Syria, May 24th. A detachment of ISIS1 attacked a military convoy of SDF in the south of Hasakah. Turkish media reported that Kurdish radicals were involved in the abduction of Syrians in Aleppo. ISIS1 terrorists were accused of setting fire to the fields in Raqqa and Deir-ez-Zor, according to a military source from the Federal News Agency (FAN) in Syria, Ahmad Marzouq.
Briefly on the outcome of the confrontation:
The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and allied forces: carried out missions in West Deir ez-Zor.
Islamic State 1: Accused of setting fire to agricultural areas in Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor.
Kurds: Attacked by terrorists in southern Hasakah.
The Turkish Armed Forces: claim that Kurds are abducting people in northern Aleppo; They sent reinforcements to the checkpoint in the northwest of Hama.
Recently there were reports of the abduction of three civilians in the canton of Afrin in north-west Aleppo. Recall that unknown radicals captured two men and a child in the Azaz area, demanding a ransom of one hundred thousand dollars for their release. One of the abductees was found dead with signs of torture near the settlement of Kastul Jandu. The pro-Turkish militants of the “Syrian Free Army” were accused of the incident. However, a military source on Twitter (RojavaNetwork) claims that, according to the Turkish media, Kurdish armed forces may be involved in the incident, who intentionally wanted to blame the incident on the Islamists supported by Turkey. Recall, the Kurds carry out clandestine attacks in areas occupied by pro-Turkish forces as part of Operation Olive Branch, which aims to avenge the loss of Afrin in March 2018.
Province of Deir ez-Zor.
The Twitter channel (DeirEzzor24) stated that the responsibility for the fires in Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor is on the Islamic State militants. According to the portal, in this way terrorists punish local residents for apostasy from the ideas of a terrorist group. As is well known, due to high temperatures and the lack of fire safety equipment, the Kurdish-controlled agricultural areas were seriously affected. Recall that all fires in the territories liberated by government forces were quickly extinguished.
Meanwhile, the same source reports that Syrian military aircraft were seen in the western part of the province. It is assumed that the sorties of the SAR Air Force were reconnaissance in nature. Recall that in the areas of the Syrian desert, there are still attacks by ISIS terrorists, troops of which are based in US-occupied territory in the “security zone” in southern Homs, occasionally attempting attacks on the positions of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA).
Province of Hama.
Militants continue to publish false reports of government losses. Opposition media portal Step News Agency claims that Islamists allegedly destroyed a tank of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the area of the Tel-Havash settlement. In addition, the news portal Masar Press Agency claims that in the recent clashes near the checkpoint near the town of Braidge several SAA soldiers were killed. As is known, in this way jihadists are trying to increase morale in their ranks.
Meanwhile, the Turkish military convoy, which had been reported on the territory of the SAR several hours earlier, arrived at an observation post near the settlement of Shir-Magar, north-west of Hama.
Province of Hasakah.
Information portal Kurdistan 24 reports that the “sleeping cells” of the “Islamic State” attacked a US-supported “Syrian Democratic Forces” military convoy (SDF) that was heading towards the town of Al-Shaddadi for the purpose of demining terrain The head of the SDF media center, Mustafa Bali, said on his Twitter page (mustefabali) that the attack led to material damage, but the victims among the SDF fighters were avoided. Thus, the terrorist activities of the underground groups of ISIS still pose a threat to the stabilization of the situation in the country, especially in areas occupied by Kurds. Some of the American military experts believe that IS militants enjoy the support of local residents opposing the occupation of the Kurds and the United States. In this regard, US Army Colonel James Scott Rawlinson reported that the Washington-led international coalition will continue to train the so-called security forces in Syria, which indicates that the United States does not intend to leave the SAR, despite previous statements by President Donald Trump.