Syrian War Report – March 1, 2018: Syrian Army Overruns Militant Defenses In Eastern Ghouta

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Afrin, Eastern Ghouta and the militant-held part of the province of Idlib remain the two key hot points in Syria.

In Eastern Ghouta, government forces have fully liberated the town of Hawsh al-Dawahirah and the al- Shaffoniya roundabout and the Al-Bashoura Air Defense Base from Jaish al-Islam. Intense fighting was also reported  in the neighborhood of Harasta where army troops had advanced on positions of Ahrar al-Sham and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra).

Meanwhile, militants continue to sabotage daily humanitarian pauses, which had started in the region on February 27. The so-called opposition prevents evacuation of civilians from the combat zone because this poses a threat to their ability to appeal to the so-called international community blaming Syria, Iran and Russia for civilian casualties.

In the province of Idlib, chaos is growing among various militant groups. Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) has attacked positions of the so-called Syrian Liberation Front (SLF), a coalition of Ahrar al-Sham and Nour al-Din al-Zenki, near the Atme border crossing and captured Kafr Sulin, Aqrabat, Deir Hassan and Salwah. According to the HTS media wing, the group has captured some SLF members there. Clashes between HTS and the SLF were also reported in al-Dana.

Meanwhile, seven al-Qaeda-linked groups operating in Idlib announced a merger into a new force entitled Horas al-Din. The groups involved in effort are Jaysh al-Malahem, Jaysh al-Badiyah, Jaysh al-Sahel, Saraya al-Sahel, Saryat Kabul Jun al- Sharia and Jund al-Aqsa. The newly appeared moderate opposition group will reportedly be headed by Abu Humam al-Shami, a former general commander of HTS.

The violent competition for power in the shrinking militant-held area of Idlib continues.

In Afrin, the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) have captured the villages of Sinnarah and Anqalah from the Kurdish YPG. In turn, the YPG attacked Turkish forces near the villages of Raco and Jaro.

The TAF and the FSA are steadily gaining ground in Afrin using their advantage in military equipment and firepower.

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  • antoun

    good news!!

  • Promitheas Apollonious

    it is about time. We may not be there physically with you but our spirit and energy is with you. Be safe, leave none of this animals alive, show no mercy, or……… show them the same mercy, they have shown to the people who enslaved.

    • François

      Very well said brother

    • Joe

      Amen

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    • Samantha Green

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    • Langaniso Mhlobo

      This is truly in solidarity with those who stand up for mother land in very difficult times.Thank you man God bless.

  • evader2014

    Exterminate terrorists.

  • Redadmiral

    Excellent News from Ghouta. Hope SAA and allies can keep this onslaught rolling along without or with minimum casualties. See Yankee scum have managed to amalgamate terrorist death squads into a new moderate opposition force under former HTS leader. Another stalling tactic by the Yanks and their nato lapdogs to extract a losers price from the winners. War Criminal Scum

    • Shylo Duffy

      Can you imagine what would happen if the US had no way of paying the Satan minions? It’s been a fantasy of mine…

      • Sinbad2

        Your dream is about to come true.

  • Shylo Duffy

    My heart leaped for joy reading this…Each day we hear bad news it’s wonderful for a change to recieve this good news. I,just can’t understand the apathy of the Western world it’s as though no one gives a thought to the suffering of others.Whats happened to humanity? How many people claimed if they were born in the time of Hitler they would have done this or that. Yet here we are today with genocide happening to the right and left of us and all people do today is ignore the pain the suffering of others,we are living in a sick twisted demented world and as far as I’m concerned if we could stop the US I life would have been so beauitful but Satan’s minions are working to please him…And no one is looking out for us….Advice…Take you’re money or at least most 9f it out of the

  • Shylo Duffy

    A new name (horus) is a evil pagan thing…Of course they’d choose a name that represents who they follow..Evil is so blatant today no one including world leaders bother hiding it anymore.

  • Brad Isherwood

    No Amnesty for this F’ing get Trash! …….none!

    Crush them. …….make them suffer !

    What is best in life?

    .. To crush your enemies, to see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women!

    • velociraptor

      you are sick

      • Roddy Wehrmacht

        Snowflakes don’t win wars.

      • John Whitehot

        strange that i partly agree with you.

    • Promitheas Apollonious

      Somewhere along the line your wires got crossed up my friend. Though I agree 100% with this animals and disgrace, of the human race, not quarters to be given and no prisoners to be taken.

      But their enemies and enemies and in a real world where humans are in charge and rule, a good warrior has respect for his enemies and dos not pass the war to women and children, or old people, unless they have guns and shooting to kill you.

      What I said, does not apply for the mercenaries of UK/Usrael and patrons. Because if is a worst kind of subhumans than the mercenaries of global companies is the ones who pay their salaries and give them the orders. Then deserve an acid path, toes first and lowering them into, a centimeter an hour.

      • Brad Isherwood

        Ghouta and Idlib province are holdouts from the decades removed Muslim Brotherhood
        Rebellions against Damascus.
        This is Sunni Kook world vs Normal Society.

        They have not changed after so many decades,
        Assad Father had to end 20,000 of the nut cases in his day.
        US/Colonial Empire/Sykes Picot and Miserable House of Saud throw $$ Millions and weapons at these trash to topple Damascus.

        Solution….Crush them and make them suffer!

        • Promitheas Apollonious

          as I said i dont disagree in the case where nato mercenaries and global companies mercenaries are operating any where in the world. They are subhumans and they deserve not to be treated differently from they way they treated the population not only in syria but any where they been into and that includes also the special forces of the countries who operate with them.

          Understand what I write not how you translate it in your mind. We are not in disagreement. But also we dont behave like them in all situations we may find ahead of us. And it dont matter where you live, is WWar coming and we will all combatants or not experience it. unless we are the first casualties.

          • Brad Isherwood

            The problem is the Mindset inside Islam.
            Erdogan. ..he panders politically to the Muslim Brotherhood
            https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20170217-turkeys-erdogan-muslim-brotherhood-is-ideological-not-terrorist-organisation/
            Erdogan staged over 30,000 Takfiri insurgents who trained/armed up in Turkey to invade Syria.
            Erdogan worked with Saudi/UAE and Muslim Brotherhood in Syria to Overthrow Assad.
            As reffed,..this is many decades old grudge match and can’t be won by peace deals.
            Russia let the trash leave Aleppo,…a Russian general tore into Putin/Lavrov for letting them go and take guns even.
            The Takfiri from Aleppo burned a bus driver alive and slaughtered Shia being relocated from Idlib province.

            The Muslim Brotherhood are Rabid Animals ….
            Erdogan is pure Evil to support them.

          • John Whitehot

            “a Russian general tore into Putin/Lavrov for letting them go and take guns even”

            never heard about this.

          • Brad Isherwood

            https://southfront.org/former-head-of-russias-general-staff-criticizes-russian-syrian-command-staff-for-loss-of-palmyra/

            Excerpt:
            Yuri Baluyevsky, the former head of Russia’s General Staff has criticized Russian “humanitarian ceasefires” approach in Aleppo and the actions of Russian and Syrian military commanders in Palmyra, Interfax reported.

            “I understand it is necessary to ensure the safety of the population…” Baluyevsky said. “But when these pauses last three weeks, and these militants – who are up to their elbows in blood – can restore their strength and are allowed to keep their personal weapons – well, that I don’t understand.”

          • John Whitehot

            so it’s a former general.

      • tony ebanks

        That was god blessed statement create cruel punishments 4 cruel terrorists

  • Icarus Tanović

    Show no mercy to wahhabi monstrosities.