Syria, 3 November. A former warehouse of IS1 terrorists with American-made weapons was found in Deir ez-Zor. The Turkish Armed Forces occupied the village of Umm Al-Juhuld in northeastern Aleppo. The Kurds organized an anti-Turkish rally in London, according to a military source from the Federal News Agency (FAN) in Syria, Ahmad Marzuk (Ahmad Marzouq).
Briefly on the outcome of the confrontation.
Syrian Arab Army (CAA) and allied forces: found a cache of IS militants with American-made weapons in Deir ez-Zor; continued the reconnaissance operation in Idlib.
“Islamic State” 1: announced the attack on the position of the CAA in the south-east of Syria.
Tahrir Al-Sham: survived the blast at Jisr Al-Shugur in the south of Idlib; continued shelling SAA positions in Hama and Idlib; arrested one of the local deputies in the north of Hama.
Kurds: organized anti-Turkish rally in the UK; lost the village of Umm al-Judud in northeastern Aleppo; lost two ANHA News journalists during gunfights with the Turks in the north of Raqqa; continue forced mobilization in Hasaka.
The Armed Forces of Turkey: fired at strongholds of Kurdish troops on the Syrian-Turkish border; organized a meeting with pro-Turkish troops in Aleppo; troops moved to the outskirts of Hasaki.
International Coalition: sent a military convoy to the northern part of Aleppo.
In the northeastern part of the province, clashes between the Democratic Army of Syria **** (SDF) and the armed forces of Turkey were again noted last days. Ankara continued to increase its combat power at the borders with the SAR. In addition, the delegates of the country arrived at the position of militants of pro-Turkish armed formations in order to urge them to begin preparations for a military operation to clean up the northern regions of Syria occupied by the Kurds. This was reported by the Twitter channel (VivaRevolt).
The shelling of the Turkish subunits on the eve of were settlements of Sharikhli-Faukani and Kur Ali, located near Kobani. Moreover, the Turkish army occupied the Umm Al-Djulud settlement west of Manbij. According to a military source on Twitter (zana_med), Turkish aircraft resumed combat sorties in the border area. To prevent the development of armed conflict, the United States sent a military convoy to the north of Aleppo, but the clashes between opponents did not stop.
Rallies of the Kurdish population were held in London, reports Al Masdar News. Demonstrators gathered at the BBC headquarters demanded that the United Kingdom government stop supplying the Turks with arms and induce Ankara to abandon the clashes with the Syrian Kurds. Moreover, it was noted that the protesters marched with the flags of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), recognized as terrorist by many states, as well as with the banners of the Popular Self-Defense Detachments (YPG), which in the opinion of the Turkish authorities are directly connected with the PKK.
Province of Deir ez-Zor.
In the first half of the day, it became known that the militants of the “Islamic State” regrouped their units, intending to continue the counteroffensive on the position of the “Democratic Forces of Syria” (SDF) in the south-eastern part of the region. According to a military source on Twitter (VivaRevolt), as the Kurds are retreating in the direction of the Syrian-Turkish border, the militants continue to advance, seizing the territories previously controlled by the SDF. Recall that the representatives of the SDF declared the need to redeploy troops to the north of the SAR after the Turkish armed forces resumed shelling in the border area.
In the afternoon, there were reports that the jihadists attempted an attack on the position of the Syrian Arab Army (CAA) near Abu Kemal, however, this information was not confirmed.
In the area of the city of Meyadin, government forces discovered a large stock of weapons and ammunition belonging to the Islamic State jihadists. According to the news agency SANA News, it contained a large number of American-made weapons.
In the province of Idlib, attacks by underground groups of the Islamic State continued throughout the day. As the Syrian Human Rights Monitoring Center (SOHR) reported, the Islamists of Dzhebhat An-Nusra 1 faced the terrorists of the “sleeping cells” not far from the Sarmin village east of the provincial capital. In the course of the armed confrontation, both sides suffered casualties in manpower. There was also information about an explosion in the city of Jisr al-Shugur, the organizers of which are allegedly jihadists of a terrorist group.
No data on the victims of the explosion has not yet been reported. The clashes between the government army and the militants of the armed opposition did not subside at the border with Hama. According to the news agency Al Masdar News, the reconnaissance operation of the Syrian Arab Army (CAA) continued in the territories occupied by jihadists. The agents of the CAA transmitted information about the location of the detachments and military objects of the enemy. Hama Map province of military operations – Hama For a day in the north of the province, armed clashes were recorded between the Syrian Arab Army (CAA) and anti-government fighters. The news portal Al Masdar News reported that as a result of provocative attacks by Islamists in the Al-Gab valley on the line of separation of forces of the parties, the UAR forces lost several pro-Assad fighters. This forced the CAA to open a return fire on enemy fortifications near the settlements of Maarkab and Atshan. In the village of Murek, jihadists “Tahrir Ash-Sham” arrested one of the deputies of local authorities, whose whereabouts are still unknown. This was stated by the SOHR news agency. It is assumed that the detainee showed adherence to the legitimate government, for which he was arrested.
In the northern part of Raqqa, two journalists of the ANHA News news portal controlled by the Kurdish forces were shot on the eve. As a military source (ameddicleT) reported on his Twitter page, the correspondents died under the crossfire of the Turkish armed forces and “democratic army” units near the settlement of Munbatih. The evening also became aware of the injury of one of the Kurdish fighters. Recall that two days earlier, during a shootout, a ten-year-old girl suffered and later died. Province of Hasakaca – Hasacaca During the day, the Turkish army continued to tighten its units to the Syrian-Turkish border. As a military source (syrian20166) reported on Twitter, additional detachments of the Turkish armed forces arrived in the border areas of Al-Durbasiy and Ras Al-Ain occupied by the Democratic Army of Syria (SDF). In addition, Turkish troops continued fighting with members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in neighboring Iraq. According to Al Masdar News, at least six Kurdish radicals were killed during clashes. In turn, the Kurdish troops resumed the forced mobilization of the population. Thus, in the city of Tel Khalaf, near Ras Al Ain, several people of military age were detained and sent to the front. Thus, the Kurds are at risk once again to face the discontent of the local population.