Syria, May 9th. Anti-Kurd rallies continued in Deir ez-Zor. Thanks to the support of the Russian Aerospace Forces, SAR forces drove militants out of the city of Kafr Nabud in Hama. The Islamists again attempted to attack the Khmeimim airbase in Latakia, according to a military source from the Federal News Agency (FAN) in Syria, Ahmad Marzouq (Ahmad Marzouq).
Briefly on the outcome of the confrontation:
Russian Armed Forces: supported the ATS forces in Hama and Idlib.
Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and allied forces: conducted reconnaissance missions in the north of Latakia; the car found in Homs was cleared; sent reinforcements to the Tel Rifat area in Aleppo; conducted subversive work in the Al-Inzarat quarter in Aleppo.
“Dzhebhat Al-Vataniya lil Tahrir”: lost the city of Kafr-Nabuda, retreating under the onslaught of the SAA and the Russian Aerospace Force in Hama.
“Liva Al Hamza”: fired at the settlements of Noubl and Al-Zahra north-west of Aleppo.
Islamic State 1: Suspected of bombing the town of Shhil in Deir ez-Zor.
The Kurds: suffered losses as a result of the attacks of ISIS1 south-east of Deir-ez-Zor and the explosion in the south of Hasakah.
Province of Latakia.
In the northern part of Latakia, military aircraft of the Syrian air force were observed, which carried out reconnaissance flights on the contact line of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) forces and jihadists of illegal gangs. The news portal Masar Press Agency reported that the area of the village of Kaban in the Turkoman Mountains was under observation.
In the afternoon, the jihadists again attempted to strike at the Khmeimim air base of the Russian Aerospace Force of the Russian Federation, located in the west of the province. The head of the Russian Center for reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria, Major General Viktor Kupchishin, said that 12 unguided rockets were fired in the direction of the airfield. It was noted that the fire was opened from the standpoint of the Katiba Ard al-Bab and Katiba Jebel Butm gangs. Nevertheless, all the shells were able to destroy before they reached the “Hamim”. Recall that the new escalation of the armed conflict in the region took place on Monday, after the militants of the terrorist coalition Tahrir Ash-Sham, formed around Dzhebhat An-Nusra 1, attacked the airbase.
The situation in the frontal zone in the north-west of Aleppo has worsened. According to a military source on Twitter (The_Analitiq), Islamists of the pro-Turkish formation “Liva Al-Hamza” attacked Nubl and Az-Zahra, controlled by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA). Information about possible casualties among civilians has not yet been reported. After that, government units deployed reinforcements to the Tel Rifat area. Twitter channel (XXVII27) reported that about 200 tanks and armored personnel carriers were delivered to the SAA position.
Subversion work in the Al-Inzarat quarter again took place. According to the news portal Al Manar News, the engineering brigades of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) destroyed the new batch of ammunition left by the Islamists and the IED by 14.00.
Province of Homs.
In the city of Homs over the past day a car bomb was found. The information portal Step News Agency reported that a vehicle with 20 kilograms of explosives was parked in the Az-Zahra district in the eastern part of the provincial capital. Engineering units of government forces managed to neutralize IEDs embedded in the car before they were activated. Local activists believe that the bombs could have been laid by militants of Islamist gangs, previously based in the Ar-Rastan area.
Province of Deir ez-Zor.
On the eve of the explosion in Kurdish-occupied territories near the city of Shhil in the south-east of Deir ez-Zor. The news agency Al Manar News reported that the IED was laid in a car at one of the strong points of the Democratic Forces of Syria (SDF). Losses among Kurdish radicals have not yet been reported. The alleged organizers of the explosion are considered to be militants of the “Islamic State”, carrying out underground activities in the composition of the so-called sleeping cells.
In the region, demonstrations of the Arab population, opposed to the arbitrariness of the “democratic army”, took place again. The Enab-Baladi information portal reported that protesters demanded that the Kurds stop illegal oil production in Syrian fields and improve their quality of life. During the protests, the protesters burned tires, blocked the streets and shouted anti-Murdean slogans. Unrest was recorded in the settlements of Al-Buseyrah, Abu Hassan, Muhaymid, Baguz-Faukani, Al-Hussein, Muweil and Hamar Al-Ali. There were reports that protesters had driven out invaders in a number of cities.
In the afternoon, the terrorists of the underground cells of the “Islamic State” made another raid in areas occupied by Kurdish armed groups. The news agency Al Manar News reported that a member of the SDF was killed at a checkpoint near the town of Suweidan-Jazeera.
In the zones of control of the Islamists of the armed opposition, combat sorties of the Russian HQs continued throughout the day. A military source on Twitter (LccSy) reported that airstrikes occurred at military sites of militants “Hyatt Tahrir Ash-Sham” near the settlements of Khan-Sheikhoun, Ftyrekh, Abidin and Takhtai.
Another military convoy from Turkey arrived in Idlib. The Twitter channel (RE_N_AS) reported that the Turkish troops proceeded towards one of the checkpoints located on the borders of the “Greater Idlib” as part of the Russian-Turkish agreement on the establishment of a demilitarized zone.
Province of Hama.
North-west of the administrative center of the region continued large-scale offensive forces of the SAR. A military source in the Telegram network (directorate4) reported that, under the onslaught of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the Russian AeroSpace Forces, Islamists of the Dzhebkhat Al-Watania Lil Tahrir group had once again retreated – the city of Kafr-Nabuda was liberated, in which the fierce fights Recall, at the head of the Syrian units operating in this direction, was the detachment of the “Force of the Tiger” under the leadership of Brigadier General Suhail Al-Hassan. Recall, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched an operation in this direction at the beginning of the week after the next attacks by Islamists from the SAA-controlled settlements in the north-west of the region.
In the afternoon, the jihadists began to publish false reports of casualties from the Syrian forces. Oppositional Twitter feeds (Step_Agency) and (MasarPressNet) have reported the deaths of several SAA soldiers at Kafr Nabudy, as well as the destruction of two Syrian tanks. However, this information has not been confirmed.
Province of Hasakah.
There was an explosion at one of the “democratic army” checkpoints near the city of Markada, located in the southern part of the region. The news agency Al Manar News reported that one of the Kurdish radicals died as a result of the incident. It is assumed that the mine was laid by the terrorists of the “Islamic State” even during the occupation of the village.
In the afternoon, the body of a man was identified at the Kurdish camp “Al-Khol”, which was identified by relatives as Mahmoud Al Ali abducted six months ago. According to a military source on Facebook (@syriabestnews), the deceased was unreasonably accused by the Kurds of treason and collaboration with the SAA and taken to an unknown destination.