Syrian War Report – August 6, 2018: Syrian Army Preparing For Operation In Northern Latakia

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Overnight on August 5, Aziz Asbar, the head of the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC), died after an IED had hit his car in the village of Masyaf in the western countryside of Hama. Asbar’s driver was also killed in the attack.

The SSRC is a Syrian government research agency, which is according to the US-Israeli-led bloc is actively involved in the development of missile and even chemical weapons.

The Damascus government has been strictly rejecting accusations of stocking, developing or using chemical weapons since it employed its agreement with the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

Initially, pro-government sources speculated that Israeli special services may have been behind the attack because, according to some sources, Asbar was involved in the missile program linked to activities of Hezbollah and Iran in the region.

Later, the radical rebel faction Saraya Abu Amara claimed responsibility for the attack. However, the Israeli trace cannot be excluded because Tel Aviv has repeatedly shown its ability to cooperate with various radical groups to achieve own political and military goals. An example of this is the situation in southern Syria where Israel had been tolerating presence of ISIS and other radicals for a long time until the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) defeated the terrorists.

A source in the SAA revealed to SouthFront that the Syrian military has redeployed several units armed with heavy military equipment and artillery from the southern provinces of the country to northern Latakia.

Considering information from other pro-government sources, this move could be a part of the ongoing preparations for a military operation against Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and its allies in the area.

The SAA has continued its efforts aimed at combating ISIS cells in eastern al-Suwayda. In regards to this situation, General Commander of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), Siban Hamo, claimed that his group is ready to send forces to assist the SAA effort in the area. While this statement is another sign of a possible improvement of the relations between the YPG and Damascus, this scenario remains unlikely.

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  • russ

    It’s funny, not ha ha, how Israel couldn’t find ISIS on the Syrian border or even in their own country until the SAA had about wiped them out and then Israel jumped right in and tried to show they have always been against Israel. The Israeli hypocrisy is appalling, but not near as much as my country. the US.

    • Carne João Pasta

      Why is America beholden to that phony state to begin with? I was comparing them to a special needs person, but it’s beyond that. I don’t have words to describe the atrocity which is this phony state and relationship of the USA with it. I understand the history of Zionist, Evangelism, Balfour declaration, etc. It’s just in this day and age how is this still going on in broad daylight??

      • Attrition47

        It isn’t but sometimes pretends that it is so it can blame the contractor. By grooming the zionist filth, the US gets its own Brownshirt thugs to massacre people while shouting “I’m a victim!”

      • northerntruthseeker .

        Hey… The US just gave another 38 BILLION dollars to those freaks in Isra-hell…. It shows who controls who….

        • Carne João Pasta

          What the hell are we obligated to them for?? Separation of church and state, yeah right! Just saw Obama is getting or nominated for another peace prize. Nevermind Syria, the drone program, etc. Etc.

          I envy Hezbollah, SAA, others for when the gloves finally come off and the get to face off with their nemesis. F*ck them. Israel doesn’t have a monopoly on violence. Love by the sword, die by the sword.

      • Rüdiger Preiss

        Don’t do them the favor!

      • Icarus Tanović

        Take it easy, God is almercy and almighty.
        They will face their doom, all those imperialistic countries.
        Behold.

    • Icarus Tanović

      Israel is apartheid state, that needs to change its politics, or their worst nightmare, War with Lebanon and Lebanese Army-Hezbolah.

      • russ

        They will never change, they are doing what they were created to do.

  • Jim Prendergast

    Peaceful re-integration of the Kurds in Syria is necessary.

    • gustavo

      This is impossible having USA-Israel supporting Kurds, and kurds loving $$$ and USA-Israel-NATO weapons. Kurds (USA-puppets) have only 2 options: a) Give up all USA-NATO weapons, get rid of all USA-NATO military basis, join to Syria army and Syria law, and allow Syria to take over all north-east Euphrates river (Syria land).

      • Icarus Tanović

        And running around in show offs as they do.

    • gustavo

      b) Kurds (USA-puppets) will face death and destruction when Syria-Russia (maybe China) will take over north-east Euphrates river (Syria land).

      • Free man

        1. The Kurds expressed their willingness to fight alongside the Syrian army against the jihadists in Idlib and al-Suwayda.
        2. There is an agreement between the Russians and the Americans regarding eastern Syria.
        3. The pkk was always against Israel. They accuse Israel of capturing and handing over their leader Öcalan to Turkey.
        So there is no reason for a war between the Syrian army and the Kurds.
        Peaceful integration is needed.

    • Rüdiger Preiss

      Peaceful “re-integration”??? what are you talking about?? There have never been as many Kurds in Syria as today!

    • Icarus Tanović

      Turks will push that idea.

  • Carol Davidek-Waller

    Mossad.

  • Icarus Tanović

    NAPALM them fuckers motherfuckers!

  • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

    SAA along with whoever else wants to help needs to attack idlib from latakia and from the other side, in somewhat of a pincer like maneuver, because those are from where the shithadists are planning to launch an offensive i heard