BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:40 P.M.) – The month of April saw big changes around the Syrian battlefront, as several parties in this conflict capitalized on the Islamic State’s (ISIL) poorly defended territory in the rural parts of the country.

In particular, the Jordanian and US backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) forces in southeastern Syria managed to capture much of eastern Al-Sweida and southeast Homs after overrunning the remaining Islamic State posts in these provinces.

Meanwhile, in northern Syria, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces seized dozens of villages and towns in the Al-Raqqa countryside, putting them closer than ever to strike the Islamic State’s de-facto capital (Raqqa City).

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) also had a rather productive month in April, as their forces and Hezbollah secured 113km territory along the Lebanese-Syrian border, marking the first time in five years their units controlled the key town of Al-Zabadani.

In addition to their success in rural Damascus, the Syrian Arab Army also recovered several towns in the Hama Governorate (Taybat Al-Imam, Halfaya, Souran) and the Palmyra countryside.

With the recent implementation of the safe-zone agreement, the majority of non-jihadist factions in Syria have now turned their attention to the remaining Islamic State fronts in the country, where they hope to expel this terrorist group once-and-for-all.

 

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El verdadero peligro para el gobierno Sirio es el avance de los mercenarios de EE.UU. en el sur desde Jordania, su objetivo parece ser capturar las zonas petroleras de Deir-Ezzur.

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The map does not seem accurate. I see this map often published by Western sources, and makes me wonder how to get a more accurate, and more to the point depiction of who controls what. First of all, Kurdish area is not this large. It looks like Kurds are controlling this area, when in fact they are not. And second, it is creating an impression that this is really a Kurdish majority area. None of it is true. Why not depict two realities: one, where are Kurds of majority population, and second, which territory they actually control, where they rule… Read more »
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Actually, this map is the most accurate one that you can find at the moment. There are some errors though around Damascus but it is accurate regarding the kurds. Thanks Leith for sharing it

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