Syrian War Report – August 10, 2017: Army Repels ISIS Attack, Inflicts Large Casualties To Terrorists

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Government forces have repelled a large-scale ISIS advance in the area of Humaymah and the T2 pumping station at the Syrian-Iraqi border.

The advance started on Wednesday with an attack by ISIS suicide bombers and 5 vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices. The terrorists reportedly took 3 Syrian Arab Army (SAA) checkpoints, but failed to develop the advance. Pro-government troops, backed up by the Russian Aerospace Forces, counter-attacked and forced the terrorists to retreat.

According to ISIS, over 70 government fighters were killed in the clashes. Maj General Ghasan Yunis was reportedly among the killed servicemen. In turn, pro-government sources claimed that the SAA killed up to 80 ISIS members, destroyed several vehicles, and seized 11 other vehicles. The numbers provided by both sides look overestimated.

In July, the Russian Defense Ministry released a map showing the T2 pumping station and the village of Humaymah as being under the control of the SAA. However, in reality, both sites remain in the hands of ISIS despite SAA attempts to liberate the area.

The situation remains complicated in the area of Sukhna. ISIS continues counter-attacks on government troops in the town and prevents them from removing IEDs planted by terrorists and establishing fortifications. Thus, the area is now unsecured and ISIS stands a chance of taking back Sukhna.

In the city of Raqqah, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have isolated the old part of the city from the southern direction after retaking the whole Hisam Abdulmalik district. Now, the SDF will likely focus on breaking the ISIS defense inside Old Raqqah. If this area falls, ISIS will likely not be able to keep control over the rest of the city for much longer.

The Israeli Haaretz newspaper reported that Israeli officials held a series of secret meetings with representatives from the US and Russia regarding the cease-fire in southern Syria. Israel pushed the agenda of reducing the Iranian influence in Syria and of withdrawing Iranian and Iranian-backed forces from the war torn country as a key issue of the ceasefire. However, Tel Aviv failed to achieve its goal. This leak most likely shows that Israel is now preparing for further actions in order to defend that which it sees as its own interests in the region.

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5 Responses to "Syrian War Report – August 10, 2017: Army Repels ISIS Attack, Inflicts Large Casualties To Terrorists"

  1. joetv  August 10, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    Israeli interests, are keeping what they stole. The Golan Heights.

  2. Dr. Abu-Bakr Susta  August 10, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    As per the unanimous 2015 resolution, all 15 UNSC participants agreed that Syria should remain an intact sovereign nation and that Syrians (ONLY) should decide the political fate of Syria & their leaders.

    Good to see that both U.S. & Russia rejected Bibi/Israel’s demands to eject an Iranian military presence from Syria. As per the unanimously-agreed 2015 UNSC resolution, Syria & Syrians will decide this issue.

    NOT addressed in the 2015 UNSC resolution is the return of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights to Syria. IF Bibi & Israelis want any type of Russia/US+ guarantee of Israel’s national security, Bibi & Israel will need to return the Golan Heights to Syria — now.

    If Bibi waits to make this deal, Israeli prosecutors will indict Bibi — after which Bibi will easily lose next Knesset elections. Bibi is thus going on the attack — no matter the cost to Israelis & Israeli interests…

    Bibi’s only desire is to save his own ass. Fortunately for Bibi, Trump needs to do the same…

  3. JohnZ  August 10, 2017 at 9:30 am

    !#%^&$%# You israel! And that goes for Bibi too.
    America has disgraced itself to the point where it no longer has any credibility thanks to israel and its control over Washington. America’s wars in the middle have been disastrous for all involved except for that miserable little zionist toilet. The only way to end all this is for someone with the courage to launch a swift and extensive attack on israel, taking out its government and military command. This is the only way to bring about peace in the middle east : israel to no longer exist. America no longer should be israel’s bully boy. Otherwise America will continue its downward spiral into ruin.
    The war in Syria, thanks to israel and the U.S. the two greatest criminal states on the planet, is another in a long line of unforgivable sins.
    America has been at war for nearly two hundred years and has yet to show any signs of retreat from any newer wars. America’s future is bleak and filled with darkness. Soon the empire will collapse. when that happens the country will turn in on itself.

    • Eduardo  August 10, 2017 at 3:43 pm

      JohnZ if you want to take out the Israeli government and military command you need to start cleaning in your own living room and not by nuking another country. Many of the Ones you blame live the American dream in America while American people are looking up to them as idols while living in misery and without hope.
      Once you guys have cleaned up YOUR OWN MESS Israel stand will not as firm as it does today.
      USA as a country has already turned on itself as there is none left fighting for what the Nation of USA once seemed to stand for: Liberty and freedom

    • roger  August 10, 2017 at 6:58 pm

      JohnZ: before anything, americans have to outlaw Masonry from USG, Pentagon, Judicial, Congress and banking. Masonry its the Jewish tool to control US people and of course, also the EU, You cannot win a war having the enemy within, Americans still seem to ignorant of the far reaching tentacles of the masonic network hidden by media.

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