On Thursday night, Israeli jet fighters flying over Lebanese airspace launched cruise missiles at the Syrian government airbase of Dabaa, directly north of the town of Qusayr, 10 km from the border with Lebanon. Continue reading
The Astana agreement (the result of peace talks between Russia, Turkey, the Syrian government, and rebels) mandated the construction of Russian and Turkish military observation posts along frontlines, with Russian posts inside Syrian government territory and Turkish posts inside rebel territory. Continue reading
With the capture of the Yarmouk camp, the Syrian government has taken full control over the Damascus city governorate. This means it now controls seven out of the fourteen internationally-recognized provinces of the country.
This is a map of the reactions of each country that has made statements regarding the Israeli Army killing 60 protestors in the Gaza Strip. Green countries have either directly condemned the Israeli use of force, or have called for a special session in the United Nations. Countries in blue stated support for the Israeli action.
In a restart of the Jazirah Storm operation, fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces’ majority-Arab Deir Ezzor Military Council made a major advance along the Iraqi border. Continue reading
Syrian Army operations in the southern Damascus pocket slowed during the Israel-Syrian clashes of May 9th and 10th, but after the situation cooled down to the point where pro-government forces were no longer at risk, military operations to clear the pocket resumed.
In the late hours of May 9 2018, Israel struck an Iranian base in Kisweh, Damascus province and fired artillery and mortars at Syrian Army positions in al-Ba’ath City in Quneitra province. This escalated into a large exchange of rockets and artillery fire. This map shows the provinces where military targets were struck in both countries.
The Syrian Army, after its assumption of control over the town of Yalda to the east of the ISIS pocket in southern Damascus, used its newfound advantage to attack ISIS positions from the east. Continue reading
With recent battles in Eastern Ghouta and southern Damascus, attention on the Syrian Badiyah (Desert) has fallen off over the past few months. Continue reading