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Syrian War Report – June 29, 2017: Desert Hawks Brigade Deploys Large Reinforcements For Battle Against ISIS

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The Desert Hawks Brigade has deployed large reinforcements in order to support the expected Syrian army advance against ISIS in the Eastern Hama countryside.

A video showing a Desert Hawks Brigade military convoy appeared online showing two Shilka vehicles, 3 modified BMP-1 vehicles, 3 new BMP-2 vehicles, a T-72B1 battle tank, three T-90A battle tanks, and three Gvozdika self-propelled guns.  According to sources from the brigade, this convoy is just a part of the force that will participate in the operation.

Government forces are aiming to liberate the strategic ISIS town of Aqirbat as well as secure the road heading to the Palmyra.

The Syrian Army and its allies set up a fortified military base south of the Zaza triangle at the Al Tanf road.  The base includes fortifications, artillery pieces, and armored vehicles.  The Syrian army aims to strengthen its presence in the area in order to be ready for any possible advance by US-backed militant groups.

Government forces have captured some positions from ISIS 10 km east of the Arak gas field in the countryside of Palmyra.  The army also established control of nearly the entire road between the T2 and T3 pumping stations.

A battle is ongoing near the strategic Humaima village, located within 80 km from the ISIS-held town of al-Bukamal.  Humaima and the T2 pumping station are mid-term goals of the Syrian military.

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), backed up by the US-led coalition, have captured Hattin district and advanced on ISIS in the Nahda district of Raqqah city where an intense fight is ongoing.

Local sources report that the US-led coalition air force and military strikes by US Marines play a key role in the SDF strategy inside the city.  The SDF simply calls in military strikes on any ISIS strong point that it sees in the nearby area.  However, ISIS actively uses tunnels preventing SDF units from rapid advances.

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Virgil Cane

it will make for a great 4th of july over here in the usa if SAA can reach deir ezzor and relieve their comrades soon. those men are hero’s for holding that territory for so long despite being surrounded by an isis bee hive.

Wahid Algiers

You are so right. Have a nice 4th July this year on the correct side.

Wahid Algiers

Hawks, coming to knock ISIS out.


“The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), backed up by the US-led coalition, have captured Hattin district and advanced on ISIS in the Nahda district of Raqqah city where an intense fight is ongoing”…TRANSLATION…The UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL MERCENARIES(SDF) captured Hattin district and is going to join their I.S.I.S comrades to advance toward Damascus.

Keith Smith

The US cannot afford to keep this going as long as Russia can


Its good to know the Syrian Military is beefed up and ready to hit.

However the most important thing is not to do hit and run but to hold on to the gains which has not happened in Palmyra area, Aleppo area, etc.

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