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Syria in Last 24 Hours: Turkey-Backed Forces, Kurds Engage in Fierce Clashes in Northern Syria’s Manbij

28 January 2019 14:14

The Turkish Army and its allied militants engaged in heavy clashes with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the surrounding areas of the city of Manbij in Northeastern Aleppo.

“Heavy clashes followed after the Turkish Army and its allied militants known as ‘Euphrates Shield’ targeted and attacked the military positions of Manbij  Military Council along Sojour control line in the outskirts of Manbij city in Northeastern Aleppo,” the Kurdish-language Hawar News reported.

Meantime, the Syrian army continued its military advances in other parts of Syria over the past 24 hours.

Tens of terrorists were killed and dozens more were injured during the Syrian army’s operations in provinces across Syria.

Aleppo

The Turkish Army and its allied militants engaged in heavy clashes with the Syrian Democratic Forces in the surrounding areas of the city of Manbij in Northeastern Aleppo.

The Kurdish-language Hawar News reported that heavy clashes followed after the Turkish Army and its allied militants known as ‘Euphrates Shield’ targeted and attacked the military positions of Manbij  Military Council along Sojour control line in the outskirts of Manbij city in Northeastern Aleppo.

It noted that the villages of Sokria Kabira, Halounji and Mohsena to the North and Northwestern parts of Manbij city came under attack by the Turkish Army and its allied militants.

Meantime, battlefield sources reported heavy clashes between Turkish Army troops and militants of Manbij military council near the village of Halvanji in Northern Manbij.

Several Ankara-backed militants were also killed and wounded in fierce clashes with the Kurdish fighters in al-Malekia front and Mara’anaz as well as Ma’areh in Northern Aleppo.

Dara’a

The Syrian army found a large number of weapons and military equipment, including the US and western-made arms, during purging operations in liberated areas in Homs, Dara’a and Damascus.

Field sources reported on Sunday that engineering units of the Syrian army discovered a number of TOW and Grad anti-tank missiles and guns made by the US and other NATO members along with several machine-guns, RPGs, mortars, grenades, satellite systems, thermal cameras and military vehicles in cleansing operations in the former strongholds of terrorists in the three provinces.

The Syrian army forces on a daily basis find different types of military equipment made and supplied by the western states to terrorists, in liberated areas.

Deir Ezzur

The US Army sent a new military convoy to Eastern Deir Ezzur after popular unrests and clashes between the people and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) intensified in the region, informed sources said.

“A US military convoy comprising military vehicles and equipment have been dispatched to the town of al-Shahil in Southeastern Deir Ezzur,” local sources in Deir Ezzur were quoted as saying.

The sources reiterated that the US military convoy was dispatched to Southeastern Deir Ezzur after the residents of al-Shahil town held massive rallies against the SDF fighters.

They pointed to the armed conflict between the tribesmen of the region with the SDF in the surrounding oil-rich areas of al-Amr, and said a number of people were wounded in clashes.

Meantime, Southeastern Deir Ezzur is now under SDF-imposed curfew after an unknown group attacked an SDF military post in al-Tayaneh South of Zabian town in the region.

Raqqa

Hundreds of people were arrested by the Syrian Democratic Forces in the recent uprisings against the US-backed SDF in Raqqa’s areas under the control of the Kurds.

The Syrian Democratic Forces have detained more than 1,300 Syrian citizens, most of them children, youth and women, in areas stretching between Abu Qabi and al-Tabaqa, South of Euphrates River, the Arabic-language service of Russian Sputnik news agency quoted media activists as saying.

It noted that a number of Arab members of SDF left the group after the US-backed militia arrested a number of Arab tribesmen in Raqqa.

Meantime, media activists in Raqqa were quoted as saying that the residents of Raqqa hoisted Syria’s national flag and printed graffiti against the US occupying troops and the SDF in several regions, including the town of Kadiran to West of Raqqa, calling for the Syrian Army rule over the region.

The SDF fighters have reportedly severely tortured a renowned tribal leader of Al-Tarn Tribe in the Western part of Raqqa after he in a statement called for the presence of the Syrian Army in the areas under the control of the US and the SDF.

Hama

The Syrian Army killed several terrorists of Jeish al-Izza group, including a notorious commander, in the militants’ failed attack on government forces’ military positions in Northern Hama.

The Damascus Army’s missile and artillery units pounded the military positions of Tahrir al-Sham al-Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) and their allied terrorists, including Jeish al-Izza, in the surrounding areas of al-Latamanieh town in Northern Hama, killing a number of terrorists, including their senior commander namely Manaf Aliwi.

The Syrian Army also pounded the terrorists’ movements in the town of al-Haviz in Sahl al-Ghab in Western Hama, killing and injuring a large number of them and forcing the remaining militants to retreat.

In Southern Idlib, the Syrian Army units also inflicted heavy casualties and losses on Tahrir al-Sham terrorists in al-Khovin Sakik, al-Zararzour and al-Tamaneh after pounding their military positions and hardware.

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