DAMASCUS, SYRIA (12:30 P.M.) – Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has liberated the important town of Rusafa and the crossroads of the same name in southwestern Raqqa countryside having expelled jihadists of the so-called “Islamic State” from this strategic location.

SAA’s elite Tiger Forces division was engaged in fierce clashes with IS militants since yesterday, with assault further intensified after US-led coalition had shot down a Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) fighter jet in the area.

Dmitry Zhavoronkov, military correspondent for Russian Federal News Agency embedded with Syrian government forces has published photos of Tiger Forces in the recently recaptured town:

Dmitry Zhavoronkov / RIA FAN
Dmitry Zhavoronkov / RIA FAN
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This major development allows SAA to secure the future path to Deir Ezzor as Rusafa is the junction of the roads leading from the north (Raqqa city) and from the southeast (Deir Ezzor province).

It is also noteworthy to mention that with Rusafa under SAA control, US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are now blocked from advancing south of Tabqa district towards Rusafa oil fields.

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  1. GUD ADVANCE TOWARDS RAQQA CITY AND CAPTURE DIER ZOR ROAD AND ALSO ADVANCE TOWARDS DIER ZOR CITY WHICH IS NEAR THEN PALMAYRA SAA FORCE. AND ALSO GUD TO HEAR THIER SAA IS ADVANCING FROM EAST OF ITTIRIYA – TAQBA ROAD TO JOIN TIGER FORCE IT WILL REALASE THOUSAND OF SOLDIER FROM ALLEPPO TO FIGHT ANOTHER PLACE FOR EXAMPLE TO START LAUNCHING ATTACK FROM ITTIRYA TAQBA ROAD MVING DOWN SOUTH TOWARDS PALMAYRA AND CUT OF ISIL IN HAMA AND HOMS WHICH THEY ARE FIGHITN IN SLAMIYA.

  2. The Syrian Army should try to cut north-east to the Euphrates river. The Kurdish vassals of these British/American/Israeli plans then have to make a choice:

    1) Allow themselves to be cutoff from further land grabs.
    2) Attempt to continue their expansion, but at the expense of being able to send ISIS south from Raqqah under Western command.

    The Syrian Army can use the supposed territorial dominance of the SDF and ISIS against each other, whilst they both attempt to conspire against Syria and its multipolar allies.

    Contrary to the narrative from some, Erdogan has taken the side of the multipolar world. Turkey is by far more a land power than a sea power and stands to gain far more from the One Belt, One Road Initiative than sea powers such as Britain and the USA could ever offer. Qatar sold LNG to various countries in Asia in Chinese Yuan and that is what set off the aggression against Qatar. Anyone who attempts to undermine the USD as world reserve currency gets attacked. Saudi Arabia has no foreign policy of its own. It was controlled by the British ever since 1763. Some might wonder why Saudi Arabia demand Qatar stop supporting Hamas….. It is easy: The royal family of Saudi Arabia originally were Jewish merchants from Iraq.

    • British powers have weaponised Islam. You will find British intelligence operatives behind the creation of Wahhabism and Salafism. Those who look carefully at these extemist forms of Islam will notice that it targets Communism above all other things and it will see Communism almost everywhere. It should be obvious that this only benefits certain Western powers who seek to undermine Russia and China above all others. This is regardless of the fact that China is in essence more capitalistic than every country in the West at the moment.

      Sunni Islam is controlled by means of Freemasonry which in turn is subject to Vatican power and in particular the Jesuit Order. These in turn are subject to Venetian powers who together with their Aragon Knight Templars and their Genoese, Norman and Anglo-Saxon allies took control of the Western world.

  3. I think the coalition of the United States in Syria were stupid but not so much.
    Because with every stupidity they commit against the Syrian government and its allies, more determined those last will be to do exactly the opposite thing against any plan and sickly project of the americans in the region.
    Poor fools.