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Jul 11 2021

Some Best Ways To Keep Your Crypto Investments Safe

SPONSORED Illustrative image The surge in prices of the most popular cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin and Ethereum, is an indication that virtual currencies can become the easy target of scammers and hackers as they always have prying eyes on digital currencies. It has been said that hackers have gravitated more towards digital currencies as these continue to become prevalent and increase in their prices. It is highly challenging to track the work and aim of hackers as they use intelligent ways every time, and also, their footprints become eradicated digitally. The cryptocurrencies are present virtually, and therefore, when an account or crypto …

Jun 28 2021

Top Chinese Nuclear Expert Jumps To His Death After Accident At Taishan Nuclear Power Plant

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image Originally published by ZeroHedge. On June 14, China’s Taishan Nuclear Power Plant near Hong Kong experienced damaged fuel rods that triggered a build-up of radioactive gases. French company Framatome, a part-owner of the plant, requested the US Department of Energy for assistance as an “imminent radiological threat” seemed inevitable. Radioactive gasses were released, and US officials at the time said the situation at the nuclear plant did not “pose a severe safety threat to workers at the plant or Chinese public.” But three days later, Zhang Zhijian, one of China’s top nuclear scientists and the …

Jun 27 2021

US Combat Drone Caught Flying Over ISIS Stronghold In Central Syria (Video)

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image. US MQ-9 Reaper combat drones are flying over Syria’s central region where Syrian government forces have been combating ISIS with support from the Russian Aerospace Forces, RusVesna.SU reported on July 27. According to the Russian news outlet, US combat drones are flying over the region, in violation of the deconfliction mechanism with Russia, in order to carry out suspicious intelligence activities. The outlet shared a video showing one of the drones armed with what appears to be GBU-38 JDAM guided bombs. One of the drones were spotted right over the Homs desert, the …

Jun 26 2021

Kurdistan Authorities Released Photos Of Mysterious Suicide Drones Used In Recent Attack

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image. Source: fb.com/KURDISTAN.CT On June 26, the Directorate General of Counter Terrorism in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region released photos showing the wreckage of several drones which were used in a recent attack on targets located near region’s capital, Erbil. At total of four suicide drones were used in the attack. Three drones hit a house in the village of Bragh, while the fourth crashed on the mountain of Tearin. No casualties were reported. #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 25%; } #gallery-1 img { border: …

Jun 26 2021

‘Free Syrian Police’ Officer, Two Civilians Killed In New Afrin Blast (Videos, Photos)

Support SouthFront Screen grab from one of the explosion videos. On June 27, an explosion rocked the northern Syrian city of Afrin, which is occupied by the Turkish military and its proxies. The explosion was caused by an explosive device which struck a civilian vehicle as it was passing on road leading to the Turkish-occupied town of Azaz to the east. As a result of the explosion, a child, 10-year old girl, and two men were killed. One of the slain men was identified as Lieutenant Mohamad Hamadah, an officer of the Free Syrian Police which is a law enforcement …

Jun 26 2021

Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units Showed Off Iranian Combat Drone During Its First Ever Parade (Videos, Photos)

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image. Source: al-Hashed.net On June 26, the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) held their first ever parade to commemorate the seventh anniversary of their establishment. More than 20,000 fighters took part in the parade. Originally, the parade was set to be held in the capital, Baghdad, on June 13. However, policies pressure led to a number of delays. The parade was also moved to the central province of Diyala. The PMU parade was attended by Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi as well as senior officers of the Iraqi military. “We attended the parade of …

Jun 26 2021

Drone Swarm Attacked Several Targets In Iraqi Kurdistan (Videos)

Support SouthFront Screen grab from a live stream by the Rudaw Media Network. Early on June 26, a drone swarm attacked a number of targets near Erbil city, the capital of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region. Citing security sources in Kurdistan, the Rudaw Media Network reported that three drones carrying TNT explosives attacked the village of Bragh, which is located three kilometers away from the US Consulate in Erbil. Two of the drones struck a building, allegedly a villa, on Erbil-Pirmam road, while the third crashed without exploding. No human losses were reported. Iraqi sources alleged that Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani …

Jun 25 2021

In Video: Russian Fighter Jets, Helicopters Destroyed ISIS Infrastructure in Central Syria

Support SouthFront FILE IMAGE: Marina Lystseva/TASS On June 25, RusVesna.SU released footage of recent Russian airstrikes on ISIS cells’ positions in Syria’s central region. According to the Russian news outlet, the pinpoint airstrikes targeted a network of ISIS positions, including a command post, a communication center and several ammunition depots, located in the outskirts of the town of Ithriyah in the eastern countryside of Hama. The airstrikes were carried out by Su-24M front-line bombers and Ka-52 attack helicopters following a thorough reconnaissance operation with drones. [embedded content] Russian warplanes carried out more than 60 airstrikes on ISIS cells in central …

Jun 25 2021

Russian Kinzhal Hypersonic Missile-Capable MiG-31K Jets Deployed In Syria For Military Exercise (Video)

Support SouthFront File image. Two MiG-31K fighter jets capable of carrying Kinzhal hypersonic missiles have been deployed in Syria’s Khmeimim Air Base for the first time as a part of preparations for an upcoming joint military exercises, the Ministry of Defense of Russia announced on June 25. According to the ministry, the Russian Navy and the Aerospace Forces will conduct the joint military exercise in the Mediterranean Sea. “A pair of MiG-31K aircraft with the ability to use the latest hypersonic missiles from the Kinzhal complex flew from Russian airfields to the Russian airbase Khmeimim in Syria for exercises,” Russia’s …

Jun 24 2021

ISIS Released Photos, Videos From Recent Attacks On Government Forces In Nigeria

Support SouthFront From ISIS attack in Maynti, Borno. Click to see full-size image. ISIS news agency, Amaq, has released photos and videos of recent attacks by the terrorist group in northeastern Nigeria. In an attack that took place on June 17 ISIS terrorists raided a station of the Nigerian Police and a Red Cross center in the town of Gujba in Yobe State. Four Nigerian policemen were killed. The terrorists burned the buildings as well as a bulldozer before fleeing. #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1 img { …

Jun 24 2021

Central Syria Insurgency: 60 Russian Airstrikes Hit ISIS Hideouts As Terrorists Continue Their Attacks

Support SouthFront Russian Su-25 attack aircraft take off from the Khmeimim airbase in Syria © Dmitriy Vinogradov / Sputnik On June 23 and 24, warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) carried out more than 60 airstrikes on ISIS cells in Syria’s central region, according to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The Russian airstrikes targeted ISIS hideouts in: The al-Bishri Mount on the administrative border between Raqqa and Deir Ezzor; The outskirts of the town of al-Sukhnah in the eastern countryside of Homs; The al-Amour Mount in the eastern countryside of Homs. The VKS’ airstrikes were carried out …

Jun 24 2021

Houthi Drones Keep Coming: At Least Six Shot Down Over Southern Saudi Arabia

Support SouthFront Illustrative image, source: the Houthis media wing The Saudi-led coalition intercepted a total of six “booby-trapped” drones launched from Yemen by the Houthis (Ansar Allah) over the last few days. A single drone was intercepted on June 22. It was reportedly heading to attack a target in the southern Saudi city of Khamis Mushait. Early on June 23, the second drone was shot down while it was on its way to the southern city of Jizan. In the afternoon of the same day, four drones were shot down over the Kingdom’s southern region. “The efficiency of [our] air …

Jun 24 2021

Russian Warplanes Bombed Outskirts Of Militant-Held Idlib City (Videos, Photos)

Support SouthFront A Russian Su-24 takes off on a combat mission at Hemeimeem airbase, Syria, on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015. IMAGE: AP PHOTO/VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV On June 24, warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) carried out at least three airstrikes on the western outskirts of Idlib city in northwestern Syria. The airstrikes targeted buildings and fields in the village of Ein Shib. Idlib city and its outskirts are tightly controlled by the al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the de-facto ruler of the Greater Idlib region. Some sources alleged that the airstrikes destroyed headquarters and a camp of Ansar al-Tawhid, an …

Jun 24 2021

China Equipped Syrian Army To Combat Turkistan Islamic Party In Greater Idlib – Report

Support SouthFront File image. China has supplies the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) with military equipment to combat the al-Qaeda-affiliated Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP) in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib, the Syrian 7al.net news website reported on June 22. An officer in the SAA told the Syrian website that the equipment was supplied to the army’s 3rd Armored Division and the 25th Special Forces Division. Both units are deployed on Greater Idlib main frontlines. The TIP, made up mainly from Chinese Uyghurs, has been active near the town of Jisr al-Shughur in northwestern Idlib, the town of Kabani in …

Jun 24 2021

Russian Nuclear-Capable Tu-22M3 Bombers Spotted Again in Syria (Videos, Photos)

Support SouthFront The Tupolev Tu-22M3 strategic bombers. Source: Vadim Savitsky/TASS Russia has reportedly redeployed a number of Tu-22M3 long-range, nuclear-capable bombers in Hmeimim Air Base, Syria. On June 22, Syrian sources shared footage on social media showing at least one Tu-22M3 flying over the coastal province of Lattakia, where the Russian Air Base is located. The footage is yet to be verified. The Ministry of Defense of Russia has not announced the deployment, yet. If confirmed, this will be the second time the swing-wing bombers are sent to Syria. RuAF 🇷🇺 Tu-22M3 Latakia 🇸🇾 today. فيديو حصري ثاني للقـ.ـاذفة الاستـ.ـراتيجية …

Jun 23 2021

Tigray Defense Forces Shot Down Ethiopian C-130 Aircraft Carrying Troops, Munitions (Photos)

Support SouthFront File image. On June 23, the Tigray Defense Forces (TDF) claimed that its air-defense units had shot down a C-130 cargo aircraft of the Ethiopian Air Force (ETAF). The aircraft was allegedly shot down in the morning, near the town of Gijet in the southeastern part of Tigray Region. Sources in Tigray shared photos showing the wreckage of the cargo aircraft. Now confirmed that a C-130 carrying troops and ammunition was shot down by the TDF in the vicinity of Gijet this morning. Images taken from the crash site show that the aircraft was totally destroyed. There are …

Jun 23 2021

SAA Artillery Shelled Turkish Military Posts In Greater Idlib, Wounding Turkish Soldiers (Photos)

Support SouthFront Illustrative image. On June 23, at least two Turkish service members were wounded in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib by Syrian Arab Army (SAA) fire. The Turkish service members were wounded when the army artillery shelled their post which is located on al-Barden hill in the vicinity of the town of Kansafra in the southern Idlib countryside. The post’s fortifications were also damaged as a result of the shelling. Enab Baladi and several other Syrian pro-opposition news outlets said that the Turkish post was targeted with Russian-made 2K25 Krasnopol 152 mm laser-guided shells. These claims are …

Jun 23 2021

‘Sabotage Attack’ On Iranian Nuclear Building Thwarted

Support SouthFront File image. On June 23, Iranian authorities thwarted a “sabotage attack” on a building of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) in Karaj city, 40 km to the west of the capital Tehran. According to the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), the sabotage attack was thwarted without any human or material losses. The attack was foiled before it could inflict any damage on the AEOI’s building. “Investigations are underway to identify perpetrators behind the act of sabotage,” IRIB said in a report. Official Iranian sources are yet to reveal more details on the attack attempt. Nevertheless, …

Jun 21 2021

Activists Launch “Idlib Green” Campaign To Confront Jabhat Al-Nusra

Support SouthFront Illustrative image Written by Khaled Iskef. Activists and journalists in Idlib have recently launched a campaign via social media, under the title “Idlib is green”, declaring their rejection of the Jabhat Al-Nusra control of the province. The activists attached their campaign to the #023, which represents Idlib’s code for terrestrial communications, calling to reject the spread of extremist groups, foremost of which is Jabhat al-Nusra, and to oppose its rule and practices in their governorate. The campaign organizers said that its idea came after an incident that occurred on June 20, when a group of Uzbek jihadists affiliated …

Jun 20 2021

‘Emergency Shut Down’ Reported At Iran’s Sole Nuclear Power Plant

Support SouthFront Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the Bushehr nuclear power plant in Bushehr, Iran. Image source: Iranian Presidency office/EPA-EFE Iran’s Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant has undergone a “temporary emergency shutdown,” the state-run TV reported on June 20. Gholamali Rakhshanimehr, an official in state electric energy company, said that the shutdown would last “for three to four days.” The official warned that power outages could result from the shutdown. This is the first time Iran has reported an emergency shutdown at the Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant. Tehran is yet to provide any details on the causes of the shutdown. Located …

Jun 20 2021

Greater Idlib: Militant Shelling Leaves Child Dead, Another Injured In Government-Held Jurin Town

Support SouthFront Illustrative image. On June 20, five munitions fired from the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib by militants hit the government-held town of Jurin in the al-Ghab Plains in the northwestern countryside of Hama. The munitions landed in residential areas killing a little girl, Massa al-Saleh. The victim’s brother, Hud, and her father were also wounded in the attack. استشهاد الطفلة ماسة اثر تعرض بلدة جورين لقذائف و صواريخ من جانب الإرهابيين في سهل الغاب _ ريف حماهشقيقها و والدها و عدد اخر جرحى نتمنى لهم الشفاء #ليست_ثورة pic.twitter.com/Ysxk3JXQRW — ‏ ‏🇸🇾 𝕽𝖊𝖊𝖒 𝖆𝖑𝖓𝖆𝖏𝖊𝖒 🇸🇾 (@reemalnajem_sy) June 20, …

Jun 20 2021

Israeli Unmanned Ground Vehicle Spotted On Separation Line In Gaza Strip (Photos)

Support SouthFront The Jaguar UGV. Click to see full-size image. On June 19, the National Resistance Brigades (NRB), the military wing of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, shared photos of Israeli troops operating on the separation line around the Gaza Strip. One of the photos shows a Jaguar unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) conducting a patrol along the separation line. #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 25%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* …

Jun 20 2021

In Video: Russian Forces Blocked US Convoy In Syria’s Al-Hasakah

Support SouthFront Screen grab from RusVesna’s video. Russian forces have blocked a US military patrol which violated the deconfliction mechanism in northeastern Syria, RusVesna.SU reported on June 20. The patrol, which consisted of four Oshkosh M-ATV and International MaxxPro armored vehicles, approached the M4 highway near the town of Tell Tamr in the northern countryside of al-Hasakah without giving Russian forces a prior notice. “The US military moved without prior notice to the Russian side and violated the deconfliction mechanism,” RusVesna’s report reads. Under agreements with Turkey and the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), Russian forces are responsible for securing …

Jun 20 2021

U.S. Failed To Prevent Another Another Rocket Attack On Its Troops In Iraq’s Air Al-Asad Air Base

Support SouthFront Illustrative image. On June 20, a rocket attack targeted Ain al-Asad Air Base in the western Iraqi province of al-Anbar. The base, where US troops are known to be deployed, was targeted on several occasions in the last few months.  In a statement, the Iraqi Security Media Cell said that a single Katyusha [107 mm] rocket landed inside the air base. No losses were reported as the rocket failed to explode. “Security forces are investigating the fall of a Katyusha rocket … that was launched from the direction of al-Baghdadi area towards Ain al-Asad Air Base,” the statement …

Jun 20 2021

Escalation In Yemen: Houthis Shot Down US Drone, Lunched More Drones & Missiles At Saudi Arabia (Videos)

Support SouthFront Screen grab from a video released by the Saudi Press Agency showing the interception of a Houthi drone on June 19. On June 20, the Houthis (Ansar Allah) shot down a US drone over the central Yemeni province of Ma’rib, where they have been leading a large-scale offensive against the Saudi-led coalition and its proxies for more than three months now. Brig. Gen. Yahya Sari, a spokesman for the Yemen group, said that the drone, a Boeing Insitu ScanEagle, was shot down with a ground-to-air missile over the area of al-Mushaj’a in Sirwah district. ScanEagle drones are mainly …

Jun 19 2021

Number Of Houthi Drone Attacks On Saudi Arabia Reached 11 In One Day

Support SouthFront Illustrative image, source: the Houthis media wing Late on June 19, the Saudi-led coalition announced that it had interpreted four more drones launched from Yemen by the Houthis (Ansar Allah). Between morning and noon, the coalition intercepted seven Houthi drones. The drones were shot down over Yemen, likely by warplanes of the Royal Saudi Air Force. F15 fighter jets armed with AIM-120 AMRAAM air-to-air missile are usually tasked with such missions. The four other drones intercepted in the evening brought the total number of Houthi drones shot down by the Saudi-led coalition in the last 24 hours to …

Jun 19 2021

Turkey Pushing More Syrian Militants To Libya: Monitoring Group

Support SouthFront Illustrative image. Turkey is pushing more of its Syrian proxies to Libya despite the recent progress in the intra-Libyan peace process and international pressure, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on June 19. According to the London-based monitoring group, Turkey allowed 140 Syrian militants to return from Libya recently, only to replace them later with 200 militants. The newly-deployed militants are all from the Suleyman Shah Brigade, the Sultan Murad Division and the Hamzah Division. The three groups are key factions in the Turkish-backed “Syrian National Army”. Turkey deployed thousands of Syrian militants in Libya between …

Jun 18 2021

Israeli Explosive Device Injured Two Syrian Soldiers In Al-Quneitra

Support SouthFront File image. On June 18, an explosive device blast injured two Syrian Arab Army (SAA) soldiers in al-Quneitra near the separation line with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. The device was planted inside an observation post of the SAA located near the remains of al-Quneitra’s old hospital, which was destroyed by the Israeli military during the war of 1973. When the soldiers entered the post, the device blew up. “A Russian military vehicle moved the wounded regime fighters to nearby hospitals,” the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said in a report. The post, which is located less than …

Jun 18 2021

Libyan Army Intensified Operations In Southwestern Region In Response To Recent ISIS Attacks

Support SouthFront Illustrative image, source: LNA media office On June 17, the Libyan National Army (LNA) announced that it had intensified its operations in Libya’s southwestern region in response to recent attacks by ISIS. “The General Command of the Libyan Arab Armed Forces directed units of the infantry battalions to head to the [southwestern] region to support the Southwest Liberation Operations Room in the southern strategic direction, in order to track down Takfiri terrorists and expel African mercenary gangs which threaten security and stability and practice looting, theft, sabotage and smuggling of all kinds,” the army said in a statement. …

Jun 18 2021

In Video: PKK Drone Bombed Turkish Military Post In Iraqi Kurdistan

Support SouthFront Screen grab from the PKK’s drone attack video. On June 16, the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) released a video of recent drone attack on a post of the Turkish military in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region. The attack, which took place on May 5, targeted a military post on the Zendura hill in the Metina region. An unidentified drone threw two improvised small-diameter munitions at the post. The strike was not very accurate. In the last few months, a number of similar attacks targeted Turkish military posts in the Kurdistan Region. The PKK also targeted several military bases and …

Jun 18 2021

Iraqi Military Foiled Rocket Attack, Seized Booby-Trapped Vehicle Near Border With Syria (Photos, Video)

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image. On June 17, the Iraqi intelligence and military foiled a rocket attack on an unknown target near the border line with Syria. A booby-trapped pickup truck disguised as a military vehicle was seized by a joint force of the Iraqi military’s 15th Division near the area of Alalkana in the northern Iraqi province of Nineveh. Aboard the truck, five Grad 122 mm rockets and launch rails were found. #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 25%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } …

Jun 17 2021

ISIS Terrorists Seized Nigerian Army Battle Tanks During Recent Attack In Borno (Photos)

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image. On June 14, ISIS news agency, Amaq, released photos from a recent attack by the group’s fighters on Nigerian government forces in the northeastern Nigerian state of Borno. During the attack, which took place on June 13, ISIS terrorists stormed a position of the Nigerian Armed Forces near the town of Katavila. The terrorists entered the position after heavy clashes with government troops, who eventually withdrew. According to Amaq claims, a number of Nigerian service members were killed or wounded during the daring attack. The entire position was also set on fire. ISIS …

Jun 17 2021

ISIS Cells Stepped Up Operations In Central Syria, Attacked Army Supply Turcks

Support SouthFront Illustrative image ISIS cells have attacked several trucks moving supplies and equipment for the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies in Syria’s central region. The trucks were targeted by two separate attacks near the town of Uqayribat in the eastern countryside of Hama on June 15. According to ISIS news agency, Amaq, two trucks were destroyed in the first attack, while only one was destroyed in the second. The terrorists used improvised explosive devices in both attacks. Amaq claimed that several Syrian service members were killed or wounded. The attacks came as the SAA and its allies …

Jun 17 2021

Israeli Tanks Shelled Syria’s Al-Quneitra Post Frequently Visited By Senior Hezbollah Commander

Support SouthFront A Merkava IV tank. FILE PHOTO: Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Early on June 17, Israeli battle tanks shelled a Syrian military post in the vicinity of the town of al-Qahtaniyah in the southern al-Quneitra countryside. The post, which was located around 150 meters away from the separation line, belonged to the 90th Brigade, the largest unit of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) 1st Corps. The post usually hosts 12 Syrian soldiers. However, no casualties were reported as a result of the Israeli attack. Local sources claimed that Munir Ali Naeem Shaito, a senior commander of Lebanese Hezbollah, visited …

Jun 17 2021

Greater Idlib: Syrian Army Strikes Inflicted More Losses On Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (Photos)

Support SouthFront Illustrative image. Syrian Arab Army (SAA) strikes continue to inflict human and material losses on al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and its allies in on the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib. On June 17, two militants of HTS were killed and several others were wounded as result of Syrian artillery strikes, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The strikes targeted the towns and villages of Ehsim, al-Bara, Ablin, Balshoon, Josef, Abadeta, Arnaba, Fatterah, Fleifel, Benin and Sufuhon in the southern countryside of Idlib. HTS and its allies maintain a strong presence in this part of …

Jun 16 2021

ISIS Cells Killed Libyan Army Commander In New Attack (Photos)

Support SouthFront LNA commander Ali Muhammad Othman al-Tabawi. On June 14, a commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA) named Ali Muhammad Othman al-Tabawi was killed in an attack by ISIS cells in Libya’s southwestern region. “Al-Tabawi was killed as a result of a blast caused by a landmine, which had been planted by terrorist groups in the Haruj Mountains, while he was on a reconnaissance patrol near Tamsa in southwestern Libya,” al-Munzir al-Khartush, a spokesman for the LNA military media, said. Al-Tabawi was the commander of the LNA’s Waw Martyrs Company. According to al-Khartush, the late commander took part …

Jun 16 2021

Turkey Arrested Senior ISIS Commander During Intelligence Operation In Syria

Support SouthFront Kasim Guler, aka Abu Usame al-Turki. Source: the Anadolu Agency. The Turkish National Intelligence Organization, MİT, has arrested a senior Turkish commander of ISIS during a recent operation inside Syria, the Anadolu Agency announced on June 15. According to the state-run news agency, the MİT launched an operation to capture Kasim Guler, also known as “Abu Usame al-Turki,” after it discovered that he was plotting a large-scale terrorist attack in Turkey. Guler was preparing to enter Turkey illegally to prepare the attack when he was apprehended by Turkish intelligence agents. “After a period of surveillance, the MİT nabbed …

Jun 16 2021

Syrian Artillery Hammered Another Turkish Post In Greater Idlib (Videos, Photos)

Support SouthFront Illustrative image. On June 16, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) hammered a Turkish military post in the southern part of the Greater Idlib region. According to several pro-opposition sources, including the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, several shells landed in the vicinity of the post, which is located in the town of Sarjah in the al-Zawiya Mount. No casualties or material losses were reported as a result of the shelling, which was most likely a response to Turkey’s military support to Greater Idlib militants. مقطع فيديو يظهر قصف مدفعي لقوات نظام الأسد على محيط النقطة التركية في قرية …

Jun 16 2021

In Video: Locals Intercepted, Stoned US Forces Convoy In Northeastern Syria

Support SouthFront Screen grab from the video shared by the Syrian Arab News Agency. On June 15, civilians supporters of the Damascus government intercepted a patrol of the US-led coalition in the town of Farfara in the northern al-Hasakah countryside in Syria’s northeastern region. The civilians blocked the town’s main road and stoned US military vehicles. Eventually, the patrol was forced to retreat from the town. “The people of Farfara town confronted an American patrol consisting of four armored vehicles accompanied by a car of SDF [Syrian Democratic Forces] militants, and threw stones at it as it tried to pass …

Jun 16 2021

Two Armed Drones Shot Down Over Iraq’s Baghdad (Photos)

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image. Source: the Iraqi Security Media Cell. Early on June 16, security forces of Baghdad Operations Command shot down two armed drones over the southern outskirts of the Iraqi capital. In two separate statements, the Iraqi Security Media Cell said that the first drone was shot down over al-Rashid Military Camp, while the second one was shot down a few minutes later over the Alkrtan district. According to Iraqi sources, the first drone fired a small, unguided munition at al-Rashid Military Camp before being shot down. No losses were reported. قيادة عمليات بغداد تتمكن …

Jun 13 2021

Yugoslavian-Made Military Trucks Spotted With Syrian Army (Photos, Video)

Support SouthFront TAM 150 trucks with SAA personnel. On June 5, a video and several photos showing Yugoslavian-made TAM 150 military trucks with the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) surfaced online. The 6×6 truck was produced by Tovarna avtomobilov Maribor between 1979-1991. The truck is powered by a German Deutz F 6L 413 F engine and has top speed of 80 kilometers per hour. The Truck was not spotted before in Syria. Serbian or UAE little help to SAA? pic.twitter.com/NWtdhsqqb4 — ZOKA (@200_zoka) June 5, 2021 The SAA relies mainly on Soviet and Russian-made logistics and utility vehicles like the GAZ-66, …

Jun 13 2021

Turkish Forces Preparing To Launch Attack In Northwestern Hama, Northern Lattakia

Support SouthFront Turkish army vehicles and military personnel are seen near the Turkish-Syrian border on October 12, 2019. IMAGE: Reuters / Murad Sezer Militants in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib are preparing to launch a large-scale offensive against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) on two different fronts with direct support from the Turkish military, RusVesna.SU reported on June 12. According to the Russian news outlet, the militants, led by Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), will attack in northwestern Hama and northern Lattakia. Click to see full-size image. In preparation for the offensive, the Turkish military stepped up ammunition shipments …

Jun 13 2021

Turkish Drones Struck Kurdish Enclave Following Deadly Rocket Attack On Afrin (Photos)

Support SouthFront Illustrative image. On June 13, a series of Turkish strikes hit the Syrian town of Tell Rifaat and its outskirts in the northern countryside of Aleppo. The town is controlled by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the Russian Military Police also maintain a fairly large presence near the town. Turkish combat drones were spotted over Tell Rifaat during the strikes. The Rojava Media Center said that the drones carried out the strikes. Nevertheless, the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claimed that the drones were only correcting Turkish artillery fire. #gallery-1 …

Jun 12 2021

Russian Aerospace Forces Responded To Militants Provocations With Intense Airstrikes (Video, Photos)

Support SouthFront FILE PHOTO: Sukhoi Su-24 attack aircraft before departing for its permanent base in Russia from Khmeimim Air Base in Syria. © Vadim Grishankin / Sputnik On June 12, warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out a series of airstrikes on militants’ positions in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib. The airstrikes targeted the outskirts of the towns of Ruweiha, Moataf and Sarjah in the southern Idlib countryside. Casualties were reported. #الطيران_الحربي الروسي يستهدف بالصواريخ محيط بلدة سرجة في جبل الزاوية pic.twitter.com/clWgyOO6c1 — همام عيسى (@humam_isa) June 12, 2021 8 غارات جوية روسية استهدفت أطراف بلدتي سرجة …

Jun 11 2021

Greater Idlib: Al-Qaeda-Linked Militants Targeted Syrian Army Gathering With Ultra Heavy Rocket (Photos)

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image. On June 11, the al-Qaeda-affiliated Ansar al-Tawhid launched a heavy rocket, dubbed “Zilzal,” at a gathering of Syrian Arab Army troops near the town of Hizareen in the northwestern region of Greater Idlib. The Zilazal is a makeshift rocket propelled by a number of Grad 122 mm boosters. According to opposition activists, the rocket weights 1,500 kilograms. Such DIY rockets are known for lacking accuracy. No human or material losses were reported. Click to see full-size image. Click to see full-size image. Click to see full-size image. The terrorist group said that the …

Jun 11 2021

U.S. Desperate To Stop Rocket Attacks On Air Base Hosting Its Troops In Iraq (Photos)

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image. On June 11, Iraqi security forces thwarted a rocket attack on Balad Air Base, where US troops are known to be deployed. In a statement, the Security Media Cell said that the Interior Ministry’s Intelligence and Federal Investigations Agency had uncovered four Katyusha [107 mm] rockets along with their launchers in the area of al-Zanbur in the northern Iraqi province of Diyala. “The rockets were prepared to target Balad Air Base,” the statement reads. “They have been dismantled by explosives specialist.” Two days ago, five rockets were fired at the air base. At …

Jun 10 2021

Video Showing Deadly Strike On Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham Commanders Released Online

Support SouthFront Abu Khalid al-Shami SUV after the strike. On June 10, RusVesna.SU released footage of the pinpoint strike which eliminated senior commanders of al-Qaeda’s Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib. The strike claimed the lives of HTS’ military spokesman, Abu Khalid al-Shami, media coordinator, Abu Musab al-Homsi, and Mu’ataz al-Nasir, commander of the group’s internal security forces. Four militants were also killed. The aerial footage released by RusVesna were taken by a Russian drone which was tracking the three commanders. The commanders were reportedly located with advanced electronic intelligence systems. [embedded content] The …

Jun 10 2021

Houthi Missiles, Drone Hit Saudi-Held Ma’rib City In Central Yemen

Support SouthFront Illustrative image, source: the Houthis media wing Late on June 10, the Houthis (Ansar Allah) launched four ballistic missiles and a suicide drone at the central Yemeni city of Ma’rib, which is held by the Saudi-led coalition and its proxies. The Saudi-backed wing of the Yemeni military told the al-Arabiya TV that the missiles landed in residential areas. One of the missile fell in the vicinity of Ma’rib prison, while another struck a shopping center. The military also claimed that the drone hit first responders. According to al-Arabiya, five people were killed as a result of the attack. …

Jun 10 2021

In Continuation Of The “Turkish Policy”: Turkish Housing Associations In Aleppo Countryside

Support SouthFront Illustrative image Written by Khaled Iskef. The Turkish forces started the process of building housing associations in the district of Jenderes in the Afrin countryside, north of Aleppo, in order to settle the militants there after offering them for investment and sale, which falls within the context of the “Turkish policy” followed by Turkey in the areas under its control. Sources revealed that the Turkish authorities had started a project to build two housing associations around the villages of Kafr Safra and Hajj Hasna, so that the houses of these two associations will be “residential villages”, which will …

Jun 10 2021

Central Syrian Insurgency: ISIS IEDs Killed 4 Soldiers, Injured 13 Others

Support SouthFront Illustrative image ISIS cells continue to launch attacks against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies in Syria’s central region, where a vast desert is located.  On June 10, two Syrian service members were killed near the town of Resafa in southern Raqqa when an improvised explosive device (IED), which had been planted by the terrorist group, blew up. The service members were taking part in a combing operation in the region. A day earlier, ISIS terrorists targeted a bus carrying SAA soldiers on a road near the town of al-Salamiyah in eastern Hama with an IED. …