Another Former Rebel Commander Assassinated In Syria’s Daraa

Illustrative image On February 25 morning, another former rebel commander was assassinated in the southern Syrian governorate of Daraa. The commander, Khaled Sultan al-Mahamid, was shot and killed by two unidentified gunmen in the town of al-Yadudah in the western Daraa countryside. The perpetrators managed to flee the town. Al-Mahamid was a field commander of a former Free Syrian Army group that was known as the Revolution Army. After joining the 2018 Daraa reconciliation process, al-Mahamid returned to civilian life and didn’t join any pro-government formation. The hit on al-Mahamid was a part of an assassination campaign targeting former rebel and radicals in Daraa. The previous target was Kamal Hamid al-Jaouni, a former commander of ISIS’s Khalid ibn al-Walid Army. On February 23, al-Jaouni was shot and killed by unidentified gunmen while he was traveling on Aabdyn-Baiyt Irah road in the western countryside of Daraa. Many Syrian opposition activists claim that the Syrian intelligence is behind the assassination campaign. However, there is no evince to back these accusations. MORE ON THIS TOPIC: Violence In Syria Continues And Escalates US To Left Sanctions Off Syria’s Northeastern, Northwestern Regions – Report The post Another Former Rebel

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Violence In Syria Continues And Escalates

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video document.addEventListener(‘DOMContentLoaded’, function(){ var player = videojs(‘content_video’, { autoplay: false, loop: false, fluid: true, controlBar: { liveTracker: false } }); var shareOptions = { socials: [‘fb’, ‘tw’, ‘reddit’, ‘messenger’, ‘linkedin’, ‘telegram’, ‘whatsapp’, ‘viber’, ‘vk’], url: window.location.href, title: “Violence In Syria Continues And Escalates”, description: “MONERO (XMR): 8332UX6Ero53cnz2dKzmfRYtDa5DZ9wRsBfKHcYPHzTvBTTSgLGaC8f8Eo8QsmaoRsCosURvfjv4uiyFcm2WHEf5TfuRYY9 bc1q2u872wf5t6tunuzxc5jq6wzz5jwr3ew2q8htxw qqrjde2cq9g473687utlwh4p7ngdaacca5wdraxatl The situation in Syria’s southern region remains far from being stable. As of February 24, several military and security developments were reported in the region. The most serious development was on February 23, when the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) fired ground-to-ground missiles at t”, image: “https://southfront.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Violence_Continues.jpg”, // required for Facebook and Messenger fbAppId: ‘12345’, // optional for Facebook redirectUri: window.location.href + ‘#close’, // optional for VK isVkParse: true, // optinal embed code embedCode : “” }; player.share(shareOptions); player.downloadButton(); /* var options = { id: ‘content_video’, adTagUrl: “https://gov.aniview.com/api/adserver/vast3/?AV_PUBLISHERID=604f1b90f97f307c286d8724&AV_CHANNELID=604f4084095c8d4fdf52b0e5&AV_URL=” + window.location.hostname + “&cb=” + Date.now() + “&AV_WIDTH=560&AV_HEIGHT=320&AV_SCHAIN=[SCHAIN_MACRO]&AV_CCPA=[CCPA_MACRO]&AV_GDPR=[GDPR_MACRO]&AV_CONSENT=[CONSENT_MACRO]” // adTagUrl: “https://servg.vidcrunch.com/api/adserver61/vast/?AV_PUBLISHERID=604f1b90f97f307c286d8724&AV_CHANNELID=604f4084095c8d4fdf52b0e5&AV_URL=” + window.location.hostname + “&cb=[TIMESTAMP_MACRO]&AV_WIDTH=560&AV_HEIGHT=320&AV_SCHAIN=[SCHAIN_MACRO]&AV_CCPA=[CCPA_MACRO]&AV_GDPR=[GDPR_MACRO]&AV_CONSENT=[CONSENT_MACRO]” }; try { player.ima(options); } catch(e) { console.log(“adblock detected”); } */ }); DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF

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US To Left Sanctions Off Syria’s Northeastern, Northwestern Regions – Report

ILLUSTRATIVE IMAGE. The US will exclude Syria’s northeastern and northwestern regions from sanctions imposed on the country, the North Press Agency (NPA) reported on February 25. US sources told the agency that sanctions imposed under the Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2019 will continue to target government-held parts of the country. “Caesar’s sanctions will continue to target areas under Assad’s control, as the law prohibits foreign entities from dealing with Assad or participating in construction and reconstruction activities in this part of Syrian territory,” one of the sources told NPA. Syria’s northeastern region is split between the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces and Turkish-backed rebel forces. The northwestern region, however, is controlled by al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, which is designated as a terrorist group by the US. According to the NPA, Syria’s northeastern and northwestern regions will be able to trade and deal with foreign entities. However, sanctions will be kept on the country’s oil sector, including the production fields and facilities held by US allies in the northeastern region. “Sanctions will be lifted on all financial transactions in areas outside Assad’s authority, enabling foreign entities to operate in the region, while Syrian oil, including the oil of

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Syria’s Assad Calls Putin, Stresses Support For Russian Military Operation In Ukraine

File image. By the Russian Presidency. On February 25, Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad phoned President Vladimir Putin to stressed his support for the ongoing Russian military operation in Ukraine. The Russian military kicked off the large-scale operation on February 24, with the aims of “demilitarize” and “denazify” Ukraine. During the phone call, Assad said that the Russian military operation will “correct history” and “return balance to the world”. The President added that Russia is not only defending itself, but also defending the “principles of justice and humanity”. “Western countries bear the responsibility for chaos and bloodshed as a result of their policies which are meant to control peoples … These countries use their dirty methods to support terrorists in Syria and the Nazis in Ukraine and in various parts of the world,” the Syrian Arab News Agency quoted Assad as saying. The Syrian President went on to claim that the Syrian and Russian military are facing the same enemy, radicalism in Syria and Nazism in Ukraine. From his side, President Putin informed Assad that the ongoing military operation is meant to stabilize Ukraine and end suffering of the Donbass. The people of the region, majority of whom are Russian

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Three SDF Fighters Killed In Suspected ISIS Attack In Syria’s Deir Ezzor

Illustrative image. On February 24, gunmen believed to be members of ISIS attacked a vehicle of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) near the town of Hajin in the southeastern countryside of Syria’s Deir Ezzor. The gunmen opened fire from their assault rifles at the vehicle as it was passing on a road linking the village of al-Bahra al-Sharqi with Hajin. According to London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the attack claimed the lives of three personnel from the SDF’s Military Police. The attack took place just a few kilometers away from al-Omar oil fields where a large, heavily-armed force of the US-led coalition is situated. Despite this, coalition forces didn’t intervene to pursue the perpetrators, who were able to escape with much ease. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, yet. However, ISIS remains the main suspect. The terrorist group’s cells are known to be highly active in this part of Deir Ezzor. The deadly attack is another example of the poor security situation in SDF-held areas in northeastern Syria. The situation in the region has been causing much concern to Damascus, as well as to neighboring Iraq. Baghdad’s National Security Advisor voiced his concern over

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Iraqi National Security Adviser Visits Russia–Syria–Iran–Iraq Coordination Center In Baghdad

Click to see full-size image. By the office of the Iraqi National Security Advisor Qasim al-Araji. Source: fb.com/Qassim.Mohammed.Alaraji On February 24, Iraqi National Security Advisor Qasim al-Araji paid a visit to the headquarters of the Russia–Syria–Iran–Iraq (RSII) coalition in the capital, Baghdad. According to a statement by al-Araji’s office, the security situation along the Iraqi-Syrian border was discussed during the meeting. The advisor raised his concern over ISIS recent attack on al-Hasakah prison in northeastern Syria. Hundreds of ISIS terrorists fled the prison, that is run by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), as a result of the attack. During the meeting, al-Araji warning of a plan to reinstall terrorists along the Iraqi-Syrian border and questioned the SDF’s ability to guard the Syrian side of the border line. “Al-Araji stressed that Iraq will not allow terrorist groups to be on its borders, stressing that Iraq will not deal with terrorist groups, but rather with legitimate, sovereign states and governments …  He also pointed out that happened in Al-Hasakah prison and the terrorists’ control of the prison for a whole week is evidence of the inability of the SDF to protect this region,” a statement released by the al-Araji’s

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Military Situation In Syria On February 24, 2022 (Map Update)

Click to see full-size image On February 24, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib twice in Latakia province; On February 24, Israeli warplanes attacked several targets in the Damascus countryside. Three people reportedly were killed. MORE ON THE TOPIC: Military Situation In Syria On February 23, 2022 (Map Update) Military Situation In Syria On February 22, 2022 (Map Update) The post Military Situation In Syria On February 24, 2022 (Map Update) appeared first on South Front.

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Escalation In Greater Idlib: Rocket Attack On Government-Held Town Wounds Woman

Illustrative image. In a serious escalation, militants based in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib launched a salvo of rockets at the government-held town of Barakeh in the northwestern Hama countryside on February 24. At least three rockets hit the town’s center, wounding a woman. The victim, who was identified as 50-years old Talja Khalil Al-Bari, is now receiving medical care at the nearby al-Suqaylabiyah National Hospital. An unnamed official in Hama Police Command told the Syrian Arab News Agency that the rockets were launched from the town of Sirmaniyah, which is located a few kilometers to the north of Barakeh. No group has claimed responsibility for the rocket attack, yet. The de-facto ruler of Greater Idlib, al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), remains the main suspect. The rocket attack represents a blatant violation of the ceasefire in Greater Idlib, which was brokered by Russia and Turkey more than a year ago. Attacks on government-held towns and villages around Greater Idlib are common. However, they rarely result in civilian casualties. The Russian Aerospace Forces usually respond to any ceasefire violation that results in casualties. HTS may have carried out the attack to test the waters, considering

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Escalation In Greater Idlib: Rocket Attack On Government-Held Town Wounds Woman

Illustrative image. In a serious escalation, militants based in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib launched a salvo of rockets at the government-held town of Barakeh in the northwestern Hama countryside on February 24. At least three rockets hit the town’s center, wounding a woman. The victim, who was identified as 50-years old Talja Khalil Al-Bari, is now receiving medical care at the nearby al-Suqaylabiyah National Hospital. An unnamed official in Hama Police Command told the Syrian Arab News Agency that the rockets were launched from the town of Sirmaniyah, which is located a few kilometers to the north of Barakeh. No group has claimed responsibility for the rocket attack, yet. The de-facto ruler of Greater Idlib, al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), remains the main suspect. The rocket attack represents a blatant violation of the ceasefire in Greater Idlib, which was brokered by Russia and Turkey more than a year ago. Attacks on government-held towns and villages around Greater Idlib are common. However, they rarely result in civilian casualties. The Russian Aerospace Forces usually respond to any ceasefire violation that results in casualties. HTS may have carried out the attack to test the waters, considering

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Four Civilians Wounded In New Turkish Drone Strike On Northeastern Syria (Videos)

Click to see full-size image. Source: the Hawar News Agency. On February 24, four civilians were wounded as a result of a Turkish drone strike that targeted a road linking the towns of al-Qamisli and Amuda in the northern countryside of Syria’s al-Hasakah. The civilians were travelling in a van that was damaged by the drone strike. According to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the real target of the strike was a vehicle of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) that was passing by on the road. The military vehicle was not hit. The victims of the Turkish drone strike were identified as Dalia Sheikhmous, 20, Rosa Hammou, 38, Munifa Hamidi, 33, and 35-years old Lazkin Abed. [embed]https://youtube.com/watch?v=33lz7AMR-B0[/embed] [embed]https://youtube.com/watch?v=XVGdsHstl9k[/embed] [embed]https://youtube.com/watch?v=ZJr8a1vKIcc[/embed] Turkish combat drones has been very active over SDF-held areas in northern and northeastern Syria for a few days now. On February 22, a Turkish combat drone struck two positions of the SDF’s Manbij Military Council (MMC) near the villages of Mahsanli and Arab in the northern Aleppo countryside. Back then, no casualties were reported. On February 23, a drone strike targeted a joint position of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA)

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New Wave Of Israeli Strikes On Syria Leaves Three Soldiers Dead (Videos)

An Israeli Air Force F-15 fighter jet flies during an aerial demonstration. (photo credit: AMIR COHEN – REUTERS) Early on February 24, a new wave of Israeli strikes targeted military positions in the outskirts of the Syrian capital, Damascus. “At around 1:10 of today’s morning, the Israeli enemy carried out an aerial attack with a salvo of missiles from the north of Lake Tiberias, targeting some positions in the outskirts of the city of Damascus. Our air defenses confronted the aggression’s missiles and shot down most of them,” a military official told the Syrian Arab News Agency. According to the unnamed official, three Syrian service members were killed in the strikes. Pro-government activists revealed that the casualties were serving in the ranks of the Air Force Intelligence Directorate. [embed]https://youtube.com/watch?v=2YXB6cGpJnA[/embed] [embed]https://youtube.com/watch?v=2k5Yce67pCg[/embed] [embed]https://youtube.com/watch?v=H2PHjEetMWM[/embed] [embed]https://youtube.com/watch?v=Z2NvcdqJXxs[/embed] [embed]https://youtube.com/watch?v=nelpdhUFooU[/embed] [embed]https://youtube.com/watch?v=bBR5dJXfR2s[/embed] [embed]https://youtube.com/watch?v=mwdEOnGbL5o[/embed] One of the targets of the strikes was reportedly Damarcus International Airport. This is yet to confirmed, however. Israeli targeted the airport on several occasions in the past, supposedly to destroy Iranian weapons shipments en-route to Hezbollah in Lebanon. This was Israel’s fourth attack on Syria in February. The

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Incapable To Dismiss Abu-Amsheh, Azm Propagates His Expelling From Afrin

Illustrative Image Written by Khaled Iskef The so-called arbitration committee formed by the Turkish-backed factions of Azm operations room announced a new resolution concerning Sultan Suleyman Shah leader, Mohammad al-Jasem, also known as Abu-Amsheh. The new resolution exiles Abu-Amsheh and his two brothers Waleed and Malek from Afrin for two years in addition to the exile of the leaders, Amer Azab al-Mohammad, Hassan Khaled al-Sattouf, and Ahmad Khouja from the region and compelling the faction to pay 5 thousand dollars to a person called Abdulrahman Yaseen and fining al-Mohammad 15 thousand dollars to be paid to a person called Ahmad Ali al-Fares. It was noteworthy that the five detained leaders at Azm, according to the resolution, were released although the resolution confirms the leaders’ involvement in the violations and crimes in Ash Sheikh Hadid in Afrin countryside Northern Aleppo, the area which is considered the main stronghold of the faction. A well-informed source reported that the decision came in an attempt from Azm to save face in front of the public opinion after being unable to execute its previous resolution which says of dismissing Abu-Amsheh and his leaders from the faction leadership. The source added that the Turkish pressure went

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Syrian Service Members Wounded In Turkish Drone Strike On Northern Aleppo

File image. On February 23, two service members of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) were wounded in the northern countryside of Aleppo as a result of a Turkish drone strike. The strike targeted a joint post of the SAA and the Manbij Military Council (MMC), a key faction of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). The post in question is located in the outskirts of the village of al-Jat to the northeast of the town of Manbij. Syrian opposition sources claimed that four fighters of the MMC were also killed in the strike. However, this is yet to be confirmed. The SAA maintains a network of positions around SDF-held Manbij to keep the Turkish military and its proxies away from the town. The Russian Military Police is also present in the area. A day earlier, a Turkish combat drone struck positions of MMC near the villages of Mahsanli and Arab to the north of Manbij. However, no casualties were reported. Turkish forces and the SDF has been exchanging blows in northern and northeastern Syria for around a month now. A military confrontation between the two sides may breakout soon. Last year, several reports talked about Turkish

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Military Situation In Syria On February 23, 2022 (Map Update)

Click to see full-size image On February 23, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib once in Aleppo province; On February 23, Israeli warplanes attacked several targets in the Quneitra province. No casualties were reported; On February 23, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Jobas village; On February 23, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Fatirah village. MORE ON THE TOPIC: Military Situation In Syria On February 22, 2022 (Map Update) Military Situation In Syria On February 21, 2022 (Map Update) The post Military Situation In Syria On February 23, 2022 (Map Update) appeared first on South Front.

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Notorious Rebel Commander Gunned Down In Syria’s Daraa

Illustrative image. On February 21, a notorious rebel commander from the southern Syrian governorate of Daraa who is wanted by Syrian authorities was assassinated. The commander, Ismail Shukri al-Daraan, was in the town of Mlaiha el Sharqiah in the eastern Daraa countryside to attend a local football match when he was shot and killed by two unidentified gunmen on a motorcycle. Al-Daraan led a small group of militants, who like him refused to join the reconciliation process or hand over their weapons. The group was reportedly behind several attacks that targeted Syrian government troops in Daraa over the last few years. اغتال مسلحون مجهولون القيادي السابق في فصائل المعارضة “إسماعيل شكري الدرعان” عن طريق استهدافه بطلق ناري مباشر في بلدة المليحة الشرقية شرق درعا، ما أدى إلى مقتله على الفور. pic.twitter.com/Jx9nx6L8cV — همام عيسى (@humam_isa) February 21, 2022 Several Syrian opposition activists believe that the Syrian intelligence was behind al-Daraan assassination. However, there is no evidence to back this accusation. The hit on al-Daraan was a part of an assassination campaign targeting former rebel and radicals in Daraa. Previously, most attacks in the governorate targeted Syrian government troops. The most recent assassination was on February 23. The

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Central Syria: 100 Russian Airstrikes Hit ISIS Hideouts After Death Of Five Pro-Government Fighters

Su-25 aircrafts in Syria. FILE IMAGE: Vadim Grishankin/Russian Defense Ministry Press and Information Office/TASS On February 21, five fighters of the pro-government Baqir Brigade we killed in Syria’s central region when they stumbled on a landmine that was planted by ISIS cells. The incident took place in the Homs desert, which lays between the eastern countryside of Homs and the western Deir Ezzor countryside. The desert area is ISIS main stronghold in the central region. The five victims of the landmine incident, Ahmed Abdel Fattah Al Jassim and brothers Abdo, Haitham, Mohamed, Nouri and Saleh Nuri Faraj Hamalo. Photos via Facebook. A day after the incident, warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out more than 100 airstrikes on ISIS hideouts in the Homs desert. Furthermore, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and other pro-government formations deployed additional forces around the Homs desert to comb the area and clear any landmines or improvised explosive devices. ISIS cells in central Syria have been laying low for the last few weeks to avoid Russian warplanes and government forces. Despite this, a few attacks were reported. On February 20, two soldiers of the SAA were killed when several terrorists attacked a post

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Israel Army Hit Observation Posts In Syria’s Al-Quneitra Over Alleged Hezbollah Activities (Photos)

Illustrative image. Early on February 23, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) struck two observation posts of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the southern governorate of al-Quneitra. “At about 12:30 AM of today’s morning, the Israeli enemy carried out an aggression with a number of ground-to-ground missiles from the direction of the occupied Syrian Golan, targeting some posts in the countryside of Quneitra, which led to some material losses,” an unnamed military source told the Syrian Arab News Agency. The Israeli missiles hit a post located on the rooftop of the Finance Building in the outskirts of al-Baath city and another located in a key military base near the town of Rwihinah, right next to the “Separation of Forces” line with the occupied Golan Heights. Click to see full-size image. Click to see full-size image. Click to see full-size image. Click to see full-size image. Initial reports indicate that the attack was carried out with Spike NLOS [Non Line Of Sight] precision-guided missiles, which have a range of up to 25 kilometers. Following the attack, the IDF dropped leaflets over al-Quneitra claiming that Hezbollah was active in the two targeted posts and warning SAA troops from any further

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Al-Jabha al-Shamieh Leader Killed In Car Bomb Explosion In Azaz (Videos)

Click to see full-size image Written by Khaled Iskef On February 22, leader of one of the Turkish-backed factions in the National Army was killed by blowing up an IED planted in his car in Azaz city in northern Aleppo countryside. A local source mentioned that the IED targeted a leader of the al-Jabha al-Shamieh faction known as Abu-Husain Isharah in front of his house in al-Asyanieya neighborhood in Azaz center, killing him immediately.

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Military Situation In Syria On February 22, 2022 (Map Update)

Click to see full-size image On February 22, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib once in Aleppo province; On February 22, Russian military police carried out a patrol near Tal Tamar; On February 22, Syria recognized the Lugansk and Donetsk People”s Republics. Damascus claimed that it is ready to work on building and strengthening of bilateral relations with the DPR and LPR in the context of common interests and mutual respect; On February 21, Russian warplanes struck ISIS hideouts in the Raqqa desert. MORE ON THE TOPIC: Military Situation In Syria On February 21, 2022 (Map Update) Military Situation In Syria On February 20, 2022 (Map Update) The post Military Situation In Syria On February 22, 2022 (Map Update) appeared first on South Front.

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