Syria in the Last 48 Hours

Syria in the Past 72 Hours
Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Andrei Kartapolov summed up the results of the actions of the Russian air group in Syria for the month of October


November 2

In the course of the last two days, the aircraft of the Russian air group in the Syria have been making strikes against uncovered infrastructural facilities of the ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist groupings

2.11. 2015

In the course of the last two days, the aircraft of the Russian air group in the Syrian Arab Republic have been making strikes against uncovered infrastructural facilities of the ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist groupings.

The aircraft performed 131 combat sorties from the Hmeymim airbase engaging 237 terrorist objects in the Hama, Lattakia, Homs, Damascus, Aleppo and Raqqah provinces.

In the Tadmor district (Homs province) a Su-25 attack aircraft made a strike on an ISIS fortified area. Direct hits resulted in destruction of fortifications, underground shelters as well as AA artillery positions of the terrorists with two ZSU-23 systems. Objective monitoring data confirms their complete elimination.

Near Harasta al-Katara (Damascus province), an ISIS ammunition depot was destroyed. A hit of a guided bomb on a bunker with artillery munitions completely destroyed the object with all its contents.

In the suburbs of Aleppo, a Su-34 bomber made a strike against a terrorist camp used for training of militants arrived from other countries. As a result of hits of air bombs, the ammunition depot as well as the training facilities were eliminated.

Near Salma (Lattakia province), a command and communication centre of a large Jabhat al-Nusra illegal armed group was destroyed at one of the tactically important high points. The centre had been used for coordination of militants’ groups. The ability of transmitters provided opportunity to suppress radio communications of the Syrian Armed Forces.

The command center, which was hidden in mountain-woody area, as well as all its contests were completely destroyed by a bomb strike.

Near Kafr Nabudah settlement (Hama province), a Su-25 attack aircraft performed a strike against militants’ fortified area with two armored vehicles and two off-road automobile vehicles equipped with ZU-23 AA systems.

Direct hit of an air bomb caused destruction of an ammunition depot. As a result of detonation, armored and off-road vehicles burnt down.

Airstrike against hangar with 10 cars fitted with ED in Eastern Guta

Su-34 performed strike against a plant, which produced eplosive devices in Aleppo province

It is to be reminded that a week ago the leading western media referring to the Syrian-American Medical Society, which is registered in the USA, accused the Russian Ministry of Defence of supposed bombing of hospitals by the Russian aircraft in the inhabited areas of Alays, al-Hader, Khan Tuman, Al Zerba, Sarmin, Latamna.

This was done without any factual basis. As a pseudo-evidence, a video showing the demolition of a hospital in Sarmin settlement (Idlib province) was demonstrated.

Certain western media referring to anonymous sources claimed that in the course of the strikes of the Russian aircraft, 12 people were supposedly killed and about 30 were injured in that medical institution.

We have checked this information. It turns out that there is a hospital only in Sarmin. In Alays, Al-Hader, Khan Tuman, Al Zerba, and Latamna there are no hospitals and medical personnel.

These are photos of the hospital being constructed in Sarmin in 2014. Please, pay attention to the dome-shaped building in the upper left corner of the photo.

It is circled in red at the photo.

These are aerophotos of Sarmin town taken by the Russian aviation on October 31, 2015.

They demonstrate the hospital, located near dome-construction. As you can see, the building, where the hospital is situated, is absolutely undamaged. Moreover, the street suffered no damage.


Army kills more terrorists across the country, destroys their dens and equipment
2 November، 2015
Provinces, SANA

Units of the army and the armed forces, backed by the army air force, on Monday continued to launch wide-scale military operations against dens and positions of the Takfiri terrorist organizations across the country, killing scores of their members and destroying their arms and equipment.

Deir Ezzor

The Syrian army air force carried out a number of airstrikes against dens and positions of ISIS terrorists to the north of Muhassan city and the villages of al-Jaffra, al-Mrai’yia and Hwaijet al-Mrai’yia in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor province, a military source told SANA said.

A number of the ISIS terrorists were killed in the strikes and their vehicles were destroyed along with amounts of arms and ammunition that were in their possession.

A number of vehicles and equipment belonging to the ISIS terrorists were also destroyed and scores of them were killed in airstrikes carried out by the Syrian army air force against their hotbeds in the neighborhoods of al-Hweiqa and al-Hamidyia in Deir Ezzor city.

Aleppo

The Syrian army air force carried out during the past 24 hours a number of sorties on the dens, headquarters and movement axes of ISIS terrorist organization in the villages and towns of tal Souseen, Hazwan, al-Taibeh, Wadeeaa, Tadef, al-Radwaniyeh, Jeb al-Safa, al-Sheikh Ahmad, Rasm al-Abed, Al-Maflsa, Maskana, Kweiris, al-Jabryeh, Kaskees and Um Argeeleh in the eastern and northern countryside of Aleppo province, the military source added .

A number of ISIS terrorists were killed in the air strikes and many dens and vehicles, some of them equipped with various machineguns, were destroyed.

Meanwhile, terrorist organizations admitted on their social media pages the killing of terrorists “Abu Mua’az al-Sham” the military leader in “Sraya al-Tawheed and al-Jihad” affiliated to Jabht al-Nusra terrorist organization in addition to “Abu Adam” and “Ashraf Jumaa a-Mhayer” the field commander and the leader in Ahrar al-Cham terrorist group.

Hama

In Hama province, the Syrian army air force carried out strikes on the axes of terrorist organizations’ movements in the villages of al-Latamina and Skeik in the northern countryside of Hama province and in several areas in Kifr Zeita.

Many terrorists, of the so-called “Jaish al-Fateh” and “the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham” ISIS, were killed, others got injured and vehicles equipped with heavy machineguns and weapons were destroyed due to the strikes.

Homs

In the southeastern countryside of Homs central province, many members of ISIS terrorist organization were killed and vehicles equipped with different sizes of machineguns were destroyed in air strikes launched by the Syrian Army targeting their dens in Alyania, Mahin town and its surroundings.

Damascus Countryside

The army advanced to Marj al-Sultan airport after targeting and destroying terrorists’ concentrations and vehicles and killing dozens of the Jabhet al-Nusra terrorists.

An army unit killed a number of terrorists and destroyed a 23 mm caliber machinegun in Douma.
The terrorist organization of “Jaish al-Islam” said 45 of its fighters were killed in Harasta’s northern farms in the past few days.

Locals from Erbin and Douma took to the streets to denounce the violations committed by “Jaish al-Islam” against the locals, the terrorists abducted 7 of the two areas’ senior citizens as a retaliation.

Hasaka

ISIS terrorist organization detonated a booby-trapped car on the road of al-Salaliyeh /Hasaka in the eastern countryside of the province,SANA reporter said.

Quneitra

The army artillery carried out concentrated bombardments against dens of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in the surroundings of Ovania village and the forests of Tranja and Jibbat al-Khashab in the northern countryside of the southern Quneitra province, field sources told SANA Monday.

The sources added that a number of terrorists were killed and their arms, ammunition, and military equipment were destroyed in the bombardments.

Meanwhile, a unit of the army, in cooperation with the popular defense groups in Khan Arnaba, destroyed one of the terrorists’ cars loaded with arms and ammunition on the axis of al-Hamidyia- Jibbat al-Khashab, the sources said.

Military spokesman of the army: Units of army go ahead successfully in the war against terrorism in different regions
2 November، 2015
Damascus, SANA

Military spokesman of the Syrian army affirmed on Monday that the army units are continuing their military operations successfully against terrorist organizations all over the country, synchronizing with concentrated air strikes carried out by the Syrian air force and making use of the outcomes of Russian warplanes’ raids.

“The army has expanded its control in Daraa al-Mahata through restoring scores of building blocks to the south of the national hospital, eliminating a large number of terrorists and destroying two of their command sites in Daraa al-Balad,” The army spokesman said in a statement.

He added that units of the army also destroyed a site for the Islamic State (ISIS) in Tal Ashheb and a gathering and a number of vehicles in Busra al-Cham, Atman in Daraa countryside and to the east of Rashidiyah village, Khirbat al-Ghousheh in Sweida countryside.

“Another army unit established control on Mercedes and Peugeot companies, tightening noose on a number of terrorists in al-Smadi region and killing terrorists in Daraya in Damascus countryside,” the army spokesman said.

He added that units of the army dealt blows on terrorists in more than a route in Homs countryside, destroying a large number of vehicles and killing more than 40 terrorists in Tadmour area, al-Bayarat in addition to killing tens of terrorists in Rahoum, Um Sharshouh, south of al-Rastan, ghantu and Talbeisah.

Meanwhile, the army air force destroyed two sites of ISIS terrorists in al-Qaryateen and one gathering in the surrounding of Mahin, killing large numbers of the organization’s terrorists in the surrounding of al-Shaer field in Homs countryside, according to the spokesman.

He affirmed that an army unit had thwarted infiltration attempts by terrorist groups into Atshan and Tal Skeik in Hama countryside, inflicting heavy losses upon them in personnel and equipment.

“The army air force also raided ISIS terrorists to the east of Athrya, al-Sakhaneh and al-Latamneh in Hama countryside,” the spokesman said.

He added that army units, in cooperation with popular defense groups, advanced into the direction of the south-western route of the Syrian northern city of Aleppo, establishing control over more than 50 KM area, including villages and towns of Mare’en, Misherfeh, Hamidi, Dadin, Shlash and Khan Touman.

“Other army units destroyed gatherings for ISIS on Ramouseh-Sheikh Said route, in the surrounding of the Air Force Academy, Assfeirah, al-Nairab, Hreitan and Sheikh Ahmad, inflicting heavy losses upon terrorists who were trying to infiltrate into Assfeirah,” the army spokesman went on to say.

Meanwhile, the army air force destroyed depots for terrorists in Dir Hafer, Um Arjeleh, Ramouseh and Karm Maiser, dealing blows to them in Ma’aret al-Artiq, Sousan, Tadef and Rasm al-Abd, according to the spokesman.

In Lattakia northern countryside, the army spokesman added that units of the army, in cooperation with popular defense groups, established control on Tal Ghammam, Syriatel hill and a number of important hills after killing large number of terrorists there.

He added that the army in Dir Ezzor destroyed a command- center for ISIS in the old airport neighborhood, killing 24 terrorists, among them Saudi terrorist called “Abu Khabab,” and foiling an infiltration attempt from the Workers’ side.

The spokesman affirmed that the army air force also dealt blows to ISIS gatherings in Mou Hassan, Hweikah, Hamidyia and al-Mre’eya in Dir Ezzor.

He concluded that the strong strikes of the army against terrorist organizations in more than one region have led to weakening the infrastructure of terrorists and creating a state of division, conflicts and mutual liquidations among their ranks.

Russian Air Force destroys 237 terrorist targets in Syria
2 November، 2015
Damascus, SANA

The Russian Air Force, in cooperation with the Syrian Air Force, carried out 131 sorties which resulted in destroying 237 terrorist targets during the past 48 hours, a military source told SANA.

The source said the airstrikes targeted terrorist sites in the provinces of Hama, Lattakia, Homs, Aleppo, Raqqa, and Damascus Countryside, and that they resulted in destroying 17 command centers for terrorists, 7 assorted munitions depots, 22 artillery positions and training camps, and 189 fortified sites and shelters.

The source elaborated by saying that the sorties resulted in destroying fortified bases, shelters, and a heavy machinegun nest used by ISIS in the surroundings of Palmyra in Homs countryside, in addition to destroying a weapons depot for ISIS near Harasta al-Qantara and a workshops for manufacturing explosive devices and munitions south of Douma in Damascus Countryside.

A camp for Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists which contained around 200 terrorists and a workshops for manufacturing explosive devices were both confirmed destroyed by the Russian Air Force in Aleppo countryside, while a command center for Jabhat al-Nusra was destroyed near the town of Salma in Lattakia countryside.

Four Civilians Injured by Terrorist Shelling in Damascus Countryside
Damascus Countryside, SANA
2 November، 2015

Four civilians, including a woman, were injured after terrorists fired mortar shells on several areas in Damascus Countryside on Monday.

A source at the governorate’s Police Command told SANA reporter that two persons were injured by a mortar shell that hit al-Wafidin Camp near Douma, adding that another shell hit Harasta and caused the injury of another civilian.

Terrorists also fired a mortar shell on Sihnaya, causing the injury of a woman.

7 civilians injured in terrorist car bomb attack in Hasaka
2 November، 2015
‪‎Hasaka‬, SANA

Seven civilians were injured in terrorist attack carried out by a suicide bomber using a car bomb on al-Salalia-Hasaka road in Hasaka.

A source at Hasaka province told SANA’s reporter that a terrorist suicide bomber detonated a car loaded with amounts of explosives which he was driving on the road between al-Salalia and Hasaka east of Hasaka city, resulting in injuring 7 citizens.

On Sunday, An army unit detonated a car rigged with large amounts of explosives deployed by ISIS terrorists before it could reach military posts on the road of Tal Mabit, 18 km east of Hasaka city.

“Jaish al-Islam” terrorists use women and children as human shields in Eastern ‪Ghota‬
2 November، 2015
Damascus Countryside, SANA

As a part of their criminal acts, terrorists from the so-called “Jaish al-Islam” captured scores of women and children and distributed them among their positions and hotbeds in Eastern Ghota in Damascus Countryside to use them as human shields.

Activists published on their social networking pages photos of what they said they are from Douma, where women and children appeared inside huge iron cages similar to those which have been used by ISIS terrorists many times for drowning their victims or burning them in different areas in Iraq.

The so-called “Jaish al-Islam” terrorist organization seeks to use the civilians as human shields to protect its members and mercenaries who besiege hundreds of families in Eastern Ghota, and they target the residential neighborhoods in Damascus and its countryside with rocket shells and mortar shells, activists said.

The terrorist organization embraces hundreds of mercenaries of Libyan and Saudi nationalities, and tens of reports affirm the strong ties between this terrorist organization and the Wahhabi Saudi regime which supplies it with money and arms to implement hostile agendas that target the Syrians.


November 1

The terrorists in Duma put the people they kidnapped from Adra in cages, and placed them in the streets, and on the rooftops of Duma, to be used as human shields.

These terrorists are the ones the Obama administration label as freedom fighters, and declare that they back them. The Saudi regime is one of the largest supplier of money for these terrorists as well.

Did they really think they can let scum like these people reach any government position in Syria?!

Simple, and clear: We will get to the last on of them, and we will show them the same amount of human right they are showing our people.

Let the world know who they are backing with money, training and military equipment.

And as for our proud people stuck in Duma, the actions of these scum will not stop the Syrian Armed Forces from saving these people, and a day will come when they will witness retaliation as it should be.

Syrian Arab Army


Syria refutes allegations on random use of weapons in counterterrorism
1 November، 2015
Damascus, SANA

Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said Sunday that in light of the advance achieved by our Armed Forces on several fronts, in cooperation with the Russian Air Force, Syria refutes all allegations and lies promoted by some hostile and conspiring mediums on the random use of weapons in the efforts exerted to combat terrorism.

The Ministry said in a statement that Syria’s efforts are continuous to eliminate terrorism and restore security and stability to the whole country.

Army launches devastating strikes against terrorists
1 November، 2015
Provinces, SANA

The army continued on Sunday its large-scale operations against terrorist organizations in different provinces where it killed more than 35 ISIS terrorists in the eastern area and destroyed their weapons and vehicles.

Deir-Ezzor

59 ISIS terrorists killed

An army unit carried out a pre-emptive operation against terrorists of “the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham” (ISIS), who tended to infiltrate into safe areas from al-Ommal neighborhood in Deir-Ezzor city, Killing 20 of the terrorists and destroying their weapons.

A military source told SANA that another army unit destroyed an ISIS terrorists’ den in the fields of al-Morei’ia to the eastern countryside of the eastern province, killing 15 terrorists including Abu Usama al-Tunisi, in addition to other Chechen terrorists.

An army unit killed 24 ISIS terrorists in al-Matar al-Qadim neighborhood in Deir Ezzor.

Many identical reports indicated that ISIS terrorist organization liquidated more than 200 of its mercenaries, most of them Chechens in charges of a defection bid, throwing their bodies in al-Houta area in the countryside of Raqqa province.

Hasaka

An army unit detonated a booby-trapped car loaded with big amounts of explosives by the terrorists of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist organization before arriving one of the military posts on the road of Tal Mabit, 18 km east of Hasaka city.

A field source told SANA Sunday that the army unit clashed with the ISIS terrorists following the explosion of the car, killing a number of ISIS and destroying their weapons and ammunition.

Idleb

16 terrorists killed

16 members of Takfiri terrorist organizations affiliated to the so-called Jaish al-Fateh were killed in the southeastern countryside of Idleb province according to field sources.

The sources told SANA Sunday that an army unit, by four special operations, targeted the positions and hideouts of the so-called al-Itehad al-Islami of Ajnad al-Sham in al- Tamana town , about 65 km southeast of Idleb city, killing 16 terrorists, among them Anas al-Bakri, Mohammad Izz-Eddin al-Bakri, Khaled Ahmad al-Sousi and Mohammad al- Tafran.

Hama

Army units thwarted a terrorist attack launched by terrorist groups belonging to the so called ”Jaish al-Fatah” against a number of residential gatherings in al-Skeilbia countryside to the northwest of Hama city.

The army units in cooperation with popular defense groups clashed with large numbers of terrorists who assaulted from the four axes in the area around Tel Hawash, al-Qabo, al-Baneh Tel al-Sakhr to the north of Kafr Nabbudah town.

Dozens of terrorists were killed or injured during the clashes while others fled away, the sources added.

The army air force targeted terrorists’ hideouts and concentrations in Ateiq al-Bajera, al-Jadida, Dahash, Umm Ummayyah, Jabala, Kifr Mouda, Tal Ais, Kifr Zeita and all-Salamyeh, killing dozens of terrorists and destroying their vehicles and weaponry.

Homs

Army units targeted ISIS concentrations on Palmyra-al-Bayarat road and on Ein Hassein road in Homs eastern countryside, killing scores of terrorists and destroying a number of vehicles equipped with machineguns.

An army unit killed and injured all members of terrorist groups affiliated to “Ahrar al-Sham” terrorist organization in Talbeseh in the province’s northern countryside.

Lattakia

Ghmam village under Army control

Army units established control over Ghamam village and mountain in the northern countryside of Lattakia.

Army units, in cooperation with popular defense groups, established control over Ghamam village and mountain, eliminated all terrorists’ positions in the area and continued moving forward in the northern countryside of Lattakia.

Army units adopted military tactics commensurate with the nature of the area which terrorist organizations were using as a base to launch their rocket attacks against Lattakia.

Sweida

An army unit, in cooperation with the popular defense groups, targeted terrorist organizations’ gatherings and dens in Kherbet al-Ghoutha in the southwestern countryside of Sweida province, a military source told SANA on Sunday.

A number of terrorists were killed and their heavy machineguns- equipped vehicles were destroyed in the army operations.

Army units launched strikes against ISIS terrorists east of al-Rashida village which is located east of Sweida city.

The strikes resulted in the destruction of vehicles equipped with heavy machineguns and ammunition, wounding a number of ISIS terrorists.

Later on the day, the army targeted terrorists in Kherbat Saad and al-Qasr, killing a number of them and destroying their weapons and ammunition.

Daraa

An army unit launched concentrated strikes against terrorists’ dens in Daraa al-Balad.

The strikes resulted in destroying a terrorists’ den with all terrorists inside it in al-Nazihin Camp in Daraa al-Balad.

Terrorists from Jabhat al-Nusra were killed and others injured in army’s strikes in Sahwet al-Qameh village east of Daraa city.

An army unit targeted convoy of vehicles in Daraa al-Mahatta, destroying many of the vehicles and killing a number of terrorists.

Terrorist organizations acknowledged on their pages on social media sites the death of many of their members, including Naji Mohamed Abu al-Sil, the leader of the so called “Soqour al-Islam Battalion”.

Aleppo

An army unit ambushed a terrorist group belonging to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on the road between al-Rahmania and al-Taana to the northeast of Aleppo city.

Field source told SANA that the ambush targeted one of the most dangerous supply routes of ISIS in the northeast of Aleppo countryside, killing dozens of terrorists.

A number of explosive devices, containing C4 substance, were seized by army in addition to many of communication devices.

Later on the day, the army targeted ISIS concentrations and vehicles near the air force academy and to the east of al-Sfeira, killing scores of terrorists and destroying a number of their vehicles.

The army also targeted terrorists’ hideouts in Hreitan, al-Shamir and Talat al-Shawaya in Aleppo northern and east-northern countryside.

Army units targeted terrorists’ gatherings in the neighborhoods of Karm Maysar, Qadi Askar and al-Mallah in Aleppo city and killed and injured a number of terrorists and destroyed their weapons and ammunition.

The army also attacked terrorists in Khan Tuman, al-Hader, Kifr Halab, Khalsah, al-Sheikh Ahmad, al-Muqbila, al0-Muflisa and Deir Hafer, inflicting heavy losses upon terrorists and obliterating their hideouts and gatherings.