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The Fifth Assault Corps to Defend Deir Ezzor


by Anna Jaunger, via Inside Syria Media Center

As the Syrian Army’s advance towards the province of Deir Ezzor, some new details of the upcoming operation on the total elimination of ISIS terrorists in the eastern region of Syria continue to appear in the mass media.

According to Inside Syria Media Center, the General Command of the Syrian Army intends to actively cooperate with fighters of the Fifth Assault Corps, the elite volunteer-based military force that was created by the Syrian government together with Iran and Russia in 2016.

According to expert estimates, warriors from ISIS Hunters, Tribal Forces, Assad Shield, and the Ba’ath Brigades military groups, which are in service of the Fifth Assault Corps, could be at the forefront of the upcoming offensive operation in Deir Ezzor. Such a decision is conditioned by many reasons.

Firstly, the units of the Corps are well-trained and show high efficiency in fighting terrorists. These qualities are the result a full course of combat training organized by military instructors from Iran and Russia.

The Lebanese As-Safir reported that most of the members of the Fifth Assault Corps already had combat experience in the provinces of Homs and Deir Ezzor. Their concerted actions played a major role in the liberation of the ancient Palmyra from ISIS terrorists, and in the preservation of its cultural heritage.

Besides, after the liberation of the eastern part of Homs, the volunteers of the formation pushed ISIS terrorists back their positions along the Palmyra-Deir Ezzor Highway.

Secondly, according to military correspondents, the Syrian High Command, supported by Russia, managed to organize cooperation between Kurdish Self-Defense Forces and the Fifth Assault Corps. This step will directly lead to the strengthening of the government forces’ positions in the province of Deir Ezzor.

Obviously, the coordination between the Kurdish formations with the Fifth Assault Corps is an evidence of the Syrian government’s interest in the early settlement of the conflict and the destruction of ISIS terrorists.

In turn, Washington’s actions in Syria are extremely controversial. Despite all the loud statements made by representatives of the White House, the United States prefers to stay away and doesn’t take any concrete measures to eliminate terrorists.

The U.S. Special Forces were caught up in the evacuation of the ISIS field commanders from Deir Ezzor, Raqqa, and al-Mayadin, who were under the pressure of the government forces. Moreover, it is even known that the U.S. and its forces directly offer terrorists to leave the besieged cities in exchange for opposition to the Syrian Army.

It becomes obvious that the fight against ISIS is beneficial only to the Syrian government and its allies. The United States and the international coalition only dispense with empty statements, trying to delay the solution of the Syrian crisis and prevent the success of government forces.


13 Comments

  1. The self proclaimed US Coalition and Zionist regime have proven their interests don’t lie in a peaceful, unified Syria. Given their rhetoric and actions to date they would rather Syria be desolated than concede defeat.

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  2. clive says

    It’s not true to suggest the allies have had a half hearted attempt at ousting ISIS, they’ve been bombing the crap out of Raqqa. The RAF have no targets left and have wound down operations.

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    • Bombing the crap out of Raqqa is not necessarily synonymous with destroying ISIS.

      The West helped drive ISIS out of Mosul, true, but Syria is a different story. There the US and its “coalition” (and Israel) have gone very easy on them…even effectively intervening on their behalf several times.

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      • But such bombing could conveniently get rid of a lot of evidence, as Patrick Henningsen points out in his recent podcast.

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    • Where are living to make such pitiful claims ? Very sad to be so badly informed like a 5 function person – the 6th is thought……..try it some time.

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    • Bombing the crap out of a city is “the American way. We had to destroy the place in order to save it”. Leaves the USAF & their RAF tail buddies with the satisfaction that even though “the irresistible armed might” of NATO and its Daesh proxies could not conquer Syria, at least the native Syrians will have suffered untold death and destruction. Same as Vietnam & N.Korea.

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      • PS. Don’t cry for me says Syria, in this clip from analyst Canthama on today’s SyrianPerspective: “The major hydrocarbon reserve in Syria is not located in the desert but by the shallow coast of Lattakia and Tartous, huge oil and gas fields; same in Gaza, Lebanon and Israel, but only Israel is currently extracting from its coast (and stealing gas from Gaza).
        There is big money ready to invest in this untapped reserve; Russia, China, Iran, Egypt and many more countries are lining up …. The war is far from over, but after 7 years Syria is emerging solid, many areas pacified, investment coming and business returning. The revival of its industry and the reconstruction of the country will create a boom that will make Syria one of the most interesting places to invest in for over a decade.
        Right now there is a major backstage negotiation for a broader reconciliation; a year from now, don’t be surprised to hear that Qatar and KSA have re opened their embassies in Damascus: both countries are intensely trying to amend ties with Syria, following in the steps of Turkey.”

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    • Harry Stotle says

      The allied bombing is hugely problematic once placed in its historical context.

      Consider the stages that preceded it.
      First, an illegal war, prosecuted without any proper media, or public scrutiny.
      Then, destabalisation of a country (Iraq) due to woefully inadequate post-invasion planning, memorably described by one analyst as a ‘petri dish’ for radicalism, and political violence (at 03:00)

      As Iraq fragmented the allies (i.e the USA) turned their attention to Syria dreaming up further derranged rationalisations for military conflict. Ultimately we had a situation were the allies were bombing the ‘good rebels’, sorry, I meant ISIS, the very group armed, trained and financed by the US (amongst others) in the first place.

      The USA will walk away from the human catastrophe that has unfolded in Syria just as they did from all the other invasions that have led to nothing but chaos and misery. Remember the frantic evacuation of the US embassy in Saigon; a perfect metaphor for the cowardly way the US runs away from the perennial harms it has caused.

      Curiously the British media, led by the likes of Jonathan Freedland, seem more pissed off with the people who try to point this out (so called conspiracy fruit cakes) rather than those actually responsible for dark, and sinister deeds. The daily the anti-Russian briefings being run by the Guardian tells us that very little has changed, and it is only a matter of time before they will be advocating further military intervention as a means of combating a force that ordinary people cannot quite see, or understand.

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  3. Harry Stotle says

    It looks like US action in Syria is ending just as it began – without a single shred of credibility, or concern for the welfare of the general population.

    The really important thing now, post-ISIS, is that the country is able to avoid the pattern chaos that ensued in the wake of the Iraq invasion – free from American interference there is at least a fighting chance that Syria can achieve this first milestone.

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  4. eddie says

    ISIS top brass evacuated from Raqqa to Afghanistan on Air America, to fight another day.
    After destroying Raqqa, the U.S. (taxpayer) will pay to re-build it?
    Until recently, Turkey was purchasing entire tanker-truck convoys of oil stolen by ISIS from the legitimate government of Syria.
    Russia / Syria is afraid to bomb illegal U.S. bases supporting terrorist groups in Syria?
    The theory of the Kurds ever expanding any territorial control of Syria is a pipe-dream, as it has turned out to be in Iraq..
    Yanqui, go home ! The adults will un-ravel this mess which you created.

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