Syrian War Report – December 5, 2019: Pantisr-S1 Systems Deployed In Northern Syria

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Syrian War Report – December 5, 2019: Pantisr-S1 Systems Deployed In Northern Syria

On December 4, the Syrian Arab Army repelled an attack by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham from the village of Umm al-Tinah in southeastern Idlib. The terrorist group’s news agency claimed that at least 10 soldiers were killed and 20 others were injured in the clashes despite the militants’ inability to capture the village. Nonetheless, no evidence confirming these claims was provided.

Earlier, government forces made an attempt to advance towards the village of Umm al-Timah. Their push also resulted in no notable gains.

On December 3, a senior commander in Hayat Tahrir al-Sham was killed in a supposed drone strike in the town of Atmeh in northern Idlib. Abu Ahmad al-Muhajir an Algerian national that joined al-Qaeda in Syria in 2013, and another person died, when a precision guided munition hit their vehicle. Local sources claim that the used weapon was a US-made AGM-114R9X Hellfire missile. Nonetheless, photos from the ground do not allow to confirm this with a high degree of confidence. Al-Muhajir reportedly was the main trainer of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham’s special forces known as the “Red Bands.”

On December 4, at least 2 people were killed and 6 others were injured in a car bomb explosion in the Turkish-occupied town of Ras al-Ayn. Milad al-Mahmoud, a military commander in the Turkish-backed Hamza Division, claimed that the explosion took place ahead of a pre-planned meeting of military commanders in the area.

Bombing attacks and other security incidents erupt in the Turkish-occupied area in northern Syria. Last month, more than 60 civilians and Turkish-backed militants were killed or injured in a large explosion that rocked the town of Tell Halaf near Ras al-Ayn. Turkish sources accuse Kurdish armed groups of carrying out these attacks.

The Syrian Air Defense Forces have deployed at least one Pantsir-S1 air defense system to the area of Ayn Issa. The system was filmed escorted by units of the Syrian Army, the Russian Military Police, and 2 attack helicopters. It will likely be used to secure the coordination and humanitarian assistance center established by the Russians in the town.

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  • Karen Bartlett

    The SAA no doubt repelled an attack by terrorists. But I doubt these other “local reported facts” (terrorists are the local reporters) happened. Al-Mujahir is probably alive and the Tell Halaf probably was a false flag to provide a pretext for Turkey to further invade the area.

    • Icarus Tanović

      Maybe they’ve killed him, but SyAF did that. Otherwise he is CIA Wahhabi agent. Good riddance. Pantsir in Raqqa is massage to Erdogans SNA Wahhabis. Don’t you dare to fly around in another words.

      • Karen Bartlett

        That makes sense. And maybe Tell Halaf actually was carried out by someone other than Turkey (although a lot of civilians were killed) in which case it was probably Kurds.

  • verner

    these systems ought to be deployed in the Golan heights to stop the israeli incursions into syria – the various terror groups sneaking around in the northeast are just that – terror groups which will be taken care of in due course, a nuisance and nothing else. israel on the other hand is a menace and need to be stopped and by arming the golan heights, border with lebanon and jordan there is a better chance to end these incursions and start the downfall of the illegal settlement called israel.

    • Jake321

      You have such delusional wet dreams. Or is it just the result of your Vodka ration, Igor?