As seen over Lattakia, fully armed Russian air force Su-30SM.
Defense Minister visits army units in Daraa
24 September، 2015
Upon the directives of President Bashar al-Assad, Commander-in-Chief of the army and armed forces, and on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, Deputy commander-in Chief of the army, Defense Minister Fahd Jasem al-Freij, visited on Thursday a number of the armed forces’ formations in Daraa and its countryside.
Minister Freij, accompanied by a number of the army’s senior officers, met the combatants and conveyed to them President al-Assad’s greetings and pride in their sacrifices and heroism against the armed terrorist organizations.
During the tour, Minister of Defense inspected the missions being carried out by the army units and their field works against terrorist organizations.
“Our war against terrorism is continuous with full determination and commitment to defeat it, because it is the war of right against the unjust,” Minister al-Freij said.
For their part, the combatants affirmed they are determined to perform their national duty to defeat terrorism and restore security and stability to every span of Syria’s soil.
Meanwhile, leaders of military regions also visited the martyrs’ monuments and laid wreaths on behalf of President al-Assad and recited verses of Quran for the rest of their pure souls.
120 terrorists killed, a drone shot down in Aleppo, five vehicles destroyed in Quneitra
24 September، 2015
The army inflicted more losses upon the terrorist organizations in the course of military operations its units carried out on Thursday, killing over 120 terrorists in Aleppo alone and shooting down a drone for them there.
The army establishes control on hills overlooking eastern al-Ghouta
Units of the army established full control on all hills that overlook eastern al-Ghouta in Damascus countryside after eliminating terrorists of Jaish al-Islam, destroying their weapons and ammunition.
A military source told SANA that the army pursuits remnants of the terrorists who fled into Harasta highway.
More than 120 terrorists, mostly from Jabhat al-Nusra and ISIS, were killed and a drone belonging to them was shot down during army operations in Aleppo province.
Some ISIS terrorists were killed at the hands of the army units defending the Air Force Academy, located on the international highway leading to the northeastern Raqqa province, a military source told SANA on Thursday.
More terrorists were killed as an army unit targeted them and their vehicles in the vicinity of al-Nairab Airport, 10 km east of Aleppo city.
The army operations also targeted terrorists in Tal al-N’am, al-Radwaniyeh, Tal Riman, Huweijineh, Tal Faouri, Tal istabl, al-Jabboul and Jib al-Safa in the eastern and southeastern countryside of Aleppo, leaving dozens on them dead.
Terrorists from Jabhat al-Nusra had their hideouts in al-Naseriyeh village and Hreitan town in northern Aleppo targeted. Many of those were killed and their vehicles were destroyed.
Meanwhile, an army unit shot down a drone belonging to terrorists over Bashkoui village in Aleppo northern countryside, which is considered the terrorists’ major supply route across Turkey.
Army units also killed Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists and destroyed a number of their vehicles in Khan al-Assal town in the southwestern countryside.
Army operations also took place in Aleppo city, namely in the neighborhoods of al-Lairamoun, Bani Zaid, al-Ansari, al-Salehiyeh, Bustan al-Basha and al-Shaar, leaving many terrorists dead.
The army destroyed a vehicle, equipped with a heavy machinegun, for Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists and killed many of them in the surrounding of al-Ghagar, Ezz Eddin and Salim villages and in al-Rastan town in Homs northern countryside.
Another army unit, in cooperation with popular defense groups, foiled an infiltration attempt by two terrorist groups into a number of military points in Ayn al-Dananer village and al-Tali region, killing a number of them.
The army also inflicted heavy losses upon terrorists of ISIS in al-Sikhnah, Tadmur and in the surroundings of al-Sha’er oil field, destroying a number of vehicles and killing a number of terrorists.
Army air force destroyed a number of terrorists’ hideouts and concentrations in Kanasba and Salma in Lattakia’s northern countryside.
The army’s air strikes ended up with the killing of large numbers of terrorists from “Jabhat al-Nusra” and destroying their weapons and dens.
Idleb and Hama
The army air force targeted terrorists’ hideouts and gatherings in Khan Sheikhoun, al-Habeet, Sinjar, Aqerbat, Atshan, Kifr Zeita and al-Latamina in the countryside of Hama and Idleb.
The army’s air strikes ended up with the killing of large numbers of terrorists from “Jaish al-Fatah” and destroying their weapons and dens.
Three terrorists’ vehicles, one equipped with a machine gun and another carrying ammunition, were destroyed in an army operation on al-Hamediyeh/al-Hurriyeh road in the southern Quneitra province.
Field sources told SANA the operation was carried out in cooperation between an army unit and the popular defense groups in Khan Arnaba, adding that all the terrorists on board the vehicles were killed.
Two other vehicles transporting terrorists and ammunition were destroyed as an army unit targeted a gathering of terrorists to the east of Trinjeh village.
An army unit killed a number of terrorists, including a leader, and destroyed their vehicles, one of which equipped with a heavy machine gun, in Daraa al-Balad neighborhood in Daraa city.
Army units targeted ISIS hideouts and gatherings in Kherba and Tal Saad in Sweida’s north-eastern countryside, killing scores of terrorists and destroying their vehicles and weaponry.
Syria Deploys Russia Drones against ISIL for First Time
TEHRAN (FNA)- Syria has deployed for the first time drones that Russia has provided to the Middle Eastern country for the fight against Takfiri terrorists, a security source said.
“For the first time, the army today used drones received from Moscow in operations against extremists in the North and East of the country,” the source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said in the capital, Damascus, on Wednesday, press tv reported.
The source did not provide any further details on the type of the drones or the exact locations they were used.
The development comes a day after a senior Syrian military official said Syria has received advanced military aircraft from Russia for its battle against the ISIL Takfiri terrorists who are wreaking havoc in the war-torn country.
The Syrian air force has “taken delivery of at least five fighter planes from Moscow as well as reconnaissance aircraft which allow us to identify targets with great accuracy”, the source said.
The official added that Syria has also received “sophisticated military equipment” such as targeting equipment and precision-guided missiles, noting that the new arms have been put to use in Deir Ezzur and Raqqah provinces in the battle against ISIL.
Syrian infantry units are now receiving precise satellite imagery of Takfiri positions thanks to the new equipment, another Syrian official said.