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Syria, Russia’s maxi intervention against Isis east of Deir Ezzor

Massive Russian intervention against Isis east of Deir Ezzor. Over 40 strikes by Moscow fighters on IS posts to interrupt the chain of ambushes against the SAA and the militias in Badia

Russia intervenes heavily in support of the Syrian army (SAA) pressed by Isis east of Deir Ezzor. In the past few hours, the Moscow fighters have carried out over 40 strikes on IS posts in the Badia al-Sham desert on the border between Homs, Raqqa and Deir Ezzor. Objective: to reduce the operational capacity of the jihadists, who continue to ambush the SAA and the allied militias in the quadrant. The latest saw seven members of the Al-Quds Brigade, including a commander, being killed by terrorists on the road between Mayadeen and Fayda Ibn Moweni’e. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), since 24 March last year 1,027 soldiers from Damascus and allies, 140 pro-Iran militiamen and two Russian soldiers have died in the area. There are periodically roundups and raids, but so far none of these have managed to neutralize the great pocket of the fundamentalists, which is moving in the southeast of the Middle Eastern country.

Meanwhile, Turkey continues to send forces south of Idlib. From Kafr Loosin a new convoy arrives, while the TAF begin to line up on the M4 in the direction of Latakia

Meanwhile, Turkey continues to strengthen its military presence south of Idlib, in the Zawiya area and on the M4. A new TAF convoy of about twenty vehicles has just crossed the Kafr Loosing crossing to head towards the new observation points in the Syrian province. In addition, Ankara has deployed some assets along the highway, presumably to carry out roundups and make it safe. This suggests that soon there will be another patrol activity in the direction of Latakia and perhaps a reconnaissance to create additional observation points. This was in order to lock up the quadrant and complicate the SAA offensive against Barah. This, in fact, continues even if at a distance with artillery, in anticipation of a future land invasion, which is however complicated by the increasingly massive presence of Turkish soldiers.

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