Syria in the Last 24 Hours

Syria in the Last 24 Hours : Russian Mission in to Continue Until SAA Eliminates Terrorism

In the course of the last two days, aircraft of the Russian air group in the Syrian Arab Republic have performed 81 combat sorties engaging 263 objects

In the course of the last two days, aircraft of the Russian air group in the Syrian Arab Republic have performed 81 combat sorties engaging 263 objects located in the Aleppo, Damascus, Deir ez-Zor, Idlib, Lattakia, Raqqah, Hama and Homs provinces.

Near Maarrat al-Nu’man (Idlib province), according to the data received from the joint information center in Baghdad, a batch of antitank missile systems were delivered to one of the ammunition depots several days ago. The antitank systems were delivered for Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in order to destroy armored vehicles of the Syrian governmental forces. After the data had been checked through several channels, a pair of Su-25 attack aircraft performed a strike, which resulted in destruction of the depot with all its contents.

Near Al-Nayrab airfield (Aleppo province), a Su-24M bomber destroyed workshops, which repaired the ISIS armored vehicles, located in a number of buildings.

These workshops were used to repair combat vehicles and tanks as well as off-roaders and trucks equipped with heavy armament for further transportation to the contact line of militants and the Syrian Armed Forces. The air bombs dropped from the Su-24M hit the targets and destroyed the workshops with 7 pieces of terrorists’ hardware.

Near Raqqah, Su-34 bombers carried out strikes against two fortified strong points of militants located at the approaches to the city. Direct hits of air bombs destroyed fortified installations of terrorists as well as four automobile and armored vehicles.

In ravine of Jebel Mgar mountain near Damascus, a base of an ISIS illegal armed group was attacked. Militants arranged ammunition depots, a command centre and hardware shelters for military hardware in caverns on the mountain slope. A strike of the Russian aviation caused destruction of terrorists’ infrastructure, four off-road vehicles equipped with large-caliber machine guns and two trucks.

Near Al-Muhasan (Deir ez-Zor province), a Su-34 bomber performed strike against terrorist training camp of the Jabhat al-Nusra. Terrorist training infrastructure, installations and constructions used by terrorists for keeping explosive devices were completely destroyed by direct hits of guided air bombs.

Near Tadmor (Homs province), a Su-24M eliminated a large fortified area of ISIS militants as well as a tank, an AA system ZU-23 and a mortar battery on their combat positions.

Attention should be attached to the fact, that the Russian aviation makes strikes only on the terrorist infrastructural objects, which are located at a significant distance from historical monuments. Tadmor town is the most inhabited area in the district of the desert that is why it is mentioned for indication of the region, where the Russian aviation is used against terrorist objects. The destroyed ISIS fortified area is situated more than 30 km from the ancient Palmyra.


Airstrike on a militants’ column of armored and automobile hardware in Latakia province

Airstrike on a strong point (Lattakia province)

Destruction of a workshop used for fitting automobiles with explosives in Aleppo province

Airstrike on a bridge, controlled by militants (near Raqqah)

Airstrike against terrorist training camp in Aleppo province


The Russian Defence Ministry comments on the statement of the Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland during her speech at the Congress session, where she claimed that supposedly, a large part of the Russian strikes in the Syrian Arab Republic had been aimed not against terrorists, but literally “targeted in areas where the Assad regime has lost territory”.

It is to be emphasized that the Russian air group in Syria makes strikes not on regions, but on objects of terrorists’ infrastructure.

After analysis of such statements of different American officials, it seems that the locations of these objects, which are under the control of the terrorists, are the most guarded state secret information in the USA. Representatives from the Pentagon and the State department constantly speak about it, but no one of them gives specific information concerning their location.

At the same time, it should be reminded that the Russian Ministry of Defence transferred to the military attaches of the anti-ISIS coalition led by the USA the comprehensive information on high-detail maps concerning the objects and areas controlled by terrorists in Syria.

It should be noted that the information presented by the Ministry of Defence has not been refuted neither by the State Department nor by the Pentagon.

That speaks for itself.


Russian Foreign Ministry : Terrorists in Syria change tactics, start counter-offensive

MOSCOW, November 5 /TASS/. The terrorist command system in Syria has been damaged but they (terrorists) are still preserving their potential, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova said on Thursday.

“With effective support by Russian war planes, the Syrian army has passed over to more active operations, seriously damaging the system of command among various terrorist groups. A direct contact, which the Russian Defense Ministry has had with representatives of the armed groups that are opposed to terrorism, is also very important,” Zakharova said.

At the same time, Zakharova noted that the terrorist units were preserving a considerable potential and could recruit fresh forces into their ranks. “They are launching a in some sections and are changing their tactics,” the Russian diplomat added.

Russian Air Force carries out 81 sorties against terrorist organizations in Syria
5 November، 2015
Damascus, SANA

The Russian Air Force, in cooperation with Syrian Air Force, carried out 81 sorties in the last 48 hours, targeting 260 terrorist sites in the countryside of Aleppo, Damascus, Deir Ezzor, Idleb, Lattakia, Raqqa, Homs and Hama, according to military source.

The source added that the airstrikes resulted in the destruction of 52 command centers, 12 ammo caches, a headquarter to repair military hardware, a workshop which terrorists were using for manufacturing explosive devices, 4 training camps, 26 fortified sites, mortar launchers, military equipment and 153 terrorists’ positions.
2 arms depots, anti-tank weapons belonging to Jabhat al-Nusra were destroyed during the airstrikes in Maaret al-Numan in Idleb in addition to destroying an ammo cache in Khan Sheikhoun in Idleb countryside.

The source also said that the airstrikes destroyed a fortified site belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a tank, an artillery launcher and a mortar launcher in Tadmour (Palmyra) in Homs countryside.

4 armored vehicles were also destroyed in the area surrounding al-Raqqa city and a camp belonging to Jabhat al-Nusra in Lattakia countryside.


Military Spokesman of Army: Operations continuous against terrorist organizations
5 November، 2015
Damascus, SANA

The military spokesman of the Syrian army affirmed on Thursday that units of the army continue their operations against terrorist organizations, dealing concentrated blows on their gatherings in Daraa, Homs, and Aleppo, Lattakia, Dir Ezzor, Hama and Damascus countryside.

“The army resumed its operations in Harasta in Damascus countryside, establishing control on al-Mashtal hill, al-Maksar range, al-Aman Billah station and al-Smadi, killing a large number of terrorists and destroying their dens in the region and in Daraya in the Western Ghouta,” the Military Spokesman said in a statement.

He added that the army in Daraa foiled attempts by terrorists to infiltrate into al-Manshiyah, SyriaTel and the surrounding points in Daraa al-Balad, destroying a command-center for terrorists and a vehicle equipped with a machinegun.

The spokesman affirmed that the army also destroyed a convoy of vehicles which carry terrorists to the north of Attman town, in addition to killing members of another terrorist group who tried to infiltrate from Jisr al-Ghareyat in Daraa northern countryside.

“Units from the army, in cooperation with popular defense groups, established full control on al-Hazm al-Thana hills in Homs countryside, having an important progress into Tadmur city in al-Bayarat region, killing 25 terrorists from the Islamic State (ISIS) and destroying 6 vehicles,” the military spokesman said.

He added that the army’s air force has carried out 20 sorties which destroyed a depot in Talbesah and a convoy of vehicles in the surrounding of al-Shaer oil field, killing tens of ISIS terrorists near Mahin, Saddad, Quneitrat, Bayarat and al-Hazm al-Awsat in Homs countryside.

The army also destroyed a factory for explosive devices, cannon launch-pad in al-Lahaya and three vehicles equipped with machineguns in al-Latamneh, Latmin and al-tamana’a and eliminating large numbers of terrorists in Kafr Naboudah and near Morek in Hama countryside, according to the Spokesman.

In Aleppo, the military spokesman said that the army’s operations, in cooperation with popular defense groups, ended up with establishing control on more than 250 KM and restoring security to tens of villages and towns in the region.

“Units of the army, in cooperation with popular defense groups, had the ability to re-open the important road of Athria-Khanaser and Salamyia and to ensure a safe passage for this pivotal route, inflicting heavy losses upon ISISI terrorists while many others escaped into Raqqa,” the Spokesman said.

He added that the army’s air force raided ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra gatherings in the surroundings of Kweris, the Air Force Academy, Um Arkilah, destroying command-centers and convoys of vehicles in al-Sheikh Ahmad, Al-Jabriyah and Tal Ahmar in Aleppo countryside.

Meanwhile, the army has made important successes in Lattakia northern countryside through establishing control on al-Fark mountain, Beit Abu al-Rish, Jub al-Za’arour and Jabal al-Sarout, seizing two 120-mm cannons and quantities of weapons and munitions after killing tens of terrorists, according to the military spokesman.

In Dir Ezzor, the Spokesman said that the army’s air force carried our several sorties that targeted sites if ISIS and their dens in al-Jafra, al-Mre’ea and al-Hweikah.

The military spokesman concluded by saying that the army’s operations are continuous, adding that the army is the sole guarantor for security and stability in the country.

More areas under army control, tens of terrorists killed in different provinces
5 November، 2015

The army and Armed Forces backed by the Syrian air force on Thursday continued large-scale operations, achieving remarkable advance in Aleppo province and thwarting terrorists’ infiltration attempt into Deir-Ezzor Airport.

Deir-Ezzor

Units of the army and armed forces continued to target dens and positions of ISIS terrorists in Deir Ezzor and its countryside, foiling their attempt to infiltrate into Deir Ezzor Military Airport.

Field sources told SANA that a unit of the army positioned in Deir Ezzor Military Airport destroyed one of the ISIS booby-trapped vehicles while it was trying to move towards the airport, killing a number of terrorists and injuring others.

The sources added that the army also carried out operations against ISIS terrorists in al-Jubaila in Deir Ezzor, killing many terrorists and destroying one of their vehicles which was equipped with a 23 mm caliber machinegun, in addition to destroying an amount of arms that was in their possession.

Hasaka

An army unit, in cooperation with the national forces, detonated a booby-trapped car of ISIS terrorists on Hasaka-al-Houl road in the eastern countryside of Hasaka northeastern province, SANA reporter said.

Aleppo

The Syrian army air force targeted the headquarters and fortresses of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist organization in the villages of Rasem al-Abed, Kwairis Gharbi and Kaskis to the east of the Thermal Station on Wednesday.

The army operation killed and injured scores of the ISIS terrorists and destroyed their vehicles and equipment.

The army units destroyed ISIS terrorist’s hideouts, weapons and ammunition in addition to their vehicles, some equipped with machineguns at the surroundings of the Air Force Academy.

The army killed and injured a number of Jabhat al- Nusra and other terrorist organizations affiliated to it and destroyed their machineguns-equipped vehicles in the villages of Berneh, Tal Haddiyeh, Doulamah and Khan Touman in the southwestern countryside of the province.

The Syrian army air force destroyed terrorists’ hideouts and fortresses in al-Ameriyeh village in the southeastern countryside of the Province.

The army units in cooperation with the Army air force eliminated Jabhat al-Nusra and other terrorist organizations affiliated to it hotbeds in the neighborhoods of al-Rashideen4, al- Sheikh khuder, Salah Eddin, al-sheikh Said, Bustan al-Qaser .

Homs

Units of the army established control on al-Hazm al-Wastani range in Homs south-eastern countryside after destroying armored vehicles for the terrorists.

Earlier, the Syrian Army’s air force launched airstrikes against ISIS’ dens and movements in the eastern countryside of Homs.

During the airstrikes, many of ISIS members were killed in al-Qaryatin city to the southeast of Homs city in addition to destroying number of their vehicles, some of them equipped with heavy machineguns.

Many ISIS headquarters and vehicles were destroyed during army’s airstrikes in Mahin town in the southeast countryside of Homs.

Damascus Countryside

Areas in Harasta under army control, 80 terrorists killed

An army unit established control over Jack corporation and al-Sammadi crossroad in Harasta, Damascus countryside, and cuts off terrorists’ most important supply routes, the military source confirmed

Earlier today, a unit of military engineering unit combed the area close to the international highway and dismantled explosives planted by terrorists to secure the Highway in Harasta area completely before reopening it for traffic.

The sources told SANA reporter that more than 80 terrorists, who belong to the so-called “Jaish al-Islam”, were killed and several others were injured in the surrounding area of al-Aman Bellah gas Station, Plantation area and quarries area. The terrorist Omar al -Shamali, mahmoud Shalhoub, Mohammad al-Idlbi and Haitham al-Shamia were among the killed terrorists.

In parallel, field sources pointed out that other army units carried out operations against terrorists’ dens in Jobar and Zamalka neighborhoods, destroying many of them.

Daraa

In the southern province of Daraa, an army unit clashed with Jabhat al-Nusra and other terrorist organizations whose members attempted to infiltrate into some military posts in the surrounding area of al-Syriatel area in Daraa where many terrorists were killed, others got injured and their weapons were destroyed during the clash.

A military source told SANA that another army unit killed a number of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists and destroyed their weapons in an operation against their gatherings in Atman town in the northern countryside of Daraa province.

The terrorist organizations acknowledged on their social networking websites the death of a number of their members including what they called “Omar Bin al-Khattab Battalion leader” named Omar Saed al-Najjar.

Sweida

In the nearby southern province of Sweida , a unit of the army and armed forces in cooperation with the popular defense groups killed a number of ISIS terrorists in the north- eastern countryside of province.

An army unit carried out a special operation against dens and gatherings of ISIS terrorists in Tal Sa’ad in Tal Asfar area, some 35 kilometers to the northeast of Sweida city, a military source told SANA.

A number of terrorists were killed, others injured and their arms and ammunition were destroyed during the operation.

10 civilians killed, 19 injured in terrorist attacks in several provinces
5 November، 2015
Provinces, SANA

Six civilians were killed and 10 others injured in terrorists’ attacks against different areas and provinces in the country on Thursday.

Aleppo

4 citizens killed, 9 injured due to terrorist mortar attack in Aleppo

Four civilians were killed and nine others injured due to a terrorist mortar attack on the northeast outskirts of Salaheddin neighborhood in Aleppo city.
A source at Aleppo governate told SANA correspondent that terrorists fired mortar shells which landed in the area surrounding Bilal Mosque in the northeast part of Salaheddin neighborhood in Aleppo city.

Four citizens were killed in the attack, two women and two young men, and nine others were injured in addition to material damage to citizens’ properties, the source added.

Hasaka

4 civilians killed, 8 injured in a terrorist explosion in Hasaka

Four civilians were killed after terrorists of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) blew up an explosive-rigged tanker in al-Atshana village in Hasaka eastern countryside.

Local sources told SANA reporter that the attack took place late Wednesday and claimed the lives of 4 civilians, three of them women, and left 8 others, including children, injured.

Earlier on Tuesday, 7 civilians were injured after terrorists blew up a car bomb on al-Salalaba-al-Hasaka road.

Meanwhile, an army unit, backed by national forces, detonated Thursday morning a booby-trapped car of ISIS terrorists on Hasaka-al-Houl road in the eastern countryside of northeastern province.

Last Sunday, the army managed to destroy a car bomb before reaching a military checkpoint on Tal Mabeit road, east of Hasaka city.

Daraa

Two civilians killed

In the southern province of Daraa, two civilians were killed in terrorist attacks with rocket and mortar shells on al-Yarmouk Suburb in the southern city of Daraa.

A source in Daraa province told SANA reporter that terrorists fortified in Daraa al-Balad area fired a rocket shell and four mortar shells on al-Yarmouk Suburb in Daraa city killing a man and a woman , injuring a third person and causing material damage to civilians’ properties.

Terrorists from Jabhat al-Nusra and the so-called Fallujet Houran brigade are active in Daraa al-Balad and target residential neighborhoods in Daraa city with rocket shells , the last of which was on October 20th which left three children dead and six others injured in al-Dahiyeh area.

Damascus Countryside

Two civilians injured in Harasta

Meanwhile, two civilians got injured when terrorists fired six mortar shells in Harasta residential Suburb at the northern entrance of Damascus.

A source at Damascus countryside Police Command told SANA that terrorists fired six mortars, leaving a child and a man injured, who were admitted to hospital for medical treatment.

Many houses and cars got damaged due to the attack according to the source.

Harasta Suburb is frequently targeted by the terrorists of the so called “Jaish al- Islam” in Hrasta and Douma cities in the Eastern Ghouta area in Damascus Countryside.

Damascus

Terrorist organizations targeted the residential neighborhood of Qassa’ in Damascus with two mortar shells, causing material damage only in the place they landed in.

A source at Damascus Police Command told SANA that the two mortars landed near John of Damascus School in the neighborhood, adding that no casualties were reported but some cars parked in the area were damaged due to the attack.

On Tuesday, a civilian got injured in a terrorist attack with a mortar shell in the nearby al- Abbasyeen residential neighborhood.