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 performed 46 combat sorties engaging 83 terrorist groupings facilities

In the course of the last 24 hours, aircraft of the Russian air group in the Syrian Arab Republic have performed 46 combat sorties engaging 83 terrorist facilities in the Hama, Idlib, Damascus, Aleppo and Deir ez-Zor provinces.

Near Aleppo, a facility of the Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist grouping with workshop for manufacturing of radio-controlled bombs as well as a depot with explosives were destroyed.

After a pinpoint strike with guided air bombs and further detonation of explosives, the facility and 2 trucks, which had delivered tens of tons of explosives, were destroyed.

Near Khan Shaykhun settlement located in the al-Ghab plain, a large field camp of the Jabhat al-Nusra grouping was detected by the air reconnaissance. An airstrike conducted by a Su-25 attack aircraft eliminated the terrorist object with all its facilities: accommodation and training areas of militants, as well as depots, automobile vehicles.

In the Idlib province, a command-surveillance centre of the ISIS militants located on the Seryatel mountain was uncovered by reconnaissance UAVs. It used to carry out the control over the illegal armed groups at the battlefield as well as fire adjustment for mortar crews of militants. A strike of a Su-24M bomber aircraft hit the target.

Near Jisr al-Shughur (Idlib province), a Su-24M bomber destroyed a hidden ammunition depot of one of the ISIS terrorist group in this region detected by air reconnaissance.

On October 19, the means of radio interception received information concerning the meeting of commanders of illegal armed groups operating near Sarmin (Idlib province).

After additional check of the information through other channels concerning the time and place of the meeting, there was made a decision to make a strike on the meeting place of the militants’ commanders.

The meeting place, which was the underground floor of an abandoned building, was put under surveillance of UAVs.

Last night, a concentration of 9 off-road vehicles equipped with large-caliber machine guns was detected in that area.

A Su-34 bomber made a precision strike with a smart bomb KAB-500 destroying the whole object with its contents.

Means of radio reconnaissance intercepted information concerning the start of negotiations between the commanders of the ISIS and the Jabhat an-Nusra on making an alliance for containment of the Syrian governmental troops.

Particular attention should be paid to the information received through several channels concerning the tactics of militants retreating under the strikes of the Syrian governmental troops. Their actions are the evidence of their belonging to terrorist groupings. Before leaving the positions, they are laying minefields and planting remotely controlled mines in abandoned residential buildings and objects of social infrastructure.

The significant part of these mines are carefully hidden and equipped with countdown timers, which will detonate after a certain period of time that sometimes constitutes several weeks.

Such tactics will allow to make terrorist attacks in the areas liberated by the governmental troops after the return of the civil population and the start of reconstruction works.

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

Elimination of a militants’ strong point (Aleppo province)

Pinpoint strike with a smart bomb KAB-500 against a single building, the underground floor of which, hosted a meeting of illegal armed groups’ command operating in the Idlib province

Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation

Commander in Chief of the Syrian Arab Armed Forces, and Commander in Chief of the Russian Armed Forces have held talks in Moscow in a previously undisclosed visit to Moscow yesterday, October 20th.

Syrian leader informed the Russian leader about the situation in Syria and the plans of government forces.

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Syrian Arab Army


Russian Defense Ministry: ISIS, Jabhat al-Nusra started negotiations to “coordinate against Syrian army”
21 October، 2015
Moscow, SANA

Russian Defense Ministry spokesman, Major General Igor Konashenkov affirmed on Wednesday that terrorists of Jabhat al-Nusra have begun to negotiate other terrorist groups, on top, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in order to coordinate against the Syrian army.

“Intelligence communication sets have monitored information about the start of some leaders of Jabhat al-Nusra units to negotiate with ISIS to gather their forces and coordinate against the Syrian army,” Konashenkov told journalists in Moscow.

Russia started on September 30th a series of air raids on sites of ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra in response to a request by the Syrian State.

Mazen

Russian Air Force targets 83 terrorist sites in Syria
21 October، 2015
Moscow, SANA

A military source said the Russian Air Force, in cooperation with the Syrian Air Force, carried out 46 sorties within the past 24 hours which targeted 83 terrorist sites in the Syrian provinces of Deir Ezzor, Aleppo, Hama, Idleb, Damascus Countryside, and Lattakia.

The source told SANA that the airstrikes resulted in destroying 16 command centers for terrorists, 4 weapons and ammo depots, a workshop for manufacturing explosives, 2 bases, 61 fortified positions, and number of rockets launchers and artillery pieces.

The airstrikes destroyed a number of buildings which were being used by Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists to manufacture explosives, detonators, and munitions in the area surrounding Aleppo city.

In Idleb countryside, a training camp for Jabhat al-Nusra was destroyed in the area surrounding Khan Sheikhon, in addition to a command center used to monitor and adjust terrorists’ targeting in Syriatel hill, a meeting center for terrorist leaders in the area surrounding Sirmin, and a base and an ammo cache in Jisr al-Shoghour area.

The source noted that before fleeing an area, terrorists are planting explosive devices rigged with remote or timed detonators in hospitals, schools, and private and public establishments.

Manar al-Freih / Hazem Sabbagh


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More casualties and material losses within the terrorists’ ranks
21 October، 2015

The army units and air force continued targeting terrorist organizations’ positions all across the country, inflicting more casualties upon them, in addition to causing material losses in terms of heavy armaments and vehicles.

Damascus Countryside

Syrian Army’s air force carried out strikes against dens and gatherings of Takfiri terrorist organizations in Damascus countryside.

A military source told SANA that the strikes targeted headquarters and fortifications of terrorist organizations in al-Qalamoun area and to the west of Marj al-Sultan airport.

A number of vehicles and headquarters of terrorist organizations with all terrorists’ arms and ammunition were destroyed during the strikes.

Daraa

In southern Syria, an army unit carried out a precise operation in which it destroying dens and positions of terrorists to the east of the bridge of al-Ghariyeh al-Gharbiyeh village in the northeastern countryside of the southern Daraa province.

The source added that another army unit targeted dens and fortifications of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists near Atman town in the northern countryside of Daraa.

Terrorists’ positions were also targeted in Daraa al-Balad neighborhood in the city of Daraa.

The army also killed terrorists from Jabhat al-Nusra in Bosra al-Sham.

Aleppo

To the north of the country, army units continued war against Takfiri terrorism in Aleppo province and directed intensive strikes against ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists.

The army’s continued operations, supported by army’s Air Force to defeat Takfiri terrorists in the southern and south eastern countryside of Aleppo, resulted in destroying dens and vehicles equipped with machine guns in Khan Touman, al-Zurbeh, al-Ameriyeh, al -Hader and the surroundings of al-Nairab airport.

During the past 24 hours, the Army’s Air Force carried out strikess against dens of ISIS terrorists in villages and towns of Tal Alam, Um al-Amad, al-Rudwaniyeh, tal Istable, Hmeimiyeh, al-Mfalseh , Jub al-Safa, Ain Sabel and al-Dukwaneh in the eastern countryside of Aleppo.

The strikes resulted in destroying dens and gatherings of the extremist organization and vehicles equipped with heavy machine guns.

Army units inflicted heavy losses in personnel and vehicles during special operations carried out against their gatherings and movements in the surroundings of the Air Force Academy in the eastern countryside of Aleppo.

During accurate operations against terrorist organizations, Army units eliminated terrorists’ hotbeds and destroyed their vehicles and mortar launching pads in al-Ramouseh, al-ashrafieh , Bani Zeid, karm al-Jabal, al-rashideen 4 and al-Sha’ar.

Field sources told SANA that a unit of army destroyed a local made “hell canon” for terrorist organizations during special operation against one of their hotbeds on the north western outskirts of Aleppo city.

Later, a military source said the Syrian Arab Army’s Air Force destroyed headquarters and gatherings of terrorist organizations in al- Dakwaneh, al-Mfalseh, Sheikh Ahmad, al-Bab, and Um Argheeleh in Aleppo countryside.

Meanwhile, Terrorist organizations acknowledged on their social media pages that a number of their members were killed including Ismael Nasif, the so-called military commander of Nour al-Deen al- Zinki brigade and Bashar nicknamed Khatab ,the so-called military commander of al-Sham revolutionaries.

Homs

The Army’s air force launched airstrikes against ISIS dens and positions in al-Qaryatin city to the east of Homs city, destroying a number of vehicles, some of them equipped with machineguns.

The airstrikes targeted ISIS’ hideouts and movements in the area surrounding al-Shaer field, Tadmour city (Palmyra) and Um Twina village in the eastern countryside of Homs, inflicting heavy losses on terrorists.

Army units destroyed ISIS’ dens in al-Misherfa al-Janoubia village to the east of Homs city.

An army unit targeted ISIS’ gatherings in Rahoom village in the far eastern countryside of the province.

In the northern countryside of Homs, terrorists’ dens and gatherings were destroyed along with their weapons and ammunition during the army’s airstrikes in Talbeisa.

The Army’s strikes against dens of Jabhat al-Nusra in Talbeisa also killed many terrorists and injured many others, including Ahmad al-Nayla.

Terrorist organizations acknowledged on their pages on social media sites the death of many of their members, including Ahmad Abad al-Hamid al-Jomaa.

Many of Jabhat al-Nusra gatherings were destroyed during the army’s airstrikes against their dens in Teirmaala village to the north of Homs city.

Deir Ezzor

The Syrian Arab Army’s Air Force destroyed headquarters and gatherings of ISIS terrorists in the villages of al-Mareiiyeh and and al-Jafra in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor province, a military source told SANA.

Sources on the ground told SANA that 25 ISIS terrorists were killed and their machinegun-equipped vehicles were destroyed in a special army operation in al- Mareiiyeh farms.

Hama

A unit of the army killed members of an armed group affiliated to so-called “Jaish al-Fatah” and destroys a vehicle and a machinegun in al-Mansoura town in Hama countryside.

Earlier, the Syrian Arab Army’s Air Force carried out airstrikes against dens and gatherings of ISIS terrorists in the northeastern countryside of Hama.

A military source said in a statement to SANA that the airstrikes resulted in destroying two dens, a number of vehicles, arms, and ammunition for ISIS terrorists in the surroundings of Qasr Ben Wardan and al-Mintar villages 60 kilometers to the northeast of Hama.

In the eastern countryside of the province, the Air Force killed a number of ISIS terrorists in anair strike that targeted one of their gatherings in Qleib al-Thawr village east of al-Salamiyeh city, according to the military source.

The Air Force also targeted terrorists’ hideouts in Tawal al-Dabaghin and al-Jubaysat in Hama province.

Idleb

The Syrian Arab Army’s Air Force targeted terrorists’ hideouts in Khan Sheikhoun in Idleb countryside, a military source told SANA.

SANA and Syrian TV press team targeted by terrorists in Aleppo countryside
21 October، 2015
Aleppo, SANA

ISIS terrorists on Wednesday targeted the press team of the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) and the Syrian TV with a mortar round while they were covering the army’s counter-terrorism operations in the eastern countryside of Aleppo province.

SANA photographer George Ourfalian, who was with the press team, said that ISIS terrorists fired a mortar round at the car that was transporting the journalists near Tal Sab’een village, an area that the Syrian Army established control over on Tuesday.

He said that the attack caused considerable damage to the car, but all the press team members are well and none of them were injured.

Hazem Sabbagh

Hundreds of Militants Fleeing Aleppo after Syria Army-Hezbollah-Russian Jets Joint Raid

TEHRAN (FNA)- Intelligence sources said on Wednesday that hundreds of militants are fleeing the Northern Aleppo province to safer areas to save their lives after suffering heavy casualties in a joint massive attack of the Syrian Army and Lebanese Hezbollah with the Russian air backup.

The sources said that the militant groups, whose hideouts and supplying lines have come under massive attacks of the Syrian army troops, Hezbollah and the Russian fighter jets, are leaving the Aleppo province to find safer location inside or outside of the country.

On Monday, a commander of Syria’s National Defense Forces elaborated on the objectives of the large-scale army operations in Aleppo, and explained the latest gains made by pro-government forces in the strategically important province, including the latest conditions of the besieged Kuweires military airbase.

The Syrian army backed by the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance and Iraq’s resistance forces launched massive military operations in Aleppo province, specially in its Southwest, concurrent with the army’s new operations in Hama and Lattakia provinces.

“The goal of these operations is to purge these regions of terrorists and continue advances towards the Lattakia province; if these operations succeed, the route connecting the terrorist groups in Aleppo to Lattakia and Idlib provinces will be cut off and supply of aids to them through the Turkish border will grow fully impossible,” the Syrian field commander, who spoke on the condition of anonymity for security reasons, told FNA.

Also according to the commander, if the mop-up operations in Southwest Aleppo, Northern Hama and Idlib ends with success, security will be established on the main route linking Central Syria, or the Damascus province, to the Northern parts of the country, or Aleppo, and accordingly dispatch of equipment and troops will be expedited, while terrorists in Eastern and Western Syria will be fully disconnected.

Syrian Army, Hezbollah Advancing against Militant Positions Close to Kuweires Airbase

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Forces, who retook the farms of Tal Sab’een in Aleppo countryside, are advancing against the militants in Wadiha al Judaydah and Sheikh Ahamad areas just three kilometers far form Kuweires airbase, provincial officials said.

The sources said that the Syrian army and Hezbollah, with the Russian aerial backup, have launched a fresh series of joint operations against the militant strongholds to recapture Wadiha al Judaydah and Sheikh Ahamad end the over two-year-long siege of the Kuweires airbase.

On Monday, a commander of Syria’s National Defense Forces elaborated on the objectives of the large-scale army operations in Aleppo, and explained the latest gains made by pro-government forces in the strategically important province, including the latest conditions of the besieged Kuweires military airbase.

The Syrian army backed by the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance and Iraq’s resistance forces launched massive military operations in Aleppo province, specially in its Southwest, concurrent with the army’s new operations in Hama and Lattakia provinces.

“The goal of these operations is to purge these regions of terrorists and continue advances towards the Lattakia province; if these operations succeed, the route connecting the terrorist groups in Aleppo to Lattakia and Idlib provinces will be cut off and supply of aids to them through the Turkish border will grow fully impossible,” the Syrian field commander, who spoke on the condition of anonymity for security reasons, told FNA.

Also according to the commander, if the mop-up operations in Southwest Aleppo, Northern Hama and Idlib ends with success, security will be established on the main route linking Central Syria, or the Damascus province, to the Northern parts of the country, or Aleppo, and accordingly dispatch of equipment and troops will be expedited, while terrorists in Eastern and Western Syria will be fully disconnected.

Syrian Forces Push Terrorists Back from More Territories in Aleppo

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army alongside the country’s National Defense Forces stormed militant-held areas near Aleppo and pushed the terrorists back from parts of al-Zahra area, military officials announced on Wednesday.

The sources said that al-Zahra area in the Northern Aleppo province was the scene of heavy clashes between the Syrian government and national forces and the militant groups, which resulted in the recapture of several buildings in al-Zahra.

On Monday, a commander of Syria’s National Defense Forces elaborated on the objectives of the large-scale army operations in Aleppo, and explained the latest gains made by pro-government forces in the strategically important province, including the latest conditions of the besieged Kuweires military airbase.

The Syrian army backed by the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance and Iraq’s resistance forces launched massive military operations in Aleppo province, specially in its Southwest, concurrent with the army’s new operations in Hama and Lattakia provinces.

“The goal of these operations is to purge these regions of terrorists and continue advances towards the Lattakia province; if these operations succeed, the route connecting the terrorist groups in Aleppo to Lattakia and Idlib provinces will be cut off and supply of aids to them through the Turkish border will grow fully impossible,” the Syrian field commander, who spoke on the condition of anonymity for security reasons, told FNA.

Also according to the commander, if the mop-up operations in Southwest Aleppo, Northern Hama and Idlib ends with success, security will be established on the main route linking Central Syria, or the Damascus province, to the Northern parts of the country, or Aleppo, and accordingly dispatch of equipment and troops will be expedited, while terrorists in Eastern and Western Syria will be fully disconnected.