Military Situation In Syria On June 18, 2020 (Map Update)

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Military Situation In Syria On June 18, 2020 (Map Update)

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A brief overview of the recent developments in Syria:

  • A booby-trap explosion was reported at the Nassib checkpoint on the Syrian-Jordanian border;
  • Large reinforcements of the Turkish military and its Syrian proxies were deployed north of Ayn Issa;
  • An incident occurred between the Russian Military Police and SDF/locals/US-led coalition at Deir Ghusun;
  • The US imposed new sanctions under the Caesar Act against Syria and its allies;
  • The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) detained two ISIS members south of Shaddadi;
  • Turkish-backed forces shelled positions of the SDF west of Tal Abyadh;
  • Turkish-backed forces shelled positions of the Syrian Army west of Aleppo;
  • The Syrian Army sent reinforcements to southern Idlib amid increased SyAF and RuAF activity;
  • Large reinforcements of the Turkish military and its Syrian proxies were deployed of Ain Issa;
  • An anti-government demonstration was held in Tafas, Daraa province, as a part of previous demonstrations.

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  • Willing Conscience (The Truths

    “Large reinforcements of the Turkish military and its Syrian proxies were deployed of Ain Issa.”

    Erdogan really wants the M4 reopened, he wants it reopened in Idlib and Latakia and he’s been making some good progress there lately :[, but here in Al Hasakah and Ar Raqqah he’s going to have to fight for the M4, unless he can get the Russians to help him that is, but the Kurds keep chanting, “No Russian bases, we don’t trust you, we think you’ll let the Turks in”, so maybe they can’t.

    The Kurds are a curious bunch, you never know what they’re going to do next, but Erdogan thinks he knows what they’re doing, he’s accusing them of helping the Syrian government, he’s actually saying the SDF are helping Assad prop up the Syrian pound, is he right, I’m not sure yet but I have a funny feeling he is, or maybe I’m just hoping he’s right.

    “Syria’s Bashar Assad regime is bargaining with YPG/PKK terrorists to prevent further erosion in the value of the local currency, the Syrian pound, according to local sources.
    The sources said through this bargaining process, the Assad regime has shown the willingness to work with a terrorist group that has oppressed and terrorized civilians in northern Syria, along the Turkish border.
    With the Assad regime unable to pay its rising debts to its supporters Russia and Iran, it looked to the terrorist group YPG/PKK to help stop the free fall of Syrian pound and possible economic collapse, said the sources.
    The YPG/PKK had been paying its members in dollars, which depressed the local currency, but the regime made a deal with the terrorists to stop this practice.
    In return, the regime dropped customs taxes on goods sent from the areas under YPG/PKK occupation to regime-controlled areas and pledged to improve trade ties if the terrorist group switched to Syrian pounds.

    https://www.dailysabah.com/politics/damascus-bargains-with-ypgpkk-terrorists-to-save-syrian-pound/news