Syria, May 16th. Recently, two terrorist attacks involving the use of mined motorcycles occurred in Aleppo, the Kurds were searching for An-Nusra militants in Deir ez-Zor, and unknown persons attacked the SAA in Dar’aa. This is reported by a military source of the Federal News Agency (FAN) in Syria, Ahmad Marzouk (Ahmad Marzouq).
Briefly on the outcome of the confrontation:
The Syrian Arab Army (SAA): repulsed an attack by unknown militants in Dar’aa, attacked HTS militants in Latakia, strengthened security measures in Abu Kemal.
Syrian Free Army (SFA): continued to confront the SAA in Hama and Idlib.
“Islamic State1” (ISIS1): the SDF vehicle was blown up in Hasaka.
Hayat Tahrir ash-Sham: continued to confront the SAA in Hama and Idlib.
Kurds: carried out a sweep of “sleeping cells” ISIS in the province of Deir ez-Zor.
Province of Damascus:
Syrian security forces detained the killer of two officers of the criminal police in the province of Damascus. According to the agency Muraselon, citing the Syrian Ministry of the Interior, a criminal named Khalid bin Yusuf al-Badj pleaded guilty to the murder of Colonel Sharaf Firas Thalea and captain Sharaf Atef al-Jabbawi during the chase in Zakia district.
Province of Latakia:
The Syrian Arab army launched a missile attack on the positions of “Hayat Tahrir ash-Sham” (controlled by militants banned in the Russian Federation “Dzhebhat an-Nusra1”) near the town of Kabana in the province of Latakia, a source in Twitter (@ArabianaINTEL) reports.
A series of attacks using mined motorcycles occurred in the province of Aleppo. A Twitter source (@_Caki__) reports an explosion of a mined motorcycle in the city of Khataba, south of Manbij, without being killed or wounded. In addition, another source (@ MGhorab3) reports that five people were injured in a blast of a mined motorcycle in the area of the town of Suji in northern Aleppo, near the town of Azaz. An alternative source on Twitter (@MMCSYR) reports only three wounded and notes that the explosion occurred near the Bab al-Salam border crossing on the border with Turkey.
Province of Deir ez-Zor:
Two civilians were shot dead at a checkpoint in the province of Deir ez-Zor. According to a Twitter source (@ Ben_Johnson_85), the killer was riding a motorcycle and suddenly opened indiscriminate fire on a group of civilians.
Syrian security forces have increased security at checkpoints in the city of Abu Kemal. According to a source on Twitter (@NotWoofers), all passing cars and civilians entering the city are subject to several thorough checks. Previously, a curfew was set in the city, according to the source, it is forced to abide by even the soldiers of the National Self-Defense Forces. The tightening of security measures may be associated with the activation of the “sleeping cells” of the ISIS in the region.
A news source on Twitter (@EuphratesPost) announced the completion of the operation of the Kurdish security forces in the area of Shhil. Another source (@_Caki__) notes that three attacks with the use of grenade launchers occurred on the cleaned up area between Al-Buseira and the Shkhil.
In addition, a Twitter source (@EuphratesPost) reports on an SDF raid in Al-Jarthi. It is reported that Kurdish forces searched the homes of civilians in search of former militants of “Dzhebhat an-Nusra.”
Combat aviation struck militant clusters near the town of Babila in the south of Idlib province. A Twitter source (@MMCSYR) does not indicate whether it was the Russian Federation Air Force or the Syrian Air Force aircraft.
Parts of the SAA repelled an attack by unknown militants in Dar’aa province. According to a source on Twitter (@Step_Agency), the attack in the area of the city of Es Sanamein occurred after raids carried out in the city by Syrian intelligence.
One person was killed, having blown up on a mine in the area of the city of Tel-Abyad in the Raqqa province, a Twitter source (@MasarPressNet) reports.
Province of Hasakah.
Two pro-American Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters were killed in the blast of an improvised explosive device on the road between Hasakah and Al-Shaddadi. Four more people were injured. According to Baladi News, the attack was carried out by militants from the “sleeping cell” of the “Islamic State”.