DAMASCUS, SYRIA (8:00 P.M.) – Despite desperate situation on several fronts in Syria and Iraq, media wing of the so-called “Islamic State” (IS, formerly ISIL/ISIS), Amaq agency, keeps regularly publishing images and video materials intended to demonstrate military victories of the designated terror group, no matter how much significance these victories bear.

For the last few days, Amaq has published a series of photos from Raqqa front, where IS jihadists confront Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), and from East Aleppo front, where militants are being methodically pushed back by Syrian Arab Army (SAA).

The first photo depicts IS pickup truck mounted with ZSU-23-2 anti-aircraft gun targeting a Russian fighter jet flying in the sky above. The image was taken at Maskanah front in eastern Aleppo countryside five or six days ago:

Ivan Yakovlev | AMN

Next batch of photos shows IS armed drone targeting a convoy of SDF fighters in Raqqa countryside. As it can be seen on the pictures, the attack was somewhat successful, taking into consideration two blood stains left on the ground in the aftermath of attack:

Finally, another pair of images was taken at Maskanah front on Saturday, where IS jihadists managed to hit an SAA tank with anti-tank guided missile (ATGM). It remains unclear whether the tank was destroyed or survived the impact:

Meanwhile, situation on various frontlines both in Syria and Iraq is far from being good for IS. In Iraq, jihadists are literally pinned down in the last three districts of West Mosul, while constantly being pushed back by Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) in Tal Afar countryside.

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In Raqqa, IS militants are about to face a direct assault on their de-facto Syrian capital by Syrian Democratic Forces and their U.S. allies.

In eastern Aleppo countryside, in central Homs and in eastern Hama, the terror group is under growing pressure of Syrian government forces and their Russian allies.

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THERE IS ALSO ANOTHER PROBLEM WHERE US LED COALATION IS PRESNECE IN SOUTHEAST COUNTRY SUPPORTING FSA TERRIOST ILLEGELLY AND ALSO THEY ARE WARNING SAA NOT TO COME CLOSE AND STAY AWAY 55KM FROM AL TANAF . THIS IS OCUUPATION BY US ON SYRIA LAND AND SAA HAS EVERYRIGHT TO ATTACK THEM. AND REMOVE THEM FROM THE SYRIAN LAND. SYRIA RUSSIA AND IRAN SHOULD SEND MESSAGE TO US LED COALTION IN UN COUNCIL AND GIVE THEM FEW DAYS TO GET OUT FROM SYRIA ASAP OR WILL BE REMOVE FORCEFULLY

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These aren’t US troops! If these were, DoD will end into SERIOUS troubles under US law! Actually, even striking the Syrian air-base a few weeks ago was an illegal act, thus, POTUS has some margin but has to be very careful. What you have in Southern Syria is that funds ($500M) were allowed by congress to create the New Syrian Army with SOLE purpose to fight Da’ish. As usual, some of these funds and weapons bought with were diverted and now you have former NySA dudes having gotten allies with Nusra. If US troops enter Syria, normally, it’s to go… Read more »

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“UNSC is not a problem for permanent members : they all have a veto. This also implies that while some criticise US for the actions in Libya in 2011 or in Iraq in 2003, Russia and China are AS MUCH RESPONSIBLE for these actions as others as, having a permanent seat at UNSC, they accepted UNSC summoning NATO to do this!” Talk about history: In Iraq there was NOT a UN mandate that Russia and China could veto, rather a self-appointed “coalition of the willings” created outside and *openly against* UN (and any internationally recognized rule): do you recall french… Read more »