The review of military operations in Syria, which are relevant today, on May 26, indicates that the situation in this country still leaves many issues to be desired. Numerous formations of militants continue subversive activities and it is difficult to say when it will end.
In East Ghouta, which was freed from terrorists, the work of schools is being restored.
According to Ahmad Said Rustom, the head of Harast’s education department, the Syrian authorities provided educational institutions with educational materials.
“Children missed their studies, teaching them something easy and pleasant. I myself worked in Harast earlier and was very happy to return here,” – Rust told.
Recall, East Ghouta was able to clear the militants in April this year.
A working group on Syria, which includes experts from Turkey and the United States of America, has developed a road map for the settlement of the situation in Manbije in Syria.
The meeting took place in the Turkish capital, where the main provisions of the road map were worked out.
“The parties developed a roadmap for cooperation to ensure security and stability in Manbije,” the statement said.
In early June, talks will be held between Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and his American counterpart Mike Pompeo, within which a road map will be assessed.
Map of the fighting in Syria for 26.05.2018 is as follows:
As reported in its Twitter elite unit of the Syrian Arab Army (CAA) Tiger Forces (it is Qawat Al-Nimr), Russian troops will cover the southern front during the operation of the SAA against jihadists in the Deraa area. There will not be any Iranian troops nearby, so Israel will not be able to strike Syrian government forces under the pretext of acting against Iran.
Israel is constantly inflicting air and missile strikes on the Syrian government army, stating that strikes are being inflicted on Iranian and pro-Iranian formations. After the US withdrew from the “nuclear deal” with Iran, Israeli actions on the Syrian territory intensified dramatically. As previously reported, in early May, the Israeli Air Force destroyed several AAA anti-aircraft guns of Soviet and Russian production, including the newest Pantsir-S missile defense system.
In Syria, a military airfield in the province of Homs was susceptible to rocket fire. Air defense systems managed to repel the attack.
Who initiated the bombardment of the airfield controlled by the Syrian government army, as well as other details of the attack, is still unknown.
Note, on the eve of Syria, it was announced that an international coalition led by the United States struck the positions of the government army in the province of Deir ez-Zor.
At the same time, the Pentagon did not confirm reports of a strike by the US coalition against the Syrian army.
26 May. “Hayat Tahrir ash-Sham” was left by a high-ranking field commander; IS1 continues its operations in Iraq; “An-Nusra” is preparing for an armed confrontation with the Syrian army in southern Syria. 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
“Democratic forces of Syria” (SDF): completed the cleansing of El-Baguz-Fokani and started fighting in the area of As-Susa in the province of Deir ez Zor.
“Islamic State”1: continues to operate in several areas of Iraq.
“Hayat Tahrir ash-Sham”: pulls its forces in the western suburbs of Aleppo.
“Haras ad-Din”: is preparing to relocate to the north of the province of Idlib.
Province of Aleppo.
According to the Telegram channel (@SyriawatanNews), the terrorist alliance “Djebhat an-Nusra” 1 “Hayat Tahrir ash-Sham” and the group “Jaysh al-Islam” that joined him draw their forces to the western suburbs of the city of Aleppo. Local activists report the movement of militants to the areas of settlements Rashidin, Al-Mansura, Leramun and Kafr Hamra. According to various sources, in the western part of the province there can be up to several thousand militants.
According to a source in Twitter @ raedsyrian002, periodic mortar shelling of the positions of the Syrian Army from the settlements of Al-Khalifa and Kafr Hamra continues.
Deir ez-Zor Province:
“Democratic forces of Syria” continue their military operations against the remnants of the “Islamic state” on the eastern bank of the Euphrates. In addition to US aviation and artillery calculations of the French Armed Forces, the offensive by the Kurdish forces supports the Iraqi formation of “Hasd al-Shaaabi”.
According to the Telegram-channel @ dierezzore5, “Democratic forces of Syria” have now completed, together with “Hasd Al-Shaabi”, the cleansing and demining of the village of El Baguz-Fokani and focused on battles against the IS near the settlement of Es-Sousa. In parallel with the fighting in the south-east of the province, Kurdish detachments are carrying out work to strengthen their strongholds in the vicinity of Meshia and Jain settlements, the same source said.
Province of Idlib.
A Twitter source (@Charles_Lister) reports that due to disagreements with Abu Mohammad Jolani, the leader of the “Djebhat al-Nusra”, the terrorist alliance “Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham” left the high-ranking field commander Ibrahim Rahmon (Abu Obeida Kansafra). It is noted that he joined another jihadist group associated with Al-Qaida, 1 – “Haras ad-Din.”
This group, according to a source in Twitter (@ Syrian506), is well equipped and has, among other things, large-caliber machine guns, anti-tank missile systems and portable anti-aircraft missile systems.
According to unconfirmed reports published by Twitter channel @Syrian__R, Haras ad-Din is currently being pulled into the settlement of Erich, where, in all likelihood, he will try to go to the northern regions of Latakia to start active military operations against the Syrian Army there.
Syrian government troops and allied forces continue preparations for a large-scale military operation in southern Syria. Earlier it was reported about the redeployment to the area of the contact line between the forces of the elite special forces of the Tiger Force, the 4th Division of the Syrian Army, the 104th, 105th, 106th Brigade of the Republican Guard, the 9th Assault Division, the 7th Armored Division, Defense Forces (NDF), the militia “Liva Al-Quds”, the Palestine Liberation Army and others.
As Telegram-channel @hosienmortadapressnew writes, “Jebhat an Nusra” militants can try to disrupt the forthcoming offensive of government forces. To this end, according to some reports, jihadists are transferring tanks and armored vehicles to the areas of the settlements of Jubbat al-Hashab and El Hamadiya. According to the source, the operations of the Bashar Assad forces will also be hampered by Israel, which can once again try to seize the Khader and Khan-Uraynib settlements near the Golan Heights by militant forces.
Recall that in November last year, the suicide bomber Jebhat al-Nusra blew himself up at the entrance to Khader, after which the offensive of the Free Syrian Army began. At that time, units of the Syrian troops managed to repulse the attack. Many experts agreed that the attempt of the militants to capture Khader was coordinated by the Israeli special services.
Despite the statements of the Iraqi government about the victory over the “Islamic state”, the militants of the terrorist organization continue to operate in different regions of the country.
As the source in Twitter @IraqiSecurity writes, the Iraqi army needs to carry out an operation to clear the area of the Al-Qaim settlement near the border with Syria, as hundreds of militants of the “Islamic state” fled there in due time. In addition, a serious operation against the IS is also needed in the Khamrin mountains, where more than 500 radical Islamists who retreated earlier from Mosul and Kirkuk are hiding. Well, finally, more than 200 militants are operating in the Tell-Afar, Sinjar and Baaj areas, which threatens nearby Yezidis and Shiite minorities.