Syrian air defense destroyed militant drones tried to hit the SAA airbase in Hama. Turkish media blamed Kurds for kidnapping in Aleppo. ISIS1 terrorists continued their attacks in the zones of control of the SDF in Eastern Syria, 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 Space Forces: together with the Syrian Air Force conducted sorties in the southern part of Idlib.
The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the Allied forces: destroyed the militant drones on the approach to the Hama airbase.
“Islamic State” 1: accused of setting fire to fields in Eastern Syria; Suspected of killing a Kurdish fighter in Deir ez-Zor and two children east of Raqqa.
“Tahrir Ash-Sham”: continued to provide fierce resistance to the SAA in the north-east of Lattakia.
Kurds: attacked by ISIS1 in the south of Hasakah; a 15-year-old boy was detained in the province of Raqqa; suffered losses as a result of the attack of the unknowns north of Deir ez-Zor.
Turkish Armed Forces: blamed for kidnapping in northern Aleppo on Kurds; deployed reinforcements to the northwest of Hama; provided support to An-Nusra on the borders of the Big Idlib.
Province of Latakia.
In the past 24 hours, clashes between government forces and jihadists of the armed opposition continued in the north-east of the region. According to the Al Masdar News news agency, parts of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) came out against the forces of the Dzhebhat An-Nusra 1 and Islamic Party of Turkestan near the city of Kaban located in the Kurdish Mountains. Reported casualties on both sides. Recall that the Islamists stationed in the area regularly conduct provocative attacks on localities controlled by the SAA, and also attempt to attack the Russian Khmeimim airbase, which forces Bashar al-Assad to resort to retaliatory hostilities.
Turkish news portals stated that members of underground cells of the Popular Self-Defense Detachment (YPG) are related to the abductions of civilians in the northern part of Aleppo. In particular, the Turks blamed the Kurds for capturing three Syrians in the Azaz region. We will remind, earlier in a crime members of formations of the armed opposition were suspected, under the control of which these territories are located. However, Turkish media claim that Kurdish radicals are involved in the incident. This was stated by a military source on Twitter (RojavaNetwork).
In the afternoon, a member of the local council in the city of Jandaris was arrested by pro-Turkish militants in Afrin. Twitter channel (M25831068) reported that it was later transferred to the Turkish special services for interrogation.
Province of Deir ez-Zor.
In the territories of the region occupied by the “Syrian Democratic Forces” (SDF) the day before, new raids by Islamic State militants took place. A military source on Twitter (DeirEzzor24) reported that unknown persons fired at a Kurdish car in the village of Al-Gia north of the administrative center of the region. This led to the injury of a number of Kurdish fighters. Another raid by a group of armed men was committed near the city of Diban, as a result of which one of the members of the SDF was killed. The organization of both attacks are suspected terrorists “sleeping cells” LIH. In the evening, ISIS-controlled media portals also announced the killing of three Kurdish fighters near the town of Al-Buseira.
In addition, jihadists are accused of installing IEDs in the village of Hsham, the detonation of which led to the death of four civilians. Recall, despite the fact that the city is under the control of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), it is located on the left coast of the Euphrates. The absence of a river barrier between the locality and the areas occupied by the Kurds, creates a security threat and makes it easily accessible to the ISIS jihadists engaged in underground activities in the control areas of the “democratic army”.
In turn, the Kurds announced the continuation of the special operation, the purpose of which is to eliminate the clandestine cells of ISIS. This was reported by Twitter-channel (FBussoletti), without publishing information about its results.
It was reported that the Islamic State militants were involved in a series of fires in Deir-ez-Zor and neighboring Raqqa. Recall that for several days in a row, natural disasters have not stopped in agricultural areas occupied by the SDF.
In the south of the region, firefights between the Syrian Arab Army (CAA) and the militants of Islamist gangs did not stop during the day. According to a military source on Twitter (idlibplus), the artillery of government forces fired at jihadist fortifications on the outskirts of the city of Kafr Nebel.