Syrian War Report – March 17, 2017: ISIS Defenses Collapsing Across Syria

Syrian War Report – March 17, 2017: ISIS Defenses Collapsing Across Syria

…from SouthFront In the province of Aleppo, the Syrian army’s Tiger Forces liberated the villages of Tal Ahmar, Asimiyah, Qarin, Hazazah, Tal Ayyub, Um Zulaylah and Rasm al-Harmel. Government troops also attacked ISIS units at Ahmadiyah and Zubaydah. Government forces took control of the Al-Mazar Mountaion, the nearby military depots, the Palmyra gas field. Government […]

Analysis: Geopolitical Standoff In Post-ISIS Middle East

Analysis: Geopolitical Standoff In Post-ISIS Middle East

…from 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, the UK and other powers discussing the issues confronting the Middle East. Ongoing events […]

Syrian War Report – March 15, 2017: Clashes With ISIS Near Raqqah And Palmyra

Syrian War Report – March 15, 2017: Clashes With ISIS Near Raqqah And Palmyra

…from SouthFront The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), predominately consisting of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), have been advancing along the Euphrates River east of the ISIS stronghold of Raqqah, recapturing Khass Hibal and the nearby grain silos. This advance allowed the SDF to deploy closer to Judayat Khabour, Hamad Assaf and Al Kulayb […]

Southfront: Russia Cites Fractured US Policy on Saudi Arabian Terrorism (video)

Southfront: Russia Cites Fractured US Policy on Saudi Arabian Terrorism (video)

…from SouthFront Clashes between the Syrian army and pro-Turkish forces were reported in Tadef, south of al-Bab on March 12. The Sultan Murad Division (consists of Turkmens) released a statement that 3 Syrian army soldiers had been captured by the Free Syrian Army near the al-Bab Silos. If confirmed, a notable level of tensions between […]

Syrian War Report – March 9, 2017: Govt Forces Crash ISIS In Aleppo, Aim Raqqah

Syrian War Report – March 9, 2017: Govt Forces Crash ISIS In Aleppo, Aim Raqqah

…from SouthFront The Syrian Army’s Tiger Forces, supported by the Syrian and Russian air forces, have continued making impressive gains against the ISIS terrorist group in the province of Aleppo. The Tiger Forces further advanced along the Euphrates River and entered the Jirah Airbase. Now, when the ISIS-held town of Dier Hafer is de-facto cut-off […]

Syrian War Report – March 8, 2017: ISIS Defenses Collapsing In Aleppo Province

Syrian War Report – March 8, 2017: ISIS Defenses Collapsing In Aleppo Province

…from SouthFront The Syrian army’s Tiger Forces, backed by Russian warplanes, reached the Euphrates River in the province of Aleppo, liberating a large chunk of the area from ISIS. The town of Khafsah and the nearby Water Treatment Station were the most important gains. The liberation of the Khafsah Water Treatment Station will allow the […]

Syrian War Report – March 7, 2017: Further Escalation In Northern Syria

Syrian War Report – March 7, 2017: Further Escalation In Northern Syria

…from SouthFront On Monday, the Jaish al-Islam militant group, known to be supported by Saudi Arabia, launched missiles against government forces positions in the Damascus countryside. Jaish al-Islam allegedly captured some missiles in the Qalamoun area in 2013. The usage of these missiles is a clear indication that Jaish al-Islam, which keeps positions in the […]

Syrian War Report – March 6, 2017: Govt Troops Rapidly Advancing In Aleppo Province

Syrian War Report – March 6, 2017: Govt Troops Rapidly Advancing In Aleppo Province

…from SouthFront Syrian government troops deployed to the areas controlled by Kurdish forces in the countryside of Manbij on March 3, according to the Russian Defense Ministry. According to the report, Syrian troops have been deployed in the area south and southwest of Manbij. Russia’s center for the reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria […]

Must Read: China Prepares To Expand Its Sphere Of Influence

Must Read: China Prepares To Expand Its Sphere Of Influence

…from SouthFront Although combat aircraft such as the J-31 stealth fighter and J-15 aircraft carrier strike aircraft have made most of the headlines, China has made significant accomplishments in the realm of military transport, long range maritime patrol and carrier borne AEW&C aircraft over the past year. First operational in 2016, the Y-20 military transport […]

Syrian War Report – March 3, 2017: US-backed Forces Surrender Wide Areas Near Manbij To Syrian Army

Syrian War Report – March 3, 2017: US-backed Forces Surrender Wide Areas Near Manbij To Syrian Army

…from SouthFront The Syrian army, backed up by the Russian Aerospace Forces, liberated the ancient city of Palmyra, including the Palmyra Airport from ISIS on March 2. Syrian army servicemen have been examining the historic part of Palmyra with the aim of demining the city. The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) primarily consisting of the […]

Syrian War Report – March 2, 2017: Syrian Army Is On Verge Of Liberation Of Palmyra

Syrian War Report – March 2, 2017: Syrian Army Is On Verge Of Liberation Of Palmyra

…from SouthFront On March 1, Syrian government forces made significant gains against ISIS terrorists in the area of Palmyra, seizing the Palmyra Triangle, Qatari Villa, Aqueduct, and a number of hills: Jabal Muhtar, Jabal Qassoun, and Jabal al-Asafir. Government troops also engaged ISIS units in the Palmyra Castle and took control of it. The rapid […]

Syrian War Report – March 1, 2017: Tensions In Northern Syria

Syrian War Report – March 1, 2017: Tensions In Northern Syria

…from SouthFront The Syrian army and the National Defense Forces (NDF), backed up by the Russian Aerospace Forces, have been successfully advancing on the ISIS-held city of Palmyra in the province of Homs. The army and the NDF have reached the Palmyra Triangle and partly outflanked Palmyra from the southern and northern directions. If government […]

Iraqi War Report – February 28, 2017: Storm Of Western Mosul

Iraqi War Report – February 28, 2017: Storm Of Western Mosul

…from SouthFront Since the start of the operation in western Mosul on February 19, the Iraqi Army and the Federal Police have retaken a number of areas from ISIS terrorists, including the Mosul Airport, the Ghazlani military camp, the districts of Jawsaq and al-Tayaran and further advanced inside the city. According to reports from the […]

Breaking: ISIS Combat Drones In Battle For Mosul

Breaking: ISIS Combat Drones In Battle For Mosul

…from SouthFront Iraqi military for the first time officially admitted their losses from bombing, carried out by small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), used by ISIS. The casualties were suffered during incidents in eastern and southern Mosul on February 21. As the Daily Sabah newspaper reported, citing Brigadier General Abdul-Mahdi al-Ameri, an ISIS UAV “fired a […]

Syrian War Report Feb. 21, 2017: Syrian Air Force Purges ISIS-Linked Terrorists In Idlib

Syrian War Report Feb. 21, 2017: Syrian Air Force Purges ISIS-Linked Terrorists In Idlib

…from SouthFront The Syrian Air Force has inflicted major damage to Jund al-Aqsa linked to the ISIS terrorist group in the Idlib-Hama countryside. Syrian warplanes destroyed a Jund al-Aqsa gathering near Khan Sheikhoun and a convoy belonging to the terrorist group near Morek, destroying at least 30 militants and 16 units of military equipment including […]

Syrian War Report – February 20, 2017: Turkey Further Pushes Its Plan For Raqqah Offensive

Syrian War Report – February 20, 2017: Turkey Further Pushes Its Plan For Raqqah Offensive

…from SouthFront Pro-Turkish militants and the Turkish army have still been facing difficulties in breaking ISIS defenses around al-Bab. Turkey-led forces have failed to seize Qabasin and Bzaah, and retreated from almost all areas seized inside al-Bab. Intense fighting is ongoing. Meanwhile, the Syrian army, supported by the Russian Aerospace Forces, continued its operation against […]

Iraq Started Operation To Liberate Western Mosul From ISIS

Iraq Started Operation To Liberate Western Mosul From ISIS

…from SouthFront On Sunday, Iraqi forces officially launched a military operation to liberate the western part of the city of Mosul from the ISIS terrorist group. The Iraqi military and the Federal Police liberated a number of villages, including Al-Kafour, Jasmia, Bijwarey, Athba and Lazaka, southwest of the city and stormed the Mu`askar al Ghazlani […]


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