Syrian War Report – July 12, 2018: Syrian Army Retakes More Villages In Southern Syria

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The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies regained the areas of Tafas, Yadudah and Tal Ashary in the northwestern countryside of Daraa after militants there had surrendered. Units of the Russian Military Police were deployed in Tafas.

Separately, government forces seized French-made APILAS anti-tank weapons from local members of the Free Syrian Army. According to Syrian pro-government activists, these weapons were supplied to militants through Jordan.

The SAA also repelled an ISIS attack in the key hills of Brakat and Alia in eastern al-Suwayda killing several members of ISIS. According to pro-militant sources, there were also casualties among SAA troops.

On July 10 and 11, the Syrian Air Force carried out a series of strikes on positions of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and its allies in  al-Rami, Mozra, al-Najeya, Kinda, Urum al-Jawz, Frikeh, Muhambal and Bsanqul in the province of Idlib.

These strikes were a response to a recent successful attack by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham on SAA positions in northern Latakia in which at least 25 SAA soldiers and officers were killed.

The US-led coalition has supplied the Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) with 200 more trucks with weapons, Turkey’s TRT TV reported on July 10 quoting a source in the SDF. According to TRT, the new supplies are aimed at supporting the SDF’s operation against ISIS cells in the southern part of Hasakah province.

Despite claims of Turkish leadership that Washington agreed on Ankara’s request to halt military supplies to the SDF, the US continued providing the group with weapons and munition. These supplies continue to fuel tensions between Washington and Ankara.

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  • antoun

    excellent rapport and erdogan cry because the lies yankees! mdr!!

    • Icarus Tanović

      I’m glad because guy (Erdogan) have nuts to say “No” to America…😁
      I just want to know what’s the plan D for USA… 😁

      • William Carrington

        It has to be Plan “F”,if you pardon my french .

        • Icarus Tanović

          No problem, my Spanish isn’t as good… 😁

  • paul ( original )

    How do the supplies to the SDF travel to Syria? The only routes I can see are from Iraq or Turkey. So who is allowing transit of these shipments?

    • Barba_Papa

      I think the original article said from Iraq.

      • paul ( original )

        Interesting. So the Iraqis could stop it if they wanted to. Well I say this but I don’t think they have much in the way of independent action. More to the point do they even have the desire. I am not certain if Turkey and Iraq are co-operating very much.

        • gustavo

          Turkey and Jordan are the main routes for weapons.

          • Icarus Tanović

            Not Turkey anymore.

        • Barba_Papa

          Again, if memory serves me right, the Iraqi government prefers not to be beholden to either the US only, or Iran only. So they try to play both sides, letting the Americans do some things, letting the Iranians do some things. So the Iranians get to use Iraq to funnel their stuff to Syria and Hezbollah, and the Americans to funnel their stuff to the SDF.

          • paul ( original )

            Yes I think you are correct. May be you would agree with me that these political situations are shifty,

        • William Carrington

          At least they drink coffee.

    • Fred Parker

      or Jordan and Lebanon.

  • psychodrill

    Which pronunciation is closer, La-talk-iya or Lata-key-ya? The former is used in the video and I’ve heard the later more often in the past for the Latakia governate.

    • Attrition47

      Being English I say what I please. La-takia

      • William Carrington

        Well said , but l am sure a Cockney would say luh-tak-‘ere😁😀

        • Attrition47

          Even a cock-er-nee has the right of free speech. ;O)

  • Icarus Tanović

    Okay, enough said. Latakia is coming next.

  • Attrition47

    Perhaps the Syrians could give the French their missiles back by dropping them on the Elysee Palace?

    • William Carrington

      Or the Arc de Failure ?