Syria in the Last 48 Hours

Russian made BTR-82A

Soviet made T-72 of the Syrian Arab Army.

Syrian Arab Army

35 specific targets were taken out by SyAAF in al-Raq`a. The targets were communication stations used by ISIS terrorists.

Syrian Arab Army


Russia Continues Arms Supplies to Syria, No Plans Yet for Military Base
Syrian Army is the Most Effective Force in Combating Terrorism
Russia’s Participation in Fighting Terrorism Will Turn the Tables on the Conspirators


A fresh terrorist rocket attack in Aleppo kills 14 civilians, including 7 children
20 September، 2015
Aleppo, SANA

14 civilians, including 7 children, were killed in a new terrorist shelling attack in the city of Aleppo on Sunday.

A police source told SANA reporter on Sunday that terrorists positioned in Bani Zaid neighborhood fired rockets on al-Midan
neighborhood in northeastern Aleppo city, leaving 14 civilians dead and 25 others injured.

The source added that the attack caused material damage to the citizens’ properties and houses.

Sources at Aleppo Health Department said 7 children were among the dead.

The recent terrorist rocket attack in Aleppo city, which hit Salah-Eddin neighborhood on September 16, left two civilians dead and 6 others injured.

H. Zain/ H. Said

The army destroys a hideout for terrorist leaders in Daraa, targets other terrorists across the country
20 September، 2015
Provinces, SANA

The terrorist organizations suffered more casualties, including within their leaders’ ranks, in army operations that targeted their hideouts and positions on Sunday.

Daraa

An army unit destroyed a hideout for leaders of terrorist groups in al-Nueimeh town in the eastern countryside of the southern Daraa province.

A military source told SANA on Sunday that a number of leaders were killed or injured and the weapons and ammunition inside the hideout were destroyed.

In Jaidour Houran area, which is a major supply route for the terrorists across the Israeli entity, the army operations inflicted heavy losses upon Jabhat al-Nusra-linked terrorist groups in Zimrin and Simlin villages.

Quneitra

In the neighboring Quneitra province, an army unit targeted terrorists’ movements south of the strategic Mas’hara hill on the road adjacent to Nabe’ al-Sakhr village in the southern Quneitra province.

A number of terrorists, most of them from Jabhat al-Nusra, were killed in the operation and their arms and ammunition were destroyed.

Damascus Countryside

Army units targeted terrorists’ gatherings on the western edge of the eastern al-Ghouta in Damascus Countryside, killing scores of terrorists and destroying their weapons and ammunition.

The army also established control over al-Kassarat area in Haratsa, near Damascus-Homs international highway.

Deir Ezzor

Army units targeted hideouts for ISIS terrorists in al-Hweiqa, killing a number of them and destroying their weaponry.

Hasaka

Meanwhile, SANA reporter in Hasaka said an explosive device went off amid a gathering of ISIS terrorists in al-Silaliyeh village to the east of Hasaka city, leaving a number of the terrorists dead.

Homs

A unit of the army carried out an accurate operation against gatherings and axes of movements of ISIS terrorists in the area surrounding Shaer Mountain in the eastern countryside of Homs.

A military source said in a statement to SANA that a unit of army killed terrorists from ISIS organization and destroyed their vehicles and munitions in accurate operations against their gatherings north of Shaer Mountain to the north west of Palmyra in the eastern countryside of Homs and in al-Sukhna, Jazal and al-Qaryatin.

The army also foiled terrorists’ attempt to infiltrate Jub al-Jarrah in the eastern countryside and killed and injured the majority of the assailants.

Army units targeted terrorists’ hideouts and gatherings in Talbeseh, al-Sultanyeh, al-Firhanyeh and Umm Sharshouh, killing scores of terrorists and destroying their weaponry and munitions.

Idleb, Hama

Army air force destroyed terrorists’ hideouts and concentrations in Maarat al-Numan, Khan Sheikhoun and al-Zyara in the countryside of Idleb and Hama.

Lattakia

Army air force killed a number of terrorists and destroyed their vehicles in the areas of Salma, Qarfous and Jub al-Ahmar in Lattakia’s northern countryside.

Ceasefire Begins in Syria’s Kefraya, Foua, Zabadani, Madaya

A halt of military operations between Hezbollah and the Syrian army on one side and the terrorist groups on the another came into force in the Syrian cities of Foua and Kefraya in rural Idleb, and in the cities of Madaya and Zabadani in Damascus countryside, sources told Al-Manar TV.

The decision was to be implemented starting from 12:00 pm on Sunday.

The halt of operation came after dozens of terrorist gunmen killed, including a senior al-Qaeda leader, when the Syrian Popular Committees fought off an attack by militants in the vicinity of Foua and Kefraya towns, in addition to cracking down on gunmen in some parts of Zabadani city.

Al-Manar
20-09-2015

Four explosive devices dismantled in Salamiyeh, Hama
20 September، 2015
Hama, SANA

The army engineering units dismantled 4 explosive devices planted by unidentified persons in the surroundings of Khneifis village in Salamiyeh area in the southeastern countryside of the central Hama province.

A source at Hama governorate told SANA that the explosive devices, which were found planted on both sides of Khneifis road, weighed 25 kg each.

R.J/H. Said

400 wanted people turn themselves in to authorities in Kanaker, Damascus Countryside
20 September، 2015
Damascus, SANA

400 wanted people turned themselves in to the authorities in Kanaker town in Damascus Countryside on Sunday so that they could have their legal status settled.

On September 16th, the legal status of 104 wanted persons from Homs city and its countryside was settled after they had earlier turned themselves in.

R.J/H. Said

Six civilians injured in terrorist mortar attacks on ‪‎Damascus‬
Damascus, SANA

Six civilians were injured by mortar rounds fired by terrorists on residential areas in Damascus city on Friday afternoon.

A source at the Police Command told SANA that 3 mortar shells fell in the neighborhoods of Al-Tijara, al-Qusour, and al-Qaimariya neighborhoods, wounding 6 civilians, 2 of them women, adding that the attacks also caused material damage to a house and 4 cars.

Hazem Sabbagh

The army kills 80 terrorists in Lattakia, continues to advance in al-Zabadani
19 September، 2015
Provinces, SANA

The army and armed forces on Saturday continued combating terrorists all over the country, killing scores of them and injuring others.

Al-Zabadani, Damascus Countryside

Units of the Syrian Arab Army, in cooperation with the Lebanese resistance, established control over more city blocks in al-Zabadani in Damascus Countryside.

A military source told SANA that an army unit carried out a swift operation that led to advancing in the direction of al-Aara neighborhood in the center of al-Zabadani city, eliminating many terrorists in the process, and sending others fleeing from several locations in the area.

The source said that the army established control over a number of city blocks in the perimeter of the neighborhood’s square, providing a strategic advantage that will help establish control over the entire neighborhood.

In the Eastern Ghouta part of Damascus Countryside, army units carried out operations against concentrations and movements of members of Jaish al-Islam terrorist organizations in al-Samadi, southeast of Rahma gas station, and east of Harasta suburbs at the western outskirts of Douma area.

Sources on the ground said that these operations left many terrorists dead or injured and resulted in destroying their weapons, munitions, and vehicles.

Field sources also refuted allegations of malicious media outlets claiming that Jaish al-Islam had established control over part of the strategic Abu Zeid hill, asserting that these reports are completely baseless and are a desperate bid to raise the terrorists’ morale following the heavy losses they suffered in the past few days, which included leading the death of Mahmoud al-Ajwa Abu Obaidah whom they referred to as the deputy commander of Jaish al-Islam.

Lattakia

Units of the army and the armed forces, in cooperation with the popular defense groups, killed at least 80 terrorists in operations carried out against dens of the Takfiri terrorist organizations in the northern countryside of the coastal Lattakia province.

A military source told SANA that 33 terrorists at least were killed, most of them from Jabhat al-Nusra in operations carried out by a unit of the army against their dens and positions in the camp of al-Atira village in Rabi’aa area, 60 km to the north of Lattakia.

The source added that 7 of the terrorists’ vehicles were destroyed with all arms and ammunition inside them and all terrorists onboard were killed.

A unit of the army also carried out bombardments against positions of the terrorist organizations in al-Souda village in the northeastern countryside of the province, killing 47 terrorists and injuring others, in addition to destroying their arms and ammunition.

An army unit carried out a special operation against a terrorist group between al-Nawba Mountain and al-Shiekh Said in Salma area, about 48 km to the east of Lattakia city, killing all of its members and destroying a munitions cache.

Later in the day, the army launched a series of airstrikes against dens of terrorist organizations in the villages of Rweiset al-Kharb, west of Marj Shili, Akko, Kabani, Kibdin and in Kensabba in Lattakia northeastern countryside.

Several members from Jabhat al-Nusra were killed and a number of vehicles were destroyed.

Aleppo

Meanwhile, An army unit killed and injured a number of terrorists and destroyed their vehicles, some of which equipped with machineguns, and mortar launchers in al-Mansourah village and Khan al-Assal area in the western and southwestern countryside of Aleppo province, according to the source.

Another army unit targeted positions of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in Kafr Hamra village in Aleppo’s northwestern countryside, killing a number of them and destroying their weapons, ammunition, equipment and machinegun-equipped vehicles.

More terrorists were killed and others were injured during army operations that targeted their hideouts in Hareitan town, located on the road leading to Turkey.

Gatherings of terrorists were targeted in al-Ameriyeh village in the southeastern countryside of the province, while others’ hideouts and positions were hit in al-Sheikh Lutfi village on the southwestern outskirts of Aleppo city.

In the eastern countryside of Aleppo, an army unit killed a number of ISIS terrorists and injured others as it targeted their gatherings in the surroundings of the Air Force Academy.

In Aleppo city, the army targeted terrorists’ positions in the neighborhoods of al-Rashidin, Bani zaid, al-Ramouseh, Old Aleppo, al-Lairamoun, Jamiyet al-Zahra, al-Shaar, al-Fardous, al-Kallaseh and al-Sheikh Saeed.

A tunnel dug and used by terrorists in Salah Eddin neighborhood was destroyed.

Idleb

Popular defense groups in cooperation with locals in al-Foua’a and Kafriya towns in Idleb countryside thwarted a terrorist attack by Jabhat al-Nusra organization, the so-called Turkistan Islamic Party and Jund al-Aqsa, inflicting heavy losses in personnel and munitions upon them.

Field sources inside al-Foua’a told SANA by phone that the popular defense groups with a coverage by the Syrian Army’s Air Force left hundreds of deaths and injuries in the ranks of Takfiri terrorist organizations during the past 24 hours on the axes of towns and villages of Bennesh, Ma’aret Masreen, Taftanaz, Ram Hamdan, Deir al-Zaghab, al-Sawaghiyeh in the surroundings of Kafriya and al-Floua’a towns.

The sources said that the Popular defense groups in Kafriya and al-Foua’a fought the fiercest clashes since the start of the siege on the two towns with terrorist organizations, destroying 12 various vehicles on Taum axis in addition to four armored vehicles and five car bombs.

Terrorist organizations pulled the bodies of many dead and dozens injured terrorists to Ma’aret Masreen town near al-Foua’a before some vehicles came and took them to the Turkish territories, according to the sources.

Meanwhile, terrorist organizations acknowledged on their social media pages that more than 28 of their members were killed, including a leader in Jabhat al-Nusra and leader of the so-called Ansar al-Sham brigades.

Hama

The Syrian Arab Army’s Air Force carried out intensive airstrikes on hideouts of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in the villages of al-Bahsa and al-Enkawi in the northwestern countryside of Hama province, a military source said.

The source also stated that the Air Force eliminated a number of terrorists from ISIS in an airstrike on one of their gatherings in al-Baroudi farm south of Qasr Ibn Wardan village and destroyed a number of their vehicles along with the weapons and munitions they were carrying.

Daraa

In the southern Daraa province, an army unit destroyed 3 of Jabhat al-Nusra and other terrorist organizations’ vehicles and killed a number of their members in al-Nazihin camp and al-Kark neighborhood in Daraa al-Balad.

The army operations against one of the terrorist organizations’ supply routes in al-Manshiyeh neighborhood ended up with the killing and injuring of a number of terrorists and the destruction of their weapons and ammunition.

Meanwhile, terrorist organizations admitted on their social media websites that they have received big losses in personnel and equipment, and the killing of a number of their members, among them Mohanad Naser al-Elian al-Hariri.

Sweida

An army unit targeted the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorists in al-Saqiyeh village in the northeastern countryside of the southern province of Sweida.

The army operations ended up with the killing and injuring of a number of the ISIS terrorists and the destruction of their vehicle with all weapons and ammunition inside it.

Homs

A unit of the Army and Armed Forces carried out a series of consecutive operations against hotspots of ISIS terrorists in various areas in the city of Tadmur (Palmyra) in Homs province, a military source told SANA.

The source said that the operations resulted in the death and injury of many terrorists and destroying their hideouts and large amounts of their weapons and munitions.

The army’s Air Force also carried out a series of concentrated airstrikes on gatherings of ISIS terrorists in al-Hail oil field 40km east of Tadmur, inflicting heavy losses in personnel and equipment on the terrorists.

Later, the source said that army units destroyed terrorists’ hideouts in the village of Kafr Nan and al-Kenn Mountain in al-Rastan area in the northern countryside of the province, killing and injuring a number of terrorists and destroying their weapons and munitions in the process.

Another army unit prevented an infiltration attempt by ISIS terrorists from the direction of al-Sultaniye village towards Abu al-Alaya village in the northern countryside.

Deir Ezzor

A military source told SANA that the Syrian Arab Army’s Air Force carried out a series of concentrated strikes on hideouts and gatherings of ISIS terrorists in the surroundings of Deir Ezzor Military Airport, inflicting losses upon them in personnel, equipment, and vehicles.