DAMASCUS, SYRIA (10:00 P.M.) – On May 9, after over a month of hiatus, Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) elite Tiger Forces division alongside with allied Army and pro-government paramilitary units restarted the large-scale military operation against the so-called “Islamic State” (IS, formerly ISIL/ISIS) in eastern Aleppo countryside.

After two weeks of violent clashes with IS jihadists, SAA and allies managed to seize 31 sites, including strategic Jirrah Airbase, several towns, a lot of villages and hills.

More than 3,000 IS militants have been reportedly killed or injured in the ongoing battle so far.

Jihadists also suffered heavy losses in terms of military equipment, installations and vehicles as Syrian Army destroyed:

– 19 IS tanks;
– 5 BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicles;
– 11 VBIEDs, or simply, car bombs;
– 6 artillery pieces;
– 9 ammo storages;
– 2 communication centres;
– 61 bases and encampments.

However, the most significant blow for IS comes with elimination of prominent commanders and emirs:

– Abu Uday Al-Iraqi, military commander of IS forces in east Aleppo;
– Abu Walid Al-Tunisi, IS-appointed court judge of east Aleppo;
– Ubadah Al-Da’boul, emir of Dibsi Farj town;
– Abd Al-Rahman Motawe, emir of Thogor town (Saudi national);
– Abu Muhammad Al-Najdi, emir (Saudi national);
– Abu Mosab Al-Masri, minister of war in IS.

This list includes only most prominent and influential commanders, while also many other emirs of local villages and military commanders have been neutralized since restart of the operation.

Meanwhile, government forces continue their steamroll-like advance in the region pushing further south to Maskana Plains. Three more villages, namely Al-Salihiyah, Al-Batushiyah and Al-Sumari were liberated today as a result of fresh assault.

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Assad must stay
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Assad must stay

More than 3,000 IS militants have been reportedly killed or injured in the ongoing battle so far.

What will say Trump ❓ And Ivanka ❓ I guess they are unhappy, because they fill useless 🙂

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Flay the Daeshbags

Better to have them bomb the s**t out of the daeshbags, than to have the daeshbags in control. If that means having NATO kill civilians who shelter the group, then so be it.

And don’t tell me Russia doesn’t kill hostages. the bodies of children at Beslan beg to differ.

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brdlip

NATO is going to do much worse than kill “daeshbags” and civilians.
It will ACTIVELY support the other crop of “daeshbags”: Qaedans-in-disguise (or “moderates”, FSA, “vetted”, as doublespeakese calls them).
Trump came out of Saudi Arabia with yet another alias to those bastards: the “Sunni countries”.

NATO will take side for any of those death cult followers available to kill SAA and allies, it will give them intelligence on how to wreck havoc in Syria.

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Wow, as I recall, nobody invited “NATO” to “bomb” anybody in Syria but what you call “NATO” invited Daesh to Syria instead. Furthermore, “Russia” did not bomb or “kill” any hostages at Beslan as long as you are not hooked on CNN myths. There you had retarded subhumans actually standing on the kill-switches for the IED’s designed to blow up the whole school and ALL hostages (children). What else should the Russian security forces have done to save as many of the children as possible? If you are so clever you can surely advice how to deal with similar situations.… Read more »

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lawmann josto

Keep up the good work SAA