01:45 GMT +326 February 2017
    Servicemen of the Syrian Arab Army at the Syrian-Turkish border near the town of Kessab

    Countdown to Victory: Syrian Army Closing In on Aleppo-Raqqa Border

    © Sputnik/ Iliya Pitalev
    Middle East
    Get short URL
    Violence Erupts as Islamic State Rises (1881)

    Syrian Army troops and allied popular units have significantly advanced against Daesh terrorists in the southeastern parts of Aleppo province and are now moving towards the Euphrates and its nearby regions in Raqqa province, Iran’s Fars news agency reported.

    "The Syrian army, Liwa al-Quds (Jerusalem Brigade), the National Defense Forces (NDF) and Kataebat al-Ba’ath (Al-Ba’ath Battalions have secured the southern bank of Al-Hamourat Lake in southeastern Aleppo, while also making a substantial advance towards al-Maskanah Plain," Fars News wrote citing military sources on the ground.

    On Thursday, government forces seized the main headquarters of the Daesh terrorist group in the northeastern neighborhoods of Khanasser town whose full control was recently won back by Syrian forces.

    Earlier the Syrian army and volunteer forces retook full control of five villages in close vicinity of the strategic town leaving dozens of militants dead and wounded and destroying many enemy vehicles and other military hardware.

    Violence Erupts as Islamic State Rises (1881)


    Syrian Army Wins Back Strategic Region in Homs in Blitz Offensive
    Syrian Army Destroys Daesh Tunnel Depot, Restores Security in Aleppo
    liberated villages, strategic town, Aleppo-Raqqa border, army advance, Daesh, National Defense Forces (NDF), Jerusalem Brigade, Syrian Armed Forces, Syria
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik
    • Сomment

    All comments

    • avatar
      it suggests that another mini surge is on the way. It is good to read about it.
    • avatar
      soft and sweet music to my ears....
    • Ann in reply toarmor(Show commentHide comment)
      armor, as is the soft whimpering of CIA agents as they run away. The neocons are in full panic mode. What I want to hear next, is the sounds of western boots leaving sovereign Syrian land.
    • avatar
      armorin reply toAnn (Show commentHide comment)
      sixpack6t9, agree fully : western boots as you say have to go from Syria and M.E. I can feel that they are not and will never be wanted there. The sovereign State will re-take its territory, will look after its minorities , will protect them, hopefully, hopefully, there will be more bonding of the various groups to start the re-building of that ancient and magnificent land.
      I wish many, most, all those who had to leave to come back to their Motherland. But then, afterwards, I also do not wish any Tom, Dick, & Harry, Jean-Luc, to have any say in the running of the country. May the Government be strong in keeping the country's assets in their own hands. This applies to ....most countries. From Syria a magnificent Rose will bloom , under the Protection of God, and Our Mother in Heaven. Forward in Faith.
    • avatar
      innocappuccinnoin reply toAnn (Show commentHide comment)
      sixpack6t9, it is said our species is Homo Sapiens Sapiens, like it would be doubtful we are really Sapiens... However, after The Arian ideology emerged some 16 centuries ago, in time they needed to find a identity different than ours. So now we have stories with the Extra-terestrial super-advanced civilization, infiltrating humanity and taking care of our evolution. In fact they are humans, the non- homo sapiens. You can call their breed Neocon Dementis.
    • avatar
      Good news on a rainy morning!
    Show new comments (0)