Militants “Tahrir al-Sham” lose ground in Idlib and Hama. Turks throw reinforcements for jihadists. In Latakia, the Syrian Air Force continues to strike at strongholds of the radicals. This was reported by a military source of the Federal News Agency (FAN) in Syria Ahmad Marzouq.
Briefly about the results of the confrontation:
Syrian Air Force: support the ground forces in Latakia from the air and cut off supply routes for militants in Hama and Idlib.
The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and allied forces: exchange blows with the radicals on the outskirts of Khan Sheikhun in Idlib, in Latakia they fire at the militants’ shelters, organized a humanitarian “corridor” in Hama to evacuate civilians.
Khayyat Tahrir al-Sham: retreats from the outskirts of Khan Sheikhun in Idlib and seeks shelter in the areas of Turkish observation posts in Hama, exchange blows with the Syrian army.
Kurds: fired upon by the Syrian Free Army (SAF) pro-Turkish militants in the north of Aleppo, suspected of organizing an explosion in Jandaris, seven women were beaten in a refugee camp in Hasak and detained, two men were arrested in Deir ez-Zor bomb on the road.
Turkish Armed Forces: sent convoys of armored vehicles as reinforcements for jihadists in Idlib ..
Islamic State 1: Suspected of attacking Kurdish radicals in Deir ez-Zor.
In the northwestern part of Latakia, the Syrian Air Force continues to strike at firing points and strongholds of militants of the Tahrir al-Sham Alliance and the Islamic Party of Turkestan. This morning, Syrian army combat aircraft attacked stockpiles of weapons and places of militants in the area of the city of Kaban, according to news portal Masar Press Net.
The Khayyat Tahrir Al-Sham militants, through media channels controlled by them, disseminate a statement stating that over the past 24 hours they killed about 30 soldiers of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and allied forces. Another 15 soldiers were allegedly injured as a result of unsuccessful attempts to advance at the front of the city of Kaban in the north of the province, according to the news portal Baladi News. Official media do not confirm this statement.
Recall that the strategic height of the Kurdish mountains and the adjacent city of Kaban are currently occupied by radicals, who from there bombard peaceful settlements of the peaceful villages of Hama, Idlib and Latakia, as well as attack the Khmeimim airbase of the Russian Federation
In northern Aleppo, Turkish-backed Syrian Free Army (SSA) militants again clashed with Kurdish radical units of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the area of Maranaz village, as reported by Step News Agency. None of the parties has yet reported losses. The confrontation between pro-Turkish and Kurdish radicals escalated this week after it became known about US plans to support the Turkish initiative to create a “security zone” in northern Syria.
In the afternoon, Syrian Air Force combat strikes targeted the shelters of radicals on the outskirts of the city of Al-Bawabiya south of the provincial capital Aleppo, which was also reported by a source.
In Jarablus, a mined motorcycle exploded, according to the news portal Step News Agency. The place of the explosion was cordoned off by the “military police” of the SSA. According to the preliminary version of the militants, the explosion was organized by Kurdish radicals. Another blast attributed to SDF militants occurred in the city of Jandaris, where an unknown man threw a grenade at a checkpoint occupied by the radicals of the National Liberation Front (aka Jebhat al-Wataniya lil-Tahrir). A powerful explosion also occurred at the end of the day near the headquarters of the pro-Turkish fighters of the Fileak Al-Sham group in the village of Deir Ballut. Three militants suffered severe damage, according to Syria’s SMM news feed on Twitter.
Deir ez-Zor Province.
Syrian troops conducted an anti-terrorist operation in the west of Deir ez-Zor province in the city of Abu Kemal, according to the information portal Deir Ezzor 24. The city is located in the border zone with Iraq and territories, which is controlled by the Kurdish radicals of the Syrian Democratic Forces and international troops coalitions, where the Islamic State terrorists, who have gone underground, are still hiding.
In the city of Diban, Kurds arrested two men who tried to install a makeshift explosive device on the main street, according to the Euphrates Post. Both were detained on charges of attempting to undermine and engage in ISIS terrorist activities1.
On August 21, the SAA, with the support of the Tiger Force special forces and the Russian Aerospace Forces, took control of the key city of Khan Sheikhun. According to the Baladi Network Twitter channel, in the afternoon the Syrian army closed the circle around the city, and a special operation began to eliminate the remnants of the Tahrir al-Sham radicals in the Khan Sheikhun districts.
The Russian Aerospace Forces launched air strikes on militant positions near the villages of Maar-Shurin, Al-Adfa, Deir al-Sharqi and on the outskirts of Kafr Sajna and Al-Tah, as reported by Step News Agency. Syrian Air Force continues to strike from the air at the strongholds of the radicals. Bombs were dropped from the air at the shelters of radicals in the area of Kafr Nabal, according to a local Twitter source (@thiqanewsagency). In the outskirts of the village of Horsh-Benin, planes hit the shelters of the radicals, according to Step News.
Military aircraft also struck the perimeter of the Turkish observation post in the village of Surman in the southeastern countryside of Idlib, where the Tahrir al-Sham radicals planned to take refuge.
According to SMM Syria’s Twitter channel, the radicals blew up a power plant near the village of Basida south of the city of Maaret al-Numan. In response, Syrian Air Force combat aircraft dropped bombs on the firing points of the radicals.
In the afternoon, the SAA clashed with radical groups at Al Latamina, where the parties exchanged blows using large-caliber artillery. The source reports that several jihadist pickups were destroyed by shelling, a number of terrorists died or were seriously injured. Fierce fighting was celebrated during the day on the outskirts of the cities of Maaret-en-Numan, Tremala and near the village of Maar-Shurin.
In the evening, another Turkish military convoy with heavy equipment and ammunition came to the aid of the militants through the outskirts of the city of Serakib in the southern part of Idlib province, according to local sources to Masar Press Net.
In the provincial capital, Raqqa, Kurdish militants from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) discovered during the raid a supply of anti-tank guided missiles, as well as three tripods to launch them, according to a local Twitter source Not Woofers. Presumably, the installations were used by militants of the “Islamic State” 1 and were abandoned by them during a retreat from the city earlier this year, when aviation of the international coalition inflicted massive airstrikes on the city.
The source also said that US troops conducted joint patrols with SDF fighters between the villages of Sereni Kania and the city of Tel Abyad in preparation for the implementation of the Turkish initiative to create a “safe zone”.
Near the village of Murek in the north-west of the province, a SAA unit shells the perimeter around the point, cutting off the path to the observation posts of the Turkish army for the radicals Tahrir al-Sham and Jaish al-Izza. Syrian Air Force is also delivering warning strikes around.
In the afternoon, the Syrian Foreign Ministry announced the opening of a humanitarian “corridor” in the area of the village of Suran in the northern part of the Hama province, which will allow civilians to leave areas controlled by the Tahrir al-Sham terrorists and their allied groups. The SANA portal indicated that the refugees will be provided with food and medical care, as well as housing, until the hostilities in the province are over.
Government forces after a shootout with the radicals occupied the villages of Wadi Al-Anaz, Sayyad and Tel As-Sayyad Hill in the north of Hama in the evening, according to a news source on Twitter (@watanisy). Another source (@ Bosni84) said that in the area of Tel Al-Sayyad Hill, the detachment discovered an extensive network of tunnels that the radicals used to quickly move and attack government forces from the rear. Also, Syrian troops captured militants’ ammunition and weapons abandoned during the retreat.
In the city of Al-Shaddadi, an unknown man shot and killed a Kurdish fighter of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), after which he fled the scene of the crime, according to the news portal Step News Agency.
Kurdish radicals again shoot at refugees at Al-Khol camp. According to Midline News correspondents, a conflict broke out between the two women and the overseer in the infamous refugee camp. The Kurdish fighter, without hesitation, opened fire, two women were injured. The reasons for the conflict have not been named. But the Kurds also beat five more women and another child, after which they were detained. The situation in the camp is still tense. Recall that the camp is located in the zone of Kurdish control. In 2018, women and children flocked to it, who fled from war zones in eastern Syria, in 2019, Kurdish militants brought ISIS terrorist families here. A humanitarian worker complains about unsanitary conditions, Kurdish militants made refugees starve without missing convoys with provisions.