Syria in the Last 24 Hours

Russian aircraft performed 41 combat sorties engaging 40 facilities of the ISIS infrastructure in Syria

In the course of the last 24 hours, the Russian aviation group in Syria have continued conducting pinpoint airstrikes against ISIS facilities, including command centres, materiel depots and plants manufacturing weapons for suicide bombers.

Su-34, Su-24M and Su-25SM aircraft performed 41 combat sorties engaging 40 facilities of the ISIS infrastructure in the Aleppo, Idlib, Lattakia, Hama and Deir ez-Zor provinces.

Successful airstrikes resulted in shutting-off another source of ammunition supplies of the terrorists operating in the Aleppo province.

Su-24 bombers performed strikes against facilities near Aleppo, where terrorists manufactured explosives and installed them in vehicles of suicide bombers. These vehicles were planned to be used in the course of terrorist attacks in the cities and towns of Syria, and against positions of the governmental forces.

Near Hraytan, a Su-25SM made a strike against an ISIS ammunition and fuel depot. Direct hits of fragmentation air bombs completely destroyed the facilities.

In the Idlib province, Su-25SM attack aircraft made a strike on a terrorist training centre in the mountain area. The objective monitoring data confirmed detonation of munitions stored at the object. The facility was eliminated.

13 kilometers far from Aleppo, the aviation hit repair and maintenance stations, where the militants restored armored combat vehicles and installed mortars, large-caliber machine guns and ZU-23 AA systems on off-road vehicles. An ISIS base, used by terrorists for sapper training, was also destroyed in this area by a pinpoint strike of a Su-34 bomber.

In Hama and Lattakia provinces, Su-24M bombers destroyed terrorist ammunition depots.

Near Deir ez-Zor, Su-24M bombers eliminated a command centre of one of the large ISIS groups by an airstrike.

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

Pinpoint airstrike of a Su-34 bomber on an ISIS command centre near Aleppo.

Airstrike on an ISIS armament and ammunition depot near Idlib.

Airstrikes on a militants’ strong point arranged near Jubb al Ahmar settlement (Hama province).


Russian Defence Ministry comments on the messages, which had appeared in a number of foreign mass media, concerning the anxiety of the American colleagues about the approach of a Russian and American aircraft up to the visual contact in the sky over Syria, which took place last Saturday.

The reasons of such surprise of the US Air Force representatives remain unclear.

First, the presence of the Russian combat aircraft in the Syrian air space is absolutely legal upon the request of the official authorities of the Syrian Arab Republic.

Moreover, the flights are agreed upon with the responsible bodies of this state.

Secondly, the visual contact between the Russian and the American aircraft is to be commented on.

Indeed, on October 10, a group of Russian aircraft escorted by a Su-30SM fighter performed a combat mission aimed at elimination of an ISIS facility in the Aleppo province.

While reaching the assigned area, the radar warning receiver system of the Russian jets detected radio impulses of an unidentified aircraft.

The Russian aircraft reached the distance of about two-three kilometres. There was no intention to scare anybody. The Russian pilot did that just in order to identify the aircraft.

After that the Russian fighter came back to its combat group to continue task performance.

It is worth mentioning that that case is not the first one. Russian pilots often have a visual contact of flights not only of the US jets but also of UAVs, including strike ones in the sky over Syria.

The Russian Defence Ministry sent to the Pentagon another series of suggestions concerning avoidance of accidents in the Syrian air space.

Discussion of these suggestions with the American party is taking place today during the videoconference.

Russian and US Military Experts Held a Video-conference on Flight Safety in Syria


Syrian Military Intelligence operatives reported the route of “Ahrar al-Sham” second in command leader’s convoy to SAA Command; a team of Spec-Ops was assigned to take out the target.

On the road between “Burj al-Qa`ii and al-Sam`alil” villages in al-Houleh in Northwestern Homs; three roadside bombs were placed.

Upon the arrival of the convoy, the team detonated the bombs killing the terrorist known as “Omar al-Khouder” the second in command of “Ahrar al-Sham” terrorist group, and the military chief of the terrorist group “Abdullah Barakat” among five other terrorists.

Army launches operation in Joubar and Harasta, hundreds of terrorists killed in other areas
14 October، 2015
Provinces, SANA

The army has stepped up operations against terrorist organizations, advancing in various areas across the country and making more gains, the latest was establishing control over the strategic Tal Ahmar (hill) in Quneitra.

Eastern Ghouta, Damascus Countryside

A military source said a new military operation has started against the armed terrorist groups in the eastern al-Ghouta in Damascus Countryside on Wednesday.

The source told SANA that army has established control over Rima Water Company and a number of city blocks in Jobar neighborhood.

Several command and communication centers were destroyed in the operation, and a number of terrorists were killed, according to the source.

Aleppo

The army killed a number of terrorists in the surrounding of the Air force academy, Kfar Hamra, Assfyra, Qasr al-Ward and al-Rashideen in Aleppo and its countryside.

Hama/Idleb

Heavy clashes between the army units and terrorists took place on the outskirts of al-Ghab Plain in Hama province over the past 24 hours.

Field sources told SANA that at least 12 terrorists were killed in the clashes.

Those included Osama al-Sermani, Mohammad al-Najm, Mohammad Abo Hassan al-Bakri, Mohammad Radwan al-Hassan, Najib Hassan Salim al-Sheikh, Mohammad Marwan al-Faraj, Ibrahim Latmin, Ahmad al-Azraq, Abdul-Karim al-Maarati and Khaled Najm.

17 more terrorists, from the so-called “Jaish al-Fateh” were killed in a special army operation at the foot of Sidi Ali Mountain in Khan Sheikhoun area in Idleb provice, according to the sources.

An army unit destroyed a tank for terrorists between al-Taman’eh town and Skeik village, which came under the army’s control three days ago.

The army units destroyed 10 armored and other vehicles, some equipped with heavy machine guns, in the surroundings of Khan Sheikhoun town.

Homs

Leaders within Ahrar al-Sham Movement killed in army ambush

An army unit killed at least 7 members of a terrorist group from the so-called “Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement” in al-Houleh area in the northern countryside of Homs province.

The army unit ambushed the terrorist group near al-Samalil village in southern al-Houleh, leaving all its members dead or wounded, a military source told SANA.

The group’s leader, Ammar al-Khodr, was identified among the dead, in addition to a Chechen terrorist nicknamed “Abo Anas.

The terrorist organizations’ social media pages acknowledged the death of the 7 members of the group ambushed, and said Ammar al-Khodr, who was confirmed dead, was the chief of Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement in al-Houleh.

The Movement’s military leader, named Abdullah Barakat, was also among the dead, according to the pages.

Army units eliminated a number of ISIS members and destroyed their weaponry and ammunition in Tadmour city (Palmyra) and Unk al-Hawa village to the east of Homs city.

The Army launched concentrated strikes against the dens and gatherings of Jabhat al-Nusra in al-Saan al-Shamali, al-Saan al-Aswad and Um Sharshouh in the northern countryside of Homs.

Many terrorists were killed and their ammunition were destroyed during the strikes.

Daraa

An army unit destroyed a vehicle equipped with a heavy machinegun, killing all terrorists on board it, on the road leading to Atman town in the northern countryside of the southern Daraa province.

Another army unit killed a number of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists and destroyed their arms and ammunition as it targeted their positions in Tafas city in the western countryside of the province.

A number of terrorists were also killed or injured and their weapons and equipment were destroyed in a precise army operation in Daraa city near the border with Jordan.

Meanwhile, local sources said dozens of terrorists have fled Daraa towards the Jordanian territories, confirming media reports, published over the last week, saying that thousands of terrorists have escaped after military operations have been stepped up in the area.

Deir Ezzor

100 ISIS terrorists killed near Deir Ezzor airport, others buried in mass graves in Mohassan

The army units defending Deir Ezzor military airport engaged in fierce clashes with ISIS terrorists during the past 24 hours.

Field sources told SANA that around 100 ISIS terrorists were killed or injured in the clashes, and that a vehicle with a heavy machine gun mounted on it was destroyed.

Meanwhile, an army unit destroyed a vehicle for ISIS terrorists on al-Mrei’iyeh road, killing 7 terrorists on board it.

The terrorist Hassan al-Hamdi, identified as one of ISIS leaders in Mohassan city, was among the dead.

Army operations, the sources said, also targeted ISIS important positions near the Municipality and Court of al-Boseira village in eastern Deir Ezzor, leaving a number of terrorists dead and 3 vehicles destroyed.

Local sources in Mohassan said ISIS has buried 93 of its killed members in mass graves in the city.

Hasaka

The army, in cooperation with popular defense groups, eliminated members of an ISIS group in the surrounding of al-Salihya village in al-Hasaka province.

A military source told SANA that units form the army and popular defense groups clashed with an ISIS group in the surrounding of al-Salihya village in al-Hasaka province.

The clashes ended up with the killing of 4 terrorists and confiscating their weapons.

Russian airstrikes target 40 ISIS sites in Syria
14 October، 2015
Moscow, SANA

Russian Defense Ministry announced on Wednesday that Russian air force struck 40 sites for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the countryside of Aleppo, Idleb, Lattakia, Hama and Deir Ezzor in the past 24 hours.

Spokesperson for the Russian Defense Ministry Igor Konachenkov said in a statement published by Russia Today website that Su-24M warplanes destroyed during accurate airstrikes workshops near Aleppo used by terrorists to make explosive devices for suicide bombers.

An attack by Su-25SM destroyed two ISIS arms depots along with their fuel supplies in the area surrounding Hreitan, he added.

Konachenkov pointed out that Russian aircrafts also bombed terrorist workshops which were used to repair armored vehicles and equip SUV vehicles with mortars, heavy machineguns and anti-aircraft artillery systems which were located 13 kilometers from Aleppo, noting that a SU-34 warplane destroyed ISIS base which was used for making explosives in Aleppo countryside.

Russian warplanes also destroyed a training camp in the mountains of Idleb province, Konashenkov said.

In Hama and Lattakia provinces, SU-24 bombers eliminated ammunition depots and destroyed a command post for an ISIS group in the vicinity of Deir Ezzor city via SU-24 warplane.

Manar al-Frieh/Manal

Two civilians killed, others injured by terrorists’ rockets on Aleppo and Damascus
14 October، 2015
Provinces, SANA

Two civilians were killed in rocket shells fired by terrorists on Aleppo on Wednesday.

11 other civilians were injured when terrorists targeted Saif al-Dawla neighborhood in Aleppo city.

A source at Aleppo governorate told SANA earlier that several rocket shells were fired by terrorists positioned in Salah-Eddin neighborhood on Saif al-Dawleh, leaving 6 civilians injured.

The injured were taken to the University Hospital, according to the source.

Damascus

A civilian was injured in a terrorist attack with four rocket shells on the al-Mazzeh 86 neighborhood in Damascus on Wednesday.

The shells were fired by terrorists from the so-called “Jaish al-Islam” who are positioned in Joubar neighborhood in the Eastern Ghouta, a source at Damascus Police Command told SANA reporter.

The source confirmed that the attack left a civilian injured and caused material damage to the citizens’ properties.

Later on Wednesday, a rocket shell fired by terrorist organizations landed on a house’s roof in al-Hamra Street in central Damascus.

A fire erupted in the place as a result of the shell falling on a fuel tank, according to a source at the Police Command.

Reem/H.Said

Syrian Army, Hezbollah, Russian Air Force Coordinating for Aleppo Liberation Operation

TEHRAN (FNA)- Informed intelligence sources confirmed the Tuesday reports on the preparation of the Syrian Army, the Lebanese Hezbollah and the Russian Air Force for a massive operation under a Joint Command Room to retake the Northern city of Aleppo form the terrorists in the coming days.

The sources said that the Russian reconnaissance planes are carrying out their last flights over the fortifications of the militants inside and outside of Aleppo.

In the meantime, the Syrian Special Forces and the experienced fighters of Hezbollah are mulling on the different ways to infiltrate into the defense lines of the militant groups at the first steps to the final liberation operation.

The sources added that the Syrian artillery units alongside the Russian fighter jets will pave the way for the rapid action of the ground forces of the army troops and Hezbollah fighters.

On Tuesday, sources said that several fighters of the Lebanese Hezbollah arrived in Aleppo to join the Syrian army to carry out a large-scale anti-militant operation in Aleppo in the coming days with the Russian aerial backup.

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.

Terrorists Fleeing Syria’s Daraa to Jordan

TEHRAN (FNA)- Terrorists evacuated Daraa province and fled to Jordan on Wednesday as the Syrian army troops inflicted heavy losses on the foreign-backed Takfiri militants and after the recent victories of the Damascus troops, who are backed up by Russian air force, in multiple fronts across the country.

The army destroyed a vehicle equipped with a heavy machinegun on the road leading to Attman town in the Northern countryside of Daraa, killing all terrorists on board.

The army also targeted positions of al-Nusra Front in Tafas city in the Western countryside of Daraa, killing a group of the terrorists and destroying their arms and ammunition.

A large group of terrorists were also killed and injured in a military operation in Daraa city near the border with Jordan. Militants’ weapons and equipment were also destroyed during the operation.

FNA dispatches and locals said on Wednesday that hundreds of militants are on the run to cross the border to Jordan following the major loss in the battlefield and in anticipation of imminent massive air and ground assaults by the Syrian army and Russian fighter jets.

On Monday, the Syrian army troops struck a heavy blow at the Takfiri militants in Daraa province, leaving a large group of them dead and injured.

The army targeted the terrorists’ concentration centers in al-Bajaja district in Daraa al-Balad, killing and injuring a group of militants.

The troops also killed a large group of terrorists and destroyed their weaponry and ammunition in Attman town in the Northern countryside of Daraa.

Also on Monday, the militant groups’ centers and line of supply were attacked in four separate operations of the Syrian Army in Southern Daraa province, local officials informed.

The sources said that the Syrian army targeted terrorists’ positions in Tal al-Sheikh Hussien and Tuloul Khleif areas, which resulted in the killing and wounding of several militants.

The sources added that all members of a group of militants were killed or injured and their logistic convoy of 6 vehicles was destroyed by the Syrian forces in Daraa al-Balad neighborhood in Daraa city.

The army soldiers also killed and injured tens of terrorists in al-Abazid neighborhood in Daraa al-Balad.

Terrorists Acknowledge Defeat in Quneitra

TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior terrorist commander was among a group of the Takfiri militants killed in the liberating operation of Tal-Ahmar in Quneitra in Syria.

The army, backed by the popular defense groups, regained full control over the Tal Ahmar hill to the North of Khan Arnaba in the Northeastern countryside of the Quneitra on Tuesday, and inflicted heavy losses on terrorists of al-Nusra Front and its affiliated groups.

The self-proclaimed leader of the so-called al-Sabtain Brigade, Mou’atasem al-Tahan aka Abu Mamoun, was among the dead terrorists.

Meanwhile, terrorist groups acknowledged on their social media pages that a number of terrorists, including Alaa Fathi al-Wadi, Omar Nader al-Sa’aid, Ayuob Najim al-Darawsha, Mohannad Hussein al-Tarshan, Bilal Ftaih and Ahmed Mohammad Sweidani, were killed.