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Situation in Syria

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Western coalition air forces bombed sites in the city of Abu Hasan in the province of Deir ez-Zor. A large-scale CAA offensive is under preparation near Damascus. Reports about it FAN with reference to Syrian sources.




The elite units of the Syrian Arab Army “Tigers”, relocated from the province of Idlib, reached the area of ​​Eastern Guta, where they joined the 4-th mechanized division. By evening, the SAR artillery began intense shelling of the strongholds of the radicals. According to sources, a large-scale attack on the position of the Islamists from the military base in the city of Harasta (Damascus province) is expected soon.

In the province of Aleppo, a fierce confrontation continued between the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the troops of the Syrian Free Army (FSA), supported by Turkey. In the first half of the day, pro-Turkish detachments took control of several strategic positions in the area of ​​the towns of Rajd and Bulbul, and also captured the settlements of Al-Muhammadiyah and Darvish Ubasi. As a result, the Kurdish formations lost more than 15 percent of the territories of Afrin.

In the province of Homs, skirmishes between UAR forces and anti-government fighters were observed in the past 24 hours. The Syrian army artillery fired back at the militants' military facilities in the vicinity of the town of Al-Hula after another provocative shelling of the Islamists in the de-escalation zone.

During the day, battles unfolded between the IS terrorists remaining in the province (the group is prohibited in the Russian Federation) and the Kurdish forces SDF and YPG in the southeast of Deir ez-Zor province near the city of Al-Bahra. As a result of the clashes, the Kurds lost several more strategic positions and retreated to regroup. Thereafter aviation the Western coalition resumed air raids in the region, striking the fortified areas of the Islamic State on the outskirts of the village of Abu Hassan. It also became known that as a result of an attack by the Ishilovites near the border with the neighboring province of Homs, Major General Jamal Razuk, who was the head of the SAA intelligence, was killed.

Activists associated with the armed opposition, spread on social networks reports that a number of groups intend to unite their troops and create a new anti-government alliance called “Dzhebhat Tahrir Surya”. However, this information was never confirmed by the leaders of the formations.
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  1. Bouncer
    Bouncer 19 February 2018 10: 20
    +16
    In the West (sorry East))
    front - Without change))
    1. siberalt
      siberalt 19 February 2018 10: 38
      +2
      The "moderate" stirred again. It seems the Americans threw them grandmothers. winked
  2. 210ox
    210ox 19 February 2018 10: 27
    +3
    Condolences to the family and friends of the general .. Earth rest in peace ..
  3. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 19 February 2018 10: 28
    +5
    Elite units of the Syrian Arab army "Tigers", relocated from the province of Idlib,
    Idlib cleaned already? Or has it become more important near Damascus?
  4. midivan
    midivan 19 February 2018 10: 34
    +2
    The only thing that annoys this is the "Western coalition", in case of a large-scale offensive, they can mix up the coordinates and strike at the SAR with shouts - it’s not its fault, but also those assistants.
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 19 February 2018 10: 34
    +1
    It is only clear that the groups supported by different states are fighting among themselves for the interests of these states.
  6. Viktor.12.71
    Viktor.12.71 19 February 2018 10: 47
    +2
    In the assault on the surroundings of Idlib, Wagner PMCs are actively used. Tweet of Ivan Sidorenko.
    1. Lelek
      Lelek 19 February 2018 12: 10
      +1
      Quote: Viktor.12.71
      In the assault on the surroundings of Idlib, Wagner PMCs are actively used.

      hi
      Speaking of the reports of "fake creators Girkin" that the hospitals in Moscow and St. Petersburg are crowded with wounded soldiers of PMCs from Syria. A. Rogers conducted a voyage to these hospitals and found out:
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 19 February 2018 12: 43
        0
        The removal of the wounded and killed from PMCs for "their" money or relatives.
        I do not think that many were taken to Russia. Kurds buried there, where there was a battle.
        1. sogdy
          sogdy 19 February 2018 14: 49
          0
          Warrior, do not invent. Don't be dumber than you are.
          1. voyaka uh
            voyaka uh 19 February 2018 14: 51
            0
            The Americans are checking what happened. They are in shock, a little bit. They will send their
            recognition specialists will be counted.
            1. sogdy
              sogdy 19 February 2018 15: 01
              0
              Quote: voyaka uh
              The Americans are checking what happened. They are in shock, a little bit. They will send their
              recognition specialists will be counted.

              This is the work of consular services. Ours have already processed.
    2. Ramzaj99
      Ramzaj99 19 February 2018 21: 49
      0
      It did not matter whether they were PMC employees, military personnel or mercenaries.
      It doesn’t matter how many 1 or 100500 die.
      No matter they fought there with terrorists or squeezed oil rigs.
      The fact is that American servicemen intentionally killed Russian citizens.
      And the whole tragedy is not even that.
      The Russian authorities, having air defense, aviation and direct communications there, did not lift a finger to save their people.
      Or even worse, they just passed!
      And they handed over their people to the Americans with the approval or tacit consent of the Russian authorities.
      Any NORMAL commander-in-chief after this should shoot himself or, in extreme cases, resign.
  7. New Year day
    New Year day 19 February 2018 11: 38
    +3
    In response to two military bases that Russia guaranteed itself 50 years in advance, Washington is currently working on the construction of five bases in eastern and northeast Syria.
    As stated by the UN, the latest military clashes in Syria have been the most severe and bloody since the onset of the crisis. At the same time, observers do not exclude that a proxy war can develop into a direct conflict, especially after the crash of four aircraft of four countries in one month: Russian, Turkish (helicopter), Israeli and Iranian (drone).
    Five foreign armies operate in Syrian airspace: Russian, American, Iranian, Turkish and Israeli.
    The war in Syria can end in one of two scenarios. According to the first, regional and international powers will successfully resolve the contradictions that exist between them and achieve understanding regarding the features of the new regional and international order.
    The second scenario assumes that the situation in Syria will continue to deteriorate due to events that have occurred in recent weeks and months.
    The war in Syria is unlikely to end soon.
    1. sogdy
      sogdy 19 February 2018 14: 55
      0
      I apologize, but this is all discussed at InoSMI.
      For your information:
      - The civil war in Russia lasted 20 years
      - The war with the Japanese-American intervention of 29 years.
      Quote: Silvestr
      The war in Syria is unlikely to end soon

      "Who did you want to amaze ?!" (c) the sign.
      1. New Year day
        New Year day 19 February 2018 15: 39
        +1
        Quote: sogdy
        I'm sorry

        "... the task of combating armed gangs here in Syria, the task that had to be solved with the help of large-scale use of the armed forces, was generally solved. Brilliantly solved, I congratulate you!
        Syria is preserved as a sovereign, independent state.
        For more than two years, the Russian armed forces, together with the Syrian army, defeated the most efficient group of international terrorists. In this regard, I have decided: a significant part of the Russian military contingent located in the Syrian Arab Republic is returning home to Russia. You return with victory to your homeland: to your loved ones, parents, wives, children, friends. "
        Vladimir Putin, Khmeimim, December 2017
        Do not find contradictions?
        1. sogdy
          sogdy 20 February 2018 05: 31
          0
          Quote: Silvestr
          Do not find contradictions?

          No.
          Quote: Silvestr
          Syria is preserved as a sovereign, independent state.

          "A samurai without a sword is like a samurai with a sword, but without a sword." (C)
          The Syrians are left to win the civil war, but we can only try to create "some inconvenience" to the interventionists.
          Features of the war for sovereignty.
  8. A. Privalov
    A. Privalov 19 February 2018 12: 59
    0
    Syrian state television has just reported that:
    The units of the army of the regime of Bashar al-Assad in the next few hours will enter the area Afrin, where in recent weeks there are battles between the Kurdish armed forces and the Turkish military.

    If the Syrian army begins to work together with the Kurds against the Turkish army, then it will be all the devil knows that from the side of the bow! request
  9. Prutkov
    Prutkov 19 February 2018 13: 10
    +1
    Quote: voyaka uh
    The removal of the wounded and killed from PMCs for "their" money or relatives.
    I do not think that many were taken to Russia. Kurds buried there, where there was a battle.

    In theory, photos should be. In Syria, they like to be photographed against the background of another rout. And then silence ...
  10. koshmarik
    koshmarik 19 February 2018 15: 41
    0
    I repeat, like a mantra - all our forces, both diplomatic and military, should be thrown to expel the Americans from Syria, otherwise two years of the war will go to the tail.