Speaking at the US military budget signing ceremony on December 12, 2017 Donald Trump said the United States destroyed the Islamic State terrorist organization in Syria and Iraq. In February 2018 Pentagon declared withdrawal from Iraq but voiced no intentions to leave Syria though.
Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) said Sunday that they were ready to comply with UN Security Council resolution on the ceasefire in Syria, but retain the right to respond to aggression.
The Free Syrian Army (FSA) factions shelled the positions of the government troops throughout the country, claiming their actions support the militants encircled in Eastern Ghouta.
Commander of the 2nd Corps in the co-called Syrian National Army Hassan Al-Ahmad was killed in a mine explosion in Deir Sawan village in the Kurdish-dominated Afrin region in northern Aleppo.
The US-led international coalition has carried out several airstrikes on Hajin town of Deir Ezzor province.
ISIS terrorists have reportedly killed at least 7 their members in Ash-Sha’fah village of Deir Ezzor province.
In recent days east Daraa province has witnessed a series of attacks on militants of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham group (HTS), the last target being an HTS Sharia judge Yahya al-Qaysi.
Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) militants have abandoned several areas in Idlib province after clashes with the recently formed Jabhat Tahrir Souriya (Syria’s Liberation Front).