An intense fighting is ongoing between government forces and ISIS terrorists in west of the ISIS-held town of Maadan in southern Raqqah.
Earlier this week, ISIS deployed large reinforcements to the area in order to boost its advance against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) Tiger Forces and pro-government tribal forces. In turn, the SAA Tiger Forces redeployed some units from eastern Homs to southern Raqqah to boost the government defense.
Multiple villages in the Ghanim Ali area remain contested amid the ongoing fighting. The both sides claim that they caused large casualties to their enemies.