Syria in the Last 24 Hours

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Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Andrei Kartapolov summed up results of the actions of the Russian air group in Syria

Russian Air Force continue making strikes against objects of the ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organizations on the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic.

In total, starting from the beginning of the operation, the Russian aircraft carried out 1631 combat sorties engaging 2084 objects of terrorist military infrastructure. These strikes resulted in destruction of the following facilities:

  • 287 different command centres;
  • 52 terrorist training camps;
  • 40 plants and workshops producing bombs and rockets;
  • 155 different ammunition and fuel depots.

As a result of the activities of the Russian aviation, the control and logistic system, which had been built in the course of a considerable period of time, was disrupted, terrorists suffered significant losses, their morale was undermined and their sponsors were convinced of hopelessness of their further financing.

Within the interaction with the international counter-terrorist coalition and the states of the region aimed at prevention of air incidents and providing flight safety in the air space of Syria, the Russian Ministry of Defence is successfully developing cooperation with the American colleagues. As it has already been reported, the Russian Defence Ministry and the American Department of Defence signed the corresponding memorandum a week ago.

Today at 11:00 a.m. (MSK), joint training was held between the crews of the Russian and American Air Force on actions in case of dangerous proximity of aircraft.

In the course of the training, issues of warning, organization of interaction and information exchange between the staffs of the operational groups and control centres of the Russian Air Force at the Hmeymim airbase and the US Strategic Air Operations Center in Qatar as well as the mutual informing of dangerous military activities in the air space of Syria were practiced.

Crews of the aircraft of the Russian Air Force and the international coalition performed an approach at the minimum distance of 3 nautical miles, established a contact at the frequency defined beforehand and exchanged messages concerning the flight parameters of their aircraft in the English and Russian languages.

After the aircraft had returned to the bases, the control centres of the Russian Aerospace Forces at Hmeymim in Syria and the U.S. Air Force in Qatar held joint review through the established direct communication channel.

Joint work on providing flight safety is organized with Israel.

A 24-hour hotline is established between the control centre at the Hmeymim airbase and the command centre of the Israeli Air Force for exchange of information concerning the air situation over Syria.

The joint work in this field will be continued. That will create conditions for prevention of possible incidents in the air space of Syria in the course of actions of aviation of the Russia and other countries.

Russian Defence Ministry repeatedly claimed to be ready to cooperate with all the Syrian patriotic forces, which are fighting against the ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists.

It is to be mentioned that within the wide international coalition on counter-terrorism in the Middle East, the Russian Ministry of Defence has established contacts with the leaders of the Syrian opposition and field commanders of a number of formations. These patriotic forces despite the four-year opposition to the governmental troops put the idea of keeping Syria as a single independent state, free of ISIS and other terrorists of all kinds, above their political ambitions.

The Russian Ministry of Defence expresses the hope that this step will give a new impulse to the resolution of the Syrian conflict.

An agreement was achieved between the Russian Ministry of Defence and the patriotic forces on joint actions against terrorists as well as channels were established for transmission of information.

Thus, today the Russian aviation has already performed 12 sorties engaging 24 terrorist objects using high-power munitions and precision air bombs KAB-500 near Tadmor, Deir ez-Zor, Itria to the east of Aleppo. The coordinates of all those facilities had been transferred by representatives of the opposition.

The strikes resulted in elimination of the following objects:

  • a command centre of terrorists;
  • ammunition depot;
  • 10 different fortifications;
  • 12 artillery and air defence positions of militants.

Elimination of the ISIS ammunition depot to the east of Aleppo is shown on the screen. Its coordinates were transmitted by representatives of the opposition.

The Russian Ministry of Defence created coordination working groups, the staff of which cannot be disclosed due to understandable reasons at the present time. Their joint activities have been organized to perform tasks on countering the ISIS.

Such close cooperation will allow to consolidate the efforts of all the governmental troops and other patriotic forces of the Syrian Arab Republic, which were in opposition, against the common enemy – the international terrorism.

Russian warplanes hit 2,084 terrorist targets since beginning of operations in Syria
3 November، 2015
Moscow, SANA

Russian warplanes carried out 1,631 sorties and hit 2,084 terrorist targets since the launch of the Russian counter-terrorism operation in Syria, according to chief of the Main Department for Operations at the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, Gen Andrey Kartapolov.

Kartapolov said that a total of 287 various control centers for terrorists, 52 training camps, 40 plants and workshops for manufacturing bombs and missiles, 155 various munitions and fuel depots have been destroyed in the Russian air operation which began on September 30th.

On a relevant note, a military source confirmed those figures in a statement to SANA, saying that the Russian airstrikes have resulted in reducing the effectiveness of the command, communication, and provisioning systems of terrorist organizations, and inflected heavy losses upon them which caused the terrorists’ morale to plummet.

Earlier on Tuesday, the spokesman for the Russian Aerospace Forces Igor Klimov announced that a Russian Su-24 warplane dropped two BETAB-500 concrete-piercing bombs on two ISIS positions in Syria, which resulted in destroying the two positions totally.

Klimov said that that the two bombs, weighing 500 kilograms each, are used to destroy well-protected fortified underground bunkers, and that they are not dropped on towns.

Army establishes control over points in Harasta, kills more than 25 terrorists in Homs, 42 in Aleppo
3 November، 2015
Provinces, SANA

The Syrian army and armed forces continued combating the terrorist organizations Tuesday killing a number of their members and destroying their dens, positions and hotbeds in other areas.

Damascus Countryside

Army establishes control over building blocks in Harasta

A military source told SANA that a Syrian Arab Army unit established control over Agricultural Arboretum hill, the quarries, and a number of buildings in their surroundings in Harasta in Damascus Countryside.

The army continued operations against terrorists and managed to kill scores of them in al-Samadi- the last of terrorists’ hotbed in the area.


An army unit killed all members of a terrorist group to the east of Zanobia School in Daraa al-Mahatta neighborhood in Daraa province and destroyed their weapons and ammunition.

In the northeastern countryside of Daraa province, army units destroyed a vehicle equipped with heavy machinegun and killed a number of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists to the northwest of al-Ghariyat bridge near kherbet Ghazaleh village.

An army unit destroyed hideouts and positions for Jabhat al-Nusra and other terrorist organizations in Ataman town, on the northern entrance of Daraa city.

Meanwhile, a source in the province asserted to SANA reporter that terrorists positioned in Samlin town fired 19 mortar shells on the citizen’s houses in the northwestern side of al-Sanamin city, leaving material damage in the public and special properties.


25 ISIS terrorists killed

A unit of the army and armed forces carried out a special operation against a position of the ISIS terrorists near Maheen town in the southeastern countryside of the central Homs province, a military source told SANA on Tuesday.

The source added that more than 25 of ISIS terrorists were killed and 6 of their machinegun-equipped vehicles were destroyed, in addition to amounts of arms and ammunition that were in their possession.

Meanwhile, the Syrian army air force destroyed fortifications and hotbeds of ISIS terrorists in al-Qaryatain city, Maheen town and the villages of al-Hadath and al-Hafr in the province countryside.

The army air force targeted ISIS hideouts in a number of areas in Palmyra and al-Hazm al-Awsat, killing scores of terrorists and destroying their weaponry and munitions.

An army unit targeted terrorists’ hideouts in Talbeseh, al-Shawmaryeh al-Qneitrat and al-Mishrfi, north of Homs city, and killed and injured a number of terrorists.


Syrian Army Air Force continued directing strikes against gatherings and dens of terrorists from the so-called Jaish al-Fateh in the northern countryside of Hama.

The air strikes by Syrian Air force destroyed dens and fortifications of Takfiri terrorist organizations under the leadership of the so-called Jaish al-Fateh in Latmeen and al-Saiyad villages in Kafar Zeta area in the northern countryside of Hama.

A number of terrorists were killed, others were injured and their vehicles which were equipped with machine guns were destroyed during the air strikes.

The army also targeted terrorists’ concentrations near Athrya and in Salba in Hama’s eastern countryside, killing and injuring scores of terrorists and destroying a number of their machinegun-equipped vehciles.


42 terrorists killed including leaders

In Aleppo, the source added that units of the army and armed forces, supported by Air Force, carried out an intensive operation against dens and gatherings of ISIS terrorists and other terrorist organizations in Aleppo province.

A military source told SANA Tuesday that Army units supported by Syria’s air force directed concentrated strikes against gatherings and axes of ISIS terrorists’ movements in Manbej city, towns and villages of al-Mfalseh, Um Arkeleh, Kweres janoubi, al- Halabieh, Sheikh Ahmad, Rasm al-Abd and Sweisan in the eastern and north eastern countryside of Aleppo.

A number of terrorists were killed during the air Strikes and their vehicles equipped with machine guns, arms and ammunition were destroyed.

Army units inflicted heavy losses in personnel and munitions upon Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists and other terrorist organizations during concentrated operations against their dens and gatherings in Al- Haded and al-Zurbeh towns in the southern countryside of Aleppo.

Meanwhile, Takfiri terrorist organizations acknowledged on their social media pages that 42 terrorists of their members were killed including four self claimed leaders during army operations in the southern countryside of Aleppo.

In the western and northern countryside of Aleppo, A number of terrorists were killed, others injured and their vehicles some of which equipped with machine guns were destroyed during concentrated strikes by army units against their dens and supply routs in villages and town of Shamer, al-Amarah, Hreitan, the surroundings of Handarat, Kafar Dael and al-Mansourah.

Another army unit eliminated hotbeds of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists and other terrorist organizations in Bani Zeid neighborhood in Aleppo city.

Meanwhile, terrorist organizations acknowledged on their social media pages on Tuesday the killing of 42 terrorists, among them 4 self-claimed leaders in army units’ operations in the southern countryside of Aleppo province.

The terrorist organizations pointed out the killing of the so-called military leader on Ahrar al-Sham Movement nicknamed Abu Ali al-Noua’imi,a leader in Omar al-Farouq brigade, affiliated to the Movement, nicknamed Oqba Abu Ahmad, the military leader of Aleppo brigade Saleh Sandeh, and field leader of al-Jabha al-Shamiyeh nicknamed Abdullah al- Ramleh.

The terrorist organizations also posted the names of a number of their dead terrorists in addition to the names of 25 leaders and members of the so-called Jaish al-Islam terrorist organization.

Deir Ezzor

The Syrian Arab Army’s Air Force launched airstrikes against ISIS sites in al-Jafra and al-Mrieiha in the southeast countryside of Deir Ezzor province, a military source told SANA.

29 terrorists were killed by the airstrikes in Hwijit al-Mrieiha, and 9 terrorists were killed in al-Jafra, while one ISIS site and a vehicle equipped with a heavy machinegun were destroyed.

Sources on the ground told SANA that an army unit destroyed a communication center belonging to ISIS in al-Hissan village in Deir Ezzor, killing all terrorists inside it and destroying 7 pickup trucks equipped with heavy machineguns.

The sources added that an army unit destroyed a workshop which terrorists were using for manufacturing explosive devices in Hatla town in the eastern countryside of the province, killing many of terrorists in the process.

According to the same sources, army unit confronted an attempt by ISIS terrorists to infiltrate safe neighborhoods in Deir Ezzor city, killing many of the attacking terrorists.

Two women including TV prsenter killed, others injured in terrorist attacks in Damascus, its countryside, Deir Ezzor
3 November، 2015
Provinces, SANA

Two civilians were killed (one a TV presenter) and others injured in terrorists’ mortar attacks against residential areas in Damascus countryside and Deir Ezzor.

Damascus Countryside

A Syrian Nour al-Sham TV and Damascus Radio Presenter Batoul Moukhles al-Warar was killed on Tuesday in a terrorist attack with a mortar shell on Harasta Suburb, Damascus Countryside.

A source at Damascus Radio told SANA reporter that al-Warar was killed when she left her home heading for her job at the Radio and Nour al-Sham TV after she sustained shrapnel wounds.

Meanwhile, a source at Damascus Countryside Police Command told SANA that terrorists positioned in Eastern Ghota fired a mortar shell on Block B 4 in Harasta Suburb, killing a woman and injuring others, in addition to causing a material damage in the place.

In a statement to SANA, father of al-Warar, Presenter Moukhles al-Warar said that his daughter is one of the martyrs who were killed while defending Syria against the Takfiri organizations who are the enemies of the homeland.

He added that the late al-Warar was committed to the issues of the homeland, affirming that the martyrdom of his daughter will “enhance our steadfastness in the face of the Takfiri terrorism.”

Deir Ezzor

In the Eastern province of Deir Ezzor, a woman was killed in terrorists’ mortar shell against al- Joura neighborhood in the eastern city of Deir Ezzor.

A source at the governorate police command tod SANA reporter that ISIS terrorists launched four mortar shells on al-Joura neighborhood in Deir Ezzor killing a woman and leaving private and public properties damaged.


One civilian was injured in a terrorist mortar attack carried out by terrorists from Jaish al-Isalm terrorist organization on the residential area of al-Abasiyeen in Damascus.

A source at the Police Command told SANA that a mortar shell fired by terrorists fell in the surroundings of al-Abasiyeen Square, injuring a civilian who was rushed to the hospital for treatment.

Two cars were damaged by the terrorist attack, according to the source.

7 Al-Qaeda Affiliated Commanders Killed by Syrian Army in One Day

TEHRAN (FNA)- The terrorist groups operating in Western Syria have taken quite a hit over the last 24 hours, as several field reports have revealed a heavy death toll among the leadership and top ranks of these groups in the provinces of Aleppo, Damascus, Lattakia, and Hama.

Sources said that the Syrian Army killed the following militant commanders in the last 24 hours: Abu Ali Al-Na’imi (Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham), Abu Mu’az Al-Shami (Al-Nusra Front), Saleh Sindah (Jeish Al-Islam), Uqaba Abu Ahmad (Liwaa ‘Umar Al-Farouq), Abu Abdo Saqr (Jeish Al-Islam), Abu Ahmad Khalil (Liwaa ‘Umar Al-Farouq), and Ashraf Jami’ah Al-Muhayr (Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham).

In addition to the heavy losses to their leadership, the militant groups have also sustained significant losses to their military personnel, as social media activists from militant groups like “Jeish Al-Islam” revealed images of their fighters mourning the death of 80 of their recently killed members.

Overall, in the month of October, 56 field commanders from the militant groups and the ISIL were killed by the Syrian army and/or the National Defense Forces (NDF).

Over 40 Terrorists, Including Senior Commanders, Killed in Aleppo

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Takfiri terrorist groups acknowledged on Tuesday the death of 42 terrorists, including 4 senior commanders, in the Syrian province of Aleppo.

The terrorist groups said on their social media pages that 42 terrorists, including 4 senior commanders, were killed in army operations in the Southern countryside of Aleppo.

The military commander of Ahrar al-Sham Movement, Abu Ali al-Noua’imi, a senior commander of Omar al-Farouq brigade, affiliated to Ahrar al-Sham Movement, Oqba Abu Ahmad, the military commander of Aleppo brigade, Saleh Sandeh, and the field commander of al-Jabha al-Shamiyeh, Abdullah al- Ramleh, were identified among the dead terrorists.

Earlier reports said the Syrian army, backed by the country’s warplanes and Russian airstrikes, killed at least eight senior commanders of the so-called Free Syrian Army in Northern Syria in the last one month.

Reports said the senior FSA commanders were killed in the Northern Province of Aleppo in October. Tens of other ranking commanders of the terrorist groups have been killed in different parts of Aleppo since the start of the new operations by the Syrian army, NDF and Hezbollah forces.

US Provided Syria Militants with RC Drones
Al Manar

Syrian army downs RC drones in DaraaThe Remote Control (RC) drones downed by the Syrian army last week in Daraa countryside was American drones, sources said on Tuesday.

Field sources in Syria said that the drones downed in Ezraa area in Daraa countryside in October 26 is of are Switchblade triCopters.

The three-rotor SwitchBlade, a small, collapsible RC drone is designed to compete with radially symmetric quadrotors in the realms of search and rescue, infrastructure inspection, aerial photography, research, and (of course) recreational flight.

The sources cited information saying that the US led Military Operations Center (MOC) provided the insurgents with the drones, noting that the range of such drones reaches 10 km.

The drones can fly for about 11 minutes, the sources added.