Syria in the Last 24 Hours

Four killed in rocket attacks on Aleppo, Damascus and Homs
Provinces, SANA

Two civilians were killed in a terrorist attack with rocket shells on al-Midan neighborhood in Aleppo city.

A source in the police command told SANA reporter that terrorists in Bustan al-Basha fired rocket shells which fell on houses and properties of locals, killing two civilians and injuring six others, some of them were severely injured and taken to al-Jamea’a and al-Razi hospitals.

The terrorist attack also caused material damage to houses and private and public properties.

14 civilians including seven children and 33 others were injured when terrorists fired rocket shells on al-Midan and al-Saed neighborhood in Aleppo city on Sunday.

A civilian killed in Damascus

A civilian was killed in a terrorist attack with a mortar shell which was fired by terrorists on al-Zablatani area in Damascus.

A source in the police command said in a statement to SANA reporter that a shell fired by terrorists fell in the surrounding of al-Hal market in al-Zablatani area killing a civilian and causing material damage to a number of cars.

The source added that the shell was launched by terrorists from the so-called Jaish al-Islam who fortify in Joubar neighborhood on the outskirts of Eastern Ghouta.
Six civilians were injured in mortar terrorist attacks on al-Tijara, al-Qusour and al-Qeimariya neighborhoods in Damascus last Friday.

A child Killed in Homs

Meanwhile, a child was killed in a terrorist attack with rocket shells that hit al-Muhajreen and al-Abasiyah neighborhoods in Homs.

A police source told SANA that two rocket shells, launched by terrorists, fell on a bus station and near the clinic of al-Abasiyah neighborhood in Homs, killing a child and injuring 5 persons.

A civilian killed in a terrorist mortar attack near Damascus
Damascus‬ Countryside, SANA

Terrorists fired on Tuesday mortar shells on al-Wafideen Camp neighborhood in Damascus Countryside, leaving a civilian dead and 3 others injured.

A Police Command source told SANA reporter that the casualties took place in al-Thawra quarter in the neighborhood as two mortar shells fired by terrorists from “Jaish al-Islam” landed there.

The source added that the attack caused material damage to a number of houses in the neighborhood, which is home to thousands of people displaced from the Golan following the Israeli occupation in 1967.

Manar al-Frieh/H. Said

Two civilians killed, others injured in terrorist car bomb and mortar attacks in Homs and Damascus Countryside
22 September، 2015
Homs, SANA

A terrorist car bomb explosion took place in al-Zahraa neighborhood in the city of Homs on Tuesday, leaving civilian casualties.

A source at Homs Police Command told SANA the car bomb went off in al-Sitin Street in the neighborhood, killing a civilian and leaving 12 others injured, in addition to causing material damage to the citizens’ properties.

Neighborhoods in Homs city have been on the receiving end of terrorist attacks recently that are aimed at disturbing stability there.

The latest such attack took place in al-Zahraa neighborhood on Sunday when a an explosive device attached to a car killed a citizen.

US sends 70 terrorists to Syria after training them in Turkey
22 September، 2015
Washington, SANA

The US admitted that it had sent 70 terrorists, whom it calls “moderate opposition”, to Syria after training and arming them in Turkey under its supervision.

The US Central Command “Centcom” claimed in a statement on Monday that the 70 militants, who re-entered Syria, will fight alongside “vetted opposition forces.”

Centcom indicated that the militants will not operate under the command and control of the US-led coalition against ISIS terrorist organization, yet the US will continue to support them.

Earlier Sunday, news websites mentioned that about 75 terrorists whom the US classifies as a “moderate opposition” entered the northern countryside of Aleppo coming from the Turkish territories after they received military training in Turkey.

The US, within its support to terrorism in Syria, had declared a program for training whom it calls “moderate opposition” in cooperation with Erdogan’s regime.

The cost of the program reaches USD 500 million annually, and the first group, (54 members) of the trained terrorists, was sent to Syria last July under the pretext of fighting ISIS, of which only 5 remained fighting according to General Lloyd Austin, Commander of the US Central Command.

US Senate Republican members described the US program as just a farce and an abject failure.

R.J/ Barry

Army destroys 7 vehicles in Quneitra, kills scores of terrorists in other areas
22 September، 2015
Provinces, SANA

Units of the army and the armed forces on Tuesday continued to launch wide-scale military operations against dens and positions of the Takfiri terrorist organizations across the country, destroying their vehicles and ammunition and killing scores of their members.

Quneitra

Units of the army and armed forces, in cooperation with the popular defense groups, destroyed a number of terrorists’ vehicles in operations carried out last night and Tuesday morning against their dens and positions in the countryside of the southern Quneitra province.

A military source told SANA that two armored vehicles belonging to Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists were destroyed and a number of them were killed in the villages of al-Hamidyia, Abu Shabta and Jibat al-Khashab.

Field sources told SANA that a unit of the army, in cooperation with the popular defense groups, in Khan Arnaba destroyed four of the terrorists’ machinegun-equipped vehicles and killed all terrorists onboard on the road linking al-Hurriya and al-Hamidyia in the northwestern countryside of the province.

The sources added that a unit of the army destroyed an armored vehicles belonging to Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in a concentrated strike against one of their hotbeds in al-Hamidyia, 7 km to the north of Quneitra City.

Another unit of the army, in cooperation with the popular defense groups in Hadar village, repelled an attempt by terrorists to infiltrate the sites of al-Hamryia in Hadar village and al-Amal farms to the east of Taranja, killing scores of terrorists and injuring others.

Meanwhile, a unit of the army, in cooperation with the popular committees in Harfa village, also foiled an attempt by Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists to infiltrate from Beit Jin farm to Mashati Hadar “farmers’ houses”.

Aleppo

Units of the army and armed forces carried out intensive operations against dens and hotbeds of the ISIS terrorists and other Takfiri organizations in the northern Aleppo province.

Army units defending Air Force Academy destroyed a number of the ISIS vehicles and killed a number of them in operations against their hotbeds in the surroundings of the Academy.

In Aleppo city, many terrorists were killed in operations carried out by the army against the hotbeds of the so-called “al-Tawhid Brigade,” “Arhar al-Sham Islamic Movement,” “Soqour al-Sham Brigades,” “Jaish al-Islam,” and other Takfiri organizations in the neighborhoods of Bostan al-Basha, Karm al-Jabal, al-Kallasa, al-Sheikh Said, Qadi Askar, al-Mashhad, al-Rashidin 4, al-Salihin,Bani Zaid, Karm al-Qatrji and al-Sha’ar.

To the southwest of Aleppo City, units of the army killed scores of terrorists and injured others and destroyed a number of their vehicles and their ammunition in concentrated operations against their positions in Khan al-Asal, Khawabi al-Asal and al-Mansoura, 10 km to the west of Aleppo City.

On the road leading to al-Nairab Airport, a unit of the army killed a number of terrorists and destroyed their arms and vehicles in a precise operation against their dens and positions in Aziza village, 4 km to the southeast of Aleppo City.

Lattakia

In the coastal Lattakia province, 20 terrorists, 15 of them Chechen, were killed during army operations
that targeted their hideouts in al-Rawda village in the northern countryside.

Homs

Army units destroyed vehicles belonging to ISIS, some equipped with machine guns, and killed many of the terrorist organization’s members in the surroundings of al-Shaer oil field and in Tadmur (Palmyra) city in the eastern countryside of the central Homs province.

Army units also eliminated a number of terrorists in al-Sa’n al-Aswad and al-Ghantu in the countryside of the province.

Idleb/Hama

The army targeted positions of Jaish al-Fateh terrorists, who are linked to Jabhat al-Nusra, in the countryside of the neighboring Hama and Idleb provinces, inflicting losses upon them in various areas.

A number of terrorists were killed in army airstrikes that targeted their movements in Maaret al-Nouman city and the villages of Tramla, Kafr Nubul and Hazarin in Maaret al-Nouman area in the southern countryside of Idleb.

The airstrikes destroyed a number of vehicles equipped with machine guns and a large quantity of advanced weapons.

Gatherings of terrorists and others hideouts were targeted by the army’s air force in Maardabseh village in Saraqeb area in the southwestern countryside.

In the northwestern countryside of Hama province, the army’s air force targeted hideouts of Jaish al-Fateh terrorists in al-Lattamneh and Kafer Zita towns, leaving a number of them dead and their arms, ammunition and vehicles, some of which equipped with machine guns, destroyed.

Syrian Air Raids Kill Scores of ISIL Terrorists

TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian airstrikes targeted positions of the ISIL Takfiri militants in the Central province of Homs, killing 38 terrorists.

Syrian warplanes bombed ISIL positions in the ancient city of Palmyra, located 215 kilometers (133 miles) Northeast of the capital, Damascus, and two other towns late on Monday, according to the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Palmyra, is on the list of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)’s World Heritage Sites.

On Friday, informed sources said that at least 15 militants were killed and several others injured in the Syrian Air Force’s operations against positions of the ISIL Takfiri terrorists in the nearby areas of the ancient city of Palmyra.

The Palmyra airstrikes come a day after the Syrian air force carried out heavy raids in the Northern city of Raqqa, also held by the ISIL.

In one of the heaviest bombardment since the extremist group seized the ancient town May 10, the Syrian fighter jets carried out at least 30 air raids on Palmyra Friday.

The source added that at least 15 militants were killed and more than 120 wounded in the Syrian warplanes’ operations.

Palmyra’s only hospital was suffering severe shortages in staff and equipment, and some of the wounded had to be taken to Raqqa, more than 200 kilometers (125 miles) away.

Earlier this month, the Syrian Armed Forces killed at least 43 ISIL militants in Palmyra and its countryside, a military source said.

Army Destroys Al-Nusra Front’s Positions in Quneitra Province

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army pounded the positions of the Takfiri terrorists in the countryside of Quneitra, killing a large number of militants and injuring dozens more.

The army units destroyed the hideouts of Al-Nusra Front terrorists in Al-Hamidiyeh village in Quneitra countryside, military sources said.

The Syrian troops also destroyed DshK-equipped vehicles of Al-Nusra Front militants during their attack on al-Hamidiyeh village.

Also in the past 24 hours, the Syrian army troops killed all members of a terrorist group in Qalamoun in Damascus countryside.

The army killed all members of a terrorist group, and seized their weapons in Jroud Talfita in Qalamoun.

Meantime, a prominent Syrian analyst referred to Russia’s military aid to his country in the war on ISIL, and said the situation in Syria is altering to the loss of the US.

“These aids mean change of situation to the detriment of the US and it seems that Damascus has opted for the policy of implementing its agreements with the friendly states to form a serious coalition against terrorism which will have useful outcomes for all countries,” Ali Maqsoud told FNA.

Noting that campaign against terrorism in the Middle-East is not limited merely to Iraq and Syria and all countries should cooperate in this regard to prevent the implementation of the US and Israeli plots in the region, he said Iran and Russia’s continued aid and military support for Damascus means that formation of a US-planned government by the ISIL is no more possible.

Maqsoud, meantime, said the terrorist groups might increase their attacks against Syria in the next few days, but underlined that the US and Israeli plots are being defused in the region rapidly, and efforts to uproot terrorism in Syria have started.

Elsewhere, the Syrian government forces killed 24 Takfiri terrorists in military operations in the coastal province of Lattakia.

The army targeted militants’ movements and positions in al-Shahrora village and in the vicinity of the police station of Zahia village in the Northern countryside of Lattakia, killing 24 terrorists and destroying their arms and ammunition, a military source said.

Also, a military source said on Monday that the Syrian army regained control of more buildings in Daraa al-Balad area in the Southern province of Daraa.

The Syrian army regained control of ten buildings in al-Manshyia neighborhood in Daraa al-Balad area.

The army also targeted militants’ positions in Daraa al-Balad area, and destroyed three of their machinegun-equipped vehicles and one of their ammunition depots.

Moscow Delivers Warplanes to Syria, Starts Drone Surveillance Missions

Russia has delivered new arms including warplanes to Syria.

A senior Syrian military official told AFP Damascus had received a fresh batch of arms, including fighter planes, while a monitoring group said there had been a marked increase in attacks on the Islamic State.

The Syrian military official told AFP the new fighter planes had arrived on Friday along with reconnaissance aircraft at a military base in Latakia province.

Syria also received “sophisticated military equipment to fight IS” including targeting equipment and precision-guided missiles, the official said.

The new weapons had already been deployed against IS in the cities of Deir Ezzor and Raqqa.

Russia has started flying surveillance missions with drone aircraft in Syria in what appeared to be Moscow’s first military air operations in Syria since staging a rapid buildup at an airfield there.

33 wanted persons turn themselves in
22 September، 2015
Damascus, SANA

33 wanted persons from Damascus and its countryside turned themselves in to the authorities on Tuesday to have their cases settled.

Zabadani Truce Extended until Final Agreement Reached

A cease-fire agreement covering the Syrian border town of Zabadani and two villages in the northern Idleb province between Hezbollah and the Syrian army on one side, and terrorist groups on the other, was extended Tuesday until reaching an agreement.

Al-Manar TV channel said that the truce would continue until a final agreement was reached on the status of militants and civilians in Kefraya and Foua towns.
It is the third cease-fire to cover these areas in around a month.

The cease-fire, which went into effect at mid-Sunday covers also the villages of Madaya and Baqin, which are adjacent to Zabadani.

Hezbollah and Syrian forces have tightened the noose around terrorists in Zabadani and Idleb province. The operation began in early July and is seen as an attempt to bolster control of land routes between Lebanon and Syria and sever rebel supply lines.

Zabadani is located 50 kilometers northwest of Damascus and 12 kilometers northeast of Lebanon’s Masnaa border crossing.

Al Manar