Syrian War Report – February 2, 2018: Militants’ Defense Collapsed In Eastern Idlib

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The Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) captured the town of Bulbul as well as the villages of Ali Kar, Za’ra and al-Ham from Kurdish YPG forces in the area of Afrin.

According to pro-Turkish sources, over 24 YPG members were killed in the recent clashes. Pro-Kurdish sources claim that 20 members of Turkey-led forces were killed.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also said that 800 so-called ‘terrorists’ had been killed since the start of Ankara’s Operation Olive Branch in the area on January 20.

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies liberated the villages of Wasitah, Tal Jina, Seihah Swamp Um Karamil, Tal Aqarib, Tal Jina, Atshana Gharbi, Um Karamil and Tal Husein from Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) in eastern Idlib and southern Aleppo.

Government forces are currently deployed within about 16 km from the strategic militant-held town of Saraqeb.

In northeastern Hama, the SAA liberated the village of Abu Khanadiq from ISIS.

In Eastern Ghouta, the SAA advanced on positions of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham and Faylaq al-Rahman in the Irbin district, but failed to achieve any notable progress.

Separately militants accused the SAA of using chemical weapons in the area. According to reports, at least 3 rockets with chlorine gas hit the city of Douma.

On February 1, several FSA groups operating in southern Syria announced that they had launched a military operation against the ISIS-affiliated Khalid ibn al-Walid Army in western Daraa. The operation is code-named “al-Fatihin Battle” and is supported by Israel.

Israeli forces reportedly conducted several military strikes on positions of the ISIS-affiliated group in the areas of Tell Jumu and Tasil. However, it’s unlikely that the FSA will be able to deliver a devastating blow to ISIS in the area even with the Israeli support.

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  • antoun

    goe SAA go saraquib!

  • Smith Ricky

    Fuk Isreahell

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  • @Inc2Get

    The SAA will not launch an operation to capture Saraqeb any time this week or the next. As Turkish forces have entered Idlib near the Syrian army under a agreement with Russia and Iran, the SAA will now focus on liberating the Northern Hama pocket and Perhaps also Southern Deir ezzor pocket. The Northern Hama offensive against ISIS has already been confirmed by military sources.

    • Attrition47

      Maskirovka

  • Hide Behind

    The so called chemical weaponrys warheads bear US markings; they are of a hollow type that one loads the explosives, and in this case chlorine, and then can be used in small mobile rocket launchers, artillery rounds, or missels.
    Manufactured in Balkans and Central Asian Stan nations then shopped to US supported ISIL, Al’Q. And all Kurdish allies, the shippers and .manufacturers inadvertently left USA markings upon them.
    One more tell tale NATO/US total warfare tactic is on economic front, as Britisn grabs Syrian Bank funds and brings suit against Syria for hundreds of millions against a loan by Consortium of Euro banks from before the Syrian uprisings.
    NEEDLESS TO SAY: Syria Sovereign has no defence against this US instituted garnishment by World wide New Order Confiscations, and is a Bankrupt nation that has no legal export edness to it.
    AND ALL its resources held by NEW World Order Industrial interestoutlets.
    Russia and Iran are carrying Syrian debt load, and no matter military outcome this economic warfare tactic will continue until Assad is dead, or dethroned completely, and a US/NATO/Israel paths government replaces him.
    When this happens watch IMF, WORLD BANK AND OTHER FINANCIAL FIRMS OFFER JUGE LOANS, so as to effectively bring all Syria into per.anent indebtedness.
    AND then a rush of foreign investers.

    • Joe

      Assad is truly the greatest survival of all time.

      The stupid new world order of terrorism had to make his life difficult.

      Really sickening