Opposition forces clash with armed men apparently affiliated with IS in Tafas, 12 km northwest of Daraa. 3 of the IS-affiliated fighters were killed in addition to 12 opposition casualties, 7 of which were executed by the IS-affiliated fighters in the city. A civilian was also killed during the fighting raising the total number of casualties to 16.
(Header image: Syrian Republic Guard customized armored vehicles in Jobar neighborhood, Damascus. Image courtesy of @LuftwaffeAS)
RuAF airstrikes on Raqqah caused the death of 44 individuals including 5 members of the IS islamic police. An additional 60 individuals were wounded. The airstrikes today followed similar attacks yesterday, now revealed as RuAF attacks.Read More »
16 casualties including 5 women and 8 babies and young children were caused by airstrikes yet unknown whether carried out by the SyAF or International Coalition fighter jets. The number of casualties is expected to rise as more than 40 individuals were wounded or are yet to be found under the rubble.Read More »
Arab and Kurdish officials announce the establishment of the Federation of Northern Syria – Rojava last night. The establishment of the new federation is being seen by many Syrians as an initial sign of the partitioning of Syria, an event they are strongly against. Kurdish citizens on the other hand see this as a new era for Kurds in Syria.Read More »
An islamist opposition ammunition storage facility exploded in Hayt, 22 km northwest of Daraa, causing the death of 2 islamist opposition fighters, one of which was a commander. Some reports mention that Yarmouk Martyrs Brigade are responsible for this explosion.
SAA target an opposition vehicle in Kafr Nasej, northern Daraa Governorate, causing the death of 2 and injuring 3 of the opposition fighters in the vehicle.
Russian president Vladimir Putin issued an order to pull out most of the Russian forces in Syria, leaving some military presence mainly in Tartus and Bassel al-Assad International Airport, south of Latakia. S-400 air-defense systems will remain in Syria.
The fighting between JAN reinforced by Jund al-Aqsa and Division 13 in Ma’arat al-Nu’man and other locations in Idlib Governorate during the night caused a total of 7 Division 13 and 4 JAN casualties. The number of prisoners from Division 13 that were taken prisoner by JAN has reached in excess of 40. Amongst the weapons and supplies taken by JAN were some US-supplied TOW missile launchers. Local family members of Division 13 fighters protested against JAN, demanding they leave Ma’arat al-Nu’man.Read More »
An SyAF Mig-21 was reportedly shot down by two Ahrar ash-Sham thermal rockets in the vicinity of Kafarnabodah today. The aircraft was seen plunging with a smoke trail as the fighter pilot ejected. The pilot later died of his wounds. Ahrar ash-Sham released footage of the parachuting pilot.
An airstrike on the road between as-Sukhnah and Palmyra (route M20) hit a bus carrying passengers on their way from Raqqah to Damascus. 15 of the passengers aboard this bus were killed and some more were injured.
IS carried out a double suicide attack in the vicinity of Hawwarin, 59 km southeast of Homs. Reports of several SAA casualties.