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Syria latest war news for March 17

The SAA struck at militants in the north of Hama, the heads of the General Staffs of the Iraqi and Iranian armed forces arrived in Damascus, a coalition air force killed children in Baguz. This is reported by a military source of the Federal News Agency (FAN) in Syria, Ahmad Marzouk.


Briefly on the outcome of the confrontation:

Syrian Arab Army (SAA): struck at the position of terrorists in the north of Hama.


“Islamic State” 1 (IS1, ISIS1): successfully used a suicide bomber against Tahrir ash-Sham forces.


“Hayat Tahrir ash-Sham”: continued the sweep of the “sleeping cells” of the IS in Idlib.


Kurds: lost one of their own in Deir ez-Zor.


International Coalition: resumed IS bombing in Baguz.


Province of Damascus:

Important political meetings are currently taking place in Damascus. According to a source on Twitter (@SyriawatanNews), the Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem receives in the capital of Syria a special UN ambassador Geir Pedersen. In addition, high-ranking military personnel from neighboring countries arrived in Damascus – the Chief of the General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, Major General Mohammad Bagheri, and the Chief of the General Staff of the Iraqi Armed Forces, Utman Al-Ganmi. According to a Twitter intelligence source (@Intel_sky), the generals arrived in Damascus as part of a high-ranking military delegation.


Province of Homs:

Six people died in various circumstances in the province of Homs. Four shepherds were shot dead by armed militants in the desert near Palmyra. According to the source, farmers were killed in a robbery. In addition, according to Step Agency, two people were killed in the provincial capital, and the child was injured. A man named Abdullah al-Jazzar entered the house of Homs member of the People’s Committee Hilal al-Ali and threw a grenade at him. As a result, the attacker and the owner of the house died, and the owner’s wife and daughter were injured. The cause of the attack is called “family quarrel.”


Province of Deir ez-Zor:

Aviation of the international coalition led by the United States again bombed the last camp of the Islamic State militants (banned in the Russian Federation) in Baguz. According to the Syrian news agency SANA, as a result of the air strike killed at least 10 civilians, including children. According to sources on Twitter (@ DeirEzzor24), the target of the attacks was several gathering places of IS militants in the territory of Baguz.


Meanwhile, a Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighter named Mohammed Khalaf al-Awaji was shot dead by unidentified people in the area of ​​At-Takikhi east of Deir ez-Zor. This is reported by a local source on Twitter (@ DeirEzzor24).


Idlib Province:

The terrorist coalition “Tahrir ash-Sham” (operating under the control of militants “Jabhat al-Nusra”) suffered losses in Idlib. A member of the “sleeping cell” of the IS in Sarmina used the suicide belt filled with explosives in the ranks of the HTS militants who are currently sweeping across the province of Idlib, a Twitter source (@carlitossupanew) reports.


A powerful explosion thundered north of Idlib, in the small town of Ad-Dan. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), the cause of the explosion was a bomb planted in a car parked in front of the building of a local energy company. The source notes that instability is growing in Idlib; In recent days, in spite of the emergency regime imposed by the Hayat Tahrir ash-Sham militants, the situation in Idlib is exacerbated, it becomes unsafe within the de-escalation zone.


The Turkish armed forces patrol, which entered Idlib from Hatay province this morning, left the area of ​​the city of Jisr ash-Shugur. According to a source on Twitter (@HalabTodayTV), currently the Turkish patrol is moving in the direction of the city of Sher Maggar. Currently, there is a relative lull in these areas.


Province of Hama:

Parts of the Syrian Arab Army attacked the positions of terrorists in the north of the province of Hama. According to a source on Twitter (@SyriawatanNews), militants’ shelters in the areas of Lahaya and Murek were under attack. In addition, the SAA artillery struck at militant positions in farms north of the city of Al-Latamin, a Twitter source (@HalabTodayTV) said.

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