Syria in the Last 24 Hours

Syrian Army Victories, Statements, Daily Reports from the Battlefield

Syrian Army Gains Ground in Damascus Countryside

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army continued its military operations against the foreign-backed terrorists in Damascus countryside, and claimed the lives of tens of militants in many surrounding areas of the capital.

The army troops inflicted massive losses on the terrorists in the towns of Erbeen and Zamalka in the countryside of Damascus, leaving scores of them dead and wounded.

Also, the Syrian Army destroyed the strongholds, vehicles and machine-guns belonging to the militants in the area.

The Syrian Army also gained ground in its fight against the armed groups on Saturday, and killed large numbers of foreign-sponsored rebels in Damascus province.

The Syrian troops made major advances in the areas of Sasa’, Ghouta, Hatitat al-Jarash, Bala, al-Jarba, al-Qasimyeh and Qalamoun, killing and injuring scores of the rebels.

Also the village of Kifr Hor, Southwest of Damascus, was stormed by the army during the operation.

Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011 with organized attacks by well-armed gangs and terrorists against both the army and civilians.

The unrest, which took in terrorist groups from across Europe, the Middle-East and North Africa, has transpired as one of the bloodiest conflicts in recent history.

As the foreign-backed insurgency in Syria continues without an end in sight, the US government has boosted its political and military support to Takfiri extremists.

Syrian Army Gains Ground in Idlib

TEHRAN (FNA)- Foreign-sponsored militants sustained heavy toll in the Northern province of Idlib, as the Syrian Army made gains in its fight against the armed groups.

The army soldiers inflicted heavy casualties on the rebels in Kurin, Henia, al-Arba’ain, Ehsim, Eblin, al-Rama, Abu al-Douhor, al-Hamidiyia and Sarmin areas in the Northern province of Idlib.

Meantime, the areas of Jabala, Khan Sheikhoun, al-Habeit, Maar Zeita, Maar Harma, Farja, Maar Dibseh, Kifr Rouma, Moqa and Tal al-Aas were also cleared of the insurgents in Idlib.

Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011 with organized attacks by well-armed gangs and terrorists against both the army and civilians.

The unrest, which took in terrorist groups from across Europe, the Middle-East and North Africa, has transpired as one of the bloodiest conflicts in recent history.

As the foreign-backed insurgency in Syria continues without an end in sight, the US government has boosted its political and military support to Takfiri extremists.

Syrian Army Repels Terrorist Infiltration in Qalamoun, Advances in Eastern Gouta

Syrian ArmyThe Syrian frustrated the terrorists’ attempt to infiltrate into Assal al-Ward in Qalamoun in Damascus countryside, inflicting heavy losses upon them.

The Syrian army also regained control over the orchards of Bala town in Eastern Gouta in Damascus countryside, killing and injuring a large number of militants.

Nusra commander in Daraa was  killed by the Syrian army after fierce clashes in the area.

The Syrian army further killed a militant commander in al-sheikh neighborhood in Aleppo.

Source: Al-Manar Website

09-11-2014

Kurdish Fighters-ISIL Militants Clash in Kobani

TEHRAN (FNA)- Fierce clashes continue unabated between Kurdish forces and Takfiri ISIL militants in Syria’s Northern town of Kobani, which has been under siege by ISIL for nearly two months, reports said.

On Saturday, Kurdish fighters advanced against ISIL terrorists in some parts of Kobani and gained more ground following clashes with the extremists, press tv reported.

“Our fighters are focusing on advancing in areas towards the center of the town, and hopefully in the coming days, we will be able to announce larger advances,” Idriss Nassan, a senior Kurdish official in Kobani, said.

At least 13 ISIL militants and six Kurdish fighters were killed in the fighting, the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

The UK-based group also added that two civilians lost their lives in ISIL shelling on a refugee camp in the Western part of the town.

Syrian Kurdish forces backed by Iraqi Peshmerga fighters have been fighting to drive the ISIL terrorists out of the border town, most of whose residents have escaped.

Around 150 Peshmerga forces, armed with heavy weaponry, including anti-aircraft machine guns and mobile rocket launchers, entered Kobani in over a dozen trucks and jeeps last Friday from Turkey to join the anti-ISIL fight.

Referring to Turkey’s role in the fight against Kobani, Mimi al-Laham, a political commentator form Australia, said that ISIL commanders believe turkey is on their side, and US officials also confirm this.

“The United States has becoming more and more open about the fact that Turkey has been helping ISIS (ISIL).”

Kobani and its surroundings have been under attack since mid-September, with the ISIL militants capturing dozens of nearby Kurdish villages and killing hundreds of people. More than 200,000 people have also fled across the border into Turkey.

Also on Saturday, the so-called US-led coalition forces conducted airstrikes against ISIL leaders near the Northern Iraqi city of Mosul.

According to unconfirmed reports published by Saudi newspaper Al Arabiya, ISIL Leader Ibrahim al-Samarrai, also known as Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was “critically wounded,” and several other senior leaders were killed in the attack.