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Syria, April 18: US forces deployed Marines to Hasaku


The US and Turkey continue to increase their military presence in Syria. Meanwhile, militants continue to be active in various provinces of the country, meeting a decisive retaliatory response from the Syrian Arab army.

In the province of Latakia, Syrian government forces were able to launch a successful attack against Turkish-backed illegal armed groups. As you know, at the junction of the borders of the provinces of Hama, Idlib and Latakia, radical groups operate that do not recognize the ceasefire. After another provocation, the Syrian Arab army attacked the positions of the Jebel al-Turkman formation (Turkmen Mountains), as a result of which one of the militants of this Turkish organization was killed.

In the west of Aleppo province, one of the field commanders of the Khayyat Tahrir al-Sham group (* banned in the Russian Federation) was killed. Local sources suggest that the attack on the gunman is another episode of civil strife in the ranks of anti-government groups operating in Aleppo and Idlib.

Skirmishes between the radicals and government forces took place in the province of Idlib, near the villages of An-Nairab and As-Salihiya. Losses and damage caused by the parties to each other are not reported. Meanwhile, another Turkish military convoy arrived in Idlib with equipment and building materials for the new observation post of the Turkish army.

Whereas in the provinces of Idlib and Aleppo against the Syrian government forces, the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, which is banned in Russia, and pro-Turkish groups like the Syrian National Army, are acting mainly in the provinces of Daraa, the militants of the banned Islamic State in Russia are especially active. There they use tactics of targeted attacks on local government officials, shooting them and intimidating the population.

Also periodically organized attacks against government troops. Last day, in the area of ​​the village of Khirbet-Qais, unidentified militants attacked the Syrian Arab army. One member of the government forces died. However, government forces manage to conduct successful raids.

Now in the province of Deir ez-Zor, the Syrian Arab army is preparing to conduct another operation in the desert of Badiya al-Sham. It is here that IS militants have recently shown increased activity, which are hiding in areas controlled by the forces of the international coalition led by the United States.

In the province of Hasaka actively act against the militants of terrorist groups and fighters of the Syrian democratic forces. Thus, in the Al-Khol camp, where refugees from war-ravaged villages are being held, several men and a woman were detained as a result of a Syrian democratic forces raid. They were all suspected of involvement in IG structures * and participation in the planning of terrorist acts in the province.

In turn, in the village of Al Ahras in the province of Hasaka, raids were carried out against sympathizers of the Kurdish militia. Militants of pro-Turkish groups arrested over 40 people who are suspected of helping Kurdish groups. It is possible that the raid was a response to the death of 5 militants of the pro-Turkish "Syrian National Army" as a result of the explosion, in the organization of which SNA suspects the Kurds.

A new convoy of the American army entered the province of Hasaka from the territory of neighboring Iraq. This time, the Americans introduced 45 armored vehicles and more than 200 marines to the province. The column advanced towards the US Army military base in Al-Shaddadi. At the same time, planes from the United States-led international coalition covered it from the air.

While CAA troops are fighting terrorists, Syrian civilian authorities, with the support of law enforcement, continue to fight the spread of coronavirus in the country. Russia also provides all possible assistance to Damascus: it is known that our country sent 10 tests to determine the coronavirus, 50 mechanical ventilation devices, and personal protective equipment to Syria. The delivery of humanitarian aid from Russia to Syria followed the official appeal of the Syrian authorities to Moscow asking for help.

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  1. Nyrobsky
    Nyrobsky April 18 2020 20: 26
    Poor Syria. Even the devil himself will break his leg while figuring out who is fighting with whom and against whom. One thing is clear - Turks and mattresses are absolutely superfluous there and as long as they are present there will be no peace on this earth.
    1. Avior
      Avior April 18 2020 20: 36
      he has not been there for a long time ...
    2. mitroha
      mitroha April 18 2020 20: 43
      After 1917, this also happened to us. White, green, brown, the British in Murmansk, Americans in the Far East, white whispers, atamans all sorts of like fleas on bobik. And that's not counting small gangs and gangs. Etc. Nothing, gradually everyone was capitalized.
      1. Polymer
        Polymer April 19 2020 06: 46
        We had the Bolsheviks then, and they put things in order in the country faster. In Syria, the civil war lasts longer than it did in Soviet Russia - because there are no Bolsheviks there, and Assad is not a communist even once.
        1. Ros 56
          Ros 56 April 19 2020 10: 25
          The Syrians, like the majority in the east, are merchants, not warriors, our gangsters will not have time to gouge them; they, right here, open their shops, little shops, start repairing, which ones are not clear. After the liberation of land from the Germans, this was not observed in our country. And something about the underground and partisans is not heard from them. Hucksters, in a word.
          1. Polymer
            Polymer April 19 2020 12: 34
            Quote: Ros 56
            Hucksters, in a word.

            Yes, the inability to sacrifice today for the future of his and his children is a serious obstacle. I would like to say that there is no idea that can unite the vast majority. But there is an understanding that there is not even this majority that can unite. Dead end.
    3. mig29mks
      mig29mks April 18 2020 22: 02
      Occupants, they are the invaders in Africa !!!! The world is not about them !!!
    4. Lelek
      Lelek April 19 2020 12: 58
      Quote: Nyrobsky
      One thing is clear - Turks and mattresses are absolutely superfluous there

      hi , Dmitry.
      Yes, it is, but their departure, apparently, will not be quick. We cannot leave there (a convenient base in the Mediterranean, the prestige of the state, agreements with the government of the SAR), but gradually "squeezing out" the sworn uninvited "partners" is yes, we must. Therefore, the Russian Federation organizes another base in northern Syria.
  2. steelmaker
    steelmaker April 18 2020 20: 39
    I don’t understand why our military presented an ultimatum to the militants? They decided to scare, but then they themselves got scared? And now they write to us about the greyhound of terrorists and Americans! And it always happens - if you do not respect yourself, why should others respect you?
  3. Fantazer911
    Fantazer911 April 18 2020 21: 14
    Extra Turks there, who build their block posts there, and mattresses, under the guise of helping, steal oil there, and contain gangs that are banned in Russia, trying to split the country together with the Turks
    1. AVA77
      AVA77 April 18 2020 23: 24
      The Americans burned themselves with oil; now they themselves must supply oil to Syria at the time.
    2. Lelek
      Lelek April 19 2020 13: 12
      Quote: Fantazer911
      Extra Turks there, who build their block posts there ...

      The Turks have too scattered their forces, waging hostilities in Syria and Libya. And there, and there they lose control over their "fosterlings", but withdrawing troops (which would be economically beneficial for Turkey) for "Sultan" Ertogan would mean the loss of face, and after that - the loss of the throne (and possibly life). Therefore, predicting what will happen, given the growing losses from the virus and the disruption of the tourist season in Turkey itself, is counterproductive.
  4. Petrol cutter
    Petrol cutter April 18 2020 23: 22
    To hell with Syria.
    This is absolutely not what worries people today.
    With all due respect.
    1. primala
      primala April 19 2020 00: 05
      Quote: Benzorez
      To hell with Syria.
      This is absolutely not what worries people today.
      With all due respect.

      Leaving Syria will throw Assad into the "fire". And at the same time, why do we need this smut !?
      Assad will not act like Yanukovych. Although ... maybe his family should be evacuated.
      And may Islam be among them. All the same, they will NOT appreciate the good motives of Russia.
      We are for them any "wrong". (anyway). Alas.
      1. Petrol cutter
        Petrol cutter April 19 2020 00: 18
        TAM will figure it out. What, how much, hockey with the ball.
      2. Petrol cutter
        Petrol cutter April 19 2020 01: 43
        As Comrade Sukhov taught
        Abdullah - through the pipe had to be taken!
  5. Chaldon48
    Chaldon48 April 18 2020 23: 34
    In short, we are bogged down in Syria no worse than in Afghanistan. The United States will not calm down until it provokes a new crisis in Russia.
  6. sanik2020
    sanik2020 April 19 2020 10: 24
    The bearded men were bombed with more, now the American and Turkish armies came in their place and bombed them with the bench press. Now the polites will begin and then the meat grinder again, until the meat runs out.