Syria War Report – October 24, 2017: Syrian Army Advances East Of Deir Ezzor City

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Last night, an airstrike hit the government-held neighborhood of al-Qusour in Deir Ezzor city killing at least 14 people and wounding 32 others. Pro-opposition sources say that the incident is a result of mistake by the Syrian or Russian air power. According to pro-government sources, the airstrike was conducted by the US-led coalition as a warning to the Syrian government amid the ongoing tensions east of Deir Ezzor.

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the National Defense Forces (NDF) have secured the village of Tabiyah on the eastern bank of the Euphrates and advanced on al-Ashrah on the river’s western bank. An intense fighting is now ongoing in the village.

Some pro-government sources have already claimed that al-Ashrah is under control of the SAA. But this is not confirmed yet.

An intense fighting erupted in the T2 Pumping Station area near the border with Iraq. The SAA and Hezbollah advanced on ISIS positions in another attempt to recapture this strategic site from the terrorist group.

Government troops killed up to 10 ISIS members and destroyed 2 vehicles in the clashes. ISIS claimed that it destroyed a battle tank and two vehicles of the SAA.

The pumping station area remains contested.

The Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have still not been able to provide any photos or videos from the Omar oil fields area and nearby points that were seized by the US-backed force on October 22.

Meanwhile, according to pro-Kurdish sources, the SDF is preparing to push further towards the border with Iraq, capturing the remaining oil and gas infrastructure along the Euphrates.

On October 23, the second Turkish military convoy entered Syria’s Idlib province. According to local sources, the convoy was consisting of up 50 vehicles. Turkish pro-government media say that Ankara is going to establish at least 8 garrisons in the area.

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  • Terence Silvestre Jr.

    Welcome Turks. Let the ungrateful and treacherous Kurds know that they are not as untouchable as they think, hidden behind the American stinky tail.
    Even though I do not think that the Syrian government will win so much of such a situation, because in the end both Kurds and Turks are the same and one thing in terms of lack of loyalty and seriousness.

    • Invanare

      it would only make a difference if the turks invaded manbij and raqqa province. Otherwise no turks should be in syria

      • Terence Silvestre Jr.

        Every long journey always begins with a first step, my friend.
        We will have to wait, to see where and how that Turkish journey ends in Syria.
        Whatever the outcome, I doubt very much that it will benefit the Kurds of whatever affiliation they belong to.
        Because nowadays, kurds are the greatest enemies of Turkey, more than any others in Syria.

        • Jens Holm

          So which museum are You working for ?

          • Terence Silvestre Jr.

            Are you fine my friend?
            Because you sound a little out of place here, I’m afraid.

          • ZanDoLIT

            :))..Good point.

      • Langaniso Mhlobo

        This true.

  • Attrition47

    Here’s one the Washington barbarians prepared earlier: The Vietnam War and the Phoenix Program: “A Computerized Genocide”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOmQoADOQWs

    Michael Maclear’s 1975 documentary, Spooks and Cowboys, Gooks and Grunts

    • Orcbuu

      Makes me SICK! This Bastards.

      • Mikronos

        Swinging Dicks. They ‘breed ’em’ these days.

    • gustavo

      Do you realize that nobody was punished of this human crime ? NOBODY ! They are telling this before senators, congressmen, and press ….and nobody said something like “let us close CIA or Pentagone” or “let us reduce the budged to these organizations” or “let us fire CIA director”….NOTHING ! Then, one could say “what the hell is this hearing for ?

  • Xanatos

    SDF / US forces are now occupying northern Syria.
    AlQaida / Turkish forces are now occupying idlib.

    The patrons have committed themselves on Syrian soil.

    The idea “don’t bomb us, but we can bomb you” is doomed to fail once you expose yourself deploying ground troops. Much like they made the SAA suffer attacks by proxy, these foreign armies will also be attacked by proxy. Anyone can hire mercenaries and call them an insurgent group fighting foreign occupation.

    One foreign power who is not making the mistake of putting their soldiers on the ground? Israel. They will continue to bomb without reprisal.

  • electron

    It appeared next to impossible for the saa to have created a strong bridge head on the east bank, after having crossed river nest Mayadin. But, it seems they had accomplished just that. According to maps, they were 7 kms from the main office buildings of Omar field.

    This may explain why the sdf claimed “agreement with dash” in order to announce the fields as theirs, and then not show any evidence of having reached the fields for over 48 hrs.

    It is becoming very probable that RF back stabbed, and prevented saa from recovering the desperately needed fields. RF is playing some convoluted game; they literally did nothing after their lieutenant general was targeted and killed in DZ.