Intense Fighting Continues Between Syrian Army And ISIS In Southern Raqqa

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On Sunday, the ISIS-linked news agency Amaq claimed that 50 soldiers of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) were killed in the southern Raqqa countryside in an ISIS VBIED attack. Amaq said that the SAA was trying to recapture the villages it had lost in the ISIS counter attack earlier this week.

Amaq also announced that Russian warplanes conducted over 100 airstrikes on ISIS positions in the southern Raqqa countryside in the last 48 hours.

The Russian Defense Ministry announced that Russian warplanes destroyed dozens of ISIS vehicles and killed hundreds of ISIS fighters in the southern Raqqa countryside.

In the eastern Homs countryside, the SAA and its allies captured Kasrat Faraj area, al-Karam hill, the Al-Walij valley and the al-Najeb valley 9Km east of Al-Sukhnah town in the eastern Homs countryside.

Meanwhile, ISIS fighters in the eastern Hama countryside pocket shelled SAA positions around the pocket, according to Amaq. ISIS fighters also destroyed a BMP-1 of the SAA in the Uqayribat area.

Intense Fighting Continues Between Syrian Army And ISIS In Southern Raqqa

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Intense Fighting Continues Between Syrian Army And ISIS In Southern Raqqa

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Intense Fighting Continues Between Syrian Army And ISIS In Southern Raqqa

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Intense Fighting Continues Between Syrian Army And ISIS In Southern Raqqa

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The SAA is now trying to recapture all the lost villages in the southern Raqqa country side, and to destroy ISIS positions in the eastern Hama countryside pocket.

The SAA Tiger Forces are near Ghanim Ali:

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  • Jesus

    What is with the ISIS pictures again?

    • Samuel Boas

      It is regarding the whole article…..

      • Jesus

        ISIS claims are synonymous to US claims, they are both fictional.

        • VGA

          Please find a site that has only fake news that don’t make you upset.

          • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

            Daesh/ISIS and the US are always known fictionalize accounts all the time , besides Amaq is run by the CIA media.

    • Barba_Papa

      Probably because the SAA and RuAF are maintaining radio silence, so ISIS pictures is all SF currently has?

  • ελευθεριος βενιζελος

    what is that thing that is firing in the photos??

    • Miguel Redondo

      Looks like an standard field howitzer , perhaps 155mm , (that is a guess looking at the breach)

    • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

      1960’s D-30 122 mm Howitzer old Soviet Era artillery surplus as some countries would have upgraded to newer and bigger Howitzers with better ranges and accuracy, this one came from Albania.

      • Graeme Rymill

        I know I will regret asking but I can’t help it…. how do you know it comes from Albania?

        • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

          The US started buying old Soviet surplus from former states and exchanging them for US equipment, this is how they resupply ISIS ,Al Qaeda and their other backed groups. Albania because the Rust and serial number and they gave ISIS this gun since it was in a private ownership.

          • Graeme Rymill

            “The rust and serial number”….even if you could make out a serial number in these photos (I can’t) you are telling me you have a list of d-30 serial numbers? Woolpuller, you are a liar and a fraud!

          • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

            These are old guns they date back to the 60’s and Military equipment like this all have serial numbers, besides the blue paint and welds are a dead give away. The rust shows it came from South eastern Europe full of lots of moisture in that region.

  • gs1710

    It is good when ISIS fighters come all to one place. This will make it easier for the SAA to fight them.

  • dutchnational

    This article tones down on that of yesterday where RuAF claimed to have killed 800 IS and wiped out their last real army.

    Now it is hundreds and the wiped out army of IS is still fighting hard.

    It seems to me IS losses were maybe 80, up to double and though IS suffered losses, they remain able to put up a fierce fight. Now that SAA and Hezbollah are sending IS reinforcements to Bukanal, IS can continue fighting in the region with added strength. Is SAA out of its mind?