Syria in the Last 24 Hours

The city of Damascus had 4.5 to 5 million inhabitants in 2011. Today and due to the war there are over 8.5 million inhabitants in the city; most of which were forced outside of their homes by the “moderate rebels” backed by NATO in general specifically the U.S. Turkey and France; also backed and financed by the terrorist nations of the Gulf.

Today, as this post is being written, terrorists of Damascus countryside are shelling with mortar fire the civilians in Damascus, shelling a city where almost 9 million people live under the name of what they call freedom.

These Saudi/US backed terrorists are using civilians and people they kidnapped from the industrial city of Adra as human shields, but that will not last long.

While the Syrian National Defense Forces are evacuating their women and children, the terrorists of that area are launching mortars at the most populated cities in Syria.

We promise our Air Force and artillery regiments stationed around Damascus will show them just the right amount of freedom they deserve.

Syrian Arab Army

4 civilians killed, more than 28 injured in terrorist mortar attacks on Damascus
30 August، 2015
Damascus, SANA

4 civilians were killed and another 28 injured in terrorist attacks with mortar shells on residential neighborhoods in Damascus on Sunday.

A source in the police command told SANA reporter that terrorists fired a number of shells on different areas in Damascus on Sunday afternoon, killing three and injuring another six.

The source said earlier that terrorists fortified in Eastern Ghouta targeted on Sunday morning residential neighborhoods in Damascus city with mortar shells, killing a baby girl and injuring another 22, also causing material damage to the locals’ public and private properties.

ISIL Executes Over 90 People in Syria Over the Past Month

The Takfiri group, ISIL (so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Levant), has executed more than 90 people, a third of them civilians, over the past month in areas of war-torn Syria under its control, a monitoring group said Sunday.

The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 32 civilians were among 91 people executed for “crimes” in the Takfiri group’s self-proclaimed “caliphate” between July 29 and August 29.

The toll included ISIL members, rival militants and government forces.

According to the Britain-based Observatory, the latest monthly toll has brought to 3,156 people the number of ISIL executions in Syria since the “caliphate” was announced in June 2014.

The number includes 1,841 civilians.

ISIL has become notorious for its gruesome displays of violence, often shown in videos posted on the Internet, including beheadings, stoning and pushing victims off rooftops.

Further west, in Aleppo province, ISIL has been fiercely attacking rival militant groups, including Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra Front.

Late Saturday, an ISIL car bomb on Tal Rifaat, in Aleppo province, left 11 militants and eight civilians dead.

Tal Rifaat lies along a key rebel supply route from the Turkish border to the north.

The town is located near Marea, the main stronghold of militants in Aleppo that has been under fierce ISIL attack for months and is now completely encircled by the Takfiris.

Army strikes hard against terrorists in Idleb, targets their supply routes in southern region
30 August، 2015
Provinces, SANA

The army units continued to raid the terrorist organizations’ hideouts and positions in many areas across the country, killing and injuring scores of their members.

Idleb

The army’s air force targeted movements of terrorists in the villages of al-Baraghiti, Hmeimat, Khsheir and Tal al-Louz in the vicinity of Abu al-Duhour airport in the southeastern countryside of the northern Idleb province.

A military source told SANA that many terrorists were killed in the airstrikes, adding that the army’s air force also inflicted heavy losses upon terrorists of the so-called “Jaish al-Fateh” in Maaret al-Nouman, Maaret Hirmeh, Kfr Nubbul, Hass, al-Tamanaa, al-Fteira, al-Kfeir and Ain Larouz in the southern countryside of the province.

Terrorists’ mortar launchers and artillery, used in attacking Kafraya and al-Fouaa towns, were destroyed in al-Sawaghiyeh village.

Meanwhile, field sources told SANA reporter that the army destroyed a training camp for Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in Ennib village, leaving dozens of terrorists in the site dead or wounded.

Four vehicles for “Jaish al-Fateh” terrorists were destroyed south of Maarata town while they were on their way towards al-Ghab plain.

More “Jaish al-Fateh” terrorists were later reporter killed as the army air force targeted their dens in the surroundings of Abu al-Duhour airport and in Ennib, Tal Hamka and Farikeh in the countryside.

The terrorist organizations acknowledged on their social media pages the death of the terrorist Maher al-Tamer and some of his group’s members, while 13 Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists were reported killed in an explosion that targeted the so-called “Judiciary House” of the organization in Salqin in the countryside of Idleb province.

Hama

In the neighboring Hama province, army units targeted terrorists’ hideouts in al-Hawash, al-Daqmaq, al-Zaqoum, al-Ziyara, Freekeh, and al-Sayyad in al-Ghab plain in the northwestern countryside or the province, killing a number of terrorists, injuring others, and destroying a number of their vehicles, some of which were equipped with machineguns, along with military equipment.

Homs

The army’s Air Force carried out a series of airstrikes targeting hideouts and concentrations of ISIS terrorists in Tadmur (Palmyra) city, al-Bayyarat, and the surroundings of Jazal oil field in the eastern countryside of Homs province.

A military source told SANA that the airstrikes resulted in destroying a number of vehicles used by ISIS terrorists.

The Air Force also eliminated a number of terrorists from ISIS and destroyed their military equipment in an airstrike targeting their concentrations in al-Qaryatain city, which is located at the outskirts of al-Badiye desert around 80km east of Homs city.

An army unit destroyed terrorists’ armored vehicles and a vehicle equipped with heavy machinegun in al-Zakara valley and in al-Maqale’.

The army also thwarted terrorists’ attempt to infiltrate a military post near al-Hadath in Homs eastern countryside.

Army units targeted terrorists’ hideouts and concentrations in al-Rastan, Talbeseh and Ayn Hussein, killing and injuring a number of terrorists and destroying their weaponry and munitions.

Sweida

The army units clashed with members of two terrorist groups affiliated to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) which infiltrated from Khirbet Saad towards Tal Bouthina and from the village of al-Saqiyeh towards al-Harfoush farm, in the northeastern countryside of the southern province of Sweida.

A military source told SANA Sunday that a number of ISIS terrorists were killed and injured; their weapons and equipment destroyed, while the rest of its members fled leaving their weapons and ammunition behind.

An army unit carried out precise blows against ISIS hideouts and gatherings in al- Saqiyeh village, which resulted in demolishing of a number of terrorists’ vehicles, some equipped with machineguns, and the killing of a number of ISIS members, according to the source.

Quneitra

In neighboring province of Quneitra, an army unit destroyed a hideout of terrorist groups’ leaders within Jabhat al
-Nusra in Um al-Izam village in Khan Arnaba area in the southern Quneitra province.

Another army unit targeted positions of terrorists in Jbata al-Khashab village, which is one of the terrorist organizations’ supply routes from the Israeli enemy, leaving many dead or wounded.

Other terrorists’ supply routes and hideouts were targeted in al-Hamidiyeh village.

Lattakia

An army unit targeted hideouts of terrorists from Jabhet al-Nusra in the town of Rabe’a in Lattakia’s northern countryside, killing at least six terrorists including one from Turkey and another from Chechnya and destroying their weapons and munitions.

Zabadani Battle Key to Syrian Crisis

TEHRAN (FNA)- A prominent Arab political analyst underlined that the battle over the Strategic town of Zabadani is very important for all warring sides.

“Winning back Zabadani can play a crucial role in resolving the Syrian crisis,” Nasser Qandil told FNA on Sunday.

He noted that the developments underway in Zabadani is paving the way for the Syrian army’s control over all the Zabadani region.

“Zabadani is of highly strategic importance because it links the areas controlled by the militants in the city and countryside of Damascus,” Qandil said.

On Saturday, the Syrian army and the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance forces kicked off fresh military operations to seize back Zabadani.

The army and the resistance forces started their operations to take control of al-Mazaya town in the Southern parts of Zabadani as the 48-hour ceasefire with the militants ended on Saturday.

Ahrar al-Sham terrorist group resumed artillery fire on the two towns of Fuaa and Kafraya to violate the ceasefire.

A 48-hour ceasefire had begun at 6a.m. Thursday in several towns in the Northwestern and Western parts of Syria along the border with Lebanon, including Zabadani.

The truce terms included ceasefire in the town of Zabadani in the countryside of Damascus and two Shiite villages of Fuaa and Kafraya in Idlib province.

The ceasefire was announced in Zabadani while the terrorists have been surrounded by the Syrian army and resistance forces one and a half kilometers from the city center.

The local ceasefires happen from time to time in parts of Syria to allow humanitarian aid to be delivered.

Ceasefire Breaks down in Zabadani, Hezbollah Resumes Operation

Syria: Terrorist gunmanHezbollah forces and the Syrian army units kicked off fresh military operations to seize back a strategic town in Zabadani in Damascus countryside on Saturday, after the 48-hour ceasefire with the terrorist groups ended earlier today.

The ceasefire came into effect on Thursday and included, besides Zabadani in rural Damascus, two villages to the northwest of the country, Kefraya and Foua, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said on Saturday.

It had been extended late on Friday but had collapsed by the morning.

The Syrian army and the Lebanese Resistance forces started their operations to take control of al-Mazaya town in the Southern parts of the Zabadani city.

Local ceasefires in Syria’s four-year conflict have tended to be fragile, and UN attempts to forge larger truces in other parts of the country, such as in the northern city of Aleppo, have come to nothing.

Zabadani has been the center of a wide military campaign launched by Hezbollah and the Syrian army against takfiri groups.

Turkey behind Terrorists’ Violation of Ceasefire in Zabadani, Idlib

TEHRAN (FNA)- The violation of the ceasefire in the countryside of Damascus and Idlib province has been orchestrated by the Turkish government, media reports said.

Ahrar al-Sham terrorist group has received orders from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to violate the ceasefire between the government and the militants in the town of Zabadani in Damascus countryside and two Shiite villages of Fuaa and Kafraya in Idlib province, the Arabic-language Al-Watan newspaper reported.

“One of the reasons that the ceasefire was violated was because Ahrar al-Sham called for complete withdrawal of the Syrian troops from the villages of Kafraya and Fuaa in Idlib,” Al-Watan quoted Secretary General of the Syrian Solidarity Party Mohammad Abolqassem as saying.

On Saturday, the Syrian army and the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance forces kicked off fresh military operations to seize back Zabadani.

The army and the resistance forces started their operations to take control of al-Mazaya town in the Southern parts of Zabadani as the 48-hour ceasefire with the militants ended on Saturday.

Ahrar al-Sham terrorist group resumed artillery fire on the two towns of Fuaa and Kafraya to violate the ceasefire.

A 48-hour ceasefire had begun at 6a.m. Thursday in several towns in the Northwestern and Western parts of Syria along the border with Lebanon, including Zabadani.

The truce terms included ceasefire in the town of Zabadani in the countryside of Damascus and two Shiite villages of Fuaa and Kafraya in Idlib province.

The ceasefire was announced in Zabadani while the terrorists have been surrounded by the Syrian army and resistance forces one and a half kilometers from the city center.

The local ceasefires happen from time to time in parts of Syria to allow humanitarian aid to be delivered.

Syrian Army Repels ISIL Attack on Kuweires Airbase

TEHRAN (FNA)- Military sources in Aleppo said that the Syrian Armed Forces defended the Kuweires airbase against the ISIL Takfiri terrorists’ fresh massive offensive and killed more than 40 of them in their joint counter-assault operation.

The sources said that the ISIL terrorist group launched another powerful assault at the Kuweires Military Airport’s Southern perimeter from their positions at the town of Tal Al-Ahmar; however, unlike their previous attacks, this one was not led by a suicide bomber.

In the meantime, another contingent from the terrorist group began their own assault at the Eastern gates of this besieged base.

The firefights were very intense between the Syrian Armed Forces and the ISIL, but the prevalence of airstrikes from the Syrian Air Force helped deter the terrorist group’s advance, giving the ground forces protecting the base an added boost.

According to a military source in Aleppo, over 40 ISIL combatants were killed and 7 armored vehicles were reportedly destroyed during the failed infiltration attempt at the Kuweires airbase.

Military sources said last week that despite repeated attempts to break-through the Syrian Army’ frontline at the Kuweires Airbase near the Northern city of Aleppo, the ISIL has failed in its offensives and sustained heavy losses, including 175 killed members in August.

The sources said that the ISIL has relentlessly targeted the isolated Kuweires airbase for the last two years; however, as of recently, the terrorist group has launched some of their fiercest attacks on the Syrian army’s positions, which has left at least 175 ISIL militants killed and scores more wounded.

Army Destroys ISIL’s Hideouts in Hama Province

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian air force in an air assault destroyed the hideouts and the concentration centers of the Takfiri terrorists in Hama province, killing tens of militants.

The ISIL terrorists were killed in the Syrian warplanes airstrikes in Zaizoun, al-Enkawi, and al-Zaqqoum in Sahl al-Ghab area in the Northwestern countryside of Hama province.

Tens of terrorists were killed and dozens more injured in the Syrian airstrikes on their positions in Northwestern Hama.

Also in the past 24 hours, Al-Nujaba Movement resistance forces gained the upper-hand against the Takfiri militants in Jisr al-Shughour region in Idlib province as they seized back strategic hilltops.

The resistance forces took control of important hilltops in the Mountainous area of Jisr al-Shughour.

Jisr al-Shughour is located in the Western parts of Idlib province and it is of highly strategic importance. The city links Syria’s coastal towns as well as the Idlib and Aleppo provinces. It has a population of over 150,000 people.

Al-Nujaba Movement in a statement announced that it has gained access to many documents showing that the Qatari government helps the militants in Syria.

The resistance forces warned the Qatari government that if it does not cease supporting the terrorists, Al-Nujaba movement will further publicize the documents on Qatar’s supports for the terrorists.

The Syrian army thwarted the Takfiri terrorists’ attempt to take control of the Damascus-Sweida main route by attacking the army’s positions.

The terrorists were pushed back from their positions in the surrounding areas of the Damascus-Sweida road.

The Takfiri terrorists tried to penetrate into Kou Hadr region near Damascus-Sweida road, but to no avail.

Meantime, the Syrian army and the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance forces kicked off fresh military operations to seize back a strategic town in Zabadani in Damascus countryside.

The army and the resistance forces started their operations to take control of al-Mazaya town in the Southern parts of Zabadani as the 48-hour ceasefire with the militants ended earlier today.

Ahrar al-Sham terrorist group resumed artillery fire on the two towns of Fuaa and Kafraya with the end of the ceasefire earlier today.

A 48-hour ceasefire had begun at 6a.m. Thursday in several towns in the Northwestern and Western parts of Syria along the border with Lebanon, including Zabadani.

The truce terms included ceasefire in the town of Zabadani in the countryside of Damascus and two Shiite villages of Fuaa and Kafraya in Idlib province.

Elsewhere, military sources in the Southwestern battlefields said that the Syrian Army has advanced against the al-Qaeda Affiliated terrorist group of al-Nusra, and has killed or wounded scores of militants in the nearby areas of two villages in the province.

The sources said that the two villages of Hamidia and Ofania were the scenes of heavy clashes between the Syrian Army and the Nusra rebels which resulted in the killing of scores of militants.