Syria in the Last 24 Hours

In the course of the last 24 hours, aircraft of the Russian aviation group in Syria have continued performing strikes against infrastructure facilities of ISIS terrorist organization

In the course of the last 24 hours, aircraft of the Russian aviation group in Syria have continued performing strikes against infrastructure facilities of ISIS terrorist organization.

The Russian bombers carried out 39 combat sorties and performed 60 strikes on 51 objects in Hama, Latakia, Damascus and Aleppo provinces from the Hmeymim airbase.

The strikes of the Russian aviation resulted in elimination of the following targets:

  • 4 command centres of illegal armed groups;
  • 6 ammunition and armament depots;
  • a mortar battery;
  • 2 underground bunkers;
  • 32 field camps of terrorists;
  • 6 strong points of militants.

Near Salma, Latakia province, Su-24M performed strike with concrete-piercing bombs against the ISIS ammunition storage hidden in mountainous area. The detonation caused complete destruction of the target.

At the suburbs of Talbiseh, Homs province, Su-34 bombers destroyed ISIS underground fortification installations.

This target used to have a connecting tunnel, which provided an opportunity to the militants for appearing in different regions of the city and for conducting a maneuvering defence against the Syrian Armed Forces.

There was a real armory full of ammunition and self-made explosives in one of the bunkers. The weapons were supposed to be used for terrorist attacks and sabotages.

Moreover, there used to be a mini workshop manufacturing self-made unguided rocket-propelled projectiles.

It is to be noted that such tunnel networks are in many regions of Syrian Arab Republic, which are still under terrorists’ control.

During the air reconnaissance near the Eastern Guta, Damascus province, the advanced supply point of the armed groups was detected. Terrorists used it for being supplied with ammunition, products and fuel.

After the reconnaissance check, Su-25 destroyed the target as well as four armored vehicles.

At the suburbs of northwestern Kafr Zita, Hama province, Su-24 bombers performed an airstrike against a command centre of one of the Jaysh Al-Fateh terrorist organization units.

The strike disrupted control of the Jaysh Al-Fateh units located in the region. The terrorists have left the combat area after the strike.


According to the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, militants of the terrorist organizations continue retreating in mass level in the East and North-East of the Syrian Arab Republic.

In Idlib and Hama provinces, field commanders of Jabhah An-Nushrah carry out a forced mobilization threatening lives of the civilians’ families.

In Raqqah province ISIS terrorists are carrying out total mobilization of 14-year and older men.

The contradictions over money flows and under-control territories between different terrorist organizations are increasing. According to radio talks interception, last week, near Idlib, the ISIS performed three attacks using car bombs against field commanders of the Jabhah An-Nushrah terrorist organization.

The ISIS leaders ordered the field commanders to intensify usage of car bombs and other self-made explosives at the main highways and in inhabited areas against the attacking Syrian Armed Forces.

All the aircraft of the Russian aviation group in the Syrian Arab Republic have come back to the Hmeymim airbase after performing combat tasks.

Destruction of underground bunker of terrorists hidden in Hama province.

Pinpoint strike with KAB-500 guided bomb against terrorists’ strong point equipped with artillery positions located in Latakia province.

Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation

Units of the Syrian Arab Armed Forces are less than 7km from Kweiris airbase; and are advancing benefiting from RuAF and SyAAF air cover to lift ISIS’ siege on the airbase.

Syrian Arab Army


In Violation of International Law, US Planes Bomb Power Plant in Aleppo

The Syrian Arab Armed Forces seized full control over the Al-Amal Farms in the Golan Heights.

Units of the 90th Brigade, along side the Golan Regiment and Al-Quneitra Hawks Brigade of the National Defense Forces, launched an attack on NATO backed militants in the Al-Amal Farms located north of the Tal Al-Ahmar in the Golan Heights in Quneitra, which is near the demilitarized zone with the Zionists’ controlled Syrian Golan Heights, with success.

It is known that the Zionists treats injured al-Nusra front terrorists from Syria in their hospitals; and they provide logistic support for terrorists, and even step in directly to protect them in certain locations.

Over 45 ISIS terrorists killed in Hama, 3 terrorist leaders killed in Aleppo
18 October، 2015

Units of the army and the armed forces on Sunday continued to carry out wide-scale military operations against dens and positions of the Takfiri terrorist organizations across the country, killing scores of their members including a number of their self-claimed leaders and destroying their arms and equipment.

Aleppo

Three leaders of terrorist groups killed in Aleppo

Army units in cooperation with popular defense groups carried out intensive operations under a cover of Army’s Air Force during which they expanded control over Aleppo countryside.

They established control over al-Wadeehi village and its surrounding, al-Sbeihiyeh to the south west of Aleppo city and al-Qadara, al-Hweijeh and al-Jaberiyeh villages in the eastern countryside of Aleppo.

During these operations, heavy losses in personnel and munitions were inflicted upon terrorist organizations,the source said, noting that army units continue pursuing remnants of terrorists in the surrounding areas.

Engineering units combed the villages and dismantled dozens of explosive devices which were planted by terrorists among houses and farms.

An army unit reestablishes control over al-Jabria town in the eastern countryside of Aleppo.

The Takfiri terrorist organizations acknowledged that nine of their members were killed and heavy losses were inflicted upon them in the equipment in operations carried out by the army and the armed forces against their dens and positions in the countryside of Aleppo province.

The terrorist organizations indicated on their pages on the social networking websites that three of their self-claimed leaders were killed including self-claimed military commander in “Jaish al-Mujahideen” terrorist Nouri Mohammad al-Abd and one of the self-claimed commanders of the Brigade 13th Mohammad Hadi al-Abd and Judge of Jabhat al-Nusra in Kafr Hamra town, the Saudi terrorist nicknamed “Abu Azzam al-Jarzawi.”

The killed terrorists also included Shihab Mohammad al-Dahhan Ahmed Bin Mahmoud al-Haj Ali, Mohammad Ahmed al-Dahhan, Mohammad Kheir Bin Ahmed al-Najjar, Hamed al-Sheikh Abdul-Latif and Ammar Mohammad al-Ahmed.

The army air force destroyed hideouts and equipment for ISIS terrorists in Tal Sabin and the villages of al-Halabiyeh, al-Dikwaniyeh, al-Mifilseh, Jib al-Safa , al-Sheikh Ahmad, al-Jadideh, al-Jaberiyeh and Rasm al-Abd in the eastern countryside of the province.

Deir Ezzor

The Army’s Air Force launched strikes against dens and gatherings of ISIS terrorist organization in al-Mriyeh town 10 kilometers to the east of Deir Ezzor.

The strikes left a number of ISIS terrorists dead and destroyed their vehicles in the town, a military source told SANA.

Field sources said that army units carried out accurate strikes against axes of movements and gatherings of ISIS terrorists in Mheimdiyeh village in Kasra area to the west of Deir Ezzor.

The strikes resulted in killing a number of terrorists, injuring others and destroying three vehicles equipped with heavy machine guns, two tanks, a canon and a command center for the terrorists.

Idleb

An army targeted gatherings of terrorists from Jabhat al-Nusra and the so-called “Jaish al-Fateh” to the east of Khan Sheikhoun city in the southern countryside of Idleb, field sources told SANA.

Eight terrorists were killed and their arms were destroyed as a result of the operations.

Those are Omar Sharaf-Eddin, Hamdo al-Hussein Abu Salim, Mohammad Hassan al-Youssef, Jamal al-Mohammad, Mousa Omar al-Shamma, Sajie al-Hmeid, Ahmad Mousa al-Bakri and Mustafa al-Gharib.

Hama

45 ISIS terrorists killed in army operation

An army unit, in cooperation with the Popular Defense groups, carried out an accurate operation against one of the hideouts of ISIS terrorist organization in eastern countryside of Hama province, a military source told SANA on Sunday.

The operation resulted in killing 45 ISIS terrorists and destroying 23 various vehicles in al- Raheel farm near Salamiyeh city, according to the source.

The army’s air force conducted airstrikes against dens and gatherings of ISIS terrorists in the villages of al-Rawda, Jana al-Albawi and Abu al-Alaya in the eastern countryside of Hama.

The airstrikes resulted in the destruction of number of vehicles, some of which equipped with machineguns, in addition to killing numbers of ISIS members.

Field sources told SANA reporter that an army unit destroyed a vehicle equipped with a heavy machinegun in a precise operation against ISIS positions in the area surrounding al-Rawda Farm.

Homs

The army’s air force carried out on Sunday morning a number of airstrikes against ISIS terrorists’ dens in al-Bilaas area and al-Tafha village in the eastern countryside of the central Homs province.

A number of ISIS terrorists were killed in the strikes and their machinegun-equipped vehicles were destroyed.

In the northern countryside of the province, two vehicles belonging to Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists were destroyed and a number of them were killed and others were injured during army airstrikes that targeted their positions in the villages of al-Asaliyeh, Deir Foul, Teirmaala and al-Ghanto.

Army units continued to advance in Jwalik, Sneisel, teir Ma’ala and al-Ghantou in the northern countryside of Homs and destroyed command centers and ammunition depots for terrorist organizations.

Daraa

An army unit carried out a precise operation targeting a group of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists to the east of the bridge of al-Ghariyeh al-Gharbiyeh village, northeast of Daraa city.

The operation left all members of the terrorist group dead or wounded and their arms and ammunition destroyed.

General Command: Army establishes control over areas in Aleppo and central & southern regions.

The General Command of the Army and Armed Forces said that the army’s military operations, which are carried out in conjunction with airstrikes by the Syrian Air Force and the Russian Air Force, have focused in the past three days on the southern region, central region, Lattakia countryside, and Hama’s northern and northwestern countryside.

In a statement on Friday, the army’s spokesman said that in the southern region, army units began a military operation in Jobar and Harasta in the Eastern Ghouta area of Damascus Countryside, with the army establishing control over all the hills oversee Douma and Harasta and serve as vantage points, in addition to Rima Water Company, the water unit, the military works department, 25 blocks of buildings in Harasta, and a number of blocks in Jobar.

He said the operations in those areas have resulted in destroying terrorists’ command and communication centers and left large numbers of them dead.

The spokesman said that other units clashed with terrorists from Jabhat al-Nusra near Quneitra, with the army establishing control over the strategic hills of al-Qaba and Ahmar and the farms and checkpoint of al-Amal.

In Daraa al-Balad area in Daraa city, army units established control over Syriatel building and 9 blocks of buildings in al-Manshiye neighborhoods, the spokesman said, adding that the army also eliminated many terrorists the neighborhoods of al-Manshiye, al-Bajabja, and al-Hamadin, east of Syriatel, and around the old customs building in the same area.

Also in Daraa province, the army established control over vital sites and points northeast of Sheikh Miskin town, and eliminated scores of terrorists southeast of the Electricity Company building in Daraa al-Mahata, al-Hirak, al-Sheikh Miskin, and west of Tafas, in addition to destroying a number of armored and machinegun-equipped vehicles.

The spokesman said that on the morning of 15/10/2015, the army began a military operation in the northern countryside of Homs province, which resulted in establishing control over Khalidiye al-Dar al-Kubra, parts of the towns of Termaala, Jawalak, and Sansil, in addition to surrounding al-Dar al-Kabira town, launching direct strikes at terrorists in al-Ghanto, Ghajar Amir, Talbiseh, Deir Fuul, al-Zaafarana, Oum Sharshouh, al-Halmouz, and eliminating many terrorists and destroying their command centers in Talbiseh and Termaala.

He added that the army set an ambush near al-Samaalil which resulted in eliminating a terrorist group. Terrorist group leader Ammar al-Khodr, Khaled Abu Anas from Chechnya, and Abu Bakr al-Chichani, were identified among the terrorists killed in the ambush.

The spokesman said that the army targeted ISIS terrorists near the Palmyra (Tadmur) triangle, south of al-Bayyarat (groves) area in Palmyra countryside, al-Saan al-Shamali and al-Saan al-Aswad in Talbiseh, Oum Sharshouh village, east of Unq al-Haqa village, al-Barghouthiye, and Kafrlaha.

The Syrian Air Force targeted terrorists’ concentrations and hideouts in the surroundings of Shaer field, Rasm al-Sawwaneh, al-Hayawaniye, and Rasm al-Arnab, killing and injuring many terrorists and destroying large quantities of their equipment and vehicles, he added.

In Lattakia province, the spokesman said that the army continued to target terrorists in the surroundings of Jeb al-Ahmar and al-Rabiya, in addition to expanding its control over the areas the surrounding the town of Salma, which resulted in killing 34 terrorists, most of them non-Syrians including Chechens, Turks, and Tunisians.

He also said that army units established control over the towns of Foro and al-Safsafeh after killing a number of terrorists and destroying their weapons and equipment.

In Hama province, army units eliminated all members of a terrorists group in al-Sermaniye town, destroyed a command center in al-Tamani’a, and destroyed a vehicle along with the terrorists and munitions ob board in al-Tanmiya area in the province’s northern and northwestern countryside.

In Aleppo and its countryside, the spokesman said that army units, in cooperation with popular defense groups, began on Friday morning a military operations in the southern direction of the city, preempted by concentrated airstrikes and artillery fire, after which the forces advanced in several directions and managed to establish control over the towns of Ebtin and Hadadin al-Gharbiye, the quarries and the hatcheries area, and al-Sehrij hill in a short period of time, inflicting heavy losses on terrorists, adding that the operations in that area are ongoing.

He also said that army units also established control over the town of al-Nasseriye, Na’am hill, and Na’am village after inflicting heavy losses on ISIS, in addition to targeting terrorists in the surroundings of the Air Force Academy, the Scientific Research Center, al-Lairamoun, Khan al-Assal, al-Ameriye, al-Rashidin, Kafr Hamra, al-Na’na’ie square, Bani Zeid, east of al-Safira, Kafr Dael, al-Mansoura, Andan, al-Daman hill, Sabeen hill, al-Tabl hill, al-Zarbeh, Jub al-Safa, Rasm al-Abd, Qasir al-Ward, and Hwaijina, killing and injuring large numbers of terrorists and destroying their weapons and vehicles.

The spokesman concluded by saying that the Syrian Air Force targeted ISIS concentrations in al-Mari’iye and east of Deir Ezzor Airport in Deir Ezzor province, killing and injuring scores of terrorists, in addition to destroying a hideout for ISIS leaders along with the terrorists inside it 30km northeast of Raqqa city.

Russian air force conducts 39 sorties, hits 51 ISIS targets
18 October، 2015
Moscow, SANA

Russian Defense Ministry announced on Sunday that a number of training camps, arms and ammunition’s depots and command centers for terrorists were destroyed during air strikes against positions for ISIS terrorist organization in Syria during the past 24 hours.

SPUTNIK Russian News Agency quoted the Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov as saying that “the Russian Aerospace Forces have conducted 39 sorties and carried out 60 strikes over the past 24 hours, hitting 51 ISIS targets in Hama, Lattakia, Damascus and Aleppo provinces”.

“Russian bombers have destroyed 4 terrorist command centers, 6 ammunition depots, 2 underground bunkers, 32 field camps, 6 strongholds and a mortar battery over the past 24 hours”, Konashenkov added.

“Russian Su-24 aircraft have hit and destroyed a depot for ISIS terrorists in Salma town in Lattakia province destroying the position completely,” He said.

“Russian Su-34 aircraft have hit and destroyed ISIS underground fortified positions on the outskirts of Talbiseh in Homs province,” Konashenkov added, explaining that the facility had an extensive network of underground tunnels, which allowed the militants to secretly visit different areas of the city in addition to a small warehouse for making unguided rockets and a bunker equipped with an arsenal of ammunition and improvised explosive devices designed to carry out terrorist attacks and sabotage”.

“During the aerial reconnaissance in the vicinity of Eastern Ghouta in Damascus countryside, a major ammunition supply point, which provided militants with ammunition, food and fuel, was uncovered and has been destroyed by Su-25 jets”, Konashenkov said.

He added that a Su-24 Fencer attack aircraft’s strike on Jaish al-Fatah terrorist group’s command post in Hama province.

“The strike disrupted control of the Jaish al-Fateh units located in Kafar Zita in Hama province. The terrorists have left the combat area after the strike.”

Qabas/ Manal

An arms, ammunition and explosives store seized in Lattakia City
18 October، 2015
Lattakia, SANA

The authorities seized on Sunday an arms, ammunition and explosives store for a terrorist group in a neighborhood in Lattakia city.

According to SANA reporter in Lattakia province, the store contained a number of grenades, automatic rifles and guns with silencers, in addition to explosive belts, various types of ammunition, detonators, remote control devices and explosive devices.

Wireless communication devices, a Thuraya satellite mobile phone and amounts of money in the Syrian Pound and the Dollar were also found inside the store, in addition to a number of extremism-promoting books and CDs.

SANA reporter noted that the authorities arrested the terrorist group’s members.

R.J/H. Said

All Members of Nusra Group in Al-Gharbiyeh Village in Dara’a Killed in Army Attack

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army announced on Sunday that its forces surrounded and killed all members of an al-Nusra Front group in the vicinity of al-Gharbiyeh village in the Southern province of Dara’a.

The sources said that the terrorist group, stationed near a bridge in eastern flank of al-Ghariyeh in al-Gharbiyeh village, was targeted by the Syrian soldiers, who killed all members of the group.

On Saturday, sources in the Southern battlefields said that a large ammunition depot of the militant groups in Dara’a al-Balad was set ablaze in a Syrian Army attack, leaving several militants dead.

The sources said that the depot, which contained large amount of ammunition, was identified by the army intelligence and was targeted by the army’s special forces.

The sources said that most of the militant forces in Dara’a al-Balad were supplied with the depot, that was completely destroyed in the army operations.

Syrian Army, Hezbollah Fighters Win Back over 20 Regions in Aleppo Province in 1 Week

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army and the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance forces seized back control over 21 regions in the Northern province of Aleppo in the last week.

The army and the resistance forces won back 12 regions only in the past 48 hours: 1-Tanks Battalion, 2-Qala’at Al-Najam village, 3-Hadadin village, 4-Al-Shahid hilltops, 5-Zeytouna Farms, 6-Al-Kabdar Garrison, 7-Mleiha Village, 8-Abtayn Village and its surrounding farms, 9-Al-Vazihi village, 10-Kodar village, 11-Al-Sabeqiya village and 12-Shaqidla town.

The Syrian army and Hezbollah forces also seized seven other regions in the Eastern countryside of Aleppo, including 1-Tal al-Naa’am, 2-Al-Naa’am town, 3-Al-Nasseriya town, 4-Heijeneh, 5- Howeija town, 6-Boqja town and 7-al-Barijieh

The army and the resistance forces also won back the regions of Kafr Tuna and al-Harra near the industrial city of Sheikh Najjar about a week ago.

The army operations backed by Hezbollah and Russian air force are presently underway in Aleppo province now.

The first major objective of the Syrian Armed Forces-Lebanese Resistance’s Southern Aleppo offensive was to recapture the ‘Azzan Mountains from the terrorists, while also creating a larger buffer-zone around the Syrian government’s only highway leading to the provincial capital.

Informed sources within the ranks of the Syria army said the army troops and Hezbollah forces are due to continue the operations in a second phase in the next two days.

The Syrian government’s forces launched the offensive after Russia’s Sukhoi Su-25, Su-24M and Su-34 attack aircraft, with the support of Su-30 jets, had commenced precision airstrikes against ISIL targets in Syria on September 30, following a request from Syrian President Bashar Assad.

According to the Russian Defense Ministry, airstrikes have done considerable damage to ISIL command and logistics networks, as well as to infrastructure used to equip suicide bombers.