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24 civilians in Damascus died under fire from militants. Terrorists have launched a training camp in Deir ez-Zor. Reports about it FAN with reference to Syrian sources.

East Guta, 19 March 2018

The Syrian Arab Army (CAA) freed more than 80 percent of the Eastern Guta oasis from the radicals. The fighting areas have left thousands of civilians in 79. Government troops have advanced significantly in the area of ​​Ain Tarma, from the air, the operation to liberate East Guta is supported by the Syrian air force. Militants of illegal armed groups re-opened fire on the Syrian capital. Under the fire of radicals, a 24 man died, and 32 civilians were seriously injured.

In the morning, the command of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced its intention to evacuate from the territory of Afrin (Aleppo Province) half a million civilians to protect the population from the aggression of pro-Turkish militants. Earlier, the SDF prevented civilians from leaving the city. In addition, leaving Afrin fighters Kurdish militia mined neighborhoods and residential buildings. Breaks home-made devices have already caused the death of seven citizens. The Ankara-controlled Syrian Free Army (SSA) captured the Ain Dara, Kurzichl, Kady Ruheil, Basuta settlements from the SDF and took control of the Kokha and Silo settlements, which allowed them to block the road between Afrin and Raju.

In the territories occupied by the Democratic Forces of Syria (SDF), the province of Deir-ez-Zor, near the border of Syria and Iraq, an IG terrorist training camp has been established (the group is banned in the Russian Federation). In the same part of the region, the construction of a new US military base began. A large number of weapons and equipment, including missile systems and bridge crossings, are located in the area of ​​the Al-Omar field.

The Russian Aerospace Forces conducted a series of attacks on the strongholds of the Dzhebhat an-Nusra terrorists (banned in the Russian Federation) in the south of Idlib province. The positions of Islamists in the vicinity of settlements of Khan Sheikhun and At-Tamaniya were attacked.

In the northern part of the province of Hama, the Russian Aerospace Forces attacked Al-Nusra strongholds in the vicinity of Al-Latamin and Kafr Zetas. In turn, the CAA was shelling the positions of terrorists in the area of ​​the Sarmania settlement.
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  1. Dreamboat
    Dreamboat 21 March 2018 09: 05
    The Americans are preparing a ISIS terror combo to substantiate their presence in Syria.
    Moreover, perhaps due to a provocation with chemical weapons, the combo will coincide with the introduction of a "useless zone" for the Syrian Air Force.
    1. RASKAT
      RASKAT 21 March 2018 09: 11
      In revenge of the Syrian authorities, I would have formed at least one more combat-ready corps. And the impression is that only the fifth corps is fighting, the Republican Guard and Special Forces are also Tiger Forces. And they throw them back and forth from the provinces to the provinces. Oh, well-trained fighters in all of this Kotovasia come in handy.
      1. dik-nsk
        dik-nsk 21 March 2018 09: 42
        A large number of weapons and equipment are located in the Al Omar field
        that’s the key reason - the mine ... and the war will be for a long time, we don’t have the strength to kick the Yankees out, and they don’t have enough to throw us out .. and we’ll mess around .. poor Syrians, it’s sincerely sorry - the phishington made a real genocide in the struggle for resources
      2. siberalt
        siberalt 21 March 2018 09: 45
        They will clean East Guta, and there it will be easier. winked
      3. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 21 March 2018 12: 49
        "I would in revenge of the Syrian authorities would form at least one more combat-ready corps" ///

        What kind of people? All who are for Assad have long fought in several elite brigades.
        And the rest of the Syrians come to checkpoints and barracks for rations and salaries and leave quietly
        home, when they save a little money and eat plenty of cakes.
        Shiites mercenaries and volunteers from Lebanon, Iraq, Pakistan and Iran are fighting intensively for Assad. In the Sunni country they are not loved, of course, but they are tolerated. Pays oil Iran.
  2. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 21 March 2018 09: 30
    Katavasia really. The SAA does not have enough strength ... But in Guta, the militants are "squeezed" definitely ...
  3. iaroslav.mudryi
    iaroslav.mudryi 21 March 2018 09: 41
    Bulletins from Colonel Kassad
    Harast. Xnumx

    According to Turkish sources, the departure of encircled people from Harasta to Idlib will begin tomorrow. Turkey through its channels put pressure on Ahrar al-Sham, so that the militants would rather agree to Assad’s terms on leaving for Idlib.
    Departure of the militants should begin tomorrow - first they will send the wounded, then the rest + those civilians who want to leave East Guta will leave within two days. Those of the militants who want this can lay down their arms and join civilian life.
    The agreement covers approximately 80-85% of militants in Harast. Those associated with al-Qaida and Al-Nusra will be cleared. It was the realization of this fact that caused shelling of residential areas of Damascus and a nightly attempt to release Harasta with attacks from the Duma.
    Since the attacks failed, and the impact of artillery and aircraft became completely unbearable, the Turkish arguments seemed to be the last straw, after which it was decided to dump in Idlib.
    The surrender of Harasta will be an important victory for Assad and, of course, will affect the negotiations with Jaish al-Islam regarding the surrender of the Duma. However, the militants can still “change their mind” and still get on with it, though in this case, many will no longer need a ticket to Idlib.

    Apparently, they are planning to clean up the southern boiler without negotiations. Reflecting yesterday's attacks on Kafr Batna, the SAA today occupied part of Hazekh and Ain Tarma. The “Rakhmanovs” will most likely simply be cleared out as the most obstinate in order to show the life-giving meaning of the negotiations with Assad against the background of the merciless destruction of the persistent.
    On the other hand, there is the most dense development, so we can expect a slight decrease in the rate of advance.
    Generally speaking, if the United States does not intervene, then East Guta will repeat the fate of Aleppo in the coming weeks.
    It is worth noting that the success of the SAA in Eastern Ghut is somewhat overshadowed by the failure of the Syrian infantry in Yarmouk, which ISIS has so far overcome, taking advantage of the fact that second-rate units that have lost dozens of people and several armored vehicles over the past week are fighting there. It’s clear that this has little effect, but the sooner they understand Guta, the sooner the forester will come to Yarmouk to crush the black bugs.