E. #Syria: #NDF in #DeirEzzor announcing multiple losses on front vs #ISIS:
- its commander for S. #Mayadin sector following an "incident". He was from #Latakia province
- 2 fighters killed during IS attack on Palmyra-DeirEzzor road (area of Shula).
E. #Syria: photos showing the "combing operations" vs #ISIS carried out past days in E. #Homs desert, from Shaer gasfield to Sukhnah. Arty strikes were also reported last night in #DeirEzzor desert.
NEW THREAD - S. #Syria.
Slowly but surely attacks vs pro-Assad forces are spreading outside #Daraa province. Yesterday a CP near Mughayr Mir (SW. #Damascus) was targeted while Saraya Qasioun claims 4 KIA in attack in W. Qalamoun. A soldier also killed in Busra Harir (E. Daraa).
S. #Syria: the 1st targeted assassination of the year in #Daraa province happened in the NW. countryside when gunmen shot dead a soldier on Muzayrib-Yadudah road.
S. #Syria: an IED targeted today a former Rebel commander, now working with Military Security, with his escort in #Daraa. Multiple wounded. His brother, also working with the Mil. Security, was killed 10 days ago.
#Syria: 4 months after capture of #KhanSheikhoun, pro-Assad forces kicked off tonight the 2nd stage of Greater #Idlib Offensive. Aim is to take M5 Highway & nearby towns. Attack backed by #RuAF started from SE. front. Heavy clashes ongoing.
#Syria: Rebels are engaged in fierce clashes tonight as pro-Assad forces launched multiple attacks amidst heavy bombardment. Assaults on Um Jalal (repelled), Eskiat (ongoing) & Khuraibi (ongoing).
#Syria: #NLF targeting pro-Assad forces on Um Jalal front (SE. #Idlib) tonight with a wave of Grad rockets. Pro-Assad forces tried to advance making large use of night vision equipment but assault was fended off (~9:00 PM).
#Syria: last night #Israel launched one of its largest airstrikes on #Irani|an linked positions. Multiple targets were destroyed in & around #Damascus. Video shows ammo depot blown up.
#Syria: very 1st sat imagery available shows sites hit inside #Damascus include #Mezzah Airbase & the Intl Airport (famous "glasshouse" bombed for 1st time). Dozens of military casualties reported, incl. foreigners.
#Syria: after days of intense bombardment & 1st assault repelled 2 days ago, pro-Assad forces opened today the SE. #Idlib front in apparent attempt to besiege Rebels in N. #Hama province. Battle in #Kabana (NE. #Latakia) continues (3rd front).
#Pt. Apparently Trump took decision to withdraw US troops from #Syria after phone call with Erdogan, de facto greenlighting in short term a Turkish-led Offensive vs #SDF & #YPG.
Following US decision to withdraw troops from #Syria:
- Regime reinforcements heading to Manbij & #DeirEzzor (deal w/ SDF-YPG likely)
- Maghaweer Thawra seeks evac of ppl from Rukban Camp (Al-Tanf) to N. Aleppo
- Turkey says it is working with US & also Russia + Iran.
#Afrin Offensive: following weeks of #TSK reinforcements near border with #Syria but also in Syria itself (N. #Aleppo & N. #Idlib), #FSA-led National Army started also to mobilize. Multiple convoys moving.
#AbuDuhur Offensive: expected scenario by @NorsForStudies with 2 main fronts (Sinjar road & W. #Khanasser) to take Airbase & isolate NE. Hama pocket.
Troops movement suggest large-scale assault is imminent.
General mobilization declared. Op. room yet to be formed.
#AbuDuhur offensive: the first Tiger Forces-led assault opened a new front S.-SW. of #AbuDali, seizing several locations incl. ex-Air Defense base & Tell Aswad. Areas witness clashes tonight.
#Pt. #FSA Jaish Izza & Free Idlib Army announced the death of 4 of their fighters while repelling Regime attacks.