Home / News From Nigeria / World News / Syrian War Report – May 3, 2018: Syrian Army Storming ISIS-held Yarmouk Camp
syria

Syrian War Report – May 3, 2018: Syrian Army Storming ISIS-held Yarmouk Camp

In southern Damascus, the Syrian Arab Army and its allies have made important advances over the last few days entering the northern part of the Yarmouk refugee camp area and a farm area west of al-Hajar al-Aswad.

According to the ISIS-linked news agency Amaq, 20 Syrian Army soldiers have been killed in the recent clashes in al-Hajar al-Aswad.

Government troops have also started entering the eastern part of the pocket under a deal previously reached with local militants. However, the evacuation in the area is still ongoing. Members of local militant groups are withdrawing to other militant-held parts of Syria.

On May 1, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced the resumption of their anti-ISIS operation in Syria. The public goal of the operation is to clear the Syrian-Iraqi border from the remaining ISIS militants.

By May 2, the SDF had advanced 8km deep in the ISIS-held pocket in the Syrian province of al-Hasakah. At the same time, the US-led coalition has resumed its air campaign in the area.

SF recalls that the SDF advance against ISIS in eastern Syria was halted when Turkey started its operation against Kurdish militias in the area of Afrin. This clearly shows that the SDF remains the Kurdish-dominated group which mostly depends on members of Kurdish YPG and YPJ militias.

Now, when the Turkish operation in northern Syria has achieved its mid-term goals, the Kurdish-dominated SDF is attempting to show Washington once again that it is its key and only ally on the ground in Syria.

In southern Syria, the situation remains complicated. However, no side is currently capable of launching a successful offensive operation in the area. Both militant groups and government forces are forced to operate using limited resources.

The recent developments in Syria have come amid a new round of escalation between Israel and Iran. Tel Aviv has once again accused Iran of having a secret program to produce nuclear weapons. Teheran has rejected the allegations.

As the war-style rhetoric is growing, the chances of further Iranian-Israeli incidents in Syria are increasing.

Send Money To Nigeria Free

About BalogunAdesina

International political activist, public commentator, Political scientist and a law abiding citizen of Nigeria. Famous Quote ---> "AngloZionist Empire = Anglo America + Anglo Saxon + the Zionist Israel + All their Pamement Puppets (E.g all the countries in NATO,Saudi Arabia,Japan,Qatar..) +Temporary Puppets (E.g Boko haram, Deash, alQeda,ISIL,IS,...)"
x

Check Also

Dec. 29, 2016, photo, released by the semi-official Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA), shows long-range S-200 missile fired in a military drill in the port city of Bushehr, on the northern coast of Persian Gulf, Iran. (Amir Kholousi, ISNA via AP)

Non-Prophylactically Ironic Dome over the Occupied Palestine

By Mansoureh Tajik for the Saker Blog Exactly at 1:20 am (Tehran time) on Thursday, April 22, 2021 a missile hit near Dimona nuclear reactor, the “secret” nuclear site in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The Jerusalem Post headlined the event as “Syrian missile lands near Dimona nuclear reactor, interception fails.”[1] The article went on to story the event as follows: “It was unclear at first from where the missile was launched. Several signs indicated it having been launched from Iraq, while ...