almasdarnews.com – ISIS storms Deir Ezzor in new bid to capture military airport
On Wednesday morning, the Islamic State launched another powerful attack in the Deir Ezzor Governorate, targeting the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) defenses at the Panorama area and Harabish District of the provincial capital.
Under heavy bombardment by the Russian Air Force, the Islamic State attempted to seize more territory north of the Deir Ezzor Military Airport in order to completely besiege this installation.
presstv.ir – Syrian general, eight soldiers killed in militant bomb attack
A Syrian general and eight troops have been killed in a militant bombing attack outside the capital city Damascus, says a UK-based monitoring group.
almasdarnews.com – Syrian Army within reach of strategic water well in Wadi Barada
According to a military source in Damascus, the Syrian Arab Army is now within distance of the strategic water well that feeds into the Syrian capital.
Once this water well is secured, government technicians can begin the restoration of the water supply to Damascus, ending the 4 week long crisis that is plaguing more than 5 million people.
sputniknews.com – Russian, Turkish Jets Conduct First Joint Operation in Syria’s Aleppo
The Russian General Staff said that Russian and Turkish military aircraft have conducted their first joint operation in Syria.
almasdarnews.com – US wanted to use ISIS, Jabhat Al-Nusra to overthrow Assad: Lavrov
The United States wanted to use the Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist groupings (outlawed in Russia) to overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov sad at an annual press conference on Tuesday.
”There are a lot of examples showing that the Americans and their allies sneakily wanted to use al-Nusra and the IS to weaken and finally overthrow the Assad regime,” Lavrov said.
presstv.ir – US increasing airdrops of arms supplies to militants in Syria: Report
“Our expanded precision airdrop capability is helping ground forces take the offensive to (Daesh) and efforts to retake Raqqah,” Gen. Carlton Everhart, commander of the US Air Force’s Air Mobility Command, was quoted by USA Today as saying.
The Air Force carried out a total of 16 airdrop missions in Syria last year; six of those were in December alone, the report said.
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