Syrian War Report – August 9, 2018: 418 ISIS Members Killed In SDF Operation Near Iraqi Border

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The Syrian General Command has deployed more troops, military equipment and artillery pieces in northern Latakia and northwestern Hama over the past few days. According to pro-militant sources, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies are preparing for a military operation that would target Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra), Horas al-Din and the Turkistan Islamic Party in northern Latakia, the al-Ghab Plains and near the city of Jisr al-Shugur.

At the same time, sporadic clashes have appeared between militants and government troops in the areas of northern Hama and Latakia. However, no active military actions have been reported.

In eastern al-Suwayda, the SAA reached the area of Suh al-Qasium in the framework of its operation against the remaining ISIS cells in this part of the province. The operation is ongoing.

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) released a statement summing up results of their operation in southern al-Hasakah and eastern Deir Ezzor. According to the statement, the SDF killed 418 ISIS members, including 16 commanders, and captured 29 others.

Additionally, the SDF destroyed 45 vehicles and captured a high number of weapons, including hundreds of light assault rifles and dozens of rockets and mortar rounds. As a result of the operation, the SDF secured 191km of the Syrian-Iraqi border and 71,360km2 near it.

With the liberation of southern Syria, the war has once again entered a relatively quiet phase. Currently, the sides are re-grouping their forces and carrying out active negotiations that would shape the future of the conflict.

If no comprehensive agreement is reached, the Syrian-Iranian-Russian alliance will once again implement a military option to force militant groups to negotiate a peaceful agreement.

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  • gustavo

    SDF has never presented any evidence of fighting against ISIS or destruction of ISIS stuff …..nothing !
    just bla bla bla bla…, of course SDF kurds are just USA-puppets.

    • Jens Holm

      Same evil assumptions from You.

  • jorge

    Error in the declaration or in the south front text: can’t be 71,360 km2.

    • PZIVJ

      SDF do like to embellish the reports at times. :)
      I Notice the long axis of area is 191 km of border.

      • jorge

        71,360km2 / 191km = about 373 km and 610 m. They must have arrived to Homs, or maybe to the sea. The Kurds are crazy. If the SAA goes there, will be no yankee umbrella for the Kurds, because the first to arrive wiil be the S-400.

    • Jens Holm

      SDFs are not as stupid as You might assume. A good estimate from me by map says 7.000 m2 if You take the border and Khabour as lines for it.

      So You write about a comma. High level blaming them for a komma, which might be written by the author of the small article.

      No wonder they wish to be away from that crazy stupidisme. You even put in a S-400. Did it hit You first ?

  • northerntruthseeker .

    This claim by the SDF is pure bullshit. ISIS is run by the US and so is the SDF… It can therefore be safe to bet that nobody got killed and the US ISIS forces were simply allowed passage through SDF lines and are about to be redeployed elsewhere.

    • Jens Holm

      No, ISIS hasnt been supported by ISIS since Hillary was denied by Obama.