Syria in the Last 24 Hours

During 24 hours, aircraft of the Russian aviation group in the Syrian Arab Republic have increased the intensiveness of engagement of command centres, materiel concentration and storage areas of the ISIS terrorists

In the course of the last 24 hours, aircraft of the Russian aviation group in the Syrian Arab Republic have increased the intensiveness of engagement of command centres, materiel concentration and storage areas of the ISIS terrorist organization.

As a result of the strikes, the ISIS units have lost most of their ammunition, heavy military hardware and materials.

Now the terrorists have activated all the logistics net in order to transport ammunition and fuel from the Raqqah province.

Now these are not caravans but maneuvering groups consisting of off-road vehicles, which transport cargoes for terrorists mainly at night.

The received data confirms that such mobile groups are moving to the east and north-east after leaving the front line.

UAVs are registering routes of the terrorists and detecting transfer and strong points located in plain and mountainous areas. The aviation is delivering strikes against such targets.

In the course of the last 24 hours, Su-34, Su-24M and Su-25SM aircraft performed 88 combat sorties engaging 86 ISIS facilities located in the Raqqah, Hama, Idlib, Latakia and Aleppo provinces.

Command centres, field HQs, ammunition and armament storages, military hardware concentration areas, plants manufacturing explosives, field camps and terrorist bases were engaged.

Su-24M bombers carried out a pinpoint strike against an ISIS field HQ near Anadan (Aleppo province). The HQ coordinated actions of terrorist groups in the province. There was an ammunition storage either.

The high-accuracy strike with KAB-500 guided air bomb eliminated the militants’ field HQ. Detonation of munitions caused destruction of four automobile vehicles of the terrorists.

An ammunition storage located in a bunker was eliminated near al-Latamna, Hama province. The pinpoint strike of a Su-34 bomber resulted in total destruction of this underground facility.

A field HQ and an ammunition depot were destroyed in the Al-Bab suburbs, Aleppo province. The objective monitoring data registered detonation of artillery munitions, which had been kept in the depot.

A Su-25 attack aircraft carried out a strike against a column with fuel and ammunition in Aleppo province. A petrol tank vehicle, as well as three lorries with munitions escorted by two vehicles equipped with large-caliber machine guns were destroyed.

According to the interception of radio talks of field commanders in the Hama and Homs provinces, militants are suffering a severe lack of ammunition for small arms and grenade launchers. In certain field talks there are requests to the leadership, which say that if the supplies are not replenished, they will withdraw their gangs from the combat zone.

After task performance, all the Russian military aircraft returned to the Hmeymim airbase.

Pinpoint strike on a militants’ strong point located in the mountain area of the Al-Ghab plain.

Airstrike on a depot with ammunition and armament in area near Jubb al Ahmar settlement (Hamah province)

Airstrike on ammunition depot in mountain-woody area near SALMA (LATAKIA)

More terrorists killed, including Turks, new areas under the army’s control
13 October، 2015

The army operations targeting the terrorist organizations’ gathering and hideouts resulted in the killing and injuring of scores of terrorists and establishing control over many areas across the country.

Damascus Countryside

A Syrian Arab Army unit destroyed a terrorist den, a transmitter, and three 4WD vehicles belonging to Jaish al-Islam terrorist organization south of al-Iman Mosque in Douma city in Damascus Countryside, killing a number of terrorists in the process.

Sources on the ground told SANA’s correspondent that Tarik al-Lwis, Zakwan Subhia, Munir Idriss and Muhanad al-Bakar were among the terrorists killed in the operation.

In Erbin town, the army’s operations against Jaish al-Islam hideouts resulted in destroying a vehicle loaded with munitions and the killing of terrorists Nawzat Tatnai from Chechnya, Rashed al-Zahrani, and Iyad al-Dabik.

Meanwhile, in Harasta, terrorists Abad al-Rahman al-Esawi, Elias Rajih, Jihad Hazima, Abdullah Dakmak, and Aziz al-Faour were killed during an army operation which targeted their hideout east of al-Mahasni Mosque, which also resulted in destroying munitions that were in the hideout.

Field sources confirmed the death of terrorists Mansour al-Bakai, Hussin al-Daghim, Ziad al-Tawil, Ahmad Mujahid, and Ghazwan al-Basla, who was an Iraqi explosives expert, during precision strike against their hideout west of Ahl al-Safa Mosque in Ayn Tarma town, which also resulted in destroying two of the terrorists’ vehicles.

Quneitra

Tal Ahmar under Army’s control

A unit of the army and the armed forces, in cooperation with the popular defense groups, on Tuesday established full control over the strategic Tal Ahmar to the north of Khan Arnaba in the northeastern countryside of the southern Quneitra province, according to field sources.

The sources added that heavy losses were inflicted upon Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in personnel, equipment and vehicles adding that among killed terrorists the self-claimed leader of the so- called al-Sabtain Brigade Mou’atasem al-Tahan nicknamed Abu Mamoun.

Meanwhile, Takfiri terrorist organizations acknowledged on their pages on the social networking websites that a number of their members were killed including terrorist Alaa Fathi al-Wadi, Omar Nader al-Sa’aid, Ayuob Najim al-Darawsha, Mohannad Hussein al-Tarshan, Bilal Ftaihand Ahmed Mohammad Sweidani.

Sweida

An army unit, in cooperation with the popular defense groups, killed a number of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorists in Tal Ash-heeb in the northeastern countryside of the southern Sweida province.

A military source told SANA Tuesday that the army unit targeted an ISIS terrorist group’s gathering and movement axes in the area.

The source added that the army operation resulted in the killing and injuring of all members of the terrorist group and destroying their weapons and ammunition.

Homs

The Syrian army’s air force launched intensive airstrikes on ISIS hideouts in the surroundings of al-Shaer gas field and in the villages of al-Hiwaniyeh, Rasm al-Sawaneh and Rasm al-Arnab to the east of Homs city.

A number of vehicles and dens with weapons inside were destroyed as a result of the airstrikes, a military source said on Tuesday.

An army unit destroyed ISIS vehicles during an army operation southwest of Duhour al-Qteir, 10 km west of Tadmur (Palmyra) city.

To the northwest of Homs city, an army unit carried out a precise operation Jabhat al-Nusra positions in Kafr Laha village in al-Houla area, leaving a number of terrorists dead and their weapons and ammunition destroyed.

Lattakia

34 terrorists, including 3 Turks, killed in army operation

34 terrorists, including 3 Turks, killed in an army unit operation in the town of Rabe’a in the northern countryside of the coastal province of Lattakia.

Raqqa

The Syrian army air force destroyed dens of ISIS self-claimed leaders, 30 km to the northeast of Raqqa City.

Deir Ezzor

The Syrian army air force destroyed vehicles of ISIS terrorists in al-Mrei’iyeh and to the east of Deir Ezzor Military Airport.

Aleppo

The Syrian army air force targeted ISIS terrorists’ hideouts and vehicles in Jeb al-Safa, Tal Istabl, al-Dakouneh, Tal Na’am and Tal Fa’ouri in the eastern countryside of Aleppo.

Four people injured in mortar attacks on Russian Embassy and neighborhoods in Damascus
13 October، 2015
Damascus, SANA

Four people were injured in terrorist attacks with mortar shells on the building of the Russian Embassy and other areas in Damascus on Tuesday.

A source at Damascus Police Command told SANA reporter that the shells, which landed on the chancery in al-Mazra’a neighborhood, left material damages.

The source added that six other shells fell in the neighborhoods of Bab Touma, al-Zablatani and al-Abbassiyeen in Damascus.

The attacks caused material damage to a house and a number of cars.

Manar al-Frieh/H. Said/Reem/Mazen

Hezbollah Forces Enter Syria’s Aleppo for Large-Scale Liberation Operation

TEHRAN (FNA)- Several fighters of the Lebanese Hezbollah on Tuesday arrived in Aleppo to join the Syrian army to carry out a large-scale anti-militant operation in the Northern city of Aleppo in the coming days with the Russian aerial backup, intelligence sources said.

The sources said that after the victories of the Syrian army and Hezbollah in Zabadani and conclusion a six-month-long ceasefire agreement with the militants in the nearby areas of Syria-Lebanon border, a 200-member group of Hezbollah fighter has been dispatched to the battlefronts in Aleppo.

The sources said that the experienced fighters of Hezbollah, the Syrian army troops and the Russia air force are to carry out a massive joint operation to recapture the second import Syrian city of Aleppo in the coming day.

On Tuesday, the ISIL militants’ positions, supplying routes and munitions depots across the Northern province of Aleppo were massively targeted by the Syrian warplanes, leaving tens of terrorists killed or injured.

The sources said that the Syrian Air Forces targeted a long convoy of the ISIL vehicles in Jabboul, Howejine, Alam hills, Sabe’en and al-Ne’am areas in the Eastern countryside of Aleppo.

The sources added that the Syrian air fleet carried out airstrikes against gatherings and supply routes of the ISIL in Deir Hafer and al-Sfeira in the Eastern countryside of Aleppo, which resulted in the destruction of all vehicles of the militants.

The ISIL terrorists’ strongholds in al-Sheikh Ahmad and Jub al-Safa villages in Deir Hafer in Aleppo province were also bombed by the Syrian army, killing and wounding several terrorists.

The Syrian air force also hit munitions depots of terrorists in Heijeneh, Qseir al-Ward, Tal al-Naa’am, Treidem and Um Damneh in Aleppo.

Hundreds of Militants Surrender to Authorities Following Syrian-Russian Operations

TEHRAN (FNA)- Some 558 wanted militants have surrendered to the Syrian authorities in the last two days as the army troops, backed by Russian air support, have gained a faster momentum in their match on terrorist-held regions.

Some 258 wanted persons from the provinces of Damascus, Idleb, Hama, Aleppo, Hasaka and Deir Ezzur turned themselves in to the Syrian authorities on Tuesday to be pardoned.

Official sources said a sum of 300 people from Hama laid down arms and surrendered to Syrian Army yesterday, while previously 560 wanted persons from Damascus, Damascus countryside, Quneitra and Homs gave up fight and turned themselves in to the authorities October 7.

The army troops, backed by Russian warplanes, have made major advances in their fight against the Takfiri terrorists across the Arab country in recent days.

Following the Syrian-Russian joint operations, thousands of Takfiri terrorists have also fled Syria to Jordan, Turkey and Europe.

Russian Defence Ministry announced minutes ago that ISIL has lost most of its ammunition, heavy vehicles and equipment in Russian airstrikes.

Russia’s upper house of parliament has approved the use of Russia’s Air Force in Syria, following a request by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Russia has launched a series of airstrikes across the Arab country Syria since two weeks ago.

Syrian Army Wins Back 13 Strategic Towns in Hama, Lattakia Provinces

TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian troops made further advances in the Central and Northern parts of the country with the help of the Russian air force, and seized back over two dozen strategic towns and a number of regions in the provinces of Hama and Lattakia in recent operations, the army’s general command announced in a statement on Tuesday.

The Syrian troops established full control over Kafar Nabouda, Atshan, Qubeibat, Maarakaba, Oum Harten, Sekik, Tal Sekik, Tal al-Sakher and al-Basha in the Northern countryside of Hama Province in Central Syria.

In the Northern province of Lattakia, the Syrian army took control of the towns of Jub al-Ahmar and Kafar Delbe, and Ruwaiset Khandaq Jamo, the statement said.

The Syrian army’s general command also said that the army units also targeted command centers and concentration points of terrorists in Tal A’as, Ruwaiset al-Qubour, Sama and Melouhet Katef al-Ghadr in Lattakia province.

Meantime, operations on both sides of the borderline between Hama and Idlib provinces resulted in the death of many terrorists, the destruction of a number of armored vehicles and ammunition depots in al-Tamane’a, Sekik, and Tal Sekik in Hama province. Five machine gun-equipped vehicles and three US-made TOW missile launch pads were also destroyed in Oum Harten in Hama province, the statement added.

The Syrian army’s general command also said that the army’s operations resulted in destruction of terrorists’ command centers and ammunition depots in Ma’aret al-Nu’man, Saraqeb, Haish, Muhambel, Tal Tera’I, Southern Khan Sheikhoun, al-Latamneh, and Habbit.

Earlier today, a large ammunition depot of ISIL terrorists in the Eastern territories of Hama province was destroyed as a result of the Russian fighter jets’ attacks on the group’s stronghold.

Local sources said that the Russia military air fleet in Syria carried out several airstrikes against the gathering centers of the ISIL terrorists in Aqayrbat in Eastern Hama, and destroyed ISIL’s weapon-ammunition depot.

Yesterday, the Syrian army retook 2 more strategic towns in the Northern countryside of Hama from the Takfiri militants.

The army regained full control over al-Lihaya and al-Mansoura towns yesterday.

Also earlier today, local officials declared that the Syrian Army’s operations near the newly-recaptured town of Selma in the coastal province of Lattakia, resulted in the killing and wounding of several terrorists, and the recapture of Tartiyah area.

The sources said that after restoring security to Selma on Monday, the Syrian army launched a fresh round of operation against the militant groups in Tartiyah area.

The sources added that Tartiyah was the scene heavy clashes between the army and militants since early hours of Tuesday, and finally the army troops pushed back the terrorists and entered the area.

The Syrian army and the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance forces, after fierce clashes on Sunday night and Monday morning, pushed back the militant groups from Selma in the coastal province of Lattakia, and retook full control over the town.

Sources said that the Syrian army troops alongside the Hezbollah fighters purged the surrounding al-Khazan hilltops of the terrorists on Sunday night and entered the town of Selma early on Monday.

The sources added that the militant left behind dozens of killed or wounded members and retreated from the battlefront.

Also today, the Syrian army announced that its forces fended off massive attacks of the militant groups in the nearby areas of the coastal city of Lattakia, adding the militants sustained heavy losses in the army’s counter-attack.

The army said that the militant groups, who have sustained heavy losses in the Syrian and Russian airstrikes since September 30, stormed the government positions in Doreen town, its surrounding hills and Kafr Dalbeh area to revenge their failures in Selma town, which was recaptured by the Army soldiers on Monday.

The army rejected the militant groups’ claims of capturing Doreen town and Kafr Delbeh area from the government forces, and said the militant groups retreated their forces from the abovementioned fighting areas after scores of them were killed or wounded in the army’s counter-attack.

The army stressed that both Doreen town and Kafr Dalbeh areas are under the full control of the Syrian soldiers.