More than 30,000 residents of Idlib province have been evacuated to safe areas of the SAR since March. Turkey continues to reinforce the north Hama. About 30 people died under the air strikes of the US Air Force coalition in Deir ez-Zor, according to a military source from the Federal News Agency (FAN) in Syria, Ahmad Marzouq (Ahmad Marzouq).
Briefly on the outcome of the confrontation.
The Syrian Arab Army (CAA) and allied forces: since March 2018, more than 30,000 residents of Idlib province have been evacuated to safe areas of the SAR; repelled an attack by militants in the north of Hama.
Islamic State 1: Suspected of bombing Diyala province in Iraq.
“Jaish Al-Izz”: came under attack from the CAA in Hama.
Kurds: build fortifications on the Syrian-Turkish border at Rakka.
International Coalition: bombed Al-Sha’af in the southeast of Deir-ez-Zor, killing more than 30 civilians.
The Turkish Armed Forces: continue to fire at positions of Kurds in the Tel Abyada region in the north of the Rakka province; They transferred a new batch of soldiers to the observation posts in the north of Hama.
Province of Deir ez-Zor
SANA News news agency reports that the military planes of the international coalition continue to conduct sorties in the south-eastern part of the province of Deir ez-Zor. According to the latest data published by the media portal, more than 30 civilians, mostly women and children, were killed as a result of the recent bombings by the US-led Alliance Air Force. Local sources report that the houses of Syrians in the city of Al-Sha’af were under attack. It is assumed that in the near future the number of fatalities will increase, since many also suffered seriously as a result of the destruction of buildings. Recall that the victims of United States air strikes almost every day are civilians, while the terrorists of the “Islamic State” rarely suffer losses during the sorties of the US Air Force.
The Russian Ministry of Defense has published the latest data on the results of the evacuation of the civilian population living in the territories occupied by Islamists in the province of Idlib. It is noted that since March of this year, more than 30 thousand people in the region have been resettled to areas liberated by the Syrian Arab Army (CAA). Recall that this was facilitated by the opening of a humanitarian corridor in the area of the city of Abu-Dukhur, through which the safe evacuation of civilians was carried out. Recall that the checkpoint was established through the mediation of the Russian Conciliation Center of the warring parties.
In the north of the region, shelling of the city of Tel-Abyad by Turkish armed forces is again recorded. According to the Twitter channel (EuphratesPost), Turkish artillery is firing at the defenses of the Democratic Forces of Syria (SDF) in the vicinity of the settlement. In turn, the Kurdish radicals continue to build additional fortifications near the Syrian-Turkish border. According to the same source, the Kurds are building tunnels on the front lines. Recall, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the preparation of a military operation in Northern Syria in late October. As part of the coming offensive, Ankara intends to sweep the territory east of the Euphrates River from the military presence of Kurdish armed forces.
Province of Hama.
Despite the demands of Damascus to retreat from areas in northwestern Syria, Turkey continues to tighten forces to its observation posts. According to a military source on Twitter (WaslSy), a new batch of Turkish soldiers arrived at checkpoints in the area of the cities of Murek and Sher Maghar in the northern part of Hama. Recall, on the eve of the negotiations in Astana, the Permanent Representative of Syria to the UN, Bashar Jaafari, declared the country’s readiness to resist the Turkish forces if they continue to increase their military power in the SAR and refuse to withdraw their troops to 20 kilometers.
Meanwhile, the Mulhak news portal reports that the Islamists of the armed opposition have once again opposed the Syrian Arab Army (CAA) to the north-west of the provincial capital – in the area of Kernaz. Nevertheless, the militant attack was successfully repelled. Moreover, the radicals suffered losses in manpower. After this, government servicemen responded to the strongholds of the Jaish Al-Izz group, the jihadists of which are allegedly responsible for organizing the raid. As a result of the shelling of the CAA, the military headquarters of the formation was destroyed on the outskirts of the city of Al-Lataminah.
Once again an explosion occurred in the province of Diyala. According to the news agency Iraqi News, a mined motorcycle detonated in the north-east of the region, which resulted in the death of one and the wounding of two more civilians. At the moment, none of the armed groups have claimed responsibility for the bombing, however many local activists believe that the bomb was installed by militants of the clandestine cells of the Islamic State. According to data released by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), 69 Iraqi civilians were killed and 105 were injured last month as a result of attacks and unknown attacks in the country.