Syrian Army Repels Large ISIS Attack Near Ithriyah

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Syrian Army Repels Large ISIS Attack Near Ithriyah

At least 6 soldiers were killed and 9 others were injured in an ISIS attack on a Syrian Army checkpoint near the town of Ithriyah, located on the Hama-Aleppo road. According to pro-government sources, at least 5 ISIS members were killed in the clashes.

Regular ISIS attacks in desert areas in central Syria are a serious problem for Syrian government forces. During the past few weeks, the army and its allies completed a series of combing operations against ISIS cells in eastern Homs, southern Raqqa and western Deir Ezzor. It seems that these efforts forced the terrorist group to shift its focus towards eastern Hama.

Nonetheless, there is little doubt that as soon as the Syrian military sends units hunting down ISIS cells along the Palmyra-Deir Ezzor road to the Itriyah area, ISIS attacks in the Deir Ezzor countryside will resume once again.

The Damascus government will likely continue lacking resources to clear the entire desert of ISIS cells as long as it needs to keep large forces on the contact line with the Turkish Army and its proxies in Greater Idlib, near the region of Afrin and in northeastern Syria.

Idlib militant groups are not only waging a never-ending propaganda war against the Damascus government, but also find time for regular infighting.

On June 17, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham arrested Abu Salah al-Uzbeki, the founder and former leader of the Katibat al Tawhid wal Jihad terrorist group, which consists mostly of ethnic Uzbeks. Al-Uzbeki and two of his bodyguards were captured by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham forces near the city of Idlib on June 17. The reason for tensions is that Katibat al Tawhid wal Jihad recently distanced itself from Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and signed a pact with Ansar al-Din, another al-Qaeda-linked group. Earlier this month, Ansar al-Din and several other medium and small groups created a new coalition – Fa Ithbatu. Hayat Tahrir al-Sham may have considered this move as an attempt to challenge its dominant position among the so-called moderate opposition.

Usbat al-Tha’ireen, an Iraqi pro-Iranian group formed earlier in 2020, released a new video claiming responsibility for a series of attacks on US forces and facilities across Iraq.

In the video entitled “Victory Comes With Patience” it claimed that:

  • On June 8, it shelled Camp Taji damaging a C-130 military transport aircraft of the US Air Force;
  • On June 11, it launched rockets at the US embassy in Baghdad’s Green Zone;
  • On June 16, it launched rockets at the US-operated military section of Baghdad International Airport.

Usbat al-Tha’ireen is the group that killed 3 US-led coalition personnel with a rocket strike on Camp Taji on March 11. Nonetheless, its claims about the damaging of the C-130 aircraft belonging to US military can hardly been verified.

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  • <>

    I wonder why we haven’t seen any IAF attacks on Iranian forces lately, I’d like to believe the Iranians started leaving Syria but I’m not sure it’s the case. If it is not the case, then why did we stop? perhaps we plan something big? not that I’m aware of. I was sure Gantz would hit them very hard once he entered the DM office, unless we made a deal with Russia behind the doors. Anyway, I want to see more dead IRGC either by air or ground.

    • Icarus Tanović

      You stopped, because you are sissies, hiding behind American back.

      • <>

        If that was the case, how come we hit time like a thousand times? butthurt much?

        • Astar Roth

          What is this supposed to mean, are you illiterate…

    • Jens Holm

      Iranians probatly dont send targets.

    • ali

      “I’d like to believe the Iranians started leaving Syria” haha fucking idiot. do you think it’s that easy? we just started building our missile cities in syria. going underground so you won’t see how close we actually are to you. right when you’re being fed zioterrorist propaganda about how iranians are scared and leaving syria we’re pointing missiles at your cities from underground launchers in your neighboring country. ready to fire as soon as you dare to take your next step. and that fire is not gonna go down unless it’s taking tel-aviv and haifa down with it. this is not the 60s and we aren’t Arabs. this war has never started because we’ve always knew that when it does it’s gonna be the last one. very soon we will paint palestine with your blood. go spend your time with your family while you still can.

      • Simplekindof Man

        What is it you ( Iranian./Persian ) have against Israelites/Jews whatever I don’t really get….
        And vice versa.
        Religion is a lame excuse, anything realistic or tangible?
        Asking on personal or ethnic level
        And not on political interest

        • ali

          you’re right it’s about humanity before it is about religion. and judaism the 4000 year old religion isn’t the problem Zionism is so you couldn’t call this a religious war rather an ideological war. not all jews are zionists and a good portion of them (actual religious jews) are even against it. the less than 80 years old terroristic movement of Zionism as a side-effect of WW2 threatens humanity first , the middle east second since it hasn’t seen a good day since israel became a thing and then islam. and we’re the only ones man enough to stand against it while Western and Arab leaders are enjoying that zionist money and praising the terrorists. Abby martin would tell you the same. we’re almost the only ones keeping up the fight and we the Persians will be liberators of Palestine and the zionists buddies in Riyadh. and we’re already halfway there. we have them both surrounded from everywhere, only thing we need is the first spark and that fire i was talking about ignites. so it’s not one thing it’s a mixture of a sense of humanity first, then religious duties as islam tells it’s followers that they have to help anyone who’s being oppressed turns out only the shias give a fuck about that message (not religious but that’s how the religious here think) and of course ethnicity. after all what you see in the middle east right now is what a lot of people call the Neo Persian Empire. this is not the first time we have this region under our control. and it’s only getting bigger and stronger from here until Saudi turns into Arabia or possibly Iran and Palestine is freed.

          • Simplekindof Man

            I still get the feeling that the Iranian regime is trying to fight a war they could have outright turned their back on and focus more on internal development and increase the quality of life of their own people.
            somehow I think the majority of Iranians whould agree with me…
            Just saying.

          • ali

            i don’t know about majority but you’re right again about a lot of people. apart from that point the majority almost always lacks Historical Intelligence and is heavily affected by Western and Arabic media (translated and paid for strictly for iranian consumption) therefore they lack the skill to know who’s their enemy and most importantly who’s their biggest and most important enemy based on their country and region’s history. and no they couldn’t turn their back to it. as i said it’s an ideological crash. all of this siad, don’t think that means we lack the numbers. i’m a communist but an iranian first and i’m one soldier. keep the religious ones and leftists and mossadeghists like me into account and you’ll find we have more than enough Intellectuals aka soldiers to get to what we want how we want it and when we want it. WE not any yellow-head in the world who thinks he knows what’s best for us.

          • Cromwell

            They couldn’t turn their back on it,because they know if Syria goes down they are next on the list.

          • Jim Allen

            This isn’t a religious war.
            The Zionist Khazar criminal Banking Cabal, made Islam it’s scapegoat 100 years ago when it went there with US Government, England, France, and Italy to steal the resources.

        • Jim Allen

          Seriously, you don’t know ?
          Start back around 1250AD perhaps a bit earlier. Work your way forward with an eye toward the Khazars there are many events that will give you understanding of Iran’s attitude towards the West. 1953 was significant, 1979 another, but it all begins long, long ago when Khazaria still existed.

          • Simplekindof Man

            So the for the sins of the fathers we should perpetually kill eachother. Nations should have nothing to divide.

        • FlorianGeyer

          The current Israeli genocide of the Palestinian people is similar to the US genocide of the Indian tribes of North America.

          • Simplekindof Man

            But it doesn’t answer the question of Iran.
            I mean even the Arabs have sold eachother out repeatedly why should the Persians even bother?

          • FlorianGeyer

            Because the Persians are an ancient civilisation that realises that the West covets Persian mineral wealth.

      • <>

        Oh hi Ali the bastard, sure you can shoot your rockets anytime you want, but don’t think for a second that if you use Syria or Lebanon then Tehran itself is protected. Next war is coming to your own land, get ready for it. You want to bomb our cities? go ahead, Iran will become the next wasteland on this planet.

        • Jim Allen

          The facts do not support your Zionist Khazar arrogant sociopath opinion.

      • FlorianGeyer

        Well said.

    • ©igare☘☘e👽Sm⚽️k🚬ng🦉Man️🎲
      • <>

        They can support Turkey, they also support Iran so they’re playing both sides. Those are very Anti-Israel Jews and we have nothing in common with them, they way I see it they can die together with the mullahs.

      • Astar Roth

        Now about 70% of Israel population aren’t even Jews…converts and stuff…

    • Willing Conscience (The Truths

      Read some Iranian news and you’ll see why your guys are sitting back and waiting, they can see what I can see, Iran’s in desperate fiscal trouble.

      Turkey totally stopped buying Iranian natural gas but increased imports of US LPG by 300%, supply was disrupted by an attack on the Iran/Turkish pipeline and the Turks refused to fix it, when the Iranians fixed it for them the Turks still refused to recommence imports. That’s nothing but a slap in the face, they’ve also done the same thing to Russia and decreased imports of gas and oil from them too.

      The South Koreans are refusing to release billions in withheld funds, after months of negotiations they took the Koreans to court but lost, now they’re taking them to court again, and they’ll lose again.

      Georgia has cut all trade ties with Iran which is also having and effect with Iranian trade with Azerbaijan as well.

      ” Head of Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (TCCIMA) Mr. Masoud Khansari says the non-oil exports have plummeted by 47.7 percent in the first two months of the current year and warned the officials to amend their policies.”

      So Iran’s only got oil and gas exports to China and a minimal oil supply to Turkey, and a few tankers of gasoline to Venezuela, and that’s their total oil and gas export now, that’s not even half of what they produce, and this article above is saying all their export revenue from other commodities are down by nearly half, that means they’re losing their income stream and going broke.

      That’s why your guys are just sitting back and waiting, they may not have to do anything at all if they just sit and wait. Why act like a hawk and risk breaking a wing during a strike when you can just sit back like a vulture and get an easy meal for nothing if you wait, I wouldn’t risk breaking a wing either, not if I could get an easy meal just by waiting for the wounded animal to die.
      Read Iranian news, they’re dying faster than most people realize, the bad news I related is just some of the bad news, in fact I don’t think I’ve seen a good fiscal news article on Iranian news for 2 months now.

      You don’t need to have a military war against Iran because Iran’s already losing the economic war, US sanctions and covid 19 did most of the damage and now Turkey’s driving in the last nails of Iran’s coffin. :]

      • <>

        Thank you man for this analysis, as always you’re loyal to your name and write the truth :)
        If that’s the case then we should just stay away and let that sanctions take their toll from Iran, in addition to the Syrian opposition on the ground that have no love for them or Hezbollah.

    • Alejandro Bonifacio

      you must read Elijah J Magnier and find the answer

    • Cromwell

      Listen you zionist ape,there were NO Iranians IN Syria before the US Reich decided to start a war there,same as isis and Al Qaeda were not in Iraq before they invaded ,so STF.

      • <>

        Not my problem what happened in the past, there are now and we need to get rid of them.

  • Assad must stay

    liquidate all of these daeshbags and rats SAA, be as harsh and as mean as possible to them, make them wish they were never even born

    • vivekananda

      thaey need soldiers. you can go as volunteer. do not tell to others what they should do.

      • Assad must stay

        I would serve them.much better by telling them what to do

  • SOF

    “Idlib militant groups are not only waging a never-ending propaganda war against the Damascus government, but also find time for regular infighting.”

    Priceless.

  • gustavo

    And SAA will continue repealing attack after attack after attack thanks to Russia-Turkey cease fire agreement.

    • Icarus Tanović

      Just be patient. Who rushes breaks a leg or nose.

      • Jens Holm

        Some in USA must be laughing a lot.

        Next time the Russians wont disturb whatever we do. Tempting to add Russian Taxpayers, if they have any…

        • Concrete Mike

          There are over 40 million unemployed in USA, i think its closer to 70 million , thats alot of not tax payers there.

          Once again you hubris is making you look likes a morron!
          Im surprised you still show up around here, after your country’s airforce great job as ISIS airforce in sept 2016 at Thurdah mountain.

          Id stay pretty quiet in your place.

        • cechas vodobenikov

          more racist wishful thinking—Russia has a surplus—producing nothing except cheese and potatoes–u have a national debt—can u count kroner?

    • Jens Holm

      That makes no sense.

      Mext from Ypu might be Americans not being there anymore.

  • Icarus Tanović

    They’re coming from eastern Syria, from Iraq, from Al Tanf, the more we kill them the better the stuff with earth pollution.

    • Jens Holm

      The usual explanation. “they are not locals, has no local support and “cumming” from””.

      Whats an illusion just as Syria never has been a united arab statem where arabs support the Assad Feudal Regime.

      • cechas vodobenikov

        your stupidity is tiresome

        • Astar Roth

          That’s very right…

    • Mustafa Mehmet

      But anus you not doing a gd job. They still coming.

    • cechas vodobenikov

      prior to the amerikan created war in Syria assisted w help from their colonial puppets—Denmark, etc, the highly developed, educated Syrian population fully were in accord and supported Assad—Kurds, Assyrians, Coptics, Sunni,. alawites, Yazidi—even the Druze were largely supported of the Assad govt…the Turkmen tribes in the north were not involved in ISIS fascism until the US/ Turkey provoked this

      • Astar Roth

        Syria is normal, muslim, secular state, much like Libya etc. But Americans and Zios doesn’t like that at all, so they prefer Saudi democratic system implemented there, and then to make mess, as they’re doing all over the place…

        • cechas vodobenikov

          Iraq, Syria Libya were all highly developed nations w universal health care, advanced higher education, full of life culture and art—during Qadaffi (admired by Giddens), Sadaam —it appears that barbarians are envious of civilized poly cultural societies–even Mexico has universal health care…something made impossible in the USA by the fascist, imperialist, racist, obama and his horde barbarians

          • Astar Roth

            Yes, indeed.

  • cechas vodobenikov

    the turkey/HTS primitives will run out of CIA money soon and will no longer be able to pay their ISIS mercenaries—unable to fight the turkey imported 13000 ISIS barbarians to Libya to fight for them….if Turkey is not destroyed by Egypt, perhaps it will be Israel…they now warn that there will be consequences if they steal the Jordon valley from the Palestinians…..can turkey challenge, syria, LNA, Egypt, Greece and Israel? only in their narcissistic fake ottoman dreams

  • ©igare☘☘e👽Sm⚽️k🚬ng🦉Man️🎲

    TurkIsis. Erdogay the Taliban !

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  • Willing Conscience (The Truths

    “Hayat Tahrir al-Sham may have considered this move as an attempt to challenge its dominant position among the so-called moderate opposition.”

    I beg your pardon SF, did you say moderate opposition and HTS in the same sentence, I think you need to reread the Russian/Iranian/Turkish Astana agreement, they all designated both HTS and Al Nusra Front as terrorist organizations.
    So they left HTS did they, but HTS was actually a member of Al Nusra Front before HTS left, and now these guys have left HTS and rejoined the old Al Nusra Front again, LOL, so they left one terrorist organization and joined another one, the same one they split away from 2 years ago, it’s like they’re playing a game of musical chairs, LOL.
    The only groups the Russian/Iranian/Turkish Astana agreement calls moderate opposition are the National Front for Liberation [NFL], The Syrian National Army [SNA], The Syrian Liberation Front [SLF], and the Free Syrian Army [FSA], all the rest are designated terrorists according to Astana.
    And people always call me an idiot for calling the NFL/SNA/SLF/FSA moderate opposition even though that’s what the Russian’s, Iranian’s and the Turks have all said they are in the official Astana agreement, but here’s SF calling HTS moderate opposition despite the fact even the Russian’s, Iranian’s and the Turks have all said they’re designated as terrorists.

    Come on concrete mike, you wrongly had a go at me for calling the NFL moderate opposition the other day, and that’s despite the fact that’s exactly what the Russian’s Iranians and Turks officially call them, so are you going to have a go at SF too now, they actually did call HTS moderate opposition in this article [or at least cleverly insinuated it] when they’re actually officially designated as terrorists. So maybe you should be hassling SF for their actual error, since you’re so eager to debunk wrongful designations like this, you were wrong about my comment but you’d be right if you complained about this SF error.
    I’ll be waiting to see your criticism of this article concrete mike, give them hell, how dare they get it wrong, calling HTS moderate opposition. :]

  • vivekananda

    Somehow there are large rifts on the Pax Russaca.

  • cechas vodobenikov

    isis=an amerikan creation that only benefits primitives—USA, Israel, SA, turkeys