Military Situation In Syria On October 20, 2017 (Map Update)

Donate

This map provides a general look at the military situation in Syria on October 20, 2017. Following the end of the operation in Raqqah, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have resumed their military operation against ISIS in the province of Deir Ezzor. The goal of this operation is to reach the border with Iraq and to capture the oil and gas infratructure located on the eastern bank of the Euphrates. The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies have the same goals in the area. This situation creates additional tensions between the SDF and the SAA.

Military Situation In Syria On October 20, 2017 (Map Update)

Click to see the full-size map

Donate

SouthFront

Do you like this content? Consider helping us!

  • Vitex

    Time for Iraq to show their hand. I wonder if Syria has decided that water is better than oil?

    • dutchnational

      A point I have made several times here already.

      • Vitex

        You’re dutch, so i’ll cut you about 1.5m of slack :)

        • Kira Binkley

          You might find this interesting, Vitex. Just heard from some people that Amsterdam is the pleasure capital of the world. Anything goes there. I said, it is because the government gives “sops to the masses”—happy pills—to keep them from revolting and rebelling against their government.
          Don’t know if it’s true or not.

          • Vitex

            Bread and circuses. Whatever it is, I don’t think our dutch brother is getting enough :)

          • Kira Binkley

            Is he, do you think, in revolt?

  • dutchnational

    SDF reported to have done a Mayadin on the Omar fields. Crossed the desert and on the edge of the fields.

    Reported this already yesterday but now non SDF sources report the same.

    Syria remains a country of surprises.

    Speaking of surprises, Hezbollah is reported to have some 10k fighters in DeZ.

    Except for Hezbollah and Russians and some Tiger forces. hardly any SAA involved in taking DeZ.

    Refugees run towards SDF, young men flee abroad, all to escape a draft without end. Reports from SAA officers show some conscripts drafted for over 5 years. A disgrace.

    • Joe

      Why disgrace when one is fighting for the country? So you praise cowards?

      You are a disgrace really

    • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

      They run from the SDF and US Illegal group and all that runs to them are ISIS, th

  • Ronald

    V is for Victory : Syria has the oil and the water !
    Godspeed .

  • Kira Binkley

    Looks like Syrian territory under ISIS control, north of the Euphrates, could be a buffer between territory held by the Syrian Kurds and the Iraqi Kurds, until Syria is stronger and more stable, and the needs of the Kurds can be addressed.

    • dutchnational

      Sounds nice, but maybe you should for a change regard the actual maps. KRG and Northern Syria already share a border of ca. 35 kms including a border crossing and that is excluding the part of the border held by YBS on the iraqi side and that excludes the part of the border recently deserted by KDP forces and that are now under uncertain control.

      • Kira Binkley

        Okay, you’re getting stupid again. Read what I say, and think in terms of future strategy. Remember my name IS KiraSEER!!!!!!

        Also, remember, I have YET to tell you who or what, is the greater threat. When it is time…

  • Kira Binkley

    “The goal of this operation [for the Kurds] is to reach the border with Iraq and to capture the oil and gas infratructure located on the eastern bank of the Euphrates.”
    Well, I believe they have been thwarted.