Near the city of Beit Djinn (Damascus province), clashes between the Syrian army and anti-government fighters were noted. Intensive skirmishes were recorded in the area of the village of Mugr al-Mir. Earlier it was reported that government troops occupied key heights in the area, thereby establishing fire control over the settlement. Militants of the radical formations fired at the positions of the CAA in the Tel Bardai area.
The Russian airbase “Khmeimim” in the province of Latakia was visited by Russian President Vladimir Putin. At the airport, the leader of the Russian Federation held a meeting with UAR President Bashar Assad, and also gave the order to Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu about the withdrawal of the Russian group of troops from Syria. The President of the Russian Federation stressed that all conditions were created in the SAR for the process of political settlement of the conflict, noting also that the Russian Center for reconciliation of the warring parties would continue its work. In addition, Moscow will continue to fulfill its obligations to supply weapons and equipment to the SAR government and train the military.
In the northwestern part of the province of Aleppo, clashes were observed between Kurdish militias and pro-Turkish militants. Turkish artillery shelled SDF positions around the city of Afrin. The Russian Aerospace Forces jointly with the Syrian Air Force attacked the “Dzhebhat an-Nusra” terrorists (the group is prohibited in the Russian Federation) in the vicinity of the Ramla and Ar-Rashidiya settlements. In the southern part of the region, the field commander of the opposition forces, Abu Amar al-Hossi, was neutralized by the explosion of a mine in a car.
The air forces of the Western coalition attacked Abu Hamam. As a result, one civilian died, another civilian was seriously injured. Field commander of the IG (banned in the Russian Federation) Sami al-Maslukh fled from Meyadin to the territory controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
The Russian Aerospace Forces struck at Al-Nusra strongholds in the Al-Taman area in the south of Idlib province. Earlier Russian aviation attacked the positions of terrorists in the vicinity of Abu Dali, thereby ensuring the advance of the Syrian Arab army to a strategic settlement. Recall, the government troops of the SAR entered the territory of Idlib after the liberation of several settlements in the north-east of Hama. In particular, under the control of the army of Bashar al-Assad, the settlement of Mushayrif was transferred. In connection with the crossing of the IRA of the Idlib border, representatives of opposition groups operating in the region announced the creation of a single military headquarters for operational interaction with each other.
In the administrative center of the province of Rakka, explosions thundered again. An explosive device detonated in the city center, as a result of which one civilian was killed. Another mine, laid during the retreat of the IG terrorists, exploded in the Rumaila area. The explosion killed a fighter of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
In the east of Hama province, clashes continued between the Syrian Arab Army (CAA) and the militants of the terrorist coalition. Militants "al-Nusra" attacked the position of government forces in the area of the village of Al-Zaferiya. Also, the Islamists counterattacked the UAR army's location near the recently liberated settlement of Musherif. Attacks militants were repulsed.