Military Situation In Southern Raqqah On August 16, 2017 (Map Update)

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On Tuesday, ISIS fighters launched a large counter-attack against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and tribal forces west of the ISIS-held town of Maadan in the southern Raqqah countryside. According to reports, ISIS units entered the villages of al-Buhamad, Athshana, Salem Hamad and Ghanim Ali where heavy clashes erupted.

Initially some sources claimed that ISIS recaptured the villages from the SAA, but no photos or videos to confirm this were pprovided. In turn, pro-government sources denied claims about the ISIS advance.

On Wednesday, the clashes continued in the area west of Maadan with ISIS units were attempting to boost a buffer zone near the ISIS-held town.

Military Situation In Southern Raqqah On August 16, 2017 (Map Update)

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  • Wahid Algiers

    wtf is that? Who believed ISIS is down knows is better now.

  • Graeme Rymill

    Tribal Forces leaders are denying any villages were lost….let the dust settle before you hit the panic button.

  • Gregory Louis

    There are two P’s for provided it made stutter 😅 But overall expect these counters in certain key areas where the SAA are focused less and less on ISIS is trying to get some breathing room