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Syrian Army drives ISIS from Deir Ez-Zor province



Using heavy artillery strikes and aided by the Russian Aerospace Forces, the Syrian Arab Army continues its offensive in the Deir ez-Zor province, driving back ISIS (ISIL/Daesh) militants.

Syrian Army forces have successfully wrestled control of Kabajib village, located southwest of Deir ez-Zor, from the clutches of ISIS militants. The liberated village is considered to be one of the most important strategic settlements in the area as it essentially serves as the gateway to the main access road leading to the city of Deir ez-Zor.

A Syrian military source told that “infantry units have been working in that direction for a while now in order to open access to the city from the south.”

They’re being supported by artillery and airstrikes. After our recent success in breaking the blockade from the other side, it is time to capitalize on this success and move to lift the siege on the city from multiple directions,” he explained.

The source also added that the Syrian army was able to secure the most important strategic locations within the village.

We’ve managed to secure the village in no small part due to capturing the elevated positions surrounding Kabajib. The terrorists have fled, and our sappers have already swept the village for the booby-traps they left behind,” the source said.

The Deir ez-Zor offensive, launched by the Syrian military aided by the Russian Aerospace Forces’ aircraft, resulted in probably the biggest defeat for ISIS in the past three years. In one bold and decisive move, the Syrian army managed to smash through the terrorist forces that were encircling the city and reach the Deir ez-Zor garrison that, against all odds, managed to hold the city against the ISIS onslaught for 3 years.


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Russian Airstrikes Destroy Nusra Front Attacking Military Police in Idlib



The Russian Defense Ministry has released a video of Russian airstrikes that helped to check the US-initiated offensive by al-Nusra terrorists in Syria’s Idlib de-escalation zone and break the militants’ siege of a Russian military police unit encircled in the area.

The footage shows armed vehicles being ripped apart by missiles raining down on them by Russian strike fighters and helicopter gunships just as the Syrian Army launched a massive counterattack forcing the jihadists into a retreat.

The al-Nusra Front terrorists used artillery, tanks and infantry fighting vehicles during their offensive to the north and northeast of the city of Hama in the Idlib de-escalation zone penetrating Syrian army defenses to a depth of some 12 kilometers (8 miles).

A statement by the Russian General Staff said that the militants’ attack was “initiated by US secret services to stop the successful advance of government troops to the east of Deir ez-Zor.”
The Americans deny the charges.

A 29-person strong Russian military police unit was encircled and repelled the terrorists’ attacks for several hours fighting alongside members of an allied local tribe until Russian Spetsnaz and Syrian Special Ops units, backed by the Su-25 strike fighters, came to the rescue breaking the enemy siege.

The terrorist offensive has largely been stopped, leaving 850 militants dead and 11 tanks, four armored vehicles and other military hardware completely destroyed.

The Syrian Army, supported by Russian warplanes, launched a counterattack and has almost completely reclaimed its positions in the Idlib de-escalation zone.

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Israel shot down Iranian-made drone flying near Syrian border



The Israeli Defense Forces shot a Patriot surface-to-air missile at a Hezbollah-operated drone Tuesday that had crossed the “Bravo line” demarcating the demilitarized zone between Israel and Syria, an IDF spokesman told the Jerusalem Post.

Brig. Gen. Ronen Manelis told the outlet the unmanned aerial vehicle took off from Damascus and began approaching Israel on an intelligence-gathering mission. The Raytheon missile successfully intercepted the drone after which it crashed in the Syrian town of Quneitra, according to the IDF official.

Iranian drones have proven to be a thorn in the side of the US Navy. F/A-18 Super Hornets attempting a landing on the deck of the USS Nimitz in early August, forcing the US jet to take evasive action.

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