SAA artillery is heavily targeting terrorist locations in the South.
Based on data from SyAAF intelligence operatives, SyAAF attack bombers conducted 39 airstrikes on al-Nusra targets in the passed 3 hours targeting 14 terrorist locations. Targets were terrorist HQs taking out number of their leaders, buildings used to store ammunition, and command centers.
Why was the Syrian 11th armored division formed, and why it was given this designation number “11th”?
July 11, 1982 – Battle of Sultan Ya`qoub in Southern Lebanon between the Syrian forces and Zionist occupation.
Brigadier General Tawfiq Majed Jalloul commander of the 81st brigade of the 3rd armored division was given direct orders from late commander in chief Hafiz al-Assad to stop the Zionist advancement toward Beirut, and to make sure they do not secure the Damascus – Beirut highway.
Brigadier General Tawfiq Majed Jalloul and the units he commanded from the 81th brigade of the 3rd armored division and 91st brigade of the 1st division, and two Spec-Ops companies who were known later by Syrian Tank Hunters managed to stop the Zionist advancement by ambushing them in Jab al-Jneen area in Southern Lebanon.
The Zionist forces reached the Syrian ambush at sunset, the Tank Hunters took out the first and last tanks, then attacked the convoy. Soviet made T-72 tanks were used for the first time in that battle.
Brigadier General Tawfiq Majed Jalloul’s units managed to capture 12 Zionist tanks, one M48 Patton of which was burned and destroyed on route to Syria.
11 captured Zionist Tanks arrived, and for that, late Commander in Chief Hafiz al-Assad instructed of construction a new armored division, with the number designation 11. The 11th armored division is not a part of any Army Corps, it was a reserve armored division and one of the best armored divisions of the Syrian Army. It was placed in active duty during the crisis.
Syrian casualties was one Tank Hunter.
The tanks are on display today in Syrian military museums.
Provinces, SANA-The army and armed forces targeted on Saturday positions and gatherings of different terrorist organizations in the country, while the army air force raided several hideouts of the Islamic state in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) mercenaries.
Several hideouts and gatherings of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists were hit in army airstrikes in Um Walad village in the eastern countryside of Daraa province, southern Syria.
The strikes left tens of terrorists killed and some of their vehicles, with machine guns mounted on them, destroyed, according to a military source.
SANA quoted the source as saying that army units carried out operations against Jabhat al-Nusra hideouts in the towns of Bosr al-Harir and Kahil in the province, leaving many
terrorists dead and destroying their weapons.
Meanwhile, operations targeting terrorists’ movements and supply routes across the Jordanian border continued, during which many terrorists were killed in an area in Daraa al-Balad neighborhood in Daraa city and in al-Tibeh village near the
In Quneitra province to the west of Daraa, the army targeted terrorists’ positions in the villages of Batineh and Mas’hara in the eastern countryside of the province, leaving many killed.
In central Syria, the Army Air Force launched intensive strikes on dens of terrorists in al-Qastal al-Shamali, al-Moadamiyeh, al-Bilaas, al-Huweijeh, al-Huweiz, Maarkaba, al-Latamneh, Latmin, al-Lahaiya, Eidoun and al-Toloul al-Homr in northern and northwestern countryside of Hama province.
The strikes killed dozens of terrorists, most of them from Jabhat al-Nusra and destroyed a large number of vehicles equipped with heavy machine guns.
Meanwhile, army units foiled an attack by Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists on military posts in Maarkaba, al-Lahaiya and Khirbet al-Masasneh, leaving many of them killed or wounded.
In the neighboring Homs province, an army unit carried out concentrated operations against hideouts of ISIS terrorists in the village of Rahoum in the eastern countryside, killing a number of them and destroying their weapons and ammunition.
Other army units continued military operations against gatherings of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in the villages of Ghajar Amin and Ein Hussein al-Janoubi and al-Rastan city in the northern countryside of homs, killing a number of the terrorists.
An army unit thwarted terrorists’ attempt to infiltrate Tsanin village in Homs countryside, killing and injuring all of the assailants.
In Homs eastern countryside, the army continued its operations against the ISIS concentrations and positions, eliminating a number of ISIS terrorists near Jazal petroleum field and dismantling a number of explosive devices planted by terrorists in al-Furughluis area.
Dozens of terrorists were killed and their vehicles were destroyed in army air strikes in Hreitan and Khan al-Asal in the countryside of the northern Aleppo province.
Army units also targeted terrorists’ hideouts and vehicles in al-Ashrafyeh, al-Zaitoun roundabout, Raitan, al-Sheikh Saeed, Bani Zaid, Hanano, al-Sakhour, and near the Air Force Academy in Aleppo and its countryside, killing a number of terrorists in the process.
A unit of the army destroyed one of the terrorist organizations’ stores of ammunition in Joubar neighborhood in Damascus countryside.
SANA reporter said the army killed a number of non-Syrian terrorists in Marj al-Sultan and Deir Salman in the astern al-Ghouta, adding that the army units also targeted and killed a number of terrorists in Alya Farms near Douma.
Earlier, another army unit clashed with a terrorist group from Jabhat al-Nusra organization in al-Khazrajyia village in the southwestern countryside of Damascus.
All members of the terrorist group were killed in the clashes and their arms and ammunition were destroyed.
Meanwhile, the army air force carried out a number of airstrikes against dens and hideouts of “ISIS” terrorist organization and their positions in al-Mrai’ayia village and in Hwaijat al-Mrai’ayia in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor province.
Scores of the ISIS terrorists were killed in the airstrikes and a number of their vehicles that were equipped with heavy machineguns were destroyed, in addition to destroying their arms and ammunition.
Units of the army also carried out operations against dens of the ISIS terrorists in the neighborhoods of al-Erfi and a-Sina’aa, leaving a number of terrorists dead and injuring others, in addition to destroying a number of the machinegun-equipped vehicles and others loaded with ammunition.