After the battle for Sukhna and encirclement of troops of the Caliphate in Central Syria, before DAESH is the quite non-trivial task of building a mobile defense in the desert areas to the West of Deir ez-Zor, which requires additional forces, which can be taken is that from Iraq but to transfer them is becoming more difficult due to the intense attacks from the Russian and the U.S. air force.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday there is evidence that the West is supplying chemical weapons to militants in Syria.
“Yes, it’s true,” she told the state-funded Vesti FM radio station on Thursday morning. “Western countries and regional powers are directly and indirectly supplying militants, terrorists and extremists in Syria with banned toxic substances.”
Advancing from the North “Tigers” and troops stationed North of Suhkna, took the few remaining towns, and in the end the militants were already in the operational environment, though building a fully walled boiler will take some time.
In the second pot have the potential to be several hundred fighters.
As a result, the remaining troops of the Caliphate in Central Syria were cut off from the main territory of the Caliphate. This facilitates the final liberation of the Eastern regions of the provinces of HOMS and Hama from the Caliphate, and that seamlessly complements the final liberation of the province of Aleppo, which was today officially announced.
SAA in turn will take several days to create a full wall of the boiler, so as long as there has been only a General cordon cutting off the group from rest of the Caliphate. Overall, this development is changing in favor of the SAA strategic position in Central Syria and creates the preconditions for the further liberation of the territories of the provinces of HOMS and Hama, and also creates the medium term to restore oil production in the liberated areas that will facilitate economic situation in Syria.
If 2016 was a decisive turning point in the war against “green”, it is already likely that in 2017, Syria, Russia and Iran have achieved a decisive breakthrough in the war against the Caliphate. But the path to the complete defeat of the enemy will be long and bloody.
The war is far from over, but now the contours of key tasks are being seen, the solution of which will allow Talk about the end of the Syrian war.Will this happen in 2018 or later, will depend first of all on the successes of the Syrian military and their Russian and Iranian allies. What we see now is the consistent harvesting of what was planted in 2015-2016 Years. It is not without problems, but the general trend is quite favorable and promises further territorial acquisitions.
Yesterday on the border of Iraq and Syria near Al-TANF (from the Iraqi side, on the territory of Anbar province), the militants of the Caliphate has made a powerful attack on the Iranian proxies (referred to as the 14th Iraqi brigade).