2017

Syrian War Report – June 28, 2017: US Launches Campaign To Justify Military Action Against Syria

Syrian War Report – June 28, 2017: US Launches Campaign To Justify Military Action Against Syria

…from SouthFront The US is actively preparing public opinion for a direct military aggression against Syria. The White House claimed on Monday that it has a “potential” evidence that the Bashar Assad government was preparing for another chemical weapons attack that “would likely result if the mass murder of civilians, including innocent children.” Press Secretary […]

Battle For Mosul – June 27, 2017: ISIS Launches Surprise Counter-Attack

Battle For Mosul – June 27, 2017: ISIS Launches Surprise Counter-Attack

…from SouthFront Last weekend ISIS launched a large-scale surprise attack against government forces in the Iraqi city of Mosul. Terrorists attacked the neighborhoods of al-Tanak, Nahrwan, and al-Yarmuk, engaging Iraqi security forces (ISF) in a series of intense firefights. While ISF was fighting terrorists in the Old Mosul area, ISIS used underground tunnels and sleeper […]

Syrian War Report – June 16, 2017: US Rocket Artillery Systems Pose Direct Threat To Govt Forces In Southeastern Syria

Syrian War Report – June 16, 2017: US Rocket Artillery Systems Pose Direct Threat To Govt Forces In Southeastern Syria

…from SouthFront The SAA reportedly entered into the Al-Ajrawi farm south of the Tabqah airbase after repelling an attack by ISIS fighters on its new positions in the Raqqah province. Earlier this week, the SAA liberated the Al-Thawra oil field, the Al-Thawra housing and pumping station. According to pro-government sources, the SAA may continue its […]

Syrian War Report – May 19, 2017: US-Led Forces Fights With Syrian Army For Iraqi Border

Syrian War Report – May 19, 2017: US-Led Forces Fights With Syrian Army For Iraqi Border

…from SouthFront Warplanes operating under the US-led coalition carried out airstrikes against a Syrian Arab Army (SAA) convoy advancing along the Al-Tanf-Damascus-Baghdad international road. The airstrikes targeted Syrian forces in Al-Shuhaimi area, 50 km from the town of Al-Tanf located at the Syrian-Iraqi border. The airstrikes destroyed two battle tanks, and damaged a Shilka vehicle, […]

Mosul Battle Report – May 9, 2017: Operation Approaching Its Final Phase

Mosul Battle Report – May 9, 2017: Operation Approaching Its Final Phase

…from SouthFront The US-backed military operation against ISIS terrorists in the Iraqi city of Mosul is approaching its final phase. Iraqi security forces (ISF), backed up by US-led coalition warplanes, attack helicopters, and special operation forces, have made significant progress against ISIS terrorists in the northern and southern parts of western Mosul, out-flanking the Old […]

Syrian War Report – May 4, 2017: Rebel Civil War In Eastern Ghouta

Syrian War Report – May 4, 2017: Rebel Civil War In Eastern Ghouta

…from SouthFront Clashes continued between Jaish al-Islam and the joint forces of the Al-Rahman Corps and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) in the Eastern Ghouta region near Damascus. The Al-Rahman Corps and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) captured the village of Beit Sawa from Jaish al-Islam. Earlier this week, Jaish […]

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 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, […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Syrian War Report – March 21, 2017: Russia Set Military Base In YPG-Held Area Of Afrin?

Syrian War Report – March 21, 2017: Russia Set Military Base In YPG-Held Area Of Afrin?

…from SouthFront Russia is setting up a military base in the Afrin canton area controlled by the Kurdish People’s Protection Units in northwestern Syria. The agreement on establishing the base was concluded on Sunday, according to YPG spokesman Redur Xelil. The base will reportedly be located at the village of Qatmah. Russian military servicemen have […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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