Syrian War Report – March 17, 2017: ISIS Defenses Collapsing Across Syria

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Voiceover by Harold Hoover

In the province of Aleppo, the Syrian army’s Tiger Forces liberated the villages of Tal Ahmar, Asimiyah, Qarin, Hazazah, Tal Ayyub, Um Zulaylah and Rasm al-Harmel. Government troops also attacked ISIS units at Ahmadiyah and Zubaydah.

Government forces took control of the Al-Mazar Mountaion, the nearby military depots, the Palmyra gas field. Government troops destroyed an ISIS vehicle at the al-Talila crossroad and some 4 ISIS members at the town of Arak.

Over 150 Russian sappers arrived the Syrian city of Palmyra to take part in a mine clearance effort, the Russian Defense Ministry announced. The sappers will use cutting-edge equipment and protective gear, Ruslan Alakhverdiyev, Deputy Chief of the Russian Armed Forces’ Engineering Troops said at the Russia-24 TV channel.

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) mostly consisting of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) captured the Hamad Assaf and al-Kulayb villages, the al-Kulayb Grain Silos and entered entered Judayat Khabur east of the ISIS-held city of Raqqah.

The Free Syrian Army’s Martyr Ahmad al-Abdo Forces have launched an offensive against the ISIS terrorist group in the eastern part of the Qalamoun Mountains in the Rif Dimashq province. Pro-militant sources claim that the Martyr Ahmad al-Abdo Forces seized multiple sites from ISIS. Clashes are ongoing.

Iraqi forces secured the Badush area west of Mosul after a series of clashes with ISIS terrorists in the area and recaptured a large chunk of Mosul’s Old City and three of five Mosul bridges. Up to 20 ISIS members were killed in the recent clashes in the area. According to the Iraqi military, Iraqi forces have achieved control over 60 percent of western Mosul since operations to recapture that area launched in February.

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  • Expo Marker

    Looks like everyone is fighting ISIS, even the “moderate opposition”.

    • Thegr8rambino

      their days are numbered

  • Tommy Jensen

    While Putin and Assad had meetings to agree on where they can slaughter more Syrian civilians, the heroic coalition of US/Israel/Saudi have been fighting the terrorists.
    Saudi is the guarantor for human rights and US/Israel are fighting for peace in Syria and for freedom.
    US have been bombing Iraq in 26 years for peace and to protect our Western freedom values.

  • andrei platonov

    The anglo zionist empire created ISIS, used ISIS and now it is time to put them back in the box.
    Nobody told them that the box was a coffin.

    • Jens Holm

      As long as men and woman are treated as 2 races, I dont give much for Your comming out from behind.

      Here all gain respect by the way they are and not about flipping coin by gender. Some will say jews invented Islam to keep You down Yourself.

      So whats trust ? Give the woman all Your weapons and let them shoot anyone they wish.

      So why are we not comming to muslim countries settling there in millions as refugees and without jobs.