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.

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John Kutrapali
John Kutrapali
2016-06-03 15:53

Nice job!

Salman Hussain
Salman Hussain
2016-06-03 15:36

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

change better world
change better world
2016-06-03 15:27

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

Alain Augé
Alain Augé
2016-06-03 15:22

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

Takuto
Takuto
2016-06-03 17:19
Reply to  Alain Augé

Oui, je le pensait aussi.

Pinosovich Habibokov
Pinosovich Habibokov
2016-06-03 16:36

Good news made my day bravo SAA.

Simon Greate
Simon Greate
2016-06-03 18:41
Heinz Reichardt
Heinz Reichardt
2016-06-03 19:04

German translation https://t.co/S8FPcohvVB

Andrew Sivaram
Andrew Sivaram
2016-06-04 00:05

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

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KIKORI
2016-06-04 17:24
Reply to  Andrew Sivaram

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
jiran yus
2016-06-04 03:53

hahahaha captured Yus from Malaysia

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KIKORI
2016-06-04 17:20