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Syrian War Report – February 13, 2018: Israel Deploys New Anti-Missile Systems Near Syria

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-february-13-2018-israel-deploys-new-anti-missile-systems-near-syria/ Clashes were reported between the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and local militants, mostly Hayat Tahrir al-Sham members, in the Rastan pocket on February 12 and February 13. SAA units allegedly entered  the area of Maqsam al-Humrat and took control of most of it. Pro-government sources speculated that these clashes indicate an upcoming large-scale operation in the area. While the Rastan pocket remains a point of instability, it is unlikely

Syrian War Report – February 12, 2018: New Round Of Syrian-Israeli Escalation, F-16I Shootdown

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-february-12-2018-new-round-of-syrian-israeli-escalation-f-16i-shootdown/ On February 10, the Syrian Air Defense Forces (SADF) shot down an F-16I fighter jet of the Israeli Air Force (IAF) during Israeli airstrikes on targets near Damascus and the T4 Airbase. According to the Israeli side, an Iranian unmanned aerial vehicle violated Israeli airspace at 4:15 local time. The UAV was intercepted near Beit Shean by an IAF attack helicopter. At 5:34 IAF warplanes carried out airstrikes on

Syrian War Report – February 8, 2018: US-led Coalition Struck Syrian Army In Deir Ezzor

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-february-8-2018-us-led-coalition-struck-syrian-army-deir-ezzor/ On February 7, the US-led coalition carried out several airstrikes on positions of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the province of Deir Ezzor. The coalition claimed that the SAA had “initiated an unprovoked attack against well-established Syrian Democratic Forces [SDF] headquarters”, added that “coalition service members” were co-located with SDF fighters during the attack and described the strikes as a self-defense act. According to local sources, the US

Syrian War Report – January 22, 2018: Abu al-Duhur Liberation, Operation Olive Branch

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-january-22-2018-abu-al-duhur-liberation-operation-olive-branch/ On January 20, the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) officially launched a military operation in the area of Afrin and started conducting massive artillery and airstrikes on positions of Kurdish militias there. “‘Operation Olive Branch’ has been started on Jan. 20, 2018 at 5 p.m., in Syria’s northwestern Afrin region to establish security and stability on our borders and region, to eliminate terrorists of PKK/KCK/PYD-YPG and Daesh [ISIS], and to

Syrian War Report – January 19, 2018: Syrian Troops Almost Closed Eastern Idlib Pocket

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-january-19-2018-syrian-troops-almost-closed-eastern-idlib-pocket/ On January 18, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Iranian-backed militias liberated the village of Qaytal fom Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra) in southern Aleppo and almost closed the eastern Idlib pocket. Late on the same day, ISIS reportedly captured thirty villages, including Rasm al-Dhaba, al-Muwaylah, abu Ajwa, Muakar Shamali, Huma, Najm Al-Zuhur, Umm Qurun and Rasm Arira, in northeastern Hama and southwestern Aleppo from Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham

Winter Protests In Iran 2017-2018

https://southfront.org/winter-protests-in-iran-2017-2018/ Today, the influence of the Iranian state and its set of values is growing in the Middle East and around the world. In late December, anti-government protests sparked across the country. Over 20 people were killed, hundreds injured and thousands detained because of clashes between security forces and the protestors. The protests emerged due to internal economic factors and the activity of foreign adversaries of Iran. The main factors

Syrian War Report – January 5, 2018: Militants Retreat From More Villages In Southern Idlib

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-january-5-2018-militants-retreat-from-more-villages-in-southern-idlib/ On January 4, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the Tiger Forces, backed up by the Russian Aerospace Forces, captured the villages of Rsm al-Abid, al-Fhail, Rubaida, Msheirfeh, al-Qasr al-Abyad, Rabeeah Musa, Haqiyah and Umm Rjaim Hill in southeastern Idlib. According to pro-government sources, at least 7 militants were killed and a vehicle was destroyed during the SAA advance. On the same day, the Sham Legion reportedly destroyed a

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-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 17, 2017: Government Forces Once Again Storming Al-Bukamal

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-november-17-2017-government-forces-once-again-storming-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 The Syrian Arab Army (SAA), Hezbollah and Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) are storming the Syrian border city of al-Bukamal from 3 directions after having liberated Tal Salasse, the village of Hamdan and the airstrip and reached the Euphrates River north of it.

Israel, Saudi Arabia Setting Preconditions For War With Hezbollah

https://southfront.org/israel-saudi-arabia-setting-preconditions-for-war-with-hezbollah/ 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 crisis in the Middle East is developing further. In Saudi Arabia, the purge continued. According to Middle East Eye, senior Saudi figures were tortured and beaten in the purge under the banner of an anti-corruption movement, conducted by current Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Syria War Report – November 13, 2017: ISIS Conducts Suicide Attempt To Seize Back Al-Bukamal

https://southfront.org/syria-war-report-november-13-2017-isis-conducts-suicide-attempt-to-seize-back-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 The battle for al-Bukamal heated up last weekend as ISIS terrorists conducted a successful counter-attack against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Hezbollah in the border city. According to local sources, ISIS re-established control over a major part of the city on Sunday after

ISIS’ Self-Proclaimed “Caliphate” Is Witnessing Its Last Days In Syria And Iraq

https://southfront.org/isis-self-proclaimed-caliphate-is-witnessing-its-last-days-in-syria-and-iraq/ 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 self-proclaimed caliphate of ISIS has suffered a double blow in Syria and Iraq. While US-backed forces were democratically negotiating with ISIS-linked Arab tribes in the Omar oil fields and nearby areas, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) Tiger Forces and the Republican Guard supported

Baltic States Between Russia and a Hard Place

https://southfront.org/baltic-states-hard-place-russia/ 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 Written and produced by SF Team: J.Hawk, Daniel Deiss, Edwin Watson The political and, in some cases, military stand-off between the West and Russia that has unfolded over Ukraine and Syria also includes a number of secondary fronts in which the two

Syria War Report – October 11, 2017: US-backed Forces Negotiate With ISIS Over Raqqah City

https://southfront.org/syria-war-report-october-11-2017-us-backed-forces-negotiate-with-isis-over-raqqah-city/ 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 US-led coalition and the Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are negotiating a deal with ISIS terrorists in the city of Raqqah, according to multiple local and opposition sources. According to reports, ISIS units would be allowed to withdraw to Deir Ezzor province where

US Boosts Defense Spending – To What End?

https://southfront.org/us-boosts-defense-spending-to-what-end/ 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 Written and produced by SF Team: J.Hawk, Daniel Deiss, Edwin Watson One of Donald Trump’s campaign promises was the pledge to “rebuild the US military”, and it is one of the few of his initiatives that appears to enjoy broad bipartisan support. The US

Syria War Report – October 5, 2017: Syrian Army Strikes ISIS Near Mayadin City

https://southfront.org/syria-war-report-october-5-2017-syrian-army-strikes-isis-near-mayadin-city/ 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 Voiceover by Harold Hoover The main obstacle faced by anti-terrorist forces “….in Syria is not the military capabilities of terrorists, but rather the support of the….” United States, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov said on October 4. He added that the

Afghanistan War Report – September 23, 2017: US Deploys More Troops And Warplanes

https://southfront.org/afghanistan-war-report-september-23-2017-us-deploys-troops-warplanes/ 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 US is increasing its military involvement in the Afghanistan conflict in an attempt to take an upper hand in a battle against the Taliban. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis announced on September 18 that the US will send more than 3,000 troops

Syrian War Report – September 11, 2017: Army Crushes ISIS Defense, Prepares For Final Push In Deir Ezzor City

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-september-11-2017-army-crushes-isis-defense-prepares-for-final-push-in-deir-ezzor-city/ 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 Pro-government forces have achieved a decisive victory over ISIS in the southern countryside of Deir Ezzor city. On Saturday, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) TigerForces, the Syrian Republican Guard (SRG) and their allies liberated Maliha village, the Tayyem oil field and reached the

Syrian War Report – July 20, 2017: Govt Forces Regain More Oil Wells In Raqqah Countryside

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-july-20-2017-govt-forces-regain-more-oil-wells-in-raqqah-countryside/ 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, BTC: 1PvKhgVDoXp96Yyp7Pgs5uMPkChSMA2G5n or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront Voiceover by Harold Hoover The Syrian Army Tiger Forces and Tribal Forces have captured Qurat Rumailan, the Rumailan Dam, and 15 oil and gas wells 10km east of Dibisan in the southern Raqqah countryside.  Government troops have also captured

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