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Thursday, May 25, 2017

ISIS update 5/25/2017...Forces fight for control over Al-Tanf city

Iraqi military advances inside historical part of Mosul

Mosul: thousands flee the city as Iraqi forces try to secure west

Mosul, chaos on the battlefield

Iraqi artist secretly chronicled IS brutality

Iraqi forces kill a number of ISIS leaders in west Mosul

Iraq's PMF Liberates Two Villages West of Mosul, Resumes Advance toward Ba'aj

The Iraqi Volunteer forces resumed their advance to liberate villages in West of Qairawan region, and made advances towards Ba'aj, West of Mosul, reaching closer to the Syrian border.

Iraq's Popular Mobilization Units, locally known as Hashd al-Shaabi, said troops “freed on Thursday Arfee’ al-Awal village, Northeast of Qairawan, inflicting huge losses on the enemy,” Iraqi News reported.

“The 11th brigade liberated al-Wahbi village, Northeast of Ba'aj,” the troops declared saying a booby-trapped vehicle was destroying while trying to hinder the forces advance.

According to the statements, the PMF followed seven vehicles of ISIL that attempted fleeing Wahbi toward Maghsal village “All the vehicles were equipped with guns, while only one was booby-trapped.”

PMF resumed on Wednesday evening the second phase of operations to liberate the remaining villages in the vicinity of Qairawan and Ba'aj.

Earlier, the volunteer troops announced full liberation of Qairawan.

Many villages in Qairawan region, a main ISIL bastion which links between Tal Afar town and the Syrian borders, have been freed since the troops launched an offensive on May 12 to free the region.

Last week the troops announced liberated of Sahl Sinjar airbase, located south of Qairawan, in addition to cutting off a main supply route between the freed Tal Banat village and Qairawan.

Govt Forces Liberate Large Areas In Aleppo And Homs

Govt Forces Advance On Multiple Frontlines

Aleppo: continues SAA+VKS offensive in eastern countryside

The Russian & Syrian Air force continue directed strikes on sites and movements for the so-called Islamic State Terrorists near Maskanah in Eastern Aleppo countryside...

The Syrian Army resumed their large-scale offensive in the Eastern countryside of Aleppo, targeting the last villages under the so-called Islamic State control near the key Town of Maskanah... Backed by Russian heavy Airstrikes, the Syrian Arab Army's Elite «Tiger Forces» attacked a group of villages located North of Maskanah... Within hours of launching this powerful attack, the Tiger Forces managed to break-through the so-called Islamic State defenses, resulting in the liberation of Battoushiyah, Jubab kabir, Jubad Saghir, and Sharmiyah... The liberation of these villages has put the Syrian Army within striking distance of Maskanah, which spells bad news for the Isis forces trying to protect the West countryside of the Al-Raqqah Governorate.. The Syrian Army is expected to reach Maskanah by the end of the week;if true, this means the Government forces could be inside the Raqqah Governorate by May's End...

SDF fighters advance closer to ISIS stronghold of Raqqa

US–led airstrikes kill 16 in Raqqa

Hundreds of families flee Raqqa as clashes intensify between SDF and ISIS militants

ISIL Fully Evacuates Several Districts in Raqqa

The ISIL fully withdrew its members from certain regions and districts of Raqqa, local sources said on Thursday.

The Arabic website of Sputnik news agency quoted the sources as saying that the ISIL has evacuated the districts of al-Dari'eyeh, Mafraq al-Jazra, al-Hasiweh and al-Hawayej as well as Bain al-Jisrin region.

They added that the Central parts of Raqqa city have also become empty of ISIL members and their families.

According to the sources, the ISIL has not declared the reason for this measure.

In a relevant development in the Western parts of the same province on Wednesday, the predominately Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) continued the fourth phase of the anti-ISIL Euphrates Rage Operation and were on the verge of completing siege of al-Ba'ath (al-Horiyeh) dam.

The SDF fighters engaged in a tough battle with ISIL and took control over the villages of al-Khatouniyeh, Kar Ali, Balaneh, al-Forqan and al-Yamameh five kilometers Northwest of al-Ba'ath dam," the sources said, adding that with the new advances, the Kurdish fighters are now sealing the entire paths to the ISIL-held dam.

In the meantime, the SDF engaged in fierce clashes with ISIL in Eastern Raqqa and seized control over the villages of Hamra Nasser and Hamra Balasem.   

Syrian troops advance in Homs

Homs: continues SAA+VKS offensive in eastern countryside

Palmyra: continues SAA+VKS offensive to the south of the city | 25.05.2017

Syria: SAA & Allies Southern Desert Offensive: Part 1: Palmyra Front

Syria: SAA & Allies Southern Desert Offensive: Part 2: South-East Homs Front

Syria: SAA & Allies Southern Desert Offensive: Part 3: Sawwanah Junction

Mechanized elements of the Syrian Arab Army, liberated a massive chunk of Mountainous territory Southwest of Palmyra, virtually expelling Isis from its vulnerable pocket East of the predominately Christian city of Al-Qaryatayn... Following already huge gains in East Homs over the last 48 hours, the Syrian Arab Army captured numerous strategic sites including Al-Bardah Town, the entire Al-Sawwanah area, the Zaqaqiyat Khalil mountains, and the key Junction Town of Al-Busyrah... Squadrons over Russian Helicopters supported the advance hunting down Isis insurgents, who frantically withdrew from the aforementioned points as dozens of Syrian Army Battle-Tanks rolled into the region, completely shattering their long-standing defensive line... Effectively the Khnevis area is virtually surrounded by Government forces;this region is vital as it could link up Syrian Army contingents on the Palmyra's frontier with those stationed in Eastern Damascus, thus cementing the encirclement of the East Qalamoun rebel pocket... Important documentation presents incredible Battle-Footage in Al-Qaboun between the Syrian Arab Army and Al-Qaeda linked Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham... This battle has been documented by two camera:The first camera from Syrian Army side and the other from the Terrorists... The video has been documented and edited by the Syrian Arab Army's fighter Wassim Issa and translated by the journalist Ghoufran Derewan...

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