The Syrian Arab Army, backed by Russian warplanes, managed to stop a large-scaled offensive by the “most capable and best armed ISIL group in the Euphrates River valley.”
The terrorist losses resulted in: ·
800 terrorists dead
• 13 tanks destroyed
• 30 armored trucks with heavy-machine guns
• 10 Mortars & artillery pieces
• Massive amounts of weaponry and ammunition captured.
The fighting took place near the town of Ghanem Ali (Raqqa
Governorate). Daesh launched an offensive there just days ago, reportedly seizing most of the town, and fought against SAA forces for the hills overlooking the town.
Syrian government forces, that were involved in the operation, are now heading towards the city of Deir ez-Zor, controlled by the government but surrounded by Daesh, and has been for years. The SAA has been trying to break through the blockade for quite some time.
Published by The War Files