Syria Daily Report 31/07/2015

118 Casualties yesterdayFighting between Kurds and JAN in northern Syria | Heavy fighting between SAA and rebels in al-Ghab Plain continues | 25 rebel and 9 SAA casualties in New Aleppo | International Coalition strikes IS in Deir ez-Zor and JAN in A’azaz

Aleppo Governorate:

  1. Fighting broke out between Kurdish and JAN forces in the village of Der Ballout and the areas around Atimah after JAN disapproved of trenches being dug by the Kurdish forces around Afrin and closed the roads in the area.
  2. Fighting between rebels and JAN continued today after yesterday’s kidnapping of 7 rebels from the 30th division in A’zaz including the division commander by JAN during the return of the rebel fighters from a meeting with other rebel factions to organize an attack against IS.
  3. International Coalition airstrikes target JAN in the vicinity of A’zaz. Reports vary between 4 and 8 JAN casualties.

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Syria Daily Report 30/07/2015

Yesterday’s death toll: 144Surprise IS attack on Sarrin killing 10 Kurds | IS drone downed by the SAA in Kuweyres Military Airport | 16 civilian casualties during an SAA airstrike on Saraqib | Heavy fighting continues in Aleppo

Map of the situation in Idlib. Image courtesy of @Karybdamoid
Map of the situation in Idlib. Image courtesy of @Karybdamoid.

Idlib Governorate:

16 civilian casualties during an SAA airstrike on the village of Saraqib.

Aleppo Governorate:

  1. Around 150 citizens from Sarrin taken into custody by the Kurdish forces on the charge of being IS personnel.
  2. 10 casualties and 15 injuries sustained by the Kurdish forces in Sarrin after a suprise attack by IS in which a suicide bomber attacked the southeast district of the town. The suicide bombing was followed by heavy fighting during which 8 IS fighters were killed. Kurdish forces remain in control of the area.
  3. JAN was accused of kidnapping brigade 30 commander and 7 more soldiers in Aazaz during a meeting to coordinate attacks against IS in northern Aleppo Governorate.
  4. Rebels and JAN fight against IS forces in eastern Aleppo Governorate near the villages of Aazaz and Sawran. Reports of one rebel fighter killed during the fighting.
  5. NDF and SAA forces fight agains IS in Tell Aran, a Kurdish village southeast of Aleppo.
  6. SAA shoot down an IS reconnaissance drone in Kuweyres Military Airport.

    IS drone downed in Kuweyres Military Airport. Image courtesy of @sayed_ridha.
    IS drone downed in Kuweyres Military Airport. Image courtesy of @sayed_ridha.

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Syria Daily Report 29/07/2015

Another airstrike against JAN by the International Coalition in Kafr Hind | IS attack on SAA forces in southern Hasakah cause the death of 5 | Numerous fights continue in Aleppo and its vicinity | Israeli Air Force attack a car in the Quneitra Countryside killing 5

Aleppo Governorate:

  1. Two IS fighters managed to infiltrate a rebel building in Marea village, northern Aleppo Governorate. Both IS fighters blew themselves up with explosive belts causing the death of 2 rebel commanders and injuring more.
  2. Fighting broke out between Kurdish forces and IS on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River close to Sarrin. Reports of casualties on both sides.
  3. Rebels filmed an execution of a soldier belonging to the SAA alliance in Nubl and al-Zahraa after the SAA refused a prisoner exchange deal.

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Syria Daily Report 28/07/2015

Large scale offensive carried out by JAN and rebels in Jisr ash-Shugur and al-Ghab Plain | JAN commander targeted in an International Coalition airstrike | SAA and Kurdish forces in Hasakah push IS out of al-Zuhour Neighborhood | Fighting in Sheikh Najar breaks out

Idlib – Hamah Governorates:

SAA vehicles strewn across the M4 highway after rebel offensive. Image courtesy of @archicivilians.
SAA vehicles strewn across the M4 highway after rebel offensive. Image courtesy of @archicivilians.

A large-scale operation carried out by rebel and JAN forces against SAA blockades in villages and towns in the vicinity of Jisr ash-Shugur and al-Ghab Plain, apparently in an attempt to cut off the M4 highway. Reports of significant progress made by the rebels and JAN in the area. 13 rebel / JAN and 12 SAA casualties reported in addition to an SAA tank that was destroyed. The SAA launched a counter attack and regained control of some areas after heavy fighting and large scale shelling.Read More »

Syria Daily Report 27/07/2015

Kurds defeat IS forces in Sarrin | Heavy fighting in Jobar causes death of 11 SAA and NDF reporter | Heavy fighting between rebels and SAA around Jisr ash-Shugur | Two motorcycle bombs in Qamishli this morning

Turkey-Syria Border:

  1. Kurdish forces have successfully taken over Sarrin after heavy fighting against IS, thus assuming control of the east bank of the Euphrates River from Sarrin to the Syrian Turkey border.
  2. Turkish attacks targeting Kurdish controlled areas causing tensions to rise between the Kurdish and Assyrian general command and Turkey. Around 22:00 yesterday Turkish tanks fired rounds on the village of Zawr Mughar and the village of Tall Fendr. ‘… we all will rise up to defend ourselves against any attack from Turkey.’ – excerpt from a statement released by Assyrian Christians head of foreign affairs Rima Tüzün.

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Syria Daily Report 26/07/2015

IS forces retreat to al-Zuhour, their last stronghold in Hasakah | 8 SAA soldiers dead during fighting against IS in Kuweyres Military Airport | Rebel shelling of Shi’ite villages continues, cutting off water supply in al-Fu’ah | Advances made by the SAA against IS in Palmyra

Kurdish forces raising their flags after considerable advances made in Hasakah. Image courtesy of @kovandire.
Kurdish forces raising their flags after considerable advances made in Hasakah. Image courtesy of @kovandire.


IS forces did not manage to hold their positions in Hasakah and have now retreated to their final positions in al-Zuhour neighborhood where they will attempt to hold back the attacks of the Kurdish and Assyrian forces on one side and the SAA forces on the other.
According to the number of casualties since the beginning of the fights in Hasakah is as follows:

  1. Unknown number of Kurdish / Assyrian casualties.
  2. 120 SAA casualties.
  3. 271 IS casualties.Read More »

Syria Daily Report 25/07/2015

Two IS commanders killed by Coalition airstrikes on Deir ez-Zor | Heavy fighting between rebels and SAA in Quneitra | Three IS VBIEDs targeting Kurdish forces | Fighting breaks out in Aqrab between SAA and rebels


Hamah Governorate:

A new offense by SAA against the rebel forces controlling the village of Aqrab. 4 rebel casualties and 3 SAA casualties.

Damascus Governorate:

  1. SAA soldiers killed in Der Khabeya during a guided missile launch by rebel forces.
  2. JAN and rebels started fighting the IS in Qalamoun. Reports of casualties on both sides.

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Syria Daily Report 24/07/2015


Zakaria AbdulRakhman al-Aboud. Image courtesy of smartnews.
Zakaria AbdulRakhman al-Aboud. Image courtesy of smartnews.
  1. The number of rebel casualties has risen to 10 since two days ago during rebel operation ‘Southern Storm’ to restore control of Daraa. Commander of ‘Falloujah al-Houran Brigade’ Zakaria AbdulRahman Al-‘Aboud was killed during artillery fire by the SAA on the ElnaymahDaraa front.
  2. Heavy SAA shelling of the towns and villages surrounding Daraa with more than 14 explosive barrel drops on al-Yadudah.

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Syria Daily Report 23/07/2015

Left to right: al-Jabouri, Alghanem, al-Masri. Images courtesy of @sayed_ridha, @ArmyYarmouk
Left to right: al-Jabouri, al-Ghanem, al-Masri. Images courtesy of @sayed_ridha, @ArmyYarmouk


Fighting between rebels and SAA on four fronts as part of the rebel ‘Southern Storm’ campaign to capture Daraa:

  1. Fighting in Elnaymah.
  2. Fighting in al-Yadudah.
  3. Fighting in Tal Za’atar.
  4. Heavy fighting in the city of Daraa. Rebels announce the deaths of 3 commanders: battalion commander Saddam al-Jabouri, battalion commander Mohammad Abdelrahim al-Ghanem, and field commander Jalal Mohammad al-Masri. Casualties on both sides during the fighting.

The fighting in Daraa is accompanied by heavy shelling of both sides.
A hospital in Tal Shehab was taken out of service after 4 explosive barrel drops by the SAA.Read More »

Syria Daily Report 22/07/2015

Left to right: José Manuel López, Ángel Sastre, and Antonio Pampliega. Image courtesy of
Left to right: José Manuel López, Ángel Sastre, and Antonio Pampliega. Image courtesy of


Contact with 3 spanish journalists in Aleppo has been cut off since 12/07/2015.

Aleppo Governorate:

  1. 12 casualties during an explosive barrel drop in Kaser al-Buorije.
  2. Kurdish forces have fired heavy machine guns on IS locations in Sarrin.
  3. Rebels are shelling the Shi’ite towns of Nubl and al-Zaharaa, besieged by JAN. This shelling and that of Fu’ah and Kafraya in Idlib are said to be a response to the offense of Hezbollah and the SAA in Zabadani during the last 19 days.

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