Syrian Army battles ISIS on the eastern bank of the Euphrates

A few days later the after the crossing of the Euphrates River, SAA has regained control under the settlements of Marrat and Mazloum to the east from the city of Deir ez-Zor (prov. Deir ez-Zor). What is more, the government troops have broken through the defense of ISIS at Saker Island which is the closest to the province capital. The Kurdish fighters still refuse to negotiate with Damascus over the ownership of the eastern part of the territory of the Deir ez-Zor, and plan to capture the entire territory up to the city of Al-Buqamal, located in the south of the governorate.

Meanwhile, in Raqqa, the SDF soldiers with the assistance of the US-led coalition Air Force have captured several municipal buildings from terrorists. It is reported, that the Kurds have started the final part of the city liberating operation.

In Iraq, the command of the local troops has announced the beginning of the operation to liberate the city of Hawija and its environs from terrorists. Over the past day, the Iraqi army has captured about 10 settlements to the northwest from Hawija, forcing the ISIS soldiers to retreat.

In the west of Syria, namely in the north of Hama, clashes between militants and the government forces have continued. SyAAF with the support of the RuAF again has inflicted several air strikes on Tahrir al-Sham’s positions in Al-Lataminah, Qalaat al-Madiq, Kafr Zita, Kafr Nabudah towns. In the south of the neighboring Idlib, the aviation of the same alliance has attacked rebels in the city of Khan Sheikhun, and in the vicinity of Maarat al-Numan.

In Damascus, the Syrian army has shelled positions of the rebels in Jobar district and in Ayn Tarma.

The militants, in return, have repulsed the SAA attack in the east of As-Suwayda, and also have shelled the town of al Nahal to the west from the city of Hama (prov. Hama).

Turkish bulldozers and excavators have left the territory of Turkey and moved to the Bab al-Hawa checkpoint in the north of Idlib.

21. 09. 2017, 22:10