the President of the Syrian Arab Republic Bashar al-Assad visited a district of Eastern ghouta near Damascus. On Sunday, March 18, according to Al-Masdar News.
As you can see in the photos, which were published by the newspaper, the Syrian leader personally met with the fighting in the area by soldiers of the government forces. In particular, the picture captures the tankers.
According to the Telegram-channel WarGonzo, meeting with the military was on the front line in the village of Hamouria, which was released by the militants a few days ago. It is noted that during his visit, Assad, in particular, checked the progress of the operation to sweep the suburbs of the Syrian capital from terrorists.
Earlier in March the network appeared the video, filmed in Madeira in Eastern ghouta, which government forces recaptured from the jihadists. The footage, in particular, you can see soldiers of an elite unit “Tigers” of the Syrian army.
Syrian government forces during fighting with terrorists in Damascus has lost one of the rare T-72 tanks that have been upgraded with the participation of Italian scholars in the late 1990-ies. Attention to a photo of a damaged car, published in Twitter, drew, “Bulletin of Mordovia”.
As noted in the description of the photo, the tank was destroyed by militants of the terrorist organization “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia). Earlier, a similar machine was seen in the battles in the Syrian province of Aleppo in 2013 and 2014.
According to the publication, of the series “Italian” is, in particular, the modern sights of the gunners, who have stabilization in two planes, equipped with a laser range finder and thermal imager second generation and are also associated with a digital ballistic computer. This sight allows the tanks to detect targets at a distance of 5 thousand meters a day and 4 thousand meters in the dark.
Italian specialists upgraded 122 cars. All these T-72 entered service with the 105th the presidential elite tank brigade. However, as the “Herald of Mordovia”, the civil war in Syria, most of these tanks were destroyed, and at present they are very rare.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had announced the release from Kurdish militias of the city of Afrin in Syria, according to Anadolu.
“Over the city Afrin flying already torn and dirty the symbolism of the terrorists, and flags, symbolizing stability and security. On the Afrin wave the Turkish flag and the flag of the Syrian liberation army”, — quotes Agency the words of the Turkish President.
Reuters reports that Erdogan said about taking control of the city center.
the United States has deployed in the Mediterranean and Red seas and the Persian Gulf groups with cruise missiles for a possible strike on Syria. This statement was made by the General staff of Russia, reports “Interfax”.
According to the chief of the Main operations Directorate of the General staff Sergey Rudskoy, the US may strike at government targets and Syrian troops, accusing them of using chemical weapons.
The Washington Post in early March, wrote that the administration of us President Donald trump is considering new military action in Syria.
According to Washington, Damascus continues to use chemical weapons against civilians, in 2018, it was used at least seven times, said The Washington Post.
the Turkish air force bombarded a hospital in the Syrian region of Afrin. The victims of the RAID were nine people, reports AFP.
According to the Syrian Observatory for human rights, based in London, in the bombing of Afrin on Friday, March 16, killing 36 people, including 27 civilians. Reporter AFP reports that dead bodies lie in the streets, the wounded left on the road, because the rescue centers destroyed by bombs.
it is Noted that for the last two days left the territory of 45 thousand people.