Syria, October 14th. “Dzhebhat an-Nusra” 1 is trying to cover part of his gangs in the buffer zone in Idlib. The SDF squads suffered serious damage south of Hasaki as a result of attacks by local Arab forces. The United States and the Kurds suffer regular setbacks in battles with terrorists of IS1 in the south-east of Deir-ez-Zor, according to 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 (CAA) and allied forces: ensured the return of one of their soldiers to their homeland in Latakia after five years in prison with militants.
“Islamic State” 1 (ISIS1): reflected another attempt by the forces of the YPG and the United States to seize the city of Al-Marashid to the south-east of Deir ez-Zor.
“Dzhebhat Fatah al-Sham” 1 (“Dzhebhat al-Nusra”): trying to cover part of its gangs in the demilitarized zone in Idlib.
Kurds: suffered serious damage south of Hasaki as a result of an attack by local Arab militias.
A soldier of the Syrian Arab Army (CAA), captured by Islamist militants five years ago, finally returned to his home in the town of Mazar al-Qatria in the province of Lattakia after exchanging prisoners with radicals. The corresponding video was posted on his Twitter page (@ Bosni94) by a local source. According to him, the soldier who returned to his small homeland was in the prison of terrorists after clashes in the area of the Khan Al-Asal settlement in the western suburbs of Aleppo. This suburb still remains in the occupation of the so-called armed opposition, however, in general, the situation in Syria over the past five years has changed tremendously: thus, with the advent of the Russian Aerospace Forces, the SAR government forces were able to free most of the country’s territory from terrorists.
Province of Deir ez-Zor.
The Kurdish National Self-Defense Detachments (YPG), led by US Army MTR instructors, launched another unsuccessful attack in the direction of the city of Al-Marashid, controlled by Islamic State jihadists. During the ensuing battles, the Kurds lost several dozen of their fighters killed and wounded, after which they were forced to return to the starting line and go on the defensive, according to sources of the Euphrates Post news agency. ISIS gangs also lost several terrorists, but their losses were not so significant. For several months in a row, Kurdish radicals have been trying to seize this terrorist enclave in the south-east of Deir-ez-Zor province, advancing in the direction of Al-Susa, Hadjin, Al-Marashida and other cities, but all is in vain.
Syrian military sources, including the Twitter channel (@NatDefFor), report that the leaders of Dzhebhat Fath ash-Sham are trying to hide part of their forces in the demilitarized zone in Idlib in violation of the memorandum concluded after the meeting of the leaders of Russia and Turkey. Thus, it is reported that the field commanders of Al-Nusra moved all militants of foreign origin from the advanced positions to the west of the city of Abu-Dukhur in the eastern part of the region, but left there gangs consisting of radicals born in Syria. It is assumed that these measures were taken to hide part of their units under the guise of the civilian population and later, when the demilitarized region has already fully started its work, use them as “sleeping cells” to loosen the situation in this direction.
Province of Hasaka.
A regular checkpoint of Kurdish fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) south of Hasaki was attacked by local paramilitary groups, consisting mainly of Arabs. According to Muraselon, the attack occurred on the section of the highway between the administrative center and the city of Al-Shaddadi. The death of several SDF radicals has been reported, but accurate information on the extent of the losses of the Kurds is still being clarified. Recall that on the eve there were reports of attacks by Arab formations on YPG fighters in the city of Hasaka itself, which was also accompanied by significant damage incurred by Kurdish gangs. Recall the attacks of local armed groups opposing the presence of the Democratic Forces and US troops in the north-east of the SAR, became noticeably more frequent after the Kurds began to disperse peaceful demonstrations of residents with weapons.