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South Front: Analysis & Intelligence (SF) is a public analytical project maintained by an independent team of experts from four corners of the earth. SF focuses on international relations and crises working through a number of media platforms. They provide military operations analysis and other important data where crisis points affect tensions between countries and nations. They dig out truth barely covered by states concerned and their mainstream media. SF does not receive any funding from corporations or governments. They are supported by reader donations. *All posts on behalf of South Front are made by Gordon Duff
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Syrian War Report – Jan. 18, 2019: Syrian Military Reinforces Positions In Northwestern Hama

…from SouthFront Units of the Tiger Forces have been deployed on a frontline near the militant-held town of Qalat al-Madiuq in northwestern Hama, several pro-government sources claimed on January 17 speculating that this is a sign of the upcoming offensive in the area. However, sources in the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) say that the claims More..

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Syrian War Report – Jan. 17, 2019: 4 Americans Killed, 3 Injured In ISIS Attack In Manbij

…from SouthFront On January 16, a suicide bombing attack hit the center of Manbij in the province of Aleppo. According to initial reports, over 25 people were killed or injured in the attack, which also caused casualties among US service members. Minutes after the explosion, a coalition H-92 helicopter landed in Manbij for an evacuation More..

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Syrian War Report – Jan. 16, 2019: Chemical Attack Preparations In Idlib De-Escalation Zone

…from SouthFront Militants are preparing a new chemical attack in the Ma’aret al-Nu’man area in the province of Idlib, the Interfax news agency reported on January 15 citing an informed source. According to the source, militants store toxic chemicals in several warehouses across Idlib province and the far northern part of Lattakia province. The source More..


Meet Su-25 – Russia’s ‘Most Effective’ Aircraft Employed In Syrian War

On June 6, 2018 the Russian Defense Ministry’s Zvezda TV channel released a video [original in Russian] providing a look at Russia’s Su-25 attack aircraft. The modern motificatinos of the warplane, like the Su-25SM, were acrtively employed by the Russian Aerospace Forces during the main phase of their anti-terrorist operation in Syria. The Su-25 Grach is More..


New Trends That Also Shape 2019

This video provides an additional context for the hour-long analysis “Military and Political Trends Of 2018 That Will Shape 2019“, which was released by SouthFront on December 29, 2018. …from SouthFront In late 2018 and early 2019, several developments took place in Eastern Europe and the Middle East influencing the situation in these regions. In More..

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Syrian War Report – Jan. 11, 2019: 5 British Servicemembers Reportedly Killed In ISIS Attack

…from SouthFront At least five British soldiers were killed in a rocket attack by ISIS in the village of al-Shaafah in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor, al-Watan newspaper reported on January 9. Several more soldiers were reportedly injured in the incident. They were airlifted to a hospital in Hasakah. If this were confirmed, this More..

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Syrian War Report – Jan. 7, 2019: Russian Warplanes Strike Terrorists In Idlib De-Escalation Zone

…from SouthFront Starting from January 4th, the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out a series of airstrikes on terrorists’ positions in the Idlib de-escalation zone. The airstrikes targeted Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) forces in the towns of Darat Izza, Kafrnaha, Jamiat al-Rahal, Urum al-Kubra and the 111th Regiment base in the western Aleppo countryside. HTS’ news More..

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Syrian War Report – Jan. 4, 2019: Intra-Militant Struggle For Idlib Enters New Stage

…from SouthFront In early January 2019, the military situation in Syria continued to develop in the framework of the existing trend with the terrorist threat in the Idlib de-escalation zone and the Turkish-Kurdish conflict as two main sources of tensions. Over the past week, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham has made a fresh push to expand its More..

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Syrian War Report – Dec. 31, 2018: US Forces Withdraw From One Of Their Bases

…from SouthFront The situation continues to develop over the northern Syrian town of Manbij. Despite a statement from the Syrian Defense Ministry, it appears that Syrian army troops had not entered the town itself. Currently government forces are located west and north of the town. The Syrian Army also deployed additional reinforcements to strengthen its More..

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Comprehensive/Vital: Military and Political Trends Of 2018 That Will Shape 2019

…from SouthFront 2018 was marked by notable and sometimes alarming political, military and security developments around the world.  The Middle East, Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, Central Asia and East Asia once again became the scenes of global and intra-regional standoffs. A characteristic feature of the past year was the fact that almost all cross-border regions More..


Syrian War Report – Dec. 28, 2018: YPG Invites Syrian Army To Manbij

…from SouthFront On December 28, the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) released an official statement inviting the Damascus government to assert control of the areas, from which YPG units had allegedly withdrawn, in particular Manbij. The YPG added that the decision is caused by the Turkish threat and that the group will concentrate its efforts More..

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Syrian War Report – Dec. 25, 2018: YPG Prepares For Battle Against Turkish Forces In Manbij

…from SouthFront On December 25, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces continued their low-intensity effort to defeat ISIS in the Hajin pocket in eastern Syria. Clashes were reported near the settlements of Abu Hasan, Abu Khatir and Susah. Technically, the SDF had captured Hajin, but it has not secured it yet. On December 24, the Kurdish More..

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Syrian War Report – Dec. 21, 2018: US Evacuates Base In Al-Tanf, Prepares To Halt Aerial Operation

…from SouthFront While the White House has still provided no comprehensive details on the real form of the so-called US troops withdrawal from Syria, the move has already had impact on the development of the conflict. Early on December 20, Turkish media released several reports several reports and a video claiming that about 150 US More..

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Syrian War Report – Dec. 20, 2018: U.S. Is Withdrawing Troops From Syria

…from SouthFront On December 19, President Donald Trump once again used Twitter to announce that the US had defeated ISIS and that the US would be withdrawing its troops from Syria. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders confirmed that the US has started returning troops home and transiting to “the next phase of this campaign”. More..