Syria, June 23 two explosions occurred in the northern part of Aleppo in the SFA control zone. The Kurds continued their raids in Deir ez-Zor and Raqqa. Militants do not release refugees from Er-Rukban in Homs, 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 Aero Space Forces: supported the SAA on the borders of the “Big Idlib”.
Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and allied forces: carried out subversive work in the south-east of Aleppo; they fired on Islamist fortifications in the northwest of Hama; shot down drone militants in the north of the province of Hama.
Syrian Free Army: continues to rob the Kurdish population in the canton of Afrin; survived two explosions in the northern part of the province of Aleppo.
The Kurds: lost one fighter as a result of the detonation of an IED in the city of Raqqa; dispersed the demonstrators in Raqqa; raided Deir ez-Zor and Raqqa.
Hashd al-Shaabi: prevented an explosion at the border between the provinces of Salah Ed-Din and Diyala in Iraq.
In the past 24 hours, the Syrian air force resumed combat missions in the zones of control of the Islamists and the armed opposition. According to the news agency Al Masdar News, Assad aviation was deployed in the area of Al-Mukhandisin. Air strikes of Syrian aircraft fell on one of the military targets of the terrorist alliance Tahrir Ash-Sham. It was noted that the military base “Dzhebhat An-Nusra” 1 was seriously damaged, in addition, three pickup trucks and an armored car of jihadists were destroyed.
The engineers of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) continued to work in the east of the province. As the Telegram-channel (SyrianArabNewsAgency) reported, the Syrian military destroyed the IEDs discovered during the stripping of the area freed from the militants in the area of Hakl Dreyhim.
There have been new reports that pro-Turkish radicals, who control Afrin, continue to oppress civilians of Kurdish nationality. For example, the Syrian Human Rights Monitoring Center (SOHR) reported that members of the Al-Hamzat Brigade, operating as part of the Syrian Free Army (SSA), carried out searches in Ain Dara, Kaukab, Kafr-Zeit, Kafr Dalli-Faukani and Kafr Dalli-Tahtani, during which they confiscated jewels and savings from the Syrians. In addition, some of those who tried to resist the Islamists were arrested.
In the second half two explosions occurred in areas controlled by pro-Turkish militants in the north of Aleppo. The news portal Step News Agency betrayed that the first IED was installed on a motorcycle in the city of Al-Bab, the second explosion took place near the Jarablus-Kaklidzha highway. The organization of terrorist attacks is suspected radicals of Kurdish armed groups engaged in underground activities in the zones of control of the Syrian Free Army (SSA) and gangs associated with it as part of Operation Olive’s Anger.
Province of Homs.
There were reports that militants from Islamist groups based in the US control zone in Homs tightened control over the entry and exit of refugees from the Er-Rukban camp. According to the Twitter channel (syriabestnews), pro-American radicals fear leaks of information about the plight of displaced persons. It was noted that the militants of the “Brigade of Ahmad Al-Abdo” launched a new operation, the purpose of which is to prevent the spread of information about the catastrophic humanitarian situation in the temporary accommodation center. Islamists prevent people from leaving Er-Rukban by any means. It became known that several Syrians who had tried to leave the camp were returned, while another group of fugitives came under fire from the jihadists, which resulted in the injury of two people.
Province of Deir ez-Zor.
The new raids of the “Democratic Forces of Syria” (SDF) took place in Deir ez-Zor. According to a military source on Twitter (DeirEzzor24), Kurdish radicals surveyed the areas of Al-Ginin and Al-Ghia settlements in the north of the provincial capital. There were reports of the detention of a number of civilians on charges of complicity with the terrorists of the “Islamic State” 1. Nevertheless, local activists believed that the residents were detained without reason, in view of the anti-Kurd sentiments expressed by them. Later, the Kurds were also accused of illegally arresting a young man named Hamid Al-Hussein in the village of Al-Kabar, north-west of Deir ez-Zor. No information about his whereabouts has yet been received.
In the afternoon, a group of armed men attacked the SDF checkpoint east of the town of Shhil. No data on the effects of the attack has yet been reported. The alleged attackers are believed to be militants of ISIS1.
On the outskirts of the “Big Idlib” throughout the day there were clashes near the line of contact between the forces of the parties. Support for the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) provided the Syrian Air Force, carrying out combat missions over the military objects of the radicals. As the news portal Step News Agency reported, together with the SAR Air Force, the Islamist positions attacked the Russian HQ. Allied air strikes fell on the fortifications of jihadists near the settlements of An-Nukair, Khan Al-Sable, Baliun and Zakkum. Later, Syrian aviation also continued work not far from the cities of Maaret An-Numan, Al-Hubeit, Kafr-Ain and Khan-Sheikhun, broadcast a military source (IdlibPlus) on its Twitter page. No information about the damage caused by the radicals has yet been reported.
Another explosion thundered in Raqqa. According to the Twitter-channel (krakflickan_sw), the detonation of the VCA occurred in the western part of the administrative center of the region, which led to the death of one of the Kurdish fighters patrolling the city. It is assumed that the bomb was installed by members of the underground groups of the “Islamic State” operating in areas occupied by the “Syrian Democratic Forces” (SDF).
In the afternoon, Kurdish raids took place in the region to identify the “sleeping cells” of the terrorist group. A military source on Twitter (OGNreports) reported that “democratic forces” had searched the refugee camps, after which at least 18 displaced persons were detained.
The residents of Raqqa organized a protest rally, demanding that the SDF stop the illegal arrests of civilians and the oppression of the Arab population. It was noted that the Kurds used Asaiish militia units to disperse the demonstrators. Information about possible victims among the protesters is still being clarified.
Province of Hama.
Recently in the northern part of Hama, hostilities were again recorded near the border with Idlib. The Twitter channel (Step_Agency) reported that the artillery divisions of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), based near the city of Jurin in the north-west of the region, fired at militant military targets on the approaches to the settlements of Al-Havija, Ankawi and Zakkum. Later it was reported that government forces managed to intercept the battle drone with explosives, which the radicals intended to use to attack the positions of the SAA. The photo of the downed drone was published by a military source on Twitter (agomhuriaonline).
The support of the SAA was provided by the Russian Aero Space Forces, which carried out a series of combat sorties in North Hama. In particular, the jihadist military facilities on the outskirts of the settlements of Al-Jabin and Tel Malach were subjected to strikes by the Russian Aerospace Forces.
There are updated information about the explosion that thundered in the city of Baghdad on Friday. Twitter (SkyNewsArabia_B) reported that the death toll reached seven people, whereas previously only two people were reported killed. Recall, the bomber “Islamic State” committed a self-bombing in the building of a Shiite mosque.
In the second half of the day, the Internet portal of the General Organization of Radio and TV reported that pro-government militia units Hashd al-Shaabi prevented an explosion at the border between the provinces of Salah Ed-Din and Diyala, detaining jihadists while attempting to install a bomb.