Syrian War Report – November 23, 2017: Syrian Army Liberates Dozen Villages In Euphrates Valley

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Syrian government forces have liberated a large area from ISIS on the western bank of the Euphrates. The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) Tiger Forces have captured the villages of Ajrama, al-Safsafah, Ksu Umm Saba, al-Jahlah, al-Dwair, Wadi Abu Jasim, Surat al-Kshma, Subaykhan, Gharbiyah, Suwaydan Shamiyah, Dabyan, Musallakhah and the nearby points, according to pro-government sources.

Now, the Tiger Forces are developing momentum in order to link up with their counterparts advancing from the direction of al-Bukamal.

The ISIS-linked news agency Amaq claimed that at least 7 SAA soldiers, a battle tank and a bulldozer were destroyed during ISIS counter-attacks in the area. However, the terrorist group was not able to stop the SAA advance.

In southwestern Aleppo, an intense fighting was reported between the SAA and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) in the villages of Rajm Sawan, Hajara and al-Rashadiyah. Pro-government sources speculated that this was a start of the widely expected the SAA operation to establish control over the Abu al-Duhur Airbase. No official confirmation of these claims are available yet. It’s unlikely that the SAA and its allies launch any significant military operation in southwestern Aleppo before the full liberation of the western bank of the Euphrates from ISIS.

In northern Hama, ISIS cells expanded their control in the so-called opposition-held area and captured the villages of al-Judaydah, Madabah, Abu Khanadiq and the nearby points.

The Syrian Military Intelligence has seized a large shipment of weapons en route to the militant-held part of the Eastern Ghouta region, near Damascus. The shipment included 15 Soviet Malyutka and its Iranian copy, Raad, anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs) as well as 3 Soviet-made Konkurs ATGMs, 2 Russian-made Metis-M ATGMs and a French-made MILAN ATGM. 3 disassembled Soviet-made R-60 air-to-air missiles, dozens of US-made M72 LAW, Soviet-made RPG-22, RPG-26, and Czechoslovakian-made RPG-75 anti-tank rockets were also captured.

Additionally, the seized shipment included explosive belts, mines, explosive materials and a huge amount of drugs like marijuana and Captagon tablets.

On November 22, the presidents of Russia, Iran and Turkey met in the Russian city of Sochi to discuss the situation in Syria. According to the joint declaration, “the three presidents expressed support to the intra-Syrian dialog with the participation of representatives from all segments of the country’s society” and “urged representatives of the Syrian government and opposition speaking in favor of sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of the Syrian state to take constructive part in the Syrian National Dialog Congress in Sochi in the near future.” The sides also discussed the de-escalation zones and other important issues of the conflict.

The meeting has clearly shown the new reality appearing in the Middle East, which the US-Israeli-Saudi block will have to accept.

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  • Zainab Ali

    it is great to internalise the successes of the syrian coalition – the deserving tireless superheroes – God bless each one of them

    • Jonathan Cohen

      They are way too optimistic. ISIS and Al Qaeda still control vast territories and will be far from finished even after every square inch is retaken, thus SAA and Russia are miles from any reason to stop cooperating with YPJ.

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      • Gary Sellars

        IS “controls” nothing but stretches of essentially empty desert.

        AQ controls Idlib, but that festering shithole is next up for the cleansing treatment. oh, how the AQ whores will wail and gnash their teeth when their terrorist Masters meet Allah and are granted their 40 virgin goats…

  • heydrich

    to fight and resist the evil zionists ,the evil zionists rothschild’s evil israHell and and the evil crypto jews house of saud in saudi arabia wahhabia ( who’s king in the late 1960’s adressed all the UN and arab countries and requested from them to recognise and accept israHell as a country) and their allies’s control/occupation of governments and the arab land of palestine and its neighbouring arab countries, to fight and resist those zionists is to fight to remove them from governments and economic power without removing them out from these positions and doing something to freeze or change or cut their USD currency asset influence from dominating and becoming a monopoly to the global market and trade (the 1 dollar note has shapes of of the stars of david in it ) wars will continue and their scheme to establish a one global government control would be all set

    they must be removed from these govermnemtal political and economic offices positons (by us who are fighting them and only by us ) in order to get international peace progress prosperity and a good better and more positive dialogue between all countries and their peoples who their own peoples will lead and decide (israHell saudi arabia and pkk-rojava-peshmerga-kurdistan could be excluded because of their evil role of their tyranny and the logic of them even not being recognised as countries but rather being occuppying force who expanded themselves in stolen lands by wars of aggression in the last century ) what to do by and for themselves. manage what their internal and foreign affairs to other countries and people’s would be and not led by some private jews’s monopoly organisation who wages wars on whoever they want and whoever bans rothschild influence and rothschild’s-controlled banks into their country!

    History wasn’t written in ink It was written in blood.
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  • John Whitehot

    “The ISIS-linked news agency Amaq claimed that at least 7 SAA soldiers, a battle tank and a bulldozer were destroyed ”

    yawn yawn

    Somebody should bother to find out the sum of all the SAA casualties claimed by Amaq since ISIS occupied large swathes of Syria years ago.

    The result would probably indicate that ISIS alone eliminated three SAAs, half of the SAF and most of the Hezbollah movement.

    • Gary Sellars

      Amaq? They’re on crack…

  • Goran Grubić HardyVeles

    How Air-2-Air missles fit into ISIS/HTS/ or who ever / arsenal? Anyone, have any clue or theory here?

    • testera

      They don’t fit. When they capture an airbase they loot everything, then try to figure out what to do with it. I recall ISIS even having air-to-surface anti-radiation missiles in stock.

  • reinhard

    to fight and resist the evil zionists ,the evil zionists rothschild’s evil israHell and and the evil crypto jews house of saud in saudi arabia wahhabia ( who’s king in the late 1960’s addressed all the UN and arab countries requested them to recognize and accept israHell as a country) and their allies’s control/occupation of governments and the arab land of palestine and its neighbouring arab countries, to fight and resist those zionists is to fight to remove them from governments and economic power without removing them out of these office from these positions and freezing their USD currency assets monopoly dominanting global markets and trades( the 1 dollar bill has shapes of the stars of david ) wars instigated by zionists bankers on sovereignt independent states and and against their territory’s integrity will continue and the zionists’s scheme to establish a one global government control would be all set

    they must be removed from these positons (by us who are fighting them and only by us ) in order to get international peace progress prosperity and a good better and more positive dialogue between all countries and their peoples who their own peoples will lead and decide what to do by and for themselves. manage what their internal and foreign affairs to other countries and people’s would be and not led by some private zionists’s monopoly organisation who wages wars on whoever they want and on behalf of whoever they control and whoever bans rothschild influence and rothschild’s-controlled banks into their country!

    should such a future international peace progress proccess dialoge between countires is to be then israHell turkey saudi arabia and pkk-rojava-peshmerga-kurdistan could be excluded because of their evil role of their tyranny and the logic of them even not being officialy recognised as countries (or maybe even by then they would already cease to exist before that) but rather occupiers of stolen lands by wars of aggression who occupy arab Palestine land and other neighbouring arab countries’s lands and their natural resources assets illegally from wars of aggression like e.g. Yemen and Somalia with daesh and AQAP and taliban and other plots of the the mossad’s so called “alliance of periphery
    History wasn’t written in ink It was written in blood.
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  • Smith Ricky

    Lets go SAA!!!!!!!

  • Keith Smith

    TY SouthFront