Syria in the Last 24 Hours

Army Regains Control over Strategic Towns near Aleppo Industrial City

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army seized back control over two strategic towns in Aleppo countryside in the Northern parts of the country.

The army units took control of Al-Moqbeleh and Al-Mohseniya towns in Aleppo Industrial City in the Northeastern parts of Al-Sheikh Najjar Industrial City on Monday.

The Syrian army has now completed its siege of Aleppo Industrial City, paving the way for its imminent liberation operations against the militants in there.

On Saturday, reports said that the Syrian army units are preparing for a full-fledged war in the Northern city of Aleppo.

Military analysts say after the liberation of Aleppo prison the Syrian army has ushered in a new era in its confrontations with the militants.

The army units have regained control of several strategic areas in Aleppo, including Tal Qazan as well as air defense bases and a major part of the region that was previously under fire by the militant groups.

 Syrian Army Launches Fresh Operations to Liberate Strategic Hills Near Lebanese Border

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army started fresh operations to liberate a number of strategic hills near the country’s border with Lebanon.

The Syrian army units are engaged in fierce clashes with the militants in a region across the border from Lebanon’s Arsal region to liberate several strategic hills in there.

The latest reports from the battlefield said army units are now trying to liberate Zahr Al-Rahveh hills.

Also in the past 24 hours, the Syrian army purged 7 towns in Qamishli countryside of armed groups.

The seven towns included Khorbah Jadou, Abu Jalal, Khorbah Jamou, Molouk al-Saraya, Om Jafar, al-Jadidah and Om Jafar Azou.

The Syrian forces freed the towns after massive military operations in Reef (countryside) Qamishli in Hasaka province in the Northeastern parts of the country.

Also on Sunday, a military source said that the Syrian army restored security and stability to Zgharo village and regained control over Zgharo mountain in Rabiaa district in the Northern countryside of Lattakia.

The source told the state news agency that army units also killed a number of militants and destroyed their weapons and ammunition.

A military source said that an army unit foiled armed groups’ attempt to infiltrate towards the safe areas in al-Ashrafiyeh in Aleppo city, killing and injuring a number of militants.

In Qunaitera, an army unit destroyed several vehicles with all militants inside in the villages of Ain al-Tina, al-Alia, Tal al-Mahes, Tal al-Jabia, al-Sawwaia and al-Hajja.

Army units targeted militants’ concentration centers in the villages of Haurata, Om Sharshouh, al-Tiba in Homs countryside, killing many militants and injuring others.

Syrian army on Sunday restored security and stability to Zgharo village and regained control over Zgharo mountain in Rabiaa district in the Northern countryside of Lattakia, a military source said.

The source told the state news agency that army units also killed a number of militants and destroyed their weapons and ammunition.

A military source said that an army unit foiled armed groups’ attempt to infiltrate towards the safe areas in al-Ashrafiyeh in Aleppo city, killing and injuring a number of militants.

Meantime, President Bashar al-Assad expressed Syria’s appreciation for Russia’s stances in support of the Syrian people and the sovereignty and independence of nations, as well as the peoples’ right to self-determination which, he said, have consolidated its international role.

President al-Assad’s comment came during his meeting on Saturday with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov who is in Damascus on an official visit, Syrian Arab News Agency reported.

The President added that Syria is keenly interested in continuing coordination and consultations with Russia in the interest of the world and the region’s nations.

While highlighting the threat that growing terrorism and extremism in the region pose to regional and international security and stability, President al-Assad said this danger requires the synchronized efforts of all countries to counter it in every possible way.

Ryabkov, who conveyed to President al-Assad the Russian leadership’s congratulations for his win in June 3 presidential elections, said the vote has demonstrated the Syrian people’s commitment to their sovereignty and rejection of foreign meddling in their internal affairs.

The elections have, moreover, shown the Syrians’ support for President al-Assad and his policies, said the Russian official, affirming that Russia will continue to hold firm to its position in working as a friend and partner of Syria for “establishing security and stability in the region”.

Ryabkov applauded the Syria’s “immense efforts” for removing its chemical stockpile after having fulfilled its obligations in this regard “amid tough circumstances and a war it wages against terrorism,” a success that, he said, “attests to the Syrian government’s strength, firmness and credibility in delivering on its commitments”.

Syrian Army Begins Fresh Operations in Lattakia Countryside

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army started fresh operations in Lattakia countryside to purge strategic towns of militants.

The army units managed to purge terrorists from the town of Zagharou in al-Rabia countryside and also regained control of Zagharou strategic mountain peak.

The latest reports from the battlefield said the army has now begun advancing from Kharbeh Soulas towards the highly strategic Qamam region.

The army’s control over the Zagharou mountain peak is seen to carry much strategic importance as it has been under the control of the militants for more than two years now.

A Syrian military source confirmed the beginning of military operations in Lattakia countryside, and said that the main purpose for carrying out the Syrian army operations is maintaining security in Syria’s coastal regions and preventing militants’ attacks on these areas.

On Friday, Syrian troops staged massive attacks on the foreign-backed insurgents’ strongholds in various areas across the countryside of Lattakia, killing and injuring a large number of anti-Syrian fighters, and wounding several others in the battlefronts.

At least 23 militants were killed and many others were injured during army operations in the villages of al-Rabia, al-Moeitmeh and Saqieh in the Northern countryside of Lattakia, a military source said.

As’ad Zreiq, a leader from Al-Nusra Front terrorist group, Ahmad Balsha and explosive expert Ahmad al-Sous were among the killed rebels.

Army also attacked militants’ strongholds in the villages of Deir-Hanna, Ketf al-Roumman and al-Qasab in the coastal province.

Armed forces targeted rebels in the towns of al-Qantara, al-Qasab, al-Hamrat, Drousha, Deir Hanna and Ghmam in the Northern countryside, which left scores of anti-government fighters dead.

Suicide Bomb Targets Zahran Allouch Militants in Eastern Gouta
Local Editor

.A suicide bomb targeted a gathering for Zahran Allouch supporters in the town Midaa in eastern Gouta, Killing and injuring dozens.

The militants of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) then clashed with those of the so-called Jaish Al-Islam (Army of Islam) and kidnapped dozens of them.

Reports asserted that the suicide bomber is Abu Mohammad al-Ansari, an ISIL fighter.

It is worth noting that the Jaish Al-Islam earlier announced that it had controlled the whole town.

Source: Al Manar TV

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Syrian Army Kills Scores of Terrorists in Different Provinces
Local Editor

Syrian ArmyThe Syrian army units eliminated Monday armed terrorists’ groups in several provinces, killing and injuring a number of their members and destroying their weaponry, SANA reported.

In Aleppo, the Syrian army killed a number terrorists in different areas.

The army units also destroyed terrorists’ vehicles with all the terrorists inside them in Hreitan, Alliramoun, Deir Jamal, Handarat, Anadan and the Industrial City.

In Quneitra countryside, the Syrian army targeted a den for armed terrorist groups affiliated to al-Nusra Front near a school in Koudneh, leaving a number of terrorists dead and wounded.

In Daraa, the Syrian army thwarted an attempt by an armed terrorist group to infiltrate areas in al-Manshiyeh in Daraa al-Balad, killing and injuring its members.

In Idleb countryside, army units targeted terrorist gatherings, leaving many terrorists dead or injured.

Source: Agencies

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