Syria Daily Report 15/03/2016

Yesterday’s casualties: 77 | Today marks 5 years since the beginning of the Syrian Civil War | 12 bodies dumped in IS mass grave near Mayadin | Protests in Ma’arat al-Nu’man intensify


Deir ez-Zor Governorate:

IS members were seen dumping 12 headless bodies into a mass grave near Mayadin, southern Deir ez-Zor Governorate. The bodies are presumed to be men and women executed in the IS prisons.

Daraa Governorate:

2 islamist opposition fighters were assassinated by unknown assailants in Nawa, 29 km north of Daraa.

Hasakah Governorate:

IS launch an attack against an SDF blockade in al-Buraij, a village 11 km northeast of Hasakah. Reports of casualties on both sides.

Hama Governorate:

Opposition forces launch a new offensive effort against SAA in al-Jarniyah and Ramliyah, two villages between Hama and Salamiyah. Reports of opposition advances being made.

Damascus Governorate:

  1. SAA and opposition forces clash in al-Wafddien Camp, northeast of Damascus. Reports of casualties on both sides.
  2. JAN, Ahrar ash-Sham, and other islamist opposition factions announce the formation of a new islamist opposition coalition targeted on capturing Damascus: Jaysh al-Fustat. Later during the day, Ahrar ash-Sham denied joining this coalition.
150316 @SOHR Removal of a JAN flag during protests in Ma'arat al-Nu'man
JAN flag being pulled off by protester in Ma’arat al-Nu’man. Image courtesy of SOHR.

Idlib Governorate:

During protests marking 5 years since the start of the Syrian civil war in Ma’arat al-Nu’man, flags of Division 13, an opposition faction recently infighting with JAN, were seen amongst other FSA flags as the protesters removed JAN flags from their surroundings and demanded JAN remove their presence from Ma’arat al-Nu’man. JAN members fired in the air to disperse these protests.

Homs Governorate:

The number of casualties caused by the RuAF airstrikes that hit a bus on the road between as-Sukhnah and Palmyra on the 11th of March has risen to 26.

 

Fighting continues in these areas:

Marea – Northern Aleppo Governorate: IS vs opposition forces.

Markadah – Hasakah Governorate: SDF vs IS. 4 SDF casualties were reported due to the fighting yesterday.

Jubb al-AhmarKabanahJabal al-AkradJabal Turkman – Latakia Governorate: SAA and allies under Russian supervision vs the 1st and 2nd Coastal Divisions, Ahrar ash-Sham, Ansar ash-Sham, JAN, and Turkestan Islamic Party forces.

150316 @sayed_ridha Liwaa Suqour al-Jabal relocating from Latakia to Palmyra battlefront.jpg
Liwaa Suqour al-Jabal relocating from Latakia to Palmyra battlefront. Image courtesy of @sayed_ridha.

Homs Governorate:

  1. al-Quaryatayn: SAA vs IS. Reports of casualties on both sides as SAA advance.
  2. Palmyra: SAA vs IS. Reports of SAA advances being made.
  3. TalbisahTer Maela: SAA vs opposition forces.

Deir ez-Zor Outskirts – Jbelaal-Hawiqahal-Roshdeyah Neighborhoods – Deir ez-Zor Governorate: SAA vs IS. IS advance in the outskirts of Deir ez-Zor. Casualties reported on both sides.

Marj as-Sultan Vicinity – Damascus Governorate: SAA vs islamist opposition and JAN forces.

 

Yesterday’s casualties according to www.syriahr.com:

77 casualties.

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