Syria in the Last 24 Hours

Rare footage taken from a drone showing how terrorists hide their heavy armor near Mosques.

Terrorists-related media claims that the SyAAF and RuAF are targeting civilian infrastructure; they never ceased to accuse the Syrian Arab Air Force of targeting holy places, even if terrorists did, they will still accuse the Syrian Arab Army of it, in an attempt to switch the support the Syrian government has from the Sunni population in particular, and the Muslims in general.

The Syrian Army is over 70% Sunnis, and their attempts failed to break the unity of the Syrian community.

For the sake of the homeland, and for the sake of the Islam we know in Syria and most of the Syrians follow, we shall terminate every last terrorist on our soil.

Syrian Arab Army

Russian Defense Ministry: Our warplanes won’t carry out missions in residential, historic regions
6 October، 2015
Moscow, SANA

Official Spokesperson of the Russian Defense Ministry, Igor Konashenkov reiterated on Tuesday that the Russian air force in Syria “doesn’t work in residential regions,” particularly in historical regions.

“Terrorists of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria are exploiting this status meantime,” Russian media outlets quoted Konashenkov as saying in a statement, adding that “All foreign media outlets which alleged that Russian warplanes raided areas in Palmyra are mere lies.”

He affirmed that ISIS terrorists have destroyed the well-known Arch of Triumph in Palmyra before several days.

Mazen


14 civilians injured in terrorist rocket and mortar attacks on Aleppo city
6 October، 2015
Aleppo, SANA

14 civilians were injured when terrorists targeted residential neighborhoods in Aleppo city with rocket and mortar shells on Tuesday.

A source at the Police Command told SANA’s correspondent that terrorists fired rocket and mortar shells on houses in al-A’athamiya and Salah Edden neighborhoods in Aleppo city, injuring 14 civilians who were taken to al-Razi and al-Jamea hospitals for treatment.

Two civilians were killed and six others were injured on September 21st when terrorists from the Jaish al-Mujahideen and Shohada’a Badr brigade terrorist groups fired rocket shells on houses in al-Midan neighborhood in the city.

Qabas/ Hazem Sabbagh

Thousands of ISIS terrorists flee the country

6 October، 2015
Damascus, SANA

A military source affirmed on Tuesday that the heavy losses caused by the air strikes on the dens of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorists led to a collapse in the morale of ISIS members and the fleeing of thousands of them to outside the Syrian territories.

“Sources at the army’s reconnaissance have confirmed the fleeing of thousands of ISIS terrorists into Turkey, Jordan and into Europe,” the source said in a statement to SANA.

Identical sources said on Monday that more than 3 thousand terrorists from ISIS, Jabhat al-Nusra and the so-called “Jaish al-Yarmouk,” have escaped into the Jordanian territories, fearing the escalation of military operations against Takfiri terrorism.

Mazen

More ISIS positions destroyed by Russian and Syrian airstrikes in Aleppo and Homs
6 October، 2015

The Russian Air Force and the Syrian Air Force conducted a series of precise air strikes against ISIS positions.

A military source said headquarters for ISIS leaders were destroyed in Deir Hafer and al-Bab in Aleppo province.

Air strikes also targeted ISIS hideouts in Palmyra city in Homs, destroying 20 armored vehicles, 3 ammunition depots and 3 rocket launching pads, according to the source.

Meanwhile, more terrorists are being killed and many of their weapons and equipment are being destroyed as the army units continued to target their positions in various areas.

Aleppo

At least 180 terrorists were killed and a training camp and a gathering of vehicles were destroyed in a series of air strikes carried out by the Syrian Air Force in Qubtan al-Jabal, Daret Ezza, al-Rashidin, Hreitan and Bashkoi in Aleppo countryside, according to a military source.

Earlier, the army units targeted ISIS terrorists’ hideouts and gatherings in Kafkif, Ain al-Hanash, Queires, al-Jaberiyeh, al-Jadideh, Erbid, Sharba’ and in the vicinity of the Air Force Academy, 40 km east of Aleppo city.

The operations resulted in destroying a number of vehicles, some of which equipped with heavy machineguns, while many terrorists were killed.

More terrorists were killed or injured others during army operations in Ein al-Jamajmeh, Deir Hafer, Maskana and al-Khafse in the eastern countryside of Aleppo province.

Army units also targeted terrorists’ movements and supply routes across the Turkish side in Qasr al-Breij and al-Bab city, 38 km northeast of Aleppo city.

Terrorists were also targeted in Rayan, Ein Sabel, Kabara, Tal Istabl, Hweijineh, al-Mfalseh, Jib al-Safa and al-Radwaniyeh in the surroundings of al-Sfeira in eastern Aleppo.

A number of the terrorists were killed and several of their vehicles, some equipped with machine guns were destroyed.

The army killed many terrorists and destroyed their arms and ammunition in al-Naanaie Square and the neighborhoods of al-Lairamoun, Bani Zaid and al-Shaar in Aleppo city.

In the western countryside of Aleppo province, an army unit killed many terrorists and injured others and destroyed their vehicles in the vicinity of Scientific Research Center.

Homs

The army’s air force destroyed two dens for ISIS terrorists in al-Qaryateen in Homs countryside.

Earlier, the army units fired at and destroyed dens and gatherings of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in al-Ghajar village in Talbiseh and al-Rastan in the northern countryside of Homs province.

Another army unit targeted terrorists’ positions east of Kiseen village to the south of al-Rastan Lake, killing a number of them and destroying their arms and ammunition.

Lattakia

12 terrorists were killed and a car and a vehicle equipped with a heavy machine gun were destroyed in army air strikes in al-Farz, Salma, Ikko and Droushan in the northern countryside of the coastal Lattakia province.

Turkish, Saudi and Palestinian terrorists were among the dead.

Daraa

Army units targeted positions of terrorists and their supply routes across Jordan in Daraa al-Balad area and al-Mahtta neighborhood in the city of Daraa, southern Syria.

The operations left many terrorists dead or injured, most of them from Jabhat al-Nusra, in addition to destroying a pickup transporting terrorists.

Deir Ezzor

The army units defending Deir Ezzor military airport destroyed 3 cars carrying weapons and ammunition and machine guns and a cannon for ISIS terrorists in the vicinity of the airport, according to field sources.

The sources also told SANA that a number of ISIS terrorists were killed during an army operation against one of their dens in al-Jafra village.

The army units targeted ISIS terrorists’ positions in focused operations in al-Sinaa and al-Rasafeh neighborhoods in Deir Ezzor city, inflicting losses upon them in personnel and equipment.

In another context, ISIS terrorists kidnapped scores of civilians in al-Mayadin city to force them to donate blood for the terrorist organization’s injured members, according to local sources.

Syrian Army’s Elite Forces Seize New Areas in Deir Ezzur

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army’s special forces attacked ISIL’s positions in Deir Ezzur overnight, and regained control of several terrorists’ checkpoints in an area of 130 kilometers.

The Syrian elite forces seized four concentration centers of the ISIL in a surprise attack near Deir Ezzur airport.

The ISIL terrorists have tried to take control of areas in Deir Ezzur province over the past month, but they have failed due to the resistance of the Syrian army and popular forces.

On Monday, the Syrian air force hit ISIL positions and movements in the Eastern countryside of Deir Ezzur.

The Syrian fighter jets pounded the terrorists’ concentration centers in the villages of al-Mraeyeh, al-Jafrah and Hatlah, killing a group of ISIL terrorists and destroying their machinegun-equipped vehicles, weapons and ammunition.

The Syrian army also foiled a car bomb attack targeting a military post in al-Howaiqa neighborhood in Deir Ezzur city.

On Saturday, the Syrian army troops killed over 150 ISIL terrorists in operations in Deir Ezzur province.

The army clashed with the ISIL terrorists on the outskirts of the neighborhoods of al-Rasafa, al-Rashidyia, al-Ommal and al-Sina’a in Deir Ezzur city, inflicting heavy losses on them, field sources said.

The sources added that more than 150 ISIL terrorists were killed in the operations in Deir Ezzur and its countryside. A number of their vehicles with all the ammunition and machineguns on board were also destroyed.

Russia Destroys 20 ISIL Tanks near Syria’s Palmyra

TEHRAN (FNA)- Russia’s Sukhoi jets flew 15 sorties over Syria, striking 10 ISIL targets in various regions and destroying 20 tanks and 3 rocket launchers in Homs province near Palmyra, according to Russia’s Defense Ministry.

“During the day, Sukhoi-34, Sukhoi-24M and Sukhoi-25 warplanes flew a total of 15 sorties from the Khmeimim airbase. Air strikes were delivered at ten targets of the ISIL group in Syria,” Igor Konashenkov, Russia’s Defense Ministry Spokesman, said in a statement on Monday.

“A pair of Su-25Ms (NATO reporting name: Frogfoot) together with an Su-24 (NATO reporting name: Fencer) carried out strikes on two ISIL targets in the Eastern part of Homs province near the city of Tadmur (Palmyra)”, Konashenkov said.

“About 20 units of medium T-55 tanks, which were earlier seized by the militants from the Syrian army, have been destroyed in the strikes as well as three multiple rocket launchers,” he noted.

A video released by the ministry also showed a strike against an ISIL ammunition depot in Homs. The ministry explained that the bright flashes confirm detonation of munitions caused by direct hits of air bombs and thick smoke provides evidence of fire in the depot.

Syrian Army, Hezbollah Storm Militants in Quneitra, Retake Tal-Ahmar

TEHRAN (FNA)- Military sources in Quneitra informed on Tuesday that the Syrian army and the Lebanese Hezbollah have taken a heavy toll from the terrorist groups and recaptured Tal-Ahmar hill in a major joint offensive in the Southwestern province.

The sources said that the Syrian soldiers stormed the positions of the militant groups in the nearby areas of Tal-Ahmar and retook full control over this strategic hilltop.

The sources further added that scores of the militant groups’ members were killed or wounded in the Tal-Ahmar liberation operation. Tal-Ahmar went under militants’ control only two days ago.

Meantime, the Syrian army and the Hezbollah Movement carried out another operations against the strongholds of the militant groups in Ayn al-Nuriyeh area in Quneitra province.

Elsewhere, Hezbollah fighters targeted a long convoy of the so-called Free Syrian Army’s (FSA) vehicles loaded with weapons and ammunitions near al-Hamidiyeh in Quneitra, killing and wounding tens of the FSA forces.

Reports said on Thursday that the Syrian army backed by the popular defense groups destroyed hideouts and vehicles of al-Nusra Front and other Takfiri terrorist groups in the Northern countryside of Quneitra.

The army targeted the Takfiris’ positions in military operations on Wednesday night and Thursday, reports said.

A group of terrorists were killed and injured in the military operations against positions of al-Nusra Front and other terrorist groups in the villages of Jibbata al-Khashab and Tranjeh. One of the militants’ ammunition depots was also destroyed.

Meanwhile, the army destroyed three heavy machinegun-equipped vehicles belonging to al-Nusra terrorists, and killed all terrorists onboard in a military operation to the East of Tranjeh village.

The terrorist groups acknowledged on their social media pages that a number of their members were killed, including terrorist Shadi Yousef Sharaf.

Russian Warplanes Pound ISIL Positions in Syria’s Raqqa, Hama, Aleppo

TEHRAN (FNA)- Military sources said that the ISIL Takfiri terrorists sustained heavy losses as a result of the Russian Air Force’s massive operations in Raqqa, Hama, and Aleppo governorates.

The sources said that the Russian warplanes began their air attacks on the ISIL strongholds after their reconnaissance flights reportedly captured footage of a large training camp of the terrorist group inside the village of Kassra al-Sheikh, in the Northern Raqqa governorate.

The Russian fighter jets struck the ISIL training camp at Kassra al-Sheikh around 9:30 a.m. Monday, destroying the terrorist group’s camp before they turned their attention to the Tabaqa airbase.

In the meantime, the Russian warplanes conducted another air raid on the ISIL-stronghold of ‘Aqayrbat in the Hama governorate, where they struck a terrorist convoy on the road to the imperative city of al-Salamiyah.

The city of ‘Aqayrbat in the Hama governorate’s Eastern territories was relatively untouched before the Russian airstrikes this month.

Also, the Russian air force carried out seven more airstrikes against the ISIL positions in the Deir Hafer Plains of the Aleppo governorate; these airstrikes are specifically targeting the terrorist group along the Deir Hafer Highway that leads to the Kuweires airbase.

The Russian military said Sunday that the country’s air group in Syria is using Kh-29L air-to-surface missiles to conduct airstrikes against the ISIL militants.

“A Kh-29L surface-to-air missile is equipped with a semi-active laser guidance system. When the launch is conducted, a pilot illuminates a target with a laser sight. At the same time an aircraft can continue the flight,” Aerospace Forces Spokesman Colonel Igor Klimov said.

Two cars loaded with munitions seized in Sweida countryside
6 October، 2015
Sweida, SANA

Authorities and popular defense groups seized two cars packed with arms and ammunition in Sweida countryside on Tuesday.

A source in the province said in a statement to SANA’s correspondent that authorities foiled the smuggling of weapons and ammunition for terrorist groups after monitoring and tracking them.

The source explained that authorities seized during an ambush on Salkhad-al-Mneithra crossroad to the south of Sweida city a pickup truck loaded with large quantities of arms and ammunition and clashed with terrorists accompanying it, leaving some of them dead while the others were arrested.

The confiscated items included mortar shells, RPG launchers, machine gun rounds, chemical incendiary materials, and other materials for making explosives and hand grenades.

In a similar incident, popular defense groups seized a GMC car used by terrorist organizations which was packed with ammunition in the northeastern countryside of Sweida during an ambush at dawn to the east of Tarba village in the northeastern countryside of Sweida.

According to a source in the province, the contents of the car, which included charges and 122mm shells, were confiscated, and the driver was detained and turned over to the authorities for investigation.

Popular defense groups seized on August 10th a car loaded with weapons which included rockets, RPG launchers, mortar shells, landmines, light arms, and quantities of ammunition between al-Ofeineh and Habran villages in the southern countryside of Sweida.

Qabas/ Hazem Sabbagh