International Military Review – Syria, May 20, 2016

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The Syrian Arab Army and its allies successfully purged the southern part of Damascus’ East Ghouta from militants. On May 18, Syrian forces liberated the village of Bazyna and cut off the supply line to Dayr al-Asafir. On May 19, the Syrian army liberated Dayr al-Asafir, Zebdeen, Harasta Qantarah and the surrounding areas. Now, the loyalists are making efforts to secure and demine the liberated areas. Сontradictory reports argue that sporadic clashes could still be observed in Harasta Qantarah.

Over two months of infighting among the militant groups of Jeish al-Salam, Faylaq al-Rahman and Jeish al-Fostat, which has left over 500 terrorists dead, played an important role of the SAA’s success. Only in past few days, some 50 militants were killed in infighting.

Meanwhile, the pro-government forces engaged in clashes against al Nusra militants in the town of Khan al-Sheikh in Western Ghouta. The clashes followed the liberation of the al-Salam highway which links Damascus to the Quneitra province. SAA troops also seized back several blocks on the way towards Khan al-Sheikh’s pharmaceutical plant.

Russian planes have delivered 38.2 tons of humanitarian aid in Syria’s city of Deir Ezzor, besieged by ISIS militants. According to the website of the Russian Ministry of Defense, 20.8 tons of the humanitarian cargos have been dropped with usage of Russian parachute systems, 17.3 tons of cargos – by American ones. Food products and corns were the basis of the cargos.

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    http://www.judicialwatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Pg.-291-Pgs.-287-293-JW-v-DOD-and-State-14-812-DOD-Release-2015-04-10-final-version11.pdf

    Aug 7, 2015 US Intelligence Confirms US Support for ISIS

    A partially-declassified DIA report brings disturbing details about US support for jihadists in Syria. What kind of game is the US government playing in the Middle East?

    https://youtu.be/d2WrwUM2RwI

  • John

    Lincoln, I read it. It is almost a wall frameable object. Than you for the heads up.

    It was only recently, since Ukraine, that I reinitiated my interest in what goes on. I took a 10 year vacation from it. I too was almost dumbstruck when I began to see how far it was going. The sadest part of the game is, that the gammers are losing badly, creating more misery for all.

    As for East Ghouta, one more step forward.

    • You are welcome John. I keep it real with facts and from those who are involved. I appreciate your time and comment.

  • Sergio González

    I hope for best that the city of Palmyra does not fall back in jihadists’ hands. Seeing the town’s marker in black in the video’s map has me worried.