Syria in the Last 24 Hours

Two injured in terrorist rocket and mortar attacks in Damascus and Mhardeh
29 September 2015
Damascus/Hama, SANA

Two civilians were injured as terrorists fired rockets and mortars on residential neighborhoods in Damascus city on Tuesday.

A source at the Police Command told SANA that three shells fell in Bab Touma neighborhood, injuring two civilians and causing material damage to a number of cars.

A rocket shell also landed in Mazzeh 86 neighborhood, causing material damage to a house, but no civilian casualties were reported.

Terrorists positioned in Joubar neighborhood on the outskirts of Eastern Ghouta targeted on Monday al-Adawi area, leaving two civilians dead and five others injured.

On a relevant note, terrorist organizations targeted on Tuesday Mhardeh city in Hama province with a number of rocket shells, causing material damage to the locals’ properties.

A source at Hama Police Command told SANA’s reporter that the terrorists positioned in the surrounding of al-Latamneh town fired 11 rocket shells that fell on several neighborhoods in Mhardeh city in the northern countryside of the province.

The terrorist attack resulted in material damage in a number of houses, cars, and shops, but thankfully they did not cause any casualties among civilians.

English Bulletin

Army kills dozens of terrorists, including groups’ leaders, in continued operations across the country
29 September 2015

The army units on Tuesday killed dozens of Takfiri terrorist organizations’ members in many areas across the country, destroying their hideouts, positions and vehicles.

Quneitra

At least 15 terrorists were killed and 5 vehicles, three 122-mm guns and two 120-mm mortars were destroyed as a result of operations carried out yesterday and early today by the army units, in cooperation with the popular defense groups in the southern province .

Field sources told SANA Tuesday that fierce clashes erupted with a terrorist group from Jabhat al-Nusra at the intersection of al-Amal farms in the northern countryside of the province, where all the group’s members were killed.

Two vehicles with terrorists on board were destroyed in Trinjeh town and near the main square in al-Hamidiyeh town.

Meanwhile, the terrorist organizations acknowledged on their social media pages the death of a number of their members, among them the so-called “field leader of al-Jihad al-Muqadas battalion”, who is named Ahmad Moussa Abu Kharroub, in addition to Ali Khaled al-Zoubi and Hamid Hassan Dahdal.

Daraa

An army unit killed a number of terrorists and destroyed their weapons as it targeted their gatherings in Tafas city, 13 km to the north of Daraa city, according to a military source.

The army also targeted hideouts of terrorists from Jabhat al-Nusra and the so-called “Al-Muthanna Movement”, “Ahrar al-Sham Movement”, “Al-Omari Brigades” in Daraa al-Balad and Daraa al- Mahatta neighborhoods in Daraa city.

The source told SANA that the operations there left a number of terrorists dead, others injured and their arms and ammunition destroyed.

Sweida

Army units targeted ISIS terrorists’ hideouts and hotbeds in Kherbet Sa’d in the eastern Badiya (desert) of Sweida, a military source told SANA on Tuesday.

The army operation left a number of terrorists dead, injured others, and destroyed their arms and ammunition.

Lattakia

An army unit killed 7 terrorists and destroyed one of their vehicles in al-Mraij village in the northern countryside of the coastal Lattakia province.

Homs

The army air force destroyed dens for ISIS terrorists in raids that targeted their gatherings in the vicinity of Sha’er oil field to the north- west of Palmyra city in the countryside of Homs province, a military source told SANA on Tuesday.

The air raids ended up with the killing of a number of ISISI terrorists, inflicting them heavy losses in equipment.

An army unit killed numbers of ISIS terrorists and destroyed their vehicles and equipment in Tafha village and al-Maqal’e area to the northwest of Palmyra city.

In the northern countryside of Homs province, the army’s air force raided Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists’ dens in Deir Foul and Talbeiseh, 13 km north of Homs city, killing a number of terrorists and destroying their vehicles, arms and ammunition.

The army air force destroyed gatherings for Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists and killed a number of them in Jabal al-Ken, 24 km east of al-Rastan city.

Meanwhile, an army unit thwarted terrorist organization’s attack from the north of al-Sa’an al-Aswad village towards one of the military checkpoints in the region, killing and injuring all members of the terrorist organization.

Another army unit targeted the terrorists’ gatherings in Salim, Ezz Eddin, Ain Hasno, al-Nabhan farms and Tal Abu al-Sanasel in the northern countryside of the province, killing many terrorists and destroying their arms and ammunition.

Earlier, An army unit targeted with intensive strikes a hideout for terrorists during a meeting for a number of their leaders in al-Houleh area in the northern countryside of Homs province.

A military source told SANA on Tuesday that the army operation resulted in destroying the hideouts, which was located between the villages of al-Taybeh and Kfr Laha, and killing all the terrorists inside it.

Aleppo

Units of the army and the armed forces destroyed dens and hotbeds of the Takfiri terrorist organizations in the northern Aleppo province and its countryside.

In the eastern countryside of the province, a military source told SANA that army units bombarded dens of the terrorist organizations and the axes of their movements in the villages of al-Sheikh Lutfi and Rasm al-Abd and in the surroundings of al-Nayrab Airport.

The source added that a number of terrorists were killed and others were injured in the bombardments, most of them from Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization, in addition to destroying a number of their machinegun-equipped vehicles and large amounts of varied ammunition.

The army’s Air Force destroys terrorists’ dens in Koirs Sharqi, Irbyid, Deir hafir, al-Jabol, Hamima, al-Bakjia and Tal al-Sabain in the eastern countryside of the province.

Heavy losses were also inflicted upon the ISIS terrorist organization in the arms and personnel by the forces defending the Air Force Academy to the east of Aleppo City.

In Aleppo City, units of the army destroyed a number of the terrorists’ hotbeds in precise operations against their hotbeds in the neighborhoods of Bostan al-Basha, Bani Zaid, Karm al- Maiser, al-Jdaida, al-Sha’ar, Bostan al-Qasir, Qadi Askar, and Manasher al-Hajar.

Meanwhile, field sources told SANA that more than 30 terrorists were killed in army operations in Aleppo and its countryside, in addition to destroying a number of the machinegun-equipped vehicles and cars.

In turn, Takfiri terrorist organizations admitted on their social networking pages that a number of their members were killed, including terrorist Mohammad Mahmoud al-Ahmad and terrorist Ali Ahmed Taha Shashou.

Raqqa

The army’s air force killed a number of ISIS terrorists in al-Raqqa province.

Hama and Idleb

An army unit killed 8 terrorists and destroyed their arms and ammunition in al-Tamanaa in the southern countryside of Idleb province, field sources told SANA reporter on Tuesday.

Two vehicles equipped with two machineguns were destroyed and all the terrorists onboard were killed after the army observed their movements on the road of Jisr al-Shoghour -al-Freikeh.

A number of the so called “Jaish al-Fateh” terrorists were killed and injured in al-Duhour town in the southwestern countryside of Idleb province.

Meanwhile, Heavy losses were inflicted upon the terrorists’ personnel and equipment in army’s air strikes on their dens and gatherings in al-Tamanaa and al-Majas towns.

In the northern countryside of Hama province, army units inflicted heavy losses upon the terrorists’ personnel and equipment in targeting their dens and gatherings in al-latamneh town.

A number of terrorists were killed and their arms and equipment were destroyed in army unit operation east of Morek , 30 km north of Hama city.

Army units, in cooperation with the popular defense groups, targeted ISIS terrorists’ dens in the villages of al-Rahjan, Jana al-Albawi and tuloul al-Hemr in the eastern countryside of the province, inflicting heavy losses upon the terrorists’ personnel and equipment.

The army air force raided intensively on the so called ‘Jaish al-Fateh” terrorists’ hideouts in al-Mansoura in the nearest northwestern countryside of the province.

The raids ended up with destroying vehicles and dens for the terrorists and killing all the terrorists inside them.

Russian Military Advisors Assisting Syrian Forces Operations to Lift Siege on Aleppo Airbase

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Russian military advisors are overseeing the Syrian Army’s battle against the ISIL Takfiri terrorists inside the Deir Hafer Plains of East Aleppo to accelerate the lifting of the two year long siege of the Kuweires airbase, military sources said.

The sources said that with the Russians leading the operations from the command room, the Syrian army’s Special Forces and the civilian-led “National Defense Forces” (NDF) have benefitted immensely from their guidance.

In fact, this logistical assistance from their Russian military advisors has propelled the Syrian forces to advance along the Southwestern axis of the Kuweires airbase, resulting in the recent capture of Al-Salihiyah after fierce firefights with the terrorist group.

The Russians have also deployed a number of reconnaissance drones inside the Deir Hafer Plains to capture footage of the terrorist group’s movements along the Kuweires airbase’s frontlines.

Earlier this month, military sources said that the Syrian army troops started joint massive operations to push back the ISIL terrorists from the nearby areas of Kuweires airbase in the Southern territories of the Aleppo province.

Syrian Fighter Jets Bomb ISIL Camp in Raqqa through Using Russian Satellite Imagery

TEHRAN (FNA)- Military sources said that the Syrian Air Force, in coordination with the Russian Air Force, launched a series of powerful airstrikes above the ISIL capital of Raqqa city, targeting a number of the terrorist group’s sites along the Raqqa-Deir Ezzur International Highway and the Raqqa-Aleppo Highway.

Sources from the Syrian Air Defense Force said that the Syrian warplanes conducted 14 airstrikes above an Azeri ISIL camp in the Raqqa governorate’s Eastern territories, resulting in the destruction of the site and the numerous armored vehicles that were located in this secluded area.

In addition to their airstrikes above the Azeri camp, the Syrian fighter jets struck the ISIL’s recently constructed electrical grids outside of Raqqa city, cutting off the terrorist group’s electricity to their capital and headquarters.

A major reason for the Syrian Air Force’s aerial success has been the satellite imagery provided to them from their Russian military advisors; these images have helped pinpoint their targets and increase their effectiveness.

Militants Launch Major Offensive on Syrian Forces in Golan Heights with Help of Israel

TEHRAN (FNA)- Informed sources said that after the Israeli army shelled the government-held areas in Golan Heights, militants of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and al-Nusra Front launched a new offensive on the Syrian soldiers’ positions to capture the remaining villages inside the Golan Heights.

The sources said that the FSA and Nusra militants stormed the National Defense Forces’ (NDF) positions at Tal Taranjah, Mazra’a Al-Amil, Tal Hamriyah, and Tal Al-Ahmar, resulting in a series of intense firefights that took most of the Monday morning and afternoon before they dissipated due to the coming nightfall.

The militant groups received a boost from their Israeli allies on Sunday after the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) shelled the heights with several rockets.

This was not the first time that the Israeli Armed Forces have attacked the Syrian army inside the Golan Heights: in early August, the Israeli Air Force repeatedly struck the Syrian army in the towns of Hadar and Khan Al-Sheih after the Israeli forces’ Spokesperson reported that a missile entered Upper Galilee from the Syrian border.

Last year, the Israeli forces struck the Syrian army at the UN Ceasefire Border-Crossing after they alleged a rocket entered Israel from Al-Quneitra; this paved the way for the al-Qaeda- affiliated al-Nusra Front to take full-control over this border-crossing.

Hezbollah Preparing for Final Battle in Syria’s Qalamoun Mountains

TEHRAN (FNA)- Informed sources said that the Lebanese Hezbollah Resistance Movement forces are getting ready to carry out the final assault against the ISIL Takfiri group and al-Nusra Front in the nearby areas of Qalamoun to complete seal of Syria-Lebanon border against the terrorists’ infiltration.

Hezbollah’s primary focus will be Jaroud Qarah and Ras Ba’albak; these two areas have recently become a hotspot for the ISIL to launch assaults on the Syrian Army’s positions at the border-city of Al-Qusayr in the Homs governorate.

If Hezbollah captures Jaroud Rankous and Jaroud Qarah, they will have successfully sealed off the Syrian-Lebanese border; this would be one the biggest blows to their enemies, as they rely on this border to resupply and reinforce their fighters inside Western Syria.

Quite a bit of territory has been left under the control of the militant groups in Qalamoun mountains, actually; in fact, al-Nusra Front and the ISIL still control a small parcel of land in Jaroud Rankous (Southern Qalamoun) and a substantial amount of land in Jaroud Qarah (Northern Qalamoun).