Syrian War Report – May 26, 2017: Syrian Army Liberated 5,000km2 From ISIS

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On Thursday, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies announced start of the Operation “Grand Dawn” in eastern Syria. The aim of the operation is to expel militants from the eastern desert and to set a foothold for a push to Deir Ezzor. The declaration followed a major success of government forces in southeastern Homs where they had liberated about 5,000 km2 and got a full control over the Damascus-Palmyra highway.

ISIS deployed a force for a counter-attack but its formidable military convoy was fully destroyed by the Russian Aerospace Forces and the Syrian Air Force en route to the Zaza triangle area. Thus, the terrorist group defense lines just collapsed.
The government advance south of the Homs-Palmyra highway also allowed government forces to isolate Jaish al-Islam militants in eastern Qalamoun and to prevent their attempt to unite efforts with US-backed militant groups operating near the Syrian-Jordanian border.

A new photo appeared online showing a Russian-made self-propelled 2S19 Msta-S self-propelled howitzer with the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in Syria. The modern howitzer was supplied to the Syrian government by the Russian military.

The photo shows the howitzer deployed is a desert area, most likely somewhere in the countryside of Palmyra or north of Suweida. The presence of these weapon systems is another argument contributing to a success of pro-government forces in the area.

In the province of Aleppo, the SAA Tiger Forces and their allies further outflanked the strategic ISIS-held town of Maskanah liberating the villages of Fariyah, Khirbat Ghudraf, Jubab Masudiyah, Shumriya, Batushiya, and Salemiyah.

Meanwhile, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) continued steadily isolating the city of Raqqah from the western direction.

Summing up the recent developments, the Syrian-Iranian-Russian alliance have taken the initiative in its hands and now is aiming to achieve own strategic goals in eastern Syria, while the US-led coalition attempts to make some gains along the Jordanian and Iraqi borders and prepares for a storm of Raqqah.

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  • Leo Jansen

    Very good Job!

  • Hrky75

    Nice to see that SAA steam roller keeps on rolling. There are some info on NSA attacking SAA forces east of Suweida as a part of “Desert Volcano” offensive. Any news about that?

    • Solomon Krupacek

      nice to see. and every day i open SF with question: stupid lavrov came or not, with new ceasefire agreement?

      • Hrky75

        Diplomats are paid to suggest stupid agreements and buy time. Airforce is paid to bomb enemy that’s stupid enough to line up on the open road. And infantry is paid to die and take territory. I say all of them earned their pay this week.

        • John Whitehot

          some people instead is paid to write bullshit.

          • PZIVJ

            I,m at work right now and getting well paid.
            Oh crap! Here comes the boss!!
            Have to sign off now. :)

          • Hrky75

            Your English teacher was way overpaid…

  • Attrition47

    I like the restraint in the commentary about the US head-chopping, heart-eating rapers and the US attempts to sabotage the recapture of eastern Syria by the Syrians.

  • Stephen

    Well done RUSSIA. You are doing great job.

    • Mustafa Mehmet

      Don’t forget .. fever won’t come free

  • Cheryl Brandon

    SAA/SAF/Russia and Hezbollah and pro Syria Iraqi forces are helping to liberate Syria from a proxy wra foisted upon Syria; Think aboutit? If Assad had dropped 12,192 bombs on USA and kill 200,000 USA soldiers, Do you think USA would be happy? So, why it is always one law for the USA; USA is carrying out a fake war on terror; Syria/Iran and Hezbollah and Pro Syrian Iraqi forces are the ones doing a better job. If you can see photos where, USA troops working alongisde AL Qaeda, to MURDER Syrians and Iraqis. They are with the terrorists;$1 billion worth of arms went missing???? This ia US MIlitary siphoning scam to carry on arming the terrorists, without seeming like they are doing so???? It a game they are playing with their citizens?

    • Brad Isherwood

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