The Syrian Arab Army’s 137th Artillery Brigade of the 17th Reserve Division, backed by the Qassem Units (Special Forces), launched a counter-attack tonight to recapture the points they lost to the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) in western Deir Ezzor after the U.S. bombed the government’s positions at Jabal Thardeh.
According to a military source from the Qassem Units, the Syrian Armed Forces managed to recapture almost every point lost to the Islamic State militants at Jabal Thardeh tonight.
The Syrian Armed Forces were able to recapture these points after the Russian Air Force hammered the Islamic State’s defenses near Tal Kroum, paving the way for them to seize the aforementioned hilltop.
Clashes are still raging tonight, as the Syrian Armed Forces attempt to recover the territory they lost as a result of the U.S. airstrikes on Jabal Thardeh.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates sent two letters to the UN Secretary-General and the head of the Security Council in which it said that the US aggression on positions for the Syrian Arab Army in al-Tharda Mountain in the surroundings of Deir Ezzor Airport is a serious and blatant attack on the Syrian Arab Republic and its army, SANA reported.
The Ministry said that this cowardly US aggression is incontrovertible evidence that the United States and its allies support ISIS and other armed terrorist groups, and that Syria demands that the Security Council condemn this aggression and force the United States to never repeat it and to respect Syria’s sovereignty and unity.
According to the ministry, data indicated that the aggression was planned by the United States in order to implement it strategy of prolonging the terrorist war against the Syrian army.
The Ministry went on to say that Syria affirms that fighting terrorism is only acceptable within the framework of coordinating with the Syrian government and army, and any action outside international legitimacy can only be considered a blatant violation of Syria’s sovereignty.
Vitaly Ivanovich Churkin, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, has questioned why the United States suddenly wants to “help” the Syrian Army with airstrikes against ISIS after years of doing nothing.
He then went onto suggest that it was actually in regards to the ceasefire situation in Syria.
“US Airstrike was intended to disrupt the cease fire process and to drive t situation out of control,” Churkin said.
He then went onto suggest that the ceasefire deal is in jeopardy.
“This could be the end of the deal between the United States and Russia,” he warned.
He then went onto state “who is in charge in Washington? Is it the White House or the Pentagon?”
“Russia believes the United States attack on the Syrian Army was not a mistake,” he continued.
In responding to Russia’s emergency United Nations Security Council meeting, the United States United Nations envoy claimed that the meeting is “a stunt”, undermining the severity of U.S. airstrikes that killed over 80 Syrian Army soldiers.
Continuing with his scathing attack on the United States, Churkin questioned why they did nothing when ISIS took Palmyra.
He then went onto highlight the shortsightedness of the United States and said that Russia “warned the West about Iraq, Libya and Syria,” in regards to the extremists that have takenover and the instability of those states.
In the Yemeni capital Sanaa, the Regional Leadership of the Baath Arab Socialist Party (BASP)in Yemen condemned the US aggression on the Syrian army positions near Deir Ezzor Airport, stressing that the aggression aimed at enhancing the terrorist groups’ position there and it uncovered the alleged US role in fighting terrorism.
In a statement, the leadership also condemned the Israeli attack on a position in the surroundings of Khan Arnaba town in Quneitra countryside , pointing out that the attack came within the framework of the Zionist enemy’s direct support for the terrorist organizations, mainly Jabhat al-Nusra, which commit atrocities against the locals of Quneitra countryside.
These repeated attacks explains to the entire world the close relation between the terrorist groups and the American-Zionist alliance which seeks destroying Syria, said the statement.
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