ISIS terrorists inteinsified raids against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies in the Tabqah countryside after government forces had reached the important ISIS-held town of Maadan near the Euphrates River.
According to pro-ISIS sources, 7 SAA soldiers were killed and 3 others were captured in a successfull ISIS raid south of the Ghanim Ali village, a battle tank was captured by ISIS north of the Kadir village.
ISIS is now attacking government forces positions nort of Kadir in an attempt to put pressure on the SAA communication lines between Resafa and the positions near Maadan.
Resafa is a key crossroad town south of Tabqah liberated by the SAA earlier this year. It serves as a logistical hub for the advancing government forces.