A survey that has been recently conducted by Syrian activists in Latakia, Aleppo and Damascus to determine Syrians’ attitude towards the role of foreign countries and international organisations in the settlement of the Syrian conflict showed that Syrians welcome Russian efforts and oppose to the intervention of US and Western allies.
Armed opposition factions active in Homs province have united in a new structure under the name of “4th Corps” of the so-called Syrian National Army, a Turkish-backed coalition which includes Free Syrian Army (FSA) groups active in Northern Syria.
The US military was forced to deploy additional units to the city of Manbij and the areas south of Euphrates river after the Kurdish Dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) left their positions and headed to Afrin enclave to repel the Turkish offensive.
According to the source, at least 12 ISIS terrorists were released by the US-backed fighters from jails in Raqqa.
The source claims members of Kurdish armed groups arrest local residents of Manbij and Raqqa and forcibly head them for war with Turkey.
Turkish jets drop leaflets calling civilians staying in Afrin stop supporting Kurdish fighters, who use them as “human shield” and leave the territory held by the Kurdish forces.
The UK significantly increased its military presence in southern Syria.
The SAA units involved in a mopping-up operation in areas of Eastern Ghouta have come across a large arms depot including weapons made in France.