Overview of Military Situation in Syria on August 26
The Syrian Air Force carried out a series of air strikes on positions of IS terrorists in the northern suburb of Latakia. As result, more than a dozen terrorists were killed.
The Syrian Army repulsed an attack of Jaish al-Fath terrorists at the hill of Umm al-Kara in the southern part of the city of Aleppo. Separately, SAA units also liberated a number of buildings in the area of the 1070 Apartment Project, as well as destroyed seven tanks and an armored personnel carrier, belonging to the terrorists.
The Syrian army also launched an advance on the village of al-Moshrefa and its surrounding hilltops.
Mortar attacks, carried out by IS terrorists in the areas of Salaheddine and Sayf al-Dawla, killed 6 civilians and wounded 26 others.
Arab tribes from the town of Tell Abyad located at the Turkish border has reportedly created a new militia group called Saraya Al-Qadisiyah. The group will fight against the predominantly Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in northern Syria.
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AFP reported Friday that the Turkish Armed Forces deployed more battle tanks to northern Syria. The current number of Turkish battle tanks in the area of Jarablus is about 25.
YPG units are withdrawing from Manbij:
During combat clashes, 10 IS terrorists were killed by the Syrian Army in the area of Akrab and in the villages of Al Anz and Um Sharshuh in the northern suburb of the city of Homs.
Deir Ezzor province
The Syrian Air Force carried out a series of air strikes on positions of IS terrorists near the El Tarde mountain, located south of the airport of Deir Ezzor. Several air strikes were inflicted on positions of IS terrorists near settlements Ayyash and Begayliya in the northern suburb of Deir Ezzor. More than 20 IS terrorists were killed during the attacks.
In southwestern Deir Ezzor, Russian warplanes destroyed a long ISIS convoy heading to Jabal Thardeh. There are no casualties among terrorists.
The Syrian Air Forces hit positions of Jaish al-Fath terrorists near the town of Jisr al-Shughur in the suburb of Idlib.
According to battlefield sources, currently, a battle between the Syrian Army and IS terrorists is ongoing near the Salamiya-Israya highway on the border of the city of Hama.
A group of terrorists was destroyed by the Syrian Army during a combat clashes near the settlements of Ofaya and Tal-Sahi in the suburb of Al-Quneitra.
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According to an agreement, concluded between the Syrian government and the Liwa Shuhada al-Islam militant group, local residents will be evacuated from the city of Daraya to the suburb of Qudsiya, which is under control of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA). In exchange, militants will get an opportunity to leave the city freely and then move to the province of Idlib. As militant representatives said, they had to surrender the city due to lack of ammunition.
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Civilians enter buses to be taken to Qudsiya (an approxiamte number is 4,000):
In a separate development, SAA units have destroyed a group of terrorists, consisting of about 15 members, near Al-Jura and the Highway 30 in the southern part of the city of Damascus.
The Syrian Arab Army killed more than 15 terrorists in a headquarters of IS terrorists near the city of Daraa.