The special operation of the American military took place in Raqqa. Civilians died under the fire of Islamists in Aleppo. The Kurds and the United States are preparing for the reconstruction of the base in At-Tabq, a military source from the Federal News Agency (FAN) in Syria, Ahmad Marzuk (Ahmad Marzouq).
Briefly on the outcome of the confrontation:
Russian Aero Space Forces: conducted sorties in the western part of the province of Idlib.
The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and allied forces: exchanged blows with the Islamists at the borders of the “Greater Idlib”; fired at militants in Aleppo.
Islamic State 1: Suspected of installing a bomb at a Kurdish checkpoint in Manbij; announced the conduct of attacks in the oil fields in Deir ez-Zor; attacked the SAA allies south of Meyadin; organized a raid in the Iraqi province of Diyala.
The Kurds: survived the blast in the city of Tel-Abyad in the north of Raqqa; jointly with the US forces have begun the reconstruction of the base in At-Tabq; continued to carry out forced mobilization in Raqqa.
United States: Five alleged ISIS1 militants were shot dead and arrested in Raqqa.
The armed forces of Turkey: carried out reconnaissance missions in the western part of Aleppo; hit the Kurds in the north of Raqqa.
The Armed Forces of Iraq: found caches of the IS in Diyala in Iraq.
On the eve of the explosion took place near the Kurdish city of Manbij in the north-east of the province. As the Internet portal Euphrates Post reported, a bomb was laid at one of the checkpoints of Kurdish forces. No data on the victims have yet been reported. Despite the fact that none of the anti-government forces have not declared their involvement in the organization of the explosion, it is assumed that the terrorists of the underground groups of the Islamic State are involved in the installation of the IED — improvised explosive device.
There were reports that regular shelling of militants of the armed opposition, detachments of which are based in the western part of the region, led to problems with electricity supply in Aleppo. According to the Twitter feed (felderfab), the eastern districts of the provincial capital were de-energized. Despite this, in the second half of the day, Islamists again attacked the city, which resulted in the death of two civilians and the wounding of seven others. It was also reported on the explosion, organized by militants in the quarter of Es-Sukkari. SANA News news agency reported that a child was the victim of the incident.
Turkish reconnaissance aircraft were spotted over the controlled Islamist territories in the west of the region. A military source on Twitter (rien4djri) reported that the flights were carried out as part of the Russian-Turkish Memorandum of September 17, according to which Turkey monitors the situation on the line of separation of forces from the SAR and militants of illegal gangs.
Province of Deir ez-Zor.
The militants of the “Islamic State” again made forays into the areas allegedly cleared by the “Democratic Forces of Syria” (SDF) in the south-east of the province. The Twitter channel (RisboLensky), citing the ISIS-controlled Internet portal Al-Amak, announced a new attack by terrorists not far from the oil fields of Al-Omar and Sajjan. This prompted the Kurds to survey the “liberated” territories of the region. During the special operation, four Syrians were arrested by the SDF and accused of complicity with ISIS.
It also became known about the attack of the ISIS radicals on the right coast of the Euphrates. A military source on Twitter (DeirEzzor24) reported that a group of militants had organized an attack on the fighters of the Allied Syrian Arab Army (SAA) of the organization “Liva Al-Quds” south of the city of Meyadin. This led to losses in the ranks of the assassination forces. It was noted that the jihadists who committed the attack, for a long time hid in the Syrian desert.
In the west of the region, not far from the border with neighboring Latakia, combat sorties of the Russian Aerospace Forces resumed. According to the information of the Twitter channel (HusamHezaber), Russian military aircraft hit the Islamist opposition armed forces’s deployment zones near the settlements of Arich and Bsankul after the Dzhebhat An-Nusrah radicals 1 based in the area bombarded positions of Syrian Arab Army (SAA).
In the area of the border with neighboring Hama, mutual shelling between government units and jihadist formations operating as part of the Tahrir Ash-Sham terrorist alliance was again recorded. The Internet portal Masar Press Agency reported that the opposing sides exchanged blows in the vicinity of the city of Al-Farj. Information about losses in manpower or technology was not specified.
It became known that the United States and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) began to reconstruct the military base in the city of At-Tabka, cleaned of the Islamic State terrorists about two years ago. A military source on Twitter (VivaRevolt) reported that the facility would be upgraded for further use by the US military.
The United States also continued to increase its military presence in the region, justifying this by the need to combat the “sleeping cells” of the “Islamic state”. The Syrian Human Rights Monitoring Center (SOHR) stated that as a result of a clash with alleged terrorists, the group killed five people, including a woman. In addition, eight more suspects were captured. Also, US forces arrested several people in Raqqa, accusing them of arms trafficking.
Exacerbated the situation around the border town of Tel-Abyad. There were reports of a bomb explosion in one of the areas of the village. In addition, later his neighborhood came under fire from the Turkish armed forces, as reported by the Twitter channel (OGNreports).
The Kurds continued to force recruitment of Syrian citizens in the administrative center of the region. This was reported by a military source on Twitter (raqqa_r_w_b). In the evening, there were also reports of arrests in nearby Hasakah. Local activists believe that this may raise a new wave of discontent among the population.
Recently in province of Diyala, Islamic State militants carried out new raids, carrying out underground activities. The Iraqi News news agency reported that a group of jihadists had fired at one of the military facilities of the Iraqi armed forces near the village of Khan Bani Saad, which resulted in the death of an Iraqi soldier. In turn, government forces have launched searches in the region. In accordance with the data obtained during reconnaissance attacks, the military personnel of the country’s armed forces succeeded in destroying one of the jihadists of the terrorist group, and also discovered several caches of military equipment, IEDs and “shahid belts”.