Syrian War Report – April 4, 2018: Fresh “U.S. Casualties” In Syria

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On April 3, another convoy of militants and their families departed the district of Douma in Eastern Ghouta under the agreement with the government. According to the Syrian state-run news agency SANA, the convoy consisted of 24 buses, included 1198 militants and their families, and was set to move to the northern part of Aleppo province, which is controlled by Turkish forces. On April 4, another batch of militants reportedly started preparing to leave Douma.

If the situation continues to develop in this direction, the Syrian Army will soon re-establish control of the district without fighting.

On April 3, government forces secured the area of Faydat Aḩmad al-Hayfan in the province of Deir Ezzor. The advance was made in the framework of the ongoing security operation against ISIS cells operating in the Homs desert.

Despite President Donald Trump’s statement last week that the US will withdraw forces from Syria “very soon”, his country is expanding its military presence in the war-torn country. On April 3, the Turkish state-run media reported that the US is setting up two bases in the area of Manbij, which is controlled by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). The US is reportedly extending an observation post in the village of Dadat and has started construction of another facility south of Dadat.

Earlier, about 300 additional US soldiers accompanied by armoured vehicles and construction equipment were deployed to the Manbij area strengthening the US garrison there.

On April 2, CNN reported citing several US defense and administration officials, that the US military has been working on a plan to deploy dozens of additional troops to northern Syria.

On April 3, Trump softened his position on the troops withdrawal saying that the US still has to contribute some efforts prior to making the decision, which will be taken in coordination with their allies.

On April 2 and April 3, rumors actively circulated online alleging that the US-led coalition has suffered notable casualties in Syria. According to these reports:

  1. A pro-government group “National Resistance Forces”, which allegedly supports the Assad government, has shelled a US military base in the area of Raqqah with Grad rockets.
  2. On March 30, a US military column was allegedly targeted by an IED blast on the road between al-Hasakah and Tell Abyad. Reports claim that two cars were destroyed, 6 US service members killed and 8 others wounded in the incident. Local “self-defense” groups acting against the US occupation had allegedly planted the IED.
  3. Another US military column was reportedly shelled with heavy machine guns on the road between Manbij and Raqqa, also on March 30. The attack allegedly resulted in the killing of 2 US servicemen and the wounding of 8 others.
  4. On April 1, 7 US mercenaries were killed and 10 others wounded in an attack by 4 gunmen in Al-Shaddadah.

Initially these reports appeared in a few Russian Telegram channels referring to some local sources and then were repeated by a number of blogs and media outlets aiming to gain additional views and attention. However, all these reports lacked photo or video evidence to confirm the alleged casualties among the US servicemen.

According to Syrian experts, these rumors are most likely a soft version of the “Russian mercenaries” story when the mainstream media claimed that over 100 “Russian fighters” had been killed in the US-led coalition strikes in the province of Deir Ezzor.

The key difference is that the “Russian fighters” story was a coordinated media campaign while the “US casualties story” looks like an attempt of some media activists and outlets to expand their viewership.

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  • ranger

    KEEP KILLING the Invaders. GOOD WORK! May GOD help Syria drive these DEMONS out!!

  • Drogba

    Syria will be the graveyard for the zionists regime change agenda.

  • Brad Isherwood

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/01/world/asia/taliban-night-vision.html

    Well,well,……Invade/Occupy a Country. ….steal All their Opium 15+ years.
    All That gear is most definitely in Syrian Theatre. ..
    Drive around with USA flag is easy ATGM target or Mortar zero in preset and adjust with spotters.

    https://www.thebalance.com/the-cost-of-war-3356924

    ID wager the casualty numbers since 911 are way higher.
    911…being the False Flag event to Create the years of invasions.
    Empire not concerned about real losses as much as Control the Narrative and reduce True numeric tabular.
    US was sneaking the dead into Andrew’s Airforce base at night .
    I’ve read that injured in theatre who died in Germany afterwards were not directly Tabular.
    Same for all the US serviceman deceased from Gulf War and afterwards Depleted Uranium exposure,
    And US military vaccines which caused disability later and death.

  • Manuel Flores Escobar

    US sources told about hundred of Russian PMC killed in US airstrike to discredit Russian armed forces as an strong military force…..but when Russian Gen Chief of Staff told that Russian armed forces will attack US warships and aircraft in case of launch cruise missile attacks to Damascus….then its when US armed forces have realized that they have lost the Syrian war!

  • Luutzen

    Wrong: 2 killings confirmed by OIR spokesmn:
    https://www.rt.com/usa/422810-us-soldier-killed-syria/

    • John Whitehot

      this is the old news from 30 march and refers to another event.

      • Luutzen

        …media activists and outlets to expand their viewership…

        All media activists claim WWIII will happen for the past 10 years, so keep quiet a little.

  • northerntruthseeker .

    Attention my American friends and colleagues… Your criminal government has ILLEGALLY sent your troops and friends to Syria and they are absolutely there AGAINST every concept of international law..Therefore, those illegal soldiers are absolutely 100% fair game for any attacks by the Syrian government forces as they are operating in Syria against every concept of law!

    • Joe Dirt

      I fully support my criminal government! :D USA! USA! USA! USA!

  • JEinCA

    I don’t believe these reports of US casualties. If it was true CNN and Fox News would be all over it and there would be intense neocon demands that Trump attack the SAA and the Russians in reprisal. Now if this was in the North of Syria and the US took casualties (as they already have) from pro-Turkish militants (or the Turks themselves) I could believe it because NATO is trying to keep up this facade of a united front.

    • The Farney Fontenoy

      The fact that they are not reporting it makes it more likely to be true, it would be very awkward for the US to admit the Syrians who ‘welcomed’ US soldiers have now turned on them!

  • Ivan Freely

    Speaking of the lack of photographic evidence of the attacks, were there any such evidence for the attacks on Russian PMCs?

    • Icarus Tanović

      That’s right.

  • Christianwestisbest Pickup

    Ha ha ha ha 4. If only that were true that the jews had klled more mulims than mulims have !! Ha ha ha . You stupid brain washed man ! no wonder Deash thrive in your sick sick culture !! Let me know when you have killed the last of each other !! As you say its Gods Will so you lot deserve of sick morons what he is giving you on both sides . It seems that the jewsish god is stronger and on their side does it not and your god lets them do what they want to you all so respect his will …he wants you extremist and fanatics like you lot to kill each other . As you lot wont listen to any reason but blind hatred forothers
    for problems you have caused yourselves then I say let His will be done until you lot are all dead . Allah Akhbah !! Only the true and peaceful followers of the Phrophet Mohammad (PBUH) will survive and be at peace with jews and christians as he was !!

    • NeoLeo

      “mulims”, “mulims”…. are you drugged or just retarded?

      • Icarus Tanović

        He’s drugged retard.

  • Freespirit

    My IRISH Brothers an Sisters are TOASTING our Syrian Brethren, for doing the right thing,finallly:

    GUERRILLA WARFARE by Syrians, against U.S. Troops: http://www.pravdareport.com/world/asia/syria/04-04-2018/140605-syrian_guerrillas-0/?from=email_subscribe
    NOW if only Palestinians can wake up and start the same against those Ashkenazi
    FAKE Jews in Occupied Palestine, which
    those Zionists call “Israel” !

    I “wonder” why no one else is talking about it :-)

    FEAR of those Big,Bad Ashkenazi, who are only good at murdering the UNARMED???

    • Jim Prendergast

      Slainte!

      • Freespirit

        táim fíorbhuíoch díot.

  • Icarus Tanović

    DIE YOU AMERICAN PIG SHIT!

  • Douglas Jack

    INTELLECTUAL-COWARDICE is tragically the average western US, Canada, NATO, Israel character base-line. What is unwritten here is that western politicians, commanders & soldiers are more ego & status afraid of being defeated in debate than to needlessly & deceptively sending their brothers & sisters into Syrian & other death traps in which western soldiers murder innocents for greater Israel’s Oded-Yinon-Plan, New-World-Order & Project-for-a-New-American-Century.
    IGNORANT AGGRESSION BASED IN DELIBERATE MISINFORMATION. Whenever there’s conflict both at home & worldwide, we’ve two main choices to: 1) believe the finance-media-religion-education-military-industrial-legislative-complex, demonize the other, armour ourselves against our perceived enemies, launch pre-emptive war & create hell, 2) engage the other in formal equal-time recorded & published dialogues. Mohandas Gandhi developed ‘Satyagraha’ (Hindi ‘truth-search’) based upon simultaneous inquiry with both parties in dispute or re-search asking “What are your best intentions & how can we help you fulfill these?”. Gandhi, “I can imagine a fully armed man to be at heart a coward. Possession of arms implies an element of fear, if not cowardice. But true non-violence is an impossibility without the possession of unadulterated fearlessness.” We need transparency in all levels of human interaction including military, government, education, business listening to both sides. BOTH-SIDES-NOW Dialectic Rights We need to openly engage our own & other societies in dialectic solutions at home, school, media, business for all stakeholders. As Socrates proposed, dialectics (both-sided inquiry) should be the foundation of social & economic literacy. The west plays ‘Right-to-Protect’ game for 100s of colonial years keeping citizens in the dark staging many 100s of False Flag events, colonial invasions & genocide. NO-WAR until we hear Both-Sides present in Equal-Time, Recorded & Published Debate. Most issues & events in our colonially manipulated & consumptive world are not as they appear. https://sites.google.com/site/indigenecommunity/structure/both-sides-now-equal-time-recorded-dialogues