Syria & Iraq War Report – October 25, 2016: MIlitants Suffer Major Losses in Western Ghouta

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US-backed militants launched a wide scale attack on the Syrian army’s positions near Khan Al Sheh in the Western Ghouta region, but failed to achieve a success in the battle. The militants lost up to 25 fighters and some 8 units of heavy military equipment in the failed attack. 4 units of heavy military equipment belonging to terrorists were destroyed by 1 Syrian soldier with the Russian-made Kornet guided missile launcher. The military situation of militant groups remains critical in the region.

The Syrian government forces, led by Maj General Suheil Al Hassan and his Tiger Forces, liberated more areas from the joint terrorist forces led by Jabhat al-Nusra and Ahrar ash-Sham in the northern part of Hama province. They took control of few checkpoints at the western outskirts of Ma’an and advanced in the eastern countryside of Souran and Taybat al-Imam.

A large number of militants of Jabhat al-Nusra militants, including their commander Ahmad Abdu Razaq al-Henesh, were killed in the recent air raids in the province.

Turkish air strikes and artillery shelling have killed 96 civilians, including 22 children, since the start of Turkey’s Operation Euphrates Shield on August 24, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claimed on October 24. The UK-based monitor provides a wide range of anti-Assad and pro-Western views and is constantly quoted by the mainstream media. So, such claims show the attitude of the UK, the US and their partners over the ongoing Turkish military operation in Syria.

The Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) and the Turkish Armed Forces launched a full-scale advance on the direction of strategic ISIS-controlled town of Al-Bab in the northern part of Aleppo province. They took control of the villages of Tuways, Jub al-As and Thalthanah. The crossroad town of Ebla will become the next target of the pro-Turkish forces. If Ebla is captured, the Ankara-led military grouping will be deployed in a striking distance from Al-Bab.

This move could indicate that the Turkish military and their proxies temporarily suspended the idea to purge Kurdish units in southeast of Mare.

The ISIS-linked Amaq news agency released a video on October 24 that depicts a destruction of the US-made Abrams M1 main battle tank at the Qarayyah crossroads, south of Mosul. The battle tank was reportedly blown up with the Kornet anti-tank guided missile. It is not clear to whom – the Iraqi army or the US military – the tank belonged.

The Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) liberated the villages of al-Khastan, al-Harrah, Ain al-Nimrudand and the Mishraq Thermal Plant. The town of Hammam Ali is a mid-term target of the ongoing ISF advance.

The Iraqi Air Force’s Mi-35M attack helicopters carried out a series of air raids near the ISIS stronghold of Mosul, killing a top adviser to the group’s ringleader. Abu Usama was a top adviser to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and the second-in-command to the ISIS shadow governor for Mosul. The air raids took place at the town of Tal Kayf last weekend.

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  • Aquartertoseven

    2:18 “Southeast of mehhh” Lol, it’s ‘Mar-ray’. Not meh.

    • Ted

      Hey chill out, this is the best narrator voice on South Front! By far the best, the accent and pronunciation sound awesome!

      • Aquartertoseven

        I know, she’s awesome and I’m not just saying that because the others have generally have had difficult accents and pronunciations to wade through. They do emphasise her skill though.

    • HardHawk

      does it matter to you spelling and grammar, pronunciation ? or the message. Because only a retard will make fun of what u, did and a very shallow person with inferiority complex, or a paid troll.

      • Aquartertoseven

        Yes because she has pronounced it right every other time, as she is very particular to pronounce everything right, but here it was so laughable that I had to note.

        As for the paid troll bit, you’re clearly new to this site.

        • HardHawk

          this is how you sounded my friend and then yes I am new to this site so I call them as I see them with out prejudice.

          • Aquartertoseven

            Like I said, she’s always spot on, always meticulous where others struggle or outright fail, it’s like Tom Brady throwing the American football into the crowd instead of at a team mate; a monumental failure. But focusing on it so much here in this comments section is ultimately trivialising it to the point where pointing it out is lamer by the minute. Thanks man. :/

          • HardHawk

            in my language my friend that is the original Elliniki not barbarian we call things as we see them, not as someone who said it excusing them.

            I don’t know you and I am not interested in personal explanations. What I comment was not a personal attack rather, so stop excusing your self just dont go down that level again and you never hear from me. I also not here yesterday, or on the net just the first time I care to comment.

            end of this conversation if you dont mind and walk in peace. Is better.

          • Aquartertoseven

            I was joking at the end, fuck. No fun at all.

          • Snowglobe

            LOL!!! He is actually adorable once you get used to him.

          • HardHawk

            if you want to joke and we laugh then it goes like this.

            A horse went into a bar……………….. You dont make fun of hard working people. It is low.

          • Aquartertoseven

            Clearly they didn’t work that hard.

          • HardHawk

            according to you, kid you do carry a big load of inferiority obviously, that you need to see the tree….. rather than the forest.

            What are u a 2 year old?

            Feel free not to answer me, as I answer to you, only out of politeness, not that anything you wrote was requiring a response. Was just checking, your level.

            Will not dignify your low level with an answer again.

          • Aquartertoseven

            You’re becoming a bit of a douche now, you’ve lost the moral high ground.

          • Jacek Wolski

            Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one

          • HardHawk

            you read me wrong again. I told you how not to be a low level clone not a good man. That you never going to be, you lack the brains, as well the breeding kid.

            I just told you not to be an empty sack of @@ and a cheap skate.

          • Jacek Wolski

            Strong minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Weak minds discuss people. Anything elese you’d like me to clarify for you, young padawan?

          • HardHawk

            and people who parrot wisdom of the wise, as an answer, show how hollow and shallow they are my friend.

            Discussing proven facts is not to the individual to translate them as he so wish in his limited understanding, of why and by whom, or interpret them as his well wishing tell him to interpret them.

            And words of others you think sound nice rather than your own thinking show a lack of identity kid. Now go play with your, what is you polay with and let me be.

      • Jacek Wolski

        I think it does matter. Only when mistakes are corrected will you learn.

    • We will make efforts to be more careful in next videos. Indeed, SF Team is glad that the only reason criticism of our work by readers is accidental spelling mistakes.

      • Marek Pejović

        perhaps it would be good to underline all the names of places which are difficult to pronounce, and to see it you can pronounce them beforehand a few times. this could save you the stress. also, if you can find someone who is a native speaker to pronounce these locations to you so you know how to pronounce them better, this also could be helpful.
        Anyways, rock rock on and continue the good work!
        South Front is going to be a great archive of day-to-day activities in Syria, and as Putin once said, there will be no way to hide the history. in this case, USA’s dirty laundry.

  • Marek Pejović

    this is what happens when you put the right person armed with right equipment in the right place at the right time… speaking of which, that soldier better get sent to Aleppo ASAP! They could use him!