Israel attacked Damascus again, ISIS lost 20 militants under attack by Iraqi Air Force.
The Kurds eliminated 16 pro-Turkish militants in Afrin, a military source from the Federal News Agency (FAN) in Syria, Ahmad Marzuk (Ahmad Marzouq), said.
Briefly on the outcome of the confrontation:
The Syrian Arab Army (CAA) and allied forces intercepted most of the Israeli-launched rockets in Damascus.
“Islamic State” 1: mined the neighborhood of the village of Al-Marashid in the province of Deir ez-Zor.
The Kurds: declared the liquidation of 16 militants of pro-Turkish armed forces in Afrin in north-west Aleppo; claim to have seized the settlement of Mozan in the “Hadzhinsky pocket.”
Iraqi Air Force: destroyed about 20 IS terrorists in the south-eastern part of Deir-ez-Zor, theyalso conducted a new air attack in Damascus.
Province of Damascus.
Tonight, Damascus was again subjected to an air attack by the Israeli air force. As the FAN correspondent reported, the first explosions thundered at 01.16 Syrian time. It is noted that the missiles on the territory of Syria were fired from the airspace of Lebanon, as well as from the region of the Golan Heights occupied by Tel Aviv. As stated by representatives of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), new Israeli air strikes were conducted in response to the attempted bombardment of the Golan, allegedly undertaken by Iranian ambassadors. Despite the fact that the target of the airstrike were military objects of the militia detachments from Iran, the attack of the Syrian Arab Army (AAA), which repelled the attack, using the Buk and Pantsir complexes produced in Russia, was also under attack. The explosions were heard at the international airport of the capital, as well as near the Mezzeh airbase. According to the National Defense Management Center of the Defense Ministry of the Russian Federation, we managed to shoot down 30 targets. The victims of the Israeli aviation were four government military army, another six people were injured. In addition, the damaged airport in Damascus.
The news agency Al Masdar News reports that Kurdish radicals have stepped up underground activity in the northwestern part of Aleppo. According to a military source on Twitter (HRE_official), the Kurds conducted several attacks on the territory of the canton of Afrin, which killed at least 16 militants of Islamist gangs, supported by Turkey. As you know, one of the attacks occurred in the vicinity of the city of Afrin, which led to the death of two and the wounding of two more radicals of the armed opposition. Another attack was organized in the Sherava area, four Islamist Al-Hamza Brigade victims. The details of the remaining attacks are not reported. Recall that the Kurds are operating as part of Operation Anger of the Olives, the start of which was announced in March last year after the capture of Afrin by the Ankara-supported factions.
Province of Deir ez-Zor.
The “Syrian Democratic Forces” (SDF) continue to develop the attack on the position of the “Islamic State” in the southeast of Deir ez-Zor province. According to the Twitter-channel (VivaRevolt), the Kurds captured the settlement of Mozan and are moving towards As-Safafins. It is noted that the last stronghold of terrorists in the remaining territories under their control was the settlement of Al-Marashid, the neighborhood of which the militants had mined. It is assumed that many high-ranking members of the terrorist group are located there.
Meanwhile, work on the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic (SAR) resumed the Iraqi Air Force. According to the information portal Al Masdar News, Iraqi military aircraft inflicted air strikes on the fortifications of jihadists in the “Hadzhinsky pocket” near the city of Al Sousse, as a result of which about 20 members of the Islamic State were killed. Recall, on the eve of the Syrian-Iraqi border also operated artillery battalions of the armed forces of Iraq.
Province of Hasakah.
Information agency Al Masdar News reports that civilians demonstrating against the creation of a so-called security zone in northern Syria have been held in the town of Kamyshly in the northern part of Hasakah province. Recall, the proposal to form a 30-km buffer zone was made by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on January 14. According to military sources AMN, thousands of people took part in a protest rally, calling such statements the next plan of Ankara to occupy Syrian lands. In turn, the Turkish authorities claim that they consider the safe zone as a guarantor of their national security and protection against attacks of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which is prohibited in Turkey, and the Popular Self-Defense Detachments (YPG) associated with it.