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In the course of the last three days, aircraft of the Russian air group in the Syrian Arab Republic have performed 137 combat sorties engaging 448 terrorist objects

In the course of the last three days, aircraft of the Russian air group in the Syrian Arab Republic have performed 137 combat sorties engaging 448 terrorist objects in the Aleppo, Damascus, Idlib, Lattakia, Raqqah, Hama and Homs provinces.

In the course of the recent days, the intensiveness of the combat sorties of the Russian air group in Syria remains below the usual level. However, the number of engaged targets per one sortie has increased.

That is connected with the fact that a number of aircraft of the air group have been uncovering and conducting reconnaissance of terrorist objects upon the data received from representatives of the Syrian opposition, the Information centre in Baghdad and the Command of the Syrian governmental troops.

It is to be reminded that the Russian warplanes carry out airstrikes only after the data on the engaged objects has been checked through several channels and they have been identified as belonging to the terrorist groupings.

The Russian Ministry of Defence confirms significant changes in the tactics of the terrorists all over the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic.

Illegal armed groups are acting not as impudently as they did a month ago. Today terrorists are trying to conduct maneuverable defensive hiding from the strikes of the Syrian governmental troops and the Russian aviation.

The routes of delivery of armament are constantly changing. The deliveries are carried out mainly at night with observation of all elements of camouflaging.

Near Kafer Nbuda (Hama province), a strike was made against a workshop used for repairing of armoured vehicles of the Jabhat al-Nusra. The airstrike of a Su-24M bomber eliminated a hangar with 4 tanks and 1 infantry fighting vehicle.

Near the Jebel Dau mountain (Lattakia province), the Russian aviation made a strike on a mortar position of the Jabhat al-Nusra militants. Direct hits destroyed 4 mortars and a field ammunition depot.

Near Kweires al-Sharqi (Aleppo province), a field camp of the Jabhat al-Nusra illegal armed group was eliminated. Direct hits destroyed the infrastructure of the camp rendering out of operation four automobile vehicles equipped with large-caliber machine guns.

In the suburbs of al-Zerba (Idlib province), a large command center of Jabhat al-Nusra illegal armed group was destroyed. The object had been arranged in the course of the last three weeks as well as well-camouflaged. The command center coordinated terrorists’ actions at the Idlib-Aleppo direction. After additional reconnaissance of the object by means of unmanned aerial vehicles, a Su-34 aircraft made a strike with a guided bomb KAB-500. As a result, the object was  destroyed with all its contents.

In suburbs of Raqqah city, a Su-34 bomber destroyed two ISIS ammunition storages. Objective monitoring registered explosions at the objects, which caused their complete destruction.

Near Mahin (Homs province), the aviation carried out a strike against a large-sized weapon and ammunition depot of the Jabhat al-Nusra grouping. Militants stored small arms, large-caliber machine guns, grenade launchers, and ammunition in two hangars. These weapons were reserved for militants arrived in Syria from abroad. It is to be mentioned that the information on this object was obtained from representatives of the Syrian opposition. Objective monitoring data confirmed complete destruction of the depots and their contents after the hit of the Russian aviation.

Near Jebel-Mgar mountain (Damascus province), an ammunition depot with improvised unguided rockets of the ISIS illegal armed group was destroyed. This object regularly provided militants with ammunition used for constant bombardment of residential areas of Damascus.

Airstrike on terrorists’ ammunition depot (Raqqah province)

Strike against an ISIS militants’ training camp (Idlib province)

Russian aviation hit an ISIS fortified strong point (Idlib province)

Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation


Syrian Republican Guards Women Brigade.

Syrian Arab Army


MFA..Alegations regarding army’s arbitrary use of weapons are baseless
9 November، 2015
Damascus, SANA

Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said that, in the framework of the political consultations between Syria and Russian Federation, the issue of arbitrary use of weapons was raised and the Syrian side clarified that all the allegations and lies, promoted by hostile mediums conspiring on Syria, regarding Syrian Army and Armed Forces’ use of weapons arbitrarily within the efforts exerted to combat terrorism, are baseless.

The Ministry said, in a statement Monday, that the Syrian side stressed that the Syrian Arab Army will never ever use weapons arbitrarily within its continued efforts to combat terrorism and restore stability and security to Syria.

It added that the Syrian side stressed the importance that the countries supporting terrorism adhere to the implementation of UN Security Council terrorism-combating related resolutions and hint to their terrorist tools in Syria to abstain from the arbitrary use of weapons against the Syrian citizens.

Foreign Ministry: Bombing Syrian infrastructure by the so called “International Coalition” evil aggression

The Foreign and Expatriates Ministry affirmed that bombing infrastructure in Syria by warplanes of the so called “International Coalition” which is led by the US is an evil aggression, reaffirming that launching airstrikes by US and its allies inside Syria is illegal.

In two identical letters sent to the UN Secretary General and the head of the UN Security Council, the ministry said that under the pretense of chasing the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the Coalition warplanes hit on Saturday 10th of October 2015 al-Radwania area which is located to the east of Aleppo city, targeting two thermal power stations.

The raids caused massive material damage in the two stations where losses are estimated at over1 billion Euros. The stations, the letters added, came out of service and a power outage took place in the area.

The ministry pointed out that the Coalition’s warplanes had also targeted the Directorate of al-Jabsa oil fields in the province of Hasaka on 12th of September 2015, al-Tabia oil well in Deir Ezzor on 25th of September 2015 and re-attacked the two wells on 5th of October 2015 and raided Sijan oil well No.146 on 13th of October 2015 and bombed the sites of al-Furat Company in al-Omar Field on 31st of October 2015. The field became dysfunctional and stopped supplying Deir Ezzor plant with electric power. The strikes also targeted the brick factory in Raqqa province which led to destruction of entire buildings.

The ministry concluded its letters by reaffirming that the coalition’s airstrikes inside Syria are illegal as they are done without the permission of or coordination with Syrian government, calling for ceasing these acts which are targeting the Syria’s infrastructure.

Spokesman of the general army command: “More than 156 terrorists killed… 98 sorties carried out by Syrian Arab Air Force in different areas”
9 November، 2015

Military spokesman of the Syrian Arab Army said on Monday that army units achieved great success through establishing control over al-Sefsafeh, al-Sheikh Ahmad, Berrawi, Azeezeh, azeeziyeh sama’an and Tal Mamou villages in Hama and Aleppo countryside.

The military spokesman added in a statement that the army’s air force carried out 98 sorties during the past three days against gatherings of terrorist organizations and their command centers in Damascus, Homs, Hama, Aleppo, Idleb, Deir Ezzor and al-Raqa countryside.

“The sorties ended up with destroying five fortified sites for terrorists and three command centers in al-Qariytain city, Talbeeseh town, Eastern Ghouta and Khan Sheikhoun in addition to destroying dozens of vehicles in the surroundings of the Air Force Academy and in the surroundings of al-Shaer oil field, a- Baiyrat area and east Jub al-Jarah in the eastern countryside of Homs as well as depots in al-Lattamneh, kafar Zeta and kafar Naboudeh in Idleb countryside,” The military spokesman said.

He added that the army units in the southern areas targeted gatherings of terrorist organizations in the old customs, the Refugees Camp, the Meteorology- al-Sad road , Daraa al-balad , the surroundings of Ataman town , the east of Jaleen town and al-Naeimeh center in Daraa countryside, killing large numbers of terrorists and destroying mortar launch-pads and nine vehicles equipped with machine guns.

Meanwhile, other army units established control over al-Hazem al-Westani mountainous range to the east of Saddad town after fierce battles with the Islamic State ( ISIS) terrorists , thwarting infiltration attempts from the direction of Um Sahreej, Unq al-Hawa , Rahoum towards Maksar al-Hisan and Jub al-Jarah, killing more than 40 terrorists, most of them are from foreign nationalities in the eastern foot of al-Haiyan mountain on Palmyra – al-Baiyrat road in Homs countryside and destroying more than 20 armored vehicles and pickups equipped with machine guns, according to the spokesman.

In the north-western countryside of Hama , army units established control over al-Sefsafeh village after killing 28 terrorists from the so-called Jaish al-Fateh, destroying their arms and munitions, the Spokesman said.

He added that army units, in cooperation with the popular defense groups, have resumed their operations in Aleppo countryside successfully, establishing control over Berrawi, Azeezeh, Azeeziyeh sama’an, Tal mamou and al-Sheikh Ahmad villages after killing a large number of terrorists and destroying their arms and munitions,

“The army’s intensified operations in Aleppo countryside led to a state of collapse at the terrorists who accuse each other of lingering,” the Spokesman said.

In the north eastern countryside of Lattakia, army units, in cooperation with popular defense groups, expanded their control over the hills that surround Ghamam town and seizing Turkish medicine, cocaine, arms and ammunition during hunting terrorists in the hills surrounding Jub al-Za’arour and al-Farq mountain, according to the spokesman.

He affirmed that the army’s artillery dealt heavy blows to the dens of terrorists in al-Karoura Mountain, Arafeet, Okober, al-Zweik, al-Darmashliyeh, Deir Hanna, Kabaneh and katef al-Ghadr and Katef al-Ghanameh in the north eastern countryside of Lattakia, inflicting heavy losses upon them in personnel and equipment.

Army Units which protect Deir Ezzor Airport carried on fierce battles against ISIS terrorists, killing 58 of them, injuring scores and destroying an armored vehicle and three vehicles equipped with machine guns and rocket launching-pad in Naseeb Dgheim , al-Zera’a and Hweijet al-mariyeh.

The military spokesman concluded that army units enjoy high morale and carry out duties strictly, leaving a state of frustration and collapse at the ranks of the terrorists.

The army kills terrorists, destroys their positions in several provinces
9 November، 2015
Provinces, SANA

The army continued crackdown on the positions of terrorists in several areas across the country, inflicting heavy losses on them in personnel and equipment.

Aleppo

A military source said army units in cooperation with popular defense groups established control over al-Sheikh Ahmad village in the eastern countryside of Aleppo.

Army operations destroyed fortifications, headquarters of terrorists and a number of vehicles, arms and ammunition equipped with machine guns.

Engineering units combed Sheikh Ahmad village and dismantled explosive devices planted earlier by terrorists before being killed or fleeing to the nearby villages.

An army unit destroyed positions for Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in an intensive operation on their hideouts in the eastern neighborhood of Busra al-Sham city, 40km east of Daraa city, a military source told SANA on Monday.

Another army unit targeted the terrorists’ gatherings in Atman town, 4 km north of Daraa city, killing a number of terrorist and destroying many hideouts with all arms and ammunition inside.

Another number of terrorists were killed in a army unit operation on their dens to west of al-Bajabjeh neighborhood and al-Hrak al-Qadeem in Daraa al-Balad.

An army unit killed members of the so called Hawran Brigade, injured many others and destroyed their vehicles with all weapons and ammo inside them in Jisr al-Ghariat in the eastern countryside of Daraa.

Army units clashed with terrorists who infiltrated from al-Kark and Um Walad in the northeast countryside of Darra towards al-Aslahyia village west of Sweida.

Many terrorists were killed and their ammos were destroyed in the clashes.

Homs

The army killed a number of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists after striking their dens in Tir Ma’ala and Mahin villages in Homs northern countryside.

Meanwhile, field sources told SANA that units from the army advanced on al-Bayarat-Palmyra road after striking ISIS terrorists.

Damascus Countryside

Army units achieved new progress in Eastern Ghoutta, inflicting heavy losses upon terrorist organizations.

Field sources told SANA that army units achieved new progress in the south, southeast and west parts of Marj al-Sultan Military Airport after destroying an armored vehicle and many other vehicles for Jabhat al-Nusra, killing many terrorists, among them were Fahd Sarhan, Anas Daher, Salim al-Rashash, Tawfik Sabha, Mohamed al-Nisrin and Radwan al-Nisrin.

In Douma, an army unit carried out accurate operations against positions of the so-called “Jaish al-Islam”, destroying two vehicles and killing of Mahmoud Naim Abad al-Hak, Mahmoud Ghazawi, Hasan Kadora and Anwar Turki.

The army also destroyed 3 vehicles and dens of “Jaish al-Islam” in the eastern orchards of Saqba town on the road which links it with Hamoria village in addition to the killing of Abad al-Nassir Taha, Imad Darbakhani and Fathi Massa.

Many terrorists were killed, among them Mofak Abbas, Yousef al-Alwan, Mahir Touma, Mohamed al-Fawal and Khaled al-Hasan in Hazza village to the east of Ayn Tarma town.

Dir Ezzor

Army units which protect Dir Ezzor airport confronted an attack by ISIS terrorists and destroyed vehicles equipped with machineguns.

Idleb

Army units carried out a special operation against terrorists’ sites in Maaret al-Numan area to the south of Idleb city.

The operation caused the killing of at least 7 of terrorists, including Mustafa al-Mandil one of Jabhat al-Nusra leaders and the terrorist Jamal Sharawi.

The sources said that 17 terrorists were killed and 10 others were injured during army’s special operation against positions of the so called “Jund al-Aqsa” in Sarqib area in the southeast countryside of Idleb.

Hama

An army unit launched concentrated strikes against dens of the so called “Jund al-Aqsa” in Kafr Zita area in the northern countryside of Hama.

At least 6 terrorists were killed during the strikes, including Mohamed al-Harami.

Jund al-Aqsa is a terrorist Takfiri organization which is affiliate to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and includes hundreds of foreign mercenaries.

Russian Air Force carries out 137 sorties against terrorist organizations in Syria
9 November، 2015
Damascus, SANA

Military source confirmed on Monday the destruction of 448 of terrorists’ positions in Aleppo, Damascus Countryside, Idleb, Hama, Lattakia, Raqqa, Homs and Hama in the past three days.

The source told SANA that Russian Air Force, in cooperation with Syrian army’s air force, carried out 137 sorties during the last 72 hours.

The airstrikes caused the destruction of 78 command centers, 31 fuel and arm depots, 11 vehicle maintenance workshops, 40 sites including military hardware, artillery and rocket launchers and 20 fortified locations.

In Hama, 4 tanks were destroyed in addition to an armored vehicle and a vehicle maintenance workshop and tanks belonging to Jabhat al-Nusra in the area surrounding Kafr Naboda town in Hama countryside.

In Lattakia countryside, an artillery launcher and ammunition cache were destroyed.

The source added that a field camp, fortified positions and 3 vehicles equipped with machineguns and a number of mortar launchers were destroyed in the area surrounding Kwiriss town in the eastern countryside of Aleppo in addition to destroying a command site, which was giving instructions for terrorists in Idleb and Aleppo, in the area surrounding al-Zarba village.

An arms depot belonging to ISIS was destroyed in Raqqa countryside while another depot including large amounts of weapons and ammunition was destroyed in the area surrounding Mahin town and ammo cache of ISIS was destroyed in Jabal al-Maghar area to the east of Damascus Countryside.

Homs in Last 24 Hours

TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian fighter jets pounded ISIL’s positions across the province of Homs, including near the ancient city of Palmyra, on Monday as the army continued its advances in different parts of the province so powerfully that over 100 militants were convinced to lay down arms and surrender to the government.

The Syrian Air Force conducted airstrikes on ISIL positions in Homs province, inflicting heavy losses on the Takfiri terrorists.

The Syrian warplanes bombed the ISIL positions in the vicinity of the Maheen and Hawarin villages in the Southeastern countryside of Homs.

Tens of Takfiri terrorists were killed and their concentration centers and vehicles were destroyed in the air raids.

Meantime, the ISIL headquarters in the Eastern parts of Palmyra came under massive attacks by Syrian fighter jets as army troops were closing the gap between the nearest frontline and the ancient city.

The Syrian fighter jets bombed the ISIL military sites near Palmyra, in which scores of the terrorists were killed and their military grid were seriously damaged.

In the meantime, the Syrian Air Force targeted the ISIL gathering centers in Arak and Khanifis in the Central Homs province, destroying terrorists’ vehicles and killing a reportedly large number of them.

Also, the Syrian Army traced and targeted an ISIL military convoy near Um Sehreej in the Eastern territories of Homs.

Almost all of the ISIL vehicles were destroyed and their guards were killed or wounded in the army attack.

Meantime, the army troops stormed the concentration centers of the ISIL near Unq al-Hawa and killed tens of the terrorists there.

Also, over 100 wanted militants surrendered to the Syrian authorities on Monday as the terrorist groups are retreating from several areas across the country.

Some 119 wanted persons from Homs province turned themselves in to the competent authorities to be pardoned.

Damascus in Last 24 Hours

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army repelled a massive raid by the Takfiri militants on a Key city and killed dozens of terrorists in a new round of offensives in Damascus province on Monday.

The Syrian government forces repelled a large-scale attack by the Takfiri militants in Damascus countryside, leaving dozens of the terrorists dead over past 24 hours.

Syrian forces repelled the militants’ attack at the Western front of the Darayya city behind Wahab Mosque, and killed scores of the Takfiri terrorists.

Meantime, the Syrian army killed and injured dozens of foreign-backed Takfiri militants in a new round of fierce clashes with the terrorists in Damascus province.

Informed sources said that the Syrian army troops engaged in a new round of fierce clashes with militants in Nouleh village in the Eastern Ghouta and Jobar in Damascus province, killing and injuring scores of Takfiri terrorists.

The militant groups’ attack on a military checkpoint in Damascus countryside was fended off by the Syrian Army, local officials said on Monday, and added that 10 terrorists were killed in the failed assault.

The sources said that at least 10 terrorists were killed and many more were wounded in the militants’ attempt to capture an army checkpoint in the farms near Marj al-Sultan village.

On Sunday, the Syrian Army and popular forces took back al-Arabiya neighborhood at the end of a series of joint operations in the Western and Southwestern countryside of Damascus and cut the main road to al-Mo’adhimiyah, used as supply route by the militant groups.

The Syrian army and National Defense Forces (NDF) took full control over al-Arabiya in al-Shayah district located on the main road to al-Mo’adhimiyah, and cut the militants’ logistic route in the Western side of the capital Damascus.

The pro-government forces also destroyed Ajnad al-Sham’s main headquarter along the Mo’adhimiyah-Darayya road, after killing and wounding scores of the terrorists.

Aleppo in the Last 24 Hours

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army completed control over Sheikh Ahmad town in Aleppo countryside on Monday winning a decisive battle in a chain of operations to lift a 2.5-year siege on Kuweires Airbase.

A military source said the army, backed by popular forces, eventually managed to purge all parts of the town that is located in the Eastern countryside of Aleppo from the Takfiri militants.

There are no immediate reports about the exact numbers of the terrorists’ casualties.

The Syrian Army, National Defense Forces (NDF) and Hezbollah fighters could win a major part of Sheikh Ahmad after several days of fierce battles and came closer to the strategic Kuweires Airbase.

The Syrian army troops, the NDF fighters and the Lebanese Hezbollah forces, backed up by the Russian fighter jets, on Saturday tightened noose around the ISIL terrorists near Sheikh Ahmad and its surrounding areas to lift over a two-year-long siege of the strategic Kuweires airbase.

The Saturday reports said that the government forces were very close to seize full control over Sheikh Ahmad after killing tens of Takfiri terrorists, but yet said that the army had prevailed no more than 90 percent of the town.

Reports on Monday evening said the army has completed its control over the town and is preparing to take the final step towards Kuweires airbase.

Last week, the Syrian army, popular forces and Hezbollah backed up by Russian warplanes started massive operations and came almost half a mile closer to the Kuweires airport in a region where advance in every inch has taken days.

The pro-government forces marched on ISIL positions in the region and advanced to the rural district of Sheikh Ahmad after taking full control of the railway crossing.

The Syrian army and Hezbollah deployed their forces in a region only 2 kilometers away from the airbase.

At the time, the government forces were preparing to mop up the rest of Sheikh Ahmad to prepare for a massive offensive on ISIL positions along the Aleppo-Raqqa Highway. Some 80 percent of Sheikh Ahmad – that is seen as a milestone in the Damascus war on terrorist groups in the Northern province of Aleppo – was under the control of the pro-government forces last week.

Army sources said the Russian strikers have played a very crucial role in the operation.

Last week, commanders of the Syrian army, popular forces, Hezbollah and Russian Air Force held a meeting in Sheikh Ahmad frontline to coordinate the last phase of their joint operation for removing the two-year-long ISIL siege on Kuweires airbase, Southeast of Aleppo.

Military sources said at the time that the pro-government forces were deployed in most parts of Sheikh Ahmad, just 2,600 meters far farm the Southern gates of the strategic Kuweires airbase.

The joint operations of the Syrian army troops, Hezbollah fighters and NDF that have been underway with the Russian air backup for the last two months have forced the militant groups, specially the ISIL, to withdraw from the Southern parts of Sheikh Ahmad town near the Kuweires airbase.

Sources said that the militant groups have suffered heavy casualties in the latest stage of the pro-government troops’ joint operations.

Now the pro-government forces are deployed in a distance about just a mile from the strategic airbase.

The ISIL Takfiri terrorists have besieged the Kuweires airbase for over 2.5 years now, but the base itself is under the Syrian army’s control.

Hundreds of Syrian forces are under a tight siege at the airbase as a result of the occupation of vast areas surrounding the airport by the terrorists.

The Syrian army’s helicopters supply foodstuff and other needs to the Syrian troops defending the airport.

Syrian Forces Start Mop-Up Operations in Eastern, Southern Hasaka

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian forces and the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) started purging the Eastern and Southern parts of Hasaka province of Takfiri terrorists on Monday after seizing back a large number of regions that included several villages.

The joint Syrian forces attacked the terrorists’ positions along al-Shadadi-Hasaka road and purged terrorists from the villages of Tal Seren and Rajm al-Seyran in the Southern parts of the Hasaka province.

Heavy clashes are underway in the Southern parts of Hasaka province as the army is advancing and seizing back more regions.

Meantime, Syrian forces comprising Kurdish, Assyrian Christian and Izadi fighters managed to advance in the Eastern countryside of Hasaka province and they are preparing for conducting mop-up operations in the strategic village of al-Houl.

After purging terrorists from al-Houl village, the ISIL’s supply line to al-Shadadi region will be fully cut off.

On Sunday, informed military sources announced that the Syrian army and the popular forces are preparing for large-scale and groundbreaking military operations in the Hasaka province.

“The Syrian army’s military operations is aimed at taking control of the remaining ISIL-held regions to thwart the danger posed by the ISIL from the neighboring Raqqa province and also to spread their military operations to Raqqa,” an informed source said.

On Thursday, the Syrian army foiled a car bomb attack in the Eastern countryside of Hasaka.

The Syrian forces safely detonated an ISIL car bomb on Hasaka-al-Houl road in the Eastern countryside of Hasaka.

Last week, Kurdish People’s Protection Units advanced against the Takfiri militants in Hasaka province, reports said.

The Arabic-language al-Mayadeen television said the Kurdish forces advanced in the vicinity of al-Houl town towards the village of al-Bahra in al-Hasaka countryside.

Syrian Air Force Readying to Blitz ISIL in Palmyra

TEHRAN (FNA)- The ISIL headquarters in the Eastern parts of Palmyra came under massive attacks by Syrian fighter jets on Monday as army troops are closing the gap between the nearest frontline and the ancient city.

The Syrian fighter jets bombed the ISIL military sites near Palmyra, in which scores of the terrorists were killed and their military grid were seriously damaged.

In the meantime, the Syrian Air Force targeted the ISIL gathering centers in Arak and Khanifis in the Central Homs province, destroying terrorists’ vehicles and killing a reportedly large number of them.

Also on Sunday, the Syrian air force pounded the terrorists’ gathering centers and vehicles in the Eastern parts of the province of Homs.

The Syrian warplanes hit the positions of the foreign-backed militants near the village of Maheen in East of Homs.

Several vehicles and military hardware of the terrorists were also destroyed in the Syrian fighter jets’ strikes in the vicinity of Maheen village.