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Army Troops Repel Large ISIS Attack In Southeastern Deir Ezzor

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Army Troops Repel Large ISIS Attack In Southeastern Deir Ezzor

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On January 25, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) repelled an ISIS attack on its positions in the villages of Kishmah and Ghuraybah in the southeastern Deir Ezzor countryside, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA).

The SANA added that the SAA killed 25 ISIS fighters and destroyed several vehicles of the terrorist group.

Earlier, the ISIS-linked news agency Amaq reported that ISIS fighters launched a wide-scale attack on the SAA north of the city of al-Bukamal. ISIS fighters reportedly destroyed two battle tanks of the SAA in al-Salihiyah and al-Ramadi north and east of al-Bukamal with ATGMs during the attack.

Army Troops Repel Large ISIS Attack In Southeastern Deir Ezzor

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Amaq didn’t report any new operations against the SAA in the last few hours. This may confirm that the first phase of ISIS attack failed. However, the terrorist group will likely launch other attacks later as it is desperate to re-establish a foothold on the western bank of the Euphrates River in order to reconnect with its besieged fighters in the Homs desert.

The SANA said that the ISIS attack was the first against the SAA in the Euphrates Valley since the western bank was fully liberated from ISIS on December 6.

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  1. Attrition47 says:

    Well done them Syrians; let’s hope that the Syrians and Russians have got snouts all over the Homs pocket, passing on intelligence of the intentions of the US head-chopping, heart-eating rapers.

  2. Tudor Miron says:

    As expected. Those “offensives” are nothing also than last convulsions of dying rats.

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  3. That Guy says:

    Worthless distraction. Their turn is coming after dealing with Idlib, since Idlib is more important than a desert pocket which can’t be of any use for either the SAA or ISIS.

    1. gustavo says:

      Desert is very useful for terrorists. They can get stronger, re-organized, and get support from USA-Israel-NATO. It is not possible to neglect the terrorists in this area, it is necessary to eliminated them.

      1. TheLulzWarrior says:

        They probably have have underground hideouts.

  4. Xanatos says:

    Isis in this pocket has a lot of military vehicles. I’m surprised they weren’t destroyed already. It’s not hard to find. Tire tracks in the desert last a long time, a drone can follow them to their bunkers.

    1. al quaida says:

      I’m confused.
      “(ISIS) is desperate to re-establish a foothold on the western bank of the Euphrates River in order to reconnect with its besieged fighters in the Homs desert.”
      The above statement makes it sound as if ISIS attacked from the eastern bank of the Euphrates.
      But the map indicated that the attack came from the direction of the besieged fighters in the Homs desert. Or does the Homs desert continue on the eastern side of the Euphrates?

      1. Ronald says:

        You are correct , the original attack was launched from ISIS troops from the east bank. Map is likely wrong .

      2. Terra Cotta Woolpuller says:

        Yes they attacked from the east Euphrates and 2 vehicles of ISIS were destroyed, along with 25 dead terrorists. The region in the desert is rather lawless and is not in any sense of urgency to clear it. Most likely ISIS are avoiding the locals in the region by not causing them any trouble.

      3. TheLulzWarrior says:

        Guess is that the YPG was pressured to allow Daesh fighters to travel through its territory and once that was done, the turks attacked.

  5. Brad Isherwood says:

    ATGM fired vs SAA tank destroyed ratio?

    Syria’s tank crews have fought bravely in a conflict which favors the insurgents.
    US Javelin and other top attack munitions add to the risk of being in a tank .
    During WW 2…the Sherman vs Tiger loss ratio was around 4 -1

    500 Syrian tanks destroyed by ATGM?….1000?….2000?

    Your estimate…

    1. Bob says:

      In 2016 Saudi Arabia ordered 15 000 shiny new TOW-2 ‘s from US – and US rubber stamped the deal. Many analysts assume large volumes from the older Saudi TOW-1 inventory had been sent to US and Saudi sponsored militant factions in Syria, and that a lot more Saudi TOW-1’s would further follow flow into Syria with the replacement inventory deal in place. This number could be anywhere up to tens of thousands of ATGM’s.

      1. Astar Roth says:

        Why don’t you just say Wahhabies instead of ISIS, SDF, AL Nusra, Hayat Tahrir al Sham, FSA… etc.

        1. Bob says:

          Someone else in SF comments used the description of Wahhabi Orcs, which was pretty classic.

      2. Astar Roth says:

        Why don’t you just say Wahhabies instead of ISIS, SDF, AL Nusra, Hayat Tahrir al Sham, FSA… etc.

      3. Brad Isherwood says:

        Losses of SAA tanks and other mechanized in first 2 years of the conflict are difficult to define,…as numerous SAA arsenals, brigades in the field,bases, we’re overrun
        With FSA,ISUS taking and overhaul SAA mechanized.
        RPGs,mines,mortars etc were probably the systems achieving attrition ratios on SAA prior to the large influx of TOW and other Nation ATGMs into Syria.
        Training on these ATGMs may have occured in Turkey, Jordan, UAE ,
        With experienced operators teaching units in Syria.
        It may not be the case that US special forces directed this.
        Possibly CIA with NATO instructors.
        One ATGM operator who got ended last year …being something of a legend ,
        Had a recliner chair, drinks,food and radio to pick off SAA in Idlib province.
        Numerous ISUS/FSA Youtubes of kills indicates they enjoyed position as SAA simply rolled
        Into the misfortune moment.

        Syria not having a improved and increased attack helicopter/Air mobile force Cost them the
        Large mechanized forces losses in this conflict.

        1. Bob says:

          In last years, You Tube videos indicated a lot of TOW-1 launchers and missiles in militant hands – earlier in conflict they were far more scarce and at times militant factions fought each other over them – but in last years there appear to be such supplies that missiles are regularly used as anti-personnel weapons, which is not particularly effective use of a penetrating HEAT warhead with very limited blast radius.

  6. Deo Cass says:

    The American scum from Al Tanf.

  7. Rob says:

    According to 2018 estimate the total population of Palestine including occupied territories by illegal European migrants Israel.

    Illegal Migrants:–1,525,020—-11%
    Other groups:——–18,076—-0.1%

    Illegal European migrants:—-1,525,020——-It contains 22% religious and 78% non religious
    Religious migrants:—————335,504.4—–It contains Dati (religious) and Haredi (ultra-Orthodox)
    Non religious migrants———1,189,515.6—–It contains Hiloni and Masorti

  8. Rob says:

    Israeli terrorists broke into Masjid Al Aqsa

    The Zionist terror network headquarter (Israel) in Palestine have violently persecuted hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians with constant severe brutality. Thousands of villages and towns have been demolished, erased and instead of these new unknown buildings have been erected there. These Israeli terrorists by gunpoints kidnap thousands of Palestinians including kids each year from the streets and then smuggle them to different groups in Middle East for terror activities. Israeli terrorists wants to do these hostilities and provocative actions on innocent civilians that they react with anger and then they loose their mind that how to get ride of these illegal European migrants from their land.

    Peaceful protests with flags, banners and placards against European migrants is the legal right of all civilians. Anger eat wise. Anger are the signs of failure and frustration. Palestinian youths should not react with stones and knives but become calm and be organized. I wish that Palestinian nation soon free from these beasts. For a strong nation a young qualified, English spoken leader, Education, unity, journalism and justice is very important.

  9. Rob says:





    The Zionist terror network Israel have kidnapped a 16 year old Palestinian youth Ahed Tamimi with assaulting Israeli terrorists.

    There is a Zionist terror network headquarter (Israel) in Palestine which kidnapings and smuggling Palestinian, Jordanian, Syrian and Iraqi citizens by gunpoints and then using them in different terror activities in Middle East. This terror network using sophisticated technology for air strikes and land attacks on the citizens of the Middle East to protect and expand their terror network headquarter (Israel). This terror network headquarter must be shut down now.

    A 16 year old Palestinian youth Ahed Tamimi along with her parents have been kidnapped by gunpoints. Nobody knows where they are now.
    This is not just one case, each year thousands of citizens including small kids disappear from the streets just in Palestine.

    This terror network headquarter Israel have caused serious damage to the nations of Middle East. The allied forces of Russian, Palestinian, Lebanese, Syrian, Iraqi and Iranian played a key roll and rescued Lebanese, Syrian and Iraqi nations from the Zionist terror network. Now they should have to dismantle this Zionist terror network headquarter (Israel) to set free all kidnap victims and save the nations from further suffering and bring durable peace to the whole region of the Middle East.

  10. gustavo says:

    Did somebody say that there were not ISIS in this pocket, and it was not necessary to clear it up ?

  11. Assad must stay (gr8rambino) says:


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