The U.S. air attack in Idlib killed 26 civilians. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) initiated clashes with Hezbollah on the border with Lebanon. One of the field commanders of the “Free Army” (SSA) was killed in Aleppo, a military source from the Federal News Agency (FAN) in Syria, Ahmad Marzouq, said.
Briefly about the results of the confrontation:
The Syrian Free Army (SSA): lost one of the field commanders as a result of an attack by unknown people in the city of Jarablus in Aleppo.
Islamic State 1: launched a terrorist attack in the eastern part of Diyala province in Iraq; suspected of installing IEDs in the eastern province of Raqqa.
Kurds: declared the destruction of six pro-Turkish militants in the north of Aleppo province; shot a man in the city of Raqqa; are accused of organizing an explosion in the city of Al-Malikiya in northern Aleppo.
Israel Defense Forces (IDF): attacked Hezbollah’s positions on the border with Lebanon with drones.
United States: sent a military convoy to the positions of the Kurds in Hasak; conducted combat sorties in Idlib, killing 26 civilians.
Turkish Armed Forces: sent a military convoy to the Greater Idlib zone.
Last day, a new batch of refugees arrived in Syria from neighboring Jordan and Lebanon. According to information from the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of the warring parties, a total of 1,396 people returned to the SAR, 417 of whom crossed the Syrian-Lebanese border through the Jadet-Yabus and Tell-Kalah checkpoints on the outskirts of Damascus and Homs. Then, another 979 Syrians crossed the Nasib border crossing to Dara. Recall that an increase in the flow of returning displaced persons was facilitated by the efforts of the Syrian authorities and CPVS officers.
It became known about the growing tension on the border of Lebanon and Israel. The Reuters news agency reported that reinforcements from the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) were deployed to the southern regions of the Lebanese Republic, controlled by Hezbollah militia forces. Later, Israeli troops used drones to drop incendiary shells in the area of Bsatra farms, and also fired at the peaks of Al-Rus and Kfarshub near the border with Syria. In turn, the Hezbollah fighters returned fire at the IDF fortified areas, as a result of which, as reported, an armored car and several Israeli soldiers were destroyed. Nevertheless, the official representative of the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Ofir Handelman, denied this information.
New information has appeared about the latest sorties of Kurdish radicals in the northern regions of Aleppo. The news agency ANHA News, citing information provided by the Afina Liberation Force, reported clashes in the area of the settlements of Marea and Basovan, resulting in the destruction of at least six pro-Turkish jihadists. As you know, the Kurds operate in the framework of the operation “Anger of the Olives”, the beginning of which was announced after the capture of Afrin by bandit groups supported by Ankara.
In the afternoon, an explosion occurred in the city of Al-Malikiya west of Azaz, which led to the death of one of the Islamists of the “Syrian Combined Army” (SSA). Activists of the armed opposition also accused Afran Liberation Force of his organization. In addition, Kurds are suspected of killing one of the FSA field commanders and his wife in the city of Jarablus in northeast Aleppo.
The redeployment of reinforcements to the west of the province was again reported. The Twitter channel (Step_Agency) reported that pro-Assad fighters arrived at positions near the Shubait height in preparation for repelling possible attacks from the radicals.
The day before, an explosion occurred in the southwestern part of Daraa. IED detonated at the side of the road on the highway between Tasil and Ain Zakar settlements. The Step News Agency media portal reported that eight people were injured in the incident, including women and children. It is assumed that the IED was established by the militants during the occupation of these territories. Recall that the south-west of the province was under the control of the terrorist group Jaish Khalid ibn Al-Walid, associated with ISIS1, and was cleaned up a little over a year ago during Operation Basalt.
It became known that the combat missions of the US Air Force in Idlib turned into casualties among the civilian population. According to the Baladi-News Internet portal, 26 civilians, most of them children, were killed in a United States air raid. Another 27 people were injured.
US Air Force planes launched air strikes at the Institute for the Study of the Quran, as well as at the gathering place of high-ranking leaders of the armed opposition near the city of Kefray. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the air attack was not agreed with Moscow or Ankara.
Turkey, meanwhile, continued to draw strength into the Greater Idlib area. As Qasioun News reported, in order to strengthen the observation posts located on the contact line between the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the Islamists, a convoy with military equipment arrived in the province. In addition, Turkish troops patrolled areas near the border with Aleppo.
In the provincial capital, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) raids resumed. The Syrian Network for Human Rights information portal reported that Kurds broke into the home of one of the civilians in the Ad-Deriya quarter and opened fire, resulting in the killing of a young man named Fadi Juma Al-Sallou. What purpose the Kurdish radicals pursued is still unknown.
In the afternoon, an explosion occurred in the eastern part of the region. The Baladi-News news agency reported that the explosive device detonated “democratic forces” in a car intended to transport the wounded. The incident occurred in the village of Al-Qaram and led to the death of two Kurdish fighters. Jihadists of clandestine Islamic State cells are suspected of planting a bomb.
The day before, another military convoy from the United States was deployed to the position of the Kurds in Iraq. A Twitter source (leventkemaI) reported that a reinforced convoy arrived in areas occupied by Kurdish militants. Later it became known that the weapons were transferred to the Syrian province of Hasakah in the position of the Kurds.
Meanwhile, there was information about an explosion in the province of Diyala near the village of Hanakin. According to ANHA News, two IEDs mounted on cows detonated, resulting in a local farmer being injured. The jihadists of the “sleeping cells” of the Islamic State are suspected of organizing an explosion. Nevertheless, media portals controlled by a terrorist group have not yet announced the involvement of militants in the incident.
In the evening, two ISIS1 terrorists managed to be detained near the Iraqi army checkpoint near Mosul in the province of Nineveh, as reported by the Iraqi News Internet portal. It was noted that they had been hiding in Erbil for a long time.