Syria, 25 December. Islamic State terrorists 1 * attacked in Deir ez-Zor. Militants of the Tahrir al-Sham alliance claim the killing of several SAA soldiers during a counterattack in southern Idlib. It is reported by a military source Federal News Agency (FAN) in Syria Captain Marzuk (Ahmad Marzouq).
Briefly on the outcome of the confrontation
Syrian Arab army (Farm) and allied forces: exchange blows with radicals in southern Idlib, according to unconfirmed reports lost two soldiers in the south of Raqqa.
Turkey's army and allied forces: distributed humanitarian aid to residents of the city of Tel Abyad in northern Raqqa.
«Islamic State» (IG1, IGIL1, It banned in Russia): ambushed a government army convoy in Deir ez-Zor.
Kurdish armed groups: in Raqqa lost two people when attacked by unknown persons, who shot the patrol from machine guns.
International coalition: sent Christmas gifts to Syria for her military personnel.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), reported, that after the explosion in Gendarme and finding two bombs in a nearby Al-Bab, which were installed in a residential area, pro-Turkish militias held in the city and canton Africa raids to find the culprit. In the village Badina militias detained two suspects in helping Kurdish radicals of the "Democratic Forces of Syria" (SDF). Both detainees were taken to the military police station of the Turkish Armed Forces in Afrin.
Islamic State militants claimed responsibility for the attack on a Syrian army unit near the city Meyadin. According to a source on Twitter (@Belinda45354954), terrorists ambushed government forces in the desert and killed seven military personnel, before, how they returned fire from machine guns. Over the past 48 hours this is the second attack. Earlier, terrorists ambushed soldiers of the seventeenth division near the village Ash-Shula. Attack bыla weaned, but at the cost of the loss of several military personnel.
In the village Havidzha unknown persons on a motorcycle shot a man. According to the agency Deir Ezzor, the identity of the killed person has already been established, he was a bus driver, unseen by anyone previously in connection with any of the criminal groups.
Militants of the Tahrir al-Sham alliance launched rocket and artillery strikes on the fortifications of the Syrian military personnel in the settlement area Al-qasabiya. According to information from opposition resources, by shelling, the SAA detachment lost several people wounded and killed, after which he was forced to retreat to the previous positions. Official sources have not yet confirmed the claims of the jihadists. The parties also exchanged blows in the area of the village Sheikh Mustafa. The locals told the correspondent of the Baladi News agency, that the sounds of machine-gun fire were heard in the village.
As reported by Baladi News, Hundreds of American troops in Syria received Christmas gifts today thanks to Operation Holiday Express, led by the US-led coalition. A Chinook-47 helicopter with a cargo of Christmas gifts arrived at the coalition airbase across the border of neighboring Iraq, collected by various charitable foundations in the USA, donors in churches and military funds. The distribution of gifts was carried out at the initiative of the Pentagon, what the colonel reported Michael Keggins. With this action, the Pentagon expects to cheer up the military, who will celebrate this Christmas in Syria, as well as attracting American youth to the idea of building a military career in the US Armed Forces.
Formerly Chief of the United States General Staff Mark Millie He stated, that about five hundred American soldiers will remain in Syria, to protect oil fields on the east coast of the Euphrates River from ISIS terrorists.
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