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SUICIDE ATTACK REPORTED AT MEETING OF ISIS COMMANDERS IN AL-QAIM AT SYRIAN-IRAQI BORDER

FILE IMAGE An Iraqi security source in Al-Anbar announced that a suicide bomber, belonging to the ISIS terrorist group and wearing an explosive belt, blew himself up at a meeting of ISIS commanders in Al-Qaim City at the Syrian-Iraqi border. According to the Iraqi source, the explosion killed and wouned of a number of ISIS commanders. The source added that the attack comes after major defeats inflicted on ISIS by the Iraqi army and its allies as well as the expected start of a series of government military operations aimed at liberating western Al-Anbar. In Mosul сity, Iraqi forces announced they have so far managed to liberate more than 30 percent of Old Mosul and have evacuated thousands of civilians from the area. Click to see the full-size map From its side, ISIS claimed that its fighters were able to down 5 drones of the Iraqi forces in Bab al-Jadid, Bab Al-Baid and Al-Mushahada in Old Mosul. The terrorist group also reported that its fighters managed to destroy two vehicles of …

Three ISIS VBIED Attacks Against Syrian Democratic Forces in Raqqa

On June 25, ISIS fighters attacked positions of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Raqqa City with three VBIEDs. ISIS suicide bombers targeted SDF positions in Al-Jazra and Al-Idikhar districts of Raqqa. Al-Jazra: Idkhar:

Fake News: Saudi Arabia Issues Ultimatum To Putin, Vows To Destroy “Russian Forces In Syria On 3 Days”

A fresh fake news story about the Saudi ultimatum to Russia is circulating online. According to the reports issued by a number of media outlest (example), Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud issued a de-facto ultimatum to Russian President Vladimir Putin, arguing that Russia has to stop “its indiscriminate bombing” and threatened to destroy “Russian forces in Syria in 3 days.” Reports provide few fake quotes of the Saudi crown prince: “I think there is many terrorist groups in Syria that must be defeated. But it’s the Russians who tries to expand terrorism in the Middle East. It’s not difficult to imagine how much the spirits of these terrorists been raised, obviously,Russia is helping terrorists by attacking FSA militants.” OR “Saudi Arabia won’t ‘go soft’ on Russia, we will issue an ultimatum to Mr. Putin. If Russia continues its indiscriminate bombing, we should make clear that we will take steps to hold its forces at greater risk. Russia must keep in mind tha…

SYRIAN WAR REPORT – JUNE 26, 2017: ISRAEL SUPPORTS MILITANT ADVANCE IN QUNEITRA

Last weekend, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and allied groups from the so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA) launched a large-scale advance against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the province of Quneitra. The militants had formed an operation room named Jaysh Muhammad for the purpose and said that their aim was to capture al-Baath town and to reach the countryside of Damascus. On Saturday, the joint militant forces made some gains against the SAA and even claimed that they seized over a half of al-Baath. However, further clashes showed that HTS and their allies were not able to break the government defenses. Following a fail of the militant advance, the Israeli Air Force conducted airstrikes on government positions in the province claiming that some projectiles landed in the Israeli-occupied part of the Golan Heights. The airstrikes targeted undefined number of artillery pieces and two battle tanks of the SAA. On Sunday, the Israeli Air Force carried out airstrikes on the SAA in Al-Baath in Q…