War War in Syria - 2018 (the end !?)


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With the end of Daesh (ISIS) in 2017 in Syria, will 2018 bring the end to the Syrian conflict.

The Russian goal is to eliminate Nusra in 2018 and it started in Idlib and Hama with a big push.

Lets hope this is the end, and the construction will start soon...
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  • JustLeb

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    With the end of Daesh (ISIS) in 2017 in Syria, will 2018 bring the end to the Syrian conflict.

    The Russian goal is to eliminate Nusra in 2018 and it started in Idlib and Hama with a big push.

    Lets hope this is the end, and the construction will start soon...
    I don't think this is the end. Nusra has been digging all the time while the regime is fighting ISIS,
    So It might take more than a year to beat them, this is without considering that Turkey, Gulf Countries will intervene with the Americans to pressure the Russians.
    ISIS was a different story, they were bunch of idiots who went against everyone, so everyone fought them until they are destroyed.
    Even with nusra out of the picture, there is still the kurds, they are well armed, well trained, and mostly protected by the americans.
    So it depends on the americans how they want to deal with them.
    Allowing them to declare independence will annoy the turks, and Basho.
    Giving them great deal of autonomy might annoy them but less annoyance to turks and Basho...
    Bottom line I don't see an official end of the war before 2020, but of course there will be large swathe of calm relatively calm areas


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    10:39 الجيش التركي ينشر منظومة صواريخ قرب مدينة دارة عزة في ريف حلب الغربي

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    Sadly, it's still a long way to go. This fertile crescent is an extremely fertile habitat for all sorts of bad political, religious, sectarian and ethnic germs and bacterias to linger around and reproduce for maybe decades, if not centuries, to come.


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    الرئيس الأسد يصدر الـمرسوم رقم 1 للعام 2018، القاضي بتسمية: العماد علي عبد الله أيوب وزيراً للدفاع، محمد مازن علي يوسف وزيراً للصناعة، عماد عبد الله سارة وزيراً للإعلام

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    Syrian War Daily – 1st of January 2018
    Syrian War Daily – 1st of January 2018

    Hello and welcome to the 293rd installment of the SWD.

    Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:


    Rebel factions reportedly agreed to form a new joint operations room in the southern Idlib, in an attempt to stop Syrian Arab Army’s advances in the region. The operations room will reportedly consist of; Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, Ahrar al-Sham, Turkistan Islamic Party, Jund al-Malahim, Jaysh al-Ahrar, Jaysh al-Izza, Jaysh al-Nasr, Free Idlib Army, Harakat Nour al-Deen al-Zenki, Jaysh al-Nukhba, Al-Jaysh al-Thani, and Ajnad al-Kavkat. For now, formation of the operations room wasn’t officially announced.

    VBIED exploded near the Idlib Central Prison on the road between Idlib and Salqin. Three guards of the prison belonging to the Syrian Salvation Government were wounded by the explosion.


    Approximate situation in the southern Idlib – northern Hama region, HD version of this map can be found here. Source: Qasioun News Agency

    Deir al-Zour:

    Syrian Democratic Forces announced in a statement killing of the Islamic State’s Hussein Abu al-Walid, who is responsible for the planning of the twin bombing of Qamishli on the 27 of July 2016, which killed at least 65 individuals and wounded dozens more. Islamic State’s Amaq Agency claimed responsibility for the bombings by announcing that the explosions targeted Asayish (security forces) headquarters.

    SDF‘s statement states that Abu al-Walid initially joined Jabhat al-Nusra (now Hayat Tahrir al-Sham), before defecting to the Islamic State in 2013. After defecting, Al-Walid received leadership position as an official of Al-Hisbah forces for several regions. Al-Walid then moved to Al-Raqqa, as one of the Islamic State’s “princes” and he was in charge of planning suicide attacks and improvised explosive devices’ attacks against civilians, according to the SDF‘s statement. After SDF took control of Al-Raqqa, Al-Walid fled to Deir al-Zour governorate. SDF located Al-Walid in Al-Basira village and conducted an operation on the 10th of October 2017, which led to the killing of Al-Walid.


    Syrian Arab *** Force targeted Madyara, Harasta, Arbeen, and Mesraba in the East Ghouta.

    Ahrar al-Sham launched a new attack against Syrian Arab Army’s positions in ‘Army Armored Vehicle Base’ (Vehicle Department/Management) and Technical Institute in Harasta. The attack started with a tunnel bomb in the vicinity of the ‘Army Armored Vehicle Base’ on Arbeen axis. During today’s clashes, Ahrar al-Sham allegedly killed more than 20 elements of mostly the Syrian Republican Guard, as well as of the Syrian Arab Army. Director of the Vehicle Department and Syrian Arab Army’s Major General Hassan al-Kurdi was wounded in today’s clashes, along with Brigadier General Mohsen Baiti.

    Reports suggest that Ahrar al-Sham is in control of the majority of the ‘Army Armored Vehicle Base’ (Vehicle Department/Management), while the SAA‘s elements are besieged in Rahba 446 and Technical Institute areas. According to the reports, around 350 elements of the Syrian Republican Guard and Syrian Arab Army are currently besieged, as the SAA is attempting to lift the siege through the tunnels and by sending reinforcements to the city of Harasta.

    Rebel Police Command of Damascus and its countryside reported death of one of its elements in the East Ghouta.

    Evacuation agreement between the rebel faction in Beit Jinn pocket and Syrian Arab Army was frozen due to rebel factions not complying with it. Rebel factions still hold their position in Al-Talawul al-Humur area, from where they agreed to withdraw in the agreement. Rebels also reportedly refuse to withdraw from Sheikh Abdullah shrine, which has significance to the Druze community. According to the agreement between the two parties, the last batch of rebels was supposed to be evacuated after the rebels handed over Al-Talawul al-Humur and withdrew from Sheikh Abdullah shrine.


    Approximate situation in Harasta, depicting Ahrar al-Sham’s siege on SAA-held parts of ‘Army Armored Vehicle Base’ and Technical Institute, HD version of this map can be found here. Source: Qasioun News Agency


    Two Free Syrian Army’s factions, Liwa Shuhada Inkhil and Al-Wiyat Mujahidi Hawran clashed in the city of Simlin, near Inkhil. The clashes erupted when Liwa Shuhada Inkhil entered Simlin in search of Yasser al-Badieah, leader of Al-Wiyat Mujahidi Hawran, who is accused of executing Liwa Shuhada Inkhil’s leader Zahir al-Zamil yesterday. Liwa Shuhada Inkhil declared Simlin as a military zone and asked civilians to leave it. Curfew was announced in the nearby Inkhil, as the clashes between the two factions continue.

    Islamic State-linked Jaysh Khalid ibn al-Walid attempted to infiltrate positions of the Free Syrian Army’s Liwa al-Karama in the city of Al-Muzayrib. However, elements of Jaysh Khalid ibn al-Walid were targeted by Liwa al-Karama’s improvised explosive device, which killed six and wounded 10 fighters.


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    الوطن السورية: تعرض عملية "التسوية" في بيت جن لانتكاسة
    الثلاثاء 02 كانون الثاني 2018 07:09النشرة الدولية

    أكدت مصادر مطلعة على ملف المصالحات عرقلة جبهة النصرة والميليشيات المسلحة المتحالفة معها متابعة تنفيذ اتفاق خروج المسلحين من منطقة بيت جن بريف دمشق الجنوبي الغربي.

    واشارت المصادر لـ"الوطن" السورية، الى إن "تنفيذ الاتفاق متوقف حالياً، والسبب عرقلة المسلحين استكمال تنفيذه"، ولفتت إلى أن المسلحين "انقلبوا على الاتفاق ولا يريدون تسليم بعض المواقع للجيش السوري".

    ووفقاً لمواقع معارضة، فإن ما يعرقل استكمال الاتفاق سببان: "الأول أن الفصائل في بيت جن ما زالت تحكم قبضتها على التلول الحمر، والثاني إبقاء مقام الشيخ عبد اللـه، المطل على المزرعة تحت سيطرتها".

    ووفق المواقع، فإن معظم من في بيت جن يرغبون بالتسوية، إلا أنهم يرغبون في بقاء التلول والمقام بيدهم من دون دخول قوات الجيش العربي السوري إليها، وهذا ما ترفضه الحكومة، متوقعة أن تتعرض عملية "التسوية" لانتكاسة.