Urgent Alert : Syria in the Last 24 Hours

URGENT ALERT

If the news did not come from a national news agency, or from an official military/government source, it’s a rumor – even if it was true sometimes.

The last people to know about our military relations with Russia or any other ally is some political editor in some news paper.

Finally, this not a confirmation nor a denial of any recent news. However, if it’s not official it’s a rumor regardless of how accurate it is.

One of the enemy’s tactics is to imply that the Syrian Arab Armed Forces are incapable of going on with the ongoing war. We’ve been fighting a war that no other army could. We did not start it, but we will finish it our way.

Do not be drawn behind rumors that only aims to marginalize the Syrian Arab Army’s role in one of the most difficult wars in history.

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WITH RESPECT TO THE ABOVE ALERT, WE WILL ONLY PUBLISH OFFICIAL STATEMENTS FROM THE SYRIAN PRESIDENCY, SYRIAN ARMY,  SYRIAN PEOPLES ASSEMBLY AND SANA.

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Four civilians injured in terrorist mortar attack on Damascus
4 September، 2015
Damascus, SANA

Four civilians were injured due to a terrorist mortar attack on Bab Touma neighborhood in Damascus on Friday.

A source at the Police Command said that six mortar shells hit Bab Touma neighborhood, inuring four civilians who were rushed to the French Hospital.

Public and private properties were damaged in the area, the source added.

Terrorist organizations had targeted on Thursday Bab Touma neighborhood and al- Abbasiyeen area with for mortar shells, claiming the lives of four citizens and injuring ten others.

3 citizens killed, 17 injured in terrorist attack on Damascus and Damascus Countryside
4 September، 2015
Damascus Countryside/Damascus, SANA

Three citizens were killed and thirteen others were injured in a terrorist mortar attack on Jarmana city in Damascus Countryside.

Six mortar shells hit residential neighborhoods in Jarmana city, killing three citizens, including a nine-year-old girl, and injuring thirteen others, a source at the Police Command confirmed.

The source added that the attack inflicted material damage on citizens’ properties.

Four civilians injured in terrorist mortar attack on Damascus

Four civilians were injured due to a terrorist mortar attack on Bab Touma neighborhood in Damascus on Friday.

A source at the Police Command said that six mortar shells hit Bab Touma neighborhood, inuring four civilians who were rushed to the French Hospital.

Public and private properties were damaged in the area, the source added.

Terrorist organizations had targeted on Thursday Bab Touma neighborhood and al- Abbasiyeen area with for mortar shells, claiming the lives of four citizens and injuring ten others.

8 killed, over 20 injured in twin terrorist blasts in Sweida
4 September، 2015
Sweida, SANA

Eight people were killed and over 20 were injured in twin terrorist blasts in the southern city of Sweida.

Police sources in the city told SANA that terrorists blew up a car bomb on Dahr al-Jabal road on the eastern outskirts of Sweida city, killing four and wounding others.

Almost simultaneously, another car bomb went off outside the National Hospital in the city, killing four and wounding 14, some critically.

The sources reported material losses in the area where the explosions struck.

The Cabinet denounced the bombings in a statement that SANA received a copy of, expressing deep condolences to the families of the victims and wishing the wounded a speedy recovery.

The statement said that terrorist attacks will only make the Syrians even more determined to defeat terrorism.

Army steps up operations against terrorists across the country
4 September، 2015
Provinces, SANA

Army and the Armed Forces stepped up operations against the armed terrorist groups in a number of areas, eliminating scores of them and obliterating their hideouts, fortifications and weaponry, a military source said Friday.

Quneitra

An army unit killed and injured a number of terrorists in Mas’hara village in the countryside of the southern Quneitra province, according to a military source.

Army also thwarted Jabhet al-Nusra terrorists’ attempt to infiltrate Hadar village, killing scores of them and destroying their weapons and ammunition.

Daraa

In the neighboring Daraa province, an army unit killed a number of terrorists near al-Sheikh Hussein Hill in the countryside.

Idleb

The army’s Air Force killed a number of terrorists from Jabhat al-Nusra and “Jaish al-Fateh” terrorist organizations and destroyed their vehicles in a series of airstrikes on their concentrations in the village of Ram Hamdan and the towns of Taftanaz and Binnish in the surroundings of al-Fou’a and Kafraya towns northeast of Idleb city, a military source said.

The source also said that airstrikes targeted terrorists’ gatherings in Ma’aret al-Nu’man, Ehsem, Kafr Ouaid, Kansafra, Jisr al-Shughour, Basames, Muhambel, al-Tamane’a, al-Mastouma, and Eblin in the countryside south and southwest of Idleb city, leaving a number of terrorists dead and destroying their vehicles and military equipment.

The Air Force also eliminated a number of terrorists, injured others, and destroyed their vehicles in a series of airstrikes on their hideouts and concentrations in Abu al-Duhour, Oum Jireen, al-Majass, and Tal Salmo.

In the province’s southern countryside, airstrikes on concentrations of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists left a number of them dead and others injured and destroyed vehicles along with the weapons and ammo on board in the villages of Ein al-Asafir and Maarshemarin south of Ma’aret al-Nu’man.

Airstrikes also targeted terrorists’ concentrations in al-Luj and Ein Larose in the province’s southwestern countryside, inflicting heavy losses on terrorists.

Aleppo

Army units carried out intensive strikes against ISIS’ gatherings in the area surrounding the Air Force Academy in Aleppo, killing many terrorists and destroying their ammunition and vehicles.

An army unit eliminated a number of terrorists and destroyed their vehicles and weapons during accurate operation against their dens in Tal Riman and the area surrounding al-Safira city to the southeast of Aleppo city.

In the western countryside of Aleppo, army units targeted terrorists’ supply routes in Injara and al-Toama villages and Darrit Ezza, inflicting heavy losses on terrorists.

The terrorists Rakan Fawaz Salman, Mohamed Baghdadi, Fayssal Haj Ahmad al-Hadi, Ahmad Mohamed al-Omar al-Adam, Hamid Mahmoud al-Hammi, Omran Abad al-Rahman Moustafa al-Ahmad Najar, Ahmad Haj Ahmad al-Hadi al-Najar, Abd al-Majid Louay al-Najar and Mohamed Walid Shaaban Najar were acknowledged dead by terrorist organizations.

Lattakia

The army air force raided terrorists’ hideouts and gatherings in Bait Awan, Ein al-Ishra and Jib in Lattakia north eastern countryside, killing a number of terrorists and destroying their weapons.

Homs

Army units targeted ISIS gatherings in the areas of Jazal petroleum field, Wadi Abyad and al-Bayarat west of Palmyra city, killing scores of terrorists and destroying their weapons and ammunition.

The army also targeted ISIS hideouts and vehicles in al-Sukhna and al-Qaryatin and killed and injured a number of terrorists.

Hama

A number of “Jaish al-Fateh” terrorists were killed and their vehicles were destroyed in army airstrikes against their dens in al-Hwash, Tal Wasit, al-Ziara, al-Hamidiyeh and al-Mansoura in the countryside of the central Hama province.

The Army air force launched strikes against terrorists’ gatherings in al-Latamina and Kafr Zita in Hama province.

The airstrikes resulted in the death of many terrorists, injuring many others and destroying their vehicles, some of them equipped with heavy machine guns.

An army unit targeted with a guided missile a tank that belongs to Jaish al-Fateh in the area surrounding kherbit al-Nakous, destroying the tank with all the terrorists inside it.

Another army unit clashed with a terrorist group while it was trying to sneak into Kherbit al-Nakous village, killing many of its members, among them Mohamed Khaled Tiba.

ISIS terrorists blow up three tower tombs in Palmyra
4 September، 2015
Damascus, SANA

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) blew up three ancient tower tombs in Palmyra city, a UNESCO world Heritage site, located in the central Homs province.

Director General of the Antiquities and Museums Directorate Maamoun Abdul-Karim confirmed ISIS new aggression, citing local sources in Palmyra city and satellite images released by Boston University on September 2nd.

This aggressive attack is one of a series of deliberate vandalism acts inflicted by ISIS on ruins and historical sites in Palmyra after it took over it last May, where they destroyed last August large parts of the ancient Temple of Bel, dating back to 32 AD, and Temple of Baalshamin.

In early July, ISIS destroyed the 1,900-year-old “Lion of Al-Lat” statue in Palmyra.

The three monuments, according to Abdul-Karim, date back to different eras from 44 to 103 A.D. They include the Tower of Elahbel, built in AD103 and regarded as the finest example of this type of building as its niche shows the importance of funerary banquets in the cult of the dead at Palmyra, in addition to the Tower of Iamliku and the Tower of Kitot.

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