In the province of Deir Ez-Zor, as a result of a powerful counterattack against the forces of the SAA, ISIS fighters captured a number of settlements on the western bank of the Euphrates River. The terrorists executed several SAA fighters in the village of Khadzhin and outraged publicly the body of the murdered soldier in the suburb of Abu Kamal.
On the east coast of the river, SDF are fighting against the ISIS in the vicinity of the village of Abu Hamam. It is reported that in the last 24 hours, SDF captured the territory of 6 km2 on the eastern bank of the Euphrates. In the south of Damascus, terrorists have made a breakthrough in the Al-Tadamon district, capturing 10 buildings there. Nevertheless, in a swift counterattack, NDF knocked them back. In Homs province, “Maghaweer Thawra” group, backed by US-led Coalition, repelled ISIS attack in the area of its base Al-Tanf near the border with Jordan.
In the framework of the operation to capture the strategically important city of Maghr Al-Meer in the province of Damascus, SAA liberated the settlements of Tal Khazzan, Tal Madjanah, and Tal Al-Ahmar in Dhahr Al-Aswad area. After taking control over the hill of Al-Hazzan, government troops with gunfire and aerial support began to attack militants’ positions on the hill of Al-Ahmar. Elite detachments of SAA under the command of a high-ranking commander Dyuraid arrived in the province of Idlib. In the province of Aleppo, SAA attacked the positions of militants in the area of the settlement of Sayala to the west of Hanasir. What is more, clashes occurred between the YPG and the Turkish troops in the area of the settlement Kobani located at the Syrian-Turkish border.