MAJOR: Syrian Army blocks U.S base in push against ISIS

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The situation in Syria continues to be tense. An uneasy situation develops in the Southern de-esaclation zone.

The units of the Syrian army continue the operation of blocking from three directions of the zone of Et-Tanf, where the main US military base is located, drawing off forces from the southern zone of de-escalation.

The Syrian Arab Army now blocks the area in which the US military is operating, which may lead to the necessity for improved dialogue  for deconfliction.

There was information that there was a clash of soldiers of government troops and US-Islamist forces, according to preliminary data there are deceased.

US forces appear to be reinforcing the Islamist formations, and only the US appears positioned to aid them with supplies.

The new task for  “Tiger”

With the direct participation of the officers of the Russian Center for the reconciliation of the warring parties, negotiations continue with the units of the Free Syrian Army to renounce armed resistance and settle their status. Thus, the commanders of the two SSA units Abu-Qusayr and Omar es-Suweidi, stationed at the border of the provinces of Essaouira and Dara, decided to transfer their settlements to government troops.

There was information that against the backdrop of progress in the negotiation process in the southern zone of de-escalation, the Syrian command decided to redirect the units of the “Tiger Forces” Brig. Gen. Suheil Hasan to sweep of desert area to the north-east of the city of Essaouira, where loose ISIS units remain.

In recent weeks, there have been skirmishes with terrorists, but this did not lead to full-scale fighting, contrary to reports from several media and bloggers.

Officers of the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of Warring Parties continue to monitor the humanitarian situation in the southern zone of de-escalation.

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“The situation over the past day has remained stable. At the border of the de-escalation zone in the province of Dera, the alleged armed clashes between Syrian government troops and illegal armed formations, as well as mass exodus of civilians from settlements were not recorded, “the Defense Ministry said.

“At the same time, despite all the efforts of the Russian Reconciliation Center, the humanitarian situation in the southern zone of de-escalation remains difficult. The leaders of illegal armed groups controlling the distribution of essential goods in settlements in the south-west of Syria do not ensure that the population receives enough food and medicines, withholding them in favor of the militants,” the CPAC says.

Due to the deteriorating situation in southern Syria, humanitarian organizations are preparing to open temporary refugee camps for temporarily displaced persons. The first refugee camp, designed for 1 thousand people, will be opened in the village of Kreia, in the same village it is planned to organize a humanitarian corridor.

Operation of the Air Force and Political Administration of the SAA

Despite provocations by militants, the government army does not abandon attempts at a peaceful settlement of the situation, even the American edition of The New York Times reported yesterday that the settlements of Daile and Etbaa in the province of Dara were leafleted with leaflets aimed at reconciliation.



The video provided to Rusvesna above, from the political administration of the SAA, shows a military information and psychological event in the southern zone of de-escalation. Helicopters of the Air Force of the Syrian Arab Republic dump printed appeals to militants who were entrenched in the settlements of Juddal, Quraym al-Janubi, Quraym al-Shamali.


in part translated from Rusvena

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