International Military Review – Syria, Mar. 7, 2016

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Russian warplanes targeted the ISIS oil transport routes near the villages of al-Zara’yah, Wadi al-Dhakara, al-Sakhanah and Arak in Northeastern Homs. Russian air raids in the area forced ISIS oil smugglers to refrain from travel.

On Saturday, the Syrian Army troops repelled ISIS’ attack on Jazal oilfield in the eastern part of the Homs province and forced the terrorist group to pull forces back from the battlefield. Pro-government sources report a heavy death toll among terrorists.

The Syrian Democratic Forces, mainly Kurdish YPG units, struck al Nusra militants’ concentration centers near Tal al-Shaqif and a road towards Castello in Northern Aleppo, which ended in the killing or wounding of several militants and destruction of their military vehicles and equipment.

The YPG Kurds have been coordinating with the Syrian government. The Syrian army sent several arms cargoes to the YPG militia in the province of Hasaka and trained the first group of Kurdish volunteer forces in the city of Hasaka last month.

On Saturday, the ISIL attempted to capture part of the strategic Ithriya-Khanaser road near the village of Sheikh Hillal. The attempt was prevented by the Syrian Army troops.

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  • Milan

    It would be nice to update the map to more accurate state. SF says the Hama-Itriyah highway was defended by the Syrian Army, but on the map it is colored white, not red.

    • Catfish

      Not sure but I think the colored areas represent where forces have secured. Fighting usually takes place along the edges of colored areas unless an offensive is ongoing is why I assume this. If the saa received reports of attacks on the road they may have sent out a reaction force from their secure zone to beat back isis. Im just grateful for all the southfront team does as far as keeping up with all the conflicts that they do. It cant be easy with as many that are going on these days and all the disinformation put out by aggressors and their allies who are trying to cover up what’s really happening.

      • Sergio Gonzalez

        You are right about the fighting going on at the edge of the colored areas. White areas are generally in dispute or unknown. Also yes, SF does an incredibly hard job, and also they have been suffering attacks and censor. I really appreciate this source of independent information.

      • Yes, you are right, “colors” show only zones where the sides are able to provide a “direct” control.

        • Milan

          Thanks for the info :)

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