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26.08.2017. SYRIA (Raqqa Province - update) - SAA recaptured Ghanim Al Ali.

26.08.2017. SYRIA (Raqqa Province) - Reports that IS in counter-offensive retaken Ghanim Al Ali, Zawr Shammar, Jabali, Shuraydah, Sabqah and Rahbi towns. Moving towards Raqqa City.

 

24.08.2017. SYRIA - SAA captured Mount Dahiq, north of Sukhnah.

 

22.08.2017. SYRIA - Syrian Arab Army (SAA) advanced 30km's toward Deir Ez-Zor from al-Sukhnah, control group of hills on highway , ongoing progress...

 

21.08.2017. SYRIA - SAA "ISIS Hunters" captured Huwaysis. IS controlled Uqayribat area shrinks.

 

20.08.2017. SYRIA - SAA captured Dakhilah Shamali, Dakhilah Janubi, umm Haratayn (Salamiyah countryside). Entire Humaymah under SAA control despite heavy resistance and counter attacks. SAA "Tigers" in control of Mount Munayshir, Mount Minshar and Al-Taybah village.

 

19.08.2017. SYRIA (south east Sweida countryside) - SAA recaptured all lost points.

 

17.08.2017. SYRIA - SAA advance 15 km in Mount Belas and control Sawwanah village (Sawwanah village is south of Ithriya). SAA in jabal Shaer meet with SAA units in jabal Sawwanah south Ithriya and IS is now under siege. SAA control: Tuwaynan gas field, Akram gas field, Hussein gas fieldm, Ghadir gas field and have captured Najib gas station east of Al-Sukhnah. NDF captured Talat Gharbiyah and Sharqiyah.

 

16.08.2017. SYRIA (Damascus) - New advance north of Sunbul gas station (Ain Terma). SAA and allies advance from their positions north Sweida and enter East Damascus countryside.

16.08.2017. SYRIA (Homs Province) - SAA advance northern axis of Mount Shaer. SAA advanced 25km south of Raqqa and al-Fasidah now under SAA fire control.

 

15.08.2017. SYRIA (Homs Province) - SAA "Tiger" forces captured gas field 15 km west of al-Kawm village.

 

14.08.2017. SYRIA (Homs Province) - SAA captured Abu Faris hill NW of Humaymah. Entire al-Kawm Oasis inc.luding al-Kawm village under SAA "Tigers" control. In east Salamiyah SAA control Tell Jub al-Mazazi which overlook Salba village , now SAA on outskirts of Salba village. SAA advances 15km south of Qutnah ruins, reaching northern edges of strategic Bi'r Husayyah.

 

12.08.2017. SYRIA (Jobar, Damascus) - SAA 4th Division capture Manasher roundabout and surroundings, and advance towards Harmalah tunnel.

12.08.2017. SYRIA (Raqqa Province) -  SAA captured Khirbat al-Muqman - Al-Kadir and Bir al-Rahum.

12.08.2017. SYRIA (Raqqa Province) - Report that  Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is about 4km away from Ma'adan City, the last city under IS control in Raqqa province (other then Raqqa City, where Kurds led SDF controls about 45% of the city and slowely advancing). SAA advancing towards Ma'adan from the west and from the north of the city. IS conter-attacking on both axes and trying to stop SAA advance. Report that SAA captured al Kadir and is now on outskirts of al Kawm oasis.

 

11.08.2017. SYRIA (Eastern Homs) - A military source said that the Syrian Arab Army units continued operations in pursuing IS terrorists in the eastern countryside of Homs and established control over al-Tarfawi village to the northeast of Abu al-Alaya in Jebb al-Jarrah area, 73km east of Homs, killing many of the terrorists and destroying the vehicles and munitions that were in their possession. The source noted that the demining experts have dismantled IEDs and mines in the village, while the army units continued pursuing terrorists feeling towards the neighboring villages.

11.08.2017. SYRIA (al Badia, Eastern Sweida ) - Army units restored control of more than 30 km of the border line with Jordan in the eastern countryside of Sweida where border guard forces established their points at all the border posts in the area. A field commander on the axis of the eastern countryside of Sweida told reporters that under the directives of the General Command of the Army and the Armed Forces, units of the army carried out a successful mission towards al-Badia (desert) in the eastern countryside of Sweida in several stages, where the first phase launched from the east of Sweida until al-Zalf Dam, while the second phase extended from al-Zalf Dam to Tal Jarin. The commander added that the third phase was launched from the axis of al-Zalf Dam and Tal Jarin to the strategic points in Tal al-Dabaa, Tal Dbeiaa, Tal Ryahi and Tal Assada. The final phase culminated in the liberation of the areas stretching to the international border with Jordan and in establishing control over all border posts and points in this direction. The commander said that the liberated area during the military operation in the countryside of Sweida exceeded 4,000 square kilometers, stressing that the operations will continue until securing the rest of the border posts. The commander pointed out that the importance of the military operation in this direction comes from “restoring control over large geographical areas and cutting off the main supply lines for terrorist groups from the crossings of Bir al-Sout and Abu Sharshouh, which are two of the most dangerous crossings to smuggle weapons and terrorists into the countryside of Damascus, Sweida and Daraa and towards al-Badia area. A border guard officer told reporters that the border guards have been deployed, and they established their points on a front of more than 30 km after regaining control of a number of points and strategic hills near the Jordanian border, adding that in parallel with that, they closed the crossings which were opened by terrorist organizations from Jordan towards the Syrian territories, which means cutting off the supply routes of terrorist organizations completely.

11.08.2017. SOMALIA (Banadiir Region) - On August 10, the Department of Defense conducted two kinetic strikes against al-Shabaab militants.  The operation occurred near the Banadiir region in southern Somalia. "We will continue to assess the results of the operation and will provide additional information as appropriate. Specific details about the units involved and assets used will not be released in order to ensure operational security. This strike was conducted within the parameters of the proposal approved by the President in March 2017, which allows the U.S. Department of Defense to conduct lethal action against al-Shabaab within a geographically-defined area of active hostilities in support of partner forces in Somalia" - DoD.

11.08.2017. PAKISTAN (About Mullah Mansour, Taliban leader death) - Pakistan's premier intelligence agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) wanted Taliban leader Mullah Mansour to destroy school, bridges and roads in Afghanistan, an article published in the New York Times claims. "Mullah Mansour had resisted orders from Pakistan's intelligence agency, the ISI, to destroy infrastructure - schools, bridges and roads - to increase the cost of the war for the Afghan government. He opposed the promotion of Pakistan's hard-line protege Sirajuddin Haqqani to be his deputy, and he had dodged Pakistan's demands to push its agenda in negotiations," says a New York Times article written by Carlotta Gall and Ruhullah Khapalwak. The article, based on an interview of a former Taliban commander, who was close to Mullah Mansour's inner circle, reports insights into the final hours of Mullah Mansour's life, and why and how he was killed, revealing a dangerously-widening rift with his Pakistani sponsors. The account of this Taliban leader was complemented and supported in interviews with two senior Afghan officials, who have conducted their own investigations into the Taliban leader's death - Haji Agha Lalai, presidential advisor and deputy governor of Kandahar and Gen. Abdul Raziq, the police chief of Kandahar Province. According to the article, Mansour feared assassination by Pakistan before he was killed in an American drone strike. Hours before his death, Mansour knew something was going wrong so he had called his brother and relatives to prepare them for his death. Mansour had called his family, while he was on his way home from a secret visit to Iran in May 2016 driving across a remote stretch of southwestern Pakistan. The article, citing Afghans on both sides of the war and a growing number of Western security analysts, said that Pakistan had most likely engineered Mullah Mansour's death to remove a Taliban leader it no longer trusted. "Pakistan was making very strong demands. Mansour was saying you cannot force me on everything. I am running the insurgency, doing the fighting and taking casualties and you cannot force us," the article quotes the former Taliban commander, as saying. After Mullah Mansour's death, Mawlawi Haibatullah Akhundzada, an Islamic cleric with no military experience, was selected as leader of the Taliban. "Ninety percent of the Taliban blame the Pakistanis," the former Taliban commander said, adding, "but they cannot say anything. They are scared." The article says that Mansour relied on Pakistan's Intelligence Service and donors from Arab gulf states, as well as Afghan drug lords, for the main financing of the Taliban, but he was also seeking weapons and other support from Iran. "Mullah Mansour's outreach to Iran was also aimed at getting the Taliban out from under Pakistan's thumb, according to his former associate and Afghan officials, so he could maneuver to run the war, but also negotiate peace, on his own terms. That was where his differences with Pakistan had grown sharpest," it adds. The article further says that Mansour wanted to devolve more power to regional Taliban commanders, allowing them to raise their own funds and make their own decisions, in order to own the Afghan nationalist cause and loosen Pakistan's control over the insurgency. "Ten days before he was killed, he sent messages to villages and to commanders asking them to share their views on peace talks," said General Raziq, the police chief of Kandahar Province, a fierce opponent of the Taliban, who knew the movement well. He said Mansour was looking for new protectors as his disagreements with Pakistan were growing. The article claims that Mansour used to travel on a Pakistani passport, under a fake name, with full knowledge of Pakistani intelligence. His fake identity, Muhammad Wali, was known in intelligence circles, according to a former Afghan intelligence chief. According to the article, 300 extra guards were posted at the crossing and along the highway when Mansour reached the Pakistani side of the border with Iran before his death. Mansour took a taxi on his arrival in Pakistan for the eight-hour drive to Quetta. Hellfire missiles fired by an American drone tore into the car which was carrying Mansour, near the small town of Ahmad Wal, where the road runs just 20 miles from the Afghan border. Workers farming watermelons nearby rushed to the burning wreck and shovelled dirt on the flames, but could not save the men inside, General Raziq said. Members of Pakistan's Frontier Corps arrived suspiciously fast. "His car was followed," said General Raziq, who conducted his own investigation into the strike. "The Frontier Corps were following him, and within five minutes of him being hit they reached him, with the media". "For many in the Taliban, Mullah Mansour's death represented a devastating betrayal by their longtime patron and sponsor, Pakistan that has split and demoralized the ranks," the article says. Many senior commanders from Mullah Mansour's Pashtun tribe defected to the Afghan government or moved into Afghanistan in fear of further retribution from Pakistan. The strike against Mullah Mansour was the first time a top Afghan Taliban leader had been killed inside Pakistan, the article concludes, which has provided a sanctuary for Taliban leaders throughout their 16-year insurgency against Afghanistan.

11.08.2017. AFGHANISTAN (Farah Province) - At least 30 Taliban insurgents were killed after their own suicide vests exploded at a gathering in Afghanistan's Farah province. "A group of Taliban fighters and their suicide bombers had gathered in the Bala Bolok district in the north-eastern parts of the province to plot an attack against the government forces when two suicide vests and other explosives blew up during their meeting", Farah Governor's Spokesman Naser Mehri said. Mehri said that 30 Taliban fighters, including a number of local commanders, were killed in the explosion. The Taliban has not commented on the incident so far.

 

10.08.2017. SOMALIA (Bakool Region) - At least 19 militants have been killed in daylong fighting in the western Somali region of Bakool. Clashes took place between al-Shabaab militants and fighters loyal to former al-Shabaab leader Mukhtar Robow. Officials said an al-Shabaab onslaught early in the morning forced Robow’s loyalists to retreat from Abal village. But they later returned to beat back their attackers in a midday counter offensive. ‘A lot of people are dead’, Mohamed Hassan Fiqi, the acting president of Southwestern region, said, “They have repulsed al-Shabaab quite well; in the morning it appeared they were going to be overwhelmed but they counter attacked and defended their base.” Officials said 13 al-Shabaab fighters and six Robow loyalists were killed in the clashes. “A lot of people are dead,” Fiqi said.

10.08.2017. AFGHANISTAN (Bagram Air Base) - Armed Gunmen attacked Afghan women employees of Bagram Air Base, the largest American base in Afghanistan's Kabul province on Wednesday, killing three and wounding another, officials confirmed. The attack took place close to the Air Base. The attackers managed to escape from the area, district governor Abdul Shokoor Qudousi said. "The women were working in the security section at Bagram Air Base and their duties were to search people before entering to the base," Qudousi said.

10.08.2017. PAKISTAN - Officials in Pakistan say a gunfight with militants in a northwestern district near the Afghan border Wednesday left four soldiers dead, including a high ranking officer. "The military said the early morning clash occurred when security forces raided a terrorist hideout in the Sherotkai area of the Upper Dir district and militants, including two suicide bombers, entrenched there, retaliated with heavy gunfire," the army's media wing said in a statement. One bomber blew himself up while the other was killed during the firefight and a third "terrorist" was captured, it said. "An officer and three soldiers sacrificed their lives while foiling a devastating terrorist activity," the statement added. A spokesman for the anti-state Pakistani Taliban claimed its fighters engaged the raiding troops and killed them. "These cowardly attacks on our law enforcing agencies can never flinch our resolve to back-off or slow down in our resolve to continue with anti-terror operations," Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said in a separate statement.

10.08.2017. LEBANON - Lebanese Army targeted Daesh (IS/ISIS) positions in the outskirts of Ras Baalbeck and Al-Qaa ahead of an anticipated offensive, the Army said in a statement.

10.08.2017. ISRAEL -  Israel is pushing ahead with a project to build a giant underground wall around the Gaza Strip to block tunnels that could be used for attacks, the Israeli Army said. "In the coming months, we are going to accelerate the construction of the barrier," Maj. Gen. Eyal Zamir told journalists. "We hope that construction will be complete in two years." Army radio reported that the wall, comprising concrete planks and sensors, will stretch some 64 kilometers. It is expected to be some six meters high and 40 meters deep, and cost around three billion shekels ($834 million). Construction Minister Yoav Galant said the wall will be built in Israeli territory parallel to the border fence sealing off the Palestinian enclave run by Islamist movement Hamas. Attack tunnels were a key weapon for Hamas during the 2014 Gaza war. Hamas also built a vast network of tunnels under Gaza's border with Egypt to smuggle goods and allegedly weapons.

 

09.08.2017. SOMALIA (Bay Region) - The Deputy Minister of Security for the South West State of Somalia, Abdirizak Abdi Adan has confirmed that Al-Shabaab militants launched an attack.on Wednesday morning against their ex-deputy leader Mukhtar Robow Abu Mansur in Yabaal village in the Bay and Bakool region. "The fighting was between Mukhtar Roboow Abu Mansoor  and al-Shabaab fighters. The fighting took place until early morning this morning, "said the minister. No casualties are reported as of yet. According to local residents, Mukhtar Robow is rumoured to be surrounded by 400 of his loyal and battle hardened fighters. The Somali government confirmed they were in communication with Mukhtar Robow and hinted that they were open at the idea of providing reinforcements to the former Al-Shabaab leader. "There was and is, negotiation going on between Mukhtar Robow and the Somali federal government but still there is no guarantee that he will defect," Colonel Aden Ahmed, an officer in the national military, told Reuters on June 30 from southwestern Hudur town, near Robow's stronghold. "Those troops are now on the outskirts of the town. We cannot send them directly for many reasons. Al Shabaab may ambush us, Robow himself may ambush our forces. We shall give reinforcement to Robow only after we confirm that fighting between al Shabaab and Robow breaks out.” The former rebel commander was allegedly demanded by Al-Shabaab to rejoin their group or face their wrath but rejected the ultimatum, according to the Mayor of Hudur, Mohamed Mollie Mohamed. His refusal to rejoin Al-Shabaab raised hopes that he may work with the Somali government and reduce Al-Shabaab’s operational capacity in the region. One of the original founders of Al-Shabaab, Sheikh Mukhtar Robow fell out of favour with the late emir Ahmed Abdi Godane (Mukhtar Abu Zubair) over the use of foreign fighters. The ensuing row split Al-Shabaab into two factions and eventually led to the death of American fighter Omar Hammami and the defection of Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys.

09.08.2017. NORTH KOREA -  North Korea has successfully developed a nuclear warhead small enough to fit inside a missile, a new US defense report warns. “The intelligence community assess North Korea has produced nuclear weapons for ballistic missile delivery, to include delivery by ICBM-class missiles,” a DIA report read, according to reporters at the Washington Post who have seen the document. The warning from the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) comes just hours after Pyongyang threatened “physical action” in response to sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council over the weekend. The analysis also puts North Korea’s arsenal at 60 nuclear weapons, more than previously thought but a figure still being debated among experts.

09.08.2017. AFGHANISTAN (Sar-e-Pul Province) - The Afghan National Army deployed a large contingent of defense forces to northern Sar-e-Pul province in what appears to be a retaliatory move against the massacre of scores of civilians by the militants in this province. The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan National Army (ANA) forces in the North said a large contingent of the defense forces left for Sar-e-Pul province, hours after hundreds of trapped civilians were rescued from the captivity of the militants in Sayad district. The Shaheen Corps of the Afghan army said the operations are expected to be launched under the leadership of the commander of 209th Shaheen Corps.

09.08.2017. AFGHANISTAN (Mirzwalang) - A spokesman for the provincial governor said, "This evening 235 people including women and children were released from Mirzawalang as a result of mediation by the local elders and provincial officials. They have been safely evacuated to Sar-e Pul city, but there are still an unknown number of people being kept hostage there".

 

08.08.2017. SOMALIA (Mahaday, Middle Shabelle) - Al shabaab militants were reported to have attacked a military convoy belonging to African Union mission in Somalia (AMISOM) near the southern town of Mahaday on Monday. The attack began with a land mine explosion reportedly struck AMISOM convoy, then a shootout between the militants and AU soldiers erupted outside the town. According to residents, the AU troops came under roadside blast, as they left Ali Foldheere area, and heading to Mahaday in Middle Shabelle region, before the gunfight ensued. Abdullahi Geeldooh, the commissioner of Mahaday said that the militants have been repulsed during the battle and no casualties inflicted on the AMISOM forces. Pro-al shabaab media outlets reported the one of the AU military vehicles was burnt down by the IED blast and killed unspecified number of soldiers.

08.08.2017. AFGHANISTAN (Jawzjan Province) - Sayra Shekib Sadat, provincial governor of Jawzjan confirmed that,"Mawlawi Ahmadshah, Taliban shadow district governor for Faizabad district of northern Jawzjan province and four other insurgents were killed in the clashes." The clashes took place in Muradyan village of the Faizabad district of the province after dozens of Taliban insurgents attacked the village and clashed with security forces. "Taliban suffered heavy casualties in the clashes which started on Sunday and continued till Monday late night," Sadat said. The Taliban have not yet commented over the attack. A number of villages in Jawzjan have fallen to Taliban insurgents in the past few days and government officials were concerned about an increasing security threats in parts of the northern province. Member of Jawzjan Provincial Council, Sher Mohammad Noor, said the Bala Mardiyan village in Faizabad district in the province was fallen to the Taliban on Friday evening. Governor Sadat has warned that "the center of Jawzjan's Mardiyan district was under Taliban siege and that it will fall to the militants, if military operation is not conducted in the area." A provincial council member said, roads to Mardiyan district are closed to traffic due to an increasing threat by militants. Meanwhile, Jawzjan governor's office said the Taliban has suffered losses in recent clashes with government forces in parts of the province. Mohamamd Reza Ghafoori, spokesman for Jawzjan governor, said they are not aware about the collapse of the village to militants. However, he said that a local people outpost in Jangal Aregh in Mardiyan district and two other check posts in Kala Shakh village in Aqcha district have fallen to the Taliban recently. The spokesman said that Obaidullah, designated district governor of Taliban for Qarqeen district in Jawzjan was killed during a clash with Afghan forces.

08.08.2017. SOUTH SUDAN (Pagak) - South Sudan government forces said Monday they had seized the rebel stronghold of Pagak near the Ethiopian border, after weeks of heavy fighting that forced thousands to flee the region. Military spokesman Dickson Gatluak said rebel forces loyal to exiled former Deputy President Riek Machar withdrew from the town Sunday “without a fight.” He said there had been clashes in the nearby town of Maiwut, and government forces pushed the rebels back toward Pagak. Later in the afternoon the rebels withdrew from the Upper Nile town that had long been the headquarters of Machar’s insurgency. “This morning at 6 a.m. our forces entered the town and as we are speaking now they are in full control of Pagak,”Gatluak said. A spokesman for the rebel SPLA-IO forces, Brig. Gen. William Gatjiath, confirmed the withdrawal from the town, but said they [rebels] were now in control of Maiwut and readying to take back their stronghold. South Sudan’s civil war began in December 2013 when President Salva Kiir accused his former deputy, Machar, of plotting a coup. Independent South Sudan analyst Alan Boswell said Pagak had been crucial to Machar’s rebellion in a conflict that largely pitted his ethnic Nuer against Kiir’s Dinka. “It is a big symbolic blow to the rebel movement. Pagak has been the general headquarters since basically the beginning of the rebellion. If it wasn’t for the war having spread nationally this would possibly have signaled the end of the rebellion.” Since the collapse of a peace agreement in 2015, South Sudan’s war has spread across the nation, sweeping up other ethnic groups and local grievances. Machar was forced into exile in South Africa last year but Pagak had remained a military stronghold for his loyalists.

The U.N. said Monday it was investigating reports that 25 people had been killed in South Sudan’s central Gok state in clashes between two tribal factions. A U.N. official in South Sudan’s capital Juba, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters they had received reports Saturday that 25 civilians had been killed and 27 wounded in clashes between Waat and Ayiel, two ethnic groups that are part of South Sudan’s Dinka Gok tribe. He did not say what triggered the clashes.

08.08.2017. VENEZUELA (about attack on army base) - General Vladimir Padrino (defense minister and head of the armed forces) gave an updated report on Sunday's attack on the base in the northwestern city of Valencia by 20 men in uniform, an incident that fueled fears the country's worsening crisis could tip into armed conflict. Padrino said that ex-National Guard captain, Juan Carlos Caguaripano, and a former lieutenant, Jefferson Gabriel Garcia, were behind the raid. He said that two attackers died and three soldiers were wounded. Padrino insisted that it was a "terrorist attack" carried out by some 20 "mercenaries paid from Miami by far right-wing groups." Eight men were detained following three hours of combat, he said. Just before the raid, Caguaripano posted a video online declaring it part of a "legitimate rebellion... to reject the murderous tyranny" of president Maduro. Appearing with more than a dozen uniformed men, some armed, Caguaripano demanded a transitional government and "free elections." Maduro said on state television Sunday that the attack saw a three-hour firefight in which two of the rebels died and eight were captured, including another lieutenant who was involved. Ten other attackers made off with an unspecified arsenal. Padrino said that a "special operation" has been deployed to capture them and recover the weapons. He said Garcia had been in charge of the base's weapons depot and acted as an accomplice from the inside, while Caguaripano had been discharged from the army in 2014 after multiple disciplinary offenses. The opposition coalition, the Democratic Unity Roundtable, said the country's crisis dividing Venezuela's society "is being seen... in the barracks of our armed forces." The head of the opposition-controlled congress, Julio Borges, has demanded the "truth" from the government about what happened on Sunday. Analysts said discord could be seen in the lower ranks of the security forces. "There are indications of growing discontent in the middle ranks of the police and soldiers, even though military commanders remain allied to the government," said Diego Moya-Ocampos, of IHS Markit Country Risk in London. "You can expect new incidents to occur as this unease grows," he said. On Monday, hackers calling themselves The Binary Guardians hijacked the home pages of several government bodies and private companies in support of the rebel raid. In several websites, they posted excerpts from Charlie Chaplin's movie "The Great Dictator." Venezuela's opposition has repeatedly urged the military to abandon Maduro, so far to no avail. The crisis in the oil-rich country is rooted in large part in the collapse of its economy due to a plunge in global oil prices. Public anger is spreading as people struggle for basics like food and medicine. Maduro, however, blames an economic "war" that he says is fomented by the right-wing opposition in cahoots with the United States.

 

07.08.2017. AFGHANISTAN (Mirza Olang village of northern Sar-e-Pul province) - At least 40 Afghan villagers have reportedly been killed by Taliban insurgents in Mirza Olang village of northern Sar-e-Pul province of Afghanistan. According to the police, the Taliban beheaded some villagers and shot others dead. They have also taken dozens as hostage. "The incident happened last evening in Mirza Olang village after the insurgents seized control of the area. The insurgents, after capturing the village, took dozens of civilians as hostage. So far, no contact has been established with the hostages," - Sar-e-Pul governor Mohammad Zahir Wahdat. Meanwhile, the Afghan Ministry of Interior (MoI) has confirmed that Afghan security forces are battling insurgents in Sayyad district of Sar-e-Pul where the village is located. However, it did not confirm the number of casualties. The provincial governor had warned that the insurgents could overrun the entire district if the security forces do not retaliate on time.

07.08.2017. LEBANON (Arsal) - Lebanon Army took hilltop positions from Daesh (IS/ISIS) on the outskirts of Arsal Sunday, pounding positions with artillery fire throughout the day, a military statement said, as it geared up for a looming offensive against the militant group.

 

06.08.2017. SYRIA (Eastern Palmyra) - Syrian Arab Army captured al Sukhnah town.

 

04.08.2017. SYRIA - Report that Syrian Arab Arny advanced at Jordan border and now control dabiyah and wadi al-sawt.

04.08.2017. YEMEN (Shabwa) - Yemeni [Hadi] troops and armor have pushed Al-Qaeda militants out of main cities in Shabwa, regaining government control over the southern province for the first time in years. They said Al-Qaeda militants withdrew to the mountains without a fight as armored vehicles from the government army and a new force known as the Elite Shabwa Forces rolled into the provincial capital Ataq, and other towns and cities from Thursday morning. United Arab Emirates news agency WAM said Thursday the advance had been backed by the U.S. and the UAE but it did not specify what support they had provided. Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has taken advantage of the civil war pitting the Saudi-backed government of President Abed Rabbou Mansour Hadi against the Houthi movement to try to widen its control and influence in Yemen. The Shabwa operation marked the first time in years that government-backed forces had controlled all districts in the province, where Yemen’s biggest gas project, a $4.5 billion Total-led plant, is based. The terminal stopped operating after foreign experts were evacuated in 2015 but the government says it plans to get the facility working again.Large-scale ground operations by regional troops have been rare since 2015, when Al-Qaeda was driven out of the ministate it had established in the port city of Mukalla, capital of neighboring Hadramawt province. But airstrikes by U.S. drones and aircraft against the militant group are frequent.

04.08.2017. LEBANON - Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah says it is a matter of a few days before the Lebanese Army launches a major battle to evict Daesh (IS/ISIS) militants from the outskirts of the towns of Ras Baalbeck and Al-Qaa, in the second and final phase of clearing Lebanon’s northeastern border from terrorists.

04.08.2017. IRAQ - The missile force of the popular crowd [PMF] targeted a IS gathering on the Iraqi-Syrian border. The media of the popular crowd said in a statement that "the supportive force of the first brigade in the popular mobilization was able to address a gathering of Daesh elements in Sa'eeda area on the Iraqi-Syrian border, causing direct casualties among the enemy,"pointing out that "the Sa'eeda area is adjacent to the Syrian border, and difficult to see them. "

04.08.2017. IRAQ (Tal Afar) - Iraqi Air Force war planes directed air strikes to the Daesh elements in the district of Tal Afar. The Air Force Command said in a statement that "the F-16 aircraft carried out several air strikes, which resulted in the destruction of two laboratories for booby-trapping vehicles and a plant for armoring vehicles in Tal Afar district.". Also, the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) repulsed a large-scale attack to Daesh on two villages west of Tal Afar within the western axis of Mosul. "The Popular Mobilization Forces were able to repel a large-scale attack to Daesh on the Ain Talawi and Maktal al-Kanzir villages south-west of Tal Afar," the popular mobilization media said in a statement. It is noteworthy that the Popular Mobilization Forces cut off all lines of supply to Daesh towards the city of Tal Afar in the western axis of Mosul, forcing the enemy to launch attacks to open a gap towards Syria .

04.08.2017. AFGHANISTAN - An Afghan official says the suicide bomber who hit a NATO patrol, killing one service member and two Afghan civilians, had hid behind the all-enveloping women's garment known as a burqa. Abdul Sami Sharifi, governor of the district of Qarabagh, located north of the Afghan capital, said Friday that the attacker was riding a motorcycle. He says the bomber rammed his motorcycle into a NATO patrol late the previous night. The U.S. military in Afghanistan reported the death of the coalition member but not identify the soldier's nationality. The statement said another five service members and their Afghan translator were hurt in the attack, but were in stable condition. The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the attack in a telephone call to The Associated Press.

 

03.08.2017. SOMALIA (Kismayo) - A powerful roadside explosion struck a military convoy carrying Jubbaland state troops in the outskirts of Somalia’s southern port town of Kismayo. Senior army officials have confirmed that the attack came after a remote-controlled land mine targeted the convoy at Yoontooy area, near Kismayo. There was no immediate confirmation of the casualty figures from Jubbaland, but Al shabaab has claimed responsibility for the attack saying soldiers are killed in the IED explosion. Militants often carrie out suck land mine and ambush attacks on Jubbaland troops and their allied Kenyan defense forces (KDF), in the rural areas near the port town.

03.08.2017. SYRIA (Raqqa Province) - All Villages/Towns between Ukayrishah and Ghanim Al Ali are now under Syrian Arab Army (SAA) control.

03.08.2017. AFGHANISTAN (Kandahar) - A suicide bombing attack struck a NATO convoy in southern Afghanistan, near Kandahar city. The assault, that was claimed by the Taliban left two American service members dead, a Pentagon spokesman said, even though U.S. military officials in Afghanistan refused to provide any information about the casualties. Claiming responsibility for the attack, a Taliban spokesman for the insurgents said the bombing allegedly killed 15 soldiers but local reports pointed out that the Taliban routinely exaggerates their gains and casualty figures. Taliban also said the attack destroyed two armoured tanks. Qari Yusuf Ahmadi, Taliban spokesman for southern Afghanistan said fighter Asadullah Kandahari was the "hero" who carried out the attack with a small pick-up truck packed with explosives.

 

02.08.2017. SYRIA (Damascus Province) - After several days of intense shelling FSA announces Mahroutha area (SE Damascus) taken back from SAA and T-62 among spoils.

02.08.2017. SOMALIA (Kismayo) UPDATE - The death toll from Tuesday’s car bomb blast at a restaurant in the port city of Kismayo has risen to 11, most of them elders, according to local officials and medics.“We believe it was a car bomb parked outside the busy tea shop. So far we know 10 civilians were killed, and several injured,” said Omar Hirey, an elder survived the attack.

02.08.2017. SYRIA (Homs Province) - IS militants attacked Syrian government forces and their allies in the countryside east of Homs and Hama. Attacke started by detonating VBIED on a military post in al- Shoumariyeh Mountains, 70 km east of Homs city. Heavy fighting raged around the mountainous Jabal al-Shomariya area in Homs province, and the government side was carrying out air strikes there. Pro-Damascus media outlets quoted a military source saying warplanes had hit targets in the eastern Hama countryside, which borders Jabal al-Shomariya to the north.

02.08.2017. SYRIA (Raqqa Province) - Heavy Syrian Arab Air Force (SAAF) airstrikes on IS positions in Ma’adan city 40 km southeast of Raqqa, and the villages of Khomaisieh, al-Jaber, Moqleh kabeir, and Moqlah Sagheir, killing and injuring large numbers of the terrorists, and destroying weapons and ammo depots.

02.08.2017. AFGHANISTAN () - Two National Directorate of Security (NDS) soldiers were killed in a blast in eastern Paktia province. The blast happened after an NDS vehicle hit a roadside mine in Chawk-e-Ghazni area of Gardez, the capital of Paktia, a security police official, Nesar Ahmad Abdulrahimzai said. A second explosion happened minutes later close to a truck, but there were no casualties in this explosion, Abdulrahimzai said.

 

01.08.2017. SOMALIA (Kismayo) - At least five people were reported to have been killed, several others wounded in a huge explosion at a busy tea shop in the southern port town of Kismayo. At least five people were reported to have been killed, several others wounded in a huge explosion at a busy tea shop in the southern port town of Kismayo. Conflicting reports are emerging from the type of the blast, which has ripped through the cafe, popular with local elders, youngsters and Jubbaland security force members. Witnesses at the scene say the explosion has resulted from explosives-laden car parked at the tea-shop, while other sources reported that a bomber has carried out the attack. The death is likely to rise, as many of the of the wounded are in critical conditions. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the cafe bombing, but Police said they believe Al shabaab was responsible for the carnage.

01.08.2017. AFGHANISTAN (Helmand Province) - As many as six policemen were killed and three were wounded in a Taliban attack on a check post in Nawa district of southern Helmand on Tuesday night. Omar Zwak, a spokesman for the provincial governor, also confirmed the attack and said, "We have casualties in the attack, but so far there is no exact information". Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.

01.08.2017. AFGHANISTAN - A total of 2,531 Afghan security forces were killed and 4,238 wounded in the first four months of the year, according to figures released in a report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan, a U.S. Congressional watchdog. The figures, from Jan. 1-May 8, were provided to U.S. military authorities by the Afghan government and were consistent with figures from the same period last year, the report said. In an earlier report released in February, SIGAR said at least 6,785 Afghan soldiers and police had been killed in the first 10 months of 2016. The figures, showing around 20 soldiers and police being killed every day, underline the challenge for Resolute Support, the NATO-led training and advisory mission trying to build up Afghan security forces. The United States is expected to send around 4,000 troops to boost the mission but has yet to announce its long-awaited new strategy for the region. U.S. commanders and officials have warned repeatedly that Afghan forces have been suffering unsustainably high casualties against the Taliban, partly because of tactics that include a heavy reliance on vulnerable static checkpoints.

 

31.07.2017. SOMALIA (Lower Shabelle region) - Twelve Ugandan soldiers were killed and seven others injured in an ambush by al-Shabab Islamic extremists in southern Somalia on Sunday, Uganda’s military said Monday. The troops are deployed to Somalia as peacekeepers under the banner of the African Union. The Ugandans were conducting a joint patrol with Somali forces when they were attacked in Lower Shabelle region, according to Ugandan authorities. There was no word on any casualties among the Somali forces. Al-Shabab claimed it killed 39 soldiers. It was not possible to verify the claim; the group frequently inflates death tolls from attacks carried out by its fighters.

31.07.2017. SOMALIA (Mogadishu) - A car loaded with explosives went off at a security checkpoint in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Sunday, killing at least five people and injuring others. Police and witnesses said the huge explosion occurred near Wadajir district's Police station, and the explosion sound could be heard from a distance followed by multiple shots of gunfire. Police station lies along the busy Makka Al-Mukarama street, and most of the dead were civilians, according to reporters. Witnesses said the luxury vehicle blew up after it was stopped and seized by the Police at the checkpoint. Security forces cordoned off the scene and launched an investigation. A column of white smoke was seen above the capital and some shops in the area were rattled by the blast, correspondent reported from the capital. No group has claimed responsibility so far, however, the al-Shabaab has carried out similar deadly attacks targeting government officials, security forces and African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in the capital.

31.07.2017. AFGHANISTAN (Kabul) - A series of explosions and the sound of gunfire shook the Afghan capital on Monday, July 31, with a security source saying that a suicide bomber had blown himself up in front of the Iraqi embassy. "Civilians are being evacuated" from the area as the attack is ongoing, said the official, who declined to be named. There was no immediate information about any casualties. At least four explosions, along with the sounds of gunfire and grenades, were heard by residents near the city's diplomatic quarter shortly after 11:00 am (0630 GMT). Security forces rapidly descended on the area, as the squeal of ambulance sirens rushing to the scene could also be heard. Police confirmed at least one blast had taken place, but said they did not immediately have further information. Iraqi embassy is located in northwestern Kabul, in a neighbourhood that is home to several hotels and banks as well as large supermarkets and several police compounds. The attack is the latest to rock Kabul, and comes as the resurgent Taliban ramp up their offensive across the country during the warmer weather fighting season.

31.07.2017. SYRIA (Raqqa City) - As Daesh (ISIS/IS) fighters steadily lose chunks of their Syrian bastion Raqqa to a U.S.-backed force, they are ramping up the ferocity of their counterattacks. The Syrian Democratic Forces first broke into Raqqa in early June and have advanced in a pincer-like motion toward the heart of the city. The alliance’s Arab and Kurdish fighters now hold half of Raqqa, but as they tighten the noose around Daesh, the militant group appears to be lashing out. “The closer we get to the city center, the harder [Daesh] defends itself, because it’s completely besieged,” said Davram Dersem, an SDF field commander. To defend Raqqa, Daesh [ISIS/IS] has deployed a barrage of car bombs, suicide bombers, weaponized drones, snipers, and mines scattered across the city. “They’re cornered like a wounded animal. Raqqa is their main stronghold – they’re not going to abandon it easily,” Dersem added. The Kurdish commander spoke to AFP in the western Raqqa neighborhood of Al-Daraya. Mortar shells crashed into surrounding neighborhoods, which were also hit by the occasional airstrike. After Daesh captured Raqqa in 2014, the group transformed the city into a symbol of its most macabre practices, including public beheadings. Raqqa was also thought to have been used as a hub for planning attacks overseas. Now, much of it has been destroyed by the fierce fighting and U.S.-led airstrikes. Roofs have collapsed and streets are littered with rubble, metal, and glass. In the adjacent district of Masaken al-Dubbat, 24-year-old SDF fighter Talal Sharif pointed at a devastated row of two-story homes ahead. “All of this destruction, it’s because of their car bombs. There have been at least four in each of these streets,” Sharif told AFP. “Little by little, they’re being suffocated in Raqqa. This is why they’re resisting.” Sharif spoke confidently, but his face was marked by exhaustion after weeks of street-by-street battles. When his unit recently stormed a Daesh-held neighborhood, they stumbled on four enemy fighters sleeping inside a home. “During the raid, one of the militants blew himself up, another two were killed, and one was taken prisoner,” Sharif recalled. But if they don’t have access to belts of explosives or car bombs, Daesh fighters resort to something much simpler – grenades. “In close combat, they just toss grenades. For them, it’s a life-or-death battle,” Devrem said. Up to 50,000 civilians remain trapped in Raqqa in very dire circumstances, with little access to food, water, or life-saving medication, according to the United Nations. The intensifying fight for Raqqa has also forced tens of thousands of its residents to flee, dodging Daesh sniper fire, mines and even U.S.-led coalition airstrikes. Friday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 21 civilians – including eight children from a single family – had been killed in “intensifying airstrikes by the coalition” over the previous 24 hours. The Britain-based monitor says more than 300 civilians including dozens of children have died since the SDF first broke into Raqqa. Another 467 Daesh militants and 219 SDF have also been killed in the fighting. SDF adviser Nasser Hajj Mansour said the battle for Raqqa is far from over. “It could still be long. In the coming days, the battles will become more ferocious,” Mansour said. “[Daesh/IS] militants will either try to hide among the civilians or fight until the end.”

31.07.2017. PHILIPINNES (Marawi) - Philippine military says troops have captured a key bridge leading to the main position of Daesh (IS/ISIS)-linked militants in the southern city of Marawi, but that troops won't stage a major assault and will instead press efforts to rescue civilian hostages. Military spokesman Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla said Monday that government troops gained control of Mapandi bridge last week. The bridge leads to Marawi's interior business district, where just 40 to 60 remaining militants are believed to be holding 80 to 100 hostages, mostly in a large mosque. President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered troops to ensure the safety of the hostages and not launch a massive assault that can endanger the hostages even if that prolongs the militant siege that has already dragged for more than two months.

31.07.2017. LEBANON - Lebanese Army will play a bigger role in the looming offensive against IS militants in the Ras Baalbek and al-Qaa regions, Speaker Nabih Berri said.

31.07.2017. LEBANON, SYRIA - Buses have arrived at Wadi Hmayyed to begin transporting militants and their families to Syria under an agreement between Hezbollah and Jabhat Fatah al-Sham, formerly known as Al-Nusra.

 

30.07.2017. SYRIA (Eastern Palmyra) - Reports that SAA captured Al Sukhnah were based on info that IS fighters have withdrawn from City. Reportedly, some militants refused to withdraw and SAA is currently clashing with them to take control over Al Sukhnah.

30.07.2017. YEMEN (Mokha) - More than 40 troops and rebels have been killed in several days of clashes between Yemen's Saudi Arabia-backed army and insurgents allied with Iran near the Red Sea port of Mokha, officials said Sunday. Sixteen Huthi rebels and seven soldiers were killed in overnight clashes east of Mokha, a key waterway for international trade and imports currently held by the army, according to military officials and witnesses at hospitals in the area. Twenty Yemeni soldiers were also killed in a rebel strike on a major military base in Taiz province, around 40 kilometres east of Mokha, on Thursday, a military official there said.

30.07.2017. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Sounds of explosions were heard in the countryside of Afrin in the northwestern countryside of Aleppo, caused by shelling by the Turkish forces and factions backed by them on areas in the village of Ma’araska which is controlled by the Kurdish forces, and other areas in the countryside of Afrin.

30.07.2017. SYRIA (Raqqa Province) - Report that Syrian Arab Army (SAA) have captured Ghanim Al Ali town, SE from Raqqa City.

 

29.07.2017. AFGHANISTAN (Kabul Province) - A coordinated attack by the Taliban insurgents was repulsed by the Afghan security forces in capital Kabul province. According to the security officials, the attack was launched late on Friday night in Sarobi district, located around 60km in east of Kabul city. The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan National Army (ANA) forces in a statement said at least six Taliban insurgents were killed and eleven others were wounded during the clashes with the security forces. The statement further added that the attack was repulsed with the support of the artillery units of the Afghan army. In the meantime, the 201st Silab Corps said an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted by the Taliban insurgents was also discovered and defused during the operations. The anti-government armed militant groups including the Taliban insurgents have not commented regarding the reports so far.

29.07.2017. AFGHANISTAN (Kandahar Province) - Taliban insurgents have blown up a water dam in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan as the group has unleashed an unprecedented violence in key southern provinces during the recent days. According to the local security officials, the incident took place earlier today in the remote part of Shorabak district. Provincial police spokesman Zia Durani confirmed that a water dam was detonated by the Taliban insurgents using explosives materials. Durani further added that the dam was constructed in a remote part of Shorabak district which was playing a key role in irrigating the agricultural lands. He said thousands of acres of land and gardens were irrigated by the dam and its destruction has sparked panic among the residents who are saying that their land will be harmed if it is not reconstructed immediately. The Taliban insurgents group has not commented regarding the report so far.

29.07.2017. YEMEN (Mokha) - The Saudi-led coalition backing Yemen's government said Shiite Huthi rebels on Saturday used a remote-controlled boat packed with explosives to attack the Red Sea port of Mokha, but without causing casualties. "On Saturday at dawn, Huthi militiamen targeted the port of Mokha with a remotely guided vessel full of explosives," a statement from the coalition said. The statement, published by the official Saudi news agency SPA, said the boat exploded by the quayside, without causing any injuries or damage.

29.07.2017. IRAQ (Kirkuk) - A source in the Peshmerga said that "the clashes broke out this evening along the line of contact between the Peshmerga and Daesh near the village of Zanqer, in Daquq district , south of Kirkuk, in which light and medium weapons were used." He added that "the clashes resulted in the killing of one element of Daesh and wounding three others, while wounded two Peshmerga fighters."

29.07.2017. IRAQ (Makhoul Mountains) - "The Special Forces Unit in the 25th Brigade was repulsed an attack to Daesh militants targeting the sectors of the popular mobilization forces in Makhoul Mountains, killing four terrorists and confiscate a large quantity of weapons and ammunition left behind after fleeing," the Popular Media Information Center said in a statement today.

29.07.2017. SYRIA (Eastern Palmyra) - SAA captured Al Sukhnah City [disputed].

 

28.07.2017. SYRIA (Raqqa Province) - Islamic State attack al-Karama area in the eastern countryside of Al-Raqqa, which is opposite to areas still under the control of the Islamic State organization on the southern banks of the Euphrates River, where the organization still controls a number of villages and Ma’dan city. Group of members of the IS organization sneaked into al-Karama area, where there is a camp for the displaced people, and clashes took place between the members of the organization against members of the Syria Democratic Forces, which caused casualties among the displaced and in the ranks of the Syria Democratic Forces. Reliable sources also confirmed that there are kidnapped people and captives detained by the members of the organization, whether they are civilians or members of the Syria Democratic Forces is unknown. IS claimed that its fighters managed to kill 53 SDF fighters during the attack and to damage 3 SDF vehicles. IS also claimed that a fourth group attacked Al-Karama camp again and managed to kill 7 other SDF fighters and damage an SDF vehicle. However, these claims have not yet been confirmed. Also, clashes reported south of Resafa where IS is attacking SAA positions.

28.07.2017. GERMANY (Hamburg) - Suspected terrorist attack where a man attacked 5-6 people with a knive in supermarket. Reportedly, the group of man carrying chairs chased and catched the attacker and managed to restrain him [to say it mildly]. The video of attacker can be seen here  - https://youtu.be/Tnc20QSHVAU

28.07.2017. SYRIA (Raqqa City) - Speaking from Baghdad via teleconference, Colonel Ryan Dillon, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman, said that SDF have cleared about 9 square miles of terrain this past week as they fought against stiff, sporadic resistance from ISIS entrenched in Raqqa. “On the western axis, the SDF took control of a series of multistory buildings that allowed them to provide over watch and push further into the city's center,” Dillon said. “On the eastern axis, the SDF made incremental gains south of the main road that runs east to west in the city.” The distance between the east and west axes is less than a half-mile, he noted, and added once the two link up, the SDF will have full control of southern Raqqa. And south of the Euphrates River, the SDF continue to isolate Raqqa and reinforce their positions.

28.07.2017. AFGHANISTAN - Taliban control or contest around 40 percent of the country and have stepped up their offensive over the past week. Earlier this week, around 30 Afghan soldiers were killed when the insurgents took an outpost in the southern province of Kandahar, and there has also been heavy fighting in the opium-rich province of Helmand as well as northern areas including Faryab, Baghlan and Badakshan.

28.07.2017. LEBANON (Qalamoun) - Report that Lebanese army is preparing to attack IS held areas in Qalamoun.

28.07.2017. AFGHANISTAN (Taywara District, Ghor province) - Government official says Afghan security forces have driven Taliban fighters out from Taywara District in western Ghor province.

28.07.2017. SYRIA (Jobar, Damascus) - Reports of clashes in Jobar, Syrian Arab Army starts operations there.

28.07.2017. SYRIA (Damascus Province) - Clashes continue between the SAA and militiamen loyal to them against fighters of Jaysh Usud al-Sharqiyyah and the forces of Ahmad al-Abdu, in places in Bir Mahruthah area located southeast of Dimascus.

28.07.2017. SYRIA (Eastern Palmyra) - Report that the SAA captured Bi’r Abbūd al Mashī, Pomona Orchards, al-Thania Checkpoint and enter Southern and Western parts of Sukhnah Town.

 

27.07.2017. YEMEN,SAUDI ARABIA - Yemen forces launch multiple Burkan 1 ballistic missiles (800km range) on King Fahd military base in Taif region, Saudi Arabia.

27.07.2017. AFGHANISTAN - From 110 to 160 will increase the number of Bulgarian troops in the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, the government said today, quoted by bTV. "The complicated military-political situation in Afghanistan has forced NATO military bodies to reconsider the composition of the forces participating in the mission and to invite participating states to increase their contribution," announced from Dondukov 1. The announcement states that in the area of the Bulgarian mission there is reconstruction and extension of the facilities and the guard posts will be increased. The old number of 110 military equipment and technique were determined by a decision of the Council of Ministers of October 2014.

27.07.2017. AFGHANISTAN (Khakrez District, Kandahar) - Afghan officials confirmed Wednesday a Taliban attack has left at least 26 soldiers dead and 13 others wounded in the southern province of Kandahar. The overnight assault in the Khakrez district targeted an Afghan National Army, or ANA, base, an official statement quoted Defense Ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri as saying. He said the ensuing fighting also "killed and wounded" 80 Taliban assailants but gave no other details. A Taliban spokesman claimed it captured the army base after killing 74 Afghan soldiers and capturing six others. It was not possible to independently verify claims made by either side. Meanwhile, hundreds of Taliban insurgents staged an early morning attack against a key district center in the eastern Noortistan province. Chief of the Wantwigel district, Rehmatullah Rehmat told VOA fierce fighting is raging in the area and all government security outposts were under attack. A Taliban statement claimed its fighters have overrun major security outposts around the district, inflicting heavy casualties on Afghan security forces. The fighting is currently taking place 200 meters from the district center, it said. The insurgent group has overrun the eastern district three times in the past 15 years but it could not hold the territory for long in the face of retaliatory attacks by Afghan forces.

27.07.2017. AFGHANISTAN (Nangarhar) - Afghan security forces have rescued the two Pakistani diplomats who were abducted over 40 days ago in eastern Nangarhar province. "The two diplomatic officials of the Consulate General of Pakistan in Jalalabad who were abducted while travelling from Jalalabad to Torkham on 16 June 2017 have been safely recovered today in Afghanistan," Pakistan's Foreign Ministry said in a statement. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday informed Pakistan's Charge d'Affiares in Kabul that the Afghan security forces had recovered the two Pakistani officials in a security operation. Later in the evening, the two officials were handed over to the Embassy of Pakistan in Kabul by the Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs. They would be flown back to Pakistan to join their families as soon as possible. Pakistan's Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua talked to Afghan Deputy Foreign Minister Hekmat Karzai and conveyed Pakistan's gratitude to the Afghan Government for safe recovery of the two abducted Pakistani diplomats.

27.07.2017. BOLIVIA - During the 30th anniversary celebration of the establishment of the country’s anti-narcotics special forces on Tuesday, Morales said, “According to e-mails, between 2006 and 2009, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) poured at least four million dollars into separatist movements” in four of the nine regions of Bolivia. In 2008, four out of nine Bolivian regions carried out referendums in order to form autonomous governments. According to Morales the referendum organizers were connected to separatist efforts. He then noted on his personal Twitter account that Washington had paid this money to the opponents “who have committed terrorist acts in order to divide us (in 2008)". At the end of 2008, Morales expelled former U.S. Ambassador to Bolivia Philip S. Goldberg as well as all personnel from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), accusing them of conspiring against his government. The White House denied these charges and, in response, expelled Bolivian Ambassador to the US. According to Morales, his government has had access to thousands of diplomatic cables from WikiLeaks showing how the White House has sponsored the attacks against his government since his arrival to power in 2006. In his speech, the Bolivian president stressed the commitment of the police and the armed forces, together with the Bolivian people, who defeated the plots. Morales also reiterated that Washington “had planned a coup against Bolivia” this year.

27.07.2017. IRAN, US - US Navy fired on an Iranian vessel after approaching it in the waters of the Arab Gulf.

27.07.2017. IRAQ (Kirkuk) - The source said that an air strike targeted an IS site, which led to the killing of the security official in the so-called Hawija State (Tareq Amniah) with four members of his protection team in Aakoula village in the province of Hawija. In a related context, IS organization executed a family of 11 people, including women and children in Tal al-Thahab village, of Hawija while trying to escape from the grip of the organization in to Hamrin Mountains.

27.07.2017. IRAQ (Anbar) - An intelligence statement said: "The detachments of the Military Intelligence Directorate, in coordination with the intelligence of the 7th Division and with accurate information, were able to control 30 explosive belts and 4 motorbikes hidden in one of the valleys in Albu Assaf area near Baiji-Haditha road in Al-Anbar."

27.07.2017. IRAQ (Nukhayb Desert) - Colonel Majid al-Issawi, from the Anbar Police Command, told a press statement that "a large force of the Daesh organization, attacked groups of Iraqi security forces and Anbar tribes in the desert of Nukhayb, near the border with Saudi Arabia, the most western Iraq". Al-Issawi said that "the security and tribal forces responded to the attack, after armed clashes between the parties, resulted in the killing of at least /21/ elements of Daesh and the use of four 4WD pickups carrying machine guns to the organization". "Two members of the Popular Crowd forces were killed and three other members of the security forces were wounded, they were transported by military aircraft to hospitals in Baghdad," he said. He added that "the warplanes carried out after the attack reconnaissance tours in the region".

27.07.2017. SYRIA (South Eastern Raqqa) - Reports that SAA captured: Nazizeh, Rajm Suleiman, Kharar, Kharar Hill (overlooks Ghanem Ali and Zor Shammar), primitive Oil Refineries (Al Harqat, between those villages); SAA 50km from Sanouf Hill (nearest point held by SAA west of D.E.Zor), advancing towards Maa'dan town. SAA allied tribal forces captured Shinan town SE From Raqqa City and attacking Sabqah.

27.07.2017. SYRIA (Eastern Palmyra) - Reports that Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is preparing to strom Al Sukhnah town. SAA allied Shuaytat Tribe fighters claim they advanced after heavy Russian/Syrian airstrikes and artillery shelling forced IS militants to withdraw and can see Al Sukhnah Town with naked eye, suggesting they are very close to it.

27.07.2017 LEBANON, SYRIA (Qalamoun) -  Clashes and shelling ended at 6 AM amidst start of ceasefire between HTS and Hezbollah. Report that HTS agreed to be relocated to Idlib, leaving Arsal in Lebanon Army's and Hezbollah control and leaving Qalamoun Mountains. Both FSA and HTS leaving Qalamoun and going to Idlib.

 

26.07.2017. PAKISTAN (Lahore) - An offshoot of the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) identified as the Taliban Special Group or TSG has been held responsible for terror attack on Lahore's Ferozepur Road on Monday by law enforcement agencies. The suicide attack took place near the Arfa Karim IT Tower and was the first deadly assault by the TSG, which comprised highly trained suicide attackers (fidayeen commandos), the Dawn quoted a senior police officer, as saying. Earlier attacks in the provincial capital, including the one on The Mall, had been claimed by Jamaatul Ahrar (JuA), a splinter group of the TTP based in Afghanistan, he said. The emergence of the TSG has raised concerns among law enforcement agencies. They are viewing it as the emergence of a new challenge. Law enforcement agencies have examined registration documents of the ten motorcycles at the site of the attack and learned that they had all belonged to the victims. It was more likely that the suicide bomber was brought to the site of the attack by one or more facilitators on a rickshaw or another vehicle. The dismembered remains of the suicide attacker had been sent for forensic analysis, the police officer said. Monday's attack claimed 26 lives, including nine policemen, and left 54 others injured. Punjab Province Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has announced financial assistance of Rs.2 million for the families of those who had lost their lives in the attack. Those seriously injured in the blast will be given Rs.1 million, while those with minor injuries will be given Rs.300,000 each.

26.07.2017. LYBIA - Two rival Libyan leaders committed themselves Tuesday to a cease-fire, working toward presidential and parliamentary elections and finding a road map to secure lawless Libya against terrorism. The meetings at a chateau in La Celle Saint-Cloud, west of Paris, brought together Fayez al-Sarraj, prime minister of the U.N.-backed unity government, and Gen. Khalifa Haftar, the Egyptian-backed commander of Libya’s self-styled national army. Macron met separately with each ahead of an encounter between the two Libyans in the presence of U.N.’s newly appointed special envoy for Libya, Ghassan Salame. “There is political legitimacy in the hands of Mr. Sarraj. There is military legitimacy in the hands of Mr. Haftar. They have decided to work together,” Macron said after the series of encounters. The 10-point joint declaration released by the French presidency that capped the talks was the first of its kind between the rivals. Among the points agreed upon was a commitment to a cease-fire with armed force reserved “strictly” for use in counterterrorism operations. The rivals also “solemnly commit to work toward the holding of presidential and parliamentary elections as soon as possible.” The French president said later that the goal is for balloting in the spring. Sarraj had said in May that elections would be held in spring. The date may seem premature in a country that has spiraled into chaos since the 2011 toppling and killing of leader Moammar Gadhafi. But French diplomats had said before the meeting that they would support such an initiative. “The stakes of this reconciliation are enormous. Enormous for the Libyan people, who have been suffering, living with instability and terrorist threats these past years, and it is considerable for the whole region,” Macron said after the talks. “If Libya fails,” he said, “the whole region fails with it.” The stakes are high for Europe, too, as hundreds of thousands of migrants using Libya as a springboard reach its shores, mainly in Italy, and as Islamist militants sheltering and multiplying in Libya cross to other North African states. The encounter was never expected to resolve the knotty problems of Libya, but the joint declaration is to serve as a basis for further work by the U.N. envoy.Macron, elected in May, was at ease in his role as peacemaker. He has made known that working toward laying the groundwork for a Libya with a functioning government and institutions is a priority of his presidency. Appearing at a news conference, the three men shook hands and the two Libyan rivals bear-hugged Macron before exchanging timid kisses on the cheek. Neither Sarraj nor Haftar spoke to the press. France, minding its diplomatic manners, has made clear that Macron’s initiative is part of a larger process guided by the U.N. and does not negate work by the European Union, the African Union and individual countries. The first point states that the solution to the Libyan crisis “can only be political” with a national reconciliation process that includes “all Libyans.” The two leaders called for disarmament and demobilization of fighters who don’t want to integrate into the regular armed forces so they can be reintegrated into civilian life.

26.07.2017. NIGERIA (Lake Chad Basin) - Suspected Boko Haram insurgents have kidnapped 10 members of a university research team prospecting for oil in northeast Nigeria, the state oil company, which contracted the work, said on Wednesday. The Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) has been surveying for more than a year for what it says could be vast oil reserves in the Lake Chad Basin, a region wracked for eight years by an Islamist insurgency, which has killed at least 20,000 people and forced some 2.7 million to flee their homes. Nigeria relies on oil for two-thirds of its revenue. The NNPC is trying to reduce its reliance on crude from the southern Niger Delta where militant attacks cut production by more than a third in 2016, deepening the recession in Africa's biggest economy. NNPC spokesman Ndu Ughamadu said contractors working as consultants were kidnapped near Jibi village in Borno state on Tuesday afternoon. The village is in Magumeri local government area, about 50 km from the state capital, Maiduguri. "About 10 members of the University of Maiduguri geology and surveying department were abducted by suspected Boko Haram members," Ughamadu said. The group included academic staff, drivers and other contractors, he said. The university said some of its lecturers, who were accompanied by security staff, had not returned on Tuesday from a prospecting trip. Its spokesman said the university was waiting for a report from security agencies. Boko Haram, which attained international notoriety after kidnapping 270 girls from their school in the town of Chibok in 2014, is trying to create an Islamic state in the Lake Chad Basin area. The conflict has not deterred NNPC's search for oil in the region. "We are working with the security agencies for an early return to the Chad Basin," aiming for drilling to start in the fourth quarter of the year, NNPC chief Maikanti Baru said at the beginning of July. In May, the NNPC said it would resume oil exploration in the northeast "on the heels of (the) improved security situation". Nigeria's government and military have repeatedly said Boko Haram is on the verge of defeat. In December, President Muhammadu Buhari said the group's last stronghold, an enclave in the Sambisa forest, had fallen. But insurgents have launched attacks with renewed zeal in the last few months. At least 62 people have been killed in Maiduguri and its environs since early June. Seventeen people were killed in the city in one week this month.

26.07.2017. AFGHANISTAN (Kandahar) - At least 26 Afghan soldiers have been killed and 13 wounded in a Taliban attack on a military base in southern Kandahar province, the defence ministry said Wednesday, the latest blow to the country's struggling security forces. The Afghan air force said it carried out strikes backing up soldiers on the ground during the hours-long attack on the base, which began late Tuesday and ended in the early hours of Wednesday. At least 13 soldiers were also wounded in the attack, MOD spokesman General Dawlat Waziri said. The Afghan forces "bravely resisted", he added, killing more than 80 insurgents. The camp was located in the remote Karzali area of Khakrez district, near the border with restive Helmand, where the Taliban hold vast swathes of territory. "We conducted multiple airstrikes killing dozens of them. Our helicopters transported wounded soldiers to hospitals in Kandahar," said General Raziq Shirzai, the provincial air force commander. One senior army source said up to 12 soldiers are still missing following the assault, which he described as a "very heavy attack". The insurgents stole guns and vehicles as they retreated, he said. Residents described hearing the airstrikes, and said the attack was launched by a 30-strong convoy carrying "hundreds" of Taliban who assaulted the base from multiple directions. The insurgents claimed the attack via their Twitter account.

26.07.2017. LEBANON (Western Qalamon) - Negotiations under way for return of 3 captured Hezbollah fighters in exchange for safe passage of Al Nusra's [HTS] Talli and aids to Syria.

26.07.2017. IRAQ (Kirkuk) - A commander of Kurdish Peshmerga forces threatened to "not to allow any other force to enter Kirkuk." He stressed that "the American advisers near Kirkuk brought two helicopters to be used for any emergency." "We will not allow any other force to enter Kirkuk and Camp K1, which includes American experts and advisers, witnessed the bringing of two US helicopters to handle any situation that requires air support," the fourth sector official of Peshmerga forces in Kirkuk, Major General Wasta Rasool said. "The bases of the Peshmerga forces within the borders of Kirkuk are very strong, and no other force is needed in that area. "We will not allow any other force to enter the borders of the province of Kirkuk, unless through an agreement with the Ministry of Peshmerga, and the General Command of the Peshmerga forces." The commander in the Peshmerga forces and a member of the leadership of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan that "within the province of Kirkuk, there is only a brigade of the popular mobilization, and is stationed in (Taza and Bashir), and this brigade consists from the Turkmen Shias, which is located in that region by a decision of the Peshmerga forces and their approval.

26.07.2017. IRAQ (Diyala) - 110th Brigade in the popular mobilization forces announced the launch of a large-scale military operation to track the cells in two districts northeast of Baquba. The 110th Brigade said in a statement today that a large-scale military operation launched from several sectors to track IS cells in Marjana and Tabaj districts, north-east of Baquba, with the participation of the army and local police to track IS cells.

26.07.2017. IRAQ (Salahuddin Province) - Popular mobilization forces thwarted an infiltration attempt to IS militants in Siniah sector of Salahuddin province, killing three terrorists of the organization. "The Sixth Brigade, the first regiment in the popular mobilization, managed to kill three members of Daesh by thwarting the infiltration of the organization's militants in Siniah- Haditha sector that tried to sneak into Tikrit," the Media of the PMF said in a statement today.

26.07.2017. IRAQ (Mosul City) - Iraqi Security Forces arrested the Amir of the so-called Diwan al-Hesba (IS Police) as he tried to cross the Tigris River from the right side towards the left. A security source siad: "The security forces arrested the Emir of Diwan Hesba, while trying to escape from the right side towards the left with forged IDs and documents".

26.07.2017. IRAQ (Al Baaj District) - A security source siad that "Border guards killed (10) of Arab nationalists, including a suicide bomber, as they tried to cross the border towards the district of Al-Baaj."

26.07.2017. LEBANON (West Qalamon) - Lebanon Armed Forces and Hezbollah captured Jebel Qal'at al-Husn, Wadi Kahaïl, Wadi Dqiq and Wadi Maarouf from HTS [Al Nusra/Al Qaeda]

26.07.2017. SYRIA (Raqqa,Deir Ez Zor Provinces) - Report that Syrian Arab Army have entered D.E.Zor Province from Raqqa Province and confirmed that IS supply routes towards D.E.Zor has been cut. Those actions should relieve some pressure from D.E.Zor government held pocket which were under attack and is under siege by IS. SAA redeployed Syrian Republican Guard 800th Battalion from Suwayda countryside to Palmyra as part of their reinforcements for capturing Al Sukhnah town. SAA allied Tribal Forces are attacking in Southern Raqqa Province Ghanim Al Ali, important town on crossroads connecting Euphrates to Mount Bishri area (which is also under attack by SAA "Tiger Forces" coming from Resafa).

 

25.07.2017. SYRIA (Southern Raqqa Province) - Syrian Arab Army allied tribal tighters led by Sheikh Turki Al Bouhamad had 19 KIA today while storming Shinan village. Village now under SAA control.

25.07.2017. SYRIA (Southern Raqqa Province) - Report that SDF handed over Ukairshy, Dahlah, Muqla, Zawr Shammar and Al-Sabkhah towns to Syrian Arab Army.

25.07.2017. SYRIA (Raqqa City) - Kurds: "Fighters of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have completely liberated the officers’ housing in Nazlah Shuhadah neighborhood, and the clashes resulted in killing 11 mercenaries and 4 of them were kept at the fighters hands. In addition, 2 vehicles of the mercenaries were destroyed and an amount of weapons and ammunition was seized."; "clashes are ongoing in Hisham Abdul Melek neighborhood southern of al-Raqqa city and Old Al-Raqqa neighborhood east of the city".

25.07.2017. SOMALIA (Beled-Hawo) - Somali official says Jubbaland forces have killed four Al shabaab members in the border town of Beled-Hawo on Monday, July 24. The militants, including an elderly man were executed by Jubbaland soldiers in the outside Beled-Hawo after they were taken out from a prison in the town, to the official said. The executed Al shabaab members were held for killing a local elder in the past. Jubbaland state is yet to comment on the mass murder, however, it comes as the region’s leader Ahmed Madobe is expected to pay a visit to Gedo province, southwest of Somalia.

25.07.2017. SOMALIA (Bardere District, Gedo Region) - Heavy clashes between Al shabaab militants and Somali government forces backed by Kenyan defense forces broke out in the outskirts of Bardere district in Gedo region. The fighting erupted after Al shabaab has targeted KDF convoy with a land mine explosion at Fahfahdhun village, while transporting supplies to a military camp in Tarako area. After the bomb attack on Kenyan military, Al shabaab launched an ambush against Somali government forces in the area, triggering a fierce gunfight that left soldiers and militants dead. Shukri Abdullahi Hussein, a senior Somali military commander in the region said several government soldiers sustained a slight wounds in the attack, and continued their duties. Al shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack, through a statement published on its affiliated websites, saying they killed Kenya soldiers, and burnt down armored vehicles.

25.07.2017. LEBANON - Lebanon Security forces busted a Daesh (ISIS,IS) cell in a series of raids in the capital and the Bekaa Valley, the state-run National News Agency reported.

25.07.2017. IRAQ - Popular Mobilization Forces: "Eight members of Daesh were killed and four vehicles for them destroyed in repelling two attacks on the Iraqi-Syrian border. A statement from the popular mobilization said that the 13th Brigade forces in the PMF were able to repel two attacks on the Iraqi-Syrian border after trying to sneak into the lines of the PMF, killing eight terrorists in addition to the bombing of four different vehicles belonging to them.

25.07.2017. IRAQ (Mosul) - Popular Mobilization Forces: "the popular mobilization forces repulsed the attack and killed a suicide bomber immediately before arriving the defense lines of the popular mobilization in the liberated Kairouan district and controlled by the popular mobilization in west of Mosul". The source added that "Daesh is trying to create a chaos to impose its presence after the total control of the districts throughout the province of Nineveh, except (Tal Afar and Ayadiyah) the last strongholds of the terrorist organization, which Iraqi government and the Prime Minister announced preparations for their liberation and storm in the next few days".

 

24.07.2017. SYRIA (Idlib City) - Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham [Al Nusra,Al Qaeda in Syria] in control of Idlib city. Ahrar al-Sham's tens of vehicles and cars and hundreds of members have withdrawn from Idlib city to the southern countryside of Idlib.

24.07.2017. SYRIA (Idlib Province) - Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham [Al Nusra,Al Qaeda in Syria] has taken control along with the Islamic Turkestani Party of Khirbat al-Joz border crossing with the Iskenderun, located in the western countryside of Idlib.

24.07.2017. SYRIA (Qalamoun) - Hezbollah commanders call on remaining Nusra militants in Jaroud Arsal to surrender and their safety will be guaranteed.

24.07.2017. SYRIA (Raqqa Province) - Report that SAA captured Salam Alaykum village south of Raqqa City.

24.07.2017. SYRIA (Raqqa City) - The spokesperson in the name of Wrath of Euphrates operation room Jihan Sheikh Ahmad said “after 47 days of the Great Battle for al-Raqqa liberation have passed, Wrath of Euphrates operation room fighters liberated 8 neighborhoods, and 45% of the city is held by our fighters”. Jihan Sheikh Ahmad added “battles are ongoing in 6 neighborhoods, and strongly in the four outskirts of the city, and 2 neighborhoods of these (Hisham Abdul Melek which is southern of the city and al-Barid which is northwest of the city) are about to be liberated”. Jihan Sheikh Ahmad noted “we encircled the mercenaries in the city from 4 sides, and combing operations are ongoing in the four sides, and our forces with their special groups move to dismantle and remove the mines and open roads to liberate the civilians”.

24.07.2017. SOMALIA (Baidoa Town) - The militant group Al-Shabaab claimed the deadly attack with improvised explosive device on a military pick-up truck, 25 km east of Baidoa, the interim capital town of Southwest state. Three soldiers were killed after a roadside bomb planted by militants hit a convoy of Southwest state army on Sunday morning at Bundo Madow area, located in the outskirts of Baidoa, according to local residents. The convoy was transporting soldiers from Baidoa, and en route to their base in Deynunay town when it was struck by a landmine explosion. The state officials were not immediately available for comment.

24.07.2017. AFGHANISTAN (Taywara district, Ghor Province) - Taliban fighters overran a second district headquarters in as many days on Sunday, this one in western Ghor province, the provincial police chief said. At least eight police were killed in separate battles against Taliban militants, who have stepped up their attacks in the north and west of the country laying siege to district headquarters, said Mohammad Mustafa Moseni. Moseni said the Taliban launched four assaults on Ghor's Taywara district headquarters early on Sunday and "we had no choice but to retreat". He said police have taken up positions about 8km from the district headquarters while they wait for reinforcements to launch a counterattack. After capturing Taywara district Taliban fighters stalked the corridors of the only hospital looking for wounded Afghan National Security personnel to kill, said provincial public health department director Ghulam Nabi Yaghana. He said he received reports that they killed four or five patients. The area is remote and telephone communication is sporadic, he told The Associated Press in a telephone interview from the provincial capital of Ferozkoh. He said Taliban entered the 20-bed hospital early on Sunday. It's believed all the dead are military or police personnel, he said. The Taliban, in a statement to the media, announced the capture of Taywara district headquarters. The statement, however, said 46 Afghan government security forces were killed. The Associated Press could not independently verify either death toll. In northern Faryab province's Lawlash district two police were killed late on Saturday night when Taliban used the cover of darkness to attack the district headquarters, setting fire to the police headquarters buildings, Abdul Karim Yourish, provincial police chief spokesperson, said on Sunday.

24.07.2017. AFGHANISTAN (Kunduz Province) - A prominent leader of the Taliban group has been killed during the air and ground operations in northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan. According to the local security officials, Mawlavi Shahidullah was killed during the operations conducted late on Saturday night. A spokesman for the 20th Pamir Division in Northeastern parts of the country Nazar Mohammad Ghiasi said the operations were conducted in Kunduz city, Qala-e-Zal, and Khanabad districts. He said at least 17 Taliban insurgents were killed during the operations and 15 others were wounded.

24.07.2017. IRAN - Iran announced Saturday the launch of a new missile production line, according to state media. The Sayyad 3 missile can reach an altitude of 27 kilometers and travel up to 120 kilometers, Dehghan said at a ceremony. The missile can target fighter planes, unmanned aerial vehicles, cruise missiles and helicopters, the defense minister added.

24.07.2017. IRAN, IRAQ - Iran and Iraq signed an agreement Sunday to step up military cooperation and the fight against “terrorism and extremism,” Iranian media reported, an accord that is likely to raise concerns in Washington. Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan and his Iraqi counterpart Erfan al-Hiyali signed a memorandum of understanding that also covered border security, logistics and training, the official news agency reported. “Extending cooperation and exchanging experiences in fighting terrorism and extremism, border security, and educational, logistical, technical and military support are among the provisions of this memorandum,”

24.07.2017. SYRIA (Ain Issa, Raqqa Province) - The U.S.-led coalition will have “a great deal more” to do in Syria even after defeating Daesh (ISIS) in its northern Raqqa bastion, a deputy commander of the coalition said Sunday. “Daesh is not defeated with the liberation of Raqqa. The defeat of Daesh was not completed with the liberation of Mosul” in Iraq, British Maj. Gen. Rupert Jones told reporters. Speaking in the town of Ain Issa 50 kilometers north of Raqqa, Jones said: “We know as an international coalition there’s still a great deal more to do here in Syria.” He said that the U.S.-backed Arab-Kurdish alliance known as the Syrian Democratic Forces “have proved themselves to be a reliable counter-Daesh partner.” “We will continue to work with the Syrian Democratic Forces to complete the defeat of Daesh,” Jones said. The U.S.-backed forces have successfully routed Daesh from several areas in Syria since their creation in 2014. They have spent months encircling Raqqa, the de facto capital of Daesh’s Syrian territory since 2014, and finally broke into it in early June, seizing several neighborhoods. But for the past week they have encountered fierce resistance from the militants, and progress has also been hampered by the presence of civilians trapped in Raqqa city center. “It is every bit as tough as we expected but there’s no surprise in that so there are not currently any plans for us to divert more, to require more forces,” Jones added. He also said the “protection of civilians” was of key concern to the coalition. U.S. Army Col. Ryan Dillon estimates there are around 2,000 Daesh militants in the northern city. Dillon added that the militants are using many of the same tactics employed in the Iraqi city of Mosul, including the use of tunnel networks, vehicle-borne IEDs and drones. But he said in Raqqa, more than in Mosul, the militant group relies more on using civilians, sometimes children, to prevent coalition forces from striking specific areas in the city. According to the coalition, 603 civilians have been killed in U.S.-led strikes on Iraq and Syria since the air campaign against the militants was launched towards the end of 2014. But Airwars, a London-based collective of journalists and researchers that tracks civilian deaths in Iraq and Syria, says 744 civilians were killed in coalition strikes in Syria and Iraq in the month of June alone.

24.07.2017. EGYPT - Egyptian security forces have killed eight suspected Islamist militants belonging to the Hasm Movement in what officials said was a training camp in a southern desert region, the Interior Ministry said Sunday. Five other militants were arrested in operations carried out in Giza and Sharqiya regions, it said. Automatic rifles, ammunitions and supplies were recovered at the Fayoum camp southwest of the capital, the ministry said. Hasm, a group that emerged last year and has claimed several attacks on security forces, said Friday it had carried out a shooting last week in Fayoum, a province about 60 km south of Cairo, that killed one policeman and injured three others. Egypt accuses Hasm of being a militant wing of the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist group it outlawed in 2013. The Muslim Brotherhood denies this. An Islamist insurgency in the rugged Sinai Peninsula strengthened after the Egyptian military overthrew President Mohammad Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood in mid-2013 following mass protests against his rule. The militant group staging the insurgency pledged allegiance to Daesh (ISIS) in 2014. It is blamed for the killing of hundreds of soldiers and policemen, and has started to target other areas, including Egypt’s Christian Copts.

24.07.2017. AFGHANISTAN (Kabul) - At least 24 people have been killed and 42 wounded after a Taliban car bomb struck a bus carrying government employees in western Kabul Monday, officials said, the latest attack to strike the Afghan capital. "The car bomb hit a bus carrying employees of the ministry of mines during rush hour," interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish told AFP. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the blast that hit a busy neighborhood of the Afghan capital just before 7 a.m (02:30 GMT). The bombing comes as the resurgent militant group has stepped up attacks across the country in recent days, with several new districts falling to the Taliban over the weekend. The blast hit an area of the capital that is home to many Shiite Hazaras, a persecuted ethnic minority who have been targeted many times in the past. It is also near the home of prominent politician and former warlord Mohammad Mohaqeq. Omid Maisom Mohaqiq, a spokesman for the politician, said the bomb had detonated near the first checkpoint approaching the house, "killing and wounding some civilians". An AFP photographer at the scene saw multiple bodies and wounded people in the street, surrounded by shattered glass as security forces cordoned off the area. The charred remains of the bus stood in the middle of the road and a black column of smoke from the explosion hung in the air. An army truck and forklifts were attempting to remove the carcass of the bus as ambulances as well as taxis and private cars ferried the injured to nearby hospitals, an AFP photographer said.

24.07.2017. ISRAEL (Gaza) - Israel struck a position of Islamist group Hamas in Gaza on Monday, the army said, hours after a missile was fired across the border from the Palestinian enclave. "An (Israeli) tank targeted a post belonging to the Hamas terror organisation in the southern Gaza Strip" in the early hours of the morning, the army said in a statement. A Hamas security source told AFP on condition of anonymity that five strikes hit an observation post of the group's military wing near Khan Yunis in southern Gaza. The source said separate strikes hit farming land in central Gaza, with no injuries reported in either incident. The Israeli strike came hours after a "projectile fired from the Gaza Strip" hit an open area inside Israel without causing any injuries, the army said. Israel and Hamas, who run Gaza, have fought three wars since 2008. Since the last one in 2014, a fragile ceasefire has been observed along the largely closed border. Missiles and rockets are periodically fired at Israel, generally by hardline Islamist groups opposed to Hamas, but Israel holds Hamas responsible for all rocket fire from Gaza regardless of who carried it out, and usually retaliates within hours.

24.07.2017. LEBANON (Arsal Area) - Hezbollah secured the last of Jabhat Fatah al-Sham’s strongholds Monday on the fourth day of an offensive to clear militants from the outskirts of the northeastern border town of Arsal.

24.07.2017. IRAQ - "44th Brigade in the Popular Mobilization Forces have managed to thwart dozens of attacks to Daesh organization on the Iraqi-Syrian border in less than a week", according to a statement to the Popular Mobilization. "During this period, the forces also managed to shoot down two drones to Daesh organization," the statement added.

24.07.2017. IRAQ (Mosul) - "Special units of the federal police have engaged in intensive training in fighting cities, countering suicide bombers, booby traps and the use of light weapons to raise the level of combat readiness in anticipation of participating in future military operations"- federal police chief Major-General Raed Shaker Jawdat said in a statement. "The federal police forces continued to clean up the liberated areas of old Mosul and found four explosive devices, seven different weapons, a rocket base, 10 hand grenades, and 3 mortar bombs. They searched 1302 houses and detonated 5 improvised explosive devices, and arrested 6 terrorists.".

 

23.07.2017. SYRIA (Northern Aleppo) - Kurds Report: "The Turkish occupation army and its mercenaries who are stationed in Mare’ town and Kaljibreen village are bombarding the points of the revolutionary joint fighters in Harbal, Alqamiyah, Sheikh Issa, Tel Rifat and intensively Ayn Daqnah with heavy weapons including mortars, cannons, missile launchers and Dushkas while the bombardment has started since July 22. Reporter from al-Shahba areas stated that the Turkish occupation army and its mercenaries bombarded again Sheikh Issa, Harbal, Om Housh and the surrounding of al-Shahba Dam on Saturday night, and the bombardment inflicted the civilians possessions and their agricultural fields financial damage. The revolutionary joint forces repelled the attack, and fierce clashes erupted between revolutionary forces and Turkish mercenaries. The clashes resulted in inflicting the Turkish mercenaries vast damage in equipment."

23.07.2017. AFGHANISTAN (Alamlek village, Qosh Tapa District) - IS militants have executed three of their comrades in northern Jawzjan province of Afghanistan, the local government officials said. Incident has taken place in the vicinity of Qosh Tapa district of Jawzjan where the militants loyal to IS group are actively operating. Provincial governor’s spokesman Mohammad Reza Ghafoori confirmed the incident and said the militants were apparently executed after they were accused of having links with the government. He said the dead bodies of the slain militants were recovered from Alamlek village in Qosh Tapa district.

23.07.2017. SYRIA (Qalamoun) - Hezbollah have captured Wadi al-'Owayni valley area in Jaroud Arsal and entered Wadi Khayl after capturing several points around the valley, shelling continues on Wadi al-Deb. FSA group Saraya Ahl al-Sham have stopped fighting and retreated into refugee camps, in preparation to begin talks for their evac to north Syria.

23.07.2017. SOMALIA (U.S. State Department report) - The US State Department said that al Qaeda’s branch in East Africa has prospered over the past year “due largely to lapses in offensive counterterrorism operations during 2016.” Additionally, State noted that Somali security forces “remained incapable of securing and retaking towns from al-Shabaab independently,” and while not explicitly stated, hinted that the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) is failing. State documented the dire situation in Somalia in its newly released Country Reports on Terrorism 2016. State’s analysis Somalia mirrors that of FDD’s Long War Journal, which has warned that Shabaab has maintained its safe havens and retaken ground in the south, forced poorly resourced African Union forces to cede territory after spectacular complex assaults, and continues to plot against the US and the West". In 2016, terrorists used under-governed areas in northern, central, and southern Somalia as safe havens from where they conducted, planned, and facilitated operations with little resistance, State noted in its opening paragraph. “Despite having made significant progress toward formally federating its member states in the latter part of 2016, Somalia continued to struggle with the provision of security, justice, and governance capacity at all levels needed to limit terrorists’ freedom of movement, access to resources, and capacity to operate". Shabaab, al Qaeda’s official branch in Somalia and East Africa, retained its safe haven in the Jubba River Valley, controls “several villages and towns throughout Jubaland region, including Janaale, Jilib, and Kunyo Barow,” and “exploited the porous border regions further south between Kenya and Somalia to launch cross-border attacks". State’s assessment that counterterrorism operations were insufficient to battle Shabaab explains the March 30 directive by the US Department of Defense that it would intensify operations in Somalia. [See FDD’s Long War Journal report, US military to actively target Shabaab in Somalia. The State report said that the Somali military “as a whole, remained incapable of securing and retaking towns from al-Shabaab independently.” The country has “chronically low capacity and human capital” and remains “heavily dependent on regional and international partners". Most disturbingly, State noted that African Union forces have suffered major setbacks and ceded ground to al Qaeda’s affiliate. Shabaab now threatens “previously liberated towns in Bakool, Hiiraan, and other regions” in Central Somalia after “Ethiopian forces largely withdrew". Additionally, the report notes that Kenya forces have been unable to stop Shabaab fighters from raiding across the border. Ethiopian forces weren’t the only African Union contingent to withdrawal from areas it previously held. Kenyan forces abandoned several bases in the south after Shabaab launched major assaults and overran the facilities. Shabaab has successfully overrun Somali and African Union bases in the past and inflicted a large number of casualties on troops based there. In Jan. 2016, Shabaab fighters assaulted a base in Al Ade in the south and killed at least 100 Kenyan soldiers. In June 2015, Shabaab killed an estimated 60 Ethiopian soldiers in the south. Also, that same month, Shabaab fighters killed more than 50 Burundi soldiers in Leego. The US government has elevated the threat that Shabaab poses after the group used a sophisticated laptop bomb in an attempt to down a Somali airliner in 2016. This attack was cited by the US government as one of the reasons that electronics have been banned in the cabins of airplanes departing from 10 airports in the Middle East.

23.07.2017. SOMALIA - Ugandan "Battle Group 19", part of AMISOM, leave Somalia - “Battle Group XIX has been operating in a very difficult area; that is in Marka district in Lower Shabelle region but have done a good job,” Brig. Muhanga said. A new Battle Group (Battle Group 22), which replaces Battle Group 19, arrived in Somalia this morning, where they were received by Brigadier Muhanga.

23.07.2017. SOMALIA (Herale area in Galgaduud region) - Ahlu Sunna Waljama administration has accused its rival Galmudug state of fueling the ongoing clashes in Herale area in Galgaduud region, which claimed the lives of 20 people. More than 40 others are said to have been injured after two armed clan militias in central Somalia, clashed in Friday and Saturday. The two sides reportedly locked horns over control of Herale town in the Galgadud region. Local media reported relative calm in the area on Saturday after President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo called for immediate ceasefire Friday. “An ugly war has taken place at Herale over the last several days,” said President Farmajo. “It is intolerable and must be stopped immediately". Tensions, however, remain high as the two sides are said to have been sending fighters into Herale. According to reports, residents began fleeing the town last week. President Farmajo said he would dispatch a fact-finding mission to the area. Herale is located about 600km north of the Somali capital Mogadishu. The Ahlu Sunna controls large parts of Galgadud—an administrative region in Galmudug State. The Sufi militia does not recognise the Federal government-backed Galmudug administration and peace talks to resolve the dispute collapsed in April in Mogadishu.

23.07.2017. AFGHANISTAN (Faryab Province) - Taliban insurgents have captured the district center of Kohistan in northern Faryab province of Afghanistan, local officials said. The provincial police spokesman Abdul Karim Yuresh confirmed the fall of the district center to Taliban control earlier today. Taliban spokesman Qari Yousuf Ahmadi claim that the district has been fully cleared of the security personnel and heavy casualties have been incurred to the government forces.

23.07.2017. AFGHANISTAN (Faryab Province) - Taliban fighters overran a Lawlash District headquarters in northern Afghanistan after a battle that left 2 police dead in northern Faryab province, an Afghan official said. Abdul Karim Yourish, provincial police chief spokesman, said Sunday the assault on the government headquarters was launched under the cover of darkness late Saturday. Government offices as well as the police headquarters were located inside the compound.

23.07.2017. IRAN (Northwestern border region of Safar) - "A number of terrorists linked to foreign intelligence services tried last night to infiltrate into the northwestern border region of Safar to carry out terrorist operations," the Revolutionary Guards said in a statement. "They were confronted by the guards, who clashed with them and foiled their plan". "Three terrorists were killed in this clash, four others were wounded and one terrorist was arrested, while the other terrorists fled the border", the statement added.

23.07.2017. IRAQ (Western Anbar) - "According to information provided by the General Directorate of Intelligence and Security, Iraq air force launched air strikes that resulted in the destruction of headquarters and two weapons depots belonging to Daesh terrorists, one of which is used to store explosive materials and burn all weapons and ammunition inside, as well as killing dozens of terrorists in Anna district. A statement for the Military Media Cell said. The statement added, "a workshop for booby-trapping and shielding vehicles was destroyed and burned a set of booby-trapped vehicles were prepared to be used in Rawa district, west of Anbar".

23.07.2017. IRAQ - "The 44th Brigade forces in the popular mobilization clashed on Saturday morning with Daesh terrorists on the Syrian-Iraqi border and managed to destroy two car bombs belonging to the criminal organization," a statement from the popular mobilization said.

23.07.2017. IRAQ (Anbar and Dhi Qar Provinces) - A statement by the military media cell reported that the forces of the 7th Infantry Division and associated divisions and the tribal mobilization forces began, this morning, to conduct extensive searches of areas south of Assad Base and the south of Kubaysa district to impose security and stability in those areas. The statement added "troops of Rafidain operations command and the Directorate of Dhi Qar police began to search the village of Umm al-Shuwaij in the district of Nasiriyah to arrest the wanted persons and to examine the details of people and inspect the vehicles and impose security and stability".

 

22.07.2017. IRAQ (Imam Gharbi village, Salah al-Din) - "The 50th brigade forces in the popular mobilization with the Iraqi army, the 16th Brigade and the Salah al-Din police, liberated Imam Gharbi village south of Qayyara and began combing and clearing the area of criminal elements and lifting IEDs," the popular crowd said in a statement.

22.07.2017. SYRIA, IRAQ - U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria yesterday, conducting 15 strikes consisting of 28 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.

Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve.Officials reported details of yesterday's strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.

Strikes in Syria

In Syria, coalition military forces conducted nine strikes consisting of 13 engagements against ISIS targets:

-- Near Abu Kamal, two strikes destroyed four ISIS oil tankers.

-- Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed four oil storage tanks and a vehicle.

-- Near Raqqa, five strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units, destroyed three fighting positions and an anti-air artillery system and damaged a supply route.

Strikes in Iraq

In Iraq, coalition military forces conducted six strikes consisting of 15 engagements against ISIS targets:

-- Near Huwayjah, a strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a supply cache.

-- Near Mosul, a strike suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.

-- Near Qaim, a strike destroyed two ISIS vehicles and a vehicle-borne-bomb factory.

-- Near Qayyarah, two strikes destroyed an ISIS boat and a vehicle.

-- Near Rawah, a strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS-held building.

22.07.2017. UNITED STATES - US Navy commissioned the USS Gerald R. Ford, the Navy’s newest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. The ship named for Ford is the lead ship of a new class of supercarriers and the first new carrier design in the Navy since the USS Nimitz was commissioned in 1975 and is expected to be in operation in 2020. It features a new nuclear power plant, a redesigned island, electromagnetic catapults and an enhanced flight deck capable of increased aircraft sortie rates. Ford-class carriers will operate with smaller crews than their predecessors in the Nimitz-class.

22.07.2017. LEBANON (Arsal Area, Western Lebanon) - Free Syrian Army group involved in the ongoing offensive on the outskirts of the northeastern border town of Arsal announced a ceasefire Saturday. Apparently they want to withdraw from Arsal outskirts to Syria.

22.07.2017. EGYPT (North Sinai) - About 38 gunmen were killed and wounded seven policemen were wounded , including 3 officers, in two separate incidents in North Sinai Governorate, northeast of Egypt. An Egyptian security source said in a press statement that "gunmen attacked an ambush in al-Masa'eed neighborhood, south of the city of Arish (capital of North Sinai), resulting in the injury of 3 officers and 4 policemen, and killing 4 armed elements". The source added that "military aircraft belonging to the Egyptian army shelled gatherings of armed elements in the area of Al-Matani, south of Arish, killing 34 and arresting 10 others, and the destruction of a car bomb, and two stores of explosives."

22.07.2017. IRAQ - A security source said that after receiving accurate intelligence information that there is a group of Daesh elements in one of the residential houses in the area of Umm al-Shuwaig western of the province, hosted by a relative claiming they were displaced without obtaining official and security approvals, and the security forces carried out a raid that resulted in the arrest of 7 elements who confessed to being members of a terrorist organization and their participation in battles against the security forces in the city of Mosul and their intention to form a terrorist cell to carry out terrorist operations in the province of Dhi Qar.

22.07.2017. IRAQ (Mosul) - "The forces of the Fifth Division / Federal Police, found a prison for the terrorist organization in the area of Al-Dawassa used for investigate with the civilian detainees," Federal Police Chief Major-General Raed Shaker Jawdat said in a press statement.

22.07.2017. IRAQ (Hawija District, Kirkuk) - A security source in the province of Kirkuk announced the killing and wounding of eight civilians, mostly children, as they tried to escape from Hawija district to Kirkuk. A security source said in a press statement today that an explosive device exploded near the village of Al-Mara al-Kubra in the direction of Riyadh, 35 km west of Kirkuk, and targeted families fleeing from the province of Hawija, killing two children and a woman and wounding three children and two women.On the other hand, two explosive devices targeted the families fleeing from areas controlled by Daesh near the village of Mamah, which belongs to the district of Al-Debs, 55 km northwest of Kirkuk, without victims.

22.07.2017. IRAQ (Tuz Khurmato District, Kirkuk) - Security Source:"An explosive device planted by Daesh, between Abboud and Braugli villages west of the district of Al-Tuz, exploded when Army patrol passed, killing one soldier and wounding three others."

 

21.07.2017. LEBANON, SYRIA (Arsal, Qualamoun Mountains) - Lebanon Army and Hezbollah, supported by Syrian Arab Army and Syrian Arab Air Force (SYAAF) started operation against militants from Al Qaeda in Arsal Area. Initial reports indicate that militants are in disarray and ready to negotiate with advancing Syrian Army, Lebanon Army and Hezbollah. Reports also suggest that attack on militants occupied area is from directions of Flita village (Syria) and Eastern (Lebanese) side of Qalamoun mountains south Arsal barrens. Locations under attack: Dulail Heights, Tell Alkara, Tell Alalam in Flita area (Syria, Western Qualamoun) and Dahr Al Hawa, Al Qanzah, Uqab Heights, Wadi Alkheil, Shubat Alnahla in Arsal Area (Lebanon, Eastern Qalamoun).

21.07.2017. SYRIA (Eastern Ghouta) - SAA advancing in Aim Terma, a number of building near Sunbel gas station captured.

21.07.2017. SOMALIA (Taratow Town) - Foreign fighter jets heavily bombed several AlShabaab targets in Toratorow town in south of Somalia.

 

20.07.2017. SOMALIA - Kenya Defence Forces says it has killed a senior Al-Shabaab commander. Hassan Issack Ibrahim alias Beila, who was in charge of Gelef area in Somalia was killed together with two bodyguards during an operation jointly carried out with Jubaland security forces, said the KDF. Hassan is believed to have been the force behind the hijacking of miraa vehicles on the Kenya-Somalia border at Diff, Hamey and Dhobley.

20.07.2017. SOMALIA (Jilib Town, Middle Juba) - Militant group al-Shabaab has paraded four soldiers it said they have defected from Jubbaland state forces in its stronghold Jilib town in Middle Juba region. Al-Shabaab released several photos of the soldiers, with AK47 rifles and clad in military uniform standing side by side in a public square in Jilib town, on its affiliated websites. In statement, the group said an army officer Colonel Yasin Farah known as (Fiilo), and his bodyguards have joined al-Shabaab, after failing to tolerate the Kenyan Defence Forces (KDF) massacre against civilians in Kismayo and nearby areas. The soldiers were based in the port town of Kismayo, about 500 km south of the Somali capital Mogadishu, which is the interim headquarters of the Jubaland state. The reason for their defection is not yet unknown. Speaking at the site, where the soldiers were displayed, Sheikh Mohamed Abu Abdalla, senior leader of al-Shabaab in charge of Juba regions has welcomed the defectors, and offered them an amnesty. Jubaland authorities are yet to comment on the alleged defection of its soldiers joining the al-Qaida-linked militant group in Jilib district.

20.07.2017. AFGHANISTAN (Logar Province) - At least three policemen were killed and one was injured in an ambush by the Taliban, while the policemen were patrolling on Wednesday in Afghanistan's Logar province. According to Tolo News, the incident happened in Do Shekh area in Logar's Barak-e-Barak. Reports suggest that Taliban have stolen one of the vehicles of the policemen and escaped from the area.

20.07.2017. AFGHANISTAN (Helmand Province) - Around 18 Taliban insurgents killed in a massive air and ground operations by Afghanistan security forces in the Helmand province of Afghanistan early Thursday. The security forces started the operation after six policemen wounded in the explosions carried out by three Taliban suicide bombers, who launched a coordinated attack using Humvee armoured vehicle on security outposts in Gareshk district. Taliban suicide bombers attacked at around 6 am local time in Ab Pash, Da Adam Khan and Parchaw areas of Gareshk, Tolo News quoted Omar Zwak a spokesman for the provincial governor as saying. Afghan forces quickly retaliated the attackers and Intense fighting is underway. Humvee armored vehicles packed with explosives were detonated as the insurgents launched the attack.The High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), commonly known as the Humvee is a military truck. "More security forces have been deployed in the areas and security forces have started searching houses," Zwak said.

20.07.2017. IRAQ (Nineveh) - Iraqi Security Forces killed seven members of IS in clashes after storming the Imam Gharbi village by Nineveh operations troops to liberate the village. The source added that "the police forces and the army imposed control over most of the neighborhoods of the village and they are now opening safe corridors for the exit of families of the village, south of Mosul".

20.07.2017. IRAQ (Tal Afar) - IS carried out a campaign of executions against 23 of its members after arresting them in an attempt to escape from Tal Afar district and Ayyadiyah district west of Mosul.

 

19.07.2017. SYRIA, IRAQ - U.S. DoD:"U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria yesterday, conducting 23 strikes consisting of 38 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.

U.S. Central Command continues to work with partner nations to conduct targeted airstrikes in Iraq and Syria as part of the comprehensive strategy to degrade and defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS.Officials reported details of yesterday's strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.

Strikes in Syria

In Syria, coalition military forces conducted 17 strikes consisting of 19 engagements against ISIS targets:

-- Near Abu Kamal, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two oil storage tanks, a vehicle and a wellhead.

-- Near Dayr Az Zawr, a strike destroyed six ISIS oil stills.

-- Near Raqqa, 12 strikes engaged 11 ISIS tactical units and destroyed nine fighting positions, two vehicles and a tactical vehicle.

-- Near Shadaddi, a strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS command-and-control node and a vehicle.

Strikes in Iraq

In Iraq, coalition military forces conducted six strikes consisting of 19 engagements against ISIS targets:

-- Near Beiji, a strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a staging area and a vehicle storage area.

-- Near Qayyarah, three strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and a sniper, and destroyed two recoilless rifles, two ISIS-held buildings and a vehicle.

-- Near Rawah, a strike destroyed a vehicle.

-- Near Tikrit, a strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a vehicle and an ISIS-held building.

19.07.2017. SYRIA (Raqqa City) - Kurds report: "Since Tuesday, clashes are ongoing in Nazleh Shuhadeh neighborhood south of the city and al-Rowda neighborhood northeast of the city. The clashes resulted in killing more than 9 mercenaries and wounding others, and 4 bodies of the mercenaries were kept at the fighters hands. The fighters also seized 2 armored vehicles in Hisham Abdul Melek, in addition to a trench. In al-Yarmouk neighborhood, the fighters are carrying out combing operations as they found an amount of heavy and light weapons among them anti-aircraft weapons and LAF Turkish-made weapons."

19.07.2017. SOMALIA (Bay Province) - Southwest state forces backed by Somali national army (SNA) launched a fresh offensive against al-Shabaab militants in Bay region. Officials in the region said the operation aimed at pushing out al-Shabaab from their remaining strongholds between Baidoa and Bardale towns, and reopen the main corridors. Bardale district commissioner Weedow Ali Hassan said the allied troops have killed a member of al-Shabaab following a deadly clashes at an area, 18 km away from the town. Hassan added that Southwest and SNA forces wrested control of several bases belonging to the militant group, saying the new operation will continue until security is restored. On the other hand, al-Shabaab has said it repelled the attack against its bases by the coalition forces, and denied the commissioner's claim of killing a militant in that battle. After losing major ground, al-Shabaab imposed blockade on towns in Bay region under the control of Somali, and AU troops, and continued to launch attacks on the allied troops.

19.07.2017. AFGHANISTAN (Bati Kot) - Taliban militant who was conducting insurgency activities as a local commander in Bati Kot district has killed his two senior leaders in an insider attack. According to the local government officials, the incident took place late on Tuesday night in Takia area. Bati Kot district administrative chief Nematullah Noorzai said the assailant has been identified as Khairullah who opened  fire on his senior leaders late on Tuesday night, leaving two of them dead. The anti-government armed militant groups have not commented regarding the report so far.

19.07.2017. AFGHANISTAN (Baglhan Province) - An Afghan official says that five policemen were killed and another six were wounded in a fierce battle with the Taliban after the insurgents launched a three-pronged push in the northern Baghlan province. Police official Amir Gul Hussainkhil says the police repelled the Taliban assault in Baghlan's Jaded district on Tuesday but that the fighting was intense and is still underway in some areas. The Taliban, meanwhile, claimed in a statement that they killed several members of the Afghan security forces and wounded 36. Insurgents often exaggerate their claims. Provincial council chief Asadullah Shabaz says the road between Baghlan and neighboring Kunduz province remains closed because of the fighting. Local schools and markets are also closed. He says several houses have been damaged and hundreds of residents have been relocated.

19.07.2017. PHILIPPINES (North Cotabato) - Philippine security officials say a government militiaman was killed and at least five presidential guards slightly injured when their convoy was ambushed by suspected communist rebels in military uniform who put up a checkpoint. Presidential Security Group commander Louie Dagoy says President Rodrigo Duterte was not in the area when the attack happened Wednesday in Arakan town in southern North Cotabato province. He says 10 presidential guards were in two vehicles as part of a regular deployment of support staff. Arakan police chief Argie Celeste says a militiaman who was not with the presidential guards was fatally shot when he tried to pass through the same highway checkpoint.

19.07.2017. SYRIA (Idlib Province) - Infighting between two of the most powerful factions in Syria's opposition-held Idlib province has killed at least 14 people in the past 24 hours. The fighting involves the jihadist Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) against one-time ally Ahrar al-Sham, a powerful Islamist rebel group. "These are the most violent and widespread clashes that have taken place between Ahrar al-Sham and Tahrir al-Sham, the clashes are ongoing across all of the province, with territory changing hands... It's an existential battle". - SOHR

19.07.2017. IRAQ (Mansour District) - Unknown gunmen assassinated the Head of the Air Force Club, Colonel Bashir Fadhel al-Hamdani, his wife and three children in al-Mansour district, west of Baghdad. A security source said that unknown gunmen broke into Hamdani's house and killed him, his wife and three children after stealing some of the contents from the house.

19.07.2017. IRAQ (Hamrin Mountains) - Sheikh Hatem al-Assi, spokesman of al-Hawija Liberation Brigades, announced that his forces repelling attacked at dawn today. He said that IS carried out an attack, at dawn, in Ahmed al-Sabah area near the mountains of Hamrin, where the Liberation Brigades of Hawija are positioned, led by the Amir of Obeid tribes in Iraq, Sheikh Anwar al-Assi. He explained that the Popular Mobilization fighters in Al-Hawija Liberation Brigades repelled the attack and killed at least three IS militants and other fled through the valleys of the mountains of Hamrin 75 km south of Kirkuk.

19.07.2017. IRAQ (Kirkuk) - Security source said that a number of IS militants infiltrated into Jarag village of Dibs district, northwest of Kirkuk, and massacred village's leader Sinan Ismael Mahmoud, along with four of his relatives, one of them a member of the police and other officials and then fled.

19.07.2017. IRAQ (Baghdad) - Baghdad Operations Command announced dismantling and detonating explosive devices and the destruction of IS hideouts in the second day of operation to clear areas north, west and south of Baghdad. "The second day of the operation resulted in the processing and detonation of (138) explosive devices, a booby trapped house with an explosives factory, the destruction of 6 enemy hideouts, a boat, two homemade rockets, mortars, explosive, and open a 13-kilometer-long road".

19.07.2017. IRAQ (Hadhar District, Western Mosul) - Popular Mobilization Forces [Hashd Al Shaabi] killed dozens IS militants and destroyed a number of their vehicles in Hadhar district in western Mosul. A statement for the popular mobilization said that "the forces of the seventh brigade in the Popular Mobilization repulsed an attack to Daesh [IS] in Hadhar operations sector in western Mosul early Tuesday," noting that "the primary outcome is the killing of dozens of Daesh [IS] militants and destroying a number of their armored vehicles".

 

18.07.2017. IRAQ (Tal Afar District) - 47 IS militants were killed in an Iraqi air strikes in the district of Tal Afar. "According to information by the Federal Intelligence and Investigations Agency, said that the air force directed air strikes that resulted in the targeting Daesh [IS] terrorist gangs and the killing of 18 terrorists and the burning of five vehicles in the district of Muhalabiya," the military media cell said in a statement. "It added that the strike destroyed a factory for booby-trapping and seven terrorists were killed and all the explosives were burned in al-Qadisiyah district of Tal Afar district. "The strikes destroyed the main headquarters of communications and terrorist groups of foreign elements, and killed about 8 leaders of Daesh [IS] and 14 others in Al-Qalaa in Tal Afar".

18.07.2017. IRAQ (Salahuddin) - "The news that some media have propagated about the attack by the people of al-Sharqat on the prison of the district and the release of 40 terrorists from the Mujahedeen is shameful," the military media cell quoted Salahudddin Operations Command as saying in a statement. The Command called on the media to be cautious in transmitting information to the fact that al-Sharqat does not contain any large prison and has a position inside the police station only, and the right coast to Shirqat is under the control of our security forces, while the left coast is still under the oppression of IS.

18.07.2017. SYRIA (Southern Raqqa) - Report that SAA is in control of Rumaylan oil field, Rajm al-Jawz and Deilla oil field.

18.07.2017. SYRIA - Report of ongoing Syrian Arab Army advance toward Sukhnah (East of Palmyra) and advance on the axis of Khair market in Ain Terma (Eastern Ghouta-Damascus).

18.07.2017. SOMALIA (Baidoa City) - Reporter on the ground about situation there:"This town was liberated from the control of al-Shabab (an Islamist insurgent group) five years ago. But "liberated" is a relative term. The security bubble created by the presence of United Nations and Ethiopian military forces reaches less than 10 miles outside of town, leaving just a short hike to terroristland. Women I met in line at a clinic had come from al-Shabab-occupied territory that morning. The insurgency forbids medical treatment from the government, so women must sneak in and out of town for prenatal care. If they are caught with their blue medical record cards, al-Shabab imposes fines or worse. In sophisticated propaganda videos, the Islamist insurgency claims to having a working, parallel government, with schools and medical facilities. When I mentioned this to Somalis, they laughed. Al-Shabab is best at taxing movement and businesses, conducting targeted assassinations, and importing al-Qaeda bomb experts. Last year, a double bombing in Baidoa killed more than 30 people. In 2015, three fighters wearing Somali army uniforms breached the Baidoa green zone and killed several people across from the compound where I was writing this column. Most of the men you encounter in the street are armed, and travel outside of town requires a small platoon of guards. The periodic gunshots you hear are disconcerting, but usually indicate weddings and other celebrations. "It means someone is happy," I was told. The relative stability of the town attracts IDPs (Internally Displaced Persons) fleeing from famine-like conditions caused by three years of inadequate rains, further complicated by conflict. More than 700,000 Somalis -- well over half of them children -- have left their homes due to the drought. At one IDP camp, I spoke with a woman who had all her food and money confiscated at al-Shabab checkpoints. I spoke with a woman who started her trek with six children and ended with four -- the other two taken by cholera, which can kill within hours.

18.07.2017. AFGHANISTAN (Kunduz) - A spokesman for the NATO alliance Capt. William K. Salvin in a statement said “A Taliban claim that they killed 4 US soldiers, including a general officer in Kunduz is false". Capt. Salvin further added that there have been no US casualties in Afghanistan in the last 24 hours. This comes as a spokesman for the Taliban group Zabiulllah Mujahid said Monday that seventeen soldiers were killed during the clashes in Kunduz city. Mujahid also claimed that two tanks and several American troops and a general were among those killed.

18.07.2017. AFGHANISTAN - Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid in a statement has claimed that the group is paying more attention to prevent civilian casualties than any other time, accusing the Afghan and US forces of incurring the most civilian casualties and remaining reckless regarding the lives of the civilians. The statement further added that the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan has attempted and adopted political approach while preparing the new report.

18.07.2017. SYRIA (Northern Aleppo) - Hawar News report: "30 mercenaries including 5 Turkish soldiers have been killed as People Protection Units and the joint revolutionary forces repelled attacks on Ain Daqna village in al-Shahba. Hawar news agency’s reporter from the region said that the Turkish occupation army and its mercenaries have been inflicted huge losses during their attacks on Ain Daqna village on Monday evening, the mercenaries failing to break into the village, they began shelling it again with artillery, mortars and missile launchers at 19:00 aiming to sneak into the village and get the bodies of the mercenaries killed. The joint revolutionary forces and People Protection Units responded to the shelling source; Kaljabreen village which resulted in clashes breakout continuing till Tuesday dawn amid continuous shelling. Our reporter said that the clashes resulted in killing 30 mercenaries of the so-called gang Ahal al-Diyar. Some military sources from al-Shahba assured that 5 bodies of Turkish occupation army’s soldiers who partook the attack on Ain Daqna have been seized. In coincidence with the mercenaries’ attack on Ain Daqna, the mercenaries targeted the joint revolutionary forces’ points in Harbal, Om Hosh, and Samouqa with Dushkas."

18.07.2017. SOMALIA (Jowhar Town) - Al Shabaab fighters claimed responsibility for the attack which was occurred on the outskirt of Jowhar town on Monday (roadside blast was reported to rip through an army convoy carrying AMISOM troops on the outskirt of Jowhar town).

18.07.2017. SOMALIA (Puntland, Galmudug) - Puntland and Galmudug Monday announced the formation of a joint security force which will be stationed in the border town of Galkaayo.

18.07.2017. SOMALIA - Suspected Kenyan fighter jets have bombed Galashuunbi village west of Kismayo.

18.07.2017. KENYA (Lamu County) - Al Shabaab attacked KDF military camp in Lamu county. casualties remain unknown. President Uhuru told Kenya's armed forces to shoot dead and bury any Al Shabaab militant spotted in Lamu County and parts of North Eastern Kenya.

18.07.2017. YEMEN (Shabwa province) - Suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into the gate of a military base in the district of Ain Bamaabad, in the southern Shabwa province, a security official said. The attack killed at least three soldiers, the official added.

18.07.2017. YEMEN - At least 15 Yemeni rebels and eight soldiers were killed Monday as government forces attacked insurgent positions in two areas in the southwest of the country, military officials said. Loyalists attacked Houthi rebels and their allies, renegade troops loyal to ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh, at Heess, on the road linking the city of Taiz with Hudaida port on the Red Sea coast, officials said. The attack aimed to block the road leading to the rebel-held port, the officials said. The second attack targeted rebels in Al-Hameli area, north of the port of Mokha, which was recaptured by government forces in February as part of a major ongoing offensive to drive rebels from the lengthy Red Sea coastline. Several soldiers were wounded in the clashes, officials said. Warplanes from the Saudi-led Arab coalition backed government forces in the attacks, officials said.

 

17.07.2017. SOMALIA - A Kenyan Al-Shabaab militant was killed in Somalia after he fell out with commanders of the terrorist organisation. Mustafa Hassan Mohamed, a former student at Isiolo Boys High School, was killed last week after he complained that Muslims and children died in explosions that have rocked Mandera, Garissa and Mandera counties in recent weeks. Dozens of security officers have also died in the attacks. Mustafa dropped out of school in 2015 to join Al-Shabaab. Previously Al-Shabaab has killed other Kenyans within its ranks, accusing them of spying for Kenya Government. A number of Kenyan Al-Shabaab militants who have been arrested on return from Somalia and who have been interrogated have provided crucial details to security agents. ther Kenyan militants have also been killed by Kenya Defence Forces in Somalia. oordin Gulam Fazilai aka Dinero, 23 was killed this month after an Al-Shabaab group attempted to attack KDF camp in Kismayu.

17.07.2017. SOMALIA (Lower Shabelle) - A Somali official says at least four people, including children died in a heavy inter-clan fighting broke out Sunday in Lower Shabelle region of southern Somalia. Deadly skirmish erupted ay Bulo-Yarey, a small settlement located approximately 15Km north of Afgoye near Mogadishu following deadlock over the possession of farming fields in the area. Several people were reported to have been wounded in the clashes between the warring clan militiamen, and rushed to a hospital in Afgoye to receive medical treatment, according to residents. Meanwhile, the district administration of Afgoye has released a statement, calling on the two sides to stop the fighting and seek a way out for their standoff that led to the hostility. The escalating tribal conflict has caused a massive displacement by the locals who are in fear of the crossfire.

17.07.2017. SYRIA (Raqqa City) - Report that SDF fully captured Yarmouk district from IS South West Raqqa.

17.07.2017. SYRIA (Deir Ez Zor) - Report that SAA and its allies entered the T-2 station area.

17.07.2017. SYRIA (Southern Raqqa) - Report that Syrian Arab Army (SAA) captured Khalaa Oil Fields, Zamlah Oil Field and East Zamlah Town. SAA and allies advancing north east from Rusafah (tribal forces led by Sheikh Turki Al Buhamad) and South Of Rusafah towards Al Kawm ("Tiger Forces").

17.07.2017. AFGHANISTAN (Nangarhar) - Haji Zahir Qadir, representing Nangarhar in the Lower House of the Parliament, Wolesi Jirga, made the claims during the general session of the parliament today. He said the loyalists of the terror group are attempting to further expand their influence in Nangarhar and are tactically moving forward to gain grounds. He also accused the government and security institutions of lying regarding the successes against the terror group. Qadir warned that large rallies and demonstrations will take place and the main highway between Kabul and Jalalabad will be closed by them if the government fails to take immediate actions to restrict the activities of the terror group.

17.07.2017. PAKISTAN, AFGHANISTAN - Pakistan's military launched a major ground offensive Sunday to clear an isolated militant-infested border valley that Islamic State loyalists are using to export terrorism into the country from its bases in neighboring Afghanistan, where the group is 'gaining strength', said an army spokesman. Major-General Asif Ghafoor told reporters that the operation dubbed Khyber-4 has been tasked with eliminating militant hideouts from an area of about 250-square kilometers in the Rajgal valley. He said militants linked to pro-IS groups, Jamaatul Ahrar and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, as well as the Pakistani Taliban are entrenched there. "Presence of Daesh is increasing [in areas opposite to Rajgal across the border in Afghanistan], necessitating this operation to eliminate influence of Daesh being exported to Pakistan through Rajgal valley," asserted Ghafoor, using the Arabic acronym for Islamic State. The army spokesman underscored challenges the terrain is expected of pose on Pakistani troops, saying the valley consists of eight passes and houses mountain peaks with ranges up to 4,200 meters. Thousands of troops are participating in the operation and they will be assisted by the Pakistani air force, he added. The general noted that investigators working on recent deadly bombings in Pakistani border areas have also traced back their links to IS' Afghan bases. General Ghafoor said the military informed its Afghan counterparts and the NATO-led Resolute Support mission in advance about launching of Sunday's operation so they could enhance deployment on their side to prevent fleeing terrorists from entering Afghanistan.

17.07.2017. EGYPT (Sinai Peninsula) - Security forces have killed nine militants in the Sinai Peninsula and also destroyed 15 vehicles transporting weapons into Egypt across its western border, the military said in statements Sunday. The “extremists” were killed in two separate incidents in the middle Sinai, but the military did not say when they took place. Both involved the air force and “law enforcement forces.” The military said a planned “hostile act” was foiled after “a highly dangerous terrorist” group was spotted and tracked, and six militants were killed in a mountainous area. In a separate incident, three “highly dangerous” extremists were killed and another was arrested. A four-wheel drive vehicle and five caches of “large amounts of explosives and ammunition” were destroyed, the military added. On Egypt’s western border with Libya, warplanes have attacked and destroyed 15 four-wheel drive vehicles carrying weapons, ammunition and contraband over the past 24 hours, the military said Sunday. The airstrikes took place following intelligence that “criminal subjects were gathering to sneak into Egypt,” it said. The military has boosted its operations on the border, expressing concern about militants crossing the frontier to launch attacks.

17.07.2017. COLOMBIA - Colombian soldier has been killed in a clash with the ELN, the only rebel group left operating in the country after a peace deal struck with the bigger FARC, the army said Sunday. The clash took place in the Bajo Cauca area when Seventh Army Unit forces engaged ELN troops, an army statement said. It resulted in the death of officer Jhon Fredy Gomez Salazar. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for reaching a historic deal with the country's largest rebel force, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, to end more than 50 years of conflict. The government and the ELN, which stands for National Liberation Army, are following the path set by the FARC in negotiating a peace deal that aims to disarm and demobilize the insurgents. Colombia's long-running conflict has left 260,000 people dead, some 60,000 unaccounted for and seven million displaced.

17.07.2017. IRAQ (Baquba) - A military operation launched this morning to track down the cells of the terrorist group north-east of Baquba. "The forces of the Tigris operations and Diyala police and the 24th Brigade of the popular mobilization launched today a joint military operation to track the cells of the terrorist groups from several axes northeast of the villages north of Muqdadiya and the villages surrounding Imam Weis north-east of Baquba," the leader of the popular mobilization Ziad Tamimi.

17.07.2017. IRAQ (Mosul,Old City) - "Ten militias, all foreign, have surrendered themselves to the security forces, after the pursuit of the security forces to the Daesh Organization's dens in pockets remaining in the old city of Mosul." The source added: "The female Daesh terrorists are Turkish, Russian and German nationalities, and were working in Hesbah (Daesh Police), according to their confession to the security forces."

17.07.2017. IRAQ - Speaker of the committee of security and defense, Abdul Aziz Hassan, confirmed that the joint operations command decided to launch the liberation of Tal Afar district in Nineveh province before Hawija district in Kirkuk province. Hassan said in a press statement: "The joint operations command decided to launch the process of liberating the district of Tal Afar before the province of Hawija, because the complete liberation of Nineveh province must be completed and then proceed to Hawija." He added: "There are many problems around Hawija, including political and some related to the political parties or the federal government, and I think the joint leadership will not allow the participation of the Peshmerga in the process of liberating Hawija and will implement the process alone." He added: "There is a great danger to the provinces of Kirkuk, Baghdad, Diyala and Salahuddin, if the province of Hawija remains under the control of Daesh organization, but the agreement between the joint leadership and the international coalition provides the complete liberation of the province of Nineveh fully and then move to another area".

 

16.07.2017. AFGHANISTAN (Helmand Province) - Provincial governor’s spokesman Omar Zwak confirmed that the Afghan forces seized the control of the key areas of Nawa district on Saturday, including the center of the district where the Taliban insurgents had established important fighting positions. Zwak further added that the foreign forces based in Afghanistan are also providing support to the Afghan security forces, mainly providing air support. He also added that the clearance operations are still underway in the district and one of the main challenges on the way for the clearance of the district is roadside bombs planted by the Taliban insurgents.

16.07.2017. PHILIPPINES - The tough-talking president has ordered government forces to destroy the ransom-seeking militants who still hold several foreign and Filipino hostages in Sulu's jungles.

16.07.2017. PHILIPPINES (Marawi City) - Troops, backed by airstrikes, are fighting less than 100 remaining militants, who are holding an unspecified number of civilian hostages in four Marawi neighborhoods in an offensive that Duterte said last week was winding down and may end in about 10 to 15 days. He said that the offensive won't stop until the last militant is killed.

16.07.2017. INDONESIA - Indonesian authorities blocked all access to "Telegram", saying it had several forums that were "full of radical and terrorist propaganda."

 

15.07.2017. SYRIA (Northern Aleppo) - "We have to carry out an operation against the PYD in the northern suburbs of Aleppo, because it is necessary to end the occupation of areas on the border between Syria and Turkey. There is no other way to enable 200,000 civilians, who had to leave settlements on the Syrian-Turkish border, to return. The FSA is ready to do it. We ask Turkey to support us, like it did during the Operation Euphrates Shield. First we will ask from the PYD militant to peacefully leave the settlements on the Syrian-Turkish border in order to avoid fighting and casualties. But if the terrorists refuse, then the FSA will have no choice but to fight" - Ahmed Osman, the commander of the Sultan Murad group, which is part of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), said on Thursday.

15.07.2017. SYRIA, IRAQ - U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State yesterday, conducting 30 strikes consisting of 45 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today. Officials reported details of yesterday's strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports. In Syria, coalition military forces conducted 22 strikes consisting of 35 engagements against IS targets:

Strikes in Syria:

-- Near Abu Kamal, 10 strikes engaged an IS tactical unit and destroyed 12 oil refinement stills, eight oil storage tanks, four oil separation tanks and four wellheads.

-- Near Shadaddi, two strikes engaged an IS tactical unit and destroyed two command-and-control nodes and an IS-held building.

-- Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes destroyed an IS oil refinery and a vehicle bomb-making factory.

-- Near Raqqa, eight strikes engaged eight IS tactical units and destroyed four fighting positions, a vehicle bomb-making factory, a tunnel, a mortar system and a heavy machine gun.

In Iraq, coalition military forces conducted eight strikes consisting of 10 engagements against IS targets:

-- Near Beiji, a strike engaged an IS tactical unit and destroyed six vehicles, two IS-held buildings and a tractor.

-- Near Hit, two strikes destroyed two IS trailers and a fuel point.

-- Near Kirkuk, two strikes engaged two IS tactical units and destroyed two fighting positions and an IS-held building.

-- Near Mosul, three strikes destroyed two IS vehicles and a vehicle bomb-making facility.

15.07.2017. KENYA - Al Shabaab terror group has adopted new attack tactics in its operations in Kenya. The group, whose members have bombed, killed and maimed many Kenyans, is now waging war right inside the Kenyan borders. According to security analysts, the terrorists, who have been attacking Kenya from their bases in Somalia, have now pitched camp in the country after being overwhelmed by Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) who are part of the African Mission in Somalia (Amisom). Simiyu Werunga, a security expert, noted that the group is now engaged in insurgency. "They are now moving away from terrorism to insurgency. They are attacking security installations, storming police stations, burning vehicles and killing people," Werunga noted. He added that Al Shabaab, which has confirmed that it cooperates with Nigeria's Boko Haram, is employing the same tactics used by the latter. "Boko Haram is using Sambisa forest as their base. Al Shabaab now want to make Boni forest their base. They want to create space that they can control," Werunga said. Gerald Mong'are, head of media and communication at the National Counter Terrorism Centre, echoed Werunga's sentiments. "Al Shabaab has dropped its traditional methods because our security personnel have mastered them. Kidnapping has not been their method of unleashing terror," Mong'are said, adding that because of the dynamism of terrorism, the militants are now more creative in their operations. He said Kenya's security forces are doing their best by employing all tactics to deal with Al Shabaab. "I call on Kenyans to be more vigilant and report suspicious activities, people and items to authorities to help the security deal with the cases," Mong'are said.

15.07.2017. SOMALIA, TURKEY - Turkey has announced it finalized the construction of a military base in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, in which Turkish military personnel will train the Somali government troops. According to a statement released by the Turkish embassy in Mogadishu, it stated the military base is ready for operation, as the embassy is hosting an event to mark the anniversary of failed military coup in 15 July 2016. Turkish ambassador Olgan Baker told the media that the first batch of Turkish military personnel are scheduled to arrive to Mogadishu in August to commence the training program for the Somali national army. He added that the official ceremony to cut the ribbon off the military base is expected to take place in September with the attendance of Turkish and Somali top government officials. The complex will be Turkey’s first military base in Africa, which has been approved by the United Nations, and its second military base abroad. The agreement between the Turkish and Somali government will include training of over 10,000 Somali soldiers by 200 Turkish military officers to support their fight against al-Shabaab militants group. In the past years, Somalia became the largest recipient of Turkish aid globally, whereas the Turkish President became the first head of state to pay several visits to the capital Mogadishu.

15.07.2017. AFGHANISTAN (Gardez City) - According to the local security officials, two suicide bombers who were looking to carry out suicide attacks in the provincial capital Gardez city, were shot dead by the security forces before they manage to reach their target. Provincial police spokesman Sardar Mohammad Tabasum confirmed that the two suicide bombers were killed on Friday in Kabul Lane area. He said the two suicide bombers were shot dead as they were attempting to escape from a police check post.

15.07.2017. IRAQ (Baquba) - A local source said that the 110th Brigade in the popular crowd (Hashd Al Shaabi) and based on intelligence information ambushed for the Daesh cells in the area of Imam Wayiss in the Hamrin basin northeast of Baquba, killing two elements of the organization. He added that the Missile battalion in the 110th Brigade fired 12 Katyusha rockets which targeted "guest houses" in the area and the strikes were direct hits.

15.07.2017. EGYPT (Giza) - An Egyptian security source in the Directorate of Security in Giza, said that unknown gunmen attacked a security checkpoint in the center of Al-Badershin, on Friday morning. The source explained that the attack killed two policemen and 3 conscripts, and that a team of prosecutors arrived to inspect the scene of the incident. The source pointed out that the security forces are combing the surrounding area in search of the perpetrators, amid intensive security deployment.

15.07.2017. IRAQ - Popular forces liberated on Friday the railway station in the village of Imam Gharbi, south of Qayyara, while causing to IS heavy losses. A statement by the popular crowd said that "the forces of the 50th Brigade in the popular crowd and the support of the 9th Armored Division in the Iraqi army were able to free the railway station in the village of Imam Gharbi south of Qayyara," pointing out that "our forces managed to kill a number of elements of Daesh, including terrorist correspondent of A'amaq News Agency belonging to Daesh. " "Our forces continue to advance amid a major collapse in the ranks of the enemy," it said.

 

14.07.2017. SYRIA, IRAQ - 11 US led Coalition air strikes were conducted in Syria and Iraq on July 13 that closed within the last 24 hours:

-- Near Abu Kamal, Syria, a strike destroyed 10 ISIS oil storage tanks, two oil trucks and two oil refinement stills.

-- Near Raqqa, Syria, eight strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed five ISIS communication towers.

-- Near Kisik, Iraq, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit: destroyed a fighting position; and suppressed a fighting position and a supply route.

14.07.2017. KENYA (Lamu District) - A senior Kenyan government official was taken hostage with five other people by suspected Islamist militants who attacked the vehicle they were travelling in on Thursday, a military spokesman said. Maryam El Maawy, from Kenya’s ministry of public works, and three of the party were rescued by military personnel – but the driver and another person were killed during the operation. Military spokesman Joseph Owuoth, told Reuters the attack by suspected Somalia’s al Shabaab militants occurred in the coastal district of Lamu. The vehicle “rolled and burst into flames during the attack”, Owuoth said, adding El Maawy had been taken for medical attention at a hospital and the plan was to airlift her to the capital, Nairobi. Owuoth said the Islamists had escaped to Boni, a forest in the area where they are believed to have a hideout.

14.07.2017. SOMALIA (Hudur Town) - Al Qaeda-linked Al shabaab claimed killing two Southwest state army officials during an attack in the outskirts of Hudur town on Thursday. Pro-al shabaab online site reported that the attack took place at after fighters ambushed army convoy Aboore, small village, 25Km away from Hudur district. Al shabaab indentified the two commanders as Hussein Hassan Guduud and Calow Madliif who were killed in the ambush attack on the Southwest army convoy.

14.07.2017. SOMALIA (Kismayo) - Reports reaching us from Kismayo indicate that Jubbaland state forces have launched on Thursday an attack against Somali military base near the port town. The raid was targeted Somali National Army (SNA) soldiers stationed at a camp located at El-Dhiig village. The attack left three SNA members wounded. Confirming the incident, Col Abdirashid Moalim Gaas told Radio Shabelle Jubbaland forces have in stepped up raids on Somali military positions over the past few months. Gaas added that there have been defecting army commanders and soldiers from tahe base, after pressure from the Jubbaland troops are in control of the area. Jubbaland officials are yet to comment the alleged attack against SNA base. The regional forces allied with Kenyan defense forces (KDF) often clash with Somali government forces in the camps near Kismayo over undisclosed issues.

14.07.2017. SOMALIA (Lower Shabelle) - United States and Somali military forces raided a rebel-held village in southern Somalia and killed several al-Shabab fighters early Thursday, a senior Somali intelligence official said, as both countries step up efforts against Africa’s deadliest Islamic extremist group. Somali commandos accompanied by U.S. forces in two helicopters raided two locations, the official said. They included a detention center run by al-Shabab in Kunya-Barrow village in Lower Shabelle region, and an unknown number of detainees were freed. Troops engaged a small number of extremist fighters, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the press. There was no immediate comment from the U.S. Africa Command. The al-Qaida-linked Al-Shabab said via its Andalus radio arm that its fighters foiled an attempted raid by U.S. and African forces.

14.07.2017. SOMALIA - Uganda Formed Police unit six has been flagged off to Somalia for peacekeeping mission, reports said on Friday.The advanced team of 13 officers will leave Uganda this Saturday 15th July 2017 for Somalia and the rest will go on the 31st of July 2017. The advanced team is expected to study the situation on ground and make preparation for the rest before they can go to Somalia. While briefing the officers in Kampala this morning the Director Peace Support Operations , in Uganda Police Force, Grace Turyagumanawe reminded the officers that one of their key roles while on the mission is to mentor the Somali police in public order management and counter terrorism among others. He also advised the team to always heed to commanders’ orders while on duty. “Know your responsibility. Exhibit professionalism and integrity by putting what we have taught you in practice.” About 140 officers will be sent to Somalia this year. Uganda Police first sent its formed unit to Somalia in 2012 and this group will mark the 6th troop from Uganda police force to be sent to Somalia.

14.07.2017. AFGHANISTAN - U.S. military, in coordination with Afghan security forces, are pounding IS hideouts in Achin, Haskamena and Kot districts with rockets being fired from Jalalabad airfield where U.S. troops are stationed. U.S and Afghan security forces have been conducting ground and air operations against IS militants in the Nangarhar for some time now. The rocket attacks, however, indicate an intensification in the war against IS in the country.

14.07.2017. AFGHANISTAN - The US forces have killed Abu Sayed, the leader of IS - Khorasan, the terror group's Afghanistan affiliate. Quoting Chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana White: "The 'Emir' of ISIS-K was killed in a strike on the group's headquarters in Kunar Province on July 11". US Navy Captain Bill Salvin, spokesman for US Forces Afghanistan, said Sayed was killed in an airstrike by a US drone. The initial Pentagon statement described Sayed being killed in a "raid". Secretary of Defense James Mattis saying that "the death of a leader like Sayed is obviously a victory on our side in terms of setting them back, it's the right direction". Gen. John Nicholson, Commander, US Forces Afghanistan said in a statement, "This operation is another success in our campaign to defeat ISIS-K in Afghanistan in 2017. Abu Sayed is the third ISIS-K emir we have killed in the last year and we will continue until they are annihilated. There is no safe haven for ISIS-K in Afghanistan". Hafiz Sayed Khan was killed in July 2016 and another emir Abdul Hasib was killed during a joint US-Afghan commando raid in April.

14.07.2017. EGYPT - An Egyptian man stabbed two German tourists to death and wounded four others Friday at a popular seaside vacation spot on the Red Sea, after apparently searching out foreigners to attack, officials and witnesses said. The knifeman killed the two German women and wounded two other tourists at the Zahabia hotel in Hurghada, then swam to a neighboring beach to attack at least two more people at the Sunny Days El Palacio resort before being caught by staff and arrested, officials and security sources said. It was the first major attack on foreign tourists since a similar assault on the same resort more than a year ago, and comes as Egypt struggles to revive a tourism industry hurt by security threats and years of political upheaval. “He had a knife with him and stabbed each of them three times in the chest. They died on the beach,” the security manager at the El Palacio hotel, Saud Abdel-Aziz, told Reuters. “He jumped a wall between the hotels and swam to the other beach.” Abdel-Aziz said two of the injured were Czech and two Armenian, but other officials said one of the women was Russian. They were being treated a local hospital. The Czech Foreign Ministry tweeted that one Czech woman had sustained a minor leg injury. The German Foreign Ministry said it had no definite information, but could not rule out that German citizens were among the victims. The German Embassy in Cairo was working closely with the authorities, a ministry spokesman said. The attacker’s motive was still under investigation, the Interior Ministry said. “He was looking for foreigners and he didn’t want any Egyptians,” said one member of staff at the Zahabia hotel.

14.07.2017. SYRIA (Qualamoun) - Hundreds of members of Hezbollah’s elite units have been transferred within Syria to areas near the border with Lebanon in anticipation of a planned offensive against militants entrenched in the mountains around Arsal.

14.07.2017. SYRIA (South Raqqa) - SAA "Tigers" captured Khirbat al-Halul and Kadir oil field.

14.07.2017. SYRIA (South Raqqa) - SAA "Tigers" in control of tell Abu Kalat , 16 km south of Rusafa.

14.07.2017. SYRIA (Raqqa City) - SDF advanced in Diriyah and Al-Post districts,West Raqqa city against IS, clashes in Qadissiya and Al-Rawdah district.

 

13.07.2017. SYRIA (Raqqa Province) - SAA Tiger forces advance south of Al-Rasafeh and liberate bir Al-Ataw , Bir Al-Zenati and bir Horan

13.07.2017. SOMALIA (Gedo Region) - Somali military officials say they killed at least two militants in a fierce fighting between Al shabaab and Federal government forces in the country’s southern Gedo region on Wednesday. The officials who spoke on condition of anonymity said the battle erupted after SNA soldiers launched an attack against Al shabaab stronghold near Bardere town. Residents in Daar Maclin, about 30Km away from Bardere, where the clashes took place said the attack began at around 9:00 a.m. local time, sparking a deadly gunfight between the sides. There was no immediate confirmation of the casualties on the Somali army, but, the militants deny claims of losing two combatants in the skirmish occurred in the outskirts of Bardere city. The situation in the area has returned to normal, however, reports indicated that there is still a military movement by the warring sides, which could ignite potential clashes. Al shabaab has lost key urban strongholds in Gedo region, and some parts of the country, but the Militants group still capable of carrying out sporadic attacks against SNA and AMISOM.

13.07.2017. SOMALIA (Mogadishu) - At least five people were reported to have been killed and several wounded in a huge car bomb explosion near Somali capital Mogadishu on Wednesday, witnesses said. According to the eyewitnesses, the blast took place after a truck-laden with explosives went off at a security checkpoint in Sinka Dheer area located on the main highway linking Mogadishu to Afgoye. The truck exploded at a parking lot soon after it was stopped by the security forces over suspicion, while heading to the capital. A thick plume of black smoke rose to the sky following the explosion. The sirens of the ambulances were heard as they rushed to scene of the explosion. The wounded, mostly civilians have been taken to hospital in Mogadishu to receive medical treatment. The Al Qaeda affiliated Militants have claimed responsibility for the attack through a statement posted on pro Al shabaab, saying it was targeted an African Union forces convoy passing in the area.

13.07.2017. SYRIA (Eastern Sweida) - SAA took control of Tal Jarin 20 km east al Makhfar al Faransi east sad Zellof striking US backed militia of Jaish al Ashaer

13.07.2017. SYRIA (SE Damascus) - SAA capture Al Juayf , Bir Mahruthah ,Um Ramam ,and Al Ghudaht in Damascus desert

13.07.2017. SYRIA (Eastern Hama) - Liwa al-Quds captured villages Al-Hardaneh - Umm Tuwaynah - Al-Qatashiya / east Salamiyah

13.07.2017. AFGHANISTAN - The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan National Army (ANA) forces in a statement said at least fifteen Taliban insurgents were killed, two of them were wounded, and their heavy machine gun was destroyed during the operations of the ground forces in Asmar and Shigal districts on Tuesday. The statement further added that in separate operations involving airstrikes, at least nine militants affiliated with the Islamic State terror group were killed. The airstrikes were carried out in the vicinity of Watapur district of Kunar, the Silab Corps added. In the meantime, the provincial police chief Juma Gul Hemat said a total of eleven ISIS militants were killed in the airstrikes. According to Hemat, an Arab national and two Pakistanis were among those killed in the airstrikes.

13.07.2017. TURKEY (Istanbul) - Istanbul security forces captured 25 foreigners intending to go to Syria, the AFP agency reported, adding that they will be deported.

13.07.2017. TURKEY (Konya) - Turkish police Wednesday killed five suspected IS militants in the central province of Konya, officials said, as officers detained 233 suspected extremists across Turkey. “During the operation, the five terrorists were neutralized after they resisted armed force, and four security forces were lightly injured,” the governor’s office said in a statement. Police also seized weapons during the raid including five Kalashnikovs, a handgun and ammunition.

13.07.2017. LEBANON - Lebanese Army raid Arsal and arrest two persons.

13.07.2017. NIGERIA (Maiduguri) - Nineteen people have now been confirmed dead after four female suicide bombers detonated their explosives in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria, police said. Borno state police commissioner Damian Chukwu said the bombers had targeted mourners at a funeral ceremony in the suburb of Molai Kolemari on Tuesday night. Most of the victims were from a vigilante group called the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF), which assists the military in the hunt for Boko Haram. "In all, 12 Civilian JTF members lost their lives with seven villagers and the four female suicide bombers, bringing the total number of deaths to 23," said Chukwu. Another 23 people were injured and taken to hospital for treatment, he added in a statement on Wednesday night. Maiduguri is the capital of Borno state and has been repeatedly attacked during the eight-year Boko Haram insurgency, which has killed at least 20,000. Women and young girls have increasingly been deployed as suicide bombers to hit crowded civilian "soft" targets such as mosques, markets and bus stations.

 

12.07.2017. AFGHANISTAN (Nangarhar Province) - A Taliban commander has been killed during the latest infighting among the Taliban insurgents in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. According to the local government officials, the incident took place late on Monday in the vicinity of Bati Kot district. The provincial government in a statement also confirmed the infighting among the Taliban insurgents. The statement further added that the information received by the provincial government indicates that the Taliban leader Amad was killed during the infighting in Jantian area. Amad was reportedly involved in insurgency activities since a long time in Bati Kot district of Nangarhar, the provincial government said.

12.07.2017. IRAQ (Salahuddin Province) - Popular Mobilization Forces [Hashd al Shaabi] began, on Monday evening, the first phase of clearing al-Zora area west of Samarra, Salahuddin province. A statement issued by the popular mobilization said that "the Popular Mobilization Forces (Brigade 313) started yesterday the first phase of clearing al-Zora west of Samarra, noting that "the engineering effort began dismantling a number of improvised explosive devices planted on the road to block the entry of the forces"

12.07.2017. SOMALIA (Mogadishu) - African Union Peacekeeping forces in Somalia (AMISOM) said they have vacated a large military base in the capital Mogadishu on Tuesday morning. Burundian soldiers serving with AMISOM contingent have made a complete pull out of their camp in Gahayr, ex-university compound in Wadajir district, west of Mogadishu. The AU forces had been stationing in the base for nearly ten years, since the beginning of their UN-mandated mission to restore peace in Somalia and help the Federal government in the war against al-Shabaab militants. The Burundian troops who left the university building are relocating to Jowhar, the regional capital of Middle Shabelle region in southern Somalia, according to AMISOM statement. Somali Police forces were reported to be taking over the base from AMISOM temporarily, and will be in charge of the security of the areas near ex-control Afgoye suburbs. The campus has been handed over to the Ministry of Education, sources said. AMISOM soldiers are still based in several positions in Mogadishu, including Mogadishu Stadium, despite calls from the country’s football association to leave to main soccer facility.

12.07.2017. AFGHANISTAN (Farah Province) - Taliban militants killed seven civilians on Tuesday evening in Farah province of Afghanistan. Tolo News quoted governor's spokesperson Mohmmad Nasir Mahri, as confirming the incident on Wednesday. Mahri said the incidents occurred on Tuesday at around 6 p.m. local time in Bala Block district of Farah after the Taliban stopped a passenger bus and forced seven people off the vehicle before shooting them. He added the militants closed the Farah-Herat highway for several hours before it was eventually reopened after a military operation. At least ten Taliban insurgents were killed in the operation and seven others were wounded. Local officials said the victims were residents of Farah province.

12.07.2017. CHINA/DJIBOUTI - China has deployed troops to its first overseas naval base in Djibouti, a major step forward for the country's expansion of its military presence abroad. Chinese sailors sailed out of a naval base in Zhanjiang in the southern province of Guangdong on Tuesday and towards the Horn of Africa nation, according to a statement posted on the defence ministry's website. The logistics base is the first of its kind for China, which will use it to support "naval escorts in Africa and southwest Asia, (UN) peacekeeping and for humanitarian support," the statement said. It will also allow China to evacuate its nationals in a crisis, support anti-piracy activities off Somalia and work with other nations to "jointly defend the security of strategic passages." The Chinese navy has long assisted in anti-piracy missions in the Gulf of Aden, as well as UN peacekeeping efforts throughout Africa, but the base will be the country's first naval base abroad. China started building the base in February 2016 in the entrepot on the Horn of Africa, where it will be stationed just a few miles from Camp Lemonnier, the United States' only permanent base in Africa.

12.07.2017. SYRIA (Eastern Damascus) - SAA advance and control the meat plant in the vicinity of Ein Tarma from side of the valley and also in controll of houses located to the east of the marble factory from the same area. SAA earlier took control of a block that consists of a warehouse and 4 houses. Clashes in that area continue; SAA trying to advance and isolate Jobar from Eastern Ghouta.

 

11.07.2017. SOMALIA - United Nations and the United States are investigating at least two pirate kingpins for providing material support to terror groups. That material support includes helping factions of the two terror groups, al Qaeda linked al-Shabaab and Somalia's IS faction, who ironically despise each other, smuggle weapons and perhaps even people across the Gulf of Aden. One of them is Mohamed Garfanje, the kingpin of the Hobyo-Haradhere Piracy Network, which thrived in the tiny fishing village of Haradhere, often considered the birthplace of modern Somali piracy. Another, unnamed, pirate kingpin, is believed to have been smuggling arms and people to IS small but worrisome faction in Somalia, based in Qandala, in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland, according to UN and US sources. UN sources say he has assisted IS with logistics and has a relationship with Abdulkadir Mumin, the leader of IS in Somalia. Oceans Beyond Piracy researchers believe he is behind some of the recent piracy attacks in the Gulf of Aden.

11.07.2017. PAKISTAN - Chaman,a Pakistani spokesperson says a roadside bomb has struck a vehicle carrying a police chief in the southwestern town of Chaman near the Afghan border, killing him, his guard and a civilian. Police spokesman Shazada Farhat says 11 people were also wounded in Monday's attack that targeted police chief Sajid Khan Mohmand's vehicle in the main bazaar. He says officers found a badly destroyed motorcycle at scene of the blast and are trying to determine whether the bomb was rigged to it. Farhat says police officers and passers-by were among those wounded in the attack. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the bombing. Chaman is located near the Afghan town of Spin Boldak. Pakistani Taliban and other militant groups have claimed previous attacks in Chaman.

11.07.2017. AFGHANISTAN (Laghman province) - An Afghan official says the Taliban have attacked a security outpost in eastern Laghman province, killing two policemen and wounding seven civilians. Sarhadi Zwak, spokesman for the provincial governor, says the attack took place in the district of Ali Shing on Monday night. Zwak says that seven civilians were wounded in the two hour long assault included women and children. He says reinforcements were deployed to the scene and government forces engaged in an intense battle until they finally pushed back the insurgents. Zwak says that top Taliban commander known as Adam Khan was killed in the attack, along four others insurgents. The Taliban did not immediately claim responsibility for the assault.

11.07.2017. IRAQ - IS militants, armed with machine guns and mortars, have now seized more than 75 percent of Imam Gharbi, a village on the western bank of the Tigris river some 70 km (44 miles) south of Mosul.

11.07.2017. IRAQ (Makhoul Mountain) - The artillery of the popular mobilization forces, on Monday destroyed a convoy of IS and killed several members of the organization behind the intersection of Zawiya. A statement for the PMF said "The artillery of the Ninety-ninth Brigade in the popular mobilization destroyed a convoy of behind the junction of Zawiya within the mountains of Makhoul, killing a number of terrorists and destroyed four vehicles carrying machine guns". It is mentioned that Makhoul Mountains is being attacked almost continuously by IS, but the popular forces stationed there, repel each time these attacks.

11.07.2017. IRAQ (Mosul City) - The anti-terrorist forces arrested six terrorists from IS in a tunnel inside Ras al-Kor area in central Mosul, a security source said. The source said that "the forces were able to arrest them during the combing and raiding the remnants of the terrorist in the tunnels in the old areas of Mosul in the center of the city." The source added that "the forces besieged the tunnel and were able to arrest them and confiscated the arms and ammunition that were in their possession and took them to the headquarters of the Nineveh operations to investigate [interrogate] them".

 

10.07.2017. IRAQ - The Popular Mobilization Forces foiled yesterday an attack for the IS organization on Hadhar city, southwest of Mosul. A statement for the popular mobilization that "the 7th Brigade in the PMF foiled an attack to Daesh [IS,ISIS] on the axis of Hadhar operations," killing a number of lives and destroy their vehicles". The Popular Mobilization Forces liberated the whole city of Hadhar from the control of IS on the 26th of April.

10.07.2017. SYRIA (Raqqa) - Report that SDF captured Ukayrishah town south-east from Raqqa City.

10.07.2017. SYRIA (Eastern Sweida) - Report that SAA captured Sis hill.

10.07.2017. SOMALIA - A roadside bomb has ripped through a military convoy ferrying African Union soldiers in the outskirts of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Monday morning. An witness said that Improvised explosive device (IED) struck one of the armored vehicles in the convoy as it was driving on the main highway linking the capital to Afgoye district. There was no immediate confirmation of the casualties as result of the landmine blast, but reports indicated that AU soldiers have fired randomly at a nearby crowd, killing at least a pedestrian woman. “A remote controlled landmine struck AMISOM convoy at Arbacow area as it was traveling from Mogadishu to Afgoye in Lower Shabelle region. I can’t confirm the casualties on soldiers,” said the witness. AMISOM is yet to comment on the bomb attack, which was the latest in series of IED explosions targeting Somali and AU forces in the street between Mogadishu and Afgoye over the past few weeks.

10.07.2017. SYRIA (SWEIDA) - FSA claim that SAA attacked their positions east of Khalkhala Air Base (East Sweida) and captured some positions. SAA say that they fight IS there... - "Syrian army and allied forces liberated from the IS [Daesh] 15 villages in the eastern part of the As-Suwayda governorate. The terrorists sustained losses and retreated".

10.07.2017. AFGHANISTAN (Nawa District, Halmand Province) - Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Majahid said that militants, who are in control of Nawa district over the past year, have foiled security forces' design to recapture the isolated district. Majahid claimed that nine security personnel were killed and the government forces offensive to recapture the district has been repulsed. Nawa, Marja, Sangin and a few more districts of the poppy growing Helmand province have been the scene of fierce fighting over the past few years.

10.07.2017. AFGHANISTAN (Jawzjan Province)- National Directorate of Security (NDS) of Afghanistan claimed to killing at least five key IS insurgents in an Afghan air force operation in northern Jawzjan province. The security situation in Jawzjan province has started to deteriorate during the recent years with the rampant insurgency led both the Taliban and IS militants.

 

09.07.2017. SOMALIA (Halgan, Hiran Region) - Militants linked to al Qaeda-affiliated al-Shabaab group have carried out an attack in central Somalia on Sunday, according to local residents and group’s media outlets. According to a statement posted on Pro-al-Shabaab online sites, at least two Somali government soldiers were killed and number of others were wounded in ambush raid on army checkpoint in Hiran region. Local residents reported hearing loud explosions and intense gunfire from distance as Somali security forces engaged in a fierce battle with the al-Shabaab who attacked the army checkpoint The militant group said its militants have ransacked illegal roadblocks set up near Halgan, small town located in the outskirts Buloburte district, killing the two soldiers and seizing their AK-47 riffle guns. Local residents reported hearing loud explosions and intense gunfire from distance as Somali security forces engaged in a fierce battle with the al-Shabaab who attacked the army checkpoint outside the town. The reports indicated that Ethiopian soldiers, serving with African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) involved in the clashes, and supported the Somali army to repulse the attack by al-Shabaab fighters. Meanwhile, the officials of Somali army in the region, and local administration are yet to comment on the reported attack and the claims of the militants. Halgan, which is a strategic town in Somalia’s central Hiran region, located about 350 km north of Mogadishu city was retaken by allied SNA and AMISOM troops in last May, following offensive against the militants.

09.07.2017. AFGHANISTAN (Mohammad Agha District.) - At least 16 Taliban insurgents were killed in a joint operation conducted in central Logar province of Afghanistan. According to the local government officials, the operation was launched in the early hours of Sunday morning in Mohammad Agha district. The provincial government media office in a statement also confirmed the operation. “An operation was launched around 4 am local time in Mohammad Agha district which ended in the afternoon and as a result 16 insurgents were killed,” a statement by the provincial government said. The statement further added that eight Improvised Explosive Devices stored in a mosque were also confiscated during the operation along with ten motorcycles. The anti-government armed militant groups including the Taliban insurgents have not commented regarding the report so far. Logar is among the relatively volatile provinces in central Afghanistan where the Taliban insurgents are actively operating in a number of its remote districts. The group often conducts insurgency activities by placing landmines and carrying out coordinated attacks against the government and security forces.

09.07.2017. AFGHANISTAN (Khorasan Province) - Islamic State's offshoot in Khorasan province of Afghanistan has claimed killing two American soldiers and 13 Afghans in an attack to repulse their military advance in Nangarhar province. This comes as yesterday Nangarhar provincial police commandment in a statement said that a total of thirty two militants were killed or wounded in drone strikes. The statement further added that the first airstrike was carried out in the vicinity of Awghiz area of Haska Mina district, leaving at least fourteen militants dead and eleven more wounded, all belonging to the IS.

 

08.07.2017. SYRIA (Raqqa-Summary) - The “Euphrates Wrath” Operation Forces have managed so far to take control of parts of Division 17 from the north, Al-Jazrah and Al-Herqliyyeh suburbs, Al-Romaniya and Al-Sabahiya neighborhoods, and parts of Al-Bareed, Hutteen and Al-Qadisiyah neighborhoods till the outskirts of Yarmouk neighborhood in the western part of the City. They were also able to take control of Al-Mashlab and Al-Sinaa and huge parts of Al-Batani neighborhoods. They also moved deeper over an area of 200 meters west of the Old City walls in the part opposite to Al-Sinaa neighborhood to Bab Baghdad in the eastern part of the City. In addition, they took control of huge parts of Al-Hal Market and reached the outskirts of Hisham Ben Abdel Malik neighborhood in the southern part of the City. Finally, they seized control over all of the villages located opposite to Al-Raqqah city at the southern banks of the Euphrates till Kasrat Mohammad Agha “Kasrat Srur village” near Al-‘Ekirshi area.

08.07.2017. SYRIA (Homs Province) - Jibab Hamad captured by the Syrian Army.

08.07.2017. KENYA - Islamist militants are suspected in the beheading of nine men in an overnight attack on a village in Kenya, police have said. The attack took place in the coastal district of Lamu, coming just days after another assault in which militants from the Al-Shabaab group killed three policemen in a nearby village. Police and witnesses said Saturday that nine people were killed in the latest incident. "They raided Jima and Poromoko villages and killed nine men. They were slaughtered like chickens, using knives,” a witness told Reuters.

08.07.2017. SYRIA - SAA captured al-hail gas field and surrounding hills and combing the area. Report that Islamic State captured a barrack of the Syrian Arab Army west of Humaymah village East of Palmyra and seized many weaponry (1xT-72,1xBMP,1xTechincal with 23mm gun,Konkurs launchers and several missiles and various ammunition).

08.07.2017. IRAQ - In the anniversary of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared caliphate which occurred in July 2014, the informed sources inside the Mosul said that all the streets of Mosul have been cleaned of IS elements. Commanders expect that the Iraqi premier statement on end of operation in Mosul to be read by him in the coming hours. Sources said that al-Abadi will recite the statement of Mosul complete liberation in the liberated city.

08.07.2017. AFGHANISTAN - IS has been active in several districts in Nangarhar, as well as nearby Kunar and Nuristan provinces, repeatedly storming villages and government facilities. Hundreds of people have been killed and abducted in the attacks.

08.07.2017. AFGHANISTAN - U.S. and Afghan forces continue anti-IS ground and air operations in Nangarhar's Haskamena and Achin districts, and reportedly have cleared several remote and mountainous areas of IS fighters. The forces have reached areas that had been under the control of anti-government groups for years. Afghan special forces patrol in Pandola village near the site of a U.S. bombing in the Achin district of Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan April 14, 2017.

08.07.2017. AFGHANISTAN (Nangarhar) - The Afghan National Directorate of Security (NDS) is arming dozens of local men in the Pachiragam district of Nangarhar province, which shares a border with Pakistan. The move comes after Afghan forces backed by U.S. military air attacks ousted IS fighters from the area recently. "We have enlisted 300 local uprising members in the Pachiragam district who have been equipped and will soon start their activities," said Attaullah Khogyani, the Nangarhar governor's spokesperson. "The National Directorate of Security will finance them and provide them weapons." Khogyani added that the militia, which was formed in coordination with local elders, would be deployed in the Tora Bora region to maintain security and keep IS fighters at bay.

08.07.2017. SYRIA (Raqqa) - SDF captured QusraMohammedAgha village southeast Raqqa city from IS after fierce clashes.

08.07.2017. SYRIA (Damascus - Eastern Ghouta) - Clashes between SAA and Jaish Al Islam near Hawsh Dawahirah.

 

07.07.2017. SYRIA (Raqqa City) - Clashes between SDF and IS in western neighborhoods of Raqqa City, SDF trying to advance.

07.07.2017. EGYPT - IS units launched a major assault on an Egyptian army checkpoint south of Rafah city in the Sinai peninsula. The assault started with a number of VIBEDs attacks and was followed by an infantry assault aimed at capturing the area. However, the army repelled the attack killing about 40 IS members and destroying  6 technical vehicles. 27 army soldiers were killed or wounded during the attack. Colonel Ahmed Mansi, commander of the “Shock troop” Battalion 103 was killed during the clashes. Egyptian Air Force responded with intensified air raids against IS fighters in the area.

 

06.07.2017. IRAQ (Mosul City) - Major General Raed Shaker Jawdat, commander of the federal police forces announced the killing of 61 members of the Daesh and the destruction of their headquarters during the cleansing of areas in the old city of Mosul. "Federal police forces continue to clean up the remaining areas of the Old City to eliminate the hidden terrorists in the tunnels and invest the victory achieved by the units of the leadership of the Federal Police Forces, with tanks, aircraft and artillery," Jawdat said in a statement. "During the operation, the federal police forces killed 57 terrorists, 4 snipers, found 17 explosive belts, detonated a car bomb, found five launchers, 3 RPG, dismantle 3 booby-trapped houses, destroy a motorcycle, dismantle 31 explosive devices, find two hideouts for the enemy, and find different weapons. "

06.07.2017. LIBYA (Benghazi) - After three years of fierce fighting, which began in May 2014, Field Marshal Haftar, the leader of the Libyan National Army (LNA), finally announced that his forces are now in full control of Benghazi.

 

05.07.2017. IRAQ (Iraq-Syria border) - Hashd AL Shaabi ("PMU") repeled IS offensive from 3 axes towards Tel Saffuq.

05.07.2017. NIGER - ”Boko Haram elements... slit the throats of nine people... they took women, 37 women, and departed with them,” the governor of Diffa region, Laouali Mahamane Dan Dano, told state TV Tuesday. The mayor of the district, Abba Gata Issa, confirmed the nine dead, adding, that dozens of women and children had been kidnapped from the village which lies just 50 km across the Nigerian border. Nigeria-based Boko Haram is considered to be one of the deadliest terrorist groups in the world, on par with Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).

05.07.2017. SYRIA (Palmyra) - Clashes between SAA and IS on road towards Al Sukhna, SAA trying to advance.

05.07.2017. SOMALIA - AU troops clashed with Al Shabaab outside Garbaharey town. 3 soldiers and 12 militants dead and 17 other injured.

 

04.07.2017. SYRIA (Quneitra) - SAA shot down rebel drone that was spying on their positions.

04.07.2017. SYRIA (Damascus) - Clashes between Rebels and Government forces in Eastern Damascus (E. Ghouta) continue. Rebels claim a tank taken out in Ain Terma.

04.07.2017. TURKEY - Turkey’s Defense Minister Fikri Isik told the TRT TV channel: "All the technical issues have been solved, we are now working on the financial issues of the S-400 purchase," he said. Isik confirmed that "Turkey knows that in case S-400 missiles systems are purchased from Russia, it will be impossible to incorporate them into the NATO system." In late June, Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov said that Moscow was not planning to provide a loan to Turkey for the purchase of the S-400 missile systems.

04.07.2017. NORTH KOREA - NK succesfully launched new missile. New ICBM reportedly have the range of about 6,800 km.

04.07.2017. SYRIA (Raqqa) - SDF captured Ratia town, south of Raqqa City.

 

03.07.2017. SOMALIA - Al Shabaab has publicly executed two Indian nationals in Jilib district, whom it accused of collaborating with western Intelligence Agencies.

03.07.2017. AFGHANISTAN - Clashes between IS and Taliban continue. IS fighters and Taliban militants have been engaged in intense fighting over the past several weeks for consolidating their positions in parts of Darzab district, but Islamic State fighters captured Aqbalaq village in Darzab district and arrested 10 Taliban fighters and beheaded them.

 

02.07.2017. SYRIA (Southern Palmyra-Syrian Desert) - Clashes between SAA and IS north-west from T2 in Humaymah area.

 

01.07.2017. SYRIA (Homs) - SAA established full control over a number of points and hills overlooking Hmaimeh area in the Syrian Badia after  carrying out many military operations in al-Dala’yat area.

01.07.2017. SYRIA (Deir Ez Zor) - SAA repelled IS attack on military positions in Talet al-Sanouf on the western outskirts of Deir Ez Zor city.

01.07.2017. SYRIA (Hama Province) - SAA and allies established full control over Shahed 9 & 10 strategic points east of al-Sheikh Hilal village in the eastern countryside of Salamiyeh.

01.07.2017. SYRIA (Raqqa) - Kasrat Afan village (South of Raqqa City) captured by SDF.

01.07.2017. AFGHANISTAN (Nirkh) - Mullah Bashir, the Taliban-appointed governor of the Nirkh district, was killed and two militants were wounded late Friday night.

01.07.2017. AFGHANISTAN (Nangarhar) - Mines believed to have been planted by Islamic State killed seven civilians Friday in the eastern region of Afghanistan. The Nangarhar governor's office told VOA that five civilians, including women and children, were injured in the explosion when a pickup truck in the Achin district was hit by a roadside bomb - apparently placed by IS militants. No one has claimed responsibility. Officials at the local Ghani Khil hospital told VOA the wounded civilians are in stable condition. IS militants are active in the Achin district, where U.S. forces in April dropped the 'mother of all bombs,' the largest non-nuclear weapon, in an effort to root them out and destroy some of their tunnels.

 

30.06.2017. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - SAA capture Ithriyah-Resafa highway. Reports that IS has withdrawn from the pocket in south-east Aleppo created by capturing the same road, leaving miness and IED's behind to slow down SAA coming in the area.

30.06.2017. AFGHANISTAN (Sheb Koh) - At least six policemen were killed in a Taliban attack on a check post in Afghanistan's Farah province. Taliban fighters had attacked the police check post named Karez Shekhan in Sheb Koh district late Thursday night. News quoted a police official as saying that five Taliban fighters were killed and nine others wounded in the clash, however, the Taliban has not commented on the report so far.

30.06.2017. SYRIA (Raqqa) - IS counter-attack Al Sina'a and Al Mashlab neghbourhoods.

30.06.2017. SYRIA (Raqqa) - Syria Democratic Forces managed to complete its encircling of al-Raqqa city and completely besiege it through advancing from Kasrat al-Faraj towards the southern banks opposite to al-Mashlab neighborhood and control all the villages opposite to al-Raqqa city. Russia said if SDF make deal with IS to withdraw towards Deir Ez Zor they will bomb them. SDF had no choice but to complete siege of Raqqa.

30.06.2017. IRAQ (Mosul City) - Counter Terrorism Service units are now in control of the mosque area & the Al-Hadba & Sirjkhana neighborhoods & are still advancing.

 

28.06.2017. SYRIA (Khanaser, Southern Aleppo) - SAA take Rasem Askar, Shuraymah & Al-Atshanah from IS.

28.06.2017. SYRIA (Qunaitra) - Report of another Israei Air Force attack on SAA. Clashes between SAA and HTS near Al Baath town continue.

 

27.06.2017. PHILIPPINES (Marawi City) - The Philippines ruled out negotiations with Islamist militants holding hostages and occupying a southern town, after reports that a rebel leader wanted to trade a Catholic priest for his parents being held by police. Clashes in city continue. Army say there were reported sightings of the departure from the battle zone of Isnilon Hapilon, IS apointed "emir" in SE Asia.

27.06.2017. SYRIA (Syrian Desert) - SAA is now controlling the area that extend from the fields of Ark and Palmyra – Sokhna road until the Syrian-Iraqi border and the south of the T2 Station within the administrative borders of Deir Ezzor province, passing through the 3rd Station and the areas of Hmimeh, al-Dli’aat, al-Sultaniyyeh, the Dam and Valley of Al-Wa’er. The SAA gain control of about 3500 square kilometers of the Syrian desert area within 3 days.

 

26.06.2017. PHILIPPINES - Lieutenant Colonel Jo-Ar Herrera:"Our offensive operations have resumed and will continue so we can liberate Marawi at the soonest time possible".

26.06.2017. IRAQ (Mosul City) - IS claim its fighters managed to capture Tanak district in Mosul.

26.06.2017. AFGHANISTAN - IS decision to declare war to Taliban came in the follow-up to an announcement by the Taliban of its readiness to target IS members, made earlier to Tasnim by the Afghan Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid.

26.06.2017. SYRIA (Qunaitra) - Clashes between FSA/HTS and SAA near Al Baath town continue. Israel Air force shelled SAA positions several times.

 

25.06.2017. SYRIA (Daraa) - Ahrar Al-Sham engaged in fierce clashes to repel IS linked Jaish Khalid assault on Hayt.

25.06.2017. AFGHANISTAN - Taliban attacks security post at Salma Dam in Afghanistan's Herat killing 10.

25.06.2017. SYRIA - SAA "Tiger forces" captured Syriatel , on the road east of Ithriya.

25.06.2017. IRAQ (Mosul City) - Federal Police Chief Major-General Raed Shaker Jawdat announced the liberation of Bab al-Bayd area in the old city.

 

24.06.2017. SYRIA (Raqqa City) - Reports of heavy clashes and counter attack by IS.

24.06.2017. SYRIA (East Ghouta) - Report that SAA is advancing inside Ayn Tarma and captured 25 buildings.

24.06.2017. SYRIA (Daraa) - Islamic State's affiliated Khalid Ibn Walid army manages to conduct a siege on Hayt town W. Dar'aa.

24.06.2017. SYRIA (Daraa) - An infiltration attempt by the militants in Sammad in eastern Daraa CS towards Bard & Baka CP's Were noticed and repelled by SAA.

24.06.2017. SYRIA (Quneitra) - FSA/HTS attacked Al Baath town, attack lasted 6 hours and was repelled. Report that Israel Air Force provided air support for FSA/HTS.

 

23.06.2017. SYRIA (Syrian Desert - Update) - SAA also in control of wadi al-waer , al-waer dam , ard al-washash and advancing toward Al Bukamal.

23.06.2017. SYRIA (Daraa City)- Clashes are still taking place between the SAA and their alies against the rebel and Islamic factions in the eastern area of Daraa camp in Daraa city.

23.06.2017. SYRIA (Eastern Palmyra) - SAA advancing east of Palmyra towards Sokhna and capture Dahrat Abah (east of Arak).

23.06.2017. SYRIA (Homs Province) - Clashes are taking place in the areas of Jwalak and al-Mahatta in the northern countryside of Homs, between the rebel and Islamic factions against the SAA and allies.

23.06.2017. SYRIA (Syrian Desert) - SAA advancing from their positions north-east of Al Tanf border crossing towards Al Bukamal. Operation is being coordinated with Iraqi Hashd on Iraq side of the border.

 

22.06.2017. SOMALIA - Ongoing Puntland Military offensive has reportedly destroyed Al Shabaab military bases on the Galgaala Mts.

22.06.2017. SYRIA (Eastern Ghouta) - SAA (Syrian Republican Guard) captured Al Manarah car driving school and Al Jisr quarter in Ayn Tarma / Ain Tarma.

22.06.2017. PHILIPPINES - Fighting continues in Marawi, Duterte threatens to 'carpet bomb' city.

22.06.2017. IRAQ (Mosul City) - IS blows up the Great Mosque of al Nouri and Hadba' Minaret (where al-Baghdadi declared the caliphate) as Iraqi CT units approached. IS claims that USAF destroyed it in airstrike. I (from bad quality photos available) estimate that IS detonated explosives. Lack of crater (which would indicate high expolosive air dropped bomb) and spread of debree indicate explosives used, not bomb or missile...

 

21.06.2017. AFGHANISTAN - The commander of the 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan army General Mohammad Zaman Waziri said at least 44 IS militants were killed since the operations were launched. He said at least 22 more were wounded and two others were arrested along with their weapons and ammunition, confirming that the area has been fully cleared of IS terrorists.

21.06.2017. YEMEN - A military official said that the artillery of the army and popular forces pounded Saudi soldiers in Alfawaz control and al-Makhzon site in Najran, killing and injuring a number of soldiers. The official said the artillery of the army and popular forces targeted a site of the Saudi army in Alkhubah area in Jizan, killing and injuring a number of Saudi soldiers.  

21.06.2017. IRAQ (Mosul City) - Police Chief Major-General Raed Shaker Jawdat said in a statement that his forces made rapid progress and approached to 500 meters from Al-Faruq Street in the center of the old city. "Special units of the federal police are continuing their drive to regain control of the church of Chamoun and Hamedeen Mosque in Bab al-Baidh," Jawdat said. Jawdat announced earlier in the day that his forces continue to advance in the old city and the liberation of Al-Hadi Mosque and killed the leader in Daesh Abu Bakr al-Masri.

21.06.2017. SOMALIA - Puntland Security Forces (PSF) launched a raid against al-Shabaab base in Elmadow Mountain located southwest of Bosaso town.

21.06.2017. PHILIPPINES - Gunmen from the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters raided the village of Malagakit in North Cotabato province at dawn and engaged government forces in a firefight. Villagers fled to safety. "I got a report that the attackers occupied an elementary school but it's not sure whether people were trapped in the fighting or were taken hostage," said Mamon, the police chief of Pigkawayan town, where Malagakit is located. The Malagakit school was closed at the time of the attack. Military spokesman Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla said the gunmen targeted an army outpost and a patrol base of pro-government militiamen, who fired back and were later reinforced by army troops. The attackers apparently were withdrawing, and took five civilians as human shields, none of them students, Padilla said.

 

20.06.2017. IRAQ (Mosul City) - Federal police forces said they were moving forward on the southern front of the battle with support from heavy weapons fire and on the northern front had surrounded a hospital.

20.06.2017. AFGHANISTAN - 8 guards were ambushed [killed] near Bagram base north of Kabul as they were driving home in convoy late on Monday

20.06.2017. LIBYA - Car bomber blew himself up overnight in a failed attack near a security checkpoint outside the Libyan oil port of Es Sider

20.06.2017. SYRIA (Daraa) - FSA counter-attacked and recaptured air defense battalion West of Daraa.

20.06.2017. SYRIA (Eastern Damascus) - SAA captured Bir Qassab.

20.06.2017. SYRIA (Damascus) - Syrian Army launches major offensive in Jobar suburb of Damascus city.

20.06.2017. SOMALIA (Mogadishu) - Huge explosion hit Wadajir District Headquarters in Mogadishu.

20.06.2017. SYRIA (Daraa) - 48 Hours ceasefire has expired. Unconfirmed reports that SAA captured air defense battalion West of Darra. Clashes in the same area, however, has been CONFIRMED.

20.06.2017. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Clashes took place after the midnight of yesterday between the Syria Democratic Forces against the rebel and Islamic factions of the “Euphrates Shield” forces, in the areas of Kafrkhasher, Kafrkalbin, Shaikh Isa and Marea’ in the northern countryside of Aleppo.

20.06.2017. SOMALIA - Artillery shelling between Alshabaab and AMISOM forces wounded two people in Holwadaag neighborhood in Baledweyne town.

 

19.06.2017. IRAQ (Mosul City) - Iraqi security forces pushed deeper into the Old City and took control of new areas in the Faruq neighborhood.

19.06.2017. QATAR (Doha) - Qatari defense ministry has announced the arrival of the first group of Turkish soldiers to Doha.

19.06.2017. SYRIA (Raqqa) - Report that SAA advanced from Ithriyah and captured Masbah point and Talet Abo Zein.

19.06.2017. SYRIA (Raqqa) - Report of SAA ongoing advance on Ithriya axis toward Zakiyah. Intial reports say army reached Zakiyah junction , waiting confirmation.

19.06.2017. SYRIA (Raqqa) - Reports that SAA captured Jadin,Issawi and Rusafa towns south of Raqqa City.

19.06.2017. SYRIA (Raqqa) - USAF shot down SyAAF SU-22 over Resafa Town. Clashes between SDF and SAA north-west of Resafa.

 

18.06.2017. SYRIA (Raqqa) - SAA "Tiger Forces" and allied forces have captured al Karadi in  western Raqqa countryside.

18.06.2017. SYRIA (Raqqa) - SDF captured AlBitani district,east Raqqa city & advanced in Hittin,Qadissiya district,west Raqqa city.

18.06.2017. SYRIA (East Palmyra) - SAA capture Talilah area SE of Palmyra.

18.06.2017. SOMALIA (Hiiran) - AlShabaab Militants ambush on AU Army and govt troops base in Buula-burde town in Hiiraan region, casualties reported.

18.06.2017. IRAQ (Mosul City) - Report that Iraqi Security Forces have launched assault on Mosul's Old City, last district held by Islamic State.

18.06.2017. AFGHANISTAN (Paktia Province) - Taliban suicide attacker detonated a car packed with explosives at the entrance of the police compound in the city of Gardez, the capital of Paktia province. The attacker opened the way for other insurgents to penetrate into the headquarters where second suicide attacker detonated his west. The news agency cites local hospitals as saying that five policemen are dead and least 30 people injured, including 20 civilians.

 

17.06.2017. SYRIA (Deir Ez Zor) - SAA artillery strikes against IS movements near the school and Villat al-Adim in the surroundings of al-Banorama area and the neighborhoods al-Hweiqeh, al-Rishdiyeh, the old airport, Tel al-Brouk and al-Bugheiliyeh.

17.06.2017. IRAQ (Mosul) - The Federal security forces have taken full control of Bab Sinjar area, which includes the largest popular market north-west of Mosul, according to a security source.The source told the National Iraqi News Agency / Nina / "that the federal security forces have imposed full control of Bab Sinjar after the opening of safe corridors for the exit of most families stuck in the region." He added that the security forces managed to kill four suicide bombers and a sniper during the liberation operation.

17.06.2017. IRAN - US State Department, finally after years of waiting, released the confidential documents of the US intervention in the 1953 coup in Iran.

17.06.2017. PHILIPPINES - 13 soldiers died and about 40 were wounded during a 14-hour battle that showed recapturing Marawi City from an estimated 150-200 Islamic State militants was becoming harder by the day. The troops were hit by rocket propelled grenades and came under sniper fire as they crossed bridges over the Agus river toward the city's commercial center, an area held by the militants since May 23. Lieutenant Colonel Jo-Ar Herrera, a military spokesman, said on Thursday that the army had retaken higher ground to the east of the city, reducing the enemy's field of fire. Three bridges over the Agus are also now under the army's control, Herrera said.

17.06.2017. IRAQ - Iraq joint operation announce Al Waleed crossing completely liberated & full control of the Syrian-Jordanian-Iraqi borderline.

17.06.2017. DJIBOUTI - Djibouti calls UN Security Council to address its territorial dispute with Eritrea, following withdrawal of Qatar peacekeepers. Djibouti FM accuses Eritrea of occupying disputed territory along their border after Qatar withdrew peacekeepers.

17.06.2017. SYRIA (Deir Ez Zor) - SAA backed by the Air Force, engaged in fierce battles against IS on several axes in Deir Ezzor.

17.06.2017. SYRIA (Raqqa City) - SDF has entered Al-Qadisiyah neighborhood.

17.06.2017. ISRAEL (East Jerusalem) - Three Palestinians shot dead after stabbing Israeli police officer.

17.06.2017. SYRIA (Raqqa) - SAA captured Rajm al Harrah village, Safyan oil field & Safyan oil well.

17.06.2017. SYRIA (Daraa) - Negotiations between SAA and Rebels about ceasefire. SAA/Russia offer 48 hours ceasefire.

17.06.2017. ISRAEL - Palestinian armed w/a knife attempted to stab an Israeli civilian near the community of Alon Shvut, SW of Bethlehem. Civilian was lightly wounded and evacuated to a hospital for medical treatment. The assailant is being questioned at the scene.

17.06.2017. SYRIA (Idlib) -  Artillery strikes from SAA CPs in Jourin are targeting the city of Jisr al-Shughur & al-Zaayaniyeh & Badama in W.Idlib CS

17.06.2017. SYRIA (Daraa) - US backed rebels used 3 MRLSs (BM-21) and fired at Bali AB ("Marj Rahil" south of Damascus) from the Syrian desert. The attack resulted in some damage. The RuAF and the SyAAF with a joint operation, managed to destroy 2 of the MRLSs, leaving the rebels with 2. Remaining MRLSs are located in Daraa countryside in some bunkers west of Al Tanf, each location contains one BM-21.

 

27.02.2016. SYRIA (Latakia Province) - SAA capture Saraf village near Turkish border.

27.02.2016. IRAQ - Clashes between IS and Iraq's army in Albu Du'aij, south of Fallujah.

27.02.2016. SYRIA (Hama Province) - SAA regained control of Al Taybeh, East of Salamiyah, hours after IS captured it.

27.02.2016. SYRIA (Homs & Aleppo Provinces) - Salamiyah-Ithriya & Khanaser-Aleppo highway has been cleared.

 

18.02.2016. SYRIA (Latakia Province) - Syrian Arab Army’s 103rd Brigade of the Republican Guard and their allies in control of Kinsabba.

 

13.02.2016. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - SAA and Hezbollah have taken full control of Al-Tammourah which overlooks Anadan and Hayyan in north Aleppo.

 

12.02.2016. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Syrian Army and Hezbollah have captured the Tannourah Quarries.

 

06.02.2016. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Report that JN and their allies retreated from Al-Khalidiyah near Khan Touman and it is again under the control of SAA its allies.

06.02.2016. SYRIA (Daraa Province) - Report that Neimah (east of Daraa) is under SAA control has been denied.

06.02.2016. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - YPG seize control of Al-'Alqamiyah near Menagh Airbase after clashes with AhrarSham and their allies.

06.02.2016. SYRIA (Latakia Province) - Reports that the SAA have captured Aliyah hills in northern Latakia.

 

05.02.2016. SYRIA (Daraa Province) - Athman (north of Daraa) under SAA control.

05.02.2016. SYRIA (Daraa Province) - Naimah village East of Daraa is under SAA control as confirmed by militants. - https://twitter.com/IvanSidorenko1/status/695730889112883200

05.02.2016. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Report that the SAA is in control of Rityan (north of Aleppo).

 

04.02.2016. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Syrian government troops captured Kafr Naya and Mayir from Islamist rebels amidst a large scale government offensive launched from Aleppo city towards the former enclave of Nubl and al-Zahraa.

04.02.2016. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Reports that YPG captured Khuraybah from rebels after taking Az Ziyarah earlier in North Aleppo.

 

03.02.2016. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - In eastern countryside SAA capture Al Sin and Jubb Al Kalb. In northern countryside SAA capture Maaret Al-Khan (video - https://youtu.be/Yye-PEEnf20). In southern countryside rebels capture Al khalidiyah.

 

02.02.2016. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - SAA capture Duwayr al Zeytoun, Tall Jibbin and Hardatnin (north Aleppo). Clashes in Rityan and Marasat Al Khan (SAA advancing).

 

01.02.2016. SYRIA (Latakia Province) - Islamist rebels of Jabhat Al-Nusra (Syrian Al-Qaeda group) and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) established full control over the village of Nuwarah near the Turkish border after a violent battle with the Syrian Arab Army’s 103rd Brigade of the Republican Guard and the National Defense Forces.

 

30.01.2016. SYRIA (Latakia Province) - SAA's 103rd Brigade (alongside Liwaa Suqour Al-Sahra (Desert Hawks Brigade), the National Defense Forces (NDF), the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP) and Muqawama Souri (Syrian Resistance)) imposed full control over the village of Nuwarah in the Turkmen Mountains after a violent battle with the Islamist rebels of Jabhat Al-Nusra (Syrian Al-Qaeda group) and the Free Syrian Army (FSA).

30.01.2016. SYRIA (Hama Province) - Syrian Arab Army’s 66th Brigade of the 11th Tank Division and their allies established full control over the villages of Al-Zinkahiyah and Kabasin after advancing west from the strategic town of Al-Sa’an near the Idlib Governorate’s southern border.

30.01.2016. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - SAA's "Tiger Forces" captured the village of Tanouza in eastern Aleppo.

30.01.2016. SYRIA (Hama Province) - In a matter of 24 hours, all of the progress made by the Islamist rebels of Jaysh Al-Fateh – specifically, Jund Al-Aqsa (Syrian Al-Qaeda group) and Faylaq Al-Sham (Sham Legion) – was reversed by the Syrian Arab Army’s 87th Brigade of the 11th Tank Division and their allies from the National Defense Forces (NDF) of Mhardeh and Al-Suqaylabiyah. According to a battlefield correspondent from the nearby village of Mhardeh, the Syrian Arab Army’s 87th Brigade and their allies recaptured the strategic village of Al-Buwaydah, along with the poultry farms and the Lahaya and Markabah checkpoints.

 

29.01.2016. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - SAA's "Tiger Forces" captured the Afesh village in eastern Aleppo.

29.01.2016. SYRIA (Latakia Province) - Syrian Arab Army’s 103rd Brigade (in close coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF), the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP), and Liwaa Suqour Al-Sahra (Desert Hawks Brigade)) imposed full control over the village of Mezzin in Jabal Al-Akrad after a violent battle with the Free Syrian Army’s “1st Coastal Brigade” and Jabhat Al-Nusra (Syrian Al-Qaeda group).

 

27.01.2016. SYRIA (Latakia Province) - Syrian Arab Army’s 103rd Brigade and their allies seized Duwayrakah, Point 361, Jabal Al-Mulqa, Ruweisat Al-Mu’alaqah, Al-Muzayra’ah, and ‘Uwayhat after a violent battle with the Islamist rebels of Jabhat Al-Nusra, the Free Syrian Army (FSA), and Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham.

 

26.01.2016. SYRIA (Daraa Province) - Syrian Arab Army’s 15th Brigade of the 5th Armored Division and their allies imposed full control over the strategic city of Sheikh Miskeen in the Dara’a Governorate’s northern countryside.

 

24.01.2016. SYRIA (Latakia Province) - SAA capture Rabyah.

 

23.01.2016. SYRIA (Latakia Province) - UPDATE - Report of SAA in control of Tell Marran.

23.01.2016. SYRIA (Damascus Province) - Clashes continue between the SAA and the militiamen loyal to them against the “Islamic State” in the Eastern Qalamoun. Clashes continue in the vicinity of Darayya city and its outskirts in the Western Ghouta between the SAA and militiamen loyal to them against the rebel and Islamic Factions amid advancement for the regime forces and information about their control of the new points at the outskirts of the city, in conjunction with the clashes between both parties in the vicinity Muadamiyat al-Sham.

23.01.2016. SYRIA (Daraa) - Violent clashes between Islamic Factions and SAA in Sheikh Meskin. Reports of SAA advancement in the same.

23.01.2016. SYRIA (Latakia Province) -  Report that SAA in control of Toros and has entered Rabyah (from N).

23.01.2016. SYRIA (Latakia Province) - SAA continue advance towards Rabiah taking control of Al-Amlik, Al-Tafihiyeh and Al-Hilwah in Latakia countryside.

23.01.2016. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - SAA Tiger Forces captures Tall Hattabat and Qatar village east of Aleppo.

23.01.2016. SYRIA (Latakia Province) - Report that SAA took control of Al-Amlik North East of Rahmaliyyah this morning.

 

22.01.2016. SOMALIA - Al-Shabab (militant group, linked to al-Qaeda) claime to have taken "complete control" of the military camp near El-Ade town and seized weapons and vehicles.

22.01.2016. SYRIA (Latakia Province) - The villages captured by the Syrian Arab Army’s 103rd Brigade and their allies (specifically, the National Defense Forces) in the Turkmen Mountains over the last 4 hours are the following: Bayt Riha, Katf Al-Qamou, Burj Al-Rahmaliyah, Al-Qalayi’, Al-Riyaniyah, Al-Souda, Al-Rihaniyah, and Baldar.

 

21.01.2016. SYRIA (Latakia Province) - According to a local military source, the Syrian Arab Army’s 103rd Brigade and their allies seized the villages of Beit Zayfa, Beit Khadour, Al-Sabihiyah, and Qasr Al-Jourah.

21.01.2016. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Agreement has reportedly been struck between Jaysh al-Thuwar and the Mare' operation room to stop fighting in northern Aleppo.

21.01.2016. SYRIA (Latakia Province) - Reports that rebel counter offensive results are so far : Al Hawr, Bayt Miro, Duwayrikah seized, and full control confirmed on Ghunaymiyah.

 

20.01.2016. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - IS regained control of Ghazal, Yani Bayan & Qarah Kubri after clashes with Turkish backed rebels in north Aleppo.

 

16.01.2016. IRAQ (Ramadi) - Reports that Iraq's armed forces have completely recaptured the Sofiyah and Surah neighbourhoods in eastern Ramadi.

 

15.01.2016. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - The SAA's "Tiger Forces" (in close coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF), Liwaa Suqour Al-Sahra (Desert Hawks Brigade), and Kataebat Al-Ba’ath (Al-Ba’ath Battalions) ) imposed full control over the village of Rasm Al-Sirhan after a violent battle with the IS entrenched around this desolate area in the Aleppo Governorate.

15.01.2016. SYRIA (Latakia Province) - According to several battlefield journalists in the Latakia Governorate’s northern countryside, the Syrian Arab Army’s 103rd Brigade and their allies imposed full control over the villages of Ruweisat Al-Nimr and Al-Duwayrakah in the Kurdish Mountains.

15.01.2016. SYRIA (Homs Province) - Syrian Arab Army’s 47th Brigade (in close coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF) and Kataebat Al-Ba’ath (Al-Ba’ath Battalions) ) imposed full control over the village of Dayr Al-Furdays in the Homs Governorate’s northern countryside after a series of intense firefights with the Islamist rebels near the Orontes River crossing into the Hama Governorate.

 

14.01.2016. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Following the capture of Surayb, the Syrian Armed Forces pushed further east, imposing full control over the villages of Ajouziyah, ‘Abboudiyah, and Miltafah after another fierce battle with the IS entrenched in this desolate area of the Eastern Aleppo Governorate.

14.01.2016. SYRIA (Homs Province) - IS captures Al-Bayarat (west of Palmyra).

 

13.01.2016. SYRIA (Hama Province) - Syrian Arab Army’s 555th Brigade of the 18th Tank Division captured the Ithriyah Electrical Plant and the Ithriyah Oil Wells during a surprise assault on the IS defensive positions at the eastern flank of the Ithriyah-Khanasser Highway.

13.01.2016. SYRIA (Latakia Province) - Report that the SAA have captured Al Kawm, Mrouniyat, Marj Khawka, Bayt Miru and Al Hawr towns around Salma.

 

12.01.2016. SYRIA (Latakia Province) - SAA take control of Salma. - https://youtu.be/7_qDSR4U16Q

 

11.01.2016. IRAQ - Report that the ISF liberated the Albu-Alwan area in Al-Soufiya district in eastern Ramadi.

 

10.01.2016. SYRIA (Latakia) - The Syrian Al-Qaeda group “Jabhat Al-Nusra” and the Free Syrian Army’s “1st Coastal Brigades” have recaptured the villages of Sarif and Da’da’an in the Latakia Governorate’s northern countryside after launching a counter-attack against the Syrian Armed Forces this afternoon in order to recover their lost territory in Jabal Al-Turkmen (Turkmen Mountains).

10.01.2016. Quick ANALYSIS [Russian supplied S-300 to Iran] - In November (2015) Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan announced Tehran is going to get Russian air defence systems by the end of the year, which in Iran ends on March 20, 2016. Brigadier General Dehghan stressed that a major batch of the hardware is going to be delivered in less than two months’ time. “Iran has bought as many S-300 air defense systems as it needs,” Dehghan said, adding that Iranian operators of S-300 system are being trained in Russia. The initial S-300 contract between Moscow and Tehran was signed in 2007 and implied the delivery of five S-300 squadrons worth $US 800 million. Iran has bought Russia’s most well-known air defense systems in one of its latest versions S-300PMU-2 Favorite, TASS reported earlier this month during the Dubai Airshow 2015. All considered, I assume that Iran should have thier S-300's fully operational, integrated in their AA defense and running it with Iranian crews in a period February - May 2016.

 

05.01.2016. LYBIA - British Special Forces have been deployed in Libya to wrest back control of more than a dozen oil fields seized by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) militants, it has emerged. Approximately 6,000 European and US soldiers, including 1,000 British troops, will be involved in a number of offensives set up to halt the advance of the jihadist terror group [IS].

05.01.2016. LYBIA - The IS is now targeting the Marsa al Brega oil refinery, the biggest in North Africa. IS in control of several oil fields. - https://www.rt.com/uk/327846-sas-libya-oil-isis/

 

04.01.2016. LYBIA - A warplane belonging to the Libyan air force was shot down by a missile fired from Buatni neighborhood in Benghazi. Pilot in good health -  Video - https://www.facebook.com/libyaschannelhd/videos/vb.409887269191145/502547353258469/?type=2&theater

04.01.2016. ETHIOPIA - The US has shut a drone base it ran in Ethiopia to target militant Islamist group al-Shabab in neighbouring Somalia.

04.01.2016. LYBIA - Libyan oil port of Sidra and Ras Lanuf town attacked by Islamic State. IS says it now controls Bin Jawad, 30km (19 miles) west of Sidra on the road from its stronghold in Sirte. -  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-35220281

 

03.01.2016. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Report that SDF keep advancing in the northern Aleppo against Nusra and Ahrar, retake Keshtaar village near Menagh airbase.

03.01.2016. YEMEN - Report that IS has established itself in the town of Lawdar near Aden after they quickly defeated demoralized government soldiers in the area.

 

02.01.2016. IRAQ (Ramadi) - Reports of Iraq's armed forces advancing in Jumhuriyah, Thelah & Albu Faraj bridge.

02.01.2016. SYRIA (Quneitra Countryside) - Areas in the vicinity of Khan Arnabah and Juba and the city of al-Baath are witness military troops buildup by the SAA and militiamen loyal to them.

02.01.2016. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Clashes took place after midnight between the SAA and IS around villages near Kweires military airport. Clashes broke out between SDF and Jabhat al-Nusra backed by rebels around villages near A’zaz amid advances for the SDF in the area. Clashes took place between the SAA and Islamic battalions backed by Jabhat al-Nusra around Khan Tuman.

02.01.2016. SYRIA (Homs Province) - Clashes took place after midnight between IS and SAA around al-Qaritin city amid detonating a suicide car by IS.

02.01.2016. SYRIA (Damascus Province) - Clashes between Islamic battalions and SAA around Ma’damia al-Sham. Clashes taking place between SAA backed by Hezbollah against Islamic battalions backed by Jabhat al-Nusra around Jobar neighborhood.

02.01.2016. SYRIA (Latakia Province) - Violent clashes continue between the SAA, Hezbollah and gunmen of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities against The Islamic Turkestan Party, Jabhat Al-Nusra (al-Qaeda in Levant) and the rebel and Islamic factions in the vicinity of Burj al-Qasab village in the northern countryside of Latakia, amid initial information about the advancement of the latter in the region.

02.01.2016. SYRIA (Daraa Province) - Clashes between the rebel and Islamic Factions and Jabhat Al-Nusra (al-Qaeda in Levant) against the SAA and militiamen loyal to them in the town of Sheikh Meskin in an attempt by the SAA to advance and regain control of the town.

02.01.2016. SYRIA (Hama Province) - Clashes continued between the SAA and militiamen loyal to them against the rebel and Islamic Factions on Rumaila area in the southeastern countryside of Hama, amid advancement for the factions and controlling a village there.

02.01.2016. IRAQ - Reports that Ramadi is not under ISF control, fully. Clashes still ongoing, as IS counter attack.

 

01.01.2016. SYRIA (Deir Ez Zor) - Clashes between the SAA and IS around al-Rasafa neighborhood and around the military airport.

01.01.2016. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - SDF took control on the villages of Tat Marash and Tanab in A’zaz area after clashes against Jabhat al-Nusra and rebels.

 

31.12.2015. SYRIA (Al Raqqa Province) - Report the IS has captured Brigade 93 base and clashes in Ayn Issa.

31.12.2015. SAUDI ARABIA (Jizan Province) - Yemeni Army claims control of Al-Qarn and parts of Al-Dood in southern Jizan province.

31.12.2015. YEMEN - Yemeni Army and their allies claim control of Al-Qashr mountains in Al-Qabitah Lahij province after clashes with Saudi led coalition.

31.12.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - SAA "Tiger Forces" liberated Najjar north of Kuwayres air base.

31.12.2015. SYRIA (Hama Province) - SAA / NDF took control of Shihabiyah, Saramiyah, Jinan, Rabun and Muradiyah in eastern Hama.

 

29.12.2015. SYRIA (Homs Province) - SAA and allies take control Mahin and Hawwareen.

 

28.21.2015. IRAQ - Iraq Army officially declares victory in Ramadi.

 

26.12.2015. SYRIA (Al Raqqa) - Report that YPG captured Tishreen dam.

26.12.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - SAA (in coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF) of Al-Salamiyah and Aleppo City) imposed full control over the villages of Jarouf and Tal Sharbi’ after an intense battle with the IS.

26.12.2015. IRAQ (Ramadi) - ISF have regained full control of Officers neighbourhood in southern Ramadi.

 

25.12.2015. SYRIA (Latakia Province) - Syrian Arab Army’s 103rd Brigade (in coordination with the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP), the National Defense Forces (NDF) of Latakia City, and the Syrian Resistance) imposed full control over the hilltop villages of Talat Al-Awda, and Katf Al-Harami after they seized the farms situated to the north of Jabal Al-Nuba.

25.12.2015. SYRIA (Al Raqqa Province) - YPG/SDF forces advance towards Tishrin Dam.

25.12.2015. SYRIA (Damascus Province) - Zahran Alloush, the leader of Saudi-backed Jaish al-Islam (Islamic Front) was killed by an airstrike near Marj al-Sultan air base in Damascus city. Zahran Alloush is believed to have attended a meeting with local Islamist commanders near the Utaya area north of Marj al-Sultan, along with 7 other rebel commanders.

25.12.2015. YEMEN - Yemeni Army’s Republican Guard – backed by their popular committees and the Houthis – imposed full control over Jabal Al-Shokal (Shoka Mountains) after an intense battle with the Saudi-led Coalition forces and the Hadi Loyalists in southern Yemeni province of Mareb (near Taiz).

 

24.12.2015. YEMEN - Yemeni Army’s Republican Guard and the Houthis seized Jabal Al-Aswad from the Saudi-led Coalition.

24.12.2015. SYRIA (Damascus Province) - Syrian Arab Army’s 102nd Brigade of the Republican Guard announced that they captured the Signal Base near the village of Al Nishabiyah after a violent battle with Jabhat Al-Nusra. Clashes in Al Nishabiyah.

 

21.12.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Update - SAA capture Khalidiyah (West of Khan Tuman). Report about clashes between Jaish Al-Fateh and SAA on Grain Silos and SAA capture Poultry Farm near Zerbeh.

21.12.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Report that Syrian army (and their allies) have imposed full control over Khan Tuman (South of Aleppo). Activist report that Qarassi (SE of Khan Tuman) is under SAA control. In addition to the capture of Al-Qarassi and Khan Touman, the Syrian Armed Forces and their allies seized the small hilltop village of Tal Al-‘Amarrah, which is located directly west of Khan Touman.

 

20.12.2015. SYRIA (Latakia Province) -  Syrian Armed Forces began their assault at Ruweisat Addou, Katf Al-Harami, and Yaqouber, seizing these three hilltop villages near the strategic town of Kabani in Jabal Al-Akrad (Kurdish Mountains) after they overran Jabhat Al-Nusra’s defensive positions. Following the capture of these three aforementioned hilltop villages, the Syrian Arab Army’s 103rd Brigade (backed by the Syrian Social Nationalist Party) imposed full control over Points 435.5, 535.5, and 539.5 in Jabal Al-Turkmen (Turkmen Mountains).

20.12.2015. YEMEN/SAUDI ARABIA - In addition to the capture of the Old Town in Al-Khubah, the Yemeni Army’s Republican Guard and the Houthis seized the Saudi military base inside the aforementioned city in Saudi Arabia, as well as small villages of Shabakat and Mustahdath in the Al-Harith Governorate of the Jizan region of Saudi Arabia.

20.12.2015. SYRIA (Latakia Province) - According to a battlefield journalist with the Syrian Arab Army’s 103rd Brigade, the Syrian Armed Forces captured Points 427, 626.8, 687.5, 526, and 652 in the Turkmen Mountains (Jabal Al-Turkmen) of northern Latakia.

 

19.12.2015. SYRIA (Latakia Province) - Islamic Rebels recapture Jabal Al-Nuba and Jabal Al-Sayyid.

 

18.12.2015. SYRIA (Latakia) - Over the last 72 hours, the Syrian Arab Army’s 103rd Brigade and their allies have captured several mountaintops and villages from the Islamist rebels of Jabhat Al-Nusra and the Free Syrian Army; these gains include the capture of Jabal Al-Nuba, Jabal Al-Sayyid, Point 754, Burj Al-SyriaTel, and Jabal Al-Assoud.

 

15.12.2015. SYRIA (Latakia Province) - Syrian Arab Army’s 103rd Brigade of the Republican Guard (in coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF) of Qurdaha, the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP), and Muqawama Souri (Syrian Resistance) ) imposed full control over the strategic Al-Nuba Mountains (Jabal Al-Nuba) after a week long battle with the Islamist rebels of Jabhat Al-Nusra (Syrian Al-Qaeda group) and the Free Syrian Army (FSA).

 

14.12.2015. SYRIA (Homs Province) - Report that IS have captured Hadath (north of Maheen).

14.12.2015. SYRIA (Damascus Province) - Syrian Arab Army's 105th Brigade of the Republican Guard (and their allies) capture Marj Al Sultan town and Helicopter Air Base. - https://youtu.be/jOnVX54Cl0g

14.12.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Islamic Rebels capture Banes (Southern Aleppo).

 

13.12.2015. SYRIA (Hama Province) - Clashes between SAA and Islamic Rebels in villages Masasinah and Buwaydah (north of Hama City).

 

12.12.2015. UKRAINE - Reports that Ukraine government is increasing the number of units in Eastern Ukraine. In Gorlovka region alone government forces have positioned 85 tanks, 12 armoured vehicles and 30 rocket launchers. - Vitaly Churkin

12.12.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Accordng to a military source that is embedded with the Syrian Arab Army’s 4th Mechanized Division, the Syrian Armed Forces and Hezbollah imposed full control over the villages of Maryaqas, Aburayel, Jabal Al-‘Arabeen and Al-Sabiyah.

 

10.12.2015. LIBYA - IS seized control of Sabratha, a Unesco world heritage site famed for its Roman treasures, to move within 50 miles of the Libyan capital, Tripoli.

 

09.12.2015. SYRIA (Homs Province) - IS have captured Maheen.

 

08.12.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province, Southern) - According to a military source embedded with the Syrian Arab Army’s 4th Mechanized Division, Hezbollah and the Syrian Armed Forces have entered both Al-Zorba and Barqoum; however, he dismissed reports of their capture, stating that firefights were still ongoing at the eastern axes of both towns.

08.12.2015. YEMEN - In addition to their success inside the Jizan Region (Yemeni Army’s Republican Guard and the Houthis seized a military center inside the city of Radeef), Yemeni Army’s Republican Guard and the Houthis have finally seized the Kofal Camp (Brigade 312) in the Marib Province of Yemen after besieging this imperative site for two months; this loss now leaves the Hadi loyalists in a vulnerable position at the Marib Dam.

 

07.12.2015. SYRIA (Homs province) - Clashes between SAA and IS around Palmyra City.

07.12.2015. SYRIA (Hama Province) - Clashes between the SAA and militiamen loyal to them against the rebel and Islamic Factions on the outskirts of Ma’aan village in the eastern countryside of Hama.

07.12.2015. SYRIA (Damascus Province) - Clashes between the SAA and allied militiamen against the rebel and Islamist factions around Marj al- Soltan.

07.12.2015. SYRIA (Southern Aleppo) - Syrian Arab Army, Syrian miltias, Hezbollah and Iranian backed militias have taken the towns of Zitan and Khalsa, and the village of al-Qalajiyyah.

07.12.2015. SYRIA (Northern Aleppo) - Clashes between IS and opposition forces in Kafrah. Kafrah was recently taken by IS.

07.12.2015. SYRIA (Latakia Province) - Syrian Arab Army’s 103rd Brigade (in coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF) of Qurdaha, the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP), and Muqawama Souri (Syrian Resistance) ) began their large-scale assault by imposing full control over Burj Al-Qasab, ‘Ikko, Bouz Al-Khirbat, Beit Fares and Al-Mughayriyah. Syrian Armed Forces finished the day by taking control of Point 1154 and Point 1112 near the southern perimeter of Kabani; this leaves the pro-government forces in position to strike this imperative village.

 

06.12.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Syrian Arab Army’s 4th Mechanized Division (in coordination with Hezbollah, Harakat Al-Nujaba (Iraqi paramilitary), the National Defense Forces (NDF) of Aleppo City, and Kata’eb Hezbollah (Iraqi paramilitary) ) imposed full control over the village of Baradah, after a series of intense firefights with the Islamist rebels of Jabhat Al-Nusra (Syrian Al-Qaeda group), Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham, Harakat Nouriddeen Al-Zinki, and Liwaa Suqour Al-Sham over the past 48 hours.

 

05.12.2015. SYRIA (Latakia Province) - In addition to their advance in Jabal Al-Zahiyah, Syrian Armed Forces imposed full control over two new sites along the Turkish border; these sites were identified by a military source as Point 812 and Jabal Al-‘Azar (‘Azar Mountains) in Jabal Al-Turkmen (Turkmen Mountains).

05.12.2015. SYRIA (Homs Province) - Humanitarian aid entered al-Wa’er neighborhood in Homs, accompanied by a delegation from the United Nations which supervise the Armistice Agreement in neighborhood. Violent clashes between the SAA and allied militiamen against IS in al- Bayyarat area in the city of Palmyra east of Homs, reports that SAA captured Merhtan area.

05.12.2015. SYRIA (Hama Province) - Violent clashes are taking place between al-Aqsa Soldiers, al-Ezza gathering and the rebel and Islamic factions against the SAA and militiamen loyal to them in the vicinity of Tal Bazam in the north of Soran town in the northern countryside of Hama.

 

03.12.2015. YEMEN - “The Yemeni army and popular committees have surrounded the two Saudi cities of Jizan and Najran and the political leadership will take the decision of invading them” - Yemeni army spokesman General Sharaf Loqman told Al-Manar website.

03.12.2015. YEMEN - Yemeni Al-Qaeda group “Ansar Al-Sharia” captured the towns of Zinjubar, Ja’ar, Al-Hisn, Makhzan, and Jabal Khanfar after a series of intense firefights with the forces loyal to the exiled Yemeni President, ‘Abd Rubbah Mansour Hadi.

 

28.11.2015. SAUDI ARABIA - Yemeni Republican Guard and the Houthis overran the Saudi-led Coalition Forces at the city of Najran, killing several of their fighters and seizing their military equipment before imposing full control over the Saudi Army post in the southeastern countryside of this city.

28.11.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Violent clashes continue between Islamic battalions backed by Jabhat al-Nusra against YPG and Burkan al-Furat operation room in Kashtaar,Tanab, and other areas in A’zaz in the northern countryside.

28.11.2015. SYRIA (Daraa Province) - Clashes continue between Jabhat al-Nusra and Shohadaa al-Yarmouk battalion in Sahm al-Jolan. Clashes also taking place between Islamic battalions and SAA around Kafar Shams amid advances for the SAA in the area as it took control on Kherba Komjra village.

28.11.2015. SYRIA (Damascus Province) - Clashes between SAA and Islamic Factions in al- Dmeir area.

28.11.2015. SYRIA (Latakia Province) - Violent clashes between the SAA, backed by Hezbollah and NDF, against Jabhat al- Nusra, the Islamic Turkestan Party, the rebel and Islamist factions are taking place in Jabal al- Akrad and Jabal al- Turkman north of Lattakia, amid advancement for the SAA, reports about SAA seizing Tal Mran area.

28.11.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Islamic Factions and Al-Nusra Front (al-Qaeda in the Levant) capture al-Maryoudah village in the southern countryside of Aleppo. SAA and allies in control of the villages of Western al-Akuleh and Kaskis near the Kweires airbase.

 

23.11.2015. SYRIA (Homs Province) - Syrian Social Nationalist Party (in coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF) of Sadad, Liwaa Suqour Al-Sahra (Desert Hawks Brigade), and the Assyrian “Gozarto Protection Forces” (Sootooro) ) overpowered IS last line of defense at Maheen, resulting in the town’s liberation.

23.11.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Islamist rebels began their assault at the large village of Kafr Haddad, where they encountered a large force from Harakat Al-Nujaba (Iraqi paramilitary) and Kataeb Hezbollah (Iraqi paramilitary) that were protecting its southern flank. Following a series of violent firefights, the Islamist rebels from Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham broke-through Harakat Al-Nujaba’s frontline defenses and imposed full control over Kafr Haddad, Tal Al-Bakarah, Tal Mamou, Tal Al-Banijayrah, Al-‘Aziziyah, Al-Makahlah, Al-Khariyah, Tal Bajar and the village of Burnah. Clashes at Tal Al-‘Eiss (Islamist Rebels attack from north).

 

22.11.2015. SYRIA (Homs Province) - Syrian Arab Army’s 550th Regiment and the 67th Brigade of the 18th Tank Division (in coordination with Hezbollah, Kataeb Imam ‘Ali (Iraqi paramilitary), and the National Defense Forces (NDF) of Homs City) continued their large-scale assault towards Palmyra, striking the IS defenses and capturing Al-Qadri Farms near this ancient desert city.

21.11.2015. SYRIA (Latakia Province) - Syrian Arab Army’s 103rd Brigade of the Republican Guard – in coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF) of Qurdaha, the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP), and Muqawama Souri (Syrian Resistance) – have imposed full control over the Al-Ziwayqat Mountains after an intense series of firefights with the Syrian Al-Qaeda group “Jabhat Al-Nusra” and the Free Syrian Army’s “Liwaa Suqour Al-Ghab”. In addition to their capture of the Al-Ziwayqat Mountains in northeast Latakia, the Syrian Arab Army’s 103rd Brigade advanced inside the town of Al-Ziwayk after taking control of the Ziwayk Hill that overlooks the aforementioned site in Jabal Al-Turkmen (Turkmen Mountains).

 

18.11.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Following a series of intense firefights with IS, the Syrian Arab Army and their allies imposed full control over the villages of ‘Umm Zilaylah, Tal Ayyoub, and ‘Umm Al-Marra, leaving the aforementioned pro-government forces in position to strike the IS stronghold of Deir Hafer.

18.11.2015. SYRIA (Damascus Province) - National Defense Forces, the Syrian Social Nationalist Party, and the Sootooro established complete control over Hawareen villege, located directly north of the Maheen Orchards. According to a military source in the city of Sadad, the Syrian Armed Forces have entered Maheen tonight, seizing the Northern Orchards after a violent series of firefights with IS. Ongoing clashes there.

 

17.11.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Syrian Arab Army’s 4th Mechanized Division (in coordination with Hezbollah, the National Defense Forces (NDF) of Aleppo City, Kataebat Al-Ba’ath (Al-Ba’ath Battalions), Harakat Al-Nujaba (Iraqi paramilitary), Kataeb Hezbollah (Iraqi paramilitary), and Firqa Fatayyemoun (Iranian/Afghani paramilitary) ) have imposed full control over the village of Halash in southern Aleppo after a series of intense firefights with the Islamist rebels of Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham, Harakat Nouriddeen Al-Zinki, the Syrian Al-Qaeda group “Jabhat Al-Nusra”, and Liwaa Suqour Al-Sham.

17.11.2015. SYRIA (Latakia Province) - Syrian Arab Army’s 103rd Brigade of the Republican Guard (in coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF) of Qurdaha, the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP), and Muqawama Souri (Syrian Resistance) ) imposed full control over the small hilltop village of Tal Al-Rashwan in the Prophet Jonah Mountains (Jabal Nabi Younis) after a series of fierce firefights with the Free Syrian Army’s “Liwaa Suqour Al-Ghaab”, Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham, and the Syrian Al-Qaeda group “Jabhat Al-Nusra.”

 

16.11.2015. SYRIA (Palmyra) - Syrian Arab Army’s 67th Brigade and their 550th Regiment of the 18th Tank Division – in coordination with National Defense Forces (NDF) of Homs City and  Liwaa Suqour Al-Sahra (Desert Hawks Brigade) – announced the capture of Tal Syriatel and Jabal Ma’ar outside the city of Palmyra (Tadmur) after a series of intense firefights with the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) in the vast desert landscape of the Homs Governorate’s eastern countryside. With the capture of Al-Bayarat and their recent advances at the Ancient Palmyra Quarries, Al-Kassarat and Al-Dawa, the Syrian Armed Forces are positioning themselves for a massive assault on IS defenses inside the ancient city of Palmyra.

16.11.2015. SYRIA (Latakia Province) - Syrian Armed Forces overwhelmed the Islamist rebels from Jabhat Al-Nusra and the Free Syrian Army’s “1st Coastal Brigade”, seizing the Ghammam Water Pump Facility, Tal Al-Yakdash, and Tal Beit ‘Ayyash en route to their advance into the village of Deir Hanna. Following a series of fierce firefights with the Islamist rebels at Deir Hanna, Syrian Armed Forces reportedly imposed full control over the village. In addition to the capture of Deir Hanna, the Syrian Arab Army’s 103rd Brigade and their allies seized the villages of Beit ‘Ayyash and Al-Daghamshaliyah before their advance to the town of Ziwayk in Jabal Al-Turkmen.

16.11.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Syrian Arab Army’s 2nd Division (in coordination with Hezbollah, Harakat Al-Nujaba (Iraqi paramilitary), the National Defense Forces (NDF) of Aleppo City, and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps) captured the integral village of Kaskays in the Aleppo Governorate’s eastern countryside (near Kuweyres Air Base) after a series of intense firefights with the Islamic State (IS). Following the capture of Kaskays, the Syrian Arab Army’s 2nd Division and their allies have now advanced to the village of ‘Aqlat ‘Aqulah.

16.11.2015. YEMEN (Taiz) - Hadi loyalists and their allies attempted to capture the strategic city of Ta’iz this weekend; however, the assault was repelled by the Yemeni Army and Houthis after the Saudi-backed forces suffered heavy casualties and the loss of many armored vehicles.

 

15.11.2015. SYRIA (Latakia Province) - In addition to their success at Raweesat Iskendar, Syrian Arab Army’s 103rd brigade and their allies imposed full control over the villages of Beit Abu Risha and Katf Al-Sa’our in Jabal Al-Akrad after a fierce battle with Jabhat Al-Nusra, Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham, and Liwaa Suqour Al-Ghaab. Also, Syrian Armed Forces conducted assault on Islamist rebel defenses at Kabani to the north of Raweesat Iskendar, seizing this village after Jabhat Al-Nusra withdrew from their posts.

15.11.2015. SYRIA (Damascus Province) - As a result of this successful operation (SAA took control of another hilltop that overlooks the village of Tal Kurdi in the Douma countryside), the Syrian Arab Army’s 105th Brigade has declared the Homs-Damascus Highway under the fire-control of the Syrian Armed Forces and their allies. According to a military source inside the Syrian capital, the recent declaration of fire-control means that the Homs-Damascus Highway is only open to the Syrian Armed Forces; it is not open to the public, despite Jaysh Al-Islam’s withdrawal from the southern and northern flanks of this highway.

15.11.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - In addition to their success at Rasm ‘Abboud, the Syrian Armed Forces (Syrian Arab Army’s 2nd Division, Hezbollah, Harakat Al-Nujaba (Iraqi paramilitary unit), and the National Defense Forces (NDF) of Aleppo City) have imposed full control over the Sisako Factory after a fierce firefight with ISIS near the imperative Aleppo Thermal Plant, which is also situated along the Aleppo-Raqqa Highway.

 

14.11.2015. IRAQ - Report that Iraqi Security Forces stormed and captured Ramadi train station, west of the city.

14.11.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Syrian Arab Army (SAA) (in coordination with Hezbollah, Harakat Al-Nujaba (Iraqi paramilitary), the National Defense Forces (NDF) of Aleppo City, and Kataebat Al-Ba’ath (Al-Ba’ath Battalions) ) launched a fresh offensive assault in the Aleppo Governorate’s northern countryside, targeting the Syrian Al-Qaeda group “Jabhat Al-Nusra” and Jaysh Al-Mujahiddeen’s positions at the Al-Malaah Farms.

 

13.11.2015. IRAQ - Peshmerga Forces capture Sinjar.

13.11.2015. SYRIA (Latakia Province) - The SAA’s 103rd Brigade of the Republican Guard and their allies (National Defense Forces (NDF) of Qurdaha, the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP), and Muqawama Souri (Syrian Resistance) ) reportedly broke-through the Islamist rebels of Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham, the Free Syrian Army’s “Liwaa Suqour Al-Ghaab” (Al-Ghaab Hawks Brigade), and the Syrian Al-Qaeda group “Jabhat Al-Nusra” frontline defenses en route to overrunning the aforementioned Islamist groups positions before imposing full control over the Al-Katf Mountains (on the border of the Al-Ghaab Plains).

13.11.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - UPDATE - According to a military source embedded with the Syrian Arab Army’s 4th Mechanized Division, the Syrian Armed Forces and their allies have captured the villages of Banes, Rasm Al-Sahreej, Tulaylat, Tal Hadaya, Birnah, and Al-Barqoum after a series of intense firefights with Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham, Harakat Nouriddeen Al-Zinki, Liwaa Suqour Al-Sham, and Jabhat Al-Nusra throughout the day. In addition to the capture of the aforementioned villages, the Syrian Armed Forces and their allies captured several imperative hilltops near Jabal Al-‘Eiss, including Tal Al-Akhar that is situated just north of the aforementioned mountaintop and directly south of Birnah. Culmination of all these aforementioned sites led the Syrian Armed Forces and their allies to capture the strategic ICARDA Military Base (formerly an agricultural school).

13.11.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Immediately following the loss of the strategic town of Jabal Al-‘Eiss to the pro-government forces, the Islamist rebels of Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham and Harakat Nouriddeen Al-Zinki also lost Banes village.

 

12.11.2015. IRAQ - Iraqi Kurdish forces launched a major operation against the IS in the town of Sinjar, which lies on a key supply line for the IS, a senior officer said. “The attack began at 7:00 am (0400 GMT), and the (Kurdish) Peshmerga forces advanced on several axes to liberate the centre of the Sinjar district,” Major General Ezzeddine Saadun said.

12.11.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Following their capture of Musharfah Al-Murayj, the Syrian Armed Forces and Lebanese Resistance advanced to the strategic village of Tal Al-Arba’een, where they were confronted by a large contingent of Islamist rebels from Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham and Liwaa Suqour Al-Sham before they were able to impose their full control of the same village (Al Arba'een).

12.11.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Syrian Arab Army’s 4th Mechanized Division (in coordination with Hezbollah, the National Defense Forces (NDF) of Aleppo City, the Al-Ba’ath Battalions, Harakat Al-Nujaba, Kataeb Hezbollah, and Firqa Fatayyemoun) launched a decisive assault on the strategic rebel stronghold of Al-Hadher, capturing the entire city within 2 hours of beginning their large-scale assault against the Islamist rebels of Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham, Harakat Nouriddeen Al-Zinki, the Syrian Al-Qaeda group “Jabhat Al-Nusra”, and Liwaa Suqour Al-Sham. Clashes in Al Eis.

12.11.2015. SYRIA (Damascus Province) - Syrian Arab Army’s 105th Brigade of the Republican Guard (in coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF) of Damascus City and the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA) ) broke-through Jaysh Al-Islam’s (Army of Islam) defenses at the Marj Al-Sultan

 

11.11.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Following a series of intense firefights with IS Syrian Armed Forces, Lebanese Resistance, and their allies imposed full control over the village of ‘Arbeed. With the capture of ‘Arbeed Syrian Armed Forces have expanded their buffer-zone around the western countryside of the Kuweires Military Airport.

 

10.11.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Moments after the liberation of the Kuweries Military Airport, the Syrian Arab Army’s elite “Cheetah Forces” (Tiger Forces branch) – in coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF) of Aleppo City and Kataebat Al-Ba’ath (Al-Ba’ath Battalions) – advanced and are in full control of villages Rasm ‘Abboud and ‘Umm Arkileh.

10.11.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Following the capture of Markahalah, Syrian Arab Army’s 4th Mechanized Division – in coordination with Hezbollah, the National Defense Forces (NDF) of Aleppo City, the Al-Ba’ath Battalions, and several Iranian and Iraq paramilitary units turned their attention to the isolated village of Maryoudah, where they once again broke-through the Islamist rebel defenses and imposed full control over this area that is located directly south of Al-‘Eis.

 

09.11.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) -  Syrian Arab Army’s elite “Cheetah Forces” (Tiger Forces branch) – in coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF) of Aleppo City and Kataebat Al-Ba’ath (Al-Ba’ath Battalions) in full control of Sheikh Ahmad.

 

08.11.2015. IRAQ -  Iraqi Army and the popular committees staked their claim in the provincial capital of the Al-‘Anbar Governorate by recapturing the strategic 8th Brigade Base after intense firefights with the Islamic State in Al-Ramadi’s western sector.

08.11.2015. YEMEN - Yemeni Army and popular committees (led by Houthis) imposed full control over the city of Damt in the contested Al-Dhale Governorate (southern Yemen) after a series of intense firefights with the Saudi-backed Hadi loyalists. In addition to the capture of Damt in the Al-Dhale Governorate, the Yemeni Army and Houthis also captured the Al-Khazan Mountains and Directorate Building inside the city of Juban.

08.11.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - According to battlefield reports from the southern Aleppo front, the Syrian Arab Army’s 4th Mechanized Division – in coordination with Hezbollah, the National Defense Forces (NDF) of Aleppo City, Al-Ba’ath Battalions, and several Iraqi and Iranian paramilitary units – imposed control over the villages of ‘Aziziyah and Tal Mamou after launching their assault from the recently captured town of Kafr Haddad.

 

06.11.2015. SYRIA (Latakia) - One week after capturing and then losing the strategic town of Ghammam in northern Latakia, the Syrian Arab Army’s 103rd Brigade of the Republican Guard (in coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF) of Qurdaha, the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP), and Muqawama Souri (Syrian Resistance) ) have imposed full control over this town after intense firefights with the Islamist rebels from the Free Syrian Army’s “1st Coastal Brigade” and the Syrian Al-Qaeda group “Jabhat Al-Nusra”.

06.11.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Syrian Arab Army’s 4th Mechanized Division (in coordination with Hezbollah, the National Defense Forces (NDF) of Aleppo City, and several Iraqi paramilitary units) have declared the complete control of Kafr Haddad in southern Aleppo after intense firefights with the Islamist rebels from Harakat Nouriddeen Al-Zinki, Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham, the Syrian Al-Qaeda group “Jabhat Al-Nusra”, and Liwaa Suqour Al-Sham.

06.11.2015. SAUDI ARABIA - In addition to the capture of Rabu’ah in the Asir Province, the Yemeni Army and Houthis captured the imperative Bayhan Fort at Shawbah (Saudi Arabia).

06.11.2015. YEMEN - Clashes between Yemeni army and the Revolutionary Committees against Saudi led coalition in the province of Taiz.

06.11.2015. SYRIA (SANA) - 14 trucks loaded with 75 tons of vegetables and fruit arrived to Aleppo on Thursday noon to be distributed among markets and merchants in the city, after opening the road linking Aleppo, Khanaser, Athriya and al- Salamiyeh. [Confirmation that the road is open and under SAA's control]

 

05.11.2015. YEMEN - A military source told Sabaa.net news website that the Yemen army and the committees advanced in Al-Khalal area east of Saber and forced pro-aggression [pro Hadi] militias to withdraw from Jabal Al-Shajara [mountain of the tree]post. Clashes also reported in Al-Omari camp in Thobab district and report that Yemeni fighters restored several major points and posts in which pro-Saudi forces were stationed in the District of Damat in Dale’a.

 

04.11.2015. IRAQ - Report that Camp Warrar (across the river from Anbar OC) and Al-Jeraishi (in the north) are liberated by Iraqi Security Forces.

04.11.2015. SYRIA (Latakia Province) - Syrian Arab Army’s 103rd Brigade of the Republican Guard (in coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF) of Qurdaha, the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP), and Muqawama Souri (Syrian Resistance) ) launched a surprise assault on the northern villages in Jabal Nabi’ Younis (Prophet Jonah Mountains) against the combatants from the Syrian Al-Qaeda group “Jabhat Al-Nusra” and the Free Syrian Army’s “1st Coastal Brigade” and imposed full control over the villages of Khandaq Al-Khamou, Mafraq Beit Abu Reesha and Khirbat Jubb Al-Za’rour, which are located directly north of the strategic hilltops of Jubb Al-Ahmar.

04.11.2015. SYRIA (Hama Province) - Clashes between the Islamist rebel forces of Ajnad Al-Sham, Jund Al-Aqsa (Syrian Al-Qaeda affiliate), and the Free Syrian Army’s 505th Regiment against the Syrian Arab Army’s 87th Brigade of the 11th Tank Division, the 555th Regiment of the 18th Tank Division and Hezbollah in Morek.

04.11.2015. SYRIA (Homs Province) - National Defense Forces (NDF) of Sadad, the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP), and the Gozarto Protection Forces (GPF) captured Tal Sinni, Tal Hazim and Al-Wastani. IS was forced to withdraw towards the town of Maheen.

 

03.11.2015. IRAQ - Iraq's forces declare full control over the strategic 7 Kilo area W. of Ramadi.

03.11.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - IS renewed its large-scale offensive in the Aleppo Governorate’s eastern countryside as they targeted the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) frontline defenses at the large town of Tal ‘Arn. Syrian Armed Forces were successful in their military endeavor to reclaim Al-Ta’anah near the Sheikh Najjar Industrial District.

 

02.11.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Clashes in Hader (southern countryside) and report that SAA has recaptured Jabboul (eastern countryside).

02.11.2015. SYRIA (Latakia Province) - Counter-assault proved successful for the Islamist rebels of Jabhat Al-Nusra and the Free Syrian Army’s 1st Coastal Brigade, as they were able to impose full control over Ghannam and its southern hilltop after four hours of intense firefights with the Syrian Arab Army’s 103rd Brigade of the Republican Guard and the National Defense Forces (NDF) of Qurdaha.

 

01.11.2015. SYRIA (Latakia Province) - Following a series of intense firefights at the southern axis of the town, Syrian Arab Army’s 103rd Brigade of the Republican Guard (supported by Russian Air Force’s MI-24 Hind Helicopter Gunships and in coordination with Muqawama Souri (Syrian Resistance), the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP), and the National Defense Forces (NDF) of Qurdaha were able to impose full control over Ghannam after they overwhelmed the enemy combatants from the Syrian Al-Qaeda group “Jabhat Al-Nusra” and the Free Syrian Army’s “1st Coastal Brigade”.

01.11.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - National Defense Forces of Aleppo City launched a counter-assault at Jabboul after conceding this town to the IS earlier this week – the attack is still ongoing; however, the NDF has reached the town’s western outskirts.

01.11.2015. SYRIA (Homs Province) - Islamic State (IS) imposed full control over the desert-town of Maheen in the Homs Governorate’s eastern countryside after launching two (sucessful) VBIED (Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device) attacks on the only National Defense Forces checkpoint located outside of the town and intense firefights with the National Defense Forces (NDF) and the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP).

 

31.10.2015. SYRIA (Damascus Province) - Syrian Arab Army’s 105th Brigade of the Republican Guard (in coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF) of Damascus City and the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA) ) have reached the southern perimeter of the Marj Al-Sultan Airbase in the East Ghouta (collection of farms) region of rural Damascus after taking full control of Hawash Al-‘Admil last night.

31.10.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Following their advance into the town-center, the Cheetah Forces and their allies imposed full control over Sheikh Ahmad’s central district after several airstrikes from the Russian Air Force’s SU-24 fighter jets weakened IS frontline defenses. Not long after taking control of both the southern and central districts of Sheikh Ahmad, the Cheetah Forces and their allies continued their march towards Kuweires Military Airport after capturing the Railroad barrier inside the eastern district of the town; this allowed for the Syrian Armed Forces to cross the Aleppo-Baghdad Railroad that passes through the east Aleppo.

31.10.2015. SYRIA - Clashes between SAA and IS for control of Khanasser-Ithrihiyah highway. Report of SAA advancements in the area.

31.10.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Syrian Arab Army’s 4th Mechanized Division (in coordination with Hezbollah, the National Defense Forces (NDF), Al-Ba’ath Battalions, Harakat Al-Nujaba (Iraqi Paramilitary), Kataeb Hezbollah (Iraqi Paramilitary), and Firqa Fatameyyoun (Iranian-Afghani Paramilitary) ) have advanced deeper into the Aleppo Governorate’s southern countryside after capturing two more villages (Jamaymah and Maryameen) from the Islamist rebels of Harakat Nouriddeen Al-Zinki and Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham. According to field reports from the journalists (Kinana Alloush and Hussein Murtada) Syrian Armed Forces and their allies also captured the villages of Hadidah and Zahra’a (not to be confused with the town in northern Aleppo). Clashes in the large village of Musharafah.

 

30.10.2015. SYRIA (Daraa Province) - Syrian Arab Army’s 15th Brigade of the 5th Armored Division continued their assault at the eastern perimeter of Sheikh Miskeen.

 

29.10.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Syrian Arab Army’s 66th Brigade of the 11th Tank Division has been immersed in a fierce battle with the IS for control of the strategic Khanasser-Ithriya Highway that leads to the Syrian Government controlled areas of the Aleppo Governorate. Clashes also reported in Sheikh Hilal (located on the Raqqa-Salamiyah Highway) and near the town of Al-Sa’an.

 

28.10.2015. SYRIA (Hama Province) - Foreign Militant Group "Conquerors in the land of Sham Army" Anniunce Sukayk Village Captured. - https://youtu.be/bDmQddnaUMA

 

27.10.2015. YEMEN (Taiz) - Report that Yemeni forces have foiled an attempt by the Saudi-backed militants to capture the presidential palace and the intelligence center of Taiz.

27.10.2015. YEMEN (Unconfirmed) - Yemen Army claims that they have hit another Saudi warship.

27.10.2015. SYRIA (Hama Province) - Clashes between the SAA and militiamen loyal to them against the rebel and Islamic Factions in the vicinity of the checkpoints of al-Masasneh and Zellin in the northern countryside of Hama.

27.10.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo) - Clashes described as violent between the SAA and militiamen loyal to them against the rebel and Islamic factions in the neighborhood of Saif al-Dawleh in Aleppo.

27.10.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Clashes in the southern countryside of Aleppo between the SAA and their allies against the rebel and Islamic factions and Al-Nusra Front (al-Qaeda in the Levant), and report that the factions re-took control of Tallat Hamiriyyeh and Khalsa farms.

27.10.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - The “Islamic State” took over the checkpoint Therian and its vicinity in the southern countryside of Aleppo, during a violent attack carried out by the organization on the area located on the road of Khanasser–Athrayya.

27.10.2015. SYRIA (Damascus Province) - Clashes between the SAAand militiamen loyal to them against the Islamic factions in the vicinity of Dahiyat al-Assad, also clashes described as violent between the rebel and Islamic factions and Al-Nusra Front (al-Qaeda in the Levant) against the SAA and militiamen loyal to them in al-Marj area and in the vicinity of al-Qariya al-Shamiyyah in the Eastern Ghouta.

27.10.2015. SYRIA (Quneitra Province) - Clashes renewed between the SAA and NDF against the rebel and Islamic Factions in the area Tal al-Hamriya the northern countryside of Al-Quneitra.

 

26.10.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo province) - Clashes continue between the SAA and IS around Kweres military airport which is besieged by IS in the eastern countryside. Clashes also continue between the SAA and Islamic battalions around Khan Toman town and other areas in the southern countryside of Aleppo amid mutual bombardment from both sides, confirmed reports of losses. Clashes taking place between the IS and SAA on Khanaser-Ethria road.

26.10.2015. SYRIA (Hama province) - Clashes continue between the SAA backed by NDF against IS around al-Shekh Hilal in Salamia countryside.

 

25.10.2015. YEMEN (Marib Province) - Clashes in Marib Province. - https://youtu.be/UJTvZ-5oCTk

25.10.2015. SYRIA (Hama Province) - Syrian Arab Army’s 66th Brigade of the 11th Tank Division (in coordination with the Palestinian pro-government militia “Liwaa Al-Quds” (Jersualem Brigades) and the National Defense Forces (NDF) of Al-Salamiyah ) struck back against the terrorists from the Islamic State (IS), recovering several checkpoints along the strategic Khanasser-Itriyah Highway.

25.10.2015. SYRIA (Ghaab Plains) - Syrian Arab Army’s 45th Regiment of the 1st Armored Division (in coordination with the National Defense Forces of Joureen and the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP) ) have captured Al Mansoura. Also, SAA in full control of Al-Mansoura Grain Silos.

 

24.10.2015. SYRIA (Homs Province) - Clashes in Ter Maela (north of Homs) - https://youtu.be/SIphcvCrmVE

24.10.2015. SYRIA (Damascus Province) - SAA advancing at the villages of Bala, Marj al-Sultan and Nulah. - https://youtu.be/5XLQQ7XSC88

24.10.2015. SYRIA (Quneitra Province) - SAA, NDF and local fighters captured Dahr al-Kasrah (northern countryside of Quneitra). - https://youtu.be/yqeI_xCR40Y

24.10.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - IS captured Tell Rayan and Salihiyah (north of Al Safirah). Reports of IS attack on Tell Hasel and Tell Aran (towns east of aleppo).

24.10.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Syrian Arab Army’s 66th Brigade of the 10th Tank Division (in coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF) and the predominately Palestinian pro-government militia “Liwaa Al-Quds” (Jerusalem Brigades) ) defeated the IS at the western outskirts of Ithriyah in order to reopen the strategic Ithriyah-Salamiyah Road inside the Hama Governorate’s eastern countryside. IS has control of the Ithriyah-Khanasser Road, closing the only land Aleppo supply route for SAA. Imminetent attack by SAA (supported by Russian Air Force (RuAF) ) expected.

24.10.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - In addition to their assault on Sheikh Ahmad, the Syrian Armed Forces (Syrian Arab Army’s “Cheetah Forces” ("Tiger Forces" branch) in coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF) ) have advanced from the towns of Judaydeh and Jabboul to the hilltop at Tal Meesan and the small village of Al-Qutibiyah in the Deir Hafer Plains’ southern countryside.

 

23.10.2015. SYRIA (Various Areas) - Video showing military operations in rural Aleppo , Hama, Homs and Latakia. - https://youtu.be/EMr6ooCU_Iw

23.10.2015. SYRIA (Hama Province) - Jaysh Al-Fateh tanks and fighters advancing towards Lahaya village in north Hama countryside. - https://youtu.be/POUQlVaZ6VE

23.10.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Following the re-capture of Jabboul City, the SAA "Cheetah Forces" and their allies shifted their attention to the town of Judaydeh, where they engaged in a fierce battle with IS for control of this large area located 8km southwest of the Kuweires Military Airport; however, once again, the Syrian Armed Forces were successful in this military endeavor, as they imposed full control over Judaydeh.

23.10.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Syrian Armed Forces and Lebanese Resistance successful capture of Al-‘Amariyah and Tal Mohadiyah paved the way for the Syrian Armed Forces and Lebanese Resistance to recapture the villages of Al-Huwayz and Al-Qarassi, along with the town of Khalsa after intense firefights with the Islamist rebels. Syrian Armed Forces and Lebanese Resistance continued their advance inside the town of Kafr ‘Abid.

23.10.2015. SYRIA (Hama Province) - Jaysh Al-Fateh Captures Markabah and Lahaya in Northern Hama.

23.10.2015. SYRIA (Hama) - Led by Ajnad Al-Sham, the Jaysh Al-Fateh forces launched several attacks on the Syrian Arab Army’s positions along the Hama-Idlib border, targeting the Syrian Government controlled towns of Sukayk, ‘Abdel-‘Aziz, Al-Hamra, and Qal’at Rahiya on Friday morning.

23.10.2015. YEMEN - According to field reports from the Marib Governorate, the Yemeni Army and civilian-led popular committees seized Jabal Al-Malah from Suadi led coalition.

 

22.10.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - According to a field source inside the provincial capital of the Aleppo Governorate, Syrian Armed Forces and Lebanese Resistance captured Ghayghar, Al-Ajoubiyah Farms, Tal Mafless, Balas, and Jawar Al-Jahish after fierce clashes with the Islamist rebel fighters of Liwaa Suqour Al-Sham and Harakat Nour Al-Deen Al-Zinki.

 

21.10.2015. AFGHANISTAN - Taliban forces have taken control of former British Army stronghold Lashkar Gah. Another local official said the town of Babaji, which was cleared of Taliban fighters during the British campaign, has already fallen to insurgents. “The Babaji area has fallen in the hands of the Taliban and heavy fighting is ongoing in Chah-e Anjir area,” the official said.

21.10.2015. IRAQ - Govt. troops & Hashed volunteer forces fully recapture Baiji refinery. Report that Iraqi Army along with Hashed Al-Shabbi forces liberated Tel_Al_Thahab, Atherban and Anwar_Asi (villages SW Kirkuk).

 

20.10.2015. IRAQ - In addition to their capture of Baiji, Iraqi Security Forces and popular committees took full control of Albu Jawari after they advanced their positions from the Baiji Oil Refinery.

20.10.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Syrian Arab Army’s 4th Mechanized Division (in coordination with Hezbollah, the National Defense Forces (NDF), Kataebat Al-Ba’ath (Al-Ba’ath Battalions), and Harakat Al-Nujaba (Iraqi paramilitary) ) took full control of Al-Sufayrah after fierce clashes with the Islamist rebel fighters from Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham, Harakat Nour Al-Deen Al-Zinki, Liwaa Suqour Al-Sham, and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) inside the Aleppo Governorate’s southern countryside. Clashes between same parties in the small town of Balas (west of Al- Sufayrah).

 

19.10.2105. SYRIA (Homs Province) - Syrian Arab Army’s 3rd Armored and 11th Tank Divisions (in coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF) ) have intensified their assault on the Al-Rastan and Al-Houla Plains of the Homs Governorate’s northern countryside this morning, striking the Islamist rebels of the Syrian Al-Qaeda group “Jabhat Al-Nusra”, the Free Syrian Army (FSA), and Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham at cities of Talbiseh, Dar Al-Kabeera, Maskar Al-Hasaan, Sinaysil, Jawalek, and Al-Ghantu.

 

18.10.2015. IRAQ - Report that the Saddam's presidential palace in Makhoul mountainous region, north of Baiji, is now in the hands of Iraq's forces.

 

17.10.2015. IRAQ - “Iraqi forces are moving deep into Baiji, they have retaken the industrial area and several other neighborhoods”, an army colonel told AFP. “Inside the refinery, our forces are defusing booby traps and looking for the last Daesh terrorists we believe are still holed up in some buildings,” he said. “We are firing large numbers of rockets and missiles, while Iraqi warplanes are also striking. This will prepare the ground for an operation to cleanse Sinniya [town west of Baiji]”, he said.

17.10.2015. SYRIA (Daraa) - Clashes between SAA and Islamic rebels in the vicinity of the Brigade 82 near the town of Sheikh Meskin in the countryside of Daraa.

17.10.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Clashes described as violent between the SAA (supported by al-Ba’eth battalions) against the rebel and Islamic Factions in the area of al-Shihan north of Aleppo. Clashes between same parties in the vicinity of Jabal Azzan in the southern countryside of Aleppo.

 

16.10.2105. SYRIA (Latakia Province) - Battles are still going on between the rebel and Islamic Factions against the SAA and militiamen loyal to them in the vicinity of Kafr Ajjuz area, near Kafr Delbeh in the northern countryside of Latakia. Clashes continue between the same sides in Salma and Kensaba.

16.10.2105. SYRIA (Daraa) - SAA in full control of Al Manashiyah. - https://youtu.be/kx-FGzCtk_A

16.10.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - At 10 A.M. (Damascus Time) Syrian Arab Army (SAA) (in coordination with Hezbollah, the National Defense Forces (NDF), and Kata’ebat Al-Ba’ath (Al-Ba’ath Battalions) ) launched their large-scale southern Aleppo offensive after almost one year of inactivity along this rural area in the Azzan Mountains. Syrian Armed Forces and Lebanese Resistance captured the villages of ‘Abtayn, Al-Wadayhi, and Qala’at Al-Najam, along with the Defense Battalion Base and the farms surrounding it. Following their initial success in southern Aleppo, the Syrian Armed Forces and Lebanese Resistance continued their assault and captured Al-Sabaqiyah, Hadadeen, Madajin Zeitouneh, and Thaknah Al-Kabdar. Clashes between IS and the SAA around al- Moqbelah Hill east of the Industrial City, east of Aleppo.

16.10.2015. IRAQ (Ramadi) - Iraqi Army’s 16th Brigade (in coordination with their popular committees) captured the Residential Complex inside Al-Tamim.

 

15.10.2015. SYRIA (Quneitra Province) - Syrian Armed Forces surprised the Islamist rebels of Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham and the Free Syrian Army’s “Southern Front Brigades” with an attack on the Al-Amal Farms just two days after they seized full-control of Tal Al-Ahmar; this counter-assault proved successful for the Syrian Armed Forces, as they imposed full control over these farms located in the Golan Heights of the Al-Quneitra Governorate. Al-Amal Farms, Tal Qaba’a (U.N. Hill), and Tal Al-Ahmar (Red Hill) under SAA control.

15.10.2015. SYRIA (Homs Province) - Syrian Arab Army’s 3rd Armored and 11th Tank Divisions (in coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF) ) have made their first gains inside the Homs Governorate’s northern countryside, capturing the small village of Al-Khalidiyah Al-Dar after a short battle with the Islamist rebels of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and the Syrian Al-Qaeda group “Jabhat Al-Nusra".

15.10.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Report that Islamic rebels have recaptured Tal Jibeen and Ahras from IS after successful counter-attack.

15.10.2015. SYRIA (Daraa Province) - Fierce clashes at Sheikh Miskeen's eastern flank between the Syrian Army's 5th Division and Free Syrian Army's 24th Brigade.

 

14.10.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - IS launched a powerful assault on the Islamist rebel positions inside Tal Jibeen and Ahras, killing a number of the aforementioned combatants and seizing their weapons before they imposed full control over these two towns in the Aleppo Governorate’s northern countryside.

14.10.2015. SYRIA (Damascus Province) - Syrian Arab Army’s 105th Brigade of the Republican Guard (in coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF) and the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA) ) launched a powerful assault inside the East Ghouta (collection of farms in Damascus) region of the Rif Dimashq Governorate, where they specifically targeted the rebel strongholds of Douma, Harasta, Jobar, Zibdeen, and Jisreen. The Syrian Armed Forces achieved significant success inside the city of Harasta on Wednesday, as they took complete control of the Reema Water Company facility after intense firefights with the Islamist rebels of Jaysh Al-Islam (Army of Islam) near the contested Harasta Industrial Area in northeast Damascus. Firefights are still ongoing between the Syrian Armed Forces and Jaysh Al-Islam at the Aliyah Farms in northern Douma; however, fighting has now spread to the Al-Wafadeen Refugee Camp, where the Islamist rebels are currently attempting to break-into, despite a number of failed attempts.

14.10.2015. SYRIA (Daraa) - According to a military source inside the 5th Armored Division’s base in Izraa (northeast Daraa), the Syrian Armed Forces imposed control of the Engineering Battalion Base after advancing south from the town of Dilli – the source further added that the Syrian Armed Forces took full control of the army base to the south of the Engineering Battalion Base.

 

12.10.2015. SYRIA (Deir Ez Zor Province) - Report that the SAA has not lost Jafra village. Ongoing clashes there.

12.10.2105. SYRIA (Lattakia Province) - Clashes between SAA and JaN in Salma town and Kafr Delba.

 

11.10.2015. SYRIA (Quneitra Province) - Clashes between the SAA and allied militiamen against Jabhat al- Nusra, the rebel and Islamist factions around Tal Qobo’ ("U.N. Hill") near the town of Khan Arnabah. Report that counter-attack proved successful for Fouj Al-Joulan and Liwaa Suqour Al-Quneitra, as they took full-control of U.N. Hill after a brief engagement with the Southern Front, Jabhat Al-Nusra, and Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham.

11.10.2015. SYRIA (Deir Ez Zor Province) - Violent clashes near south-east entrance of Deir Ez Zor air base. Report that IS have captured entire village of Jafra. Clashes between IS and SAA in al-Mariyah.

11.10.2015. SYRIA (Hama Province) - Report that SAA troops backed by RuAF start storming Kafr-Nabudeh.

 

10.10.2015. SYRIA (Lattakia province) - Clashes continue between the SAA and Islamic battalions in Kafar Delba, Kafar Ajouz, Ein al-Joza, Tertiah, Shekh Mohammad, Job al-Ghar, Job al-Ahmar, and Merkhlia in the northern countryside of Lattakia.

10.10.2015. SYRIA (Hama Province) - Report that SAA has captured the village of Om Hartein located to the east of Atshan village.

10.10.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Clashes between Jaysh al- Sham, the rebel and Islamist factions against IS around the village of Tal Susyan in the northern countryside of Aleppo.

10.10.2015. SYRIA (Homs Province) - Clashes between the SAA and an Islamist factions around the village of Ayn al- Dananir in the eastern countryside of Homs.

10.10.2015. SYRIA (Damascus Province) - Clashes in Darayya. - https://youtu.be/eXquXS2uCeE

10.10.2015. SYRIA (Al Ghaab Plains) - Following a series of intense firefights with Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham and Jabhat Al-Nusra, the Syrian Armed Forces were able to take full-control of Fawru town. Clashes reported in Al-Mansoura town.

10.10.2015. SYRIA (Hama Province) - Unfortunately for the Islamist rebels of Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham, the FSA’s 101st Brigade, and Jabhat Al-Nusra, the Russian Air Force’s MI-24 Helicopter Gunships (alligators) reemerged to give the Syrian Armed Forces the boost they needed, propelling them to overrun the enemy’s defenses to capture the entire ‘Atshan town after a four hour battle.

10.10.2015. SYRIA (Quneitra Province) - Islamist rebel forces from the Free Syrian Army’s “Southern Front Brigades” have declared full control over U.N. Hill in the Al-Quneitra Governorate after intense firefights with the National Defense Forces (NDF). Free Syrian Army’s Southern Front Brigades have renewed their offensive at Tal Qaba’a in the Golan Heights.

 

09.10.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province - UPDATE) - Following a brief firefight with IS (and relentless airstrikes by Russian Air Force) at the east district, the Syrian Armed Forces imposed full-control over Jabboul City, marking the first time in three years that they have not only entered this city, but also, advanced this deep into the Aleppo Governorate’s eastern countryside. The Syrian Armed Forces are now 3 villages away from the besieged Kuweires Military Airport inside the Deir Hafer Plains; however, despite their recent advances in east Aleppo, the SAA’s progress has not forestalled the terrorist group from carrying out daily attacks on this airbase.

09.10.2015. YEMEN - Yemeni army backed by popular committees launched a missile attack against a Saudi warship and managed to destroy it. Yemen’s Saba news agency reported that the warship was wrecked off the southwestern coast of Yemen on Wednesday in the Bab al-Mandab Strait, which connects the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden. The agency added that other Saudi battleships fled the area following the attack. According to the report, the sunken ship had repeatedly fired rockets on residential areas in the southwestern province of Taiz.

09.10.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province - UPDATE) - In addition to the capture of the Aleppo Infantry School, IS also took control of Tal Farah, Fafin, and Tal Sawsin after intense firefights with Jabhat Al-Shamiyah and the Free Syrian Army.

09.10.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Clashes renewed in the vicinity Asunbul and Tal Maled in the countryside of Mare’e  in the northern countryside of Aleppo city between the rebel and Islamic Factions against the “Islamic state”. Also, clashes took place between same parties in the vicinity of al-Kafra area, and other clashes are also taking place between them in the vicinity the infantry school area.

09.10.2015. SYRIA (Hama Province) - Clashes between SAA and Islamic Factions in vicinity of the Atshan village, north-east from Hama City. Clashes are taking place between same sides near the area of Kafr Nabudeh.

09.10.2015. SYRIA (Deir Ez Zor) - Syrian Armed Forces surprised IS with a large assault at the Artillery Battalion Base to the south of the Deir Ezzor Military Airport, the villages of Al-Muri’iyah and Al-Jafra, and the imperative hilltop of Tal Kroum; these attacks were conducted in conjunction with the Syrian Arab Air Force’s airstrikes on the terrorist group’s positions. According to a military source from the 104th Brigade, the Syrian Armed Forces captured a number of points to the south of the Deir Ezzor Military Airport, while advancing to the Artillery Battalion Base’s northwestern and northeastern flanks. Currently, intense firefights are still ongoing, but both sides are currently deadlocked for control. Also catching IS off-guard was the Shaytat Tribesmen, who launched their own offensive inside the town of Yazazloun, attacking the terrorist group in coordination with the Syrian Air Force.

09.10.2015. IRAQ - Over the weekend, the Iraqi Air Force dropped hundreds of pamphlets to the civilians living inside the provincial capital of the Al-‘Anbar Governorate in order to urge them to evacuate the city for safer quarters because the Iraqi Armed Forces were restarting major operations there. The Iraqi Armed Forces kept their word: earlier this week, the Iraqi Army’s 5th and 7th Divisions – in coordination with Anbari Tribesmen – conducted a massive operation to capture the northern suburbs of Al-Ramadi; this contingency came to fruition when the aforementioned units took control of Al-‘Adnaniyah, Albu Farad, the 5 Kilo, Albu Risha, and Zankoura suburbs. Iraqi Armed Forces and popular committees also made several advances in central Iraq after they captured Khat Al-Layn from IS. - https://youtu.be/HjQxsffzqgE

 

08.10.2015. IRAQ - Clashes IS and Iraqi Forces in Baiji. - https://youtu.be/k8ivQMH4xow

08.10.2015. SYRIA (Damascus Province) - Clashes between the SAA and allied militiamen against the rebel and Islamist factions on the outskirts of the city of Zamalka in the Eastern Ghouta. Also, clashes between same parties around Dahiyat al- Assad, near Harasta city, and in the neighborhood of Jobar.

08.10.2015. SYRIA (Al Raqqa Province) - Clashes between IS and YPG in the eastern countryside of Ayn Al Arab (Kobane).

08.10.2015. SYRIA (Hasakah Province) - Clashes between IS and SAA in the eastern countryside.

08.10.2015. SYRIA (Quneitra Province) - Clashes between SAA against Islamic battalions backed by Jabaht al-Nusra in the northern countryside.

08.10.2015. SYRIA (Daraa) - Clashes between the SAA and militiamen loyal to them against the rebel and Islamic Factions in the outskirts of al-Manshiyyeh neighborhood in Dar’aa city

08.10.2015. SYRIA (Hama Province) - Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and National Defense Forces (NDF) officially started their new offensive inside the Al-Ghaab Plains of the Hama Governorate in order to recapture this rugged territory that was captured by the conglomerate of Al-Qaeda factions “Jaysh Al-Fateh” (Army of Conquest) during their summer offensive.

 

07.10.2105. SYRIA (Homs Province) - Shaer gas field is witnessing violent clashes between IS and SAA.

07.10.2015. SYRIA (Hama Province) - Syrian Arab Army’s 87th Brigade of the 10th Tank Division (in coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF) ) launched a large-scale offensive in the Hama Governorate’s northern countryside that targeted the Islamist controlled towns of Kafr Zita, Qala’at Al-Madayq, Latmeen, and Al-Lataminah. The offensive started off successfully for the Syrian Armed Forces, as they recaptured the of Al-Mughayr, Lahaya, and Markabah after intense clashes with Islamist rebels of the Free Syrian Army’s 101st Brigade, Liwaa Suqour Al-Ghaab (Al-Ghaab Hawks Brigade), Sham Legions, the Syrian Al-Qaeda group “Jabhat Al-Nusra”, and Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham. Following their success in the wee hours of the morning, the Syrian Armed Forces advanced closer to the Idlib-Hama border, capturing the hilltops of Tal Sakhar, Tal-Sikeek, and Tal Uthman before imposing control over the town of Al-Haweez near the imperative city of Kafr Zita. In addition to their success to the south of Kafr Zita, the Syrian Armed Forces were able to secure the Latmeen-Morek axis and the eastern perimeter of Latmeen after an afternoon of intense firefights. However, following these advances, the Syrian Armed Forces pushed too deep into enemy territory; this became reality when they took over the town of Kafr Naboudah, which was then followed by a counter-attack from the Islamist rebels. The Islamist rebels recaptured the territory in Kafr Naboudah and pushed the Syrian Armed Forces back towards the eastern entrance of Latmeen.

 

06.10.2015. SYRIA (Homs Province) - Clashes between the SAA and militiamen loyal to them against the “Islamic State” in the vicinity of Sha’er oilfield.

06.10.2015. SYRIA (Deir Ez Zor Province) - Violent clashes are still taking place between the SAA and militiamen loyal to them against the “Islamic state” in the vicinity of Deir Ez Zor airbase and in the neighborhoods of al-Sena’aa and al-Ommal in Deir Ezzor.

 

05.10.2015. SAUDI ARABIA (Jizan Province) - Clashes between Yemen Army and KSA's army. - https://youtu.be/QxzjkVO6QWQ

05.10.2015. SYRIA (Damascus Province) - Violent clashes between the SAA and allied militiamen against the rebel and Islamist factions in the neighborhood of al- Tadamon. Violent clashes between the SAA and allied militiamen against the rebel and Islamist factions in Homs- Damascus highway area and around Dahiyat al- Assad.

05.10.2015. SYRIA (Quneitra Province) - Violent clashes between the SAA and allied militiamen against the rebel and Islamist factions in the northern sector of al- Quneitera countryside.

05.10.2015. SYRIA (Daraa Province) - Clashes renewed between Suhada’a al-Yarmouk Brigade who swore allegiance to the “Islamic State” against the Islamic Factions and Jabhat Al-Nusra (al-Qaeda in Levant) west of Sahm al-Jawlan town located in the western countryside of Daraa.

 

04.10.2015. SYRIA (Deir Ez Zor) - Violent clashes between SAA and IS in al-Hawiqah neighbourhood. Report that SAA has advanced in the same area.

 

03.10.2015. SYRIA (Deir Ez Zor Province) - Violent clashes between the SAA and allied militiamen against IS around the airbase of Deir Ez Zor.

03.10.2015. SYRIA (Damascus Province) - Violent clashes between the SAA and allied militiamen against the rebel and Islamist factions around Dahiyat al- Assad.

03.10.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Clashes between YPG against the rebel and Islamic Factions and Al-Nusra Front (al-Qaeda in the Levant) in the vicinity of Sheikh Maqsoud neighborhood north of Aleppo city, also, clashes are taking place in the area of al-Brij in the northeastern entrance of Aleppo between the rebel and Islamic factions and Al-Nusra Front (al-Qaeda in the Levant) and Ansar al-Din Front against the SAA backed by militia loyal to them.

03.10.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo) -  Sporadic clashes are taking place between the SAA and militiamen loyal to them against the rebel and Islamic factions in the vicinity of the neighborhoods of Suleiman al-Halabi,  Ameryya and Salah al-Din in Aleppo City.

 

02.10.2015. SAUDI ARABIA (Jizan) - Yemeni army soldiers backed by fighters from allied Popular Committees have managed to seize al-Jaberi village in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern border region of Jizan.

02.10.2015. IRAQ (Rashad district) - Peshmaga forces supported by the international coalition air force thwarted today an attack carried out by IS on Humeira village south of Kirkuk.

02.10.2015. YEMEN - Yemeni military foiled attempts by US-Saudi warships to approach the Yemeni shores in the Bab al-Mandeb Strait area.

02.10.2015. AFGHANISTAN - Taliban militants have taken control over the Baharak district in the Afghan province of Badakhshan, according to local media reports. The extremists are continuing their violent push across the country. According to Afghan media, the insurgents entered Baharak in the afternoon from neighboring Warduj which had been seized by the Taliban on Thursday. Afghanistan’s Pajhwok news agency also reports that heavy clashes are underway in the Zar Ab district of the northern Afghan Jawzjan province adjacent to the border with Tajikistan.

02.10.2015. SYRIA (Hasakah Province) - IS clashes with YPG in the vicinity of Mount Abdul-Aziz at the southwestern countryside of Tal Tamr town.

02.10.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo) - Clashes renewed between the SAA and militiamen loyal to them against the rebel and Islamic Factions at the outskirts of Maysaloun neighborhood in the center of Aleppo city.

02.10.2015. SYRIA (Deir Ezzor Province) - Violent clashes between the SAA and the militiamen loyal to them against the “Islamic state” in the vicinity of Deir Ez Zor airbase, amid reports of advancement for IS at the international sector area south of the airport. Violent clashes in the neighborhoods of al-Sina’aa and al-Ommal, east of Deir Ez Zor city.

02.10.2015. SYRIA (Homs Province) - Clashes between the SAA and militiamen loyal to them against the rebel battalions in the vicinity of Talbiseh.

02.10.2015. SYRIA (Damascus Province) - Sporadic clashes near Muadamiyat al-Sham city in the Western Ghouta between the SAA and militiamen loyal to them against the rebel and Islamic Factions. Clashes between the Islamic Factions against the SAA supported by NDF and militia loyal to them in the vicinity of Dahiyat al-Assad near Harasta city in the Eastern Ghouta.

02.10.2015. TURKEY - Turkish military assault the city of Silvan, which has a mainly Kurdish population, reports say.

02.10.2015. YEMEN - Clashes in the vicinity Al-Balaq, That Al-Ra’ and Marbat Al-Dam in Marib.

 

01.10.2015. YEMEN - Clashes between Yemen army and Saudi led coalition in the vicinity Al-Balaq, That Al-Ra’ and Marbat Al-Dam in Ma'rib.

01.10.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo) - Syrian Arab Army and Liwaa Al-Quds continued their counter-offensive at the Scientific Research Facility in the Al-Rashideen District.

01.10.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - On the Kuweires Military Airport front, the Syrian Arab Army’s “Cheetah Forces” – in coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF) – carried out another assault on the Islamic State defenses at the village of ‘Ayn Sabil, where the same parties are currently engaged in continued clashes to gain the upper-hand at this volatile front.

01.10.2015. SYRIA - Syrian Al-Qaeda group “Jabhat Al-Nusra” – alongside their allies from Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) – attempted to infiltrate  into the Nayrab Military Airport’s southwestern perimeter, resulting in a series of intense firefights with the pro-government Palestinian resistance force “Liwaa Al-Quds” (Jerusalem Brigades). Attacks have been repelled.

01.10.2015. AFGHANISTAN -  As Afghan forces recaptured the city of Kunduz from the Taliban, militants seized four other districts across several other of the country’s provinces and are now heading towards the border with Tajikistan, according to reports in local media. The militants overran Tala wa Barfak and Qala Zal districts in northern Afghanistan, adjacent to the Tajikistan border as well as the Khwaja Ghar district north-west of the capital Kabul, Afghani news agency Pajhwok reported, citing officials. The Tala wa Barfak district was captured by 11:00pm local time on Wednesday with security forces retreating to the neighboring Samangan province. On Wednesday night, militants also seized the Khwaja Ghar district in the country’s Takhar province not far from the Afghan capital of Kabul. The Takhar province governor’s spokesman, Sunatullah Timori, confirmed the seizure and said that the Taliban had overrun the entire district. At the same time, the Qala Zal district of Kunduz province in the country’s north also fell to Taliban militants who captured the area in which where district administration, police headquarters and other local government facilities were located. On Thursday, the extremists seized Warduj district in the center of Afghanistan’s north-eastern Badakhshan province, TOLO news reported, citing local officials. The militants are now heading towards the port of Sher Khan on the Afghan border with Tajikistan, where Afghan security forces previously retreated to from the Qala Zal district.

 

30.09.2015. SYRIA (Golan Heights) - Intense firefights between the Syrian Armed Forces and the Islamist rebels at the hilltops of Tal Al-Qaba’a, Tal Al-Ahmar, and Tal Taranjah – no reports of any map changes so far.

30.09.2015. AFGHANISTAN - NATO spokesman Colonel Brian Tribus confirmed to Reuters that US-led coalition troops had been fighting Taliban militants near besieged Kunduz Airport.

 

29.09.2015. YEMEN - Yemeni army and the Popular Committees announced their control over the Saudi military post of Ka’b al-Jaberi and the town of Mohannad in the border area of Jizan.

29.09.2015. IRAQ - Clashes in Albu 'Aitha, Albu Thiab and Albu Faraj (N.Ramadi).

29.09.2015. AFGHANISTAN - Taliban launched an attack from three directions in the morning and seized control of Kunduz city from government forces hours later.

 

28.09.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo) - Over the weekend, the Kurdish resistance force came under attack by the Islamist rebel groups of Jabhat Al-Nusra, Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham, and Harakat Nour Al-Deen Al-Zinki inside the Sheikh Maqsoud District in what seems to be an attempt by the Jihadist factions to display their frustration with the YPG over protests and their unwillingness to collude with their forces. The YPG did not sit idly; instead, they launched a powerful attack on the Islamist rebel fighters entrenched along the strategic Castillo Highway that travels through the Sheikh Maqsoud District of Aleppo City; this assault prompted the militants of Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham, Jabhat Al-Nusra, and Harakat Nour Al-Deen Al-Zinki to withdrawal north towards Tal Oweija.

 

26.09.2015. SAUDI ARABIA - Fierce clashes erupted between the Saudi army and opposition forces in the province of Najran in the Southern parts of the Arab country. Tribes of Najran have declared war against the Saudi government several months ago for the Riyadh government’s aggression on the Yemeni nation. The Najran’s tribes say that Najran is part of Yemen and the Saudi regime has captured it by force.

 

25.09.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo) - Clashes between the SAA (backed by NDF and Hezbollah) against the Nusra Front, rebel and Islamic battalions in the neighborhoods of al- Ramosah in west of Aleppo and al- Aamiriyyah, south of it.

25.09.2015. SYRIA (Quneitra province) - Clashes continue between the SAA against rebel and Islamic battalions around al-Hamria hill and around the towns of Hadar and Jabata al-Khashab in the northern countryside.

25.09.2015. SYRIA (Damascus Province) - Clashes continue in Dahya al-Assad between the SAA and Islamic battalions.

 

24.09.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Syrian Arab Army (in coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF) ) conducted a powerful assault on IS positions at  ‘Ayn Sabl, resulting in their capture of the southwestern perimeter of this town that is located to the east of Tal Rayman. Reports that Russian Air Force provided air support for this attack by bombing IS positions in east Aleppo.

24.09.2015. NIGERIA - 241 women and children were freed as Nigerian troops cleared “terrorist camps” in the villages of Jangurori and Bulatori near the town of Banki in the country’s northeast, the Nigerain army announced in a press-release. The fate of more than 200 girls from a school in the northeastern Nigerian city of Chibok is still unknown.

24.09.2015. SYRIA (Damascus Province) - Clashes continue between the SAA and militiamen loyal to them against the Islamic Factions in the vicinity of Dahiyat al-Assad near Harasta city.

24.09.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Violent clashes between the SAA and militiamen loyal to them against the “Islamic State” in the vicinity of the villages of Tal Riman and al-Salhiyyeh and the area around Tal Blat, Tal N’aam and al-Sbihiyya in the eastern countryside of Aleppo in an attempt by the SAA to advance towards Kuweyres Air Base and help the SAA fighters trapped inside it. Clashes accompanied by heavy bombardment by warplanes on several areas in the vicinity Kuweyres Air Base. Also, clashes are taking place between the rebel and Islamic Factions against the “Islamic State” at Kafra area in the northern countryside of Aleppo.

24.09.2015. Syria (Homs Province) - Clashes described as violent took place between the SAA and militiamen loyal to them against the “Islamic State” in the vicinity [mount] al-Shomariyyeh in the eastern countryside of Homs.

 

23.09.2015. SYRIA (Homs Province) - Violent clashes between IS and the SAA around Sha’er oilfield,in the eastern countriside of Homs.

23.09.2015. SYRIA (Deir Ez Zor Province) - Violent clashes between the SAA and allied militiamen against IS militants around the airbase of Deir Ez Zor and the neighborhoods of al- Rashidiyya, al- Hwayqa and al- Sina’ah in the city of Deir Ez Zor.

23.09.2015. SYRIA (Damascus Province) -  Clashes between the SAA and allied militiamen against the rebel and Islamist factions around Dahiyat al- Assad near the city of Harasta continue. Clashes between the SAA and allied militiamen against the rebel and Islamist factions on the outskirts of the neighborhood of al- Tadamon, south of Damascus.

 

22.09.2015. SYRIA (Deir Ez Zor) - Following a morning of intense firefights, the SAA’s 137th Brigade successfully infiltrated IS's positions at the Potato Farms in Al-Muri’iyah, capturing this rural area to the east of the Deir Ezzor Military Airport.

 

21.09.2015. SAUDI ARABIA (Jizan) - Yemeni Army and popular committees advanced in the Jizan Region of Saudi Arabia, capturing another Saudi Army camp after intense firefights.

21.09.2015. SYRIA (Deir Ez Zor) - Syrian Arab Army’s 137th Artillery Brigade of the 17th Tank Division (in coordination with the 104th Airborne Brigade of the Republican Guard, the Shaytat Tribesmen, and the National Defense Forces (NDF) ) continued their assault on IS's positions in the Al-‘Amal and Al-Rusafa Districts, killing a confirmed 29 enemy combatants before they advanced into the eastern neighborhoods. South of the Al-‘Amal District, a platoon from the Republican Guard (in coordination with the Shaytat Tribesmen) carried out a powerful assault at Central Park in Sakr Island.

21.09.2015. SYRIA (Quneitra Province) - Clashes renewed between the rebel and Islamic Factions against the SAA and militiamen loyal to them in the vicinity of Tallat al-Hamriyyeh near Hodr town in the northern countryside of Al-Quneitra.

21.09.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Clashes between Jabhat al- Nusra and the rebel and Islamic battalions against the SAA supported by NDF, al Quds al Filastini Brigade, Hezbollah and Shia fighters from Iran and Afghanistan around the villages of Handarat and Bashkoy in the northern countryside of Aleppo. Other clashes erupted after midnight in Karm al- Jabal and Sulayman al- Halabi near Hanano barrack between the SAA and allied militiamen against the rebel and Islamist factions.

21.09.2015. SYRIA (Damascus Province) - Clashes between the SAA and Islamist factions around Dahiyat al- Assad near the city of Harasta and farms of the city of Douma in the Eastern Ghouta.

21.09.2015. SYRIA (Homs Province) - Violent clashes between the SAA and allied militiamen against IS in Palmyra area and Sha’er.

21.09.2015. SYRIA (Daraa Province) - Syrian Armed Forces and Free Syrian Army engaged one another in a series of clashes at the towns of Al-Kirak, Khirbat Al-Ghazaleh, Kafr Nissaj, Kafr Shamis, Al-Dilli, Al-Sinameen, and Busra Al-Harir. Violent clashes between Shohadaa al- Yarmouk Brigade against Jabhat al- Nusra, the rebel and Islamic factions in the northern and western outskirts of Sahem dam and the town.

21.09.2015. SYRIA (Daraa) - Syrian Armed Forces captured 10 street blocks along the Al-Manishiyah-Dara’a Al-Balad axis after fierce clashes with the Free Syrian Army fighters.

 

20.09.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Report that SAA is advancing towards Kuwayres Air Base. - Map http://worldconflictsresearch.t83.net/#/idlebaleppo/4589609237

20.09.2015. SYRIA (Damascus) - Syrian Arab Army’s 105th Brigade of the Republican Guard (in coordination with the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA) and the National Defense Forces (NDF) ) advanced from the hilltop of Tal Abu Zaid to the village of Al-Kassarat along the Homs-Damascus Highway, resulting in a series of intense firefights with the Islamist rebels of Jaysh Al-Islam (Army of Islam).

20.09.2015. SYRIA (Palmyra) - Report that the SAA captured "SyriaTel" tower & the Castle on the western side of the ancient city of Palmyra ,advancing further on to outskirts of the city.

20.09.2015. SAUDI ARABIA (Jizan Province) - Yemeni army and the Popular Committees announced their full control over several areas in Al-Khoba in the Saudi province of Jizan, including Qamar, Al-Dhahira and West of Dar Al-Nasr towns.

 

19.09.2015. IRAQ (Anbar) -The tenth emergency regiment of Anbar and tribal forces backed by the army aviation managed to cleanse the Humera area and large parts of the five kilometers area south of the city of Ramadi, Anbar governorate.

19.09.2015. SYRIA (Damascus Province) - Syrian Arab Army’s 42nd and 63rd Brigades of the 4th Mechanized Division (in coordination with Hezbollah, the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA), the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP), and the National Defense Forces (NDF) ) advanced into Al-Zabadani’s downtown area at the Al-‘Ara’at District, capturing three street blocks from the Islamist rebels.

 

18.09.2015. IRAQ - IS attack Albu Flees Island, Khalidiyah, east of Ramadi.

18.09.2015. SYRIA (Damascus Province-UPDATE) - The Syrian Arab Army’s 42nd and 63rd Brigades of the 4th Mechanized Division – in coordination with Hezbollah, the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA), the National Defense Forces (NDF), and the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP) – carried out a powerful assault on the positions of Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham, the Free Syrian Army (FSA), and the Syrian Al-Qaeda group “Jabhat Al-Nusra”, capturing the Al-Nabua District in Al-Zabadani.

18.09.2015. PAKISTAN - Pakistani Taliban attacked Badaber air force base (10 kilometres (six miles) south of Peshawar). Report says that the attackers belonged to a splinter group of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and came from Afghanistan. Security officials told AFP that as people were praying, 7 militants – disguised in uniforms – came and herded them into a corner, telling them the base was under attack and they should huddle for safety.Once they were assembled, the gunmen opened fire, mowing them down in cold blood with automatic rifles, the officials said. Before they have been eliminated at least 29 people have been martyred – 23 from air force, three from army and three civilians. The TTP claimed responsibility for the attack in an e-mail sent to journalists, saying their "suicide unit" carried out the attack. A TTP faction last month claimed responsibility for a double suicide bombing that killed the home minister of Punjab province along with 15 other people.

18.09.2015. IRAQ - Clashes between ISF and IS in Baiji. - https://youtu.be/TMfNlPU1c3s

18.09.2015. SYRIA (Al-Suwayda Province) - Clashes between the SAA and NDF against IS around the village of Tal Sa’ed.

18.09.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo) - Clashes between the SAA (backed by NDF, al- Baath battalions and Hezbollah) against Jbahat Ansar al- Din, al- Muhajereen and al- Ansar Army, the rebels and Islamic battalions around al- Maliyyah roundabout in the neighborhood of Jam’iyyat al- Zahraa.

18.09.2015. SYRIA (Hama Province) - Violent clashes between the SAA and allied militiamen against the rebel and Islamist factions around the village of Lahaya and the two checkpoints of al- Masasnah and Ma’er Kebbah north of Hama in an attempt by the SAA to advance in the area.

18.09.2015. SYRIA (Homs province) - Clashes between IS and SAA around Job al-Jarah in the eastern countryside.

18.09.2015. SYRIA (Damascus Province) - Clashes in Dahya al-Assad between SAA and Islamic battalions. Clashes in Zabadani between Hezbollah backed by SAA against Islamic battalions.

 

17.09.2015. IRAQ - Footage from Hayy al-Ta'mim, Baiji. IS positions destroyed by Hashd artillery. - https://youtu.be/F8BYwb19v0I

17.09.2015. IRAQ - Clashes between Iraq's forces and IS in Hayy al-Risalah, Baiji. - youtu.be/oHY7mkkKkxo

17.09.2015. IRAQ - Iraq's forces have reportedly recaptured the al-Ta'mim neighbourhood of Baiji.

17.09.2015. SYRIA (Idlib Province) - Clashes between NDF and Jaysh Al-Fateh on the outskirts of Fuah/Kafarya in Idlib countryside.

17.09.2015. SYRIA (Deir Ez Zor) - Syrian Arab Army’s 137th Artillery Brigade of the 17th Reserve Division and the 104th Airborne Brigade of the Republican Guard recaptured Tall Kroum hill.

 

16.09.2015. SYRIA (Homs Province) - Last week, IS surprised the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) with a full-scale assault on the Jazal Mountains in the ancient city of Palmyra’s northwestern countryside; this attack resulted in the capture of Jazal and half of the Jazal Oil and Gas Fields located directly west of the town. However, IS success did not last very long, as the Syrian Arab Army’s 67th Brigade of the 18th Tank Division (in coordination with the Liwaa Assoud Al-Jabal (Lions of the Mountain Brigade) and Liwaa Suqour Al-Sahra (Desert Hawks Brigade) ) launched a counter-offensive to recapture this strategic area in the Homs Governorate’s eastern countryside.  Jazal town, Mountain and Oil/Gas fields are under SAA's control; reports are that IS's fighters have retreated towards Palmyra.

 

15.09.2015. SYRIA (Damascus Province) - Clashes between SAA and Jaysh Al-Islam in the Harasta orchards.

 

14.09.2015. SYRIA (Damascus Province) - Syrian Republican Guard (in coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF)) attacked the Islamist rebels of Jaysh Al-Islam and the Syrian Al-Qaeda group “Jabhat Al-Nusra” at the two hills overlooking Dhahiyat Al-Assad; this powerful assault resulted in the Syrian Armed Forces imposing full-control over these hilltops. Following their success in Dhahiyat Al-Assad, the Syrian Armed Forces stormed Jaysh Al-Islam’s positions at the ‘Adra Quarries, capturing this area after two hour battle. In addition to their capture of the ‘Adra Quarries, the Syrian Armed Forces captured the last hill overlooking the Harasta Farms; this forced the Islamist rebels of Jaysh Al-Islam to retreat towards the Harasta orchards, where they were later confronted by the National Defense Forces.

 

13.09.2015. IRAQ (Ramadi) - Clashes between IS and Iraq's forces in Albu 'Aitha.

13.09.2015. SYRIA (Deir Ez Zor) - Shaytat Tribesmen stormed ISIS’ large base at the Al-Hikmat Hospital, taking advantage of the IS’s weak defenses after hundreds of the militants went to assist their comrades besieging the Syrian Army’s fortifications at the Deir Ezzor Military Airport.

13.09.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo) - In addition to the intense clashes at the Al-Ashrafiyah, the Islamist rebels and the Syrian Armed Forces engaged one another in a series of fierce firefights at the Al-Hikmat School, where the militants of Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham attempted to bypass the SAA’s defensive positions at this site inside the provincial capital of Aleppo.

13.09.2015. SYRIA (Damascus Province) - Islamist rebel faction “Jaysh Al-Islam”, in coordination with the Syrian Al-Qaeda group “Jabhat Al-Nusra”, declared their control over the Electrical and Petrol Stations near the Wafadeen Camp in Douma after a series of fierce clashes with the civilian-led “National Defense Forces” (NDF) and Palestine Liberation Army (Palestinian branch of the Syrian Arab Army). Following the capture of the Electrical and Petrol Stations, Jaysh Al-Islam attempted to break into Dhahiyat Al-Assad from their positions in southwestern Harasta; however, they were unable to breach the National Defense Forces’ frontline positions near the National Hospital and Harasta Police State, as the Syrian Arab Air Force (SAAF) helped deter the Islamist rebel advance before nightfall. According to Jaysh Al-Islam social media accounts, the Islamist group reports the capture of the Tal Kurdi Industrial District and the entire village of Tal Kurdi near the recently renovated town of ‘Adra.

13.09.2015. SYRIA (Damascus Province) - Syrian Arab Army’s 63rd and 42 Brigades of the 4th Mechanized Division (in coordination with Hezbollah, the National Defense Forces (NDF), and the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP) ) attacked Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham and Jabhat Al-Nusra at the Al-Jisr Mosque in western Al-Zabadani; this powerful assault resulted in the capture of the aforementioned site after fierce clashes. To the east of Al-Zabadani, the Syrian Arab Army and National Defense Forces made significant progress at the imperative city of Darayya after capturing five more building blocks from the Islamist rebel group “Ajnad Al-Sham” inside the Darayya Association Quarter.

 

12.09.2015. SYRIA (Damascus Province) - Clashes in the vicinity of Tal Kurdi Farms (in the area Jesr al-Dahyeh and International Highway), the women section in Damascus central prison (Adra prison), Tal Mozah (Zabadani), Qasr Mozah (Zabadani) and in the area of Ain Tarma in the Eastern Ghouta.

12.09.2015. SYRIA (Homs Province) - Clashes described as violent between the SAA and militiamen loyal to them against the rebel and Islamic factions in the vicinity of al-Rastan city. Also, clashes between same parties in the vicinity of Talbiseh city.

 

11.09.2015. SYRIA (Deir Ez Zor) - IS attempted to mount another assault on the army base to the southwest of the Deir Ezzor Military Airport, however, the Syrian Arab Army’s 137th Artillery Brigade of the 17th Reserve Division (in coordination with the 104th Airborne Brigade of the Republican Guard) repelled the attack for the third time since Monday.

11.09.2015. SYRIA (Damascus Province) - Islamist rebel faction “Jaysh Al-Islam”, in coordination with the Syrian Al-Qaeda group “Jabhat Al-Nusra”, has launched a number of attacks around East Ghouta, targeting the towns of Harasta, Tal Kurdi, and ‘Adra in an attempt to breakout of this rural area and into the Syrian capital of Damascus. While the National Defense Forces attempt to maintain their ground near the National Hospital, the Jaysh Al-Islam militants advanced in northern Harasta, pushing their way to the Dhahiyah Al-Assad Bridge and checkpoint before having to retreat due to heavy gunfire from the defending soldiers. The situation at Harasta is still very tense, as reinforcements from the Syrian Arab Army’s 105th Brigade of the Republican Guard pour into the area to help drive back the Islamist rebel fighters. South of Harasta, the National Defense Forces and the Palestine Liberation Army are under attack at the towns of Tal Kurdi and ‘Adra, as Jaysh Al-Islam targets their positions near the ‘Adra Central Prison and Al-Rayyan Farms – firefights are still ongoing. North of Douma, the Syrian Armed Forces are clashing with Jaysh Al-Islam at the Wafadeen Refugee Camp after the aforementioned Islamist group launched an assault there. According to a military source, the Syrian Arab Air Force (SAAF) is absent from today’s battle due to poor visibility; however, they are expected to make an appearance tomorrow morning.

 

10.09.2015. SYRIA (Deir Ez Zor) - Reports that SAA has repelled IS attacks on Deir Ez Zor airport.

 

09.09.2015. SYRIA (Deir Ez Zor) - Using large sandstorm (that is sweeping through most of Syria) as a cover, IS suicide bombers slammed their T-55 Tank and BMP vehicle into the eastern walls of the Deir Ezzor Military Airport; this successfully propelled the terrorist forces into the base’s enclosure before reinforcements from the Syrian Arab Army’s 137th Artillery Brigade of the 17th Reserve Division arrived on the scene. Fighting continues inside the airport.

09.09.2015. SYRIA (Idlib Province ) - UPDATE - Jabhat al- Nusra and the Islamist factions have just seized the whole airbase of Abo al- Dohur, which was the last SAA stronghold in the province of Idlib, after violent attack carried out by Jabhat al- Nusra and the other Islamist factions taking advantage of bad weather and sandstorms that have struck the province of Idlib and several other provinces. Video of Shaykh al-Muhaysini holding a speech infront of captured SAA soldiers in AbuDhuhur Military Airport - https://youtu.be/QBAePVsxDaY

09.09.2015. SYRIA (Daraa) - In addition to their assault at Tal Qareen, the Southern Front Brigades attacked the Syrian Arab Army’s positions at Tal Al-‘Alaqiyah and Kafr Nissaj, where both parties exchanged rounds of gunfire for an inch of ground; firefights are still ongoing at these two areas.

09.09.2015. SYRIA (Homs Province) - Clashes in the area of al-Sa’en al-Aswad in the northern countryside of Homs between the SAA and militiamen loyal to them against the rebel and Islamic Factions and Al-Nusra Front (al-Qaeda in the Levant).

09.09.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo) - Clashes between Soqur al-Jabal Brigade, Noor al-Din al-Zenki movement and the Islamic Brigade of al-Horriyyeh against Hezbollah, the SAA and the popular pro-regime committees in the area of al-Rashedin (south-western Aleppo).

09.09.2015. SYRIA (Damascus Province) - Clashes between FSA and Al-Nusra against the SAA's Fourth Division, Hezbollah, the Palestinian Liberation army and NDF in the city of Zabadani. Violent clashes between the SAA backed by gunmen loyal to them against the rebel and Islamic Factions in the vicinity of Darayya city in the Western Ghouta.

09.09.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - A member of the “Islamic state” under the age of 18 died during clashes against the rebel and Islamic Factions in the vicinity of Mare city in the northern countryside of Aleppo.

09.09.2015. SYRIA (Hama Province) - Violent clashes between the SAA backed by gunmen loyal to them against the rebel and Islamic Factions in the vicinity of M’aarkbeh village and al-Masasneh area in the northern countryside of Hama, and reports confirmed that the rebel and Islamic factions have took control of M’aarkbeh village. Clashes, also, between the rebel and Islamic Factions against the SAA and militiamen loyal to them near Talaf village in the southern countryside of Hama.

09.09.2015. SYRIA (Idlib Province) - Violent clashes continue between the Islamic Factions and Al-Nusra Front (al-Qaeda in the Levant) against the SAA and militiamen loyal to them in Abu al-Duhur airbase.

 

08.09.2015. SYRIA (Hasakah Province) - Reports that IS seized Rujm al-Tufayhi and several villages south of Tall Brak. IS also attacked al-Majaybrat south of Kawkab army base and al-Hamr village SE of Hasakah. Status unclear.

08.09.2015. SYRIA (Daraa) - Violent clashes between Shohadaa al- Yarmouk (which has pledged allegiance to IS) against Jabhat al- Nusra , the rebel and Islamic factions in the area west of Daraa.

08.09.2015. SYRIA (Homs Province) - Reports that SAA has recaptured lost part of Jazal oilfield (west of Palmyra). Clashes in the Jazal village (between SAA and IS).

08.09.2015. SYRIA (Latakia Province) - Clashes between the SAA and militiamen loyal to them against the rebel and Islamic Factions in Jabal al-Akrad in the northern countryside of Latakia.

08.09.2015. SYRIA (Idlib Province) - After the capture of Al-Khashar, the Al-Qaeda fighters from Jabhat Al-Nusra and Jund Al-Aqsa militants were able to bypass the eastern gates of the Abu Al-Dhuhour Military Airport and capture at least three hangars inside. With nowhere to retreat and no air cover to bail them out, the Syrian Arab Army soldiers were confined to the western half of the Abu Al-Dhuhour Airport, where they are currently combatting the Al-Qaeda militants. If the Syrian Armed Forces are unable to drive-out the Al-Qaeda combatants, they will be forced to either surrender or fight to the death.

08.09.2015. IRAQ - Clashes in Fallujah's southern outskirts. Iraq's forces incl. Sunni units within the Hashd reportedly retook Kroosh and Hitaween villages.

08.09.2015. SYRIA (Damascus Province) - Clashes continued between the SAA and militiamen loyal to them against the rebel and Islamic Factions (supported by al-Nusra Front (al-Qaeda in the Levant) ) on the outskirts of Darayya City in the Western Ghouta, amid preliminary information about advancement for the SAA in the area. Vicinity of the Vehicles Department in the Eastern Ghouta which is experiencing days of clashes between the SAA (and militiamen loyal to them) against the rebels, Islamic Factions and Al-Nusra Front. Clashes continue in the city of Zabadani between the SAA, the Palestinian Liberation Army, NDF and Hezbollah against the Islamic Factions and al-Nusra.

08.09.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Ongoing clashes between members of the “Islamic state” and Islamic Factions in the vicinity of Herbel village located in the northern countryside of Aleppo.

 

06.09.2015. SYRIA (Latakia Province) - Clashes between the SAA and militiamen loyal to them against the rebel and Islamic factions in Jabal al-Akrad in the northern countryside of Latakia.

06.09.2015. SYRIA (Idlib Province) - Clashes between Al-Nusra Front (al-Qaeda in the Levant) and the Islamic Factions against the SAA in the vicinity of Abu al-Duhur airbase besieged by Nusra and factional fighters.

06.09.2015. SYRIA (Damascus Province) - Clashes between the SAA (supported by Hezbollah, the Palestinian Liberation army and NDF) and the FSA / JaN in the city of Al-Zabadani. Clashes also between the SAA and militiamen loyal to them against the rebel and Islamic Factions near the city of Douma and in the Eastern Ghouta.

06.09.2015. SYRIA (Al-Quneitra Province) - Clashes between the SAA and militiamen loyal to them against the rebel and Islamic Factions in the vicinity Jebbata al-Khashab area, in the vicinity of al-Ba’ath city and in the vicinity of Hodr town in the northern countryside of Al-Quneitra.

06.09.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo) - Clashes renewed between the rebel fighters and the Islamic Factions against the SAA supported by NDF and gunmen loyal to them in the vicinity of al-Manasher; also clashes between same parties in the area between Shihan and  Bani Zaid in Aleppo city.

06.09.2015. SYRIA (Deir Ez Zor) - Clashes between the SAA and militiamen loyal to them against the “Islamic State” in al-Rashdiyah neighborhood.

06.09.2015. SYRIA (Homs Province) - Violent clashes in the vicinity Jazal field (west of Palmyra) between the SAA and militiamen loyal to them against the ” Islamic State”.

 

05.09.2015. IRAQ - Clashes between IS and Iraqi Forces in Baiji. - https://youtu.be/mAN_V6WxbaA

05.09.2015. SYRIA/RUSSIA - The anonymous officials say Russia has set up an air traffic control tower and transported prefabricated housing units for up to 1,000 personnel to an airfield serving the Syrian port city of Latakia. - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/11846382/Russia-is-building-military-base-in-Syria.html

05.09.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Clashes between the rebel and Islamist factions against IS on the outskirts of the village of Harbel.

05.09.2015. SYRIA (Damascus Province) - Clashes continue between the SAA and militiamen loyal to them against the rebel and Islamic Factions and Al-Nusra Front (al-Qaeda in the Levant) in the vicinity of vehicle department near Harasta city in the Eastern Ghouta; also, the SAA shelled areas in the city of Zabadani, accompanied by continued violent clashes between the Islamic Factions and local gunmen against the SAA's fourth division, Hezbollah, NDF and the Palestinian Liberation Army in the city, amid advancement for the last mentioned in the area.

05.09.2015. SYRIA (Homs Province) - Violent clashes between the SAA and militiamen loyal to them against members of the “Islamic State” in the vicinity of the fields of Sha’er and Jazl in the eastern countryside of Homs (west of Palmyra).

05.09.2015. SYRIA (Al-Suwaida Province) - Clashes between members of the “Islamic State” against the SAA and militiamen loyal to them in the area of Khirbet Sa’ed in the northeastern countryside of al-Suwaida city.

05.09.2015. IRAQ (Western Anbar) - Clashes between Iraqi forces and IS in Albu Hayat and Sakra villages.

 

04.09.2015. SOUTH SUDAN - Under the most recent truce deal, which was brokered by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), all fighting must stop immediately, child soldiers and prisoners of war must be released, and foreign forces must leave the country within 45 days.

04.09.2015. YEMEN - The Yemeni army and popular committees have reportedly destroyed two Saudi Arabian Apache helicopters in Yemen's east-central province of Ma’rib. The choppers were targeted with Tochka rockets in an operation, which also destroyed three Saudi missile launch platforms, Yemen's al-Masirah TV reported. A large number of Saudi, Emirati, and Bahraini forces were killed and injured in the retaliatory attack, which was undertaken as part of efforts to clear the province of al-Qaeda militants and Saudi-backed militants. The UAE later confirmed that 22 of its soldiers had been killed in Yemen without specifying the circumstances of their deaths. Missiles fired from the direction of Yemen also struck the Saudi military’s Hashed monitoring site and Saudi artillery positions in the Hamdan military site, both located in the Najran region of southwestern Saudi Arabia. Saudi army gatherings in the Jizan region, similarly located in the kingdom’s southwest, also came under Yemeni missile fire. Also on Friday, it was reported that several people had been killed in five Saudi airstrikes on a hospital in the Razih district of Sa'ada Province in northwestern Yemen. Saudi fighter jets, meanwhile, launched more than 15 airstrikes on the Harad district in the southwestern Yemeni province of Hajjah, while at least eight air raids were carried out against the Yemeni capital, Sana’a.

04.09.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Violent clashes between the “Islamic State” against the rebel and Islamic Factions in the vicinity of Mare’e city in the northern countryside of Aleppo, after an attack by the “Islamic State” on the city.

 

03.09.2015. IRAQ - IS claim to have full control over Baiji as Iraq-i forces withdraw towards Tikrit.

03.09.2015. SYRIA (Daraa Province) - Clashes between Shohadaa al-Yarmouk Brigade against the Islamist factions and Jabhat al-Nusra (al- Qaeda affiliate in Syria) in the vicinity of the town of Sahem al- Golan, west of Daraa.

03.09.2015. SYRIA (Homs province) - Violent clashes between regime forces and IS around Jazal area and Shaer field in the eastern countryside of Homs (west of Palmyra).

03 09.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Clashes between the factions of the operations room of Aleppo against the SAA supported by NDF in al-Ashrafyyeh neighborhood north of Aleppo.

03.09.2015. SYRIA (Damascus) - In addition to their capture of the Al-Bayt Mosque, the Syrian Armed Forces and Hezbollah captured Adhimah Street, which is located directly south of Al-Zabadani’s downtown area. Al-Zabadani is still under the Syrian Armed Forces and Lebanese Resistance’s fire control, as Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham, the Free Syrian Army (FSA), and the Syrian Al-Qaeda group “Jabhat Al-Nusra” remain confined to an area that is reportedly 250 square meters around the city-center.

 

02.09.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo) - Violent clashes between the Nusra Front, Ansar al- Din Front, rebel and Islamic battalions from one side and the SAA supported by NDF, al Quds al Filastini Brigade and Hezbollah in al- Brej area at the northeastern entrance of Aleppo. Also, clashes between the SAA and Islamist factions around the neighborhood of Bani Zeid.

02.09.2015. SYRIA (Hama Province) - Violent clashes between the SAA (backed by Hezbollah, armed villagers and allied militiamen) against Jabhat al- Nusra, Junud al- Sham al- Shishan, the Turkestan Islamic Party and other rebel and Islamist factions around the towns of Tal Waset and al- Mansoura in Sahl al- Ghab.

02.09.2015. SYRIA (Damascus Province) - With the Islamist rebels pinned down inside a small parcel of territory (in the Al-Balad Neighborhood), Syrian Arab Army’s 63rd Brigade of the 4th Mechanized Division and Hezbollah have asserted fire control over the entire city of Al-Zabadani.

 

01.09.2015. IRAQ - Clashes in Baiji Refinery. Reports that multiple areas have been recaptured by Iraq's special forces and Hashd al-Sha'abi.

01.09.2015. IRAQ - Report that Iraq's armed forces have captured IS's sharia court in Ramadi.

01.09.2015. SYRIA (Deir Ez Zor) - Clashes between SAA and IS near Jafrah. - https://youtu.be/pxWbiQdKn8o

01.09.2015. SYRIA (Damascus Province) - Syrian Armed Forces and Hezbollah achieved the break-through that they have been looking for in Al-Zabadani after infiltrating the Islamist rebel positions of Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham, the Free Syrian Army (FSA), and the Syrian Al-Qaeda group “Jabhat Al-Nusra” at the Al-Balad Neighborhood near the city-center.

 

31.08.2015. IRAQ - IS's assault on Haditha and al-Baghdadi repelled.

31.08.2015. IRAQ - Clashes between IS and Iraqi Armed Forces in Barwana, near Haditha.

31.08.2015. SYRIA (Damascus Province) - SAA and Hezbollah take control of Al-Jisr neighbourhood, Al-Idrisi school and Al-Harra Al-Gharbieh road in Al-Zabadani.

 

30.08.2015. IRAQ - Clashes between Iraqi Army and IS in the desert area west of Samarra.

30.08.2015. SYRIA (Palmyra) - IS have reportedly destroyed the Temple of Bel in Palmyra.  - https://youtu.be/v-SDpX35BCE

30.08.2015. IRAQ - Clashes between Iraqi Army and IS in Karma (northeast of Fallujah) and east of Haditha town.

30.08.2015. IRAQ - Clashes between Iraqi Security Forces and IS in Ramadi. - https://youtu.be/zzbyNNcSr7c

30.08.2015. NIGERIA (northeastern state of Borno) - “They (Boko Haram militants) killed 56 people in Baanu village of Nganzai local government [in Borno]. As I am speaking to you their corpses are still littered on the streets of the village because virtually everyone in the village had to run for their lives." - Kashim Shettima, the governor of the restive state, said. Sambisa Forest in Borno is Boko Haram's main hide-out near the Cameroonian border.

30.08.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Clashes between the rebel and Islamic Factions and Jabhat Al-Nusra (al-Qaeda in Levant) against the “Islamic State” on the outskirts of the village of Harjaleh in the northern countryside of Aleppo, after an attempt by members of IS to infiltrate into the area.

30.08.2015. SYRIA (Al-Quneitra Province) - Clashes between the SAA and the militiamen loyal to them against the rebel and Islamic factions in the vicinity of al-Hamidiyyeh town.

30.08.2015. SYRIA (Al-Ghaab Plains) - Violent clashes between the rebel and Islamic Factions, Al-Nusra Front (al-Qaeda in the Levant), Junud al-Cham al-Shishan and the Islamic Turkestan Party against the SAA backed by allied militias in the vicinity of Mansoura town in Sahl al-Ghab at the northwestern countryside of Hama.

 

29.08.2015. SYRIA (Deir Ez Zor Province) - Violent clashes between the SAA and allied militiamen against IS in vicinity the airbase of Deir Ez Zor.

29.08.2015. SYRIA - Ceasefire between SAA and FSA/JN has been broken by FSA/JN and fighting has resumed.

29.08.2015. SYRIA (Al Ghaab Plains) - Violent clashes between the rebel and Islamic Factions, Al-Nusra Front (al-Qaeda in the Levant), Junud al-Sham al-Shishan and the Islamic Turkestan Party against the SAA backed by gunmen loyal to them in Kherbet al-Naqous area in Sahl al-Ghab. Reports are that the SAA has recaptured the town.

29.08.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Violent clashes between rebel and Islamic factions against the “Islamic state” in the village of Tlalin in the northern countryside of Aleppo. Also, violent clashes between members of the “Islamic state” against the rebel and Islamic Factions in the vicinity of Mare’ city.

 

28.08.2015. IRAQ - The US-led Combined Joint Task Force said that Peshmerga fighters have taken full control of more than 200 square kilometers (80 square miles) near the town of Tuz Khurmatu, situated 175 kilometers (110 miles) north of the capital, Baghdad, since August 26, “liberating seven villages.”

28.08.2015. IRAQ (Anbar) - Battle for the Olympic stadium northwest of Ramadi. -  http://youtu.be/eDGsCKgzo1w

28.08.2015. SYRIA (Al-Ghaab Plains) - Syrian Arab Army’s 87th Brigade of the 11th Tank Division (in coordination with the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP) and the National Defense Forces (NDF) ) launched another offensive in the Al-Ghaab Plains to recapture the territory they lost three days ago to the conglomerate of Al-Qaeda affiliates “Jaysh Al-Fateh”. The offensive has started off successfully, as the Syrian Armed Forces have recaptured the town of Khirbat Al-Naqous.

28.08.2015. YEMEN - Saudi airstrikes on targets in Yemen.

28.08.2015. IRAQ - Report that Samarra Island has been recaptured by ISF.

28.08.2015. IRAQ - Clashes between ISF and IS in Baiji. - https://youtu.be/BEXEr1eRETc

28.08.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Clashes between FSA/JN and IS around Mare (north of Aleppo) continue. FSA activist said that IS recaptured Harjalah & Dalhah and lost Sandaf. Clashes between FSA/JN and SAA/NDF in the vicinity of Khan Tuman (south of Aleppo).

 

27.08.2015. YEMEN - Saudi troops enter northern Yemen after Houthi clashes. Saudi commanders insist incursion into northern Yemen is temporary, as troops take up positions overlooking Jizan. - http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/08/saudi-troops-enter-northern-yemen-houthi-clashes-150827075804711.html

27.08.2015. SYRIA (Hasakah Province) - Report that YPG took control of Al-Khatounieh east of Al-Hawl.

 

26.08.2015. SYRIA - For the second time this month, the Syrian Armed Forces/Hezbollah and the Islamist rebels of Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham/Jabhat Al-Nusra have agreed to a 48 hour ceasefire at the resort-city of Al-Zabadani and the two isolated towns of Al-Fou’aa and Kafraya after two weeks of non-stop firefights at these violent fronts.

26.08.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo) - INFO - Factions that make up the "Fateh Halab" are the following: Jaysh Al-Islam, Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham, Harakat Nour Al-Deen Al-Zinki, Jabhat Al-Shamiyah, Liwaa Suqour Al-Jabal (Faylaq Al-Sham faction), the Free Syrian Army’s 101st Brigade, Tajma’ Fastaqam Kama Emrat, Liwaa Ansar Al-Sunnah, and Liwaa Halab Al-Medani.

 

25.08.2015. IRAQ - Report that Iraq's forces retook Tal Abu Jrad and are advancing on the IS stronghold of Siniyah.

25.08.2015. IRAQ (Anbar Province) - Report that Iraq army's 7th Division and local Sunni tribal fighters have liberated the town of Jubbah in Anbar province.

25.08.2015. SAUDI ARABIA - Yemeni/Houthi army capture Saudi post (video) - https://youtu.be/4RG3Gxegn8w

25.08.2015. SYRIA (Damascus Province) - Following their success near the Al-Zabadani Electrical Station, the Lebanese Resistance and Syrian Armed Forces conducted an assault at the Great Mosque of Al-Zabadani against Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham, Jabhat Al-Nusra, and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and were able to impose full-control over this mosque turned military base at this resort-city in the Rif Dimashq Governorate’s western countryside.

25.08.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Conglomerate of Islamist factions “Fateh Halab” (led by Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham and Jaysh Al-Islam) launched a large-scale assault on the northern Aleppo towns of Bashkoy and Duwayr Al-Zeitoun against National Defense Forces (NDF) and Syrian Arab Army (SAA). Reports that Syrian Armed Forces have repelled the attack (“Fateh Halab” retreated to their positions at the nearby town of Rityan).

25.08.2015. SYRIA (Idlib-Al Ghaab Plains) - Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and National Defense Forces (NDF) reportedly withdrew from the towns of Al-Misheek, Al-Ziyarah, Al-Mansoura and Tal Wassit. No explanation was given for the withdrawal from these towns in the Al-Ghaab Plains; however, it was reported that the SAA’s “Tiger Forces” had withdrawn from the Qarqur front to the town of Joureen, leaving the SAA’s 87th Brigade of the 11th Tank Brigade at the Al-Misheek axis.

25.08.2015. LEBANON - Clashes between gunmen from the Jund al-Sham extremist group and the supporters of the Palestinian Fatah movement in the northern sector of the Ain al-Hilweh camp, near the southern Lebanese port city of Sidon, continue.

25.08.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Clashes between the Islamic state against the rebel and Islamic factions in the vicinity of al-Wahshiyyeh village in the northern countryside of Aleppo.

25.08.2015. SYRIA (Damascus Province) - Violent clashes between the SAA, Hezbollah and NDF against Jabhat al- Nusra, the rebel and Islamist factions in the neighborhood of Jobar.

25.08.2015. SYRIA (Idlib-Al Ghaab Plains) - Clashes in Al-Bahsa town, in Al-Ghaab plains.

25.08.2015. SYRIA (Latakia Province) - According to a military source in Latakia, Syrian Armed Forces captured the hilltop at Tal SyriaTal, hill near the peak of Jubb Al-Ahmar in the Prophet Younis Mountain range. Violent clashes between the SAA and militiamen loyal to them against the rebel and Islamic factions in the area between Salma and Doreen in the northern countryside of Latakia.

 

24.08.2015. SOMALIA - Somali government forces have ended the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab’s six-year-long control over a southwestern Godahey village. The operation to retake Godahey lasted three hours and left 12 militants dead, the DPA reported.

24.08.2015. LEBANON - Clashes broke out between gunmen from the Jund al-Sham extremist group and the supporters of the Palestinian Fatah movement, in the northern sector of the Ain al-Hilweh camp near the southern Lebanese port city of Sidon.

24.08.2015. SAUDI ARABIA (Jizan Province) - Saudi Abrams tank and Bradley IFVs (US-made) destroyed by Yemen's army/Houthis in Jizan (outskirts of the city of Al Khubah).  http://youtu.be/a2GR-g9777k

24.08.2015. IRAQ - Clashes in Husaybah, east of Ramadi.

24.08.2015. IRAQ (Western Anbar) - Clashes in Albu Hayat (near Hadithah) and in al-Baghdadi.

24.08.2015. IRAQ - Report that Iraq's flag is raised in 3 villages (Lain, Sharif Abbas & Hashimiyah) west of Samarra.

24.08.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo) - Unfortunately for Jabhat Al-Nusra and the Islamist rebel factions that make up “Ansar Al-Shari’ah”, their surprise assault was eventually repelled by the Syrian Arab Army, National Defense Forces (NDF), and the predominately Palestinian “Liwaa Al-Quds” (Jerusalem Brigades) after six hours of non-stop fighting inside the Al-Zahra Association Quarter.

24.08.2015. SYRIA (Damascus Province) - Syrian Arab Army’s 63rd Brigade (in coordination with Hezbollah, the National Defense Forces (NDF), and the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP) ) conducted a powerful assault on Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham and Jabhat Al-Nusra’s defensive positions at the Ajjan Neighborhood, where they captured 15 buildings en route to the Al-Zabadani Power Station. Fighting is still ongoing between the two opposing sides in Al-Zabadani, as the Syrian Armed Forces and Hezbollah now control almost 90 percent of this resort-city.

24.08.2015. SYRIA (Al-Hasakah Province) - Tal Brak is witnessing violent clashes between IS and YPG (backed by al- Sanadid Army).

24.08.2015. SYRIA (Latakia Province) - Clashes between rebels and SAA around Katf al-Ghanma, Katf al-Jalta, Merkshlia, and Job al-Ahmar near the Nabi Younis hill.

24.08.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Clashes are still taking place between the SAA against the Islamic state in the vicinity of Kweris airbase.

24.08.2015. SYRIA (Latakia Province) - Clashes between the SAA, NDF and armed men loyal to them against the rebel and Islamic factions in Wadi Smako in Qemmat al-Nabi Younes area.

24.08.2015. SYRIA (Idlib Province) - Jabhat Al-Nusra and their allies have launched another attack on the Abu Al-Dhuhour Military Airbase.

24.08.2015. SYRIA (Latakia Province) - Reports that Syrian Armed Forces offensive is conducted from three axes in northeast Latakia: east of the Prophet Younis Mountains at Al-Sakkar and Al-Sarot; Tal Sheikh Mohammad (Kaft Al-Ghaddar and Ghanimah); and Al-Rashwan and Malouhah. According to a military source in Slunfeh, the objective of this large-scale offensive in northeast Latakia is to ultimately seal off the western flank of the Al-Ghaab Plains in order to recapture the strategic towns of Al-Sirmaniyah and Al-Ghaniyah; if captured, the Syrian Armed Forces will be approximately 2km from the city of Jisr Al-Shughour.

 

23.08.2015. SYRIA (Palmyra) - Syrian Arab Army’s 67th Brigade of the 18th Tank Division (in coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF), Liwaa Suqour Al-Sahra (Desert Hawks Brigade), and a contingent from the Tiger Forces) launched a counter-attack at the Jazal Mountains inside the Homs Governorate’s northeastern countryside after the Islamic State (IS) went on the offensive at this front two weeks ago. Syrian Armed Forces reportedly advanced over 500 meters south of the Jazal Mountain chain towards the ancient city of Palmyra (Tadmur) after a series of intense firefights with IS. West of Palmyra, Syrian Armed Forces continued their assault on IS's defenses at the Palmyra Driving School and Al-Qadri Farms.

23.08.2015. SYRIA (Latakia) - Syrian Armed Forces captured hilltops of Tal Al-Madourah, Tal Al-Zi’ytariyah, and Tal ‘Antouz after intense firefights with Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham, the Syrian Al-Qaeda group “Jabhat Al-Nusra” and the Free Syrian Army’s “Coastal Brigades” in the Prophet Younis Mountains of Latakia. Clashes in Ghannam (in northern Latakia).

23.08.2015. SYRIA (Idlib-Al Ghab Plains) - Syrian Arab Army’s “Tiger Forces” (in coordination with the SAA’s 87th Brigade of the 11th Tank Division, the National Defense Forces (NDF), the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP), and Liwaa Assoud Al-Jabal (Lions of the Mountain Brigade) ) continued their offensive inside the northern countryside of the Al-Ghaab Plains, capturing Jubb Al-Za’rzur from the Islamist rebels of Jaysh Al-Fateh (Army of Conquest).

 

22.08.2015. SYRIA (Damascus Province) - Following a violent engagement between the two opposing parties, the Syrian Armed Forces and Lebanese Resistance took complete control of the ‘Umar Al-Farouq Mosque and its surrounding residential buildings after fierce firefights that lasted for over three hours.

22.08.2015. YEMEN-SAUDI ARABIA - Border clashes between Yemen and Saudi armies continue. - https://youtu.be/qvy7VcN3tkI

22.08.2015. SAUDI ARABIA (Jazan) - Confirmed; Yemeni army, backed by the Popular Committees had shot down a Saudi Apache attack helicopter in Jazan region. https://youtu.be/pEwrXyqiJXE

22.08.2015. YEMEN - Saudi led airstrikes on targets in Yemen continue.

22.08.2015. SYRIA (Idlib-Al-Ghab Plains) - Northeast of Al-Bahsa, the SAA’s Tiger Forces carried out another assault on Jaysh Al-Fateh’s positions at the contested town of Qarqur; however, both parties were unable to get an advantage over one another during firefights, despite the intensity of the clashes.

22.08.2015. SYRIA (Homs Province) -  IS launched a powerful assault on the Syrian Armed Forces’ defensive positions at the village of Al-Hawa, where they attempted to repeatedly break-through the latter’s frontlines and capture this area in the Homs Governorate’s eastern countryside; the attack was repelled. IS combatants also attempted to sneak past the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and National Defense Forces’ (NDF) frontline fortifications at the nearby villages of Rahoum and Umm Sahreej; however, they were once again unsuccessful, as the Syrian Armed Forces were able to repel all of the terrorist group’s infiltration attempts.

22.08.2015. SYRIA (Damascus Proovince - Al-Zabadani) - Violent firefight between Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham and Jabhat Al-Nusra combatants against SAA and Hezbollah near the Uthman Neighborhood inside the city’s western sector. Syrian Armed Forces and Hezbollah progress further into Al-Zabadani after they secured a collection of villas en route to the Mahata Roundabout near the city-center. https://youtu.be/_QhnQmSaPN4

 

21.08.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Clashes between rebel and Islamic Factions continue against the "Islamic state” in al-Wahshiyyeh village in the northern countryside of Aleppo.

 

20.08.2015. SYRIA (Idlib) - Reports that the SAA has retaken Qarqur, town in Al-Ghab plains.

20.08.2015. SAUDI ARABIA (Jizan Province) - The Yemeni allied forces managed to take full control of Tuwaileq heights, which lie in Jizan border region. Yemen’s Ansarullah forces and their allied army troops killed several Saudi soldiers after a botched operation to retake two bases in Jarah Valley of Saudi Arabia’s southwestern Jizan region.

20.08.2015. YEMEN-SAUDI ARABIA - Saudi led airstrikes on target in Yemen continue. In the latest attacks, Saudi jets pounded Ma’rib Province. They also carried out a number of raids in Tai’zz, Hajjah, and Sa’ada provinces. Saudi artillery also fired shells across the border.Yemen retaliate by launching ballaistic missile that targeted the al-Wajeb naval base, which is the largest Saudi military facility in the Jizan area. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=196uebYQdPs

20.08.2015. PAKISTAN - According to Turkey's Anadolu Agency, Pakistani troops launched an operation against pro-Taliban militants in the country’s restive region of South Waziristan on Thursday. At least 10 militants and a soldier were killed in the clashes, which took place in the town of Laddah, 30 kilometers (18 miles) off the region’s administrative headquarters in Wana.

20.08.2015. AFGHANISTAN - The Afghan Defense Ministry said in a statement on Thursday that at least 118 Taliban militants were killed and 62 others injured in a series of large-scale security operations carried out in a number of provinces, including Nangarhar, Laghman, Faryab and Helmand, as well as  Khak-i-Jabar and Sorubi districts of the capital, Kabul.

20.08.2015. ISRAEL-SYRIA - Israeli Air Force attacked the cities of Al-Ba’ath, Al-Hamidiyah and Al-Kawm, along with Brigade 90 Base that is used by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) to launch artillery shells into the Jabhat Al-Nusra (Syrian Al-Qaeda group) controlled areas of the Al-Quneitra Governorate. After that, Israeli Air Force has resumed their airstrikes over west Syria, targeting Brigade 68 Base in Khan Al-Sheih (Rif Dimashq Governorate) and Brigade 90 Base in the Al-Quneitra Governorate after a six hour absence that followed their multiple air raids over the Golan Heights earlier today.

20.08.2015. IRAQ (Fallujah) - Reports that leather factory in Halabsa (western outskirts of the city) is retaken by Iraq's forces.

20.08.2015. IRAQ (Baiji) - Intense battles raging between IS and Iraq's Security Forces in multiple neighbourhoods of Baiji city.

20.08.2015. IRAQ (western Ramadi) - Strategic '5 Kilo' town  reportedly captured by Iraq's forces.

20.08.2015. IRAQ (Kirkuk) - Reports of clashes between the Naqshabandi Order (Ba'athists) & IS in Hawijah, SW of Kirkuk.

20.08.2015. SYRIA (Al-Suwayda Province) - Islamic factions clashes against the SAA and militiamen loyal to them in the village of al-Tabeh in al-Lajat area located in the northern countryside.

20.08.2015. SYRIA (Al-Quneitra Province) - Clashes between the SAA and the militiamen loyal to them against the rebel and Islamic factions and Al-Nusra Front (al-Qaeda in the Levant) in the vicinity of the Ba’ath City in the countryside of Al-Quneitra.

20.08.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - SAA bombarded areas of Bani Zaid and al-Layramon amid clashes in the area against rebels. Clashes continued after midnight between IS and SAA around Tal Reman and al-Salhia villages in the eastern countryside in an attempt by the regime to advance towards Kweres military airport amid aerial bombardment on the clashes areas. IS clashed with rebels around Om Hosh village near Mare’ and around al-Wahsheia and Gharnata farms near the infantry school in the northern countryside, confirmed reports of advances for rebels as they took control of al-Wahshia village.

20.08.2015. SYRIA (Damascus Province) - Warplanes bombed the Vehicles Management in Arbin and areas of Harasta, and Madira amid violent clashes in the area between the SAA and rebels backed by Jabhat al-Nusra. Clashes also took place between the two sides around Daraya city and near Duma. Clashes on al-Salam highway near Khan al-Sheikh camp.

20.08.2015. SYRIA (Homs Province) - SAA clashed with IS between al-Qaritin and Mahin towns in the southern eastern countryside. Clashes also took place between the two sides around Jazal and Shaer fields in an attempt by IS to control the oil area.

20.08.2015. SYRIA (Homs Province) - Clashes between SAA and Islamic battalions supported by Jabhat al-Nusra around Talbisa and Tasnin in the northern countryside.

20.08.2015. SYRIA (Hama Province) - Clashes continued around al-Hakoura, al-Zayara, al-Mansoura (and its silos), and al-Mashiak villages in al-Ghab valley between the SAA backed by Hezbollah against Islamic battalions.

20.08.2015. SYRIA (Homs Province) - According to a military source from the Syrian Armed Forces, the Al-Qusayr border-crossing is no longer in danger after the Lebanese Resistance secured the vast territory leading to the city of Hermel in northern Lebanon.

 

19.08.2015. IRAQ (Fallujah) - Iraq's Hashd al-Sha'abi continues to repel IS attacks on Saqlawiyah, NW of Fallujah.

19.08.2015. IRAQ (western Ramadi) - Iraq's forces recaptured the Zeitoun neighbourhood & the general directorate for traffic in Anbar.

19.08.2015. SYRIA (Homs province) - Clashes continue between IS and Hezbollah near Syria-Lebanon border, around Joseh crossing.

19.08.2015. SYRIA (Idlib) - Clashes between NDF and armed committees loyal to government and trained by the leaders of the groups in Hezbollah against Islamic factions and Al-Nusra Front in the vicinity of Kafrayya and al-Fou’aa.

19.08.2015. SYRIA (Damascus Province) - Violent clashes are taking place between the SAA and alled militiamen against the rebel and Islamist factions in the neighborhood of al- Tadamon. Violent clashes between the SAA and allied militiamen against al- Islam Army, al- Rahman Legion, Jabhat al- Nusra, other rebel and Islamist faction around the Vehicle Department near the city of Harasta in the Eastern Ghouta. Clashes between Hezbollah, SAA, Palestinian Liberation army and NDF against the Islamic factions supported by local gunmen in the town of al-Zabadani.

19.08.2015. SYRIA (Hama Province) - Violent clashes between the SAA, backed by Hezbollah, armed villagers and allied militiamen against Jabhat al- Nusra, Jund al- Aqsa, Ahrar al- Sham, Junud al- Sham al- Shishan, Ajnad al- Sham, the Turkestan Islamic Party,  Soqour al- Jabal, Soqour al- Ghab, al- Sham Legion, the Infantry Divisions 111 and 101, Jaysh al- Sunnah  and other rebel and Islamist factions are still taking places around the two villages of al- Msheik, al- Mansora and the town of al- Ziyarah in Sahl al- Ghab in the northwestern countryside of Hama.

19.08.2015. SYRIA (Al Qunietra Province) - Clashes erupted after midnight between the SAA and NDF against the rebel and Islamist factions around the town of al- Hadar in the northern countryside of al- Quneitra. Clashes took place between the rebel and Islamic factions against the SAA and the militiamen loyal to them near al-Ba’ath city and near Western al-Samadanya area

19.08.2015. SYRIA (Deir Ez Zor) - Syrian Armed Forces and IS clashed at the Al-Jubeileh, Al-Rashidiyah, Sheikh Yassine, Al-Kanamat, Al-Arfa, Al-Hamidiyah, Al-Husseiniyah, and Al-Haweeqa Districts of Deir Ezzor City. Fireifghts between the SAA and IS were also reported at the villages of Al-Jafra and Al-Muri’iyah, as IS attempted to gain ground near the Deir Ezzor Military Airport.

19.08.2015. SYRIA (Daraa) - Joint forces of the Free Syrian Army’s “Southern Front Brigades” – led by Jaysh Al-Yarmouk, Firqa Fallujah Houran, Jaysh Al-Yarmouk, and Liwaa Thawar Souriya – attempted to break-through the Syrian Arab Army’s frontline defenses inside and on the outskirts of the provincial capital; however, they were unsuccessful at a number of sites, including Al-Na’imi and tal Za’tar.

19.08.2015. SYRIA (Daraa Province) - Syrian Armed Forces stormed the Free Syrian Army controlled town of Al-Tabbah on Tuesday morning, where they would capture a number of sites from the enemy combatants before they were able to impose full control over this area in the Al-Lajat Plateau on the border of the Al-Sweida Governorate.

19.08.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Clashes between FSA/JN and IS in Marea city and Aleppo infantry academy (north of Aleppo).

 

18.08.2015. IRAQ - Reports that Iraq's forces are advancing towards the Grand Mosque in central Ramadi.

18.08.2015. SYRIA (Idlib) - Al-Ghaab Plains - UPDATE: Reports that SAA has recaptured Misheek and are now clashing with Jaish al-Fateh in the outskirts of Qarqur.

18.08.2015. SYRIA (Latakia) - Clashes between the SAA against the rebel and Islamist factions around Beit Awan area in Jabal al- Turkman in the northern countryside of Lattakia.

18.08.2015. SYRIA (Damascus Province) - Violent clashes  between the SAA, Hezbollah and NDF against Jabhat al- Nusra, the rebel and Islamist factions in the neighborhood of Jobar. Sporadic clashes took places between the SAA and allied militiamen against the rebel and Islamist factions around Basimah area in Wadi Barada. Violent clashes between the local militiamen and Islamist factions against the SAA's Fourth Division, the Palestinian Liberation Army and Hezbollah in al-Zabadani. Clashes in Zabadani video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYmpcv4V1I0&feature=youtu.be

18.08.2015. SYRIA (Idlib) - Syrian Arab Army’s “Tiger Forces” in coordination with the 87th Brigade of the 11th Tank Brigade, National Defense Forces (NDF), and Liwaa Al-Assoud Al-Jabal (Lions of the Mountain Brigade) launched a surprise attack against Jaysh Al-Fateh’s positions in the eastern countryside of the Al-Ghaab Plains and recaptured towns Al-Ziyarah, Tell Waset, Khirbat Al-Naqous and Al-Mansoura. Current firefights are taking place to the east of Al-Mansoura.

18.08.2015. SYRIA (Palmyra) - Syrian Armed Forces are currently pushing for the village of Al-Dalat in order to reposition themselves within 2 km of the ancient city of Palmyra (Tadmur). North of Palmyra, the Syrian Armed Forces carried out a powerful assault on IS positions to the east of the Ancient Palmyra Quarries, capturing over one and a half square kilometers of territory from the IS.

18.08.2015. SYRIA (Deir Ez Zor) - In addition to the fighting at the Al-‘Amal Quarter, the Syrian Armed Forces and IS clashed at the Jubeileh, Al-Haweeqah, Al-Husseiniyeh, Sheikh Yassine, Al-Arfa, and Sheikh Yassine Districts of Deir Ezzor City.

 

17.08.2015. SYRIA (Homs Province) - After nearly seven hours of non-stop firefights with IS, the Syrian Armed Forces were able to repel the IS multiple infiltration attempts into Wadi Al-Abyad, Wadi Al-Zakarah, and the Qasr Al-Hayr Al-Gharbiyah area in the eastern Homs countryside.

17.08.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Violent clashes took place between the rebel and Islamic factions against the Islamic state in the vicinity of the town of Herbel located south of Mare’ town in the northern countryside of Aleppo, after an attack carried out by the Islamic State on the area. Clashes between the same parties in the gas plant area near Dodyan in the northern countryside of Aleppo.

17.08.2015. SYRIA (Al-Quneitra Province) - Clashes between the SAA and militants loyal to them against the rebel and Islamic factions in the vicinity of the towns Om Batneh and al-Hamidiyya in the mid-sector countryside of Al-Quneitra.

17.08.2015. SYRIA (Palmyra) - Violent clashes between the SAA and the militiamen loyal to them against the Islamic state in the vicinity of al-Dowwa area west of the city of Palmyra.

17.08.2015. SYRIA (Rif Dimashq Province) - Violent clashes continue in the city of al-Zabadani between the Islamic factions backed by local gunmen against Hezbollah, the SAA's Fourth Division, Palestinian Liberation Army and NDF in conjunction with continued heavy shelling by the SAA on areas of the city, amid advancement for SAA and their allies in the area.

 

16.08.2015. IRAQ - Reports that the Iraqi Forces have liberated Ramadi Train station.

16.08.2015. IRAQ - Advances reported in Ramadi. Iraq's forces advancing in Hay al-Thubat, Albu Dhiyab, Hay al-Bakr & towards the OpCom HQ.

16.08.2015. SYRIA (Idlib Province) - Clashes between Al-Nusra Front (al-Qaeda in the Levant), Jund al-Aqsa and Islamic factions against NDF and people’s committees under the supervision of the leaders of the groups of Hezbollah in the vicinity of the towns Kafrayya and al-Fou’aa.

16.08.2015. SYRIA (Homs Province) - Clashes between the Jabhat al-Nusra, rebel and Islamic factions against the SAA, NDF and armed loyalists on the outskirts of the village of Tasnin, the land of Talbiseh city and village of Om Sharshoh located in the northern countryside of Homs.

16.08.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Clashes between the Islamic factions and the Islamic state in the city of Mare’ In the northern countryside of Aleppo.

16.08.2015. SYRIA (Rif Dimashq) - Clashes between Islamic factions and the SAA, Hezbollah, the Palestinian Liberation Army and NDF in the city of al-Zabadani continue. Clashes in the vicinity Darayya city between the rebel and Islamic factions against the SAA and militants loyal to them.

16.08.2015. SYRIA (Daraa) - Violent clashes on the eastern outskirts of Daraa city between the rebel and Islamic factions against the SAA and the militiamen loyal to them.

16.08.2015. SYRIA (Al-Quneitra Province) - Clashes between the SAA and the militiamen loyal to them against the rebel and Islamic factions in the vicinity of the town of Hodr in the northern countryside of Quneitra.

16.08.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo) - Violent clashes are between the SAA and allied militiamen against the rebel and Islamist factions on the outskirts of the neighborhoods of Salah al- Din, Seif al- Dawlah and al- Sheikh Kheder in the city of Aleppo. Other clashes took places after midnight between the two military operation rooms of Ansar al- Shari’ah and Fateh Halab against the SAA, Hezbollah, NDF and allied militiamen around al- Rasul al- A’zam and around the court in the neighborhood of Jam’iyyat al- Zahraa northwest of Aleppo. In addition to, violent clashes took places between the SAA, Hezbollah, NDF and allied militiamen against the rebel and Islamist factions in the neighborhood of Karm al- Tarrab near the airbase of al- Nayrab.

 

15.08.2015. SYRIA (Rif Dimashq) - Clashes between the SAA and allied militiamen against the rebel and Islamist factions around the Vehicles Department near the city of Harasta in the Eastern Ghouta.

15.08.2015. SYRIA (Hama Province) - Clashes in al-Bahsa area in Sahl al-Ghab in the northwestern countryside of Hama between the rebel and Islamic factions against the SAA and the militiamen loyal to them.

15.08.2015. SYRIA (Homs Province) - Clashes between SAA and militants loyal to them against the rebel and Islamic factions in the vicinity Talbiseh city in the northern countryside of Homs.

15.08.2015. SYRIA (Daraa) - Clashes between FSA and SAA around Tell Zatar, north-west from Daraa.

15.08.2015. SYRIA (Northern Aleppo) - UPDATE: IS catured Tilalyan town, north of Marea. International coalition is bombarding it trying to force IS fighters to retreat from it.

15.08.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Clashes between the SAA against of the Islamic state in the vicinity Kweris airbase in the eastern countryside of Aleppo.

15.08.2015. SYRIA (Northern Aleppo) - IS attack Marea and Tilalyan towns.

 

14.08.2015. SYRIA (Deir Ez Zor) - Clashes between the SAA and the militiamen loyal to them against the rebel and Islamic factions in the neighborhoods of al-Rashadiyah and al-Hwiqa.

14.08.2015. SYRIA (Al-Suwaida Province) - Clashes between SAA and militiamen loyal to them against the rebel and Islamic factions near the al-Thu’ala airbase.

14.08.2015. SYRIA (Palmyra) - Commander of the Syrian Arab Army’s 67th Brigade of the 18th Tank Division announced the continuation of their offensive to capture the ancient city of Palmyra (Tadmur) during his interview with Al-Mayadeen TV on Thursday.

14.08.2015. SYRIA (Daraa) - Inside Dara’a City, clashes between the SAA’s 132nd Brigade and the Free Syrian Army’s “Southern Front Brigades” were reported at the Al-Manishiyah - Dara’a Al-Balad axis; however, there was no change on the ground.

14.08.2015. SYRIA (Daraa) - Syrian Arab Army’s 132nd Brigade of the 5th Armored Division in coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF) launched a counter-assault at the strategic hilltop of Tal Za’tar (North West from Daraa) after the Islamist rebels of Liwaa Thawar Souriya imposed fire control over the hill just 18 hours prior to this attack. Counter-attack was successful.

 

13.08.2015. SYRIA (Palmyra) - Contingent from the Syrian Arab Army’s “Tiger Forces” (alongside Liwaa Suqour Al-Sahra (Desert Hawks) and Hezbollah) repelled the Islamic State (IS) brief counter-offensive at the imperative town of Jazal, resulting in the aforementioned militants withdrawal towards the Ancient Quarries of Palmyra.

13.08.2015. SYRIA (Homs Province) - Clashes between IS and the SAA continue in the Jazal and Sha’er in the east of Homs. Clashes between the SAA and allied militiamen against IS in the areas around the city of al- Qaryatian and the two towns of Mahin and Horin, southeast of Homs.

13.08.2015. SYRIA (Rif Dimashq) - Clashes in the city of Darayya between the Syrian Arab Army’s 555th Brigade of the 1st Armored Division and the National Defense Forces (NDF) against the Islamist militants of Ajnad Al-Sham at the contested Darayya Association Neighborhood.

13.08.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Clashes between the SAA and allied militiamen against the rebel and Islamist factions on the outskirts of al- Khaldiyyah and al- Leramoun areas.

13.08.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Syrian Armed Forces began a large-scale offensive inside the Deir Hafer Plain of east Aleppo in order to lift the three year long siege of the Kuweires Military Airbase. Situated between Kabaarah to the north and Al-‘Aziziyah to the south, the town of Al-Sabihiyah was captured after the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) advanced from the contested hilltop of Tal Rayman. The assault from Al-Sabihiyah is meant to link the forces from this town with the SAA soldiers attacking from Kabarah.

 

12.08.2015. SYRIA - At 6 A.M. (Damascus Time) on Wednesday morning, a 48 hour ceasefire was implemented in the resort-city of Al-Zabadani (Rif Dimashq Governorate) and the predominately Shi’i towns of Al-Fou’aa and Kafraya (Idlib Governorate) after successful negotiations between the Turkish and Iranian Governments concluded.

12.08.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - IS Captures Umm Al-Hosh in northern Aleppo.

12.08.2015. SYRIA (Rif Dimashq) - Syrian Arab Army’s 63rd Brigade of the 4th Mechanized Division in coordination with Hezbollah, the National Defense Forces (NDF), and the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP) captured the city-center of Al-Zabadani after taking over the remaining building blocks that surround the Imam ‘Ali Mosque.

 

11.08.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo) - Clashes between the SAA supported by al-Ba’eth battalions against the rebel and Islamic factions at the areas between al-Shihan and al-Leramoun and the outskirts of al-Khaldiyyeh neighborhood north of Aleppo. Also, clashes between SAA and militants loyal to them against the rebel and Islamic factions on the outskirts of Bostan al-Qasr, Sayf al-Dawleh and at the outskirts of al-Eza’aa  neighborhood.

11.08.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Violent clashes renewed between the Islamic State against the rebel and Islamic factions at Hwar al-Naher area near Mare’.

 

10.08.2015. SYRIA (Idlib) - Jaysh Al-Fateh launches offensive against Al-Fou’aa and Kafraya. - https://youtu.be/s25eATAO1dc

10.08.2015. SYRIA (Homs Province) - Clashes between the rebel and Islamic factions against the SAA and the militiamen loyal to them in the southern and western side of Talbisa city in the northern countryside of Homs.

10.08.2015. SYRIA (Rif Dimashq) - Clashes between the SAA and allied militiamen against the rebel and Islamist factions around the Darayya city. Violent clashes between the local militiamen and Islamist factions against the SAA's Fourth Division, the Palestinian Liberation Army and Hezbollah in al- Zabadani. Clashes between the SAA and NDF against the rebel and Islamic factions, in the neighborhood of al-Tadamon.

10.08.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Clashes between IS and the SAA around the airbase of Kwayres, east of Aleppo.

10.08.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo) - Violent clashes took places after midnight between the SAA and allied militiamen against the rebel and Islamist factions around the neighborhood of Bani Zeid.

10.08.2015. SYRIA (East Homs) - Following the persistent airstrikes launched by the Syrian Air Force, the SAA’s 550th Brigade and their allies carried out a powerful assault on IS positions at Maheen. SAA declare this city under their complete control. As a result of their success at Al-Maheen, the Syrian Armed Forces advanced to the western axis of Al-Qurayteen, where they are currently engaged in fierce combat during these twilight hours in east Homs.

 

09.08.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Clashes between IS against the rebel and Islamist factions around the village of Om Hosh and the areas of Tlalin, Om al- Qora and Soran in the northern countryside of Aleppo.

09.08.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo) - In addition to their advance at the Suleiman Al-Halabi District, the Syrian Armed Forces also continued their counter-assault at the Bustan Al-Basha District, where they confronted a large contingent from Jabhat Al-Shamiyah near the Sports Stadium. Violent clashes took place after midnight between the SAA and allied militiamen against the rebel and Islamist factions around al- Mohallab barrack.

09.08.2015. SYRIA (Palmyra) - Clashes between the Syrian Armed Forces and IS at the town of Al-‘Abbasiyah, located south of Palmyra.

09.08.2015. YEMEN - Empowered by Saudi-supplied tanks and armored vehicles, the forces supporting the exiled President Hadi have recaptured Zinjibar, the Houthi-held capital of Abyan province. The latest success has come due to an ongoing air bombardment campaign by the coalition air force, as well as fresh heavy weapons supplies to the anti-Houthi forces over the past weeks. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pd5t28HkLqk

09.08.2015. YEMEN - Houthis lost control of the strategic port of Mocha. Earlier this week the pro-Hadi forces seized Al Anad air base and a major Labouza military base, the last one being held by the Houthis in the south of the country.

09.08.2015. SYRIA (Rif Dimashq) - Violent clashes are still taking place in al-Zabadani town near the Syrian – Lebanese border between FSA/JN and Hezbollah/SAA forces. Reports of advancements for the SAA and Hezbollah near Barada mosque in the city. - http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=0e1_1439058752

 

08.08.2015. IRAQ - Urban warfare in Husaybah as Iraq's forces advance on IS in Ramadi. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIo3w25alMA&feature=youtu.be

08.08.2015. YEMEN - Large number of al-Qaeda-affiliated militants were killed when Yemeni forces supported by the popular committees repelled the militants assault against the Karesh region in the same province.

08.08.2015. YEMEN - Yemeni media reports say the Ansarullah fighters managed to kill several militants fighting for Yemen's fugitive former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, in the Masameer district of the southwestern Lahij province.

08.08.2015. YEMEN - Yemeni forces have destroyed a military tank in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern Jizan province in retaliation for Riyadh's military campaign against the Arab country. Some Saudi military equipment were also destroyed or severely damaged after Yemen’s Ansarullah fighters and allied army units launched missiles at a Saudi military base in the region. Yemeni forces have also pounded a Saudi military camp in the southwestern Asir region with a barrage of Grad missiles.

08.08.2015. AFGHANISTAN - Taliban confirmed that militants affiliated with the militant group carried out the deadly offensive against Camp Integrity on the outskirts of Kabul. NATO said in a statement that the attack had claimed the lives of a NATO soldier and eight NATO-contracted Afghan civilians.

08.08.2015. YEMEN - Fighters of the Houthi Ansarullah movement and allied Yemeni army unitsclash with the militants fighting for Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, in the city of Zinjibar, the capital of Abyan. The militants fighting for Hadi, backed by Saudi air cover, were repelled and forced to retreat from the troubled region in the face of strong resistance by the Yemeni forces. Saudi warplanes reportedly conducted nearly 200 airstrikes to target military as well as civilian targets across the troubled region during the fierce fighting. Saudi led airstrikes on targets in Yemen continue.

08.08.2015. SYRIA (Al-Quneitra Province) - Clashes between the SAA and the militiamen loyal to them against the rebel and Islamic factions in the vicinity of the al-Tlul al-Homr and Tal Hamriyyeh at the northern sector of the countryside of Quneitra.

08.08.2015. SYRIA (Homs Province) - Clashes between the SAA against rebel and Islamic battalions around Talbisa.

08.08.2015. SYRIA (Rif Dimashq) - Violent clashes between the SAA and allied militiamen against the rebel and Islamist factions around the city of Darayya in the Western Ghouta. Clashes renewed in Jobar neighborhood.

08.08.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Rebels clashes with IS around Om Hosh village in the northern countryside.

08.08.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo) - Clashes between SAA backed by allied militants against Islamic battalions in al-Rashdin, al-Sakhour, and Jam’ia al-Zahraa neighborhood.

08.08.2015. SYRIA (Hama Province) - Violent clashes between the SAA (backed by Hezbollah, armed villagers and allied militiamen) against Jabhat al- Nusra, Jund al- Aqsa, Ahrar al- Sham, Junud al- Sham al- Shishan, Ajnad al- Sham, the Turkestan Islamic Party,  Sogour al- Jabal, Soqour al- Ghab, al- Sham Legion, the Infantry Divisions 111 and 101, Jaysh al- Sunnah  and other rebel and Islamist factions are still taking place around the villages of al- Bahsa, al- Mshek and outskirts of the town of al- Mansorah in Sahl al- Ghab.

08.08.2015. SYRIA (Homs Province) - Violent clashes between the SAA and allied militiamen against IS in the areas between the city of al- Qaryatain and town of Mahin (southeast of Homs). Also, clashes took place between the SAA and IS around Jazal oil field in an attempt by IS to gain control of the area.

08.08.2015. SYRIA (Al-Hasakah Province) - Clashes between YPG and IS in the area located between the southern outskirts of the city of al-Hasakah and the village of al-Sakra in the south of the city, where IS attacked a YPG checkpoint near al-Ahdath prison. Also, clashes erupted between YPG and IS militants south of the city of Tal Brak.

 

07.08.2015. IRAQ - Iraqi forces (al-Hashd al-Shaabi) in combat against ISIS north of Baiji - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaS_IYC4o8c&feature=youtu.be

07.08.2015. INDIA - New Delhi forces have used live ammunition to disperse hundreds of the demonstrators protesting against the killing of a suspected anti-India fighter in Indian-administered Kashmir. Kashmir lies at the heart of more than 67 years of hostility between India and Pakistan. Both neighbors claim the region in full but have partial control over it.

07.08.2015. YEMEN - Saudi trained and equiped (including Tanks and APC's) forces entered Yemen wia Wadia border crossing. The Saudi led coalition also uses Aden to supply and reinforce pro Hadi forces. https://twitter.com/sakirkhader/status/629189998319935488

The military hardware is reportedly moving toward Marib and Shabwa provinces, where the resistance continues the battle “to expel the Houthis and their allies.”. Earlier this week some 2,800 Arab coalition troops landed in Yemen. The deployment, according to reports, included Saudi special-operations forces, intelligence and logistics personnel in addition to the units from the United Arab Emirates.

07.08.2015. YEMEN - Yemen's al-Qaida branch has exploited the chaos in this embattled country to capture three towns near the southern port city of Aden where pro-government forces have been advancing against Shiite rebels in recent weeks, officials said Thursday. According to witnesses, al-Qaida's black banners were raised over buildings in the towns of Rabat, al-Lahoum and al-Masaabin. Security officials said the extremist group seized government buildings without a fight and turned them into military bases.

07.08.2015. SYRIA (Rif Dimashq) - Violent clashes between the SAA and allied militiamen against the rebel and Islamist factions around the city of Darayya in the Western Ghouta. Clashes continue in Al-Zabadani.

07.08.2015. SYRIA (Northern Aleppo) - Clashes between the rebel and Islamist factions and IS around the two villages of Um Hawsh and Um al-Qora.

07.08.2015. SYRIA (Homs) - Clashes between the SAA and the militiamen loyal to them against the Islamic State in the vicinity of Mahin in the southeastern countryside of Homs.

07.08.2015. SYRIA (Hama) - Violent clashes continue in the vicinity of al-Bahsa village between the rebel and Islamic factions against the SAA and militias loyal to them.

07.08.2015. SYRIA (Deir Ez Zor) - Clashes between SAA and militants loyal to them against the Islamic state in al-Hwiqa neighborhood.

07.08.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo) - Firefights were reported between the Syrian Armed Forces and the Islamist rebels at a number of sites in Aleppo, including the Bani Zayd, Bastan Al-Basha, Al-Layramoun, Al-‘Amariyah, and the Hanano Districts, also violent clashes today between the SAA and NDF against the rebel and Islamic factions in the neighborhood of Salah al-Din.

07.08.2015. SYRIA (Homs) - After 18 hours of non-stop fighting at Qurayteen, the Islamic State has seized control of this ancient Syriac Christian city located inside the Homs Governorate’s eastern countryside after fierce clashes with the National Defense Forces (NDF). Clashes continue in the hills surrounding al-Qaryatayn village.

 

06.08.2015. SYRIA (Idlib) - In addition to their capture of Ziyadeh and Zayzoun, Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham and Jabhat Al-Nusra (in coordination with Ajnad Al-Sham and Jund Al-Aqsa) took full control of the Zayzoun Thermal Plant, forcing the 87th Brigade to withdraw to the south

06.08.2015. YEMEN/SAUDI ARABIA - Border clashes video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hq7aQBMXTH8

06.08.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo) - Clashes between SAA and IS militants around the airbase of Kwayres in the east of Aleppo.

06.08.2015. IRAQ - Hashd al-Sha'abi announce the complete liberation of Husaybah al-Sharqiyah, east of Ramadi.

 

05.08.2015. IRAQ (Eastern Ramadi) - Iraq's armed forces have reached the village of Sijariyah, in Ramadi's eastern suburbs. The eastern push continues.

05.08.2015. SYRIA (Idlib) - Clashes continue in al-Zaiara and al-Mansoura areas in al-Ghab valley, and around A’war and Hamki hills in Jesr al-Shughour between Islamic battalions against SAA backed by Hezbollah and non-Syrian militiamen.

 

04.08.2015. SYRIA (Palmyra) - IS has launched a large-scale offensive in the western countryside of Palmyra, targeting the Syrian Armed Forces at the strategically located city of Qurayteen and the Teefor Airbase. According to a recent field report, the firefights between ISIS and the National Defense Forces are still ongoing; however, the Syrian Arab Army’s 550th Brigade of the 18th Tank Division has reportedly arrived on the scene to assist in the defense of the Qurayteen. The Syrian Arab Army’s 67th Brigade of the 18th Tank Division reportedly carried out a powerful assault at the town of Timsheel.

 

03.08.2015. SYRIA (Idlib/Hama) - After Tall Awar, Syrian Arab Army’s “Tiger Forces” (in coordination with the 87th Brigade of the 11th Tank Division, the 45th Regiment of the 1st Armored Division, and Liwaa Al-Assoud Al-Jabal (Lions of the Mountain Brigade) ) have captured the strategically located hilltop at Tall Hamki in the northeastern countryside of the Al-Ghaab Plains after fierce clashes with the Islamist fighters of Jaysh Al-Fateh. Firefights have also been reported between the Syrian Armed Forces and Jaysh Al-Fateh at the southern axis of Frikka, Al-Sirmaniyah, Al-Shari’ah, and Al-Mansoura.

03.08.2015. SYRIA (Al Hasakah) - Clashes in the countryside of Tal Brak between YPG and IS, and also near al-Melbiyyeh regiment area.

03.08.2015. SYRIA (Deir Ez Zor) - Clashes between SAA and IS in Al-Jaffra area near Deir Ez Zor airbase.

 

02.08.2015. IRAQ - IS attack on al-Shihah, north of Fallujah, has been repelled. Clashes in Southern Ramadi.

02.08.2015. SYRIA (Rif Dimashq) - In addition to the capture of the Mahata neighborhood, the Syrian Armed Forces and Hezbollah made huge strides in the western sector Al-Zabadani, progressing to the strategically located district of Hikmat after Jabhat Al-Nusra and Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham’s defensive frontlines were fractured by the SAA, resulting in the Islamist rebels retreat to this area.

 

01.08.2015. SYRIA (Hasakah) - The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and paramilitary National Defense Forces (NDF) forced the Islamic State militants out of the eastern Syrian city of Hasakah after days of fierce battles, hereby declaring the city a ‘safe zone’ with no trace of IS militants.

 

31.07.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Violent clashes between Jabhat al-Nusra and fighters of the rebel factions, where Jabhat al-Nusra launched an attack on headquarters of rebel factions this morning, including the Division 30 around the city of I’zaz north of Aleppo, accompanied by US-led coalition airstrikes on the Nusra headquarters.

31.07.2015. SAUDI ARABIA - Yemeni army, popular committees pound three Saudi military sites with 23 rockets.

31.07.2015. YEMEN - Saudi warplanes carry out airstrikes on Alam, Dar Sa'd,Bir Ahmad districts of Sa'ada province and Hebal valley in Saqayn district of Sa'ada province. Airstrikes, also, on ancient dam,Ishraf, Sarouh districts in Ma'rib prov.

31.07.2015. SYRIA (Al Hasakah) - Clashes continue between SAA and YPG against IS militants in south part of the city.

31.07.2015. SYRIA (Rif Dimashq) - Syrian Arab Army’s 63rd Brigade of the 4th Mechanized Division and Hezbollah took complete control of the Barada Mosque after fierce clashes with the Islamist rebel forces in the western sector of Al-Zabadani. Firefights were also reported between the Syrian Armed Forces and Jabhat Al-Nusra at the northern sector of Al-Madaya.

31.07.2015. SYRIA (Idlib) - Syrian Arab Army’s 87th Brigade of the 11th Tank Division in coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF) recaptured the town of Zayzoun in the Al-Ghaab Plains of the Idlib Governorste.

 

30.07.2015. SYRIA (Al Raqqa) - Violent clashes took place between IS and YPG at the Euphrates banks near the town of Serrin.

30.07.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo) - Clashes between FSA backed by JN against SAA backed by NDF, Hezbollah and non Syrian militants in al-Brej area in the northern eastern countryside.

30.07.2015. SYRIA (Rif Dimashq) - Clashes continued around al-Zabadani between Syrian Arab Army’s 63rd Brigade of the 4th Mechanized Division and Hezbollah against Jabhat Al-Nusra and their allied militia (Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham and the Free Syrian Army’s “Liwaa Suqour Al-Zabadani” (Al-Zabadani Hawks Brigade)). Syrian Armed Forces and Hezbollah continued their march along Jamal ‘Abdel-Nasser Street, capturing more buildings near the Al-Zabadani Bus Station. Following their ambush of Jabhat Al-Nusra, the Syrian Armed Forces and Hezbollah pressed the Islamist rebel contingents to the east of Barada Street.

30.07.2015. SYRIA (Hama) - Jabhat Al-Nusra and Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham were unable to maintain their defensive positions; this allowed for the Syrian Armed Forces to take full control of Al-Mansoura Hill before they were able to capture the town of Al-Mansoura. With Al-Mansoura and Khirbat Al-Naqous under their control once again, the Syrian Armed Forces captured Tal Al-Dayr and Tal Barki after fierce clashes with Jabhat Al-Nusra.

 

29.07.2015. YEMEN - Saudi Arabia conducts several airstrikes and rocket attacks against Yemen.

29.07.2015. SYRIA (Palmyra) - Clashes between IS and the SAA in al- Dawwah area, west of Palmyra.

29.07.2015. SYRIA (Quneitra province) - The ongoing clashes between SAA and allied militiamen against Jabhat al- Nusra, the rebel and Islamist factions are still taking place around the town of Jbata al- Khashab in the northern sector of al- Quneitera countryside.

29.07.2015. SYRIA (Daraa) - Violent clashes between IS-pledged allegiance brigade of Shohadaa al- Yarmouk Brigade against Jabhat al- Nusra and the Islamist factions in the western countryside of Daraa.

29.07.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo) - Clashes between SAA and IS in the vicinity of Kwires airbase in eastern countryside of Aleppo.

29.07.2015. SYRIA (Quneitra Province) - Clashes are renewed between the SAA and the militiamen loyal to them against the rebel and Islamic factions in the vicinity of Tall al-Hamriyyeh near Hodr town in the northern countryside of Al-Quneitra after an attack by the rebel and Islamic factions on the area.

29.07.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo) - Clashes between the rebel and Islamic factions against the SAA and the militiamen loyal to them on the outskirts of al-Rashedin neighborhood west.

29.07.2015. SYRIA (Rif Dimashq) - Clashes in Al Zabadani.

29.07.2015. YEMEN - On Sunday, the national Yemeni army seized back control over nearly a dozen military bases in the Southern parts of Yemen after heavy clashes with Al-Qaeda militants and forces loyal to fugitive president Mansour Hadi.The Yemeni forces also won back 10 military bases from militants’ control in the town of Mudiyah in Abyan province, Southern Yemen.Moreover, tens of al-Qaeda militants and gunmen loyal to fugitive President Abed-Rabbu Mansour Hadi were killed in heavy clashes with the Yemeni forces.In a similar development on Saturday, the Yemeni forces seized back 10 other military bases in Lawdar in Abyan province.Meantime, sources announced that the Yemeni army and the popular committees held over 80 Al-Qaeda terrorists captive in Aden province.Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for 125 days now to restore power to Hadi, who stepped down in January and refused to reconsider the decision.

29.07.2015. YEMEN/SAUDI ARABIA - “The Yemeni army and popular committees destroyed al-Mamout and al-Radif military bases in Jizan of Saudi Arabia,” the Yemeni defense ministry announced on Tuesday.

29.07.2015. SYRIA (Hama) - Syrian Armed Forces struck back at Tal Wassit and Ziyarah, killing two dozen enemy combatants from Jaysh Al-Fateh before they were able to impose full control over these towns in the Al-Ghaab Plains of the Hama Governorate.

29.07.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo) - Clashes took place after midnight between the rebel and Islamic battalions against the SAA supported by NDF, al Quds al Filastini Brigade, Hezbollah and Shia fighters from Iran and Afghanistan around the village of al- Sheikh Najjar in in the east of Aleppo, accompanied by shelling by the regime forces on the neighborhoods of al- Haydariyyah and Masaken Hanano. Also, clashes took place after midnight between the SAA and NDF against the rebel and Islamist factions in the area between al- Leramonn and Shihan north of Aleppo.

 

28.07.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo) - Clashes between IS against the rebel and Islamist factions near the Infantry Academy in the northern countryside of Aleppo.

28.07.2015. SYRIA (Deir Ez Zor) - Firefights between the Syrian Armed Forces and IS were reported at the Al-Jafra, Al-Jubeileh, Al-Rashidiyah, Sheikh Yasseen, Al-Husseiniyeh, Al-Kanamat, and Al-Hamidiyah Quarters of Deir Ezzor City.

28.07.2015. SYRIA (Rif Dimashq) - Clashes in Al Zabadani between SAA/Hezbollah and JN/FSA. Clashes between the SAA and allied militiamen against the rebel and Islamist factions near the town of Biqqin.

28.07.2015. SYRIA (Idlib) - Jaysh Al-Fateh have regrouped and captured the strategic hills of Tal Khattab, Tal ‘Awar, and Tal Hamka; along with the towns of Frikka, Mushayrafah, Salat Al-Zuhour, and Zayzoun after the Syrian Arab Army’s 87th Brigade of the 11th Tank Division withdrew from this stretch of agricultural lands in the Idlib Governorate.

28.07.2015. SYRIA (Damascus) - Clashes between SAA supported by NDF against FSA and JN in Jobar.

 

27.07.2015. IRAQ - Clashes between IS and Iraq Security Forces in Ramadi. Reports that ISF stormed & captured the Anbar University complex in southern Ramadi today.

27.07.2015. IRAQ - Clashes in the eastern outskirts of Fallujah. Hashd al-Sha'abi is advancing.

27.07.2015. SYRIA (Palmyra) - Clashes between the SAA and the militiamen loyal to them against the IS in the vicinity of Palmyra amid advancement for the SAA and controlling some high lands near Palmyra city which enable them to cover their troops and monitor the members of the IS in the vicinity of Palmyra city.

27.07.2015. SYRIA (Hasakah) - IS are still trying to resist in the neighborhood of al- Zohour which is its last place in the southern part of the city of al- Hasakah after the SAA, backed by NDF and allied militiamen, and YPG, backed by al- Sanadid Army on the other advanced in the neighborhood of al- Nashwah, most of the southern part of the city of al- Hasakah, where the two parties have retaken the whole neighborhood of the Western Nashawah (except some building located on the outskirts of the neighborhood), the Sport City, the House of Culture, the children hospital, the Electricity Directorate, al- Ahdath prison, al- Sakan al- Shababi, the neighborhoods of the Eastern Nashwah, al- Layliyyah and Geweran, thus the presence of IS is confined to the neighborhood of al- Zohour.

 

26.07.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo) - Clashes are taking place between the SAA and the militiamen loyal to them against the rebel and Islamic factions in the vicinity of Hanano barrack east of Aleppo.

26.07.2015. SYRIA (Quneitra) - Hadar town in the northern countryside is witnessing continued clashes between Islamic battalions and SAA.

26.07.2015. YEMEN - Saudi missile and airstrikes on targets in Yemen.

 

7.07.2015. YEMEN - Saudi airstrikes on targets in Yemen.

7.07.2015. IRAQ - Heavy clashes being reported this morning in Haditha district (western Anbar) between Iraq's forces and IS.

7.07.2015. IRAQ - Iraqi forces are now 5km from Fallujah's city centre after gains in the city's northern outskirts. [According to Saraya al-Jihad, a Hashd group].

7.07.2015. IRAQ - Shiha & Sijar villages recaptured by Iraq's forces.

7.07.2015. SYRIA (Rif Dimashq) - Clashes persisting at Al-Zabadani, especially around the Barada Mosque and the Al-Huda Mosque; it’s highly likely that the SAA and Hezbollah forces will seize the city in the coming days.

7.07.2015. SYRIA (Homs Province) - Violent clashes took place yesterday night between the SAA and allied militiamen against IS around the city of al- Qaryatein located on the road between Damascus and Palmyra east of Homs.

7.07.2015. SYRIA (Al-Raqqa Province) - Violent clashes between YPG (backed by intense airstrikes by US- led coalition warplanes) and IS in north, northeast and west of the IS held city of Ayn Isa,reports of YPG advances in the area. YPG (backed by the coalition airstrikes) have retaken the town of al- Sharakrak and 10 villages located northeast of the city of Ayn Isa.

7.07.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo) - After clashes inside the eastern corridor of the Scientific Research Facility, the Syrian Armed Forces were able to retake the central compound of the building. Despite the intensity of the VBIED (vehicle borne improvised explosive devise) that struck the Air Force Intelligence building, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) soldiers entrenched around the Al-Zahra Quarter’s western neighborhoods were able to maintain their positions and push-out the encroaching enemy combatants from the Jabhat Al-Nusra and Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham. Violent clashes in al-Leramoun area between the rebel and Islamic factions against the SAA supported by al-Ba’eth battalions.

 

6.07.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo) - Violent clashes between Soqor al- Jabal Brigade, Nor al- Din Zinki Movement and al- Huriyyah Islamic Brigade from one side against the SAA, backed by Hezbollah and the people’s committees, on the other are still taking place in the Scientific Research area. Other clashes took place between the SAA, backed by Hezbollah and the people’s committees, against the rebel and Islamic battalions around al- Rasul al- A’zam mosque in the neighborhood of Jam’iyyat al- Zahraa west of Aleppo. Clashes erupted after midnight between IS and the Islamic battalions around the village of al- Bol north of Aleppo.

6.07.2015. SYRIA (Hasakah) - Violent clashes reported between the SAA and IS around the Sport City near the neighborhood of al- Nashwah.

6.07.2015. SYRIA (Al-Raqqa-Al Hasakah) - IS started its attack on YPG positions in the area that expands from the south of Aalya on the outskirts of al- Hasakah province to the vicinity of Serrin area southeast of the city of Ayn al- Arab ("Kobani") passing through the province of al- Raqqa.

6.07.2015. SYRIA (Al Raqqa) - IS forces had taken the town of Ain Issa and surrounding areas from the YPG.

6.07.2015. IRAQ - Iraq's forces & Jughayfa tribesmen repelled a IS assault on Haditha Dam.

6.07.2015. IRAQ - Reports that Iraq's forces have liberated the villages of Gheenan, 'Arifa, Albu Mutiri & the Sulayman al-Khalaf intersection in Saqlawiyah.

6.07.2015. IRAQ - Iraq's forces and the Hashd al-Sha'abi targeted the villages of Albu Sigil, Sijar, Zaghariyah and Saqlawiyah's cemetery.

6.07.2015. IRAQ - Heavy fighting in Baiji, Karma, Haditha and Saqlawiyah.

6.07.2015. IRAQ - Iraq's forces have liberated the strategically vital Yabani (Japanese) bridge in eastern Anbar.

6.07.2015. SYRIA (Al Raqqa) - Clashes between YPG and IS in Tal Abiad southern eastern countryside and in the southern countryside of Ayn al-Arab ("Kobani").

6.07.2015. SYRIA (Hasakah province) - Clashes between IS and YPG in the southern countryside of Tal Brak, also clashes between two sides in the southern countryside of Tal Hamis.

6.07.2015. SYRIA (Hama province) - Clashes between the SAA backed by Hezbollah against Islamic battalions and Jabhat al-Nusra in al-Dallak and al-Sathiat areas in the southern eastern countryside.

6.07.2015. SYRIA (Rif Dimashq) - Clashes continued in Jobar neighborhood between the SAA backed by Hezbollah against Islamic battalions and Jabhat al-Nusra. Clashes continue between the SAA backed by Hezbollah against Islamic battalions and Jabhat al-Nusra around al-Zabdani, in an attempt by the SAA to advance in the area, reports of taking over some buildings southeast of the city.

6.07.2015. SYRIA (Deir Ez Zor) - Clashes between IS and SAA in al-Huwayqa neighborhood.

6.07.2015. SYRIA (Homs province) - Clashes between IS and SAA around al-Biarat of Palmyra and Shaer field.

 

5.07.2015. SYRIA (Rif Dimasq) - Fighting in Zabadani video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkQULPVWaZQ&feature=youtu.be

5.07.2015. SYRIA (Hasakah) - The predominately Kurdish “People’s Protection Units” (YPG) took control of the Military Housing District and the Al-Hasakah School after Syrian security forces conceded the area to the latter. IS followed up with an assault on the district; however, the attack was repelled by the YPG.

5.07.2015. SYRIA (Hasakah) - Clashes in the southern and eastern sectors of the city, IS attacking the Syrian Armed Forces at the Sports City, Al-Ghuweiran Quarter, east Al-Nishwa Quarter, Al-Zuhour Quarter, the Panorama Roundabout, the Power Plant, and the Al-Ahdath Juvenile Detention Facility. At the Al-Zuhour Quarter, the IS combatants attack the Syrian Armed Forces frontline defenses, where they penetrated from their positions at the western flank; this resulted in the Syrian Arab Air Force (SAAF) conducting a number of airstrikes to assist the Syrian Arab Army’s 154th Brigade of the 4th Mechanized Division retake their lost territory. At other fronts the militants from IS were unsuccessful in breaching the Syrian Armed Forces’ defenses.

5.07.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo) - In addition to the fighting at Al-Zahra and the New Aleppo District, the militants from Ansar Al-Shari’ah clashed with the Syrian Armed Forces at the Al-Khalidiyah-Al-Layramoun axis, Nile Street, and Al-Rusafa Street inside the Al-Ashrafiyah Quarter; however, the Islamist combatants did not progress at any of these fronts.

 

4.07.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo-update) - Reports of clashes in Research Facility west of Aleppo (SAA counter-attack). SAA hold east side,  Ansar Al-Shari’ah hold west side.

4.07.2015. SYRIA (Rif Dimashq-update) - Following their capture of Qal’at Al-Tal, the Lebanese Resistance and the National Defense Forces took the offensive at Qal’at Al-Zahra and Bina’ Al-Kuwaiti in the small village of Al-Jami’yat, where they were able to impose full control over this area in the West Hills on the border of Al-Zabadani after engaging the militants of Jabhat Al-Nusra and Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham.

4.07.2015. YEMEN/SAUDI ARABIA - Reports that the Yemen army and popular commitees stormed on Friday the Saudi Jalah military site in Jizan province and bombarded al-Duwd, al-Khuba and al-Qusaibat Saudi military sites. Saudi airstrikes continue.

4.07.2015. IRAQ - Iraqi Security Forces (Hashd al-Sha'abi fighters) have captured Karmah (NE from Fallujah).

4.07.2015. SYRIA (Daraa) - Clashes between Shohadaa al- Yarmouk Brigade against Jabahat al- Nusra, rebel and Islamic battalions in the western countryside of Daraa, where violent clashes are taking place between the two sides near Sahem al- Golan dam, around al- Allan area, around the town of Ayn Zeker and near the town of al- Qseir in an attempt by the Brigade to retake areas lost before.

4.07.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo) - The fighters of Soqor al- Jabal Brigade, Nor al- Din Zinki Movement and al- Huriyyah Islamic Brigade seized the Scientific Research Center west of Aleppo after violent clashes with the SAA and allied militiamen. Clashes are still taking place between the factions of the military operation room of Anasar al- Sharia against SAA and allied militiamen in the neighborhood of Jam’eyyit al- Zahraa, reports that the SAA have retaken some points that they lost before.

4.07.2015. SYRIA (Homs Province) - Violent clashes erupted yesterday night between the SAA and allied militiamen against Jabhat al- Nusra, the rebel and Islamic battalions west of Talbisah.

4.07.2015. SYRIA (Hasakah) - Clashes erupted yesterday night between the SAA and allied militiamen against IS on the southern outskirts of the city of al- Hasakah, reports of advancement for the SAA in the area.

4.07.2015. SYRIA (Rif Dimashq) - Clashes between the SAA and allied militiamen against the FSA and Al Nusra have continued around the city of al- Zabadani.

 

3.07.2015. SYRIA (Sweida) - Druze Civil Defense Forces in coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF) and Jaysh Al-Muwahiddeen (Druze Army) attacked an IS gathering in the village of Shaqa.Further to north, the Druze Civil Defense Forces attacked the IS militants at the hills of Tal Saad and Makab Al-Nifiyat in Tal Bashayna. Druze Civil Defense Forces were able to defeat the militants from IS at Tal Bashayna after a series of firefights. To the northwest, the Syrian Al-Qaeda group “Jabhat Al-Nusra” alongside Jaysh Al-Yarmouk attacked the predominately Druze city of ‘Ara.

3.07.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo-update) - Ansar Al-Shari’yah conducted another powerful assault at the western districts of Aleppo City, where they made a strategic push into the well-fortified Scientific Research building in the New Aleppo District, capturing the western perimeter of the facility. Syrian Armed Forces did achieve some success from their counter-assault in the southern districts of Aleppo City, where they have reportedly secured all of the Al-Salahiddeen District after fierce clashes with Jabhat Al-Nusra. In addition to the fighting at the Al-Zahra Association District, firefights were also reported inside Al-Rashiddeen, Al-Khalidiyah, New Aleppo, and Al-Ashrafiyah firefights are still ongoing between the Syrian Armed Forces and Ansar Al-Shari’ah.

3.07.2015. SYRIA (Hasakah) - Clashes continue between the SAA and the militiamen loyal to them against IS near the Panorama roundabout area and the southern outskirts of Al-Hasakah city.

3.07.2015. SYRIA (Al Raqqa) - Clashes reported between YPG supported by rebel battalions and the coalition warplanes against IS southwest Tal Abyad town in the northern countryside of Al-Raqqah amid advancement for YPG and rebel battalions and controlling two villages, both parties had other clashes in southern countryside of Ayn al-Arab (Kobani), where YPG took control over areas used to be IS controlled areas.

3.07.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo) - Newly formed coalition of Islamist factions “Ansār as-Sharī’a” (formed out of conglomeration of opposition forces, including the Syrian Al-Qaeda group “Jabhat Al-Nusra” and the Al-Qaeda affiliated group Ahrar ash-Sham) attacked the Syrian Armed Forces at the Al-Khalidiyah District, Al-Zahra Association Quarter, and Al-Ashrafiyah District.

3.07.2015. SYRIA (Rif Dimashq) - The Syrian Arab Army’s 4th Mechanized Division in coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF) and Hezbollah conducted a powerful assault on the east hills of Al-Zabadani, where they captured the strategic hill of Tal Al-Malta, along with a number small hills that are adjacent to the resort-city of Bloudan to the east. Clashes reported between the SAA supported by Popular Front – General Command against IS in the vicinity of al-Yarmouk camp. Clashes between the rebel and Islamic factions and Jabhat Al-Nusra (al-Qaeda in Levant) against IS in the eastern Qalamoun area.

 

2.07.2015. SYRIA (Daraa) - In addition to their assault on the town of Saida on Thursday morning, the Syrian Arab Army’s 7th Mechanized Division in coordination with the National Defense Forces and the Palestine Liberation Army carried out an assault on the Free Syrian Army’s “Southern Front” at the towns of Khirbat and Jabeeb.

2.07.2015. SYRIA (Daraa) - Fierce clashes were reported at Itman’s outskirts; a strategic city in which militants are battling to take in order to cut the army’s supply route. The Southern Front has yet to take any positions on the Damascus-Daraa Highway, which is still in full control of the Syrian Arab Army.

2.07.2015. SYRIA (Hasakah) - The YPG has taken full-control of the Murshou Hospital and the Al-Hasakah Firehouse near the Al-‘Aziziyah District after they stormed the facility and arrested members of the National Defense Forces (NDF); the reason for the apprehension of the NDF fighters has not been determined nor has the purpose for their abrupt assault.

2.07.2015. SYRIA (Hasakah) - Clashes between SAA and IS in Al-Khabour and Al-Naswah Districts in the western sector of the provincial capital.

2.07.2015. SYRIA (Hasakah) - Field update - Syrian Armed Forces control: Panorama Roundabout (fierce clashes are still ongoing here, but the Syrian Armed Forces are still in full control), Martyrs Cemetery: (field source has confirmed that the Syrian Armed Forces are in full control), Al-Ahdath Juvenile Detention Facility (SAA in full control), Al-Hasakah Power Plant (no IS insurgents infiltrated here), Al-Ghuweiran District (this district is under full control, Al-Khabou (Syrian Army in full control), Al-Watwatiyah (Syrian Army in full control), Touq Al-Malah (Syrian Army in full control)   Under IS control:  Al-Nishwa District (the only district under their full control in Al-Hasakah), Abu Bakr District (IS controls all of the eastern sector and 90% of the western sector)  Under YPG control: Al-‘Aziziyah District (the YPG fully controls this District), Al-Ghazal Checkpoint (No infiltration here, YPG in ful-control), Al-Sabbagh, Khashamat, Industrial District, Al-Salihiyah, Mushrafiyah.

 

1.07.2015. YEMEN/SAUDI ARABIA - Yemen army and popular committees stormed Al-Jahlah military location in the Saudi Thahran Al-Janoub region and managed to destroy a BMP vehicle and a military equipment.

1.07.2015. IRAQ - Iraq's forces attacked IS positions southwest of Fallujah and north of Amiriyat al-Fallujah.

1.07.2015. SYRIA (Rif Dimashq) - Jabhat Al-Nusra in coordination with Jaysh Al-Islam (Army of Islam) and contingents from the Free Syrian Army (FSA) conducted a powerful assault on the Syrian Arab Army controlled “68th Brigade” base and Tal Abousiyah hill (SAA army positions) at the strategic city of Khan Al-Sheih in the West Ghouta  (collection of farms) of the Rif Dimashq Governorate. The assault was repelled.

1.07.2015. IRAQ (Diyala) - Hashd al-Sha'abi launches operations to fully secure villages in the Qara Tappah region of Diyala province.

1.07.2015. SYRIA (Sweida) - Druze Civil Defense and their allies attacked IS frontline positions at Tal Bashaynat. In addition to their assault on IS positions at the northeastern flank, the Druze Civil Defense Forces have joined the SAA’s 5th Armored Division in protecting the Khalkhalakh Military Airbase in the northwestern countryside of Al-Sweida.

 

30.06.2015. SYRIA (Hasakah-update) - Following a six hour firefight in the northeastern sector of the Al-Ghuweiran District, the Syrian Armed Forces were finally able to secure the area after forcing the militants from IS to withdraw to the nearby Abu Bakr Hills at the eastern outskirts of the provincial capital. Meanwhile, at the northwestern sector of the provincial capital, the YPG was able to completely secure the Al-‘Aziziyeh District after a brief firefight with IS militants in the morning. At the Al-Nishwa District in southwestern Al-Hasakah City, the Syrian Armed Forces and IS clashed for the eighth day in a row, as the IS continued their persistent assault at the Al-Hasakah Villas area.

30.06.2015. SYRIA (Homs) - IS launched assault near the imperative city of Al-Salamiyah on Tuesday morning; the targets were the towns of ‘Ayn Al-Nisr, Tal ‘Umri, and Al-Quneitrat. The attack was repelled.

30.06.2015. SYRIA (Al Raqqa) - Following their assault on the eastern district of Tal Abyad, the militants from IS declared full-control of this area after a series of clashes with the YPG and the Free Syrian Army (FSA). According to social media activists from both parties, firefights are still ongoing between the YPG and IS inside the city of Tal Abyad.

30.06.2015. YEMEN/SAUDI ARABIA - Saudi airstrikes on targets in Yemen continue.  The Yemeni army forces launched a Scud missile against the Saudi Al-Salsabil military base in Wadi Al-Dawasir in Riyadh. Spokesperson of the army forces brigadier Sharaf Luqman said in a statement to Saba that the missile hit its target precisely.

30.06.2015. SYRIA (Hasakah) - Clashes between the SAA and the militiamen loyal to them against IS in the outskirts of al-Nashweh neighborhood in the south of Al-Hasakah city.

 

29.06.2015. YEMEN/SAUDI ARABIA - Saudi airstrikes on targets in Yemen. The Yemen army and popular committees launched Gerad missiles on Suwailah military camp in Najran and al-Ma'ayan military site in Jizan. They also targeted Saudi military gatherings with Najm al-Thaqeb in al-Khuba in Jizan, Qarn Khabash and Nahuqah military site in Najran.

29.06.2015. IRAQ - IS militants assault on the 'Alas & Ajil oilfields near Tikrit has been repelled.

29.06.2015. IRAQ - Liwa al-Muntadhar (Hashd) announce that the Tharthar Dam area is now fully secure/under Iraq forces control.

29.06.2015. IRAQ (Baiji-update) - Iraq's special forces supported by Several Hashd al-Sha'abi groups (Asa'ib AH, Kata'ib Hizballah, Kata'ib Jund al-Imam, Liwa Ali al-Akbar, Kata'ib Sayyid al-Shuhada) are in control of Baiji.

29.06.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo) - Jabhat Al-Nusra in coordination with their allies from Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham and Jaysh Al-Mujahiddeen attack Al-Nayrab Military Airbase in east Aleppo, resulting in a violent confrontation with the National Defense Forces (NDF), Liwaa Al-Quds (Jerusalem Brigades), and the Syrian Arab Army at the western perimeter of the base. Attack was repelled. Syrian Armed Forces launched their own assault on the militant groups inside the provincial capital, attacking Jabhat Al-Nusra at Radio Broadcast Tower at the western sector of the city. The attack was repelled. Also in west Aleppo, the Syrian Armed Forces targeted the militants of Jabhat Al-Nusra at the Al-Hikmat School near the Al-Rashideen District, killing seven enemy combatants before securing the eastern corridor of the educational facility. Fierce clashes were reported between the Syrian Arab Army and Jabhat Al-Nusra at the Al-Layramoun-Al-Khalidiyah axis in northern Aleppo.

29.06.2015. SYRIA (Hasakah) - Syrian Arab Army’s 123rd Brigade of the 3rd Armored Division in coordination with the 104th Airborne Brigade of the Republican Guard, the National Defense Forces (NDF), Al-Ba’ath Battalions (Kata’eb Al-Ba’ath), and the Sootooro Brigade (Assyrian militia) have launched a counter-assault on the militants of the Islamic State and captured the Ghuweiran Sports City.

29.06.2015. YEMEN/SAUDI ARABIA - Yemen’s Ansarullah fighters and allied army units launched missile attacks on three Saudi military bases on the southwestern border Najran province, as retaliation for Saudi airstrikes on targets in Yemen.

29.06.2015. IRAQ (Baiji) - Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq engaging IS in street-to-street, house-to-house battles in Baiji.

29.06.2015. SYRIA (Sweida) - In addition to their capture of Tal Sheikh Al-Hussein and the Al-Kuwaiti Farms, the Druze Civil Defense Forces and the Syrian Arab Army captured the hill of Tal Hajjar after the militants from the FSA’s Southern Front withdrew across the border to the Dara’a Governorate.

 

28.06.2015. SYRIA (Hasakah) - Syrian Arab Army’s 123rd Brigade of the 3rd Armored Division in coordination with the 104th Airborne Brigade of the Republican Guard, the National Defense Forces (NDF), the Al-Ba’ath Battalions, and the Gozarto Protection Forces (Assyrian militias) carried out a counter-assault at the Al-Ghuweran District of Al-Hasakah City, killing 31 enemy combatants from IS, while also destroying three of their armored vehicles before they completely secured this area. Despite IS persistency to infiltrate into the city-center of  the provincial capital, the Syrian Armed Forces have been able to maintain their defensive positions and force IS militants to withdrawal to the western sector of the Al-Nashwa District.

28.06.2015. AFGHANISTAN - At least 12 people have been killed in clashes between the Taliban and the IS militants in eastern Afghanistan. Authorities in the Afghan Defense Ministry said that the fighting took place in the Zawa area of Khogyani District in Nangarhar Province.

28.06.2015. SYRIA (Rif Dimashq) - Clashes between the SAA and the militiamen loyal to them against the rebel and Islamic factions near Erbeen city in the Eastern Ghouta.

28.06.2015. SYRIA (Hasakah) - Clashes are taking place between the SAA and the militiamen loyal to them against IS on the outskirts of al-Nashwa neighborhood near the central prison and criminal security in the south section of Al-Hasakah city. Other clashes are taking place between YPG against IS on the eastern outskirts of Ghwyran neighborhood southeast of Al-Hasakah city, coincided with SAA shelling and airstrikes on IS controlled areas in the southern section of city.

28.06.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo province) - Clashes between IS and YPG near Seren turning in the southern countryside, reports of advances for YPG in the area.

28.06.2015. SYRIA (Homs province) - Clashes between the SAA and Islamic battalions west of Talbisa.

28.06.2015. SYRIA - (Al Raqqa - Ayl Al Arab ("Kobane")) - Ppredominately Kurdish “People’s Protection Units” (YPG) pushed the IS militants group back to Turkey, while also securing the strategic border-crossing into this part of northern Syria.

 

27.06.2015. SYRIA (Ayn Al Arab ("Kobani") - YPG retakes the whole city of Ayn al- Arab (Kobani).

27.06.2015. SYRIA (Rif Dimashq) - Clashes between the SAA and the militiamen loyal to them against the rebel and Islamic factions and Jabhat Al-Nusra (al-Qaeda in Levant) in Zebdin town in the Eastern Ghouta

27.06.2015. SYRIA (Daraa Province - Clashes between Shohada’a al-Yarmouk brigade against the rebel and Islamic factions and Jabhat Al-Nusra (al-Qaeda in Levant) on the outskirts of Sahm al-Jolan dam in the western countryside of Daraa.

27.06.2015. SYRIA (Rif Dimashq-Qalamoun) - Clashes between Hezbollah (supported by SAA and NDF) against the rebel and Islamic factions and Jabhat Al-Nusra (al-Qaeda in Levant).

27.06.2015. SYRIA (Homs province) - Clashes between IS and SAA in Khnefes area and around Shaer field in the eastern countryside. Clashes also between the SAA and rebels in Qarma and Mremen in Homs countryside.

27.06.2015. SYRIA (Hasakah) - Violent clashes between the SAA supported by NDF, al-Baath battalions and the militiamen loyal to them against IS, amid violent shelling by the SAA and airstrikes on IS controlled areas after a counterattack carried out by the regime forces to re-take control over the city, the regime forces brought hundreds of members from Deir Ezzor city after IS advanced in the area and took control of al-Nashwa and areas in its vicinity. Clashes also between YPG against IS at the eastern outskirts of Gweiran neighborhood southeast of Al-Hasakah city.

27.06.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo) - Clashes between the SAA supported by al-Ba’eth brigade against the rebel and Islamic factions in the outskirts of al-Khaldiyyeh neighborhood and the areas between al-Leramoun and al-Shihan in Aleppo. Also, clashes at Tallat al-Mahruqat area near al-Wdyhi village in the southern countryside of Aleppo between the rebel and Islamic factions against the SAA supported by NDF, Hezbollah members and al-Quds al-Filastini Brigade.

27.06.2015. SYRIA (Hama) - IS attack on 3 checkpoints in Shekh Hilal area in the eastern countryside between Ethria and Hama city.

 

26.06.2015. SYRIA (Al Raqqa) - IS retook Shuyukh Tahtani at eastern bank of Euphrates.

26.06.2015. SYRIA (Qalamoun) - Hezbollah repel an attack between Jabal alAlaly and Jabal Abyadh South East alTufail.

26.06.2015. SYRIA (Al Hasakah-update) - SAA has recaptured Al Nashwa neighbourhood.

26.06.2015. SOMALIA - Al Shabab claims to killed 50 AU (African Union) soldiers & control over AU Military Base in Lego.

26.06.2015. YEMEN - Saudi Air Strikes on targets in Yemen continue.

26.06.2015. YEMEN/SAUDI ARABIA - A group of al-Qaeda militants captured on Tuesday al-Wadiah border port in the eastern province of Hadramout, a military source said.

26.06.2015. SYRIA (Al Hasakah) - Syrian  Army has captured the Al-Liliyah Neighborhood from IS. All that is left is Al-Nashwa.

26.06.2015. SYRIA (Daraa) - Activist confirms that the news of rebel control of National Hospital is false.

 

25.06.2015. YEMEN - Saudi Air Strikes on targets in Yemen continue.

25.06.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo) - Clashes are taking place between the SAA supported by NDF and al-Ba’eth brigade against the rebel and Islamic factions in the vicinity of al-Khaldiyyeh neighborhood and the area between al-Leramoun and al-Shihan north of Aleppo.

25.06.2015. SYRIA (Homs) - Clashes are taking place between the SAA and the militiamen loyal to them against IS in the vicinity of the villages of Maksar al-Hsan and Job al-Jarrah in the eastern countryside of Homs.

25.06.2015. SYRIA (Rif Dimashq) - Clashes renewed in al-Jarajir wasteland in Qalamoun.

25.06.2015. SYRIA (Homs) - Clashes between SAA and FSA around Talbisa.

25.06.2015. SYRIA (Al Hasakah) - The IS have launched another assault on the provincial capital of the Al-Hasakah Governorate this morning; however, this time, the terrorist group was able to infiltrate past the National Defense Forces (NDF) frontline fortifications near the Al-Hasakah National Hospital and the Baccalaureate School in the western sector of city. According to a military source in the Al-Hasakah Governorate, the armed combatants from IS coordinated with a number of sleeper cells inside the provincial capital; these sleeper cells succored the IS militants in finding an infiltration point before they took full control of two building blocks at the western sector of the city. Intense clashes are ongoing at the western sector of the city, as the Syrian Armed Forces look to recover their lost territory.

25.06.2015. SYRIA (Al Raqqa) - Northern Syria is on fire this Thursday morning, as the IS has launched two large-scale offensives that are geared to capture the provincial capital of the Al-Hasakah Governorate and the predominately Kurdish city of Ayn Al-‘Arab ('Kobane') in the Aleppo Governorate.

25.06.2015. SYRIA (Daraa) - In northeastern Dara’a, the Southern Front Brigades and Jabhat Al-Nusra attempted to cutoff the Syrian Armed Forces’ main supply route on the Damascus-Dara’a Highway; however, once again, the Syrian Armed Forces were able to repel this assault at the Qarfa-Namir axis after a two hour firefight that resulted in the militant groups withdrawing from this area.

25.06.2015. SYRIA (Daraa) - 54 brigades of the Free Syrian Army’s “Southern Front” have launched a large-scale offensive that is targeting the Syrian Arab Army’s defensive strongholds at the provincial capital of the Dara’a Governorate and the strategic town of Ghazaleh, which is located directly south of the 5th Armored Division’s headquarters in the city of Izra’a. The Southern Front in coordination with the Syrian Al-Qaeda group “Jabhat Al-Nusra” attacked the Syrian Arab Army’s frontline defense’s at the western perimeter of Dara’a City, where they captured the Dara’a National Hospital and the nearby Air Force Intelligence Building. 1,000 of FSA/JN armed combatants stormed the Dara’a Al-Balad District and the Al-Manasheer Districts.

 

24.06.2015. SYRIA (Qalamoun) - Syrian Armed Forces and Hezboollah captured Sha’bah Al-Barakat, Sha’bah Al-Thaljah Al-Barakat, Qurnah Sha’bah Al-Shukarah, Sha’bah Beit Al-Shakour, and Taleel Al-Hajj; this successful campaign has paved the way for the Syrian Armed Forces and Hezbollah to advance their positions to Jaroud Qarah. In addition to their success at Jaroud Jarajeer, Hezbollah advanced at the ‘Arsal Barrens, where they imposed control over a number of small hills near the Syrian-Lebanese border-crossing.

24.06.2015. SYRIA (Palmyra) - Following a series of intense firefights outside of the Tamer Al-Nifti Oil Fields, the Syrian Armed Forces successfully breached ISIS’ frontline defenses, resulting in their capture of all the oil wells located less than 10km northwest of the ancient city of Palmyra. In addition to their capture of the Tamer Al-Nifti Oil Fields, the Syrian Armed Forces pushed almost 1km south on the Jazal-Palmyra Road after engaging an ISIS contingent at the outskirts of Jabal Al-Jazal.

 

23.06.2015. SYRIA (Al- Hasakah Province) - Clashes between the SAA and allied militiamen against IS militants around al- Meilabiyyi Regiment controlled by IS south of the city of al- Hasakah.

23.06.2015. SYRIA (Deir Ez Zor) - Clashes between the SAA and allied militiamen against the IS in the neighborhood of al- Hweqa.

23.06.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo Province) - Clashes between the SAA, backed by allied militiamen against Jabhat al- Nusra, the rebel and Islamic battalions around the two villages of Bashkoy and Kfer Sghir in the northern countryside of Aleppo.

23.06.2015. SYRIA (Rif Dimashq) - Clashes between the SAA against the rebel and Islamic battalions around Darayya.

23.06.2015. (Al Raqqa) - Kurds, backed by the US-coalition airstrikes and some minor rebel groups (namely Borkan Al-Furat “The Volcano of Euphrates”), took over Brigade 93, and later stormed the town of Ayn Issa located nearly 50 km to the north of Al-Raqqa.

23.06.2015. SYRIA (Rif Dimashq) - Following their successful campaign at Jaroud Jarajeer, the Syrian Arab Army’s 20th and 128th Brigades of the 1st Armored Division in coordination with Hezbollah and the National Defense Forces (NDF) have advanced to the rugged hills of Jaroud Qarah, where they have launched a new assault on the Islamic State defensive positions at this region in the Qalamoun Mountains of Syria. Jaroud Qarah is the final pocket of resistance under IS and/or Jabhat Al-Nusra control in the Syrian part of the Qalamoun Mountains, leaving only the ‘Arsal Barrens and the eastern countryside of the Nahle Municipality left to capture for the Lebanese Resistance; however, they are not alone, as the Syrian Arab Air Force (SAAF) has conducted a number of airstrikes in eastern Lebanon. If Hezbollah and the Syrian Armed Forces can capture Jaroud Qarah, this will free-up over 6,500 Syrian Arab Army soldiers and 2,250 National Defense Forces fighters that are currently entrenched at these vast mountains in western Syria.

23.06.2015. SYRIA (Palmyra) - As a result of their success at the Jabal Mountains, the Syrian Armed Forces have advanced south towards the city of Palmyra, leaving only 9km of desert land between their positions and ISIS’ frontline defenses at the Al-‘Amariyah village.

 

22.06.2015. SYRIA (Rif Dimashq) - Hezbollah and the Syrian army repelled an IS attack in the northern Qalamoun. IS was attempting to infiltrate Hezbollah posts on the outskirts of the Syrian village of Jarajeer but were detected, leading to clashes.

22.06.2015. SYRIA (East Homs) - Clashes are taking place between the SAA and the militiamen loyal to them against IS near Tiyas airbase in the eastern countryside of Homs.

22.06.2015. SYRIA (Al Raqqa province) - Clashes continue between IS against YPG and rebels around the 93rd Brigade (southwest of Ayn Issa) city in the northern countryside of al-Raqqa. Ayn Issa will fall if YPG and rebels take control of the 93rd Brigade base.

22.06.2015. SYRIA (Idlib) - Clashes between an Islamic factions and armed men from the town of Kafar Sejna in the southern countryside of Idlib.

22.06.2015. SYRIA (Deir Ez Zor) - Clashes between the SAA and allied militiamen against IS around the airbase of Deir Ezzor and in the neighborhood of al- Hweqa (SAA advences reported).

22.06.2015. SYRIA (Damascus) - Clashes between Hezbollah, backed by SAA, against rebel and Islamic battalions backed by Jabhat al-Nusra in Jobar.

22.06.2015. SYRIA (Rif Dimashq) - Clashes took place between Hezbollah backed by SAA against rebel and Islamic battalions backed by Jabhat al-Nusra in Qalamoun wastelands, Khan al-Shekh and Drusha farmlands.

22.06.2015. SYRIA (Daraa) - Clashes between SAA and rebels around Zamrin town. Clashes between Jabhat al-Nusra and Shohadaa al-Yarmouk in the western countryside.

22.06.2015. SYRIA (East Homs) -  The Syrian Arab Army’s “Tiger Forces” in coordination with Liwaa Suqour Al-Sahra (Desert Hawks Brigade) and the 67th Brigade of the 18th Tank Division imposed full control over the Jazal Gas Fields after a series of intense firefights with the militants from the IS in the eastern countryside of the Homs Governorate. In a surprise transfer, the Syrian Arab Army’s Central Command has redeployed the leader of the Tiger Forces – Colonel Suheil Al-Hassan – to the eastern Homs front, where his soldiers – under the command of Captain Lu’ayy Al-Sleitan – have remained since many of the Tiger Forces’ soldiers were sent to the Idlib Governorate in April of this year.

22.06.2015. IRAQ - Iraqi Security Forces have taken control of six towns located north of Baghdad; these towns were identified as the following: Hourat, Khadhra, Ghazila, Nahr Al-Yabis, Albu Shlal, and Albu Hayat.

22.06.2015. SYRIA (Sweida) - In addition capturing Tal Sikakah by the Al-Sweida National Defense Forces (NDF) and Jaysh Al-Muwahiddeen (Druze Army), the militants from the Southern Front and Jabhat Al-Nusra have been pushed further west from the western entrance of the Tha’lah Military Airbase.

22.06.2105. SYRIA (Aleppo) - Syrian Armed Forces continued their counter-assault at the Al-Rashideen District and the Al-Zahra Association Quarter. They were able to recapture the Great Mosque of Aleppo near the Air Force Intelligence building (Al-Zahra). Clashes in east al Layramoun.

22.06.2015. SYRIA (Al Hasakah) - Fierce clashes between the National Defense Forces (NDF) and the predominately Kurdish “People’s Protection Units” (YPG) at the Industrial District of Al-Qamishli.

 

21.06.2015. SYRIA (Rif Dimashq) - Clashes between the SAA and the militiamen loyal to them against the rebel and Islamic factions in the vicinity of Bayt Jinn in the Western Ghouta and around  Jayroud town in al-Qalamoun.

21.06.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo) - Militants from Jaysh Al-Mujahiddeen and Jabhat Al-Nusra attacked Bashkoy once again after the aforementioned militants were forced out of the town by the Syrian Armed Forces; however, this time, the assault was repelled by the latter at Tal Al-Afghani on the outskirts of this area near the town of Rityan.

 

20.06.2015. AFGHANISTAN - In northern Kunduz province officials said that Taliban forces advancing on the provincial capital Kunduz city Saturday evening captured the outlying district of Chardara.

20.06.2015. YEMEN/SAUDI ARABIA - Sources in Saudi Arabia confirmed that the officer identified as Yahya bin Ahmad Salman Qazvani has been killed in clashes that erupted earlier in the day in the Jabal Jahfan region south of Jizan Province, Saudi Arabia.

20.06.2015. SOMALIA - Al-Shabab militants have stormed a military intelligence base in the Somali capital of Mogadishu following a car bomb explosion targeting the compound, security sources say.

20.06.2015. SYRIA (Sweida) - The Druze Civil Defense Units in coordination with NDF and SAF carried out their first assault on IS at Tal Binat, killing over 15 IS fighters and destroyed an armored vehicle that was mounted with a 23mm anti-aircraft machine gun at this hill near the town of Al-Qaseer.

20.06.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo) - The Syrian Armed Forces went on the offensive at the northern sector of the city, attacking the militants of Jabhat Al-Nusra and Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham at the Sponge Factory located north of the Al-Khalidiyah District; this resulted in the Syrian Armed Forces asserting full control over the factory and its surroundings after intense clashes. With the success at Al-Khalidiyah and Al-Layramoun, the Syrian Armed Forces will need to recapture the remaining territory in the western sector of the Al-Rashidiyah District in order to completely reverse the Al-Qaeda group’s gains in western Aleppo.

20.06.2015. SYRIA (Quneitra) - Hours after securing Tal Al-Hamr near the predominately Druze city of Hadar, the Syrian Armed Forces attacked a large contingent of rebel insurgents from the Free Syrian Army’s “Southern Front” and the Syrian Al-Qaeda group “Jabhat Al-Nusra” at the towns of Beit Jinn, Jabatha Al-Khashab, Maghar Al-Mir (Rif Dimashq Governorate), Mosahra, and the Al-Hamidiyah, resulting in non-stop firefights at the eastern countryside of the Al-Quneitra Governorate.

20.06.2015. SYRIA (Al Raqqa) - Fierce clashes were reported between the YPG and IS at the village of Khirbat Al-Bureij in southern ‘Ayn Al-‘Arab. YPG and their allies captured the villages of Umm Barmeel, Khatoun, Abu Husseini, Maheiri, Al-Rawiyah, and five small farms after fierce clashes IS. Fierce clashes were reported between the YPG and ISIS at the village of Khirbat Al-Bureij.

20.06.2015. SYRIA (Hasakah) - At the Tal Barak front, the YPG confronted a large contingent from IS on the way to this strategic town in the Al-Hasakah Governorate. At the Ras Al-‘Ayn front, the militants from IS attempted to infiltrate into this strategic city in northern Al-Hasakah; however, they were reportedly unsuccessful.

 

19.06.2015. YEMEN/SAUDI ARABIA - The army and the popular committees stormed the Saudi Al-Manjarah location in Al-Tuwal area and destroyed its headquarters before withdrawing from it. The source added that they destroyed the military machineries in the location while the Saudi soldiers fled the scene. It noted that the missile backup force of the army and popular committees also targeted different Saudi military locations in Jizan.

19.06.2015. YEMEN - Saudi Air and Missile strikes on targets in Yemen.

19.06.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo) - Clashes between the SAA, supported by al- Baath battalions, against the rebel and Islamic battalions on the outskirts of al- Khaldiyyah and al- Leramoun area.

19.06.2015. SYRIA (Homs) - Clashes between the SAA and Islamic battalions backed by Jabhat al-Nusra west of Talbisa.

19.06.2015. SYRIA (Rif Dimashq) - Clashes between the SAA and Islamic battalions backed by Jabhat al-Nusra in Jobar neighborhood. Clashes between the SAA and Islamic battalions backed by Jabhat al-Nusra on Homs-Damascus highway near Duma.

19.06.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo) - Syrian Armed Forces have secured almost every point in the New Aleppo District; however,  they still face heavy resistance at the Al-Rashideen District, where the militants from Jabhat Al-Nusra and Jaysh Al-Mujahiddeen have entrenched themselves in a number of buildings at the western sector.

19.06.2015. SYRIA (Deir Ez Zor) - In addition to their advance at Al-Haweeqa, the Syrian Arab Army’s 104th Airborne Brigade in coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF) and the 137th Brigade launched a counter-offensive at the collection of farms located east of the Deir Ezzor Airport, where they were able to take control of the potato farm after fierce clashes with IS militants.

19.06.2015. SYRIA (Idlib) - With Jabhat Al-Nusra failing to breach their defenses at Tal A’our [var. Tel Awar], the Syrian Arab Army’s 87th Brigade in coordination with the 45th Regiment of the 1st Armored Division launched a counter-assault to retake Tal Khattab from the conglomerate of Al-Qaeda affiliates; this resulted in the recapture of Tal Khattab and the hills surrounding this area.

 

18.06.2015. IRAQ (Anbar) - IS militants clashed with  Iraqi Security forces and members of tribes while trying to break into Jobbah county belonging to Hadeethah district in western Anbar using in their attack armored vehicles and military vehicles seized from Iraqi army. The source added that the security forces used during repelling the attackers Russian-made rockets what forced IS to retreat.

18.06.2015. NIGERIA - Chad said Thursday its warplanes bombed Boko Haram positions in neighboring Nigeria to avenge twin suicide bombings in the capital. Six Boko Haram bases were destroyed in the air raids, which caused “considerable human and material losses”, it said, without giving further details.

18.06.2015. YEMEN - Saudi led airstrikes on Yemen continue.

18.06.2015. SYRIA (Idlib) - Clashes between the SAA, backed by loyal militiamen and Hezbollah against the rebel and Islamic factions and Jabhat Al-Nusra (al-Qaeda in Levant) near the administrative boundaries with Hama after an attack carried out by factions and al- Nusra on the hills of al-A’awar, Khattab and Elyas and al-Frika area.

18.06.2015. SYRIA (Quneitra) - Islamist social media activists reported the encirclement of Hader and Majdal Al-Shamis in the Golan Heights of Syria by  Al-Qaeda; however, local Durzi fighters from Liwaa Suqour Al-Quneitra (Quneitra Hawks Brigade) have denied any advancement and encirclement of their positions by Jabhat Al-Nusra and their allies at these predominately Druze cities in Al-Quneitra’s northern countryside.

18.06.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo) - Jabhat Al-Nusra in coordination with their allies from Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham, Free Syrian Army (FSA), and Jaysh Al-Mujahiddeen resumed their assault on the provincial capital of the Aleppo Governorate. North of Aleppo City, the militants from Jabhat Al-Nusra in coordination with Jaysh Al-Mujahiddeen and Jund Al-Aqsa attacked the town of Bashkoy from their positions at Rityan.

 

16.06.2015. SYRIA (Deir Ez Zor) - Clashes between the SAA and allied militiamen against IS militants in the neighborhood of al- Sena’ah.

16.06.2015. SYRIA (Sweida) - Militants from the FSA’s 1st Brigade in coordination with Jaysh Al-Yarmouk and the Syrian Al-Qaeda group “Jabhat Al-Nusra” conducted an assault on the southeastern perimeter of the Tha’lah Military Airbase, where they initially breached the Syrian Armed Forces’ defensive barriers before the Durzi militiamen reinforced the base and repelled the assault.

16.06.2015. SYRIA (Al Raqqa) - Predominately Kurdish “People’s Defense Units” (YPG) in coordination with the Free Syrian Army (FSA) have captured Tal Abyad and Ayn Isa.

 

15.06.2015. SYRIA (East Homs) - IS attack towns of Jazal, Al-Furqalas, Al-Qareetan, and Jubb Al-Jarrah in the eastern Homs countryside.

15.06.2015. SYRIA (Deir Ez Zor) - Firefights between the IS and the Syrian Armed Forces at the Al-Jubeileh, Al-Rashidiyah, Al-Kanamat, Al-Haweeqa, Sheikh Yasseen, Al-Husseiniyeh, and the Industrial Quarters of the provincial capital. IS responded to the Syrian Armed Forces aggressiveness with an assault of their own at the villages of Al-Jafra and Al-Muri’iyah.

15.06.2015. KENYA - al-Qaeda linked al-Shabaab fighters attacked a military base in Kenya's northern coastal region of Lamu County. The attack has been repelled. Al-Shabab, which seeks to overthrow the Western-backed Somali government and impose its strict interpretation of Islamic law, has frequently targeted neighbouring Kenya in recent years, saying it is retaliating for Kenya's participation in an African Union peacekeeping force in Somalia.

15.06.2015. YEMEN - Saudi led airstrikes continue.

15.06.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo) - Clashes between the rebel and Islamic battalions against IS militants near Hleisah (north of Aleppo).

15.06.2015. SYRIA (Hasakah) - Clashes erupted between the SAA and allied militiamen against IS militants south of the city of al- Hasakah (IS attack on places in al- Dawodiyyah area).

15.06.2015. SYRIA (North Al Raqqa) - YPG and FSA have captured in the last 24 h 43 villages and 20 hamlets in the area.Suluk has fell to YPG but IS mainly withdrew.After crossing the river Cellab YPG forces from Ras Al Ayn entered Tal Abyad from east, while Burkan Al-Firat entered from west. Ayn Issa is being attacked by FSA and YPG clashes are reported at the industrial area as IS tries to fend off the attack.

15.06.2015. SYRIA (Hama) - Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) launched another assault on the National Defense Forces’ frontline fortifications at the town of Al-Dilaak in east Hama, resulting in a series of fierce clashes near the strategic hill of Tal Ghatwan before the militants from this terrorist group withdrew their combatants as nightfall approached.

15.06.2015. SYRIA (Hama) -  Jabhat Al-Nusra and Liwaa Suqour Al-Sham attempted to break-through the Syrian Armed Forces’ frontline defenses at Al-Bawaydah and Ma’rkabah, where they achieved initial success before reinforcements from the National Defense Forces poured into these towns and helped drive back the enemy combatants towards the border of the Idlib Governorate. at Al-Lataminah and Kafr Zita in northern Hama, the besieged militants of Jabhat Al-Nusra and Liwaa Suqour Al-Sham countered the Syrian Arab Army’s 106th Brigade of the Republican Guard, attacking the aforementioned at the southeastern perimeter of both of these towns on Sunday morning; however, the assault proved ineffective as the Republican Guard repelled the attack and restored security around their positions.

 

14.06.2015. YEMEN - The Houthis, the dominant faction in Yemen's civil war, took control of al-Hazm, capital of the province of al-Jawf, amid heavy fighting with tribesmen supporting exiled President Abed Rabbou Mansour Hadi.

14.06.2015. SYRIA (Idlib) - Clashes between the Islamic factions against the SAA and the militiamen loyal to them near the highway of Ariha-Latakia, where the Islamic factions advanced and took control over the areas of Tallat Khattab, Jannat al-Qura and al-Msherfeh (after the withdrawal of the SAA).

14.06.2015. SYRAI (Homs) - Clashes are between the SAA and the militiamen loyal to them against the rebel and Islamic factions and Jabhat Al-Nusra (al-Qaeda in the Levant) west of Talbisa town in the northern countryside of Homs.

14.06.2015. SYRIA (Rif Dimashq) - Clashes between the regime forces and the militiamen loyal to them against the rebel and Islamic factions around al-Salam highway in the Western Ghouta. clashes between the same parties in the vicinity of Tal Kerdi in the  Eastern Ghouta.

14.06.2015. SYRIA (Al Raqqa) - YPG, supported by rebel factions and US led coalition airstrikes, advanced southeast of the city of Tal Abyad on the road towards to the town Slouk and seize more villages, where they are now 5 km away from the border city of Tal Abyad, while YPG and the rebel factions advanced and captured about 20 villages southwest of the city of Tal Abyad after the withdrawal of IS.

 

13.06.2015. SYRIA (Hasakah) - Syrian Arab Army’s 123rd and 154th Brigades alongside the National Defense Forces (NDF), Al-Ba’ath Battalions, and the Gozarto Protection Forces (GPF) launched an assault on the villages of Rad Shaqra, Al-Dawoudiyah, Al-Salihiyah,  and Al-Taninir.

13.06.2015. SYRIA (Qalamoun) - Syrian Arab Army’s 20th and 128th Brigades of the 1st Armored Division alongside Hezbollah and the National Defense Forces (NDF) have captured Qurnah Shamees Al-Hassan (collection of hills in Jaroud Jarajeer). Hezbollah and the Syrian Armed Forces now control over 70 percent of the territory in the Qalamoun Mountains, leaving only the eastern mountains and Jaroud ‘Arsal as the only parts currently in possession of the militants of Jabhat Al-Nusra and Jaysh Al-Islam.

 

12.06.2015. SYRIA (Hama) - Syrian Arab Army’s 18th Tank Division and NDF repelled IS attack on Al-Dilaak and captured Tal Ghatfan in their counter-attack after violent clashes in East Hama (Al-Salamiyah District).

12.06.2015. SYRIA (Qalamoun) - Hezbollah and the Syrian Arab Army’s 20th and 128th Brigades of the 1st Armored Division captured the Al-Balouksat village.

12.06.2015. SYRIA (Sweida) - Clashes continue at Thalah airbase ,air defense base and Tall Thalah.

12.06.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo) - Clashes between SAA forces, backed by al- Baath battalions, against Rebels in the neighborhood of Suleiman al- Halabi in the city of Aleppo. Clashes between IS and SAA forces around the airbase of Kweires located in east of Aleppo. North Aleppo clashes between IS and Rebels mainly in the villages of al-Wahshiyeh and Um al-Qura.

12.06.2015. LIBYA - IS said Thursday it had blown up two warplanes at an air base it seized near the central Libyan city of Sirte. Clashes between Abu Salim Martyrs Brigade & ISIS Forces at Derna's western entrance continue.

12.06.2015. SYRIA (Al Raqqa) - Thuwar al-Raqqa announced that Burkan al-Furat gained control of Al Wahshiya, Rasim, Kuli, Barkafar, Jelek, Jawaz, Maqar & eastern Asal villages at Kobani.YPG is clashing with ISIS forces east of Suluk.

 

11.06.2015. YEMEN - Saudi airstrikes on targets in Yemen.

11.06.2015. YEMEN - Battles in Aden, Taiz, Jawf, Lahj, Dhali, Marib, Hodeida and Baidha.

11.06.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo) - Clashes between the rebel and Islamic battalions against IS in al- Wahsheyyi area (north of Aleppo). Clashes between the SAA and Islamic battalions near the neighborhood of Jam’eyyet al- Zahraa.

11.06.2015. SYRIA (Rif Dimashq) - Clashes renewed between the SAA and the militiamen loyal to them against the rebel and Islamic factions in the vicinity of the farms of Khan Shekhoun in the Western Ghouta.

11.06.2015. SYRIA (Quneitra) - Clashes between  the rebel and Islamic factions against the SAA and the militiamen loyal to them near Tall Karroum, Jba and Tall Bzaq in the countryside of Al-Quneitra.

11.06.2015. LEBANON/SYRIA (Qalamoun) - Hezbollah and SAA took over the areas of Shaabat al-Tasme and Shaabat Wadi al-Ahmar (on the southern outskirts of government-held Jarajeer), Ras al-Koush and a section of al-Qadoumi Valley, Bloksat heights (which lie 2,400 meters above sea level and overlook the outskirts of Jarajeer, Qara and Arsal). Hezbollah fighters clashed for a second day with IS militants on the eastern outskirts of Ras Baalbek, about 20 kilometers northwest of the fighting near Jarajeer (Syria).

11.06.2015. LEBANON (Arsal) - IS militants launched surprise attacks on four Hezbollah posts early Tuesday on the outskirts of Ras Baalbek and Al-Qaa (located about 7 kilometers north of Arsal), as well as the countryside of the Syrian village of Josieh sparking the deadliest clashes on the border with Syria since the start of the Qalamoun offensive last month.. Hezbollah reaction: “They [ISIS] started the battle. No problem. But we will continue this battle to the end. We are determined to terminate this malicious terrorist and takfiri presence on our border no matter how precious the sacrifices.” Nasrallah said. “For us, this decision is final.”.

11.06.2015. SYRIA (East Homs / Palmyra) - Syrian Arab Army’s 67th Brigade of the 18th Tank Division in coordination with the National Defense Forces and Liwaa Suqour Al-Sahra (Desert Hawks Brigade) launched a counter-assault and retake the town of Jazal and the Jazal Gas Field.

 

10.06.2015. SYRIA (Al Raqqa) - YPG backed by rebels have taken control of Tal Abdullah village located 8 km away from Salouk town inside al-Raqqa province.

10.06.2015. SYRIA (Hasakah) - Clashes between IS against the SAA and allied militiamen south of al- Hasakah. SAA (and allies) advences reported.

10.06.2015. SYRIA (Rif Dimasq) - Clashes between fighters from Aknaf Bayt al-Maqdes supported by fighters from Islamic factions against IS in al-Yarmouk camp. Clashes between the SAA and allied militiamen against the rebel and Islamic battalions around al- Salam highway, west of Damascus. Clashes between the SAA and the militiamen loyal to them against the rebel and Islamic battalions on the road between Zebdin and Dir al-Asafir in Eastern al-Ghouta.

10.06.2015. SYRIA (Quneitra) - Clashes between the rebel and Islamic factions against theSAA and the militiamen loyal to them in the vicinity of Om Batneh town.

10.06.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo) - Clashes between the SAA (backed by al-Ba’ath battalions, NDF and Hezbollah) against the rebels, Islamic factions and Jabhat Ansar al-Din in the neighborhood of Jam’eyyat al-Zahraa in west of Aleppo.

10.06.2015. YEMEN - Saudi airstrikes continue.

10.06.2015. LIBYA - Fierce clashes at Derna for hours between Abu Salim Martys Brigade and IS forces.

10.06.2015. SYRIA (Qalamoun) - East Qalamoun: JN gained control of the area of Mount al-Rifae or Afaey in eastern al-Qalamoun following clashes with IS Forces.

10.06.2015. SYRIA (East Homs / Palmyra) - IS took Jazal village and the mountains overlooking Jazal Oilfield from SAA forces,clashes are ongoing near the Oilfield and at Shaer oilfields.

 

9.06.2015. SYRIA (Daraa) - (update) Jaysh Al-Islam, Ahrar Al-Sham and Asoud Al-Harb captured 52nd Brigade Base and nearby village of Mleiha al-Sharqiyeh south-east from Al Hirak.

9.06.2015. SYRIA (Rif Dimashq) - Moments after repelling IS attack at the Central Sector of the Yarmouk Camp District, the PFLP-GC (Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command) and Fatah Al-Intifada went on the counter-offensive at Abu Tarbah Street and Palestine Street. The Palestinian Armed Forces imposed control over the Al-Tarboush Mosque and a number of other points leading to the IS’s eventual withdrawal towards the southern axis of 30th Street near the city of Hajar Al-Aswad (Black Stone).

9.06.2015. SYRIA (Hasakah) - In addition to their capture of Aliyah, the Syrian Armed Forces continued their counter-assault at the villages of Rad Shaqra, Al-Dawoudiyah, Salihiyah, and Al-Abyad.

 

8.06.2015. SYRIA (Qalamoun) -  Syrian Arab Army’s 20th and 128th Brigades of the 1st Armored Division in coordination with Hezbollah and the National Defense Forces (NDF) captured the strategic hill that overlooks Jaroud Jarajeer at Qurnah Shab’ah. Following the capture of Qurnah Shab’ah, the Syrian Armed Forces and Lebanese Resistance over-powered the retreating Jabhat Al-Nusra militants at Wadi Al-Khashiyah, resulting in the latter’s withdrawal from this valley near Jaroud Jarajeer. Hezbollah continued their assault on the militants of Jabhat Al-Nusra and the Islamic State at the ‘Arsal Barrens of the Beqa’a Governorate, where they asserted their control over a number of points that included Wadi Al-Turkman, Wadi Al-Qaseir, ‘Aqbah Al-Qaseerah, Wadi Al-Siyari, Wadi Al-Hariqi, and Wadi Al-Taneen.

8.06.2015. SYRIA (Deir Ez Zor) - Clashes between the SAA and allied militiamen against IS militants in the neighborhood of al-Rashidiyyi.

8.06.2015. SYRIA (Quneitera) - Clashes took place between the SAA and the rebel and Islamic battalions around the two areas of MasHara and Tal Bzaq.

8.06.2015. SYRIA (Daraa) - Clashes between the SAA and allied militiamen against the rebel and Islamic battalions around the Brigade 52 near the town of al- Hrak.

8.06.2015. YEMEN - HIT & RUN... Majority of Houthi attacks in Saudi lands have been using Motorcycles. Difficult to stop.

8.06.2015. YEMEN - Saudi airstrikes on targets in Yemen.

8.06.2015. YEMEN - "Southern fighters" attack Houthis in Thale.

8.06.2015. LIBYA (Qalamoun) - Hezbollah continued their powerful assault on the defensive positions of Jabhat Al-Nusra at Jaroud ‘Arsal and is in full control of Qurnah Al-Tanour in the southeastern barren region.

 

7.06.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo) - Clashes are taking place between the rebel and Islamic battalions on one side and IS militants on the other around the two village of al- Wahsheyyi and al- Sheikh Rih in the northern countryside of Aleppo.

7.06.2015. SYRIA (Rif Dimashq) - Clashes between the SAA and allied militiamen on one side against the Islamist faction and Jabhat al- Nusra on the other around the two towns of Zibdin and Deir al- Asafir in the Eastern Ghouta.

7.06.2015. YEMEN - Saudi Arabia continue their air strikes on targets in Yemen. Houthis/Saleh forces launched yesterday evening 13 rockets against the Saudi military Osha location in the southern Dhahran and 5 other Organ rockets against the Saudi Aramco Company.The source affirmed that these missile attacks killed and injured tens of Saudi soldiers and forced many of them to flee the locations.

7.06.2015. (IRAQ (Baiji) - Following the capture of the Al-Fatah Mosque, the Iraqi Army (ISF) (supported by Iraqi air force and Hashd Al-Sha’abi) captured Baiji Cemetery, Al-Fatah Mosque, Baiji National Hospital, Modern Neighborhood, Al-Thaniwiyah Secondary School, Al-Rasilah Neighborhood, and the New Baiji Police Station before declaring the city-center under their full-control by Sunday afternoon. Firefights are still ongoing between the Iraqi Armed Forces and the militants of IS at the northern outskirts of Baiji.

7.06.2015. SYRIA (Qalamoun) - The Syrian Arab Army (SAA), supported by Hezbollah fighters and National Defense Forces (NDF) captured, the strategic al Hamra–Qusair crossing (which links the Syrian town of Flita with Arsal) and a set of hilltops located southeast of the Lebanese border town of Arsal. Those mountain peaks overlook two areas which have

long served as ‘bases’ for Al-Nusra militants, namely Wadi Atnin and Wadi Al-Khayl. Lebanese Army targeted JN'smilitants positions outside Arsal with rockets, leaving scores dead and injured. Reports that defeated JN's militants left their positions and turn to a Syrian Refugee Camp in Wadi Al-Hosn near Arsal and/or IS held territory NE from Arsal. IS continues to control large swathes to the north of Arsal and parts of the lands near the Lebanese towns of Al-Qaa and Ras Baalbek.

7.06.2015 SYRIA (Hasakah) - (what happened) - The Syrian Arab Army’s 154th Artillery Brigade of the 4th Mechanized Division in coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF), Al-Ba’ath Battalions and the Gozarto Protection Forces (Assyrian militia) launched a counter-assault at the outskirts of southern Al-Hasakah and recaptured the Al-Hasakah Power Plant, the Al-Ahdath Juvenile Detention Center and the villages of Al-Watwatiyah and Al-Mishtal Al-Zura’yy from the militants of the Islamic State (IS). Al-Dawoudiyah, Al-Salihiyah, and Rad Shaqra still under IS control.

7.06.2015. SYRIA (Deir Ez Zor) - In addition to the fighting at the Deir Ezzor Military Airport, firefights SAA and IS were reported at the Al-Rasafa, Arfa, Al-Kanamat, Sheikh Yasseen, Al-Rashadiyah, and Al-Jubeileh Quarters of the provincial capital, along with clashes at the villages of Al-Muri’iyah, ‘Ayyash, and Al-Jafra.

7.06.2015. SYRIA (Hasakah) - (update) - Clashes continue south of al-Hasakah city between IS and SAA amid heavy bombardment on the area. The SAA advanced in the area and forced IS to pull back towards the southern countryside.

7.06.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo) - Clashes between SAA and Islamic battalion around Azzan mount.

7.06.2015. SYRIA (Hasakah) - Clashes between SAA and IS South and South east of the city (Al Watutiyah and Juvenile Detention Centre).

 

6.06.2015. SYRIA (Idlib) - Heavy clashes in Furayka & Qarqur were reported. Both are still under SAA control while SAA just entered New Zezoun in al-Ghab Area. JN captured Ain Hamra.

6.06.2015. SYRIA (Qalamoun) - Hezbollah and the Syrian Arab Army’s 20th and 128th Brigades of the 1st Armored Division forced Jabhat Al-Nusra and their affiliates to withdraw from the eastern slopes of the Qalamoun Mountains to the hills of Jaroud ‘Arsal in Lebanon. Qalamoun Mountains of Syria provided the militants from Jabhat Al-Nusra and their affiliates a fortress to launch offensives, while also providing them a number of border-crossings to reinforce and resupply their entrenched combatants around the Rif Dimashq Governorate. Jabhat Al-Nusra is likely to counter in order to evade the complete encirclement by Hezbollah in Lebanon.

6.06.2015. SYRIA (Qalamoun) - Syrian Arab Army’s 20th and 128th Brigades of the 1st Armored Division in coordination with Hezbollah and the National Defense Forces (NDF) took control of Tal Sadr Al-Bustan after fierce clashes with Jabhat Al-Nusra and their affiliates near Jaroud Faleeta in the Qalamoun Mountains of Syria.

6.06.2015. SYRIA (East Homs) - Syrian Arab Army and the National Defense Forces launched their joint assault at the villages of Umm Taweenah, Zanouba, and Rasm Al-Qadisiyah and imposed full control over this area.

 

5.06.2015. SYRIA (Qalamoun) - Hezbollah have reportedly regained full control of the al-Rahwah crossing on the outskirts of the town of Arsal near the Syrian border.

5.06.2015. SYRIA (East Homs) - Clashes between IS and SAA forces at Jazar area, Shaer Mountain, and Jazel field were reported.Clashes were reported also at the edges of T4 and al Sin Military Airports.

5.06.2015. SYRIA (North Al Raqqa) - Clashes in Khatum and Badei Suluk west Mabruka between YPG and IS.

5.06.2015. SYRIA (Al- Suwaydaa) - Clashes took place between the SAA and allied militiamen against IS militants around Khalkhalah area (north of al- Suwaydaa).

5.06.2015. SYRIA (Hasakah) - IS militants take control of al-Ahdath prison, the electricity company, al-Dawadia village.

5.06.2015 SYRIA (Deir Ez Zor) - Clashes between IS and SAA around the military airport.

5.06.2015. SYRIA (Daraa) - Clashes continue around Ein Zakar village in the western countryside of Dar’a between Shohadaa al-Yarmouk and Jabhat al-Nusra.

5.06.2015. SYRIA (Qalamoun) - Clashes continue between Hezbollah and JN in Arsal wastelands near the Lebanese borders.

5.06.2015. SYRIA (Northern Aleppo) - Clashes between IS and JN in Sawran.

5.06.2015. SYRIA (East Ghouta) - SAA’s 105th Brigade (in coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF) and the Palestine Liberation Army (Palestinian branch of the SAA)) attack Jaysh Al-Islam inside the town of Hosh Al-Farah and the nearby village of Al-Reehan. The Syrian Armed Forces declared the town of Hosh Al-Farah under fire-control. Clashes at the Aliyah Farms of Douma and near the Al-Wafadeen Refugee Camp.

 

4.06.2015. SYRIA (Hasakah) - IS captured the Electrical substation situated 2 km from Hasakah city after a VBIED suicide-attack by Abdullah al Irani. IS have also captured the Panorama CP south of Hasakah City. IS militants have cut off key Tel Brak-Tel Hamis road after taking control of Umm Al-Russ, Baitakh and Rasm Drow villages.

 

3.06.2015. SYRIA (Idlib) - SAA's "Tiger Forces" in coordination with the 87th Brigade, the National Defense Forces (NDF) and the 45th Regiment of the 1st Armored Division overpowered Jabhat Al-Nusra and Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham militants at Tal Sahhan, Al-Zayadiyah, and Sarareef after a series of firefights at these hills and villages near the city of Jisr Al-Shughour. Jabhat Al-Nusra and Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham have launched a counter-attack at Tal Sahhan and Al-Zayadiyah.

3.06.2015. SYRIA (Qalamoun) - Hezbollah fighters advancing toward Jabal Zaroub, south of Wadi al-Khayl, an area between the Lebanese town of Nahleh, east of Baablek, and the Syrian town of Ras al-Maara in the Qalamoun mountain range.

3.06.2015. SYRIA (Ayn al-Arab countryside) - Early reports (or unconfirmed) indicate that IS Forces have expelled YPG/FSA Forces from at least:Al Qartel,Bir Jahsh,Shasha,Matina,Shawk,Aedaniya,Jalbiya,Abu Heya villages in a counterattack.It is verified that IS has sent 1500 Fresh reinforcements to the areas of North Raqqa West and East.

3.06.2015. SYRIA (Hasakah) - The newly formed Assyrian resistance force “Qawat Al-Hamayeh Al-Jazeeri” (Gozarto Protection Forces) from the city of Al-Qamishli have joined their allies from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), Qawat Al-Sootooro (Assyrian militia), Al-Ba’ath Battalions, and the National Defense Forces (NDF) in defense of the provincial capital from the swarming militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS). Clashes at Al-Dawouidyah, SAA (and allies) recaptured Al-Adhath Central Prison, Asphalt Factory and Rad Shaqra.

 

2.06.2015. IRAQ (Mosul) - IS attack Mount Bashiqa 20 km north of Mosul, the assault is repelled by Peshmerga's 7th Brigade.

2.06.2015. SYRIA (Daraa) - Liwaa Shuhada Al-Yarmouk and their allies launched their own assault againsta Jabhat al-Nusra at the Al-Lajat area of east Dara’a. Liwaa Shuhada Al-Yarmouk (IS affiliate) captured Al Qusayr from Jabhat al-Nusra.

2.06.2015. SYRIA (Deir Ez Zor) Following the IS initial assault, SAA's counter-assault began at dawn on Tuesday morning, when the SAA’s 137th and 104th Brigades stormed (and captured) the Ghassan ‘Abboud and Sayouf Squares of Deir Ezzor City. A number of clashes were also reported between the Syrian Armed Forces and IS at the Al-Jubeileh, Al-Hamidiyah, Sheikh Yasseen, Al-Husseiniyeh, Al-Kanamat, Al-Sina’a, Al-‘Arfa, Al-Rashadiyah (southeastern perimeter, near the Islamic Center) and the Old Airport Districts of Deir Ezzor City.

2.06.2015. SYRIA (Qalamoun) - Hezbollah repelled a Jabhat al-Nusra attack on a position which lies between Nahla and Arsal barrens.

2.06.2015. SYRIA (Northern Aleppo) - IS takes Dalha, Harjala and al-Wahashiya villages in Aleppo's northern countryside. IS is closing in on JN/FSA held Turkey border crossing "Salameh".

2.06.2015. SYRIA (Hasakah) - Firefights between the Syrian Armed Forces and IS in the villages of Rad Shaqra and Al-Dawoudiyah. Fierce clashes between IS forces and SAA backed by YPG forces near the 123rd regiment HQ on Mount Kawkab, east of Hasakah.

2.06.2015. SYRIA (Idlib) - Syrian Arab Army’s 87th Brigade of the 11th Tank Division in coordination with the Tiger Forces and the 45th Regiment of the 1st Armored Division conducted a special operations mission South-West from Furaykah, where they stormed the hill of Tal Awar and engaged Jabhat Al-Nusra in a three hour firefight that resulted in the Syrian Armed Forces taking control of the hilltop.

 

1.06.2015. IRAQ (Baiji) - Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) seized control on the main Railway's tunnels in Baiji.

1.06.2015. IRAQ (Anbar) - Clashes between (advancing) ISF and IS in Husaybah east of Ramadi.

1.06.2015. SYRIA (Northern Aleppo) - IS forces have captured Ghezl village, after intense clashes with Rebel forces at the north countryside.

1.06.2015. SYRIA (Daraa) - Violent clashes between Jabhat al- Nusra and some other Islamist factions against Shohadaa al- Yarmouk Brigade continued west of Daraa. Jabhat al- Nusra advances towards al- Allan checkpoint, Sahem al- Golan Dam area and large parts of the town of al- Qsei.

1.06.2015. SYRIA (Hasakah) - Violent clashes between the SAA (and allied militia) against IS on the road to Tal Abyad in southwest of the city of al- Hasakah. Hasakah West: Dikhayliye village was captured by YPG Forces.

1.06.2015. SYRIA (Deir Ez Zor) - The clashes between the SAA and IS renewed in the neighborhood of al- Rashidiyyi in the city of Deir Ezzor. SAA’s 137th Artillery Brigade in coordination with local tribal fighters and the 104th Airborne Brigade repelled IS attack on al-Muri'iyah. Clashes in Al-Jubeileh, Al-Rashadiyah, the Old Airport, Dawar Ghassan ‘Aboud, Sheikh Yasseen, Al-Kanamat, Industrial Zone,  and Al-Haweeqah Districts.

1.06.2015 SYRIA (Aleppo) - Clashes between the SAA (baked by NDF and allied militia) against Jabhat al- Nusra Front and the Islamic battalions around the two towns of Nobbol and al- Zahraa.

1.06.2015. SYRIA (Palmyra) - Clashes erupted between IS and SAA southwest of the city of Palmyra (IS attempt to advance towards the two towns of Mahin and al- Qaryatein).

1.06.2015. SYRIA (Latakia) - Clashes erupted between SAA against the JN and Islamic battalions in north eastern part of Latakia.

 

31.05.2015. SYRIA (Rif Dimashq) - Clashes are taking place between the SAA (and allied militia) against the rebel and Islamic battalions around the town of Zibdin in the Eastern Ghouta.

31.05.2015. SYRIA (Hasakah) - Clashes are still taking place between YPG and IS southwest of the city of Ras al- Ayn (Sari Kanyeh) near the administrative boundaries with al- Raqqa, where YPG, backed by the international coalition’s airstrikes, advanced and took at least 4 villages and farms.

31.05.2015. SYRIA (Ayn Al Arab) - Clashes are still taking place between YPG (backed by rebel battalions) and IS southeast of the city of Ayn al- Arab (Kobani) inside the administrative boundaries of the city of al- Raqqa, where YPG and allied militiamen advanced and took control over at least 8 villages and farms in the area.

31.05.2015. SYRIA (Quneitra) - Clashes between the SAA (and allied militia) against JN in the area located between the two towns of Jbata al- Khashab and al- Hadar on the administrative boundaries of Rif Dimashq with al-Quneitra.

31.05.2015. SYRIA (Damascus) - Clashes renewed between the SAA (and allied militia) against the JN and Islamic battalions around the neighborhood of al- Qaboun.

31.05.2015. SYRIA (North Aleppo) - IS capture: Tawqli,Sawraan,Al-Bel village,Umm Hawsh, Umm Al Qura,Al Hasiyya,Gharnata and Qaramel.

 

30.05.2015. SYRIA (Rif Dimashq) - Clashes between Hezbollah (backed by the regime forces and NDF) against the Nusra Front and their allies renewed in Jrud al-Qalamoun.

30.05.2015. SYRIA (Al Hasakah) - Clashes between SAA and IS at Al-Dawoudiyah, Abyad and Rad Shaqrah villages.

30.05.2015. SYRIA (Deir Ez Zor) - The Syrian Arab Army’s 137th Brigade of the 17th Reserve Division had captured the village of Al-Muri’iyah after counter-attack from Air Base.

 

29.05.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo) - IS took control on al-Tawghali village near Soran Azaz in the northern eastern countryside of Aleppo.

29.05.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo) - IS began their assault against Jabhat Al-Nusra, the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham at the town of Sawran with a barrage of mortar shells and rockets; this was followed by an attack on the town’s eastern perimeter, along with a powerful assault on the northern Aleppo city of Mar’e, where the militant group attempted to infiltrate Liwaa Al-Tawheed’s frontline defenses from their positions at Tal Malad.

29.05.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo) - Jabhat Al-Nusra has issued a declaration of war against the predominately Kurdish “People’s Protection Units” (YPG) after a series of clashes on Thursday that resulted in the latter taking control of the Nibu Al-Maltah Hill that overlooks the JN controlled Al-Jandoul Roundabout in the provincial capital of Aleppo.

29.05.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo) - Clashes between IS and JN near Soran Azaz town in the north-eastern countryside of Aleppo.

29.05.2015. SYRIA (Hasakah) - Clashes between YPG and IS in Ras al-Ein countryside.

29.05.2015. SYRIA (Palmyra) - IS attack on T4 Air Base has been repelled. SAA’s “Liwaa Suqour Al-Sahra” (Desert Hawks Brigade) continued their offensive at Jazal.

29.05.2015. SYRIA (Homs) - Clashes between SAA and Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) at the villages of Khanafees and Al-Baridah in the eastern part of the Homs Governorate. Firefights were also reported between the Syrian Armed Forces and IS at the villages of Al-Salihiyah, Al-Shamiliyah, Jubb Al-Jarrah, and the Al-Qalibiyah in eastern Homs.

29.05.2015. SYRIA (Qalamoun) - Jabhat Al-Nusra and their affiliates last supply route into the Rif Dimashq Governorate from Lebanon (located at the Al-Zabadani-Nahleh border-crossing) is currently being contested by the SAA’s 41st Brigade of the 4th Mechanized Division and the 103th Brigade of the Republican Guard. If the Syrian Armed Forces take complete control over the Qalamoun Mountains and Al-Zabdani, they will have effectively freed up 7,700 soldiers, two tank brigades, and elite forces from the SAA’s 4th Mechanized Division and the Republican Guard to deploy elsewhere.

 

28.05.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo) - Jabhat Al-Nusra and YPG Clash in Sheikh Maqsoud.

28.05.2015. SYRIA (Idlib) - Syrian Army Withdraws from Ariha and Kafr Najd.

28.05.2015. SYRIA(Deir Ez Zor) - Clashes renewed between the SAA and IS around the airbase of Deir Ezzor and in the neighborhood of al-Sina’ah.

28.05.2015. SYRIA (Hasakah) - Clashes between YPD and IS in the countryside of Ayn al- Arab (Kobani).

28.05.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo) - Clashes between SAA and FSA/JN renewed in Old Aleppo and around Khan Touman Hill.

28.05.2015. SYRIA (Hama) -  Following the fierce clashes that lasted over four hours at the Abu Al-Dhuhour Military Airport’s western perimeter, Jabhat Al-Nusra and Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham retreated west towards the village of Abu Al-Dhuhour.

28.05.2015. SYRIA (Hama) -  West of Jabal Al-Sha’ar, IS continued their offensive at the villages of Al-Sultaniyah, Hosh Al-Zibadi, Al-Mushayrafa Al-Shamliyah, and Al-Salihiyah, where they attempted to take control of the Syrian Armed Forces’ remaining positions on the border of the Hama Governorate; however, the latter was successful in repelling the militant advance at these areas. IS still on the offensive at three different points in the eastern part of the Homs Governorate: Qurateen (southern flank), Al-Farqalas (central flank), and Al-Salihiyah (northern flank).

 

27.05.2015. ISRAEL/GAZA - Israeli warplanes carried out raids on the Nuseirat refugee camp in central Gaza Strip, on Rafah in the south, Khan Younis and on Beit Lahia.

27.05.2015. YEMEN - Yemeni forces fired as many as 40 rockets at a Saudi military base in the area of al-Tuwal in the Jizan region of southwestern Saudi Arabia. Yemeni forces also targeted the Saudi military bases of Jabal al-Dukhan, MBC, Jabal al-Dood , al-Radif and a number of other bases in the area of Jizan.

27.05.2015. YEMEN - Saudi fighter jets pounded the Yemeni provinces of Aden, Sana’a, Hajjah, Ibb, and al-Hudaydah early on Wednesday.

27.05.2015. SYRIA (Hasakah) - Fierce clashes are continuing at Mabroukah area between IS and YPG forces.

27.05.2015. SYRIA (Homs) - Syrian Arab Army’s 18th Tank Battalion in coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF) and Liwaa Suqour Al-Sahra (Desert Hawks Brigade) take complete control of  Jabal Al-Sha’ar (Poet Mountains) and the gas wells situated across this mountainous terrain in east Homs.

27.05.2015. SYRIA (Palmyra) - Syrian Arab Army’s 550th Brigade launched a counter-assault at the Asphalt Factory near the city of Palmyra.

27.05.2015. SYRIA (Palmyra) - IS capture the village of Al-Muqassem after fierce clashes with the SAA in the vicinity of the ancient city of Palmyra.

 

26.05.2015. YEMEN - Pro-government fighters managed to capture the city of Dhale and also the command center of the 33rd Armored Brigade.

26.05.2015. IRAQ (Anbar) - Hashd al-Sha'abi troops patrolling the town of Khalidiya after securing it from IS. -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BybH2oJKzjE&feature=youtu.be

26.05.2015. IRAQ - Clashes in Baiji refinery.

26.05.2015. YEMEN/SAUDI ARABIA - Ansarullah fighters and forces of the popular committees recaptured the base in the al-Makhrouq region of the southwestern Saudi province of Najran during an operation late Monday. - http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/05/26/412879/Ansarullah-Saudi-

26.05.2015. YEMEN/SAUDI ARABIA - Houthi SCUD missile attack on Khamis Mushayt airbase inside Saudi Arabia. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2Z_zy6tBFU&feature=youtu.be

26.05.2015. YEMEN/SAUDI ARABIA - Media reports of Houthis capturing dozens of US-made M-1 A-1 Abrams tanks and modern weapons from the fleeing Saudi army. This is in addition to 130 Saudi troops taken hostage by the Houthis in the last 2 days of intense fighting inside Saudi territory.

26.05.2015. YEMEN/SAUDI ARABIA - Houthi attack Hay Al Fahd military base in Najran.

26.05.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo) - Jabhat Al-Nusra in coordination with Jaysh Al-Mujahiddeen and Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham launched a surprise attack on the National Defense Forces (NDF) and the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) frontline defenses at the town of Al-Rashadiyah, capturing western side of the town. The (reinforced) Syrian Armed Forces counter-assault proved successful, as they reestablished control over all defensive points in Al-Rashadiyah. Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham attack at the town of Sheikh Mohammad was repelled.

26.05.2015. SYRIA (Qalamoun) - SAA's 4th Mechanized Division carried out a fierce assault on Jabhat Al-Nusra, Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham and Liwaa Suqour Al-Zabadani at Qa’alat Al-Zabadani located in the Eastern Mountains.

26.05.2015. SYRIA (Palmyra) - West of the ancient city of Palmyra, IS attacked the National Defense Forces at Al-Qurayteen and Al-Farqalas.

 

25.05.2015. SYRIA (Deir Ez Zor) - Clashes between SAA (SAA’s 104th Airborne Brigade in coordination with the SAA’s 137th Brigade of the 17th Division) and IS in Jafra and Mari'iyah.

25.05.2015. SYRIA (Qalamoun) - Hezbollah in coordination with the Syrian Arab Army’s 20th and 128th Brigades of the 1st Armored Division clashed with Jabhat Al-Nusra at the mountaintop of Tal Thaljah. The mountain top is now under Hezbollah control.

25.05.2015. SYRIA (Palmyra) - SAA’s 18th Tank Battalion is under attack at the Palmyra Ruins and the Palmyra Aqueduct.

25.05.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo) - At the Sheikh Najjar Industrial District in east Aleppo, IS resumed their assault on the eastern outskirts of this area; however, the SAA and NDF at this district were able to repel the swarming IS fighters and maintain full control over the 3rd Sector.

25.05.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo) - Syrian Arab Army (SAA) – in coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF), Liwaa Al-Quds (Jerusalem Brigades), and the Al-Ba’ath Battalion – launched a powerful assault on the militants from Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham at the Al-Ramouseh and Sheikh Sa’eed Districts in southern Aleppo. In addition to their capture of Jabal Sheikh Sa’eed, the Syrian Armed Forces recaptured the Great Prophet Mosque on the outskirts of the Al-Zahra Association Quarter of western Aleppo. Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham, Jund Al-Aqsa and Jabhat Al-Nusra stormed the villages of Bashkoy and Duwayr Al-Zeitoun in northern Aleppo, where they attempted to break-through their frontline defenses and take control of these strategic areas; however, the assault by the militant groups was repelled by the Syrian Armed Forces.

 

24.05.2015. SYRIA (Palmyra) - Clashes between IS and SAA near Jazal Gas Fields area (30km west of Palmyra).

24.05.2015. YEMEN - Clashes continue in Aden. Houthis stationed on the Soulaban Mountain shelled the resistance after they tried to advance on the road linking the Mansoura and Khour Maksar districts.

24.05.2015. SYRIA (Latakia) - Clashes between Islamic battalions and SAA in the village of al-Sirmaniyah.

24.05.2015. YEMEN - A coalition (Saudi) Fighter jet (Type:F-15C Eagle, Serial:501, Unit: 5th Squadron) has been shot down above Bani Hareth, Sanaa.

24.05.2015. YEMEN - Coalition airstrikes continue.

24.05.2015. SYRIA (Al Hasakah) - Syrian Armed Forces overwhelm IS at Tal Baroud and Mafraq.

 

23.05.2015. IRAQ - Iraqi army forces have managed to bring under their control the city of Khalidiya in the western province of Anbar.

23.05.2015. IRAQ - A spokesman for the Iraqi military confirmed the full retaking of the Baiji refinery.

23.05.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo) - IS saying they withdrew from Muqbalah near Sheikh Najjar (which they captured a few days ago) as SAA attack them.

 

22.05.2015. SYRIA (Jisr Al Shughour) - Jabhat Al-Nusra and their allies from Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham and Ajnad Al-Sham are now in full control of the Jisr Al-Shughour National Hospital after soldiers from the Syrian Arab Army’s 87th Brigade of the 11th Tank Division escaped from the medical facility.

22.05.2015. LIBIYA - Gadhafi’s home town Sirte falls to IS in anarchic Libya.

22.05.2015. YEMEN - 5 Saudi strikes in Dhamar millitary base.

22.05.2015. YEMEN - 70 Houthi rockets & missiles bombard Saudi's Thahran province.

22.05.2015. YEMEN - Saudi airstrikes in Yemen capital Sanaa. Target: Attan Military Depot.

 

21.05.2015. SYRIA (Al Hasakah) -  YPG (backed by al- Khabour Guards Forces, al- Sanadid army and the Syriac Military Council) took control over two Assyrian villages of Tal Shamira and Tal Nasri.

21.05.2015. SYRIA - IS captures Al Tanf border crossing between Syria and Iraq.

21.05.2015. YEMEN - SAUDI CITIES under threat... Houthis send missile launchers close to Saudi border after Houthi leader's speech.

21.05.2015. YEMEN - Houthis attack inside Saudi territory a military convoy in border district of Alb.

21.05.2015. YEMEN - Saudi led airstrikes continue.

21.05.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo) - Clashes between al Nusra Front, Ansra al Din Front, the rebel and Islamic battalions against the SAA supported by NDF, al Quds al Filastini Brigade, Hezbollah and Shia fighters from Iran and Afghanistan in the vicinity Bashkoy and Deir al- Zaytoun villages in north of Aleppo. Other clashes are between the SAA and IS militants around the airbase of Kwayres.

21.05.2015. SYRIA (Al Hasakah) -  YPG backed by al- Khabour Guards Forces, al- Sanadid army and the Syriac Military Council seized the village of Aghaybesh that is adjacent to the town of Tal Tamer and located on al-Qameshli - Aleppo road after violent clashes with IS.

21.05.2015. SYRIA (As-Suweida) - Syrian Arab Army’s 5th Armored Division – in conjunction with the National Defense Forces (NDF) and Jaysh Al-Muwahiddeen (Durzi Army) captured the village of Al-Qasr.

21.05.2015. SYRIA (Palmyra) - IS has captured Palmyra.

 

20.05.2015. SYRIA (Al Hasakah) -  YPG (backed by al- Khabour Guards Forces, al- Sanadid army and the Syriac Military Council) catured wide areas in Abdul Aziz Mountain located south of the town of Tal Tamer after violent clashes with IS. Intensive airstrikes carried out by the International Coalition’s aircrafts on the area during the clashes.

20.05.2015. SYRIA (Al Hasakah) -  Al-Shoulah and Al-Qahirah captured by YPG. SAA capture (at the eastern perimeter of the Abdel-‘Aziz Mountains) the village of Qabr Shamiyah.

20.05.2015. SYRIA (Idlib) - FSA/JN attack Kafr Najd town near Ariha.

20.05.2015. IRAQ (Ramadi) - IS forces has captured Malab Al Jadeed (New Stadium) near 8th brigade HQ, west of the city of Ramadi.

20.05.2015. SYRIA (Qalamoun) - Hezbollah carried out a lone assault on Jabhat Al-Nusra at Qurnah Al-Taweel, Qurnah Al-Mesh, and ‘Aqabah Al-Fassikh; this resulted in the capture of these hills located at the village of Faleeta in the Qalamoun Mountains. Firefights are still ongoing between Hezbollah and Jabhat Al-Nusra in southern Faleeta.

20.05.2015. SYRIA (Qalamoun) - The Syrian Arab Army’s 20th Brigade of the 1st Armored Division in coordination with Hezbollah and the National Defense Forces (NDF) has taken complete control of Jabal Shameesah located in the western part of the Qalamoun Mountains.

20.05.2015. LEBANON (Arsal) - Clashes have erupted in the Arsal area between IS and JN.

20.05.2015. YEMEN (Lahij) - Houthi Ansarullah movement have managed to expel al-Qaeda affiliated militants from the al-Houta district.

20.05.2015. YEMEN (Taiz) - The overnight battles erupted in Hawd al-Ashraf and Barid al-Aam districts of the Taiz province between Houthis (supported by forces loyal to Ali Abdullah Saleh) and forces loyal to Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi.

20.05.2015. SYRIA (Al Hasakah) - Clashes between YPG (backed by al- Khabour Guards Forces, al- Sanadid army and the Syriac Military Council) and IS in villages south of the town of Tal Tamer.

20.05.2015. SYRIA (Rif Dimashq) - Clashes took place between SAA and Islamic battalions near Alia farms, Hosh al-Fara in the eastern Ghouta.

20.05.2015. SYRIA (Idlib) - Al- Fateh Army, which consists of Jabhat al- Nusra, Jund al- Aqsa, al- Sham Legion, Ahrar al- Sham Movement, Ajnad al- Sham, Jaysh al- Sunnah and al- Haq Brigade, has seized the village of Nihlaya located near the village of al- Moqbilah in south of al- Mastoumi camp.

20.05.2015. SYRIA (Palmyra) - IS began their assault on the SAA’s 18th Battalion at Al-‘Amuriyah, where they were able to successfully infiltrate past the latter’s defenses after a series of fierce clashes around the northern perimeter of the village. The fighting in the village is still raging. Other IS contingent stormed the western perimeter of the Palmyra National Hospital on Wednesday morning; however, a field source from eastern Homs has reported that the militant assault on the SAA’s positions at this large medical facility has been repelled, thanks to the aerial bombardments from the Syrian Arab Air Force (SAAF).

 

19.05.2015. YEMEN (Taiz) -  Houthis (supported by forces loyal to Ali Abdullah Saleh) made major advances against al-Qaeda and militiamen from the al-Islah in Jabal al-Arus on the outskirts of Taiz.

19.05.2015. SYRIA (al-Suwayda) - IS attack the village of al-Haqef (northeast of the city of al-Suwayda).

19.05.2015. SYRIA (Idlib) - Syrian Armed Forces withdrew all the soldiers from the Al-Mastoumah Camp after Jabhat Al-Nusra and Jund Al-Aqsa stormed the area.

19.05.2015. YEMEN - Saudi led airstrikes on capital Sanaa targeting Attan and Nuqom military depots and Aden. Fierce border confrontation between Houthi fighters and Saudi military. Battles in Aden, Dhale and other cities.

19.05.2015. SYRIA (Qalamoun) - Hezbollah in coordination with the 20th and 128th Brigades of the SAA's 1st Armored Division overwhelmed JN at the Faleeta Barrens. After that Hezbollah and the Syrian Armed Forces pushed their way to the Jaroud Faleeta-Jaroud ‘Arsaal border-crossing that Jabhat Al-Nusra captured last week; this resulted in the Lebanese Resistance and their allies imposing their will on the enemy combatants before taking complete control of this last border-crossing that the JN possessed in the Qalamoun Mountains.

19.05.2015. SYRIA (Deir Ez Zor) - The SAA’s 104th Brigade countered the IS at the village of Al-Muri’iyah, where they were able to reverse most of the latter’s gains that were achieved during their offensive last week in this area located near the Deir Ezzor Military Airport.

19.05.2015. SYRIA (Deir Ez Zor) - SAA achieved a breakthrough at Sakr Island, capturing almost the entire area from the IS; the 104th Airborne Brigade have complete fire-control over the island.

19.05.2015. SYRIA (Palmyra) - In addition to their capture of Al-‘Amuriyah, the SAA’s 18th Tank Battalion and their allies secured all of the axes on the perimeter of Palmyra, including the ancient aqueducts and dam at the western axis, the Palmyra Castle (Qa’lat Tadmur) at the northwestern axis, the Palmyra Ruins at the southern axis, and the officer’s barracks at the northern axis.

19.05.2015. SYRIA (Palmyra) - IS captured the T-3 Pumping Station and the Al-Hayl Gas Fields after fierce firefights with the Syrian Arab Army’s 18th Tank Battalion and National Defense Forces (NDF) on the Al-Sakhanah-Deir Ezzor Highway in the eastern part of the Homs Governorate.

19.05.2015. Syria (Idlib) - Southeast of Al-Mastoumah, the SAA’s 87th Brigade countered the militants from Jaysh Al-Fateh at Muqablah, where they broke-through the enemy combatants frontline defenses and recaptured the western axis of this village near the Syrian Government stronghold of Ariha.

19.05.2015. Syria (Idlib) - At the town of Al-Mastoumah located south of Idlib City, the NDF and SAA were able to recapture the Primary School and the southern perimeter of Tal Al-Mastouma after 24 straight hours of intense clashes with the Jabhat Al-Nusra and Jund Al-Aqsa.

19.05.2015. Syria (Jisr Al Shughour) - 87th Brigade and their allies stormed the southern axis of Kufayr, where they are currently engaged in a fierce firefight with Jabhat Al-Nusra and Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham for control of this town.

 

18.05.2015. SYRIA (Al-Hasakah) - Burkan Firat (YPG/FSA) captured Shash, Khirbat Naht ,Abu Hayyah village and 3 other villages.

18.05.2015. SYRIA (Idlib) - Clashes in Al Mastoumah.

18.05.2015. SYRIA (Jisr Al-Shughour) - The Syrian Arab Army’s 87th Brigade of the 11th Tank Division attacked the town of Kufayr.

 

17.05.2015. SYRIA (Palmyra) - IS has switched their focus to the T-3 Pumping Station and the Al-Hayl Gas Field, taking control of these sites located 20km east of the ancient city of Palmyra; however, the Syrian Armed Forces have mounted a counter-assault in conjunction with the Syrian Arab Air Force (SAAF) to recapture these sites in the vast deserts of east Homs.

17.05.2015. SYRIA (Palmyra) - According to a military source in Jabal Al-Sha’ar, the Syrian Armed Forces have complete control of Palmyra, including all of the points around the city.

17.05.2015. SYRIA (Idlib) - Jabhat Al-Nusra in coordination with Jund Al-Aqsa and Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham captured Al Mastoumah hill.

17.05.2015. SYRIA (Qalamoun) - Syrian Arab Army’s 128th and 20th Brigades from the 1st Armored Division in coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF) stormed a number sites near the town of Ras Al-Marra, where they took complete control of Tal Thalajah and Tal Al-Minkel after engaging Jabhat Al-Nusra in a series of fierce firefights at these hills on the Lebanese border of the Qalamoun Mountains.

17.05.2015. SYRIA (Al-Hasakah) - The clashes between YPG, backed by al- Khabour Guards Forces and the Syriac Military Council, and IS fighters in countryside of al-Hasakah City and Tal Tamer, information reported advancement for YPG and seizing parts of Tal Hormoz area.

17.05.2015. SYRIA (Deir Ez Zor) - The Republican Guard (104th Brigade) in coordination with the 137th Brigade of the 17th Division and the National Defense Forces (NDF) stormed the eastern sector of the Industrial District (Al-Sina’a) and are in full control of this area. Clashes on Saker Island. 104th Brigade was able to recapture some of the docks that were situated at the eastern bank of Sakr Island, along with a collection of farms near Central Park.IS attempted to breach the Deir Ezzor Military Airport for the fifth time this week, launching a fierce assault on the SAA’s eastern defensive barrier; however, the attack on the airport was repelled.

17.05.2015. SYRIA (Palmyra) - SAA’s 18th Battalion in coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF) and Liwaa Suqour Al-Sahra (Desert Falcons Brigade) launched a counter-assault on IS at Mount Qassoun located east of the city, resulting in the recapture of the strategic Radio and Television Communication Hill, along with the Palmyra Castle.

 

16.05.2015. SYRIA (Palmyra) - IS took control of al-Heikal field.

16.05.2015. SYRIA (Qalamoun) - Jabhat Al-Nusra launched a counter-offensive at the southern perimeter of Ras Al-Marra, where they pushed back the National Defense Forces from the Lebanese border-crossing to the strategic hill of Tal Al-Moussa, which overlooks Jaroud ‘Arsal. Attack on Tal Al-Moussa was repelled. Hezbollah responded with a powerful assault of their own to counter the Jabhat Al-Nusra attack at Tal Al-Moussa.

16.05.2015. NIGERIA - Boko Haram Islamists have recaptured the strategic town of Marte in northeastern Nigeria's restive Borno state.

16.05.2015. SYRIA (Qalamoun) - Clashes between Hezbollah supported by SAA and JN NE from Tallit Moussa and on the outskirts of Flita.

16.05.2015. IRAQ (Anbar) - The Iraqi Interior Ministry also said that a major counter-offensive has already begun to push the IS out of Ramadi. It added that reinforcements have been sent to the city.

16.05.2015. IRAQ (Baiji) - Baiji (town) confirmed under IS control. - http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/05/16/411286/Iraq-Haider-alAbadi-Anbar-Ramadi-ISIL-ISIS

16.05.2015. SYRIA (Palmyra) - The field source from Suqour Al-Sahra reported that fierce firefights between the Syrian Armed Forces and the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) took place throughout the night (15/16.05.2015.); specifically, fighting was reported at the outskirts of the Palmyra National Hospital, the Bakheetan Checkpoint, and the Al-Athriyah Castle at Mount Qaysoun. After the intense firefights ended around 6:30 A.M. on Saturday morning, the Syrian Armed Forces were in complete control of Palmyra and the Al-‘Amuriyah District’s housing quarter.

16.05.2015. IRAQ (Anbar) - IS has also taken control of western Anbar town of Jubbah.

16.05.2015. IRAQ (Anbar) - IS fighters have captured and raised black flag over main government compound in the strategic capital of Iraq’s Anbar province - Ramadi. Ramadi under IS control!

16.05.2015. SYRIA (Deir Ez Zor) - 104th Brigade redeployed to Deir Ez Zor. In addition to the fierce clashes at Sakr Island and Deir Ezzor Military Airport, a military source from the 104th Brigade has reported a number of firefights at the Al-Jubeileh, Al-Rashidiyah, Al-‘Arfa, Sheikh Yasseen, Al-Kanamat, and Al-Sina’a Quarters, along with violent fighting at the villages of ‘Ayyash, Al-Muri’iyah, Al-Jafra, and Al-Shoula. SAA reentered the Al-‘Aleesh District in the northern part of the Sakr Island.

 

15.05.2015. SYRIA (Palmyra) - Clashes in Al-‘Amuriyah Housing District and South of Air Base. Northeast of Palmyra, the SAA’s 18th Tank Battalion in coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF) continued their counter-offensive towards the outskirts of Al-Sikhanah.

15.05.2015. Iraq (Ramadi) - Fierce battles all over Ramadi!! East :IS forces captured 2 barracks of ISF in the area of Al bu Hayees in Ramadi. IS forces have captured Al bu Alwaan, the biggest stronghold of forces of Sahwaat .Huge this one indeed. IS forces captured bu Al Alwan & district are now heavily shelling the 8th Brigade's HQ. IS forces have entered also the neighborhood of Jamiya in west Ramadi .IS forces have captured Hameem mosque and Raising Takbeerat on loudspeakers in Jamiya district west Ramadi.

15.05.2015. SYRIA (Jisr Al-Shughour) - Following their recapture of the Al-Finar Checkpoint, the SAA’s 87th Brigade and the NDF advanced to Qasr Al-Sa’oudi, where they engaged Jabhat Al-Nusra and Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham in a fierce firefight before they were able to take full control of this castle located in the western part of the Idlib Governorate.

15.05.2015. SYRIA (Jisr Al-Shughour) - At the National Hospital, Jabhat Al-Nusra launched an attack on the SAA’s frontline defenses at the eastern flank of the facility, where they attempted a suicide bombing in front of the building; the vehicle was destroyed before it could reach its destination – the attack was repelled.

15.05.2015. SYRIA (Jisr Al-Shughour) - Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham retake Kufayr.

15.05.2015. SYRIA (Qalamoun) - Hezbollah in control of the Jaroud ‘Arsal-Ras Al-Marry border crossing.

15.05.2015. SYRIA (Plamyra) - IS is positioned 1 km outside of Al-‘Amariyah in northern Palmyra, they also are in full control of Al-Sikhaneh, the SAA remains at the outskirts of the village.

15.05.2015. SYRIA (Plamyra) - SAA’s 18th Division and the NDF took full control of the Al-Hayl Gas Field, Al-Thathah, Al-Fawl Al-Mujawar Al-Hawa, and Al-Sina’a.

15.05.2015. SYRIA (Plamyra) - The SAA’s 18th Tank Division – in coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF) and Al-Ba’ath Battalions – secured the Muktab Al-Dour checkpoint and advanced to the village of Al-Basateen.

15.05.2015. SYRIA (Plamyra) - After a series of clashes at the outskirts of the city, ISIS was unsuccessful in their infiltration attempt to enter Palmyra; this resulted in the SAA’s counter-offensive at Al-‘Amariyah to the north.

 

14.05.2015. UKRAINE - In the area around Shyrokyne (20km east of Mariupol), the SMM observed a decrease in the intensity of the fighting compared to the previous day; around Donetsk airport (“Donetsk People’s Republic” (“DPR”)-controlled, 11km north-west of Donetsk) the SMM noted that the situation remained tense, with fighting continuing throughout the day, despite attempts made by the Joint Centre for Control and Co-ordination (JCCC) officers to negotiate a localized ceasefire.

14.05.2015. SYRIA (Qalamoun) - Hezbollah completed control of around 6sqkm Dahr al-Hawa hill overlooking Arsal & Yanoun outskirts that was under JN control.

14.05.2015. IRAQ - IS has launched an attack at Haditha.

14.05.2015. IRAQ - North baghdad: IS forces stormed and destroyed the HQ's of Sahwat leader, 'Jasim Mashadani' in Tarmiya Area.

14.05.2015. IRAQ - Jubbah north of Al Baghdadi has fallen to IS.

14.05.2015. IRAQ (Al Anbar) - IS forces have captured the cement factory in Al Karamah eastern Fallujah and all military bases around it.

14.05.2015. SYRIA (Palmyra) - Clashes between IS and the SAA around the city of Palmyra after IS advancement and seizing the town of Al-Sikhaneh.

 

13.05.2015. UKRAINE - Fighting around Donetsk and Shyrokyne.

13.05.2015. SYRIA (Al Hasakah) - SAA and their allies took control of Rafraf and Mufraq Al-Sadeeq in the Al-Hasakah District on 12.05.2015.

13.05.2015. SYRIA (Jisr Al-Shughour) - Syrian Arab Army’s 87th Brigade of the 11th Tank Division took complete control of Al-Kufayr.

13.05.2015. SYRIA (Qalamoun) - Hezbollah has succeeded in capturing the mountain top of Tal Al-Moussa in the Qalamoun Mountains after engaging Jabhat Al-Nusra in a fierce firefight at this rugged area that is overlooking the Lebanese province of Ba’albak.

13.05.2015. YEMEN - Clashes between the Houthi Ansarullah fighters and forces loyal to Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi in the southern and central provinces of Ta’izz and Ma'rib.

13.05.2015. YEMEN - KSA continued airstrikes although announced ceasefire. Saudi warplanes hit the district of Malahidh in the northwestern Sa’ada Province.

13.05.2015. SYRIA (Qalamoun) - Hezbollah took complete control of Tal Al-‘Alam and Tal Al-Jarafa after clashes with Jabhat Al-Nusra.

 

12.05.2015. SYRIA - (Qalamoun) - Al-Baarooh Mountain captured by the Syrian Army.

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12.05.2015. SYRIA - (Qalamoun) - Hezbollah in coordination with the Syrian Arab Army’s 1st Armored Division and the National Defense Forces (NDF) – carried out assault on Jabhat Al-Nusra at Qurnah Al-Musharawa’, where they captured the hill of Ghali Murtafat.

12.05.2015. SYRIA - (Qalamoun) - Hezbollah and allies advanced to Beit ‘Abdel-Haqq, where they asserted full control over this village controlled by Jabhat Al-Nusra.

12.05.2015. SYRIA (Idlib) - Clashes in Musben (NE of Ariha).

12.05.2015. SYRIA - (Qalamoun) - The Syrian Arab Army’s 1st Armored Division in coordination with Hezbollah and the National Defense Forces (NDF) – has established full control over the border-crossing at Ma’br Al-Kharbah.

12.05.2015. UKRAINE - Clashes in and around the destroyed Donetsk People’s Republic” (“DPR”)-controlled Donetsk airport (8km north-west of Donetsk) and Shyrokyne (20km east of Mariupol).

 

11.05.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo) - IS clashes with Islamic battalions around Tal Malid village near Mare’ city.

11.05.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo) - Clashes continue between SAA and IS around Kuweyres air base.

11.05.2015. SYRIA (Jisr Al-Shughour) - Clashes continued around the national hospital between SAA backed by Hezbollah against Islamic battalions and Jabhat al-Nusra.

11.05.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo) - Clashes between SAA and the Islamic Battalions in the neighborhood of al- Rashidin.

11.05.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo) - Clashes between IS and the rebels and Islamic battalions around Soran I’zaz area north of Aleppo.

11.05.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo) - Clashes between SAA and the rebel and Islamic battalions on the outskirts of the neighborhood of Bostan al-Qaser.

11.05.2015. SYRIA (Al Hasakah) - Clashes in Tal Brak countryside after an attack by the IS on the area.

11.05.2015. SYRIA (Deir Ez Zor) - Clashes between SAA and IS in Hweja Saker and around the airport.

11.05.2015. SYRIA (Hama) - Clashes between SAA and rebels in Sahel al-Ghab in north west of Hama.

11.05.2015. SYRIA (Homs) - Clashes are taking place between SAA and IS members around the gas-field of Sha’er in east of Homs.

11.05.2015. SYRIA (Hama) - Clashes are taking place between SAA and rebels and Islamic battalions around the power plant in Zayzoun village.

11.05.2015. SYRIA (Qalamoun) - The Syrian Arab Army’s 1st Armored Division – in coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF) and Hezbollah – has captured Jabeh Mountains (located near the Al-Moussa Hill and the Hezbollah-controlled town of Faleeta) after fierce clashes with Jabhat Al-Nusra.

11.05.2015. SYRIA (Jisr Al Shughour) - Tall Sheikh AL Khataab recaptured by rebels.

 

10.05.2015. UKRAINE - Ongoing fighting in and around Donetsk airport and Shyrokyne.

10.05.2015. YEMEN (Taiz) - Houthis have been making advancements in the past three days. Fierce fighting was reported by locals on 60 Street, which has been a battle location for more than three days. Popular Resistance were able to regain control over “Al Ekhwa” district and take over Zayed Park.

10.05.2015. SYRIA (Al Hasakah) - Clashes continue between YPG and IS around the western countryside of Tal Tamir on the road into Aleppo, amid advances for YPG in the area.

10.05.2015. SYRIA (Jisr Al Shughour) - SAA Tiger forces overwhelmed the militants from Jabhat Al-Nusra and Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham at Tal Sheikh Al-Khataab, taking control of this hill overlooking parts of the ‘Ayn Al-Souda District at the outskirts of Jisr Al-Shughour.

10.05.2015. SYRIA (Qalamoun) - Hezbollah began their operations on Sunday morning with a fierce assault on Jabhat Al-Nusra’s positions at Mi’rsah Al-Shmaliyah, Tal-Dawrat, Sahel Al-Mi’rsah, and ‘Aqbah ‘Umm Al-Rakab in the western part of the Qalamoun Mountains, where they successfully took control of these small villages near the Lebanese border.

10.05.2015. SYRIA (Qalamoun) - The SAA’s 1st Armored Division carried out a number of attacks on Sunday, capturing the village of Wadi Al-Kinissah from Jabhat Al-Nusra; this village is located between the towns of ‘Assal Al-Ward to the west and the Al-Jubbah Heights to the northeast.

 

09.05.2015. IRAQ (Kirkuk) - Peshmerga forces liberated Tal Rabaah village southwest of Daqoq district /40 km south of Kirkuk.

09.05.2015. IRAQ - Clashes inside Baiji Refinery.

09.05.2015. SYRIA (Deir Ez Zor) - IS on the offensive, they attacked the Al-Sina’a (Industrial), Al-‘Arfa, Al-Rusafa, Al-Rashidiyah, Jubeileh, Al-Kanamat, and Al-Haweeqa Quarters of the provincial capital, along with the villages of Al-Jafra and Al-Muri’iyah; this assault also included the besiegement of Sakr Island and the Deir Ezzor Military Airport.

09.05.2015. SYRIA (Jisr Al Shughour) - Rebels denied reports of Sugar Factory takeover by SAA.

09.05.2015. UKRAINE - Ongoing fighting in and around Donetsk airport and Shyrokyne.

09.05.2015. UKRAINE (Mariupol) - Reports of heavy weapons on both sides of the contact line, noting in particular a large concentration of tanks in a DPR-controlled area north-east of Mariupol.

09.05.2015. New page/map added (Yemen-Aden).

09.05.2015. SYRIA (Qalamoun) - Hezbollah continue counter-attack against JAN/FSA.

 

08.05.2015. SYRIA (Deir Ez Zor) - Clashes between IS and SAA Southeast and East of airport.

08.05.2015. SYRIA (Rif Dimashq) - Clashes continue between IS and rebels around al-Hajar al-Aswad south of Damascus.

08.05.2015. SYRIA (Qalamoun) - Assal Al Ward captured by Hezbollah.

 

07.05.2015. SYRIA (Jisr Al Shughour) - SAA's Tiger Forces capture Sugar Factory.

07.05.2015. YEMEN (Aden) - Fighting is currently concentrated in Aden’s Tawahi district, where Houthi forces were making advances.

 

06.05.2015. SYRIA (Damascus) - Jaysh al-Islam (re)capture Mayda'a.

06.05.2015. SYRIA (Quneitera) - Ahrar al-Sham, Jabhat al-Nusra and Islamic battalions captured al-Qahtania village.

 

05.05.2015. YEMEN - Yemeni tribes entered Saudi soil from Yemen’s northwestern Sa’ada Province and took control of 4 military posts in (KSA) Najran and Jazan regions.

05.05.2015. SYRIA (Rif Dimashq) - Clashes between SAA, backed by NDF and Hezbollah, against the JNA and FSA in Jrud al-Qalamoun.

05.05.2015. SYRIA (Damascus) - Clashes between the SAA against the FSA around the town of Zibdin in the Eastern Ghouta.

05.05.2015. SYRIA (Damascus) - Clashes between SAA backed by NDF and Hezbollah, against the JNA and FSA in the neighborhood of Jobar.

05.05.2015. SYRIA (Deir Ez Zor) - Clashes erupted between SAA and IS in the neighborhoods of al- Hwayqa and al- Rashidiyyi.

05.05.2015. SYRIA (Quneitera) - Clashes between JAN and FSA against Jaysh al- Jihad renewed in the town of al-Qahtania.

05.05.2015. SYRIA (Quneitera) - Clashes between SAA and NDF against the JAN and FSA near al-Baath and town of Khan Arnabah.

05.05.2015. SYRIA (Daraa) - Clashes took place yesterday night between the SAA the FSA east of Inkhel.

05.05.2015. SYRIA (Al-Hasakah) - Clashes had broken out between YPG, backed by al- Khabour Guards Forces and the Syriac Military Council, and IS in south of Tal Tamer.

05.05.2015. SYRIA (Al-Hasakah) - According to a military source in Al-Hasakah, the SAA and their allies captured the following eight villages on Monday: Al-Salihiyah, Al-Hamir, Ward Al-Shaqra, Sakhar, Al-Sarrab, Al-Mujeebrah, Rajman, and Al-Tabah.

05.05.2015. SYRIA (Idlib) - Clashes at the Al-Mastouma Orchards, where Jabhat Al-Nusra and Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham attempted to infiltrate into after the SAA’s Tiger Forces took complete control of this rugged area – the breach attempt was unsuccessful. East of Al-Mastouma, firefights between the NDF and Jabhat Al-Nusra continued at Tal Masayabeen.

05.05.2015. SYRIA (Jisr Al Shughour) - SAA's Tiger Forces continued their assault on Jabhat Al-Nusra at the Sugar Factory, taking complete control of the southern and eastern perimeters.

05.05.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo) - IS attacked Kuwayres Air Base. The attack was repelled.

05.05.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo) - Ahrar Al-Sham (re)capture Tal SyrianTel (hill near Tal Ma’ar Tab’i, east of Ariha). Ahrar Al-Sham attack on Tal Ma’ar Tab’i repelled by SAA.

 

04.05.2015. SYRIA (Qalamoun) - Nusra Front militants and members of the Islamic Brigade attacked Hezbollah positions on the outskirts of the Lebanese border enclave of Tfeil, the Qalamoun towns of Jreijeer, Jibba and the village of Asal al-Ward.

04.05.2015. SYRIA (Idlib) - Tal Ma’ar Tab’i (east of Ariha) - CONTESTED

04.05.2015. SYRIA - “Jaysh Al-Fatah” launched another assault on the Jisr Al-Shughour National Hospital. SAA (supported by SAAF) has repelled the attack.

 

03.05.2015. YEMEN - S. Arabia denies deployment of ground forces to Yemen’s Aden.

03.05.2015. YEMEN - A 'limited' Saudi-led force is on the ground in Yemen's strategic port of Aden and more troops are on their way.

03.05.2015. SYRIA (Rif Dimashq-East Ghouta) - Syrian Arab Army’s 105th Brigade of the Republican Guard in coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF) broke through the frontline defenses of Jaysh Al-Islam at Mayda'a and took complete control of this town.

03.05.2015. SYRIA (Latakia) - Raweesah Al-Ghanam (11km west of Salma) under SAA/NDF control.

 

02.05.2015. UKRAINE - Ceasefire violations (shelling) in and around Donetsk airport.

02.05.2015. UKRAINE - Ceasefire violations (shelling) in Shyrokyne (20km east of Mariupol)

02.05.2015. UKRAINE - Ceasefire violations - Just outside government-controlled Mykolaivka (41km south of Donetsk), three outgoing tank rounds fired from a location approximately 2km to the north.

02.05.2015. UKRAINE - Ceasefire violations - Artillery round impact 10km to the north of its position in “Lugansk People’s Republic” (“LPR”)-controlled Molodizhne (62km west of Luhansk).

02.05.2015. SYRIA (Aleppo) - Clashes continue between SAA and Islamic battalions backed by Jabhat al-Nusra in al-Maysat area in the eastern entrance of Aleppo.

02.05.2015. SYRIA (Jisr Al Shughour) - SAA capture Al-Misheek (north of Al-Ziyarah). Qastoun, Qameenas, Fayloun, Koreen, and Muqablah contested.

02.05.2015. YEMEN - Saudi-led airstrikes continue despite last week’s announcement that the bombing would cease.

 

01.05.2015. UKRAINE - Approximately seven members of the Azov volunteer battalion took over an SMM observation point 4km north-west of Shyrokyne.

01.05.2015. SYRIA (Jisr Al Shughour) - Jabhat Al-Nusra suicide bomber attempted to ra