On the eve of the military operation of the SAA, ISIS evacuates civilians from the settlement of Al-Hajar al-Aswad to the Yarmuk camp. The RuAF made IS the last warning of full destruction by the forces of the SAA, if they don’t give up. However, it is reported that terrorists of the IS are actively preparing for the battle. With the support of the Russian Air Forces, the government troops have already launched a counter-offensive against terrorists in Homs, and considerable numbers of US military forces and US-backed SDF reinforcements have arrived in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor province to liquidate the local ISIS forces.
At the same time, the Syrian Air Forces continued to bomb the Douma. According to the latest estimates, 40 people died in the city, another 1,000 were injured. It is reported that the “Jaysh al-Islam” group has reached an agreement with the Russian centre for the reconciliation of the parties on a ceasefire with the Syrian side.
In addition, government forces inflicted a series of artillery and air strikes against militants in the Kafrzet area and in the city of al-Lataminah in the suburbs of Hama.
In the city of Ras al-Ayn in the north-western suburb of Hasaka, Turkish artillery has shelled the positions of the Kurds, and the pro-Turkish detachments of the FSA have sent large-scale reinforcements to the west of Aleppo.