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Syria

The United States intends to continue to profit from Syrian oil and transferred a military convoy to the oil and gas fields of Deir ez-Zore The Syrian army repelled the attack of the ISIS1 terrorists in Homs. The Kurdish radicals of the “Democratic Forces of Syria” undermined the Turkish armored personnel carrier in Hasak. 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: delivered precision strikes to strengthen militants in Latakia.

 

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and allied forces: repelled the attack of opposition militants in the north of Hama, exchanged attacks in Latakia with the Tahrir al-Sham alliance, and neutralized several ISIS militants in Homs1.

 

Kurdish armed groups: attempted to break through the Turkish army’s defense lines in the north of Hasaki, are suspected of organizing a terrorist attack in Raqqa, and reported the killing of 44 Turkish soldiers and members of the allied militia in northern Syria.

 

Turkish Armed Forces and allied forces: repelled the Kurdish attack in Hasakah and Raqqah, deployed a military field hospital in Tel Abyad and cleared mines in settlements near Ain Issa.

 

Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps: in the east, Deir ez-Zoe raided two villages and detained 9 people suspected of aiding ISIS militants.

 

Khayyat Tahrir al-Sham: in the north-east of Latakia, it allegedly destroyed two SAA tanks and killed about 15 troops, and arrested the journalist in Aleppo.

International coalition: deployed a convoy with heavy equipment, accompanied by combat helicopters, to the Al-Omar oil and gas field in the east of Deir ez-Zor.

Islamic State1: ambushed an SAA convoy in Homs; detonated an SDF militant checkpoint in Deir-ez-Zor.

 

Latakia Province.

According to Al Masdar news agency, near the city of Kaban, clashes between the Syrian army and the militants Tahrir al-Sham and the Islamic Party of Turkestan were observed during the night and morning. Earlier it was reported that after the SAA occupied several heights of the Kurdish mountains and protected the slopes of Mount Zuweikat from radicals, the militants launched a counterattack and a fierce firefight ensued. The militants announced the destruction of two SAA tanks, according to Aleppo AMC. Media activists close to the militants of the “armed opposition” reported the deaths of at least fifteen troops, according to Step News media. Official media do not confirm this message.

 

Aleppo Province.

At dawn, clashes were observed between Kurdish militants of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and a pro-Turkish militia near the villages of Sayda, Dzhulab, Maranaz and at the Menag airfield, according to a Twitter source (@ XXVII27).

 

The Syrian army launched a direct strike from heavy artillery on shelters of militants of the Tahrir al-Sham alliance in the vicinity of Halma al-Hamir in response to a provocation by militants, according to Step News. In the vicinity of the village of Takada in the south of the provinces of the Russian Aerospace Forces attacked the strengthening of the radicals.

Tahrir al-Sham arrested three people in the city of Deir Balad, reports Baladi News. According to local sources, one of the arrestees is media activist Yasser al-Taraf, director of the Al-Amin media service in Idlib. The other two detainees were his friends who accompanied him on the trip.

 

Homs Province.

In the east of the province, militants of the “Islamic State” made a sortie and attacked a convoy of the Syrian army in the area of ​​the village of Es Sukhne. The military repelled the attack and managed to neutralize several terrorists. The surviving members of the group hid in the desert, according to the portal Al Masdar. The source notes that the attack occurred near the administrative border with the province of Deir ez-Zor, where, according to military analysts, ISIS “sleeping cells” are hiding in the zones of occupation of the SDF. The source also notes that parts of the SAA, stationed in Homs and Deir ez-Zor, are in a state of increased alertness.

 

Deir ez-Zor Province.

 

Islamic State terrorists claimed responsibility for assassinating SDF intelligence member in As-Susa, according to a Twitter source (@IbnSiqilli).

 

According to TASS, the United States deployed PMC employees, special forces and additional forces of its Air Force to protect oil and gas fields to the province, as stated by the representative of the Russian Ministry of Defense, Major General Igor Konashenkov. In the afternoon, a convoy of armored vehicles and military personnel from Iraq arrived at the Al Omar field. As it became known, the United States produces oil in Syria using equipment delivered to the country, bypassing its own sanctions for the supply of oil products from Syria. Sanctions Washington extended not only to American companies. At the same time, the monthly income received by the US military from illegal pumping of oil is estimated at $ 30 million. Pentagon chief Mark Esper said on Friday that the United States intends to take steps to strengthen its position in the east of the province in the near future to prevent terrorists from accessing oil fields. What the Pentagon does not specify is the fact that, through their fault, the SAR government is cut off from access to the resources of its own country.

 

It is reported that Iranian militia units of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps conducted raids on the villages of Sakray and Gharba. According to the news portal Step News, nine people were arrested on suspicion of aiding the militants of the Islamic State.

 

Idlib Province.

Sources close to the militants of the “armed opposition” report that militants exchange blows with the Syrian army on the outskirts of the cities of Kafr Sajna, Maaret Khurma, Sheikh Mustafa and near the village of Maarzita. According to Aleppo AMC, Syrian troops are also shelling jihadists’ artillery shelters in the area of ​​the village of Janadiya, Khazarin and near the city of Jisr al-Shugur.

 

Raqqa Province.

At the beginning of the day, Kurdish militants exchanged blows with a pro-Turkish militia west of the city of Tel Abyad, according to a Twitter source (@ 4rjln). Local sources say that in the village of Abu Harceh, a car with Turkish army personnel drove into an anti-tank mine, which had been installed by Kurdish militants earlier. As a result of detonation, a car was destroyed, two people from the crew died on the spot. Near the village of Bakar, two soldiers of the Turkish army were shot dead.

 

Employees of a Turkish non-profit humanitarian organization with the support of military personnel have built a temporary field hospital in Tel Abyad, where Turkish doctors receive the local population, as reported by the Turkish Ministry of National Defense via its official Twitter page.

 

A pro-Turkish militia announced the completion of demining work in the villages of Al-Boisy, Khirbet-Yusuf, Az-Zib, Haluliya, Khafiya and Al-Shar near the city of Ain Issa, according to the Halab Today news portal. Recall that before retreating from the north of the province and surrendering the city, Kurdish militants intentionally mined roads and residential neighborhoods.

 

Several residents and soldiers of the Turkish army were injured in a detonation bomb in the village of Ain Arbus, according to Radio Al Kul, a Twitter channel. The bomb was mounted on a motorcycle parked at the side of the road. Responsibility for the blast lies with Kurdish SDF militants. The Turkish military police arrested the owner of the motorcycle.

 

Hama Province.

Opposition militants from Jebhat al-Wataniya lil Tahrir are firing heavy artillery on Syrian army positions near the village of Hirsch al-Kirkat in the west of the province, according to Step News. The servicemen fired back at the strongholds of the radicals from machine-gun mounts in the Al-Gab valley region. In the area of ​​the village of Huweis, militants destroyed the mortar installation of military personnel in one gulp from an anti-tank missile installation. Information about the injured soldiers as a result of the mortar bombing has been reported.

 

Local sources report that in the vicinity of the village of Masyaf, the sounds of explosions are heard in connection with the military training of the military units of the SAA, according to the Halab Today news agency.

 

Hasakah Province.

Clashes between the Turkish army and the SDF Kurdish terrorist squads broke out near the city of Ras al Ain and the village of Tel Amiriya, as a result of which several members of the allied militia were killed and wounded, according to the ANHA portal. Turkish militias, in turn, claim to have destroyed dozens of military equipment of Kurdish radicals.

 

According to RIA Novosti, the Russian Ministry of Defense has denied reports of a clash between the Syrian army and pro-Turkish forces near the village of Tel-Tamr, which was reported to journalists during a briefing by the head of the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria, Major General Alexei Bakin, stressing that the contact line with the Turkish Armed Forces, the situation is assessed as stable.

 

Syrian Arab Army forces occupied the villages of Al-Ksamiya and the villages of Rashidiya, Al-Javadiya and Aziziya, according to a source on Twitter (@watanisy). The military also sent reinforcements to the village of Umm al-Kaf.

 

The head of the General Staff of the Turkish Armed Forces, Hulusi Akar, said that the 150-hour  period allocated to Kurdish armed gangs to withdraw their troops from the security zone expires at 18:00 on October 29. Turkish intelligence closely monitors the movements of Kurdish militants in the north of the country.

 

President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan made a statement in which he emphasized that if Kurdish gangs do not withdraw their troops from the alleged security zones before the expiration of the 150-hour period, Turkey will independently clean the region from them, according to Alk Habour media resource.

 

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