Syrian War Report – June 30, 2017: Government Advance Against ISIS

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Syrian government forces, backed up by the Russian Aerospace Forces, have fully secured the important village of Humaima following about a week of clashes with ISIS terrorists in the border area with Iraq. The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies continued advancing in the direction of the T2 pumping station in southern Deir Ezzor.

Meanwhile, some pro-government media spread rumors that US-led coalition troops may leave their garrisons in At Tanf and al-Zquf. However, this seems unlikely in the nearest future because the garrisons in the area allow the coalition to control a chunk of the Syrian borders with Jordan and Iraq.

The SAA Tiger Forces, Liwa al-Quds and the National Defense Forces made gains against ISIS east of the Ithriyah-Khanasir road. Government troops have liberated the villages of Al-Shreima, Jadidah and Rasm Askar as well as several strategic hills east of Khansir.

Separately, the Tiger Forces have retaken Bir Abu Al’Allaj and entered the Habbari field area where clashes are now ongoing. ISIS has conducted an attack against the SAA east of Resafa but failed to break the SAA defense.

In eastern Damascus, the SAA advanced in the Ayn Tarma area and took few buildings near Al-Sanabel gas station. The SAA also reached the Ayn Tarma Roundabout and imposed a fire control over it.

Faylaq al-Rahman claimed that it managed to destroy a bulldozer of the SAA with an ATGM in Ayn Tarma. It also claimed to destroy a SAA tank in Jobar district.

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have captured the villages of Kasrat Affan and Mustajd Naqib in the southern Raqqah countryside.

An ISIS VBIED targeted a gathering of SDF troops in Al-Mashlabi district. Another VBIED targeted the SDF in Al-Sabahia village west of Raqqa. No confirmed reports about casualties in the SDF ranks are available online.
Summing up the recent events, ISIS is collapsing on multiple frontlines in Syria under the pressure of the SAA and the SDF. At the same time, the so-called moderate opposition backed up by the US and its regional allies are focused on attempts to make some progress against government forces in southern Syria.

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  • MeThinks

    east of RisaFa…Who does that
    I understand the Got to stop Iran hysteria what I dont understamd is that, if th Yellow is as claimed

  • Jesus

    The main impetus of SAA appears to be the south easterly advance and takeover of T2 and the securement of the border with Iraq. On the Palmyra – Deir Ezzor axis the approach to Sukhana is inevitable after the Arak gas fields are cleaned up.
    On the Resafa – Ithryiah axis things are going a little slower in closing the pocket and cleaning up the ISIS stragglers still present in the area.

    FSA and the Americans are pounding sand in the desert being boxed in, with FSA unable to make any meaningful impact on the battlefield.

  • Valery Grigoryev

    6 hours ago: Syrian Arab Army troops met on Raqqa/Ithriya-Road and created a ISIS pocket

    Map: http://syriancivilwarmap.com

  • EL ZORRO

    “At the same time, the so-called moderate opposition backed up by the US and its regional allies are focused on attempts to make some progress against government forces in southern Syria”…TRANSLATION…At the same time the INTERNATIONAL MERCENARY TERRORISTS backed up by the UNITED SNAKES COALITION, is preparing to attack Syrian government forces in Southern Syria with the support of the UNITED SNAKES COALITION AIR FORCE.

  • Nigel Maund

    The big isue for now will be the neutralisation of the US backed forces backed by US / NATO air power and the restriction of their advances. No doubt the Russians and Syrians have modelled this issue and have appropriate counter measures planned without the need to shoot down USAF fighter bombers. However, one cannot rule this out with say a Pantsir missile(s) fired in self defence, as mooted in the article by the Saker. The US objectives are obvious and in complete contravention of International Law; which, by the way, they never respect. In this respect, the US behaves exactly like Nazi Germany pre WW2 in Poland and Czechoslovakia (1938). The US “Deep State” of course has no qualms about breaking the law as they are all major criminals both at home and abroad.

  • tigbear

    I want to see a headline: “Syria advances against USA and SDF”. This is more important than advancing against ISIS.

    • markusaa

      People that support Syria also support ISIS, same kind of peopel

    • gustavo

      Remember that USA-NATO-Israel created ISIS-Daesh and SDF. So, it has not meaning what your are talking about. ISIS-Daesh are the hard strong terrorist groups that must be eliminated.