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BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:24 P.M.) – Four soldiers belonging to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) have just been killed after artillery units of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) shelled their position in western Raqqa Governorate.

The attack took place along the contact line between the SAA and SDF in the southern Tabaqa region. The exact location of the engagement is currently unknown.

Already the name of the four SAA soldiers killed by Kurdish-led forces have been released, their names are: Captain Hussam Al-Ali, Muhammad Al-Hammoud, Safwan Al-Diyab and Azar Ahmad.

It is worth noting that this is not the first time the SAA and SDF have exchanged artillery fire in western Raqqa Governorate. It is well known that the US-led coalition is not happy with the presence of pro-government forces in the province.

Nonetheless, whether this was just an opportunistic shelling carried out at the behest of local SDF commanders or part of an intended SDF-initiated escalation is yet to be seen.

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Floriangeyer
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The US military will be doing all it can to slow down the SAA advance on Deir Ezzor. It is again a time for cool heads within the SAA as to respond in force would be falling into the US trap. It is in fact a re-run of previous aggressive acts including those of Israel.

This of course why only Russian air power is currently being used in this sector.

Revenge is always best when Served Cold.

The US is also rather pissed with the mess they are in at Al Tanf 🙂

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It’s difficult to stay cool… four men just died because of the attack. 4 people that were previously fighting terorists had to die because of SDF playing games.

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I agree with you 100% but knee j**k reactions are rarely successful in war as they entail fighting on the terms of ones enemy. Far more SAA lives would likely be lost if their resources in Deir Ezzor were split. Patience in war is as important as taking advantage of success. “All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must seem inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near.” “When… Read more »

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Very well said.

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1 shelling is doing it all to slow down SAA? ROFL!!!!!!! SDF or… Some green berets? Or IS roaches doing a false flag? “previous aggressive acts including those of Israel” => There very easy ways to prevent any Israeli “aggressive” acts : 1. Do not shoot mortarartillery shells or rockets into Israel, even if it’s to celebrate Eid and you have smoked 5 grams of “Lebanese Red” hash on this day : they KNOW from where it has been shot and ALWAYS retaliate. 2. Avoid to transfer missiles to a militia that has the destruction of Israel in its manifesto.… Read more »

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I actually deplore the UK de facto support of terrorism in Syria as well as that of all the US Coalition of nation state plunderers .

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The SDF should be given a firm response.If the SDF are not carefull they will end up like the so called moderate rebels.The only reason SDF has been successful in northern Syria is because they have fewer enemies.IF they become foolish like the so called moderate rebels who fight the Syrian army,kurds and amongst themselves its just a matter of time they become innefective

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Where is the ISISAF ❓
(ISISAF=USAF)

So it is clear that tke kurds want to be separate. So they will have to game with ErdoGolum ❗
A very bad game 🙁

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is not ErdoGolum, is CerdoCan(PigDog)

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AMS : not forcefully. YPG has EU backing since day one… US brag a lot about what they’re doing, UK publish details and results of any air strike while the most powerful army in the EU is locally nicknamed “the big great mute” as you have a hard time to figure out what they’re doing… Nevertheless, they are more efficient than USA…
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Probably ‘FSA’ units that want to sabotage the SDF-SAA deal.

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SDF IS SHOWN THAT IT CANNOT BE TRUSTED . BCUZ THEY ARE SLAVE OF US ZIONIST AND THEY WILL DO ANYTHING TO REMOVE SAA FROM RAQQA AND DIER ZOR. SDF IS ANOTHER PROXIE OF US AFTER ISIL. UNFORTUNETLY THEY HAVE ATTACKED SAME TIME ISIL HAVE ATTACKED SAA IN MADAAN AND DIER ZOR. SDF/US/ISIL ARE IN HAND TO HAND AGAINST SAA

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That really seems to be your wet dream in Australia. Again and again purely fabricated FAKE NEWS to stir up confrontations where neither the SAA nor the SDF are interested in such and where is no reason for such either. Nothing about such happenings on any kurdish media, not even from the side of the treacherous KNC and Barzani gang and also nothing on the pro Wahabi and MB media, who usually share this wet dream. In contrary, there was a very peaceful meeting yesterday between the commanders of the SAA and SDF in the town of Ukayrishah (from where… Read more »

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Still NOTHING about it on other sources.
Fake news????
For now, I can”t count the number of times SDF were wrongfully accused and it ended being total bullshit!