Syrian War Report – July 26, 2018: Syrian Army Repels Large-Scale ISIS Attack In Al-Suwayda

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On July 25, ISIS carried out a large-scale attack on positions of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the local National Defense Forces (NDF) in the province of al-Suwayda. ISIS employed at least six suicide bombers in the city of al-Suwayda and temporarily captured the villages of Shbeiki, Shureihi, Rami and Duma. The SAA and the NDF killed two suicide bombers, captured one and retook the villages after a few hours of clashes. In these clashes, at least 15 ISIS members were killed.

However, the ISIS attack resulted in multiple civilian casualties. According to local sources, up to 150 civilians were killed and an unknown number was injured.

The ISIS attack in al-Suwayda shows that a large-scale operation against ISIS cells still operating in desert areas in central Syria is something urgently needed to keep security in the formally liberated areas.

On July 25, the remaining members of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) in the province of Quneitra started handing over their weapons to the SAA. So far, they have surrendered a BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicle, an AMB-S armored ambulance, a modified Grad multiple rocket launcher, a D-30 122-mm towed howitzer and a RG-31 Nyala mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle.

As soon as militants hand over their heavy and medium weapons, they will get a chance to withdraw towards the militant-held part of Idlib and Aleppo provinces or to settle their legal status with the Damasucs government. Thus, the entire area which used to be controlled by the FSA and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham in southern Syria will be liberated by the SAA.

At the same time, the SAA regained the villages of Sayda al-Golan, Khan Sayda, al-Luwbayd, al-Muqaziz and a housing complex near the town of Jillen from ISIS, east of the Golan Heights. The advance was supported by multiple airstrikes by Russian and Syrian warplanes.

The ISIS-linked news agency Amaq claimed that an ISIS suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (SVBIED) targeted a position of the SAA around Jillen killing and injuring dozens of pro-government fighters. However, no photos or videos were released to confirm the claimed number of casualties.

On the same day, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) carried out another round of strikes in southern Syria after two rockets launched during clashes between ISIS and the SAA fell somewhere in the occupied Golan Heights.

An IDF aircraft destroyed a rocket launcher and the IDF artillery struck the area where it was deployed. According to some reports, the rocket launcher was belonging to ISIS. This was one of the very rare examples when Israel struck ISIS targets east of the Golan Heights.

Meanwhile, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) advanced 35km deep inside the valley of Rauda in the eastern Deir Ezzor countryside. According to pro-Kurdish sources, the SDF operation against ISIS cells in the area is coordinated with the Iraqi military.

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  • doodaa

    The battle for Syria is lost for the “rebels”. Why do these stupids keep it up? These guys must be really dumb and well paid. I hope they get their “virgins in Heaven”. NOT. Useful idiots will have a little paper money. I hope their God finds it useful.

    • Feudalism Victory

      Im guessing because they still think they can win eventually.

      • Jens Holm

        More like they have nowhere to go – I think.

    • EnabledVet

      Because their master’s aren’t done with them. Assad’s biggest mistake isn’t wiping them off the planet while he has the chance. Of course, if he did, the Western media would have a field day and it would create a pretext for intervention…..

    • Hijackers Surprised To Find Selves In Hell

      9-26-01

      JAHANNEM, OUTER DARKNESS—The hijackers who carried out the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon expressed confusion and surprise Monday to find themselves in the lowest plane of Na’ar, Islam’s Hell.

      “I was promised I would spend eternity in Paradise, being fed honeyed cakes by 67 virgins in a tree-lined garden, if only I would fly the airplane into one of the Twin Towers,” said Mohammed Atta, one of the hijackers of American Airlines Flight 11, between attempts to vomit up the wasps, hornets, and live coals infesting his stomach. “But instead, I am fed the boiling feces of traitors by malicious, laughing Ifrit. Is this to be my reward for destroying the enemies of my faith?”

      The rest of Atta’s words turned to raw-throated shrieks, as a tusked, asp-tongued demon burst his eyeballs and drank the fluid that ran down his face.

      https://www.theonion.com/hijackers-surprised-to-find-selves-in-hell-1819566162

      • doodaa

        Dude…You are fuckin’ sick. Go get some help. The Onion is a waste of good time and half of intelligence entertainment. Seriously…call someone for mental help. Fuckers like you are dangerous.

    • Selbstdenker

      How long stay the virgins in heaven virgin? I always wonder what makes virgins so attractive to these guys. Experienced is always more fun! ;-)

      • GrimeTime024

        Dude I’ve argued this ever since I heard that virgin shit. It just seems to come from an immature mindset to think that a virgin is going to be better than a sexually mature woman. Impure? Hell yeah, that’s why they’re so fun. 72 virgins? Thats a recipe for a pitch black, missionary, bloody affair with a terrified chick. Give me 10 sexy women who have a healthy dose of freak any day and I guarantee my heavens way more fun.

  • EL ZORRO

    “An IDF aircraft destroyed a rocket launcher and the IDF artillery struck the area where it was deployed. According to some reports, the rocket launcher was belonging to ISIS. This was one of the very rare examples when Israel struck ISIS targets east of the Golan Heights”…TRANSLATION…The IDF send apologies to their INTERNATIONAL MERCENARY TERRORIST for the attack by mistake to their rocket launcher unit supplied by the IDF to them, ti was a mistake, they(IDF) thought it was a SYRIAN ROCKET LAUNCHER UNIT, it will never happen again.