Syria in the Last 24 Hours

In the course of the last 24 hours, aircraft of the Russian air group in the Syrian Arab Republic have continued making pinpoint strikes against ISIS infrastructural facilities

In the course of the last 24 hours, aircraft of the Russian air group in the Syrian Arab Republic have continued making pinpoint strikes against ISIS infrastructural facilities.

Russian aviation performed 33 combat sorties from the Hmeymim airbase engaging 49 ISIS facilities in the Aleppo, Damascus, Idlib, Lattakia and Hama provinces.

During the last 24 hours, the strikes of the Russian aviation resulted in elimination of the following targets:

  • 2 command centres of illegal armed groups;
  • 3 depots with ammunition and armament;
  • 2 underground bunkers;
  • 32 firing positions in mountain-woody areas;
  • 9 fortified firing positions of illegal armed groups;
  • a workshop used for production of launching ramps and rocket projectiles.

During an air reconnaissance mission near Al-Ess (Idlib province), Russian UAVs uncovered a command centre of one of the Jabhat al-Nusra units.

After additional reconnaissance check through other channels, a Su-24 bomber made an airstrike against the object. The hit of an air bomb resulted in destruction of the command centre and 2 trucks equipped with AA artillery systems ZU-23 near it.

Near Jubb al-Zarus (Hama province), a Su-34 bomber made an airstrike with guided bombs on underground shelters with a branched network of exits in different parts of the inhabited area. The direct hits of air bombs destroyed the complex of underground terrorist facilities.

Near Djdayda settlement (Aleppo province), Su-25 attack aircraft eliminated a workshop used for production of self-made rockets. The equipped facility manufactured single-use launching ramps and rockets for distant fire at Syrian Armed Forces’ positions and inhabited areas. The direct hit of an air bomb resulted in detonation of explosives and destruction of the whole facility.

Near Duwayr al-Akrad (Lattakia province), a pair of Su-25 attack aircraft made two successive strikes with high-explosive bombs on a large ISIS training camp detected by means of Russian reconnaissance. The strikes caused complete destruction of the camp and all the training facilities.

Precision strikes of the Russian combat aviation in the Damascus province have crucially changed the operational situation in this region.

The ISIS militants suffering a severe lack of ammunition are leaving their positions in large numbers.

Last night, reconnaissance means registered retreating of several large detachments, about 100-man-strong each, in direction of Marj al-Sultan.

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

Destruction of a huge ammunition depot, to the west of Jubb al-Zarus (Hama province)

Pinpoint strikes against workshops of militants near Sermania (Idlib province)

Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation

Based on SyAAF intelligence data, SyAAF attack bombers raided an ISIS hideout destroying ~23 ISIS operated vehicles and killing over 45 ISIS terrorists in al-Raheel near al-Salamea in Hama’s countryside.

Syrian Arab Army


Syrian Army and Russian Air Force kill terrorists’ leaders, destroy their vehicles and positions
19 October، 2015
Provinces, SANA

    UPDATE

The army military operation against the terrorist organizations continued on Monday targeting their positions, hideouts and movement axes in many areas across the country.

The Russian Air Force carried out 33 sorties targeting 49 sites for terrorist organizations in the rural areas of Damascus, Aleppo, Idleb, Lattakia, and Hama province during the past 24 hours, a military source told SANA.

The source said the Russian airstrikes resulted in destroying 32 bases and camps for terrorists, 8 of their fortified defensive positions, two command centers, 3 weapons and ammo depot, a lab for manufacturing narcotics, a workshop for manufacturing weapons and explosive devices in Aleppo, and two fortified underground sites in Hama, in addition to destroying a camp for ISIS used for training snipers in Deir al-Akrad in Lattakia countryside.

According to the source, the airstrikes also resulted in destroying command centers for terrorists in the Eastern Ghouta area in Damascus Countryside, sending large numbers of terrorists fleeing, and at the same time terrorist Zahran Alloush announced a “general mobilization” following the airstrikes that destroyed terrorists’ gatherings in towns and villages in Eastern Ghouta.

The source said that reconnaissance revealed that ISIS is forcing its members to continue fighting using various methods, such as executing dissenters and injecting terrorists with narcotics to prepare them to carry out suicide attacks.

Damascus countryside

Units of the army advanced on the outskirts of Harasta city in Damascus countryside, destroying a lot of terrorist organizations’ dens and gatherings in different areas of eastern al-Ghouta.

Field sources told SANA reporter that a unit from the army eliminated the last cell of terrorists who were positioned inside the buildings of General Establishment of Construction in the northern farms of Harasta.

Samer al-Halbouni, Abdul-Hadi al-Wazer and Khaled al-Biswani were identified among the dead terrorists.

The sources affirmed that a mortar launch-pad was destroyed and many terrorists of Jaish al-Islam were killed in Dawar al-Thanawiya in Harasta.

The army established control on three buildings near al-Jourah mosque, destroying dens of terrorists in Joubar neighborhood.

Meanwhile, the army’s operations in Douma ended up with the elimination of terrorists’ gatherings near al-Baghdadi mosque and the killing of a number of terrorists.

Hussam al-Salhani, Khaled Da’as and Mustafa Sammoud were identified among the dead terrorists.

Deir Ezzor

A number of vehicles and varied ammunition belonging to the ISIS terrorists were destroyed and scores of them were killed in operations carried out by the army and the armed forces on Monday morning against their dens in al-Hwaiqa neighborhood and al-Husseiniya village in Deir Ezzor province, according to field sources.

The sources added that an army unit bombarded with a rocket the so-called House of Vehicles in al-Hwaiqa neighborhood on the northern outskirts of Deir Ezzor City as it was completely destroyed.

The House of Vehicles is one of the biggest gatherings of ISIS vehicles and contains the headquarters of ISIS leaders, a large number of varied vehicles and huge amounts of weapons and ammunition.

A unit of the army also carried out concentrated strikes with heavy machineguns against positions of ISIS terrorists in al-Husseiniya village, 5 km to the north of Deir Ezzor City.

A number of terrorists were killed in the operation and others were injured and one of their machinegun-equipped vehicles was completely destroyed.

Idleb

In the countryside of the northern province, a unit of the army carried out bombardments against positions of Jabhat-al-Nusra terrorists in the surroundings of al-Taman’aa town in the southeastern countryside of the northern Idleb province, according to field sources.

The sources added that 4 terrorists were killed in the bombardments and a SUV was destroyed.

A vehicle equipped with anti-aircraft machinegun belonging to terrorists from the so-called Jaish al-Fatih was also destroyed by an army unit near al-Habit town, 8 km to the west of Khan Sheikhoun.

Later, a military source said the Syrian Army’s Air Force destroyed terrorists’ dens and vehicles in al-Tamane’a in Idleb countryside.

Lattakia

The army’s air force destroyed gatherings for terrorists in al-Migheriya, Dahrit al-Azraa, Rwayset al-Tuyour, Tartyah and Dahret al-Qabael in Lattakia northern countryside.

Terrorists’ hideouts were destroyed and a number of terrorists were killed in the process.

Hama

In the northwestern countryside of the neighboring Hama province, units of the army carried out special operations against dens and positions of Jabhat al-Nusra and other terrorist organizations in Tal Zajram and to the east of al-Mansoura village.

Two of the terrorists’ machinegun-equipped vehicles were destroyed and all terrorists on board were killed.

The army’s air force destroyed dens for terrorists in Qasre bin Wardan viallage, Rasm al-Tina and Kafre Zeita in Hama countryside.

Units of the army also destroyed two vehicles equipped with anti-aircraft machine guns and kills scores of terrorists in Tal al-Fark in Hama north-western countryside.

Later, a military source told SANA that the Syrian Army’s Air Force destroyed dens and vehicles for terrorist organizations in Khatamlo and Um Maiyal in Hama countryside.

Homs

Dens and gatherings of terrorists were destroyed during army operations in Teir Ma’ala, al-Sa’an and the area surrounding al-Za’afaraneh in the northern countryside of Homs.

Aleppo

Army units in cooperation with popular defense groups reestablished full control over al-Sabkia town and the area surrounding it, according to military source.

The source told SANA reporter that the army is continuing operations in the southern countryside of Aleppo on many axes.

During the operations, the army killed many terrorists and destroyed their dens.

The Army combed the town and dismantled dozens of explosive devices which terrorists had planted there.

The Syrian Arab Army’s Air Force carried out sorties against gatherings and dens of ISIS terrorists in some villages and towns in Aleppo’s eastern countryside, inflicting heavy losses in personnel, vehicles, and equipment upon terrorists.

A military source told SANA that the Syrian Air Force directed concentrated airstrikes against gatherings of terrorists in villages and towns of Qseir al-Ward, Hweijeneh, Tal Istable, al-Halabiyeh, al-Dakwaneh, al-Mfalseh, Tal Alam, Rasm Harmel, Tal Abu Daneh, Hmemeh, Um Adaseh, Tal al-Mous, Shweilekh, Um Argheleh and al-Sheikh ahmad in the eastern and southeastern countryside of Aleppo province.

The air strikes left a number of terrorists dead and others injured, and destroyed a number of vehicles, some of which were equipped with machine guns, in addition to destroying weapons and munitions.

Earlier, terrorist organizations acknowledged on their social media pages the death of the so-called military leader of Jaish al-Mujahideen terrorist group Sa’ad Ahmad Okab, member of their “Council of Free Aleppo” Ahmad Kharfan, and Emir of Jabhat al-Nusra in al-Zirbeh Khaled Attawi in the army and armed forces operation in Aleppo province.

The terrorist organizations also posted the names of a number of their members who were killed while they were fighting against the Syrian army, among them Mohammad Rammah, Shahoud Majed Abdel -Aziz, Mustafa Rajab al-Badawi, Ahmad Mohammad Shibli , Mohammad al-Abboud and Hamed al-Sheikh Khalif.

Daraa

An army unit carried out a precision operation against a gathering of terrorists in Saida town to the east of Daraa city, a military source told SANA.

The source said that many terrorists were killed, others were injured, and their ammunition and weapons were destroyed during the operation.

The army also carried out an operation targeting terrorists’ positions to the west of al-Yarmouk School in al-Naziheen Camp in Daraa al-Balad neighborhood in Daraa city.

Terrorist organizations acknowledged on their social media pages the death of many of their members, including the terrorist Abu al-Kassim al-Majarish, the field leader of the “Salaheddin Division” terrorist group.

The Army launched accurate strikes against terrorists’ positions in al-Menshia neighborhood in Daraa al-Balad.

Many terrorists were killed or injured and their weapons and ammo were destroyed during the strikes.

An army unit eliminated a number of terrorists and injured many others during concentrated strikes against one of their sites near Attman town to the north of Daraa city.

    INITIAL REPORT

The army military operation against the terrorist organizations continued on Monday targeting their positions, hideouts and movement axes in many areas across the country.

The Russian Air Force carried out 33 sorties targeting 49 sites for terrorist organizations in the rural areas of Damascus, Aleppo, Idleb, Lattakia, and Hama province during the past 24 hours, a military source told SANA.

The source said the Russian airstrikes resulted in destroying 32 bases and camps for terrorists, 8 of their fortified defensive positions, two command centers, 3 weapons and ammo depot, a lab for manufacturing narcotics, a workshop for manufacturing weapons and explosive devices in Aleppo, and two fortified underground sites in Hama, in addition to destroying a camp for ISIS used for training snipers in Deir al-Akrad in Lattakia countryside.

According to the source, the airstrikes also resulted in destroying command centers for terrorists in the Eastern Ghouta area in Damascus Countryside, sending large numbers of terrorists fleeing, and at the same time terrorist Zahran Alloush announced a “general mobilization” following the airstrikes that destroyed terrorists’ gatherings in towns and villages in Eastern Ghouta.

The source said that reconnaissance revealed that ISIS is forcing its members to continue fighting using various methods, such as executing dissenters and injecting terrorists with narcotics to prepare them to carry out suicide attacks.

Deir Ezzor

A number of vehicles and varied ammunition belonging to the ISIS terrorists were destroyed and scores of them were killed in operations carried out by the army and the armed forces on Monday morning against their dens in al-Hwaiqa neighborhood and al-Husseiniya village in Deir Ezzor province, according to field sources.

The sources added that an army unit bombarded with a rocket the so-called House of Vehicles in al-Hwaiqa neighborhood on the northern outskirts of Deir Ezzor City as it was completely destroyed.

The House of Vehicles is one of the biggest gatherings of ISIS vehicles and contains the headquarters of ISIS leaders, a large number of varied vehicles and huge amounts of weapons and ammunition.

A unit of the army also carried out concentrated strikes with heavy machineguns against positions of ISIS terrorists in al-Husseiniya village, 5 km to the north of Deir Ezzor City.

A number of terrorists were killed in the operation and others were injured and one of their machinegun-equipped vehicles was completely destroyed.

Idleb

In the countryside of the northern province, a unit of the army carried out bombardments against positions of Jabhat-al-Nusra terrorists in the surroundings of al-Taman’aa town in the southeastern countryside of the northern Idleb province, according to field sources.

The sources added that 4 terrorists were killed in the bombardments and a SUV was destroyed.

A vehicle equipped with anti-aircraft machinegun belonging to terrorists from the so-called Jaish al-Fatih was also destroyed by an army unit near al-Habit town, 8 km to the west of Khan Sheikhoun.

Later, a military source said the Syrian Army’s Air Force destroyed terrorists’ dens and vehicles in al-Tamane’a in Idleb countryside.

Lattakia

The army’s air force destroyed gatherings for terrorists in al-Migheriya, Dahrit al-Azraa and Dahret al=Qabael in Lattakia northern countryside.

Hama

In the northwestern countryside of the neighboring Hama province, units of the army carried out special operations against dens and positions of Jabhat al-Nusra and other terrorist organizations in Tal Zajram and to the east of al-Mansoura village.

Two of the terrorists’ machinegun-equipped vehicles were destroyed and all terrorists on board were killed.

The army’s air force destroyed dens for terrorists in Qasre bin Wardan viallage, Rasm al-Tina and Kafre Zeita in Hama countryside.

Units of the army also destroyed two vehicles equipped with anti-aircraft machine guns and kills scores of terrorists in Tal al-Fark in Hama north-western countryside.

Later, a military source told SANA that the Syrian Army’s Air Force destroyed dens and vehicles for terrorist organizations in Khatamlo and Um Maiyal in Hama countryside.

Homs

Dens and gatherings of terrorists were destroyed during army operations in Teir Ma’ala, al-Sa’an and the area surrounding al-Za’afaraneh in the northern countryside of Homs.

Aleppo

Army units in cooperation with popular defense groups reestablished full control over al-Sabkia town and the area surrounding it, according to military source.

The source told SANA reporter that the army is continuing operations in the southern countryside of Aleppo on many axes.

During the operations, the army killed many terrorists and destroyed their dens.

The Army combed the town and dismantled dozens of explosive devices which terrorists had planted there.

The Syrian Arab Army’s Air Force carried out sorties against gatherings and dens of ISIS terrorists in some villages and towns in Aleppo’s eastern countryside, inflicting heavy losses in personnel, vehicles, and equipment upon terrorists.

A military source told SANA that the Syrian Air Force directed concentrated airstrikes against gatherings of terrorists in villages and towns of Qseir al-Ward, Hweijeneh, Tal Istable, al-Halabiyeh, al-Dakwaneh, al-Mfalseh, Tal Alam, Rasm Harmel, Tal Abu Daneh, Hmemeh, Um Adaseh, Tal al-Mous, Shweilekh, Um Argheleh and al-Sheikh ahmad in the eastern and southeastern countryside of Aleppo province.

The air strikes left a number of terrorists dead and others injured, and destroyed a number of vehicles, some of which were equipped with machine guns, in addition to destroying weapons and munitions.

Earlier, terrorist organizations acknowledged on their social media pages the death of the so-called military leader of Jaish al-Mujahideen terrorist group Sa’ad Ahmad Okab, member of their “Council of Free Aleppo” Ahmad Kharfan, and Emir of Jabhat al-Nusra in al-Zirbeh Khaled Attawi in the army and armed forces operation in Aleppo province.

The terrorist organizations also posted the names of a number of their members who were killed while they were fighting against the Syrian army, among them Mohammad Rammah, Shahoud Majed Abdel -Aziz, Mustafa Rajab al-Badawi, Ahmad Mohammad Shibli , Mohammad al-Abboud and Hamed al-Sheikh Khalif.

Daraa

An army unit carried out a precision operation against a gathering of terrorists in Saida town to the east of Daraa city, a military source told SANA.

The source said that many terrorists were killed, others were injured, and their ammunition and weapons were destroyed during the operation.

The army also carried out an operation targeting terrorists’ positions to the west of al-Yarmouk School in al-Naziheen Camp in Daraa al-Balad neighborhood in Daraa city.

Terrorist organizations acknowledged on their social media pages the death of many of their members, including the terrorist Abu al-Kassim al-Majarish, the field leader of the “Salaheddin Division” terrorist group.

The Army launched accurate strikes against terrorists’ positions in al-Menshia neighborhood in Daraa al-Balad.

Many terrorists were killed or injured and their weapons and ammo were destroyed during the strikes.

An army unit eliminated a number of terrorists and injured many others during concentrated strikes against one of their sites near Attman town to the north of Daraa city.

3 civilians killed, 14 injured in terrorist attacks in Homs
19 October، 2015
Homs, SANA

Three civilians were killed and 14 others were injured Monday in terrorist attacks by mortar shells in al-Mukharam Fouqani and al-Mukharam Tahtani towns in the eastern countryside of Homs province.

A source at Homs governorate told SANA that ISIS terrorists targeted the town with mortar shells.

The attacks also caused material damage to locals’ properties and houses in these areas, according to the source.

Manar/ Barry

Hundreds of Militants Fleeing Syria’s Damascus after Russia’ Air Raids

TEHRAN (FNA)- Local sources said on Monday that a large number of militants have fled the Damascus countryside to go to Turkey to save their lives after sustaining heavy casualties in the Russian airstrikes since September 30.

The sources said that scores of militants in the city and the countryside of Damascus have fled towards the Turkish territories, and try to leave Syria as soon as possible to save their lives from the Russian air attacks.

Russian and Syrian airstrikes reportedly hit terrorists’ positions in Damascus on Monday.

On Sunday, intelligence sources announced that one of the key commanders of al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Front has been killed in the Syrian Army offensive in Damascus countryside.

The Al-Nusra Front Commander in Eastern Ghouta Mohammad Sarha Aka Jarrah and several of his forces were killed in the Syrian army troops’ operations in Marj al-Sultan area in Damascus Countryside.

On Saturday, the Syrian army troops regained control over several strategic areas in Damascus countryside.

The Syrian forces retook all the hills oversee Douma and Harasta from the foreign-backed Takfiri militants.

The army also won back 25 buildings in Harasta, and a number of blocks in Jobar.

Syrian Army, Hezbollah Regain Tal SyriaTel Area near Aleppo

TEHRAN (FNA)- Intelligence sources announced on Monday that the Syrian Armed Forces alongside the Lebanese Hezbollah fighters stormed the militants’ positions in the Southern flank of Aleppo city, and won back Tal SyriaTel area after fierce clashes with the terrorists.

The sources said that over 20 militants were killed in the joint-operation of the Syrian army and Hezbollah in Tal SyriaTel near the Aleppo-Damascus International Highway.

Meantime, the Syrian Army announced on Monday that the country’s soldiers and popular forces, with the Russian aerial backup, seized back three more villages and a town in the Eastern flank of the Northern province of Aleppo.

The army said that the villages of al-Sbeihiyeh, al-Qadara and al-Jaberiyeh and the town of Al-Jabria were recaptured by the army after fierce clashes with the militant groups.

The army further added that the militant groups suffered heavy casualties and pushed back their forces from the liberated areas.

ISIL Logistical Convoy Targeted by Syrian Army in Deir Ezzur

TEHRAN (FNA)- Informed sources in the Eastern province of Deir Ezzur said on Monday that a long logistic convoy of ISIL militants’ vehicles was targeted by the Syrian Army in the nearby areas of al-Hwaiqa.

The sources said that most of the vehicles of the ISIL convoy were destroyed in the Syrian army troops’ attack, cutting the militants’ supplying line in the area.

On Sunday, the Syrian airstrikes hit ISIL positions in al-Mriyeh town, 10 kilometers to the East of Deir Ezzur city, killing a number of the terrorists and destroying their vehicles.

The Syrian fighter jets also pounded axes of movements and positions of the ISIL Takfiri militants in Mheimdiyeh village in Kasra area to the West of Deir Ezzur city, leaving a group of militants dead and injured.

Three vehicles equipped with heavy machine guns, two tanks, a canon and a command center belonging to the terrorists were also destroyed.

Army Advances in Damascus Countryside

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army backed by Russian air force made major advances in the Damascus countryside.

The army units advanced towards strategic towns in Eastern Ghouta in Damascus countryside after striking heavy blows at the positions of Takfiri terrorists.

Tens of terrorists were killed and dozens more were injured in heavy clashes with Syrian troops in Eastern Ghouta.

Also in the past 24 hours, the Syrian warplanes destroyed the Takfiri terrorists’ positions in and around the city of Palmyra (Tadmur) in the Central province of Homs.

The Syrian fighter jets razed ISIL positions in Palmyra and in the surrounding areas of Jazal.

Tens of ISIL terrorists were killed and dozens more injured in the Syrian air force raids on militants’ positions.

ISIL’s military hardware, including heavy machine-guns, was also destroyed during the Syrian airstrikes on Jazal village in the Eastern countryside of Homs province.

Elsewhere, 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.

Meantime, scores of militants were killed or wounded in the Syrian Army’s operations in the Southeastern parts of al-Salamiyah, in Hama province.

The Syrian army troops carried out an operation in the nearby areas of Jani Elelbawi village and killed or wounded all the hidden terrorists in the area.

Elsewhere, the ISIL’s strongholds in Ayyash area, in the Eastern province of Deir Ezzur, were massively shelled by the artillery units of the Syrian Army.

Local sources said that the ISIL militants suffered heavy casualties in the heavily targeted areas in Ayyash and its surroundings and were pinned down after the Syrian army artillery attack.

Also, the Al-Nusra-affiliated terrorist group, Jeish al-Mujahidin, said over nine of its members, including a senior commander and two other leaders, were killed in clashes with the Syrian army troops in Aleppo countryside.

The militant group confirmed the killing of three leaders, Group Commander Nouri Mohammad al-Abd, Commander Mohammad Hadi al-Abd and a Judge of the al-Nusra Front in Kafr Hamra town, the Saudi national Abu Azzam al-Jarzawi.

Meantime, Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov announced that his country’s fighter jets hit 51 ISIL targets in Syria in the past 24 hours, including four command posts, six arms depots, a mortar battery, two underground bunkers, 32 field camps and six outposts.

The strikes took place in the Lattakia, Aleppo, Hama and Damascus provinces, Konashenkov said, RT reported.

The damage the Russian SU-34 jets caused to the underground bunkers was especially significant, Konashenkov said.

They hit the terrorists’ underground infrastructure in Homs, which had allowed the militants to move undetected and increase their effectiveness in combat.

The well-funded ISIL has been hiding whole weapons caches underground, which included explosive devices for carrying out terrorist attacks.

A small missile factory was among the objects destroyed. However, these underground bases and conduits are believed to be widespread across Syria, so more work needs to be done, Konashenkov said.

Also, the Syrian army said that militant key strongholds, mostly in rural areas, were targeted by the Syrian fighter jets across the country.

The army said that the hideouts of the militants in far areas in Lattakia, Aleppo, Idlib and Hama provinces were identified and targeted by the Syrian air fleet.

The sources added that the targeted sites suffered heavy damages in the Sunday airstrikes.

Elsewhere, the Syrian army said that Russian warplanes carried out several sorties of flights over militants’ gathering centers across the provinces of Homs, Hama, Idlib and Lattakia, and destroyed their infrastructures.

The sources said that the militant groups have sustained heavy losses and death toll in the Russian airstrikes.

Saudi Arabia Losing All Cards in Syria

TEHRAN (FNA)- A prominent analyst underlined that the Syrian army has become reinvigorated by Iran and Russia’s military assistance, adding that Saudi Arabia is losing all its winning cards in the Arab country.

“The Syrian army’s major advances in several fronts show that it has taken the initiative today,” Turky Hassan told FNA on Monday.

He underscored the importance of friendly countries’ aid, including Russia’s airstrikes and Iran’s advisory assistance, and said Saudi Arabia’s attempts to stop Russia’s military operations and its contacts with Turkey and Israel to strengthen the terrorists in Syria indicate that few winning cards have been left for Riyadh in Syria.

“Syria’s return to its natural situation through winning over the Zionist-Arab coalition’s hirelings will put the al-Saud exposed to political and military quakes which will lead to the collapse of the Saudi regime and vital developments in the Persian Gulf Arab sheikhdoms,” Hassan said.

The Syrian government’s forces launched a massive 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.

Latest reports said that 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.

Ahrar Al-Sham Ordered by Turkey to Join Nusra Front in Syria

TEHRAN (FNA)- Sources close to Ahrar al-Sham disclosed that Turkey has ordered the Takfiri terrorist group to join the Al-Nusra Front as militants’ conditions are deteriorating in Syria.

“Over 200 Ahrar al-Sham terrorists have joined Al-Nusra Front in the past three days, but only 13 of them have acknowledged,” the Arabic-language Al-Watan newspaper quoted an Ahrar al-Sham source as saying.

The terrorist groups in Idlib province are currently joining Al-Nusra Front due to the extensive support rendered to the terrorist group by Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey.

The Turkish government has ordered the groups known as Fath Idlib (Conquer of Idlib) to express allegiance to Al-Nusra Front.

The Turkish government’s order to the terrorist groups in Idlib comes after they Russian airstrikes inflicted heavy losses on them.

Local sources in Idlib province said that a large number of the militants have flocked to Jisr al-Shughour to leave the Syrian territories and go to Turkey to save their lives after sustaining heavy casualties in the Russian airstrikes since September 30.

The sources said that scores of militants in border province of Idlib have chosen Jisr al-Shughour as one of the nearest paths towards the Turkish territories, and try to leave Syria as soon as possible to save their lives from the Russian air attacks.