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Syrian-Iraqi War Report – December 15, 2017: Syrian Army Tightens Siege On Beit Jinn Pocket

https://southfront.org/syrian-iraqi-war-report-december-15-2017-syrian-army-tightens-siege-on-beit-jinn-pocket/ The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies have deployed a notable force for an operation against Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) in the province of Idlib. According to pro-government sources, the operation will involve the SAA, the Tiger Forces, the National Defense Forces (NDF), the 4th Armoured Division, the 8th Armored Division and the 11th Armored Division. In the first stage, the

Syrian War Report – December 14, 2017: Syrian Army Prepares For Idlib Operation

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-december-14-2017-syrian-army-prepares-for-idlib-operation/ The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the National Defense Forces have established control over the hilltops of al-Ahmar, al-Madjahan and al-Khazzan inside the Beit Jinn pocket in southern Syria. Thus, the SAA and the NDF are about to divide the Beit Jinn pocket into two separate parts. If this is done, the liberation of Mughr al-Meer by government troops will be just a matter of time. The SAA and

Syrian War Report – December 13, 2017: Trump Declares Victory Over ISIS

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-december-13-2017-trump-declares-victory-isis/ On December 12, ISIS conducted a surprise attack on the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) on the western bank of the Euphrates in the province of Deir Ezzor. According to reports, members of ISIS entered the villages of al-Jalaa, Saiyal, Salihiyah, Mujawdah, Abbas and al-Harsa. Clashes in the area continued on December 13. According to pro-government sources, ISIS was not able to develop the initial success and will be forced

Middle East Is On Verge Of New War Following Trump’s Recognition Of Jerusalem As Israel’s Capital

https://southfront.org/middle-east-is-on-verge-of-new-conflict-following-trumps-recognition-of-jerusalem-as-israels-capital/ On November 28, SouthFront released a video analysis entitled “Would Anyone Profit From a New War in the Middle East?”. The video said that despite tensions in the region the possibility of a new war in in the near future was relatively low because no regional player was interested in it. The only side, which could be interested in the conflict, was the United States. Such a war will

Syrian War Report – December 12, 2017: Govt Forces Liberated 67,000km2 Over 7 Months

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-december-12-2017-govt-forces-liberated-67000km2-over-7-months/ Over 1,000 localities, 78 oil and gas fields and two deposits of phosphate ores have been liberated in Syria over the past 227 days, commander of Russia’s military group in Syria Colonel-General Sergey Surovikin has told Russian President Vladimir Putin during this visit to the Khmeimim airbase on December 12. In total, the area of 67,000 square kilometers has been liberated. Col. Gen. Surovikin added that Russian warplanes have

Syrian War Report – December 11, 2017: Putin Orders Withdrawal Of Russian Forces From Syria

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-december-11-2017-putin-orders-withdrawal-of-russian-forces-from-syria/ On December 10, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Hezbollah launched a military operation in order to clear the desert area in eastern Syria from ISIS. According to pro-government sources, the SAA and Hezbollah liberated about 2,000 km in the area between the T2 pumping station and the city of al-Mayadin during the first day of the operation. The US-led coalition believes that about 3,000 ISIS members remains in

Palestine-Syria War Report – December 8, 2017: Jerusalem Standoff

https://southfront.org/palestine-syria-war-report-december-8-2017-jerusalem-standoff/ On December 7, the Palestinian al-Nasser Salah al-Deen Brigades fired several rockets at the Israeli settlements of Hof Ashkelon and Sha’ar HaNegev north of the Gaza Strip. The group said in a statement that this was only the first response to the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and said that more actions will follow. The Israeli Defense Forces said that a battle tank and a warplane

Syrian War Report – December 7, 2017: Iran-Lebanon Land Route

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-december-7-2017-iran-lebanon-land-route/ On December 6, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), the Tiger Forces, Hezbollah and Iranian-backed militias liberated al-Alwai, Sayyal, Ghabrah, Tall Madkok, Hawi al-Ghabrah, al-Ashayir and Bissisat from ISIS and established a full control over the highway between the cities of Deir Ezzor and al-Bukamal in eastern Syria. The rest of ISIS members had reportedly withdrawn from the Euphrates Valley to Syria’s Homs desert or the desert area in western

Syrian War Report – December 6, 2017: Tiger Forces Reached Al-Bukamal

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-december-6-2017-tiger-forces-reached-al-bukamal/ If you’re able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldn’t be possible without your help: PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront On December 5, Syrian government forces liberated the villages of Jalaa, Ramadi and Buq in the province of Deir Ezzor. On the same day, six Russian Tu-22M3 strategic bombers carried out a massive strike on ISIS positions near al-Sayyal destroying weapons depots, strong points

Geopolitical Standoff In Post-ISIS Middle East

https://southfront.org/war-yemen-geopolitical-standoff-middle-east/ If you’re able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldn’t be possible without your help: PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront As the ISIS terrorist group is collapsing in Syria and Iraq, the competition among powers involved in the conflict increases. In March, Moscow and Astana become the main centers of the diplomatic activity with top leaders from Israel, Turkey,

Syrian War Report – December 4, 2017: Israeli-Iranian Tensions Gain Momentum

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-december-4-2017-israeli-iranian-tensions-gain-momentum/ If you’re able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldn’t be possible without your help: PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront On December 2, Israeli forces launched between 4 and 6 missiles on the supposed Iranian military facility in the area of al- Kiswah in southern Damascus. According to pro-government sources, the Syrian Air Defense Force (SADF) fired several Buk-M2E surface-to-air missiles from its position

Syrian War Report – December 1, 2017: ISIS Plans To Move Its Caliphate To Libya

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-december-1-2017-isis-plans-to-move-its-caliphate-to-libya/ If you’re able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldn’t be possible without your help: PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront The elite Tiger Forces have reportedly redeployed most of its units from the province of Deir Ezzor to northeastern Hama and southern Aleppo to support the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in its clashes against Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of

Syrian War Report – November 29, 2017: US-backed Forces And ISIS Reached Ceasefire In Eastern Syria?

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-november-29-2017-us-backed-forces-and-isis-reached-ceasefire-in-eastern-syria/ If you’re able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldn’t be possible without your help: PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront Earlier this week a photo of the alleged ceasefire deal between the US-backed Syrian Democratic forces (SDF) and ISIS appeared online. According to the document, the two sides reached a ceasefire agreement to avoid clashes in eastern Syria, especially in the province of Hasakah.

Syrian War Report – November 28, 2017: Syrian Army Eliminated ISIS-held Pocket In Euphrates Valley

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-november-28-2017-syrian-army-eliminated-isis-held-pocket-in-euphrates-valley/ If you’re able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldn’t be possible without your help: PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront The ISIS-held pocket on the western bank of the Euphrates River is close to a full collapse as the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the Tiger Forces are advancing on the last ISIS-held points there. On November 27 and 28, fierce clashes were ongoing

Syrian-Iraqi War Report – November 27, 2017: Iraqi Troops Liberated 14,100 km2 From ISIS

https://southfront.org/syrian-iraqi-war-report-november-27-2017-iraqi-troops-liberated-14100-km2-from-isis/ If you’re able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldn’t be possible without your help: PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront Russian Tu-22M3 strategic bombers carried out massive strikes on ISIS terrorists in the Syrian province of Deir Ezzor on November 25 and November 26. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the strikes hit ISIS’ manpower, vehicles and command posts in the Euphrates Valley. The

Syrian-Iraqi War Report – November 25, 2017: US Forces To Remain In Syria To Oppose Iran, Assad

https://southfront.org/syrian-iraqi-war-report-november-24-2017-us-forces-to-remain-in-syria-to-oppose-iran-assad/ If you’re able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldn’t be possible without your help: PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront On November 23, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), the Tiger Forces and their allies continued their operation against ISIS on the western bank of the Euphrates. Pro-government forces have established control over the villages of Mahkan, Quriyah, Subaykhan, Kashma and Tashreen. On the same

Syrian War Report – November 23, 2017: Syrian Army Liberates Dozen Villages In Euphrates Valley

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-november-23-2017-syrian-army-liberates-dozen-villages-in-euphrates-valley/ If you’re able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldn’t be possible without your help: PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront Syrian government forces have liberated a large area from ISIS on the western bank of the Euphrates. The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) Tiger Forces have captured the villages of Ajrama, al-Safsafah, Ksu Umm Saba, al-Jahlah, al-Dwair, Wadi Abu Jasim, Surat al-Kshma, Subaykhan, Gharbiyah, Suwaydan

Syrian War Report – November 22, 2017: Army Launches New Military Operation In Euphrates Valley

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-november-22-2017-army-launches-new-military-operation-in-euphrates-valley/ If you’re able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldn’t be possible without your help: PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront ISIS cells have unexpectedly captured 8 villages from Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) in the northern Hama countryside. ISIS captured Abu Hariq, Ma’sarah, Abu Kusur, Tulayhat, Aliya, Suruj, Abu Marw and Umm Sahnk. The village of Abu Khanadiq

Syrian War Report – November 20, 2017: Government Troops Liberated Al-Bukamal From ISIS

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-november-20-2017-government-troops-liberated-al-bukamal-from-isis/ If you’re able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldn’t be possible without your help: PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront On November 19, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), Hezbollah and Iranian-backed militias restored control over the border city of al-Bukamal after a week of intense fighting with ISIS terrorists there. The Russian Aerospace Forces actively supported the SAA advance. Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps

Syrian War Report – November 16, 2017: Fierce Fighting Erupts In Eastern Ghouta

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-november-16-2017-fierce-fighting-erupts-in-eastern-ghouta/ If you’re able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldn’t be possible without your help: PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront On November 15, Ahrar al-Sham officially declared a start of the operation to capture the Armored Vehicle Base and the nearby area from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in Eastern Ghouta near Damascus. Ahrar al-Sham, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch

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