The Kurds are thinking of withdrawing from Hadjin in the southeast of Deir-ez-Zor because of the onslaught of ISIS1. SAA blew up the SDF car on the outskirts of Manbij in Aleppo province. ATS troops prevented militants from penetrating their facilities north of Hama, 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 (SAA) and allied forces prevented militants from penetrating their key targets north of Hama.
The Kurds: activated IEDs in the city of Jandaris, killing several pro-Turkish radicals; thinking about withdrawing from Hadzhin because of the powerful counter-attacks of ISIS.
Syrian Free Army (SSA): SDF vehicle blew up on the outskirts of Manbija, northeast of Aleppo.
“Islamic State” 1 (ISIS): forced the Kurds to move somewhat away from the front line on the outskirts of the city of Al-Sha’af.
International Coalition: increasing the number of controlled gangs on the Syrian-Turkish border in Hasakah and Raqqa due to the transfer of peshmerga troops from Iraqi Kurdistan.
Underground Kurdish groups from the Popular Self-Defense Units (YPG) activated an improvised explosive device near one of the command points of Islamist militants supported by Turkey in the city of Jandaris, located in the canton of Afrin, north-west of Aleppo. According to a source associated with the YPG fighters on Twitter (@RojavaCudi), several pro-Turkish radicals were killed, data on their exact number, possible victims among the local population and destruction are currently being established.
Meanwhile, troops of the Syrian Free Army (SFA), controlled by Ankara, undermined the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) patrol car on the outskirts of Manbij in the northeast of the province of Aleppo. According to the local Twitter resource Aleppo24, the Kurdish radicals suffered losses as a result of the wounded and killed. Recall, according to the Turkish-American agreements, the Kurds had to leave the Manbij area and go beyond the Euphrates in the summer of this year.
Province of Deir ez-Zor.
In the course of the next series of counterattacks of the “Islamic State”, the terrorists managed to somewhat advance into the Hadjin neighborhoods seized by the SDF gangs in the south-eastern part of Deir ez-Zor. In addition, according to Al Manar News, “sleeping cells” in parallel are active in the rear of the Kurdish radicals, using an extensive network of underground tunnels. Regular air strikes by a coalition air force led by the United States in the city’s districts, however, stopped the jihadist counterattack. Nevertheless, both ISIS and Democratic Forces suffered great damage. It is also noted that among the leaders of the SDF, the issue of withdrawing from Hadjin is being seriously discussed.
After regrouping the forces, the IS1 militants committed new attacks on Kurdish facilities on the outskirts of Al-Shaaf, Twitter (@Syria_Hezb_Iran) reports. The terrorists attacked one of the “Democratic Forces” checkpoints using a mined car, and also undermined the IEDs in the rear of the SDF, making their way to the positions of Kurdish soldiers through underground communications. Fearing further encirclement, the Kurds were forced to retreat a little to the north a little further from the line of contact with the Islamic State.
Province of Hama.
According to the news resource on Twitter (@ syria_here1), members of the Syrian Arab Army (CAA) were able to prevent the penetration of several armed militants into the territory controlled by ATS troops and their approach to key military targets of government forces in the northern part of Hama province. Information about the damage caused to the Islamists, is currently being specified. These actions of jihadist formations, allegedly affiliated with Dzhebhat an-Nusroy 1, are another violation of the Russian-Turkish Memorandum, which prescribes a truce in the buffer zone in northwestern Syria.
Province of Hasakah.
The command of the Syrian armed forces of the United States is increasing the number of controlled armed gangs on the Syrian-Turkish border, in particular through the transfer of Kurdish Peshmerga fighters from Iraqi Kurdistan, the Turkish Sabah news agency reports. Additional pro-American units have been redeployed to Syria through the border crossing to the northeast of Hasaki. The United States military is expected to deploy Iraqi Kurds who arrived in the SAR near the border towns of Tel Abyad and Ras Al Ain located in the northern regions of Raqqa and Hasakah, respectively.