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The population of Afrin is protesting against SSA; The SAA continues the operation in Essaouira. This is reported by the military source of the Federal News Agency (FAN) in Syria, Ahmad Marzouq (Ahmad Marzouq).

Briefly about the outcome of the confrontation.

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and allied forces: continues the operation against ISIS to the north-east of Essaouira.

Kurds: three ISIS militants were eliminated in Rakka.

“Islamic State” 1: knocked the Kurds off an oil well in East Deir-ez-Zor.

Province of Aleppo.

ISIS knocked out Kurds from another oil well in Deir ez Zor; the population of Afrin is protesting against the SSA.

The situation in the former Kurdish canton of Afrin remains complex. Local residents protest against the presence of militants of the “Syrian Free Army” in this region. So, according to the Telegram-channel @stepnews, the protest took place in the village of Azaz. People took to the streets with a demand to stop looting, robbery and violent actions against civilians, conducted by militants of armed groups. In addition, the protesters called for the removal of the local pro-Turkish administration for failing to provide security in Azaz.

Recall, since March this year, the territory of the canton of Afrin is controlled by militants of groups from the “Free Syrian Army” and the military of the Turkish Armed Forces. Detachments of people’s self-defense were knocked out of the area during Operation Olive Branch. The reason for its conduct was the US intention to create on the basis of the Kurdish armed formations, which Turkey considers terrorist, the so-called security forces of the border. Nevertheless, the Turkish side is not able to ensure security and stability in Afrin, which not only leads to popular unrest, but also provokes subversive activities of underground groups of YPG, which still retain their presence in the region.

Deir ez Zor Province.

Syria news August 17 07.00: ISIS knocked out Kurds from another oil well in Deir ez Zor; the population of Afrin is protesting against the SSA

“Democratic forces of Syria” continue to demonstrate their inability to control the territories they captured in the east of the province of Deir ez Zor. According to the Euphrates Post, the Islamic state militants managed to seize several oil wells in the Al-Izba oilfield area. In addition, according to the same source, near the village of Al-Busayra, ISIS terrorists managed to undermine the truck carrying the SDF detachment, as a result of which several Kurds were injured.

Earlier, representatives of the “Democratic Forces of Syria” announced the completion of the second stage of Operation “Jazeera Storm”, during which the entire desert to the east of the Euphrates and the Syrian-Iraqi border, up to the settlement of Baguz-Takhtani, allegedly crossed the SDF. Nevertheless, the militants of the “Islamic state” continue to be present on the already “liberated” Kurdish territories, carrying out diversionary attacks and attacks.

Province of Racca.

Syria news August 17 07.00: ISIS knocked out Kurds from another oil well in Deir ez Zor; the population of Afrin is protesting against the SSA.

Reports continue to be received about the resumption of the activities of the “Islamic State” on the Kurdish-controlled territory of the province of Rakka. So, according to a source in Twitter @watanisy, in the administrative center of the province “Democratic forces of Syria” three militants of the “Islamic state” were eliminated. In addition, the Kurds on suspicion of cooperation with terrorists were detained 15 people.

Recall, Kurdish armed groups announced the end of the operation to release Rakka in October last year. However, recently terrorists have resumed their sabotage on the SDF-controlled territory, which, according to military experts, testifies to the inability of the Kurdish armed formations to ensure security in the territories they have already occupied.

Province of As-Suwayda.

Syria news August 17 07.00: ISIS knocked out Kurds from another oil well in Deir ez Zor; the population of Afrin is protesting against the SSA

In the desert in the north-in In the province of Essaouira, small groups of the “Islamic state” continue to operate. According to the Telegram channel @SyriawatanNews, Syrian government troops are currently conducting an operation in the vicinity of the settlement of Herbet-Javi Hussein, which is held by a small unit of ISIS. As the source at Telegram @kmastor notes, the terrorists do not exert much resistance from the SAA, trying to retreat to the region American base At-Tanf. It should be recalled that many experts attribute the activation of the ISIS militants in the south of Syria to the activities of the US military, which allow the forces of the “Islamic state” to freely move through the territory so-called th 55-km zone in the south of the province of Homs.

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