Syrian army makes small advance on road to Raqqa

A Syrian army force, consisting of 550 Brigade of the 4th Division, Marines and the SSNP militia, with cover from Russian aircraft, has advanced about 8km along the Salamiyah-Raqqa Highway east of Hama up to a point near the Al-Zakiyah junction where an ISIS force is based. To move forward the Syrian army has to take over the junction.
DEBKAfile military sources: This is the first minor advance by Syrian forces against the Islamists since Palmyra was recovered with Russian military assistance four months ago  

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