The Syrian Arab Army’s 550th Regiment of the 4th Mechanized Division and their allies liberated the strategic Zakiyah Crossroad at the Hama-Raqqa border on Friday after a violent battle with the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS).

According to an Al-Masdar field correspondent in the region, the Syrian Armed Forces liberated almost 35 km of territory along the Salamiyah-Raqqa Highway in the last 48 hours, putting them just 47 km away from the Tabaqa Military Airport.

ISIS has attempted to slow down the Syrian Army’s advance with several roadside bombs along the Salamiyah-Raqqa Highway; however, the engineering corps is working diligently to clear all IEDs (improvised explosive devices).

The 550th Regiment was not alone in their advance on Friday, they were backed by the Desert Hawks Brigade, National Defense Forces (NDF), Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP), Galilee Forces (Palestinian paramilitary), and Syrian Marines.

pic 1

pic 2

Advertisements
Share this article:
  • 273
  •  
  • 14
  •  
  •  
  • 2
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    289
    Shares
ALSO READ  No large-scale military involvement required in Idlib - Putin (video)
Editor-in-Chief Specializing in Near Eastern Affairs and Economics.

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.

newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Alain Augé
Guest
Alain Augé

Armée syrienne entrerait dans Raqqa => djihadistes armés par les américains et les turcs attaquent au sud pour diversion ?

Takuto
Guest
Takuto

Oui, je le pensait aussi.

change better world
Guest
change better world

@FarEasterner
Link?”You appear to have already installed WordPress. To reinstall please clear your old database tables first”

Salman Hussain
Guest
Salman Hussain

where’s JAN storms southern Allepo wiping more than 50 % of the earlier last year gains

John Kutrapali
Guest
John Kutrapali

Nice job!

Pinosovich Habibokov
Guest
Pinosovich Habibokov

Good news made my day bravo SAA.

Simon Greate
Guest
Simon Greate
Heinz Reichardt
Guest
Heinz Reichardt

German translation https://t.co/S8FPcohvVB

Andrew Sivaram
Guest
Andrew Sivaram

ISIS be warned! We are coming to nail your smelly asses…

Member
Newbie
Upvoted
Laura Green

There has never been Al- Qaeda terrorists nor ISIS. Read this and share.

Chief of the CIA’s Bin-Laden unit tells the world that Al-Qaeda never existed — http://www.veteranstoday.com/2016/06/02/chief-of-the-cias-bin-laden-unit-tells-the-world-that-al-qaeda-never-existed/

jiran yus
Guest
jiran yus

hahahaha captured Yus from Malaysia

Member
Newbie
Upvoted
Laura Green