Syria in the Last 24 Hours

Five civilians killed, 30 injured in terrorist rocket attack on gas station in Homs
26 August، 2015
Homs, SANA

Five civilians were killed and at least 30 others were injured when a rocket shell fired by terrorists fell on a gas station in al-Insha’at neighborhood in Homs city on Wednesday.

A source in Homs province told SANA reporter that terrorists launched a rocket shell on Wednesday afternoon which fell in the yard of Ma’amo gas station in al-Insha’at neighborhood while a fuel truck was delivering a shipment, resulting in the explosion of the tank, killing a number of civilians, injuring others, and causing material damages to the station.

The source explained that the shell was launched from Talbeeseh in the northern countryside of Homs where terrorist organization under the leadership of Jabhat al-Nusra are active, including the so-called Homs Legion, Khaled Bin al-Waleed Brigade, al-Farouq Brigade, and Ahrar al-Sham Movement.

Health Director in Homs Dr. Hassan al-Jundi said that hospitals received the bodies of five civilians in addition to admitting 30 injured civilians, most of them suffering from burns as a result of the explosion.

Qabas/ Hazem Sabbagh

Army continues operations against terrorists across the country, terrorists suffer heavy losses
26 August، 2015
Provinces, SANA

Increasing numbers of terrorists were killed and several of their vehicles were destroyed in continued operations carried out by the army units against their positions in various areas involving airstrikes.

Lattakia

The Syrian Arab Army’s Air Force carried out concentrated airstrikes on hideouts and concentrations of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in the areas of Rwaiset al-Mallouha, Ketf al-Hariq, Jeb al-Ahmar, al-Samkufeh, and al-Markashliye in Lattakia province’s northern countryside.

According to a military source, more than 70 terrorists were killed, 40 were injured, and their weapons and equipment were destroyed in the airstrikes, adding that among the a Saudi terrorist from Jabhat al-Nusra nicknamed “Naim” was among those who were killed.

The Air Force also targeted terrorists’ hideouts and concentrations in Dweir al-Akrad, Akko, and Kabbaneh, killing and injuring a number of terrorists and destroying their vehicles.

Terrorists’ social media pages acknowledged the heavy losses they sustained, and published the names of some of their injured members who included Ali al-Haddad and Maher Fahed, who is a leader of one of the terrorist groups, with the pages saying that the injured were transported across the borders to Turkish hospitals.

Idleb

The army’s air force targeted gatherings of terrorists in Abu al-Duhour town, about 50 km southeast of Idleb city in northwestern Syria, killing a number of terrorists linked to the so-called “Jaish al-Fateh”, according to a military source.

A number of the terrorists’ vehicles were destroyed, the source told SANA.

Many terrorists were killed in army airstrikes in Ihsem and to the north of Maatram in the southwestern countryside of the province.

The source added that the army inflicted heavy losses upon terrorists of “Jaish al-Fateh” and Jabhat al-Nusra as its air force targeted their hideouts and positions in Qarqour in southern Jisr al-Shughour.

Daraa, Sweida

A unit of the army, in cooperation with popular defense groups, targeted dens of ISIS terrorists in Abar al-Rashid compound to the east of al-Sweida.

During the operations, the army killed a number of the terrorists and destroyed their vehicles, some of them equipped with heavy machine guns.

Later, the army killed and injured several terrorists in the surrounding of Tal al-Buthaina in al-Sweida north-eastern country.

In Daraa north-eastern country, the army killed 6 terrorists in a special operation against dens of the terrorist organizations in Tal al-Sheikh Hussein.

Another army unit eliminated all members of a terrorist group and destroyed their vehicles to the south of Khirbat Ghazaleh in Daraa north-eastern countryside.

In Daraa al-Balad, the army destroyed a car equipped with a heavy machinegun and eliminated a number of terrorists to the north of electricity station.

Quneitra

The army units destroyed a bulldozer and hideouts for terrorists in the villages of Bir Ajam, al-Hamidiyeh and Jabata al-Khashab in the countryside of the southern Quneitra province.

Homs

Army units in cooperation with locals clashed with ISIS terrorists who infiltrated from Rajm al-Qassr and Rajm al-Ali villages towards the area surrounding Um Jamia village in al-Mokhram area in Homs central province.

The clashes resulted in the death of many terrorists and injured many others while dozens of them fled under the army’s strikes.

An army unit confronted terrorists of ISIS who sneaked from Unk al-Hawa village towards Maksar al-Hssan in Jub al-Jarrah to the east of Homs city, killing many terrorists and destroying their weapons and ammo.

Vehicles for ISIS terrorists were destroyed in army air strikes to the east of Jazal oil field and to the north of al-Qaryatain village in the countryside of Homs.

Army units targeted ISIS’ dens and gatherings in the area surrounding Palmyra city, Tafha and al-Mshirfa al-Janobia villages in the western countryside of Homs.

Many vehicles, weapons and ammunitionwere destroyed and many terrorists were killed during the strikes.
The Army also destroyed 3 vehicles belonging to ISIS and killed many of its members while they were moving from the area surrounding Wadi Abyad Dam, Wadi al-Zaka towards Palmyra.

In the northern countryside of Homs, an army unit targeted terrorists’ hideout in Um Sharshoh village, killing many terrorists who were inside it.

Military units in charge of protecting al-Rastan dam eliminated a number of terrorists and injured many others who tried to attack the dam.

Many terrorists were killed and others injured during an army operation against their dens in Hwash al-Zabadi in al-Rastan.

Another army unit clashed with a terrorist group which attacked the families of Kurmus village in al-Houla area in the northern countryside of Homs, killing many of its members, injuring others and destroying all their weapons.

Hama

Army units supported by the Air Force destroyed dens and vehicles for Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists and the so-called Jaish al-Fateh organization in the northern countryside of Hama.

A military source told SANA that the Army Air Force launched strikes against gatherings and axes of movements of terrorist organizations in al-Msheik and Qastoun villages in the northern countryside of Hama, killing a number of terrorists and injuring others.

Army units destroyed vehicles for Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists and other terrorist organizations and killed a number of their members in villages and towns of al-Ankawi, Tal Waset , al-Mansoura, Tal Zajram, al-Ziyara and south of al-Hakoura.

Another army unit killed a number of terrorists, injured others and destroyed vehicles equipped with machine guns and amounts of arms in al-Lattamneh in the northern countryside of Hama.

Meanwhile, field sources told SANA reporter that army units supported by air force destroyed hideouts of terrorists in al-Ghab plain, killing a number of terrorists including Moroccans.

Terrorist Ahmad Zeidan, one of the leaders of the so-called al-Ghab Hawks gathering was killed along with other terrorists.

Terrorist organizations acknowledged on their social media pages that the so-called leader of al-Ghab Hawks gathering, Jamil Ra’adoun was killed in car bomb inside the Turkish territories.

The so-called al-Ghab Hawks gathering is one of the most dangerous Takfiri factions that are supported and armed by Turkish regime.

Aleppo

Units of the army killed a number of the so-called “al-Jabha al-Shamiya”, “Ahrar al-Cham” and Jabhat al-Nusra and destroyed their vehicles in Tal Mseibin and al-Malah farms in Aleppo northern countryside.

In al-Bab town to the north of Aleppo, the army destroyed some vehicles equipped with machineguns, killing a number of terrorists.

A unit of the army also killed a number of terrorists and injured many others in Khan al-Assal village.

Syrian Army Confiscates Large Ammo Cargo in Homs

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army confiscated a massive ammunition cargo in the province of Homs.

A truck loaded with large quantities of ammunition was seized on Homs-Salamiyeh road near the town of al-Mishirfeh, 18 kilometers to the Northeast of the city of Homs.

14 RPG shells, 14 propellant charges, a quantity of detonators and various types of ammunition were hidden in the vehicle, a military source said.

Also in the past 24 hours, some 30 terrorists were killed and injured in military operations in Beit Jin Farm in Damascus countryside.

The Syrian army also targeted terrorists’ positions in Rasm al-Rawadi village in the Southern province of Quneitra, killing a number of terrorists, mostly from al-Nusra Front.

The Syrian army troops targeted positions of terrorists of the so-called “Jeish al-Fath” in the village of al-Bahsa and in the vicinity of al-Masheik in the Northwestern countryside of Hama.

The army clashed with a terrorist group that infiltrated into the vicinity of al-Masheik village, and killed most of the terrorist group’s members and destroyed their vehicles.

Meanwhile, all members of a terrorist group were either killed or injured in military operations in al-Bahsa village in the Northwestern countryside of Hama on Monday night and Tuesday.

Elsewhere, the Syrian government forces on Tuesday killed a large group of the Takfiri militants in military operations across the Northern Province of Aleppo.

The army targeted hideouts and positions of terrorists of al-Nusra Front and the so-called “Al-Sham Front” and “Ahrar al-Sham Movement” in the neighborhoods of Bani Zaid, al-Lairamoun, al-Rashidin and near the Scientific Research Center in the Northwestern and Western part of Aleppo city.

The army also targeted concentration centers of terrorists in al-Mansourah, 10 km to the West of Aleppo city, killing a number of them.

The Syrian forces targeted terrorists’ movements in al-Sheikh Lutfi village and Eastern al-Sfeireh city in Southeastern Aleppo, and destroyed a number of the terrorists’ vehicles which were equipped with machine guns.

Meanwhile, the army conducted military operations against positions of the ISIL terrorists in the vicinity of the Air Force Academy in Eastern Aleppo, killing a number of them.

Also, the ISIL militants infiltrated into the Kurdish village of Qolan in the Southern countryside of Kobani, North Syria, and abducted dozens of civilians, local sources reported.

The sources said that there are women and children among the abductees, who have recently returned to their hometown after Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) regained the area and expelled militants of the radical group, ARA News reported.

“The ISIL terrorists took advantage of the absence of the Kurdish forces on Monday afternoon and infiltrated into the village,” a local source said.

“They’ve taken several Kurdish families as hostages,” the source said.

“As our forces were dismantling mines left by the ISIL in the Eastern side of Kobani, the terrorist group broke into the civilians houses and kidnapped dozens from the village of Qolan.” YPG fighter Sarhad Abbas said.

“We are concerned about the destiny of the abductees. We are aware that the barbarians of the ISIL use civilians as human shields during a battle, that’s why we are deeply concerned,” Abbas said.

Kurdish forces of the YPG and Pishmarga liberated the city of Kobani in January, after four months of fierce battles with the radical group of the ISIL.

In June, some ISIL militants infiltrated into Kobani city and committed a massacre in which dozens of civilians were slaughtered.

Syrian Army Recaptures Raweesah Al-Jourah in Lattakia

TEHRAN (FNA)- Informed sources in the coastal province of Lattakia said that the Syrian army stormed the rebel groups’ strongholds in the nearby areas of Raweesah al-Jourah and seized full control over the hilltop with the same name.

The sources said that the Syrian Army, the National Defense Forces (NDF) and the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP) resumed their assault on the rebel’s defensive positions at the Raweesah Al-Jourah hilltop, capturing this site following a brief, but violent clash with the militant forces to the Southwest of Jubb Al-Ahmar.

Al-Nusra Front and their allies from the Free Syrian Army’s “Coastal Brigades” and Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham sustained heavy losses, including seven killed members, in the Syrian army’s operations.

With the continuation of their offensive in Northeast Lattakia, the Syrian Armed Forces will attempt to zero-in on the remaining hills of Jubb Al-Ahmar in order to reposition themselves to attack the Western flank of Al-Sirmaniyah – a town located 2 km South of Jisr Al-Shughour.

The Syrian Army’s Central Command asserted that the suspension of yesterday’s assault in Northeast Lattakia was due to heavy fog, which resulted in the grounding of the Syrian Air Force – without air cover, the soldiers were ordered not to advance.