Kurds opened fire on participants in a peaceful demonstration in Rakka, wounding several residents. The SAA allies were subjected to unexpected shelling from the eastern shore of the Euphrates, north of Deir ez-Zor. The French military broke the radicals of SDF and the inhabitants of the ATS on the outskirts of Manbige, according to a military source of the Federal News Agency (FAN) in Syria, Ahmad Marzouq.
Briefly about the outcome of the confrontation.
The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and allied forces: exchanged blows with the Tahrir ash-Sham militants in the north-eastern part of Latakia; destroyed a number of military facilities and several jihadists in the area of the Al-Latamino ledge; were attacked by Kurds in the northern vicinity of Deir ez-Zor.
Kurds: killed several civilians during armed clashes on the outskirts of Manbij; opened fire on participants in a peaceful demonstration in Rakka, wounding a number of local residents.
“Jebhat Fatah ash-Sham” 1 (“Jebhat an-Nusra” 1): is preparing to attack the positions of the SAR troops in the north of the province of Ham; partly intends to continue to resist in El Quneitra in the hope of foreign support.
Militants from the Jebhath Fatah Al-Sham detachments fired mortar shells at the positions of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in several directions in the north-eastern part of Latakia province. According to Muraselon sources, the terrorists opened fire from the settlement of Kafrindzhi on the outskirts of Ain Al-Kantary, which is under the control of the official Damascus and is located at the very front line. Later, the “Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham” bandit groups stationed on the outskirts of the occupied city of Kaban struck at the strong points of the government forces of the SAR near the Jubb Az-Zurur settlement. As a result, one SAA soldier was wounded in the area. Nevertheless, in the course of the back-fire of the positions of the jihadists of An-Nusre, much more damage was done.
Province of Aleppo.
In the village of Saida, located in the vicinity of Manbij in the north-east of the province of Aleppo, an armed conflict between local residents and Kurdish radicals of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) broke out, a military source reports on Twitter (@ C_Military1). It is noted that the conflict was suppressed by French servicemen who patrolled the territories on the outskirts of the city. During a fierce confrontation, one person from among the local population died, several civilians were injured. Data on losses in the ranks of Kurdish groups are being clarified.
Deir ez-Zor province.
The positions of the pro-government Palestinian fighters “Liva Al-Quds” in the north of Deir ez-Zor were unexpectedly fired from the opposite bank of the Euphrates River, the local information resource on Twitter (@ DeirEzzor24) reported. The fire was fired from small arms from the settlement of Safir At-Takhtani, controlled by the Kurdish Democratic Forces. Near the residential areas were also sighted. Fortunately, none of the local residents suffered. In the ranks of the pro-Asadov units there were also no losses. Military experts say that the Kurds periodically conduct provocative shelling of the strong points of the ATS troops and their allies, hoping to provide themselves with an excuse to start an operation against the SAA on the eastern coast of the Euphrates in the cities of At-Tabiya and Hsham.
Province of Racca.
Another peaceful demonstration in Rakka turned into shooting by local residents from the so-called Kurdish police detachments “Asaiish”. According to the Twitter-channel (@Raqqa_SL), about a hundred people went to a rally against the presence in the region of armed groups of Kurds and SDF-backing troops of the United States and other countries of the pro-American coalition. Nevertheless, the peaceful protest action turned into shooting with civilian casualties. In order to disperse the demonstrators by Asaiish forces, firearms were used, as a result of which at least five people were injured.
In connection with the activation of the militants’ preparations for attacks on the positions of the army of the SAR in the north of the province of Ham, the government forces intensified reconnaissance in this direction and launched preemptive strikes against the military targets of the Islamists, the military sources of the Lebanese agency Al Masdar News reported. So, the units of the SAA conducted artillery shelling of the strong points of the formations affiliated with “Jebhat an Nusra”, on the outskirts of Al-Latamins. As a result, a weapons warehouse, a car with a machine gun installation and several terrorists were destroyed. In addition, in the vicinity of the neighboring city of Kafr Zeta at night, a hidden movement of the Islamist technique closer to the front line was recorded. It is assumed that the jihadists are concentrating their forces to carry out attacks towards the settlement of Al-Hamamyat, controlled by Damascus.
Province of El Quneitra.
Many militants even of one of the most irreconcilable factions in Syria – “Jebhat Fatah Al-Sham” – agreed to surrender in Al-Quneitra, and some even stated that they were counting on reconciliation with the CAP government obtaining an amnesty. However, a number of the most radical bandit groups intend to continue resistance, as announced by the Qasioun News portal, controlled by An-Nusre. For this purpose, additional reserves of a terrorist organization consisting of several dozen Islamists were redeployed to the area of the village of Muallaka in the south of the region. Local activists point out that militants who want to continue resistance still count on direct military support from interested foreign states.