Syraq SITREP 59: SAA and Iraqi PMU Get Hit by Israeli Strike Near Abu Kamal, Syrians Clash with U.S. Proxies Near Al-Tanf

Syraq SITREP 59: SAA and Iraqi PMU Get Hit by Israeli Strike Near Abu Kamal, Syrians Clash with U.S. Proxies Near Al-Tanf

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched Operation Basalt this week. The liberation of southern Syria’s Da’ara and Quneitra provinces is going forward despite U.S. threats and Israeli attempts to slow it. Israel hit pro-Damascus forces and Iraqi Shi’a allies in the border town of al Hari in Deir Ezzor province. The Israeli suspected drone strike carried out Sunday night, initially blamed by Syrian media on the Americans (likely because IAF jets were once again detected by the Russians squawking on IFF/radar as American F15Es rather than IAF F15Is) struck the meeting near the Euphrates River city of Abu Kamal, killing scores of SAA and PMU fighters from Iraq.

Undaunted by Israeli aggression against a nominal US ally, the Iraqi PMU have bolstered their support for the SAA this week. Officers of the Iranian-backed militia are reportedly joining Syrian government forces assault on the jihadists in Quneitra this weekend. SAA T55, T72 and modern T90 battle tanks were transported by flatbed trucks to southern Syria, with artillery and Russian-supplied Urugan and Smerch rocket fire pounding jihadi positions, cutting militants off from the rest of the Da’ara pocket.

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Syraq SITREP 20: #Trump WH/UN Amb @NikkiHaley Accuses #Syria of Plotting Chemical Attack

ISIS (or as some prefer to call it, USUS) is collapsing across the Syrian deserts, and Iraqi Shi'a PMU militiamen are pouring into the country by the thousands to aid Syria's armed forces in the drive to lift the Daesh siege of Deir Ez Zor. With Raqqa now besieged by Kurdish SDF fighters, and the previously escaping Daesh convoys getting pummeled by Russian airpower, Washington's options to stop Damascus and its allies from Tehran uniting the vast majority of the country's non-Kurdish areas under Syrian Arab Republic sovereignty are dwindling fast. Not surprisingly, the neocons who infiltrated the Trump White House and installed their Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley into office have decided now would be the perfect time for Assad to order a chemical weapons attack to 'justify' his troops being bombed by the US.

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