Syrian War Report – July 24, 2017: Syrian Army Made Large Gains In Raqqah Province

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The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) Tiger Forces and tribal forces, backed up by the Russian Aerospace Forces, have liberated Al-Dakhilah, Bir Al-Sabkhawi, and Al-Sabkhawi from ISIS terrorists in the southern countryside of Raqqah and, according to pro-government sources, reached the Euphrates River and cut off the Al-Bukamal-Aleppo highway.

Thus, the army and its allies repeated the al-Bab-style operation when they built a buffer zone in order to stop a possible Turkish advance into central Syria. Control over the Al-Bukamal-Aleppo highway prevents a possible US-led operation in the direction of Deir Ezzor from the area of Raqqah.

The SAA, Hezbollah and the Lebanese Army, backed up by the Syrian Air Force, have launched a large coordinated operation against Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) and ISIS members in the area of Jaroud Arsal at the Syrian-Lebanese border. The SAA and Hezbollah have liberated Jorud Flitah and the nearby points in the Syrian territory. At the same time, Hezbollah supported by the Lebanese Army has liberated over 70% of the Lebanese part of Jaroud Arsal. The militant defense in the area is rapidly collapsing.

On Sunday, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) got a full control over the city of Idlib after capturing the remaining HQs and checkpoints of Ahrar al-Sham in the area. The HTS faced little resistance and Ahrar al-Sham members withdrew from the city after a series of firefights. Meanwhile, a VBIED attack killed 13 HTS members and injured dozens at the Al-Zira’a roundabout in Idlib. It’s not yet known whether ISIS or Ahrar al-Sham was behind the attack. ISIS may seek to fuel tensions among Idlib militants in order to expand own influence in the province.

Since the start of the ongoing intra-militant clashes, HTS has the entire Syrian-Turkish border line in the Idlib province and the city of Idlib. At least 19 armed groups have defected from Ahrar al-Sham and 15 of them have joined HTS. The al-Qaeda linked group has always been a de-facto leader of the so-called Idlib opposition. However, now it’s closer than ever to a full military and political dominance in the province.

On Sunday, another truce was implemented in the Eastern Ghouta region near Damascus. The truce had been negotiated between the government and local militants in the Egyptian capital of Cairo and was backed up by Russia. Clashes continued only in areas of Ayn Tarma and Jobar mostly controlled by HTS and allied units.

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  • Kids in Africa

    Lets get revenge over Deir Ezzor and split ISIS into two pockets.

    • Thegr8rambino

      yes lets :)))

  • Jonathan Cohen

    They didn’t cut off YPG as they said, since YPG can still relieve Dier Ezzor from East of the river, where they are closest anyway, and take oil fields in the process, bringing abortion rights to the oil workers.

    • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

      Stop with the abortion thing it is so Jewish and has lead to decreased birth even among Jews which are dying off due to old age and disease at this rate they will be no longer. This Jewish-communist ideology is the true decline in the west populations, but as long as Jews follow with their current birthrates Israel will be 30% Jewish in 20 years.

      • Kell

        Seems like jews are eating their own genocidal medicine,. the need open borders to revitalise them with hybrid vigour.
        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/54f3cf15160f38769d8cc0b648cdedf8305602859cc5ad247833f0dc366111d3.jpg

      • Thegr8rambino

        lol i have seen him saying the same abortion thing in literally all of his comments for the past 5 months i have been on here

      • More

        Terra Cotta Woolpuller
        Jonathan Cohen claims to be a Scot but his DNA is still Khazarim with high levels of late lingering Neanderthal DNA admixture.

        Thus like a person of typical Khazar with lingering Neanderthal heritage, he reveals in the killing of humanity.

      • Jonathan Cohen

        Not if they help other religions achieve similar birth rates!

        • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

          Jews converted to Christianity and Islam long ago you can also .

          • Jonathan Cohen

            I have always been atheist

          • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

            Jews created Atheism so you do practice a Jewish religion.

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      Jonathan Cohen
      “…bringing abortion rights to the oil workers….”

      You may have acquired Scots nationality but your DNA is still Khazarim with high livels of late lingering Neanderthal DNA admixture.

      Thus your Khazar – Neanderthal heritage reveals in the killing of humanity.

  • More

    Very good video with the map of Raqqa area.

    However Al Taqba and Raqqa city remain out of bounds to the Syria Military.

    • Thegr8rambino

      i just wish they were able to retake tabqa airbase

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        Thegr8rambino
        You and the others always argue against the Putin – Russia’s treacherous conduct in Syria.

        Putin has given away Raqqa and Al Taqba to the Israel – US “Terror Axis” for below reasons:

        1. To break the:Iran – Iraq – Syria Land Bridge

        2. To prevent the Iran – Iraq – Syria – Cyprus – EU Oil and Gas Pipeline

        3. To disrupt the route of the proposed New Silk Road through Syria

        • Thegr8rambino

          He has not “given it away” when was it ever his to begin with? It was first and foremost Assad’s until Kurds and co. Took them. If Putin was against all of that as you said why is he helping Syria get rid of daesh?

          • More

            Thegr8rambino
            Reply when Putin – Russia gives air and ground support to retake Raqqa and Al Taqba.

            “…why is he helping Syria get rid of daesh?…”

            Syria has to buy military equipment from Russia paid for in hard US$s by Iran, that is why.

          • Ronald

            More is just off his meds today , he’s ranting .

          • Thegr8rambino

            hhahaha possible!

      • Ronald

        No worry , US troops have refused to enter it , as it is within range of SAA fire .

        • Thegr8rambino

          :)))

  • Xanatos

    With HTS defeating ahrar, the qataris and turks are walking away from idlib.the question is, are they coming back? Or are they going to look away when SAA moves into idlib?

    • Thegr8rambino

      hopefully SAA can just retake all of it soon, maybe after DeZ is secured

  • Thegr8rambino

    very good:)))

  • More

    The self appointed Internet Military Generals with self awarded Bravery Medals always argue against Putin – Russia’s treacherous conduct in Syria.

    Putin – Russia has given away Raqqa and Al Taqba to the Israel – US “Terror Axis” for below reasons:

    1. To break the:Iran – Iraq – Syria Land Bridge

    2. To prevent the Iran – Iraq – Syria – Cyprus – EU Oil and Gas Pipeline

    3. To disrupt the route of the proposed New Silk Road through Syria

  • I think the one who killed HTS members were SAA fighters. Aleppo is just beside Idlib so I think SAA took advantage of the fight between HTS and AS since HTS were only focusing on AS.
    Btw why is Deir Ezzor given just importance or priority?
    Why does SDF and SAA want control over Deir Ezzor?
    What reward is hiding in Deir Ezzor?

    (Btw I am kinda new to this whole Syrian war thing so I apologize if I said something wrong.
    I would appreciate if someone would answer my question)

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      swirlydragon
      “…Why does SDF and SAA want control over Deir Ezzor?…”
      “…What reward is hiding in Deir Ezzor?…”

      The US allows the Syrian Military presence in Deir Ez Zor for Intelligence Gathering, Monitoring purposes, traffic has to pass through there to refuel, resupply, rest, etc.

    • heydad

      It is the oil rich part of the country. And a direct connecting area between Syria Iraq and iran. They want he region for geopolitical and economic reasons.

    • PZIVJ

      Deir Ezzor is on the Euphrates river right in the middle of what was the ISUS river “caliphate”.
      Has been surrounded and endlessly attacked by DAESH dirt bags for over 2 years now. It is held by about 5500 brave SAA defenders who also need to protect 100.000 civilians in the city.
      A tremendous effort has been done to keep this pocket supplied and fed by air over the last 2 years, there is no option of retreat or surrender for the garrison. Truly this is the epic struggle in this Syrian conflict.

      ON TO DEIR EZZOR !!!
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fd9199ccb3d84152fc1466e80d2e450b602af628842894aa6f2c8ac3f6adaed3.png

    • Thegr8rambino

      there is alot of oil and goodies at DeZ and SAA forces there have been on their own kinda for like 3 years now, but TF are getting closer and closer everyday and soon we will have COMPLETE VICTORY :)))))