At least 6 soldiers were killed and 9 others were injured in an ISIS attack on a Syrian Army checkpoint near the town of Ithriyah, located on the Hama-Aleppo road. According to pro-government sources, at least 5 ISIS members were killed in the clashes.
Regular ISIS attacks in desert areas in central Syria are a serious problem for Syrian government forces. During the past few weeks, the army and its allies completed a series of combing operations against ISIS cells in eastern Homs, southern Raqqa and western Deir Ezzor. It seems that these efforts forced the terrorist group to shift its focus towards eastern Hama.
Nonetheless, there is little doubt that as soon as the Syrian military sends units hunting down ISIS cells along the Palmyra-Deir Ezzor road to the Itriyah area, ISIS attacks in the Deir Ezzor countryside will resume once again.
The Damascus government will likely continue lacking resources to clear the entire desert of ISIS cells as long as it needs to keep large forces on the contact line with the Turkish Army and its proxies in Greater Idlib, near the region of Afrin and in northeastern Syria.
Idlib militant groups are not only waging a never-ending propaganda war against the Damascus government, but also find time for regular infighting.
On June 17, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham arrested Abu Salah al-Uzbeki, the founder and former leader of the Katibat al Tawhid wal Jihad terrorist group, which consists mostly of ethnic Uzbeks. Al-Uzbeki and two of his bodyguards were captured by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham forces near the city of Idlib on June 17. The reason for tensions is that Katibat al Tawhid wal Jihad recently distanced itself from Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and signed a pact with Ansar al-Din, another al-Qaeda-linked group. Earlier this month, Ansar al-Din and several other medium and small groups created a new coalition – Fa Ithbatu. Hayat Tahrir al-Sham may have considered this move as an attempt to challenge its dominant position among the so-called moderate opposition.
Usbat al-Tha’ireen, an Iraqi pro-Iranian group formed earlier in 2020, released a new video claiming responsibility for a series of attacks on US forces and facilities across Iraq.
In the video entitled “Victory Comes With Patience” it claimed that:
- On June 8, it shelled Camp Taji damaging a C-130 military transport aircraft of the US Air Force;
- On June 11, it launched rockets at the US embassy in Baghdad’s Green Zone;
- On June 16, it launched rockets at the US-operated military section of Baghdad International Airport.
Usbat al-Tha’ireen is the group that killed 3 US-led coalition personnel with a rocket strike on Camp Taji on March 11. Nonetheless, its claims about the damaging of the C-130 aircraft belonging to US military can hardly been verified.
I wonder why we haven’t seen any IAF attacks on Iranian forces lately, I’d like to believe the Iranians started leaving Syria but I’m not sure it’s the case. If it is not the case, then why did we stop? perhaps we plan something big? not that I’m aware of. I was sure Gantz would hit them very hard once he entered the DM office, unless we made a deal with Russia behind the doors. Anyway, I want to see more dead IRGC either by air or ground.
You stopped, because you are sissies, hiding behind American back.
If that was the case, how come we hit time like a thousand times? butthurt much?
What is this supposed to mean, are you illiterate…
Iranians probatly dont send targets.
What is it you ( Iranian./Persian ) have against Israelites/Jews whatever I don’t really get…. And vice versa. Religion is a lame excuse, anything realistic or tangible? Asking on personal or ethnic level And not on political interest
I still get the feeling that the Iranian regime is trying to fight a war they could have outright turned their back on and focus more on internal development and increase the quality of life of their own people. somehow I think the majority of Iranians whould agree with me… Just saying.
They couldn’t turn their back on it,because they know if Syria goes down they are next on the list.
This isn’t a religious war. The Zionist Khazar criminal Banking Cabal, made Islam it’s scapegoat 100 years ago when it went there with US Government, England, France, and Italy to steal the resources.
Seriously, you don’t know ? Start back around 1250AD perhaps a bit earlier. Work your way forward with an eye toward the Khazars there are many events that will give you understanding of Iran’s attitude towards the West. 1953 was significant, 1979 another, but it all begins long, long ago when Khazaria still existed.
So the for the sins of the fathers we should perpetually kill eachother. Nations should have nothing to divide.
The current Israeli genocide of the Palestinian people is similar to the US genocide of the Indian tribes of North America.
But it doesn’t answer the question of Iran. I mean even the Arabs have sold eachother out repeatedly why should the Persians even bother?
Because the Persians are an ancient civilisation that realises that the West covets Persian mineral wealth.
Oh hi Ali the bastard, sure you can shoot your rockets anytime you want, but don’t think for a second that if you use Syria or Lebanon then Tehran itself is protected. Next war is coming to your own land, get ready for it. You want to bomb our cities? go ahead, Iran will become the next wasteland on this planet.
The facts do not support your Zionist Khazar arrogant sociopath opinion.
They can support Turkey, they also support Iran so they’re playing both sides. Those are very Anti-Israel Jews and we have nothing in common with them, they way I see it they can die together with the mullahs.
Now about 70% of Israel population aren’t even Jews…converts and stuff…
Read some Iranian news and you’ll see why your guys are sitting back and waiting, they can see what I can see, Iran’s in desperate fiscal trouble.
Turkey totally stopped buying Iranian natural gas but increased imports of US LPG by 300%, supply was disrupted by an attack on the Iran/Turkish pipeline and the Turks refused to fix it, when the Iranians fixed it for them the Turks still refused to recommence imports. That’s nothing but a slap in the face, they’ve also done the same thing to Russia and decreased imports of gas and oil from them too.
The South Koreans are refusing to release billions in withheld funds, after months of negotiations they took the Koreans to court but lost, now they’re taking them to court again, and they’ll lose again.
Georgia has cut all trade ties with Iran which is also having and effect with Iranian trade with Azerbaijan as well.
” Head of Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (TCCIMA) Mr. Masoud Khansari says the non-oil exports have plummeted by 47.7 percent in the first two months of the current year and warned the officials to amend their policies.”
So Iran’s only got oil and gas exports to China and a minimal oil supply to Turkey, and a few tankers of gasoline to Venezuela, and that’s their total oil and gas export now, that’s not even half of what they produce, and this article above is saying all their export revenue from other commodities are down by nearly half, that means they’re losing their income stream and going broke.
That’s why your guys are just sitting back and waiting, they may not have to do anything at all if they just sit and wait. Why act like a hawk and risk breaking a wing during a strike when you can just sit back like a vulture and get an easy meal for nothing if you wait, I wouldn’t risk breaking a wing either, not if I could get an easy meal just by waiting for the wounded animal to die. Read Iranian news, they’re dying faster than most people realize, the bad news I related is just some of the bad news, in fact I don’t think I’ve seen a good fiscal news article on Iranian news for 2 months now.
You don’t need to have a military war against Iran because Iran’s already losing the economic war, US sanctions and covid 19 did most of the damage and now Turkey’s driving in the last nails of Iran’s coffin. :]
you must read Elijah J Magnier and find the answer
Listen you zionist ape,there were NO Iranians IN Syria before the US Reich decided to start a war there,same as isis and Al Qaeda were not in Iraq before they invaded ,so STF.
Not my problem what happened in the past, there are now and we need to get rid of them.
liquidate all of these daeshbags and rats SAA, be as harsh and as mean as possible to them, make them wish they were never even born
thaey need soldiers. you can go as volunteer. do not tell to others what they should do.
I would serve them.much better by telling them what to do
“Idlib militant groups are not only waging a never-ending propaganda war against the Damascus government, but also find time for regular infighting.”
And SAA will continue repealing attack after attack after attack thanks to Russia-Turkey cease fire agreement.
Just be patient. Who rushes breaks a leg or nose.
Some in USA must be laughing a lot.
Next time the Russians wont disturb whatever we do. Tempting to add Russian Taxpayers, if they have any…
There are over 40 million unemployed in USA, i think its closer to 70 million , thats alot of not tax payers there.
Once again you hubris is making you look likes a morron! Im surprised you still show up around here, after your country’s airforce great job as ISIS airforce in sept 2016 at Thurdah mountain.
Id stay pretty quiet in your place.
more racist wishful thinking—Russia has a surplus—producing nothing except cheese and potatoes–u have a national debt—can u count kroner?
That makes no sense.
Mext from Ypu might be Americans not being there anymore.
They’re coming from eastern Syria, from Iraq, from Al Tanf, the more we kill them the better the stuff with earth pollution.
The usual explanation. “they are not locals, has no local support and “cumming” from””.
Whats an illusion just as Syria never has been a united arab statem where arabs support the Assad Feudal Regime.
your stupidity is tiresome
That’s very right…
But anus you not doing a gd job. They still coming.
prior to the amerikan created war in Syria assisted w help from their colonial puppets—Denmark, etc, the highly developed, educated Syrian population fully were in accord and supported Assad—Kurds, Assyrians, Coptics, Sunni,. alawites, Yazidi—even the Druze were largely supported of the Assad govt…the Turkmen tribes in the north were not involved in ISIS fascism until the US/ Turkey provoked this
Syria is normal, muslim, secular state, much like Libya etc. But Americans and Zios doesn’t like that at all, so they prefer Saudi democratic system implemented there, and then to make mess, as they’re doing all over the place…
Iraq, Syria Libya were all highly developed nations w universal health care, advanced higher education, full of life culture and art—during Qadaffi (admired by Giddens), Sadaam —it appears that barbarians are envious of civilized poly cultural societies–even Mexico has universal health care…something made impossible in the USA by the fascist, imperialist, racist, obama and his horde barbarians
the turkey/HTS primitives will run out of CIA money soon and will no longer be able to pay their ISIS mercenaries—unable to fight the turkey imported 13000 ISIS barbarians to Libya to fight for them….if Turkey is not destroyed by Egypt, perhaps it will be Israel…they now warn that there will be consequences if they steal the Jordon valley from the Palestinians…..can turkey challenge, syria, LNA, Egypt, Greece and Israel? only in their narcissistic fake ottoman dreams
TurkIsis. Erdogay the Taliban !
“Hayat Tahrir al-Sham may have considered this move as an attempt to challenge its dominant position among the so-called moderate opposition.”
I beg your pardon SF, did you say moderate opposition and HTS in the same sentence, I think you need to reread the Russian/Iranian/Turkish Astana agreement, they all designated both HTS and Al Nusra Front as terrorist organizations. So they left HTS did they, but HTS was actually a member of Al Nusra Front before HTS left, and now these guys have left HTS and rejoined the old Al Nusra Front again, LOL, so they left one terrorist organization and joined another one, the same one they split away from 2 years ago, it’s like they’re playing a game of musical chairs, LOL. The only groups the Russian/Iranian/Turkish Astana agreement calls moderate opposition are the National Front for Liberation [NFL], The Syrian National Army [SNA], The Syrian Liberation Front [SLF], and the Free Syrian Army [FSA], all the rest are designated terrorists according to Astana. And people always call me an idiot for calling the NFL/SNA/SLF/FSA moderate opposition even though that’s what the Russian’s, Iranian’s and the Turks have all said they are in the official Astana agreement, but here’s SF calling HTS moderate opposition despite the fact even the Russian’s, Iranian’s and the Turks have all said they’re designated as terrorists.
Come on concrete mike, you wrongly had a go at me for calling the NFL moderate opposition the other day, and that’s despite the fact that’s exactly what the Russian’s Iranians and Turks officially call them, so are you going to have a go at SF too now, they actually did call HTS moderate opposition in this article [or at least cleverly insinuated it] when they’re actually officially designated as terrorists. So maybe you should be hassling SF for their actual error, since you’re so eager to debunk wrongful designations like this, you were wrong about my comment but you’d be right if you complained about this SF error. I’ll be waiting to see your criticism of this article concrete mike, give them hell, how dare they get it wrong, calling HTS moderate opposition. :]
Somehow there are large rifts on the Pax Russaca.
isis=an amerikan creation that only benefits primitives—USA, Israel, SA, turkeys