“We have terrorist fighters from over 80 or 90 countries today, so our enemy is enjoying enormous support in various countries, from where people come here to fight alongside the terrorists. As for the army, it’s almost exclusively made of Syrians. So, we have reserve forces, and this is what enables us to carry on. There is also determination. We have reserves not only in terms of human power, but in will as well. We are more determined than ever before to fight and defend our country against terrorists. This is what led some fighters who used to fight against the state at the beginning for varying reasons, discovered they were wrong and decided to join the state. Now they are fighting battles along with the army, and some have actually joined as regular soldiers. Some have kept their weapons, but they are fighting in groups alongside the armed forces in different parts of Syria.”
Commander in Chief of the Syrian Arab Armed Forces to Russian Media
8 civilians injured in a car bomb blast in Homs
16 September، 2015
Eight civilians were injured on Wednesday went terrorists detonated a car bomb near al-Zahra neighborhood in Homs City.
A source at the province told SANA’s correspondent that terrorists detonated a Kia Rio car rigged with explosive near the square of al-Zahra neighborhood, injuring 8 people who were rushed to nearby hospitals.
The source added that two of the injured are in critical condition, and that the blast cause considerable damage to the site of the attack.
On August 29th, 4 civilians were killed and 19 were injured in a terrorist car bomb attack in al-Zahra neighborhood.
R.J/ Barry / Hazem Sabbagh
Two civilians killed, 8 injured in terrorist attacks in Aleppo, Damascus
16 September، 2015
Aleppo, Damascus, SANA
Two civilians were killed on Wednesday in a terrorist attack with a rocket shell on Salah al-Din neighborhood in Aleppo city.
A police source told SANA that terrorists fired a rocket shell on Salah al-Din neighborhood, killing two civilians and injuring 6 others.
Meanwhile, two persons were injured in a mortar shell that hit al-Abasyeen in Damascus.
A police source told SANA that a man and a woman were injured in shrapnel of a mortar that fell on a house in al-Abasyeen square in Damascus.
Army establishes control over blocks in al-Zabadani, kills scores of terrorists in other areas
16 September، 2015
Units of the army on Wednesday continued to launch wide-scale operations against the Takfiri terrorist organizations across the country, inflicting heavy losses upon them in the arms and personnel.
Units of the army and armed forces on Wednesday carried out bombardments against hotbeds of Jabhat al-Nusra and other terrorist organizations in the southern Daraa province.
A unit of the army last night and Wednesday morning carried out precise operations against positions and supply routes of the terrorist organizations at the western entrance of the Old Customs building and in the surroundings of the Police Housing Compound and at the road near the mosques of al-Hamza and al-Abbas in Daraa al-Balad neighborhood,a military source told SANA.
The source added that a number of terrorists were killed in the operations and others were injured and one of their vehicles was destroyed with all the arms and ammunition onboard.
Meanwhile, the Takfiri terrorist organizations admitted on their pages on the social networking websites that terrorist Yaser Abdul-Rahman al-Khalaf, a self-claimed leader of the so-called “al-Jaish al-Hur” militia was killed.
Army and Armed Forces units, in cooperation with the Lebanese resistance, established control over more city blocks in al-Zabadani city, a military source said.
The source said that an army unit, assisted by the Lebanese resistance, established full control over a number of blocks in Ein al-Himma, al-Maidani, al-Kubra, and al-Adaima in al-city which is located around 45km northwest of Damascus following a series of special operations.
The operations resulted in eliminating terrorists’ hotbeds in the aforementioned areas and destroying their weapons and ammo, and army units and resistance forces are continuing to advance towards the city center to rout the remaining terrorists in it.
Army units destroyed armored vehicles, a rocket launcher and two heavy machineguns for the terrorists at al-Mansoura village, Scientific Research building, the neighborhoods of Khan al-Assal and al-Rashedeen in Aleppo city.
Other army units targeted terrorists’ hotbeds in the neighborhoods of Salah Eddin, Bani Zaid, al-Mayser, al-Zebdiyeh and al-Ramouseh , killing a number of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists and destroying their arms and ammunition.
The army units defending the Air Force Academy destroyed vehicles, some of them equipped with machineguns, for ISIS terrorist organization and killed a number of terrorists in the vicinity of the Academy in the eastern countryside of Aleppo.
The army carried out intensive operations on the terrorists’ gatherings and hotbeds in Khanaser town, the villages of Balat and Tal al-Ne’am, southeast of Aleppo city, as it targeted their gatherings in Tal Reiman and Tal al-Amodi in the eastern countryside of Aleppo where a number of terrorists were killed and their vehicles, ammunition and arms were destroyed.
Army unit, also, smashed terrorists’ hideouts and gatherings in the villages of Abteen, al-Wudaiha in the southern countryside of Aleppo, killing a number of terrorists and destroyed their arms and ammunition.
The terrorist organizations admitted on their social media webpages that a number of their members were killed.
Army units killed 5 terrorists and destroyed hideouts and weaponry in the village of Safouhin in Idleb’s south-western countryside.
An army unit targeted and obliterated terrorists’ hideout in Skaik village, a number of terrorists were killed in the process, Field sources told SANA.
In the neighboring province of Hama, army killed 4 terrorists and destroyed a vehicle equipped with 14.50 mm machinegun in al-Latamina in the northern countryside of the province.
The army killed two terrorists during clashes with terrorists near Kherbat al-Naqous.
Army units also destroyed artillery for the so-called Jasih al-Fatih terrorist group in Tal Waset in Hama countryside.
Hezbollah, Syrian Army Target Armed Group Trying to Sneak into Zabadani Plain
Hezbollah and the Syrian army forces fought off an armed group trying overnight Tuesday to sneak from the center of Zabadani town to the plain area of the city via the sewers, sources from the field reported on Wednesday.
The 15-member terrorist group was attempting to escape and cause confusion when Hezbollah and Syrian forces detected it.
The military units allowed the gunmen to reach an open space and dealt with them by appropriate weapons, leaving all the group killed or wounded.
New clashes with the armed groups are still ongoing on more than one axis in Zabadani city, in which the Islamic Resistance and the Syrian forces use different weapons.
Hezbollah and the Syrian national military launched a military operation in the city bordering Lebanon, to drive terrorist groups out of the area.
Daraa Turned into Blood Bath for Terrorists
TEHRAN (FNA)- An army unit killed eight terrorists and destroyed a vehicle loaded with ammunition in al-Abazeed neighborhood in Daraa al-Balad on Tuesday, a military source said.
Units of the Army and Armed Forces destroyed vehicles and dens of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists and other terrorist organizations during special operations that targeted their gatherings in Daraa province.
Another unit thwarted an infiltration attempt by a terrorist group from al-Bajabjeh neighborhood towards Sajneh neighborhood in Daraa al-Balad, and all the invading terrorists were either killed or wounded.
Also, a vehicle along with all terrorists, arms, and munitions on board was destroyed during an operation by an army unit to the West of the old customs building in Daraa al-Balad.
Local sources said that another army unit established control over nine blocks of buildings in al-Manshiya neighborhood after killing a large number of terrorists, most of whom were from Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization.
Another unit directed a big strike against a group of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists to the southwest of Ghazaleh Bridge in the Southeastern countryside of the province, killing a number of terrorists and destroying their vehicles and munitions.
Meanwhile, an army unit destroyed a bulldozer which terrorists had been using to build barriers and fortifications to the north of al-Sheikh Miskeen 22 kilometers to the North of Daraa city.
More terrorists were killed and their vehicles were destroyed in the army operations against their gatherings, dens and movements in other parts of Syria on Tuesday.
An army unit on Tuesday killed two terrorists and seized their weapons in Madaya South of al-Zabadani city in Damascus Countryside.
In the Eastern Ghouta area, army units targeted Jaish al-Islam terrorists in Harasta, al-Samadi, al-Maqale’, and near the al-Cham al-Jadida gas station West of Douma, killing and injuring a number of them.
Another unit killed 3 terrorists and injured 2 others in Tal Kurdi farms Northeast of Douma city.
Also in the past 24 hours, an army unit destroyed a mortar launcher for ISIL terrorist organization and killed a number of its members in Kherbet Sa’ad in the Northeastern countryside of Sweida province.
Army units targeted the terrorists’ gatherings and movements’ axis in the hills of Thalfa’ and the Southern Ashhen in the vicinity of Kholkholeh village, 50 km North of Sweida province, killing a number of terrorists and injuring others in addition to destroying a vehicle with all ammunition and arms on board.
Also in the southern province of Quneitra, the army units, in cooperation with popular defense groups, clashed with terrorists near al-Baath city.
Field sources said that the army killed and injured scores of the terrorists and destroyed a vehicle loaded with weapons and ammunition near Abu Shatta, 1 km North of al-Baath city.
Army and Armed Forces units, in cooperation with popular defense groups, established control over Jazal village, al-Ze’eb hill, and a number of hills that serve as vantage points in the Western countryside of Tadmur (Palmyra) after eliminating large numbers of ISIL terrorists on Tuesday.
Earlier, Army units targeted ISIL terrorists in Palmyra’s western countryside, killing and injuring a number of them and destroying their machinegun-equipped vehicles.
Also on Tuesday, an army unit targeted terrorist organizations’ gatherings and hotbeds in the villages and towns of al-Qseir, Jaboul, Hwejeneh, Kabbaret al-Ward, Rayan, and al-Salheiyeh in the countryside of al-Sfeira city, 25 km Southeast of Aleppo city.
Meanwhile, the army destroyed terrorists’ dens in Tal al-Na’am, al-Sbeiha and Tal Faouri in the Eastern countryside of Aleppo, destroying an ammunition depot, a rocket launcher pad, and a heavy machinegun, in addition to killing and injuring a number of terrorists.
The army’s operations also targeted hideouts of Jabhat al-Nusra and other terrorist organizations in Khan al-Assal, Kafr Hamra and Zeitan, 16 km South west of Aleppo city, resulting in killing and injuring many terrorists.
Additionally, a number of terrorists were killed and injured in an intensive army operation which targeted their hotbeds in the neighborhoods of Bustan al-Qaser and Qastal Harami in Aleppo city.
The army units defending al-Neirab Airport and the Air Force Academy carried out precise strikes against terrorists’ gatherings and hideouts in the areas surrounding the Airport and the Academy, killing a number of terrorists and destroying their vehicles.
Army units foiled terrorists’ attempt to infiltrate Aleppo city from al-Rashidin and the Scientific Research Facility, and then carried out counterattacks in which terrorists’ gatherings in al-Rashidin, the Scientific Research Facility, Kifr Naha, and Khan al-Assal were destroyed.
The army also destroyed a convoy of terrorists’ vehicles that was en route to support the terrorist groups near Khan al-Assal, and an armored vehicle rigged with explosives was destroyed at the city’s Western entrance.
Sources on the ground refuted all reports on terrorists’ infiltration into new areas in Aleppo.
Meanwhile, media outlets said that an army unit destroyed two vehicles and a rocket launcher and killed a number of terrorists in al-Mansoura West of Aleppo city.
Also in Idlib, the army units targeted gatherings of the so called “Jaish al-Islam” terrorist organization in Kafr Oueid village, 20 km West of M’aret al-Nu’man in the Southwestern countryside of Idlib, killing 7 terrorists and destroying their arms and ammunition, field sources said.
Heavy losses were inflicted upon terrorist organizations’ personnel and equipment in the army operations against their gatherings in Kafr Zeita, South of al-Taman’a and Attshana near the administrative borders between Idlib and Hama.
Meanwhile, army air force destroyed terrorists’ hideouts in Mahambal, Khan Sheikhoun and al-Kfair in Idleb countryside.
Also in the past 24 hours, the army units destroyed a vehicle for terrorists, killed 15 terrorists in al-Bahsa village in Hama Northern countryside.
Earlier, an army unit killed, at least, 15 ‘Jaish al-Fateh’ terrorists in an ambush targeted a terrorist group during its attempt to infiltrate into the vicinity of Kherbet al-Naqous village in al-Ghab Plain in the Northwestern countryside of Hama province.
Army units carried out intensive strikes on a terrorist organizations’ convoy during its movement West of al-Latamneh town, 35 km North of Hama city, destroying a number of vehicles with all arms and ammunition onboard.
Later, a military source said that army units killed dozens of terrorists in Attshan and al-Ankawi in the province’s countryside.