Syrian War Report – September 7, 2017: Syrian Army Advances Along Sukhna-Deir Ezzor Highway

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Voiceover by Harold Hoover

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies have liberated Abu Dali, Masud, Abu Rimal, Hamadat al Amr, and Al Marami from ISIS in the eastern Hama countryside. Now, clashes are ongoing in the vicinity of Suhah.

The Russian Aerospace Forces have conducted 329 strikes, destroying 27 armored vehicles, 48 pickups mounted with heavy weapons, and over 1,000 militants during the operation in the area of Uqayribat, the Russian Defense Ministry reported.

In Deir Ezzor province, the SAA has repelled all ISIS counter-attacks and secured a corridor to the provincial capital. Government forces have also continued their efforts to secure the Sukhna-Deir Ezzor highway and the western part of Deir Ezzor.

Separately, a humanitarian operation has been launched in order to deliver all needed aid to civilians in the city.

On September 5th, representatives of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) groups in Eastern Qalamoun signed an agreement with Syrian and Russian officials to establish a de-escalation zone in the Rif Dimashq Governorate. The de-escalation zone includes al-Dumayr, al-Ruhaybah, Jayrud, al- Mansoura, and al- Nasiriyah, as well as the Mansoura and al-Mughr mountain areas. The Russian Military Police will be deployed around the zone and a mechanism for humanitarian aid deliveries will be established in the area.

On September 6th, another de-escalation zone was established around Tell Rifaat town east of Afrin city in the northern Aleppo countryside. This de-escalation zone will include Tell Rifaat town and other Arabian villages under the control of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) east of Afrin.

According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the goal of the zone is to prevent provocations and clashes between the FSA and the SDF. Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the Russian General Staff, Colonel General Sergey Rudskoy said that the SAA deployed in the area and that the SDF left it.

However, the FSA operation room “Ahl Adar” operating in northern Aleppo announced that it is not going to follow the agreement and will continue military operations in the area. The FSA activity will depend on Turkey’s ability and will to push its proxies to follow the agreement.

The SDF, backed up by the US-led coalition, continued clashing with ISIS in Moroor and Nahdah districts in the southern part of Raqqah city. Some 47 ISIS members were reportedly killed in the recent clashes.

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  • bcbingram

    What can occur ‘legally’ in a de-escalation zone ?

    • as

      Nothing.

  • MD Ranix

    kudos to these real life heroes (syrian army and her true allies) for their invaluable sacrifices

  • FlorianGeyer

    I was hoping that the SAA would rebuild bridges to the North of the Euphrates. There must be a will to prevent US aircraft making more ‘mistakes’.
    There is a new tone in the opinions of President Putin , who it seems is totally disgusted with the US double speak and terrorist support.

    • Kell

      Yes im waiting for another “accidental” US airstrike on the pontoon bridges.
      Hopefully Russia has anticipated this possibility.

  • heydad

    Descalation zone in the rif dimashq area has been a idle zone for awhile now. Nothing really new to this area. It obvious the government has made some reconciliation or granted autonomy to this region long before talk of these zones. Smart move for everyone involved. Spare the blood shed.

  • Kell

    A proud moment for the Syrian people and their allies in the people of Russia and Iran, also the masses of anti-globalist free thinkers in the West and elswhere in the world suffering under ZOG (Zionist Occupied Governments).
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a3f9227fefcd3a08064e24a7ae40511df34f3ef75ffb21511e8411887a6d056b.gif

    • Thegr8rambino

      I love the map :)))

  • as

    SAA stretched far by now. Israel keep targeting what they could hit from outside the Syrian airspace. Meanwhile SDF continued to lie about their fighting.

  • Thegr8rambino

    I really hope those israhelli jets that bombed the scientific research facility yesterday in hama were downed

  • Antonovs

    I really hope those US dogs will pay dearly for their so called accidental bombing of Deir Ez-Zor a year ego.

    • Boris Kazlov

      Pigs