Syria, December 13th. In Idlib, government forces responded to jihadists of an international coalition informant killed by IG1 militants 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:
Russian Aerospace Forces: made a sortie in the south of Idlib province and delivered precision airstrikes on the fortified areas of the Tahrir al-Sham militants.
The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and allied forces: continue to strike at strongholds of radicals in the south of Idlib, according to unconfirmed reports, they lost several people near the village of Abu Duhur as a result of shelling, lost 10 people according to unconfirmed reports and deployed reinforcements near the M- 4 in the north of Raqqa.
Kurdish armed groups: attacked pro-Turkish fighters in northern Raqqa in the Ain Issa region, lost two fighters, are suspected of mining a car of a pro-Turkish militia in Aleppo.
Turkish Armed Forces and allied forces: erecting new observation posts in the northern province of Raqqa, exchanged blows with Kurdish militants, together with the Russian military police patrolled in the northeast, restored the destroyed power station in Tel Abyad, sent a convoy to Idlib to observation posts.
Islamic State1 (IS1, ISIS1): suspected of assaulting Kurdish militants in Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor, as well as of killing an informant of the international coalition in Hasak.
Khayyat Tahrir al-Sham: fired at government forces in southern Idlib and lost five militants during the clash.
International coalition: led a convoy from Hasakah to Iraq through a border crossing, sent reinforcements for military personnel to Kamyshly, during a joint raid with SDF, they stopped the attempt to smuggle weapons by ISIS1 fighters.
Local sources told the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) that unidentified people attacked the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) checkpoint near the city of Douma. There is no information about the victims. A source said that earlier in the district, unidentified people left graffiti with anti-government slogans on the walls in a residential area, urging local residents to start an armed uprising. Responsibility for the attack and vandalism has not yet been claimed by any of the anti-government groups.
Controlled by Kurdish militants of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), Anha News reported that recruits were released from the training camp. Two dozen new recruits took a training course in a camp near the city of Sheikh Maksud. Note that the Kurds tightened the recruitment of new recruits in early October, after Turkish troops were deployed to the northeast of Syria as part of Operation Source of Peace. During the operation, Kurdish militants lost several hundred people, and also suffered serious losses due to an increase in the number of deserters.
An explosion thundered again in the north of the province. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), in the city of Al-Bab, the car of one of the members of a loyal Turkish militia was blown up with a makeshift bomb. Kurdish radicals from the Afrika Liberation Forces are suspected of mining.
Deir ez-Zor Province.
About three hundred Jaish Imam Al-Hajj fighters arrived in the city of Abu Kemal as reinforcements for the Iranian militia corps of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, according to the media resource Halab Today TV. Due to the increasing attacks on the positions of the pro-Iranian forces, the IRGC is forced to draw additional forces to the east of the province.
In the afternoon, a group of unknown militants attacked the SDF checkpoint in the vicinity of Al Husseiniya. According to the Deir ez-Zor news portal, unidentified persons fired at a checkpoint from machine guns and then fled.
A statement by terrorists appeared on the ISIS-controlled media resource Amak that one of the “sleeping cells” made a sortie north-west of the city of Deir ez-Zor and killed one Syrian Arab Army (SAA) soldier in the village of Ayash.
An assassination attempt was made on the head of the council of the city of As Sanamein in the north of the province. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), unknown gunmen attacked Abdel Salam Himd in his home. The identity of the attackers has not been established. The head of the council survived, he was taken to the hospital with several gunshot wounds. Earlier, there was information about the assassination of Mayor As-Sanamein in the western province of Deraa, after several unsuccessful attempted assassination attempts were made during the year. According to our correspondent, from the beginning of this week, local authorities initiated an investigation and, on suspicion of involvement in the assassination attempts, at least six people whose names have not been disclosed have been arrested.
In the south of the province, the Syrian army continues to shell the Tahrir al-Sham jihadists’ shelters near the villages of Abu Makka, At-Tah, Khish, according to Masar Press Net. In the morning, clashes were noted near the village of Madaya, where the parties exchanged blows from heavy artillery. The Syrian army lost two machine gun installations.
A convoy of Turkish troops entered the province through the border crossing point of Bab al-Hawa and, having split up, went to the observation posts of Surman and Maar-Khatat in the south of the province, Halab Today reports.
Jabhat al-Wataniya lil-Tahrir militants said they managed to injure and kill several SAA soldiers in the area of Abu Duhur settlement as a result of shelling, according to Step News. The Syrian Ministry of Defense or the official media have not yet received confirmation of losses among the SAA. In the afternoon, the Russian Aerospace Forces delivered targeted attacks on the locations of radicals in the cities of Abu Duhur and Maaret en Numan. Five militants were neutralized.
Opposition sources say that as a result of shelling of government forces from rocket launchers, about ten SAA troops died, however, there was no confirmation from official media.
In the village of Karama, militants from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) carried out a series of raids and detained four people, according to media source Alk Habour 21. It is believed that they were forcibly recruited to serve.
In the village of Al-Halaliya, unknown people threw a grenade at the SDF checkpoint. There were no casualties, so far no one has claimed responsibility for the attack. In the area of Kafr-Khol, west of Tel Abyad, two SDF militants died on patrol when their car hit a mine. In both incidents, Kurdish militants blame ISIS terrorists.
Russian military police conducted a fifteenth patrol on the Syrian-Turkish border on several routes. Major General Yuri Borenkov, head of the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of the Belligerents, said at a briefing that the air forces of the Russian Federation conducted air patrols along the Kamyshly-Tel-Ash-Shur-Garbi routes and from Tel-Tamr in Khasak to the Mabruk substation in Aleppo.
In the city of Tel Abyad, the armed forces of Turkey and the Union militia continue to build power facilities that were previously destroyed by SDF militants during the fighting against ISIS. During the occupation by the Kurdish radicals, the new self-name of the administration did not take care of restoring the infrastructure. After the Kurdish militants were knocked out of Tel Abyad at the beginning of October this year, the military decided to solve the problem of supplying the city with electricity, according to military-analytical Twitter channel XXVII27.
The Syrian army has sent military reinforcements to several villages near the strategic international highway M-4 near the city of Ain Issa and are strengthening their positions, according to the news agency Rojava Network.
Sources of the international coalition report the suppression of arms smuggling by ISIS fighters in eastern Syria. The operation was also attended by Kurdish radicals from among the “Democratic Forces of Syria” (SDF), the supply for one of the sleeping cells of the IS operating in Syria was disrupted. Details of the detention were not disclosed, according to the Anna News portal.
The Turkish army began the construction of new observation posts in northern Syria. According to Alk Habour, there will be 41 in all.
In the afternoon, a convoy of four US military vehicles entered the city of Kamyshly, as reported by Rojava Network. Previously, there was information that members of the international coalition left the base in the city of Al-Shaddadi and crossed the Syrian-Iraqi border through the Semalka border crossing.
A resident of the village of Raim Hajar named Mutanna Jamil al-Zahir was wounded this afternoon as a result of shelling by unknown persons at his home. As it became known to Alk Habour, earlier, al-Zahir collaborated with members of the international coalition, but the nature of the cooperation is not specified. It is most likely that the militants of the Islamic State 1 are behind the attack, who remain active in the areas occupied by the coalition and the Syrian Democratic Forces.