Syria in the Last 24 Hours

Since when the West care about our freedom?! The war in Syria was never about freedom, nor democracy; it started because the West wants a puppet government in Syria; a government like the governments of the Gulf States, that only agrees on what the West demands.

However, they realized now that we will fight till the last man standing for our right of an independent state; and that the war they started their way, we will end our way.

Perhaps the latest change of tone toward Syria from the Western governments is an indication that they might have understood, that Syrians cannot be broken; and their plans are doomed to fail.

Syrian Arab Army


Al-Jaafari: signs of change in International stance on Syria were due to Syrian army achievements
23 September، 2015
New York, SANA

Syria’s Permanent Envoy to the UN, Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari said there are indications on an inevitable international change on the crisis in Syria, stressing that the reason behind this change was basically that the Syrian army stood firm on land and that the Syrian government has dealt with the crisis in a diplomatic and smart way.

“The Syrian people and government would never accept any solution imposed from abroad,” Al-Jaafari said in an interview with al-Mayadeen TV on Wednesday, adding “We, as Syrians, are in no need to a broker to lead us the road of safety.”

He affirmed that the Syrian state has no problem to go to “Geneva 3” as long as it is not a return to zero point, adding that Moscow had realized the western countries’ real will which contradict their statements, especially after the crisis of the Syrian refugees and that the west wants to increase its military intervention on the pretext of fighting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist organization.

Al-Jaafari underlined that Tehran and Moscow are Syria’s allies and there is cooperation among the allies, stressing the importance of Tehran’s attendance in Geneva 3 conference.

M.Nassr/Mazen

Syrian army is the sole force on land that confronts ISIS
23 September، 2015
Moscow, SANA

Syria’s Ambassador in Moscow Riad Haddad said on Wednesday that the Syrian Arab army is still the only force on land in the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist organization.

“The Russian soldiers don’t participate meantime in the fight along with the Syrian army against ISIS, but if there was a need, Russia would send its forces to Syria,” Ambassador Haddad said in an interview with INTERFAX news agency.

He added that since the outbreak of the crisis in Syria, the Russian Support to Syria has not stopped, clarifying that the assistance offered by Russia increases, but only in the domain of combating terrorism.

On the presence of Russian warplanes and Helicopters near the coastal city of Lattakia, Haddad said “All those Russian assistance will eventually help Syria defeat terrorist organizations,” affirming that the efforts exerted by Russia in this domain are only restricted to combating terrorism.

Mazen

A woman killed, 8 civilians injured in a terrorist explosive device blast in Homs
23 September، 2015
Homs, SANA

Terrorists blew up an explosive device in Homs city on Wednesday, killing a woman and injuring 8 other civilians.

A Police Command source told SANA reporter in Homs that the explosive device was attached to a minibus and went off in al-Hadara Street in Homs city, leaving 9 people injured.

The source noted that one of the injured is in critical condition.

Later, a source at Zaim Hospital said a woman dies of her injuries after one hour of raaching the hospital,

Yesterday, a terrorist car bomb attack in al-Zahraa neighborhood in the city killed a civilian and left 12 others injured.

Reem/H.Said

Arab and foreign youths visit terrorism-stricken ancient Maaloula town
23 September، 2015
Damascus Countryside, SANA

A number of Arab and foreign students and journalists, of those participating in the International Conference for Youths in Damascus, visited the terrorism-stricken Maaloula town on Wednesday.

The iconic ancient town, located near Damascus, was overrun by terrorist organizations in September 2013. Maaloula, which is home to ancient monasteries and churches, suffered unspeakable brutality, vandalism and destruction at the hands of terrorists.

The students and journalists toured Mar Thecla Monastery and a number of religious and tourist sites in the town, to which the army restored security and stability in April 2014.

Several pieces and icons, which were looted from the town, have been retrieved gradually since then.

Expressing their regret over the scale of destruction they saw inflicted by terrorists in Maaloula, the Arab youths called upon the international community to take action against terrorist acts and protect the human and cultural heritage in Syria.

H. Said

Army kills 50 terrorists in Aleppo, 100 ISIS members in Deir Ezzor
23 September، 2015

Dozens of terrorists were killed as the army units carried out intensified operations against their positions, destroying also their equipment and heavy weapons.

Aleppo

50 ISIS and Nusra terrorists killed

At least 50 terrorists, mostly from Jabhat al-Nusra and ISIS, were killed as the army units targeted their positions and hideouts in the city and countryside of Aleppo.

A military source told SANA on Wednesday that the army operations in Aleppo city took place in the neighborhoods of Karm al-Jabal, Suleiman al-Halabi, al-Rashidin, al-Ramousa, al-Khalediyeh, al-Lairamoun, al-Sakhour, Bani Zaid and Bustan al-Basha.

A number of terrorists were killed and their vehicles, some of them equipped with machinegun and various ammunition in addition to rocket launcher pads that targeted that secure neighborhoods were destroyed.

Terrorists were also targeted in al-Mansoura village in the western countryside of Aleppo province and in the villages of Tal al-Naam, Tal al-Alam, Ain Sabel, aL-Radwaniyeh, al-Rayan, al-Jabboul, Tal Istabl and Treidem in the southeastern countryside.

Meanwhile in the eastern countryside, the army units defending the Air Force Academy killed a number of ISIS terrorists and destroyed their weapons in the vicinity of the Academy.

The army operations also left a number of the terrorists’ vehicles, some equipped with machine guns, destroyed.

The Army’s Air force carried out on Wednesday afternoon intensive strikes that targeted the movements of terrorist organizations in Khan al-Asal, the Journalists association, al-Sabeiha, al-Qaroutieh, Hueijena, Jub al-Safa, Kabara, houses of the thermal station, al-Rudwaneih farms, Balat and al-Naseriyeh.

The air strikes resulted in killing a number of terrorists and destroying their dens, arms and ammunition.

Meanwhile, terrorist organizations acknowledged on their social media pages that a number of their members were killed.

Deir Ezzor

14 ISIS terrorists killed

An army unit targeted last night ISIS hideouts in Mrat village in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor province.

Field sources told SANA Wednesday that the army operation left more than 14 ISIS terrorists dead, noting that those included Khaled al-Ayash, Asaad Mohammad al-Ayash, Yazan Mohammad al-Ayash, Ahmad al-Shouk and Izz-Eddin al-Moheimid.

Other terrorists were injured, the sources added, noting that some of those are in critical condition.

Meanwhile, media sources said at least 100 ISIS terrorists were killed and 115 others were injured in al-Kharita village in western Deir Ezzor on Monday.

The Army’s air Force destroyed vehicles for ISIS terrorists during air strikes against their dens in al-Mreiya area.

Daraa

Two vehicles, one of which was equipped with a heavy machinegun, were destroyed along with all terrorists inside them during an operation by army units in al-Karak neighborhood and to the south of the Technical Institute in Daraa al-Balad area in Daraa city.

The army’s operations against terrorists’ dens and gatherings in al-Siba and al-Arbain neighborhoods in the same area resulted in the death of many terrorists and in injuring many others, as well as destroying of their weapons and ammunition.

Another army unit thwarted terrorists’ attempts to infiltrate from the southeast side of SyriaTel building and from west of Bilal al-Habashi Mosque towards al-Minshia neighborhood to support terrorists there who are retreating under army’s onslaught, and this left many of the attacking terrorists dead or injured.

Sweida

Army units targeted ISIS gathering in Kherbat Saab in Sweida’s north-eastern countryside, killing a number of terrorists and destroying their vehicles and weaponry.

Quneitra

5 terrorists killed

The so called ” Bait al-Maqdes in Horan and Golan” terrorist group admitted today that five of its members were killed in Quneitra countryside.

The group posted on its social media pages names and photos of its killed members: Abdul-Rahman Mohamad Sharif nicknamed ” Abu Qutada”, Anas Khaled Abu Zerieq, Omar Abu Jarah, Mustafa Abu Abdo and Abu Khalil al-Ghoutani.

The group is affiliated to the terrorists “of Muslim Brotherhood” which is responsible for hundreds of massacres in Syria and other Arab countries.

Homs

The army’s air force launched airstrikes against dens and gatherings of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in al-Qariatin and Tadmour (Palmyra) cities in Homs countryside.

The airstrikes resulted in the death of many ISIS’ members and the destruction of their weapons and vehicles, some of them equipped with machine guns, in Tadmour city and its countryside, the area surrounding al-Shaer oil field and to the north of Um al-Tababir village.

The Army’s airstrikes targeted also ISIS’ gatherings in al-Tadmouria village and their hideouts in al-Qariatin city, destroying their vehicles and ammunition, killing many terrorists and injuring many others.

An army unit killed 23 ISIS terrorists in the surrounding of Hueises in the eastern countryside of Homs.

The army also targeted terrorists’ gatherings and hotbeds in al-Maqali and Talbeseh, killing scores of terrorists and destroying their weaponry and munitions, including a 23 mm caliber machinegun.

Syrian Army Advances in Eastern Aleppo

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army made new gains in the countryside of Aleppo by seizing back new areas in the region, FNA dispatches said.

The army units opened heavy fire on the Takfiri terrorists in the surrounding areas of Kowaires Airport in Eastern Aleppo, and pushed them back.

The Syrian troops, meantime, seized back the strategic villages of Tal Reyman and al-Salehiya which are located near Kowaires Airport on Tuesday.

The ISIL terrorists have besieged the Kowaires airport for over 2.5 years now, but the airport itself is under the Syrian army’s control. The Syrian army’s helicopters supply foodstuff and other needs to the Syrian troops defending the airport.

The Kowaires Airport is strategically important because it is considered the frontline of the Syrian army in the Northern parts of the country near the borders with Turkey.

Syria Uses Unmanned Russian-made Drones for the First Time

The Syrian army has started using unmanned aircrafts for the first time in operations against terrorist groups, a security source in Damascus told AFP.

unmanned drones“The Syrian government today began using unmanned Russian-made drones in operations against terrorists in the north and east of the country,” the source said without giving any further details on the type of the aircrafts or the sites targeted.

Fox News has claimed that up to 24 Russian attack aircraft — including Sukhoi Su-25 “Frogfoot” and Sukhoi Su-24 “Fencer” jets — have arrived, this is in addition to four Su-27s that previously were seen. Su-24s are advanced supersonic attack aircraft.

“This is a significant upgrade to Russia’s ability to carry out bombing missions inside Syria,” a US official was quoted by the website.

“More advanced tanks arrived over the weekend as well, bringing the total of T-90 tanks to nine. Previously, U.S. officials said six were on the ground. SA-22 surface-to-air missiles also have been seen in the latest satellite imagery over Bassel al-Assad airbase, Syria’s second largest airport which was converted into a Russian forward operating base,” the website said.

Syria Uses Unmanned Russian-made Aircrafts for the First Time

The Syrian army has started using unmanned aircrafts for the first time in operations against terrorist groups, a security source in Damascus told AFP.

“The Syrian government today began using unmanned Russian-made drones in operations against terrorists in the north and east of the country,” the source said without giving any further details on the type of the aircrafts or the sites targeted.

Fox News has claimed that up to 24 Russian attack aircraft — including Sukhoi Su-25 “Frogfoot” and Sukhoi Su-24 “Fencer” jets — have arrived, this is in addition to four Su-27s that previously were seen. Su-24s are advanced supersonic attack aircraft.

“This is a significant upgrade to Russia’s ability to carry out bombing missions inside Syria,” a US official was quoted by the website.

“More advanced tanks arrived over the weekend as well, bringing the total of T-90 tanks to nine. Previously, U.S. officials said six were on the ground. SA-22 surface-to-air missiles also have been seen in the latest satellite imagery over Bassel al-Assad airbase, Syria’s second largest airport which was converted into a Russian forward operating base,” the website said.

Army Kills Tens of Terrorists in Aleppo Countryside

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army pounded the positions of the Takfiri terrorists in the countryside of Aleppo, killing tens of militants and injuring dozens more over the past 24 hours.

At least 50 ISIL terrorists were killed in the army’s counter-attacks in different parts of Aleppo countryside.

The vehicles and military equipment of the ISIL terrorists were also destroyed during the Syrian troops’ raids on the militants’ hideouts in Aleppo.

Also in the past 24 hours, a cease-fire agreement covering the Syrian border town of Zabadani and two villages in the Northern province of Idlib between Hezbollah and the Syrian army on one side and terrorist groups on the other, was extended until reaching an agreement.

Al-Manar TV channel said on Tuesday 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.

Meantime, the Syrian army troops targeted concentration centers of the Takfiri militants in the Southern province of Quneitra on Tuesday, killing a large group of them.

The army, backed by the popular defense groups, destroyed a number of terrorists’ vehicles in military operations on Monday night and Tuesday morning in the countryside of Quneitra.

Two armored vehicles belonging to terrorists of al-Nusra Front were destroyed and a number of the Takfiri militants were killed in the villages of al-Hamidyia, Abu Shabta and Jibat al-Khashab.

The army, backed by the popular defense groups, 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 Quneitra.

The Syrian forces also destroyed armored vehicles belonging to al-Nusra terrorists in a military operation against one of their positions in al-Hamidyia, 7 km to the North of Quneitra City.

Elsewhere, the Syrian government forces targeted positions of the foreign-backed Takfiri militants in the coastal province of Lattakia, leaving 20 terrorists, including 15 Chechens, dead.

The army targeted militants’ positions in al-Rawda village in the Northern countryside of Lattakia, killing 20 terrorists, including 15 Chechens.

Meantime, 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.

55 wanted persons turn themselves in
23 September، 2015
Provinces, SANA

55 wanted people from Damascus and its countryside, Homs, Hama and Idleb turned themselves in to the authorities on Wednesday so that to have their legal status settled.

Yesterday, 33 wanted persons from Damascus and its countryside also turned themselves in to the authorities.

H. Said

Seven drug pushers arrested in Damascus
23 September، 2015
Damascus, SANA

The Drug Combating Department arrested seven drug pushers in Damascus, a source at the Interior Ministry said on Wednesday.

An amount of hashish and 500 g of heroin were seized in the persons’ possession.

Reem/H.Said