Following the capture of 8 villages earlier in the day, the US-backed ‘Syrian Democratic Forces’ (SDF) swept through another five ISIS-held villages in a huge offensive that now has Kurdish forward units stationed at the northern bank of the Euphrates River in a region some 40 kilometers east of the provincial capital of Raqqa.
Remarkable photos from under the Iraqi tal afar. From the standpoint of Pro-Iranian Shiite militia “Hashd al-SHAABI” filmed the dumping of a shipment (container on the parachute) in a village controlled by the Caliphate.
In the night of Monday, January 20, 2017, the militants “Jaish Khalid bin Walid”, which is considered a branch of Terror grouping “Islamic state” (ISIS, prohibited in Russia) suddenly attacked their rivals from the jihadist Alliance “Hayat Tahrir al-sham” led by the terrorists of “jabhat al Fatah ash-sham” (DFS, banned in Russia) in the South-West province of Deraa.
On the background of Turkish setbacks, things are going well for the Syrians, and Kurds. SAA continues to advance towards Deir-Hafer, and the Kurds compress Raqqa in the East and spread their influence to the southern borders of Rojava in the direction of the Euphrates and Deir-ez-Zor. In light of this situation, Erdogan’s statements that he wants to attack Raqqa, look a bit detached from military reality.
The attack on Palmyra is developing quite successfully. After the occupation of the crossroads to the East of the airbase Tiyas, the army has for several weeks engaged in heavy fighting over the oil fields to the North of the road Tiyas-Palmyra.