Syrian War Report – May 1, 2017: Government Troops Launch New Offensive In Eastern Homs

Syrian War Report – May 1, 2017: Government Troops Launch New Offensive In Eastern Homs

Last weekend, the 5th Assault Corps and the National Defense Forces, supported by the Russian air power, began an operation against ISIS in the eastern Homs countryside. By Monday, government forces have retook the villages of Jibab Hamad, Tadmuria, Jabbab Hamad Rajm Al-Qasr, Rajm Dergam, Al-Rajm al-A’ali, Al-Rajm al-Madraji, the Al-Ay’lam hill and the Turks hill.

Syrian War Report – April 26, 2017: Turkey Bombing US-backed Forces In Syria

Syrian War Report – April 26, 2017: Turkey Bombing US-backed Forces In Syria

…from SouthFront The Syrian Republican Guard has repelled another ISIS offensive in Deir Ezzor. The fighting took place near the Deir Ezzor Airbase, the Tamin Brigade base and in the cemetery area. Earlier this month, ISIS allegedly transferred its self-proclaimed capital from Raqqah to Deir Ezzor amid the continued US-backed advance on Raqqah. If true, […]

Syrian War Report – April 18, 2017: Turkish-Kurdish Tensions Increase In Northern Aleppo

Syrian War Report – April 18, 2017: Turkish-Kurdish Tensions Increase In Northern Aleppo

…from SouthFront Last night, pro-Turkish militants attacked the predominantly Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in a number of areas, including Semuqa, Zewyan, Hasiya, Om Hosh, and Sayd Ali in the northern part of the Aleppo province. Pro-Kurdish sources argued that heavy clashes took place in this area, but these developments could be more precisely described […]

Syrian War Report – April 13, 2017: Syrian Army Suffers Setback In Daraa

Syrian War Report – April 13, 2017: Syrian Army Suffers Setback In Daraa

…from SouthFront Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) and its allies are preparing for a final push in order to retake the whole al-Minshiah neighborhood of the Daraa provincial capital. Earlier this month, the group captured about 80% of al-Minshiah from government forces. In turn, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) […]

Syrian War Report – April 10, 2017: US Deploys Forces At Syrian-Jordanian Border

Syrian War Report – April 10, 2017: US Deploys Forces At Syrian-Jordanian Border

…from SouthFront The US military is reportedly concentrating troops and military equipment at the Syrian-Jordanian border. Local sources said that about 20 US Army armoured vehicles (including battle tanks and artillery pieces) carried on trucks were spotted in Al-Mafraq. US troops were allegedly accompanied with the Jordanian Army’s 3rd Division. The US Special Operation Forces, […]

Russia’s Tu-95MS ‘Bear’ Strategic Bomber And Missile Carrier

Russia’s Tu-95MS ‘Bear’ Strategic Bomber And Missile Carrier

…from SouthFront USSR’s first genuinely intercontinental bomber, the Tu-95 is practically a contemporary of the US B-52 Stratofortress, having entered operational service in 1956 at which time it acquired its iconic NATO reporting name of “Bear”. However, since the Tu-95 production continued until 1992, the Russian Bear fleet is considerably younger than the US B-52 […]

Syrian War Report – April 6, 2017: US Launched Tomahawk Cruise Missiles At Military Airfield In Homs

Syrian War Report – April 6, 2017: US Launched Tomahawk Cruise Missiles At Military Airfield In Homs

…from SouthFront Early on Friday, the US Navy launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at a military airbase operated by the Syrian Air Force near the city of Homs. The launch were made by US warships stationed in the Mediterranean Sea. The missiles hit the military airfield in Ash Sha’irat 38 kilometers southeast of the city […]

Syrian Republican Guard: History And Capabilities

Syrian Republican Guard: History And Capabilities

…from SouthFront The Syrian Republican Guard was established in 1976 as an elite force within the Syrian Arab Army essentially as an internal security force intended to protect senior government officials from attacks by anti-government insurgents and also to serve as a check on possible “Bonapartism” within the SAA. Since its establishment, it has enjoyed […]

US Navy’s Newest Amphibious Assault Ship. Dead End Or Breakthrough?

US Navy’s Newest Amphibious Assault Ship. Dead End Or Breakthrough?

…from SouthFront The USS America LHA-6 successfully completed combat systems ship qualification trials (CSSQT) on February 3rd, in preparation for its first overseas deployment at the head of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit/Amphibious Ready Group (MEU/ARG).The vessel went to sea several times in January to conduct training exercises in the run-up to its future deployment, […]

Turkey Ends Euphrates Shield Operation In Syria. What Now?

Turkey Ends Euphrates Shield Operation In Syria. What Now?

…from SouthFront On March 29th, Turkey officially declared that its military operation in northern Syria, known as Operation Euphrates Shield, finished after achieving all its goals. The decision was announced during the meeting of the Turkish National Security Council that was attended by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. “It was noted that Operation ‘Euphrates Shield’, […]

Syrian War Report – March 31, 2017: Govt Forces Regain Large Areas In Northern Hama

Syrian War Report – March 31, 2017: Govt Forces Regain Large Areas In Northern Hama

…from SouthFront Government forces have restored control over Khirbat al-Hajamah, Zawr al Bala, Bakhira, Arzeh and Balhiseen from the joint militant forces led by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham in northern Hama. The advances were made because of an advantage in artillery and airpower in the area. The Syrian army’s Tiger Forces, the National Defense Forces and […]

Syrian War Report – March 30, 2017: Syrian Army Regaining Ground In Northern Hama

Syrian War Report – March 30, 2017: Syrian Army Regaining Ground In Northern Hama

…from SouthFront The Syrian Arab Army (SAA), the 5th Legion, and the Tiger Forces successfully counter-attacked Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), Ahrar al-Sham, Jaish al-Izzah, and Abnaa al-Sham in northern Hama, recapturing the Samsam hill, the nearby points north of Qumhana, and the al-Sheha hill south of Arzah. If government forces are able to retake Khattab […]

SouthFront: Russia and Iran Lay Down the Law

SouthFront: Russia and Iran Lay Down the Law

…from SouthFront An Iranian delegation, led by President Hassan Rouhani, arrived in Moscow on Monday for negotiations with their Russian counterparts. Russia and Iran are allies in the ongoing conflict in the Middle East, and the ongoing negotiations between the Russian and Iranian leadership may be characterized as a peak of their mutual diplomatic activities […]

Syrian War Report – March 28, 2017: ISIS Retreats From Northeastern Sweida

Syrian War Report – March 28, 2017: ISIS Retreats From Northeastern Sweida

…from SouthFront On March 27th, Syrian government forces launched a military operation against the ISIS terrorist group in northeastern Sweida. The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the National Defense Forces (NDF) captured Al Masiydah, Al Asfar, Al-Saqiyah, Al-Janinah, Shinwan, and other sites in the area. Meanwhile, the Free Syrian Army and allied elements continued their […]

Syrian War Report – March 27, 2017: SDF Crashing ISIS In Tabqa Area

Syrian War Report – March 27, 2017: SDF Crashing ISIS In Tabqa Area

…from SouthFront Last weekend, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), mostly consisting of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), entered the Tabqa Airbase and took control of some nearby villages, including Ayed Kebir, from ISIS terrorists in the province of Raqqah. With this advance the SDF deployed in a striking distance from the ISIS-held town […]

Israeli Airstrikes Contribute To Escalation Of Syrian Conflict

Israeli Airstrikes Contribute To Escalation Of Syrian Conflict

…from SouthFront Israeli warplanes reportedly delivered airstrikes against Syrian army targets in the Qasioun Mount region near Damascus early on March 22nd. Israeli jets allegedly carried out four rounds of airstrikes. There were no reports about casualties or damage suffered by Syrian government forces. Initially reports about the incident appeared in pro-militant social media accounts […]

Syrian War Report – March 24, 2017: Syrian Army Conducts Swift Counter-Attack In Northern Hama

Syrian War Report – March 24, 2017: Syrian Army Conducts Swift Counter-Attack In Northern Hama

…from SouthFront Late on March 23, government forces, backed up by Russian warplanes, carried out a successful counter-attack against jihadists in northern Hama, recapturing the villages of Kawkab, Abdin and the strategic hill south of Maardas. The Syrian army’s Tiger Forces, the 5th Storming Corps, the Lions of the Desert and the National Defense Forces […]

Syrian War Report – March 23, 2017: Govt Forces Face Crisis In Northern Hama

Syrian War Report – March 23, 2017: Govt Forces Face Crisis In Northern Hama

…from SouthFront Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS), Anjad al-Sham, Jaish al-Nasr, Jaish al-izzah and the Idlib Free Army continued its rapid advance against government forces in northern Hama. The HTS-led forces seized Balhassin, Arzeh, Talat al-Shiha, Khatab, Maardas, Eskandariah and some other points from government troops, mainly local militiamen from the National Defense Forces (NDF). The […]

Battle For Mosul Enters Its Final Stage

Battle For Mosul Enters Its Final Stage

…from SouthFront Iraqi security forces (ISF), backed up by the US-led coalition’s airpower, artillery units, and special forces troops, have been struggling to retake the Old City from ISIS terrorists in western Mosul. The highly urbanized Old City is the main ISIS stronghold in this part of Mosul and ISIS units resist ISF in a […]

Syrian War Report – March 22, 2017: ‘Moderate Opposition’ Unites With Al-Qaeda, Launches Large Attack In Hama

Syrian War Report – March 22, 2017: ‘Moderate Opposition’ Unites With Al-Qaeda, Launches Large Attack In Hama

…from SouthFront Last evening, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, Jaish al-Izzah, Jaish al-Nasr, Jaish idlib al-Hur, Ajnad al-Sham, the Turkistan Islamic party and other militant groups launched a large advance on the government-held town of Suran in the northern part of the province of Hama. The militants used two suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices to break government […]

U.S. Cries Foul As Russia Tests 9M729 Cruise Missile, But Who Violated The INF Treaty first?

U.S. Cries Foul As Russia Tests 9M729 Cruise Missile, But Who Violated The INF Treaty first?

…from SouthFront One of a multitude of stories in the usual barrage of anti-Russia war hysteria, concerns the reported deployment of a brand-new weapon system whose existence, if confirmed, would represent a transgression against the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. The INF Treaty has been in force since the late 1980s and bans land-based cruise […]


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