Syrian War Report – June 19, 2018:
Many Govt Fighters Killed In Alleged US Strikes In Eastern Syria
Via the Saker June 19, 2018
On June 18, the US-led carried out airstrikes on a position of government forces at the village of of al-Hiri, located southeast of the border town of al-Bukamal, the Syrian state media said describing the attack as an attempt to raise morale of terrorist groups that are losing the war to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA).
The SANA also accused the US of providing ISIS with various support in order to allow terrorists to remain in Syria thus justifying own illegal presence in the war-torn country.
The US-led coalition denied these reports saying that it did not conduct strikes near al-Bukamal.
However, the Syrian side was able to release footage from the ground confirming damage and showing impact sites of the strikes. According to different sources, from 30 to 90 pro-government fighters were killed and injured in the attack. This numbers includes members of Iraqi militais participating in the conflict on the side of the Damascus government.
Some sources say that the strike was carried out by Israel.
On the same day, Turkish and US-led coalition forces started carrying out a joint patrols near the town of Manbij, controlled by the Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). Photos and video of a large number of Turkish vehicles appeared from the area of the Sajur river.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu even said that “[Turkish forces] have also started entering Manbij.” But this claim is not confirmed by any evidence right now.
The SDF released a statement claiming that no Turkish troops will enter Manbij. However, the group has little influence on the situation. So, all will depend on terms and conditions of the US-Turkish agreement.
vot tak on June 19, 2018 · at 7:57 pm EST/EDT
‘Al-Qaeda in Syria is losing in spite of us’ – Ron Paul
MORE U.S. TREACHERY; SAA LIBERATES 2000 SQ.KMS IN DAYR EL-ZOR; TERRORISTS USE ZIONIST TACTICS TO BURN TREES IN QUNAYTRA; SAA REINFORCEMENTS DEVASTATE RATS IN SUWAYDAA’
Syrian Perspective Ziad Fadel 18 June 2018
DAYR EL-ZOR: A large number of towns and villages were liberated the day before yesterday by the Syrian Army from ISIS residual elements. It was the result of a swift and sudden attack aimed at areas southwest of Al-Mayaadeen in which a confirmed 61 rodents were either killed or wounded. The numbers are based on an actual on-site assessment since the terrorists had no ability to remove their casualties. Many of the wounded were taken prisoner and interrogated. All will be tried before a military court.
An area of 2000 square kilometers was completely deloused on the road between Al-Ward Field, Al-Mu’ayzila, Tammaah, and Faydhat Ibn Muwaynis along a 40 km axis. As I write, the SAA is still dismantling a network of IEDs, mines and other booby-traps laid by the escaping terrorists. It was interesting to note, that the remaining rodents sped away to the American-protected Al-Tanf area.
Al-Hirri: For the umpteenth time, the United States was spotted attacking pro-government militias fighting ISIS and moving ever-closer to the Al-Tanf area. This time, it occurred at Al-Hirri, a few kilometers southeast of Al-Bu-Kamaal close to the crossing at Al-Qaa’im. The groups hit were Hizbollah of Iraq and Sayyid Al-Shuhadaa` Brigades. The actual number of dead militiamen is not known, but, according to Monzer in Damascus, it exceeds 20. The Iraqi government, a so-called ally of the U.S. in the fight against ISIS, first broke the news as American warplanes fired missiles at the military force right in front of Iraqi Army soldiers stationed on the eastern side of Al-Qaa`im.
As many of you have read, the U.S. has now made it clear that it is American policy to stay in the area so that Iran cannot build a passageway to Lebanon. This was announced by an American State Department apparatchik before the House Foreign Affairs Committee. The U.S. does not care any longer about international law.