaging any of the SDF forces.

The source added that there were no airstrikes from the Russian or Syrian air forces, despite the claims.

The reason for the infiltration is not necessarily clear as the situation along the SAA-SDF front-lines in Al-Raqqa has been relatively quiet.

In addition to avoiding clashes in southwestern Al-Raqqa, the Syrian government and Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) have trade deals and share resources in this part of the country, so it is highly unlikely that Damascus would approve of these military operations.

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2019-04-28 23:56

On the SDF side it is reported a few soldiers entered a village that had no garrison. As soon as a US plane flew over, they vacated the village. Now there will be more garrisons along the ” front line ” .