…from SouthFront The Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), supported by the US-led coalition’s airpower, artillery and special operations forces, established a full control over the city of Raqqah following a series of successful advances in al-Naim and al-Dallah roundabouts, the national hospital, the municipal stadium as well as other points in the city center. According […]
Jim W. Dean – Above you will see in our feature image Iraqi troops in the former governor of Kirkuk’s office. A new governor was appointed today by president Abadi. Iraq is still one country…for now
…from SouthFront The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) Tiger Forces, supported by the Russian Aerospace Forces, have liberated the strategic city of Mayadin from ISIS terrorists in the province of Deir Ezzor. The SAA has also taken control of Buqrus Fawqani and Buqrus Tahtani northwest of the city. Mayadin had been one of the key ISIS […]
…from SouthFront The US-led coalition and the Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are negotiating a deal with ISIS terrorists in the city of Raqqah, according to multiple local and opposition sources. According to reports, ISIS units would be allowed to withdraw to Deir Ezzor province where they help their counterparts fighting Syrian government forces. However, […]
Deputy Chief of Staff of Iran’s Armed Forces Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri Iran’s chief Armed Forces spokesman has lashed out at US President Donald Trump for making threats and accusations against the Islamic Republic, saying it is high time for the United States to be taught “new” salutary lessons. “It seems the Trump administration understands nothing […]
…from SouthFront Government forces are securing the Deir Ezzor-Palmyra highway in central Syria after a major part of ISIS attacks in in the area has been repelled. The main area of clashes are now east of Sukhna. The situation near Bir-Ghabaghib and Shula has been stabilized, according to pro-government sources. However, these reports lack video […]
The Turks took their time in moving into Idlib, letting the Russians do some free bombing for them to make their job easier. The Russians have been silent about Erdogan moving at a snail’s pace, but Kurdistan has been a distraction.
Syrian War Report – September 28, 2017: US-backed Forces Accuse Syrian Government Of Supporting ISIS
…from SouthFront On September 27th, a top commander of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), Rojda Felat, claimed in a video statement that 100 ISIS terrorists, dressed as SDF members, attacked the SDF. The incident allegedly took place on September 26th and the ISIS members came from some government-held area near Deir Ezzor. Felat added […]
Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) seized Tabiyeh and al-Isba oil and gas fields northeast of Deir Ezzor city,
Jim W. Dean – It is “game on” time now. The Russian command has just termed the SDF in Deir Ezzor as “militants” who will have all their firing positions suppressed, that are caught firing on Syrian coalition forces.
The United States will allow Iranian military elements and Iranian-backed militias operating in Syria to take up positions within eight kilometers of Israel’s Golan border region according to a report released yesterday by the London-based Asharq Al-Awsat news agency.
…from SouthFront The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) Tiger Forces have been further capitalizing from the airdrop operation conducted behind ISIS defense lines in the Homs-Palmyra countryside. On Monday, the Tiger Forces liberated the villages of Bukhayran, Ariqah and Othmaniyah and then the entire Kawm oasis located on the road between Resafa and Sukhna. On Tuesday, […]
Head of Yemen’s Supreme Political Council Saleh al-Samad shrugged off the Saudi- led coalition’s claims about its advances in the Arabian Peninsula country and said the Yemeni forces are “on the verge of victory”.
US Special Forces are operating in Lebanon ahead of an imminent battle with Islamic State group militants holed up near the north-eastern border with Syria, the US department of defence has confirmed.
…from SouthFront On Wednesday, the Syrian Arab Army and the National Defense Forces (NDF) began a direct storm of the ISIS—held town of Sukhna at the Palmyra-Deir Ezzor highway. Government forces captured the ISIS fortifications south and west of the town, stormed the southwestern entrance of the town, and captured several buildings. Syrian and Russian […]
…from SouthFront The Syrian Army Tiger Forces and Tribal Forces have captured Qurat Rumailan, the Rumailan Dam, and 15 oil and gas wells 10km east of Dibisan in the southern Raqqah countryside. Government troops have also captured the Dibisan 1 and Dibisan 2 pumping stations. ISIS allegedly lost 7 VBIEDs, a battle tank, and four […]
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 […]
This is the second time in 3 weeks that the US air force has struck Syrian government forces north of the vital border crossing at Al-Tanf.
Jim W. Dean – Russian would not be putting regular army combat units into the Syria conflict now unless it was responding to the US coalition already having done so, to hold the line while the 100,000+ strong Iraqi Popular Militia Forces can help secure the Syrian Eastern border.
Jim W. Dean – The SAA strategy has allowed ISIS to regroup and set up defense points in the Maskanah countryside that can then be observed and bombed with no losses to the the Tiger Force, which has to conserve its equipment and experienced fighters.
The city of Raqqah is considered one of the most important Syrian cities. The city is located on the northeast bank of the Euphrates River, at the edge of “Sharqiya Syria”, a term used to describe eastern Syria. Syria’s largest dam, the Tabqah Dam is located 40 kilometers west of Raqqah.
A military source confirmed that a group of Russian paratroopers and special forces have arrived in the Southern province of Sweida, after the US-led coalition fighter jets targeted heavily a military convoy of the Syrian pro-government forces
…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, […]
FILE PHOTO: Two US F-15E Strike Eagles © Reuters The US-led coalition strike on a pro-government convoy in Syria is unacceptable and violates the sovereignty of the country, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said. “Any military actions leading to the aggravation of the situation in Syria definitely affect the political process. Especially if […]
…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, […]
…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, […]
…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 […]
…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 20, 2017: Govt Forces Fight ISIS In Homs And Aleppo, Al-Qaeda Attacks In Damascus
The Syrian army and the National Defense Forces (NDF), backed up by the Russian Aerospace Forces’ attack helicopters, further advanced against the ISIS terrorist group in the countryside of Palmyra.
…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 […]