Syria in the Last 24 Hours

During the last 24 hours, the Russian aviation group in Syria has continued conducting pinpoint airstrikes against ISIS facilities at the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic

In the course of the last 24 hours, the Russian aviation group in Syria has continued conducting pinpoint airstrikes against ISIS facilities on the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic.

The Russian aircraft performed 33 combat sorties from Hmeymim airbase engaging 32 ISIS infrastructural facilities in the Idlib, Hama, Damascus, Aleppo and Deir ez-Zor provinces.

The flight intensity of the Russian Aerospace Forces has decreased.

This is caused by transformation of contact line as a result of offensive operations carried out by the Syrian Armed Forces.

The militants are retreating and trying to equip new positioning areas and change the ammunition, armament and materiel supply logistical system.

The Russian reconnaissance means are registering these changes. The processing and analyzing of data received by both Russian reconnaissance means and Informational Centre in Baghdad is also carried out.

The intensity of reconnaissance flights of aviation and UAVs is certainly increased in order to check and confirm the received data.

In the Eastern Guta region (Damascus province), a fortified fire position of Osa AA missile system, which had been captured by the militants, was destroyed by a Su-34 bomber. Strike with KAB-500 guided bomb caused elimination of concrete fortifications, which used to shelter the AA system. The air defence missile system was eliminated.

Su-24M bombers hit a two-storey building, which the ISIS militants had used as command centre (Aleppo province). As a result, the target was destroyed by a direct hit of an air bomb.

Near Al-Atarib, Idlib province, Su-25 attack aircraft carried out strike against underground plant manufacturing high-explosive mines. The militants produced the mines in order to plant them at the highways of the region. The detonation of the explosives caused destruction of the target.

During reconnaissance operation near Khan Shaykhun (Hama province), the aviation detected a strong point with a hidden terrorist artillery battery.

It is worth mentioning that the artillery positions equipped in compliance with strict engineering rules is the evidence of presence of well-trained professionals among the ISIS terrorists.

After reconnaissance check, Su-34 and Su-25 aircraft carried out a sudden group strike against the targets. Fortifications, six artillery guns and four off-road vehicles equipped with mortars were eliminated by the strike.

In the mountain area of Damascus province, air reconnaissance means detected a hidden base of the terrorists. There were three armored vehicles and eight off-road cars equipped with large-caliber machine guns and mortars.

Two Su-25 aircraft hit the base and eliminated military vehicles, ammunition and fuel depots.

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


Su-24M bomber performed pinpoint strikes against armored hardware shelters, POL and materiel storages of militants (Idlib province).

Well-organized strong point with command centre and ammunition storage of militants in Idlib province was completely destroyed by direct hit of air bomb.


Yesterday, Russian and US military experts held a videoconference on flight safety of the Russian aviation and aircraft of the coalition led by the USA in Syria. The parties converged in key provisions of the document.

The discussions were held in a constructive and business atmosphere as well as the previous ones.

The same work is in process with the colleagues of the other countries.

Yesterday, the Russian Aerospace Forces and Air Force of Israel held the first stage of a joint cooperative training in order to avoid air incidents.

During the training, the sides informed each other concerning actions of their aircraft using a “hot line” between the Hmeymim airbase and command centre of the Israeli Air Force.

The second stage of the training is taking place today.


Upon the directives of Commander in Chief of the Army and Armed Forces President Bashar al-Assad, Chief of the General Staff of the Army and Armed Forces, Lt. Gen. Ali Abdullah Ayoub paid a field visit to inspect army units operating in the Western countryside of Hama province.

Syrian Arab Army

From the operations in Homs’ Northern countryside.

Syrian Arab Army

It’s Zero hour in Homs!

SAA’s 4th storming corps launched a large scale offensive against terrorists in Homs’ northern countryside.

Previous to the operation, SyAAF and RuAF took out number of preset targets in Homs’ northern countryside, including terrorists barricades, buildings used as HQ and communications centers, heavy armor, and other gatherings.

SyAAF and RuAF are present in the sky proving air support when needed to the advancing troops, and preventing terrorists from moving freely in the battlefield.

More news when available.

Syrian Arab Army


Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists perpetrate a massacre in Homs, a rocket attack injures 3 civilians
15 October، 2015
Homs, SANA

Terrorists of Jabhat al-Nusra perpetrated a massacre in Teirmaal village in Homs northern countryside on Thursday.

A military source told SANA that terrorists committed their crime at 7:00 am in synchronization of the army operations in the area, adding that the act aimed at accusing the Syrian Army and the Russian air force of targeting civilians.

“The Syrian Ministry of Defense stresses that the Syrian Army and the Russian air force do not target civilian-populated areas and holds Jabhat al-Nusra and its associates full responsibility for such crimes,” the source said.

The armed terrorist groups had perpetrated a number of crimes against civilians in several areas, the purpose of many of these acts were to accuse the Syrian Army of targeting civilians. Photos and videos footages of such acts have been used repeatedly to mislead local and international public opinions.

In November 2012, terrorists committed a massacre against two families in al-Marjeh in Aleppo city, misleading media outlets distributed the footages and photos and alleged the Syrian Army was the perpetrator.

A terrorist rocket attack in Homs city leaves 3 civilians injured

In a relevant context, three civilians were injured due to a terrorist rocket attack in al-Arman neighborhood in Homs city.

Two rocket shells fired by terrorist organizations positioned in the northern countryside of Homs hit al-Arman neighborhood, a source at Homs governorate told SANA.

The attack, the source said, left 3 civilians injured and caused material damage to the citizens’ properties and the infrastructure in the site.

Victims in a terrorist explosion of a car bomb in al-Tal, Damascus countryside

Terrorists detonated a car bomb in al-Tal city in Damascus countryside on Thursday, leaving a number of victims among the civilians.

Civil sources told SANA that terrorists blew up a car bomb behind the municipality building in al-Tal city, causing several victims and injuries among the civilians.

Meanwhile, a medical source at al-Mowasa hospital told SANA that two children and a man were received in the hospital, having different injuries due to the explosion.

Material damages in a mortar shell that fell near TV& Radio building

Terrorists fired a mortar shell that fell in the surrounding of Umayyad main square in Damascus.

A police source told SANA that a mortar shell hit the fence of the Radio and TV building without leaving any causality.

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Army launches operation in Homs, establishes control over many areas in various provinces
15 October، 2015
Provinces, SANA

The army units, backed by the Air Force, are making sweeping advances in various provinces across the country, establishing control over more areas, in addition to launching an operation in Homs province.

Homs

Khalediya village under control of the army

A military operation against Takfiri terrorist organizations in the northern and northeastern countryside of the central province of Homs started Thursday morning and resulted during its first hours in establishing full control over al-Khaldiyeh village.

A military source told SANA that the army operation started following intensive bombardment by the Air Force and Artillery on the terrorist organizations’ positions and headquarters.

Full control was established over al-Khaldiyeh village near al-Dar al-Kabeera town in the northwestern countryside of the province, after eliminating a number of terrorists and destroying their weapons, according to the source.

The army units destroy two operations rooms for terrorists in Talbiseh and Teirmaala in the northern countryside.

Meanwhile, terrorist organizations acknowledged the death of a the leader Teirmaala operations room, the terrorist Rawad al-Aksah and another leader named Amer Moussa Shiblout.

Many terrorists were killed as teh army targeted their positions in al-Ghanto and Ghajar Amir, north of Homs city.

Local sources in the area reported collective fleeing by members of the terrorist organizations from al-Masharie area near Qan al-Assi in Teirmaala area towards Talbiseh and al-Rastan.

Meanwhile, the terrorist organization of “Jabhat al-Nusra” perpetrated at 07:00 this morning a massacre against the innocent civilians in Teirmaala Square near the town’s Mosque, with the aim of accusing the Syrian Army and Russian Air Force of targeting civilians.

The military source reported that the Syrian Defense Ministry stressed that the Syrian Arab Army and the Russian Air Force do not target civilian-populated areas, holding Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization and its partners fully responsible for the attacks.

An army unit also destroyed a vehicle equipped with heavy machinegun with all terrorists aboard in al-Dar al-Kabira in the northern countryside of Homs.

The army launched special strikes against terrorists’ dens and gatherings in al-Kaban and al -Mashjar al-Janobi neighborhood in Talbeisa area.

The strikes destroyed a rocket launcher and headquarter of terrorists’ leaders.

An army unit destroyed a vehicle equipped with a heavy machinegun with all the terrorists inside it in al-Dar al-Kabira in the northern countryside of Homs.

The Army launched concentrated strikes against terrorists’ dens and gatherings in al-Kaban and al-Mashjar al-Janobi neighborhood in Talbeisa area.

The strikes destroyed a rocket launcher and a headquarter for terrorists’ leaders.

Hama

Foro and al-Safsafe in the army’s hands

In the neighboring province of Hama, the last dens for terrorist organizations in Foro and al-Safsafeh villages in the
countryside that extends between Hama and Idleb provinces were eliminated during the continued military operation which was carried out by the Syrian Army with a cover of the Air Force.

The army units continued their war against terrorism and achieved a great progress in defeating terrorist organizations.

The units established full control over Foro and al-safsafeh in the north western countryside of Hama after eliminating the last dens of terrorists and destroying their arms and ammunition.

In the meantime, an army unit killed all members of a terrorist group in al-Sirmaniyeh village in Hama province.

Aleppo

Naam village and Naam hill in the army’s hands

The army units established control over Naam village and Naam hill in al-Sfeireh area in the eastern countryside of the northern Aleppo province.

Daraa

More neighbourhoods under army’s control

To the south of the country, specifically in Daraa province, army units established full control over the vicinity of Syriatel and 9 other building blocks in al-Manshiyeh neighborhood in Daraa al-Balad, in Daraa southern
province, after eliminating terrorists’ hotbeds.

The source added that the army units established full control over a number of significant sites and points northeast of al-Sheikh Miskeen village, about 22 km north of Daraa city.

The source added that a number of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists were killed in the army operation and their vehicles and equipment were destroyed.

Meanwhile, the terrorist organizations acknowledged on their social media websites the killing of a number of their members, among them terrorists Basel Khairo al-Jawaberah, Kaser Median al-jinadi, Jarrah Naser abu Halaweh and Hamzeh Ghassan al-Hariri.

Damascus countryside

Units of the army advanced in the northern farms of Harasta in Damascus countryside, establishing control on parts of the military installations after eliminating a number of “Jaish al-Islam” terrorists, among them Khaled al-Da’as and Adnan Issa.

The army also destroyed a den for terrorists in al-Ajami neighborhood, killing a number of the extremist organization; among them were Ibrahim Tabbawi and Ahmad Hammoud.

In Erbin and Zamalka, units of the army destroyed a depot and killed Jordanian terrorists Ayoub al-darawsheh and Mosaed Ali al-Tawalaa in addition to terrorists Hashem al-Khateeb and Hussein Abdullatif in special strikes against Jaish al-Islam.

Later, a military source told SANA that the army, after establishing control on Rima Company in al-Majbal in Harasta, achieved more progress and established control on 15 buildings after eliminating a number of terrorists.

Quneitra

Army assumes control of al-Amal farms

An army unit, in cooperation with the popular defense groups, established control over al-Amal farms in the northern countryside of the southern Quneitra province.

The military source said all the hideouts and fortifications of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists, who are linked to the Israeli enemy, were destroyed in the area, with many of them left dead or wounded.

The source added that full control was established over the site of al-Amal checkpoint, which separates al-Amal farms from Trinjeh village, which is used by terrorists as a springboard to carry out attacks and fire rockets at safe villages.

Today’s achievement came two days after the army established control over the strategic Ahmar (hill) in Quneitra countryside.

Meanwhile, the terrorist organizations acknowledged on their social media pages that a number of their members, including the leader of the so-called “Aqraba Martyrs Battalion”, who is named Mohammad Marwan al-Sabti.

Senior Ahrar Al-Sham Leader killed in Russian Airstrike in Homs

TEHRAN (FNA)- Chechen-born Abu Bakr al-Shishani, the top commander of Ahrar al Sham terrorist group in Hom province, was killed in a Russian airstrike in Syria.

The Russian fighter jets killed dozens of Takfiri terrorists, including the Emir (top commander) of Ahrar al Sham terrorist group in Homs, Abu Bakr al-Shishani, on Wednesday.

Syrian military sources told Sputnik on Thursday that al-Shishani was reportedly killed by a Russian airstrike in Homs province in Syria.

“On October 14, a Russian airstrike, carried out in the Homs province, destroyed a group of militants along with Chechen-born Abu Bakr al-Shishani, leader of the Ahrar Al-Sham terrorist group,” the source said.

The Syrian army also killed two other top commanders of the Takfiri terrorist group, including head of the militants’ operations room, in Homs on Thursday.

The terrorist commander, Rawad al-Aksah, was killed in Teir Ma’la in Homs countryside. Al-Aksah was in charge of Homs operations room, and also led the terrorists in Teir Ma’la.

Reports from Homs said that another top terrorist leader, Amer Moussa Shiblout, has also been identified among the dead.

The Syrian armed forces conducted massive military operations in the Northern and Northeastern countryside of ‎Homs province on Thursday.

Early battlefield reports indicated large casualties among the militants. Reports on Thursday evening said the Syrian army, backed up by the Russian warplanes, still continues marching on militant-held regions.

Meanwhile, the Syrian forces retook full control over Khalidiya village in Homs, killing a number of terrorists and destroying their weapons.

On Wednesday, leader and deputy leader of a main anti-government militant group in Syria’s Homs province were killed along with several other notorious terrorists in a Syrian Army ambush operation.

The army ambushed the terrorist group near al-Samalil village in Southern al-Houleh in the Northern countryside of Homs, killing at least 7 members of the terrorist group, most of them among the most notorious and most wanted terrorists.

The group’s leader, Ammar al-Khodr, and the notorious Chechen terrorist, Abo Anas, were identified among the dead.

The “Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement” also acknowledged the death of the seven terrorists, and said Ammar al-Khodr, who was confirmed dead, was the chief of Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement in al-Houleh.

His deputy and the Movement’s military commander in Homs, Abdullah Barakat, was also among the dead, according to the terrorist group.

Syrian Army Kills Terrorists’ Operations Room Commander in Homs

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army killed two top commanders of the terrorists, including head of the militants’ operations room in Homs on Thursday.

The terrorist commander, Rawad al-Aksah, was killed in Teir Ma’la in Homs countryside. Al-Aksah was in charge of Homs operations room and also led the terrorists in Teir Ma’la.

Reports from Homs said that another top terrorist leader, Amer Moussa Shiblout, has also been identified among the dead.

The Syrian armed forces conducted massive military operations in the Northern and Northeastern countryside of ‎Homs province on Thursday.

Early battlefield reports indicated large casualties among the militants. Reports on Thursday evening said the Syrian army, backed up by the Russian warplanes, still continues marching on militant-held regions.

Meanwhile, the Syrian forces retook full control over Khalidiya village in Homs, killing a number of terrorists and destroying their weapons.

On Wednesday, leader and deputy leader of a main anti-government militant group in Syria’s Homs province were killed along with several other notorious terrorists in a Syrian Army ambush operation.

The army ambushed the terrorist group near al-Samalil village in Southern al-Houleh in the Northern countryside of Homs, killing at least 7 members of the terrorist group, most of them among the most notorious and most wanted terrorists.

The group’s leader, Ammar al-Khodr, and the notorious Chechen terrorist, Abo Anas, were identified among the dead.

The “Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement” also acknowledged the death of the seven terrorists, and said Ammar al-Khodr, who was confirmed dead, was the chief of Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement in al-Houleh.

His deputy and the Movement’s military commander in Homs, Abdullah Barakat, was also among the dead, according to the terrorist group.