Syria, July 1. In the desert in the province of Homs, ISIS militants attacked a SAA convoy, while in Aleppo, the US Air Force hit al-Qaida strongholds 1. In Hama, on a mine of militants, a civilian was blown up. This is reported by a military source of the Federal News Agency (FAN) in Syria, Ahmad Marzouk (Ahmad Marzouq).
Briefly about the outcome of the confrontation:
Syrian air force: hit the jihadists in the south of Idlib.
The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the Allied forces: exchange blows with militants in Hama and Aleppo, repulsed an attack by ISIS militants in Homs.
“Islamic State1”: attacked a convoy of government forces in the desert of Homs.
Fatah al-Mubin: shelling SAA positions with anti-tank missiles in the north-west of Hama.
The Armed Forces of Turkey: reinforcements at the border near Idlib, launched air strikes against Kurdish strongholds in northern Iraq.
The international coalition: dropped bombs from aircraft in the west of Aleppo in areas of the alleged home base of Al-Qaeda militants.
In the vicinity of the Khreytan village, the Syrian Arab army is firing their large-caliber machine gun installations at locations of pro-Turkish militants, as reported by the Baladi News portal. Information about losses among the radicals has not yet been reported.
The air forces of the international coalition led by the United States launched air strikes in the west of Aleppo in areas where al-Qaeda strongholds are supposedly located (a terrorist organization, banned in the Russian Federation). In a statement by the Central Command of the United States Armed Forces, it was stated that the operation was directed against militants in Syria, “responsible for planning attacks that threaten US citizens, our partners and civilians.”
Province of Homs.
According to the channel Halab Today TV, a group of Islamic State militants attacked a Syrian army convoy in Homs. Militants ambushed and shelled soldiers in the Badia desert. It is reported that the convoy managed to repel the attack, firing on militants in response. Data on the victims so far being specified.
According to the news agency Baladi News, in connection with the rocket fire from Israel, Russia completed the deployment of the S-300 defensive systems in the south-west of Hama province and in the north-west of Homs. Israeli company Image Satellite International has posted a new satellite image, which shows the system, located near the city of Masyaf. Correspondents of the agency Al Masdar report that, according to military sources, systems will be tested soon.
Syrian air forces continued to strike from the air at the locations and strong points of the radicals. In the afternoon, the sortie was flown on the outskirts of the city of Abdin Ar-Rakai, as reported by the Twitter channel Step News Agency. The blows were also inflicted in the outskirts of the city of Khan-Sheikhun, Maaret-Hurma and near the village of Kars.
Militants of the Tahrir al-Sham alliance stated that they had seized a Syrian army ammunition depot near the village of Sarmin, according to the news agency Masar Press Net. Official media have not yet confirmed this statement.
A military convoy arrived at the border with Idlib from the Turkish side. The next convoy of armored vehicles accompanied by special forces is now in the province of Hatay, which borders Idlib in the south, as Al Masdar reported. According to the Turkish media, special forces units were deployed to strengthen the Turkish border.
Province of Hama.
Fighting continues between the Syrian army and radical Islamist groups in the north-west of Hama. “Fatah al-Mubin” shells the positions of the Syrian Arab army from anti-tank installations in the city of Huweiz, according to the Twitter channel Baladi News. The Syrian army is firing from large-caliber artillery at rocket launchers and mortar fighters on the outskirts of the village of Tel-Mallah and Al-Juyben.
In the village of Zakat, a civilian was killed when a mine which militants left behind was broken, as reported by Step News Agency.
The news portal Anadolu Agency reports that the Turkish Air Force attacked PKK terrorist facilities in the Avashin-Basyan area in northern Iraq, two terrorists were neutralized. The Turkish Air Force attacked the terrorists of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the Avashin-Basyan area in northern Iraq. As the Ministry of National Defense of Turkey stated later, as a result of the operation, two Kurdish militants were eliminated, and the firing points and terrorist shelters were also destroyed. Turkey’s anti-terrorist operation against the PKK, led by Turkish National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, began in the Iraqi region of Kirkuk in May. In the first weeks of operations in the north of the country, dozens of Kurd soldiers were killed.