Syria Map Comparison: ISIS-held Pocket In Eastern Salamiyah Decreased From 3,270km2 To 480km2

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Syria Map Comparison: ISIS-held Pocket In Eastern Salamiyah Decreased From 3,270km2 To 480km2

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On October 2, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies liberated the villages of Rubayah and Mughayzil from ISIS terrorists in the eastern Salamiyah pocket where a large group of ISIS members was encircled in August.

Since August, the ISIS held area have decreased from 3,270 km2 to 480 km2 and it is shrinking further. The SAA have been pressuring on ISIS units on multiple frontlines.

The current goal of government forces is to divide the ISIS-held area into two separate parts. If this is done, the SAA will be able to defeat the remaining groups of ISIS members one by one.

August 17, 2017:

Syria Map Comparison: ISIS-held Pocket In Eastern Salamiyah Decreased From 3,270km2 To 480km2

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October 2, 2017:

Syria Map Comparison: ISIS-held Pocket In Eastern Salamiyah Decreased From 3,270km2 To 480km2

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  • Gabriel Hollows

    Once the vermin are fumigated, these troops will be freed to help fend off the ISIS counter-attacks in Deir-Ezzor.

  • MD Ranix

    kudos to the superheroes from syria and her true allies for such tireless feat in warfare … God sent

  • Zainab Ali

    hoping this shrinking feat will be also achieved against the illegitimate yankee led coalition in the near future

  • Vitex

    Must be getting hot in there.

  • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

    The division into two pockets will make them easier to deal with and limit their mobility hopefully this will not be prolonged in dealing with them.

  • Xanatos

    The clearing if this pocket will do nothing for three offensive on other fronts. These are NDF fighters led by shoddy SAA battalions. The SAA are good only for rear guard , and the NDF will go back to the communities they came from.

    The benefit will be the re allocation of air support to other areas.

    • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

      These aren’t shoddy NDF forces as they are actually police reserves as they are trained for everything from VIP guarding and maintaining police checkpoints. Seems even you know little of their training and what they do, soldiers they are not but national police they are trained for that job but like all police forces globally they are used in reserve forces. These ones go to where the combat is as support defense forces ,where regular soldiers can then be used as assault forces.

      The air support is allocated by region until DE air base is fully functional and Russian base is fully underway then they may allocate air support there.

  • Kell

    Hopefully not long now.