Syria in the Last 24 Hours

Syria in the Last 24 Hours


Kremlin: Special services to study IS video with threats directed against Russia

SOCHI, November 12. /TASS/. Russia’s special services will examine a video being distributed on behalf of the Islamic State terrorist group and containing threats directed against the Russian Federation, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Thursday when asked to comment on the video posted on the web.

“I have read reports about that video, but I haven’t seen it, I don’t know the video’s authenticity, believability of these sources, but anyway, I don’t doubt that it is a material to be examined by our special services,” Peskov said.

Russia’s Aerospace Forces started delivering pinpoint strikes in Syria at facilities of the Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organizations, which are banned in Russia, on September 30, 2015, on a request from Syrian President Bashar Assad.

The air group comprises over 50 aircraft and helicopters, including Sukhoi Su-24M, Su-25SM and state-of-the-art Su-34 aircraft.

On October 7, four missile ships of the Russian Navy’s Caspian Flotilla fired 26 Kalibr cruise missiles (NATO codename Sizzler) at militants’ facilities in Syria. On October 8, the Syrian army passed to a large-scale offensive.

Over 2,000 terrorist facilities have been destroyed by Russian aircraft since the start of the air operation. The Russian Federation does not plan to take part in ground operations in Syria.


It came to our attention that Facebook-based media are claiming that the enemy conducted an airstrike in Syria hitting Damascus International Airport.

Let’s make it clear: there were absolutely no enemy airstrikes against any Syrian locations during the passed 36 hours.

Around 0435 hours a explosion took place in the import/export warehouses in Damascus International Airport, the source of explosion was a missile fired by terrorists from Ghuta around the airport. The missile exploded near the main hall of the import/export building breaking windows in the airport.

The incident was quickly linked with a Zionists airstrikes on the facility.

Syrian Arab Army


Terrorist mortar attacks kill 2 civilians, injure others, including 6 children
12 November، 2015
Provinces, SANA

Two civilians were killed and seven others were injured in a terrorist mortar attack on al-Sanamein city in the northern countryside of the southern Daraa province.

The mortar shells were fired by terrorists positioned in Samlin town, according to a source at Daraa Governorate.

The source said the shells fell in various neighborhoods and at the site of the bakery where citizens gathered to buy bread.

In the same context, 8 civilians including six children were injured due to a terrorist mortar attack on Bab Touma neighborhood in Damascus city.

A source at the Police Command told SANA that a mortar shell fired by terrorists hit a bus transporting kindergarten children in Bab Touma neighborhood, leaving six children, a teacher and a passerby injured.

Three civilians were also injured in a terrorist mortar attack on al-Kabbas neighborhood in Damascus countryside.

A source at Damascus Countryside Police Command told SANA that terrorists of the so-called Jaish al-Islam fired a mortar round that landed in Jisr al-Kabbas neighborhood, injuring 3 civilians, who were admitted to the hospital immediately.

On November 9th, a child was killed and 7 other civilians were injured in a mortar attack on Harasta suburb in Damascus countryside.

Army establishes control over areas in Aleppo, continues targeting terrorists across the country
12 November، 2015
Provinces, SANA

The Syrian army and armed forces carried out Thursday duty of combating terrorism in different provinces, killing terrorist organizations’ members, destroying their hideouts and foiling their plots and schemes and establishing control over more areas.

Aleppo

Units of the army and armed forces, in cooperation with the popular defense groups, establish control over al-Eis hill in the south western countryside of Aleppo.

Earlier, Army units, aided by the popular defense groups, established full control over al-Hader city in the southern countryside of Aleppo province and a number of villages and farms in the southwestern countryside, a military source announced on Thursday.

The new areas that came in the army’s hands are Tallet al-Arbaeen, Khirbet al-Mazare, Khirbet Nizha and Khirbet al-Mshaweh, according to the source.

The terrorists in those areas suffered heavy losses during the army units’ operations, which were backed by the air force, the source told SANA.

The army’s air force destroyed a convoy of armored vehicles and vehicles equipped with machineguns for terrorists on al-Barqoum-al-Eiss road in the southwestern countryside.

Army units also reestablished control over Arbeid and Arbeid Saghir in the eastren countryside of Aleppo

Meanwhile, the army units destroyed gatherings and vehicles for terrorists in the villages of Binyamin and Khan Touman in the southern and western countryside of Aleppo province.

In the eastern countryside, army units targeted ISIS terrorists’ positions and movements in the villages of Jib al-Safa, Ain al-Jamajma, wadiaa, Um Arkila, al-Madyouneh, Tal Abu Danneh and al-Bab city.

Three vehicles for ISIS terrorists were destroyed in Deir Hafer town.

In Aleppo city, army units destroyed hideouts for Jabhat al-Nusra and other terrorist organizations in the neighborhoods of al-Salehin, Saif al-Dawleh and al-Rashedin.

Daraa

An army unit clashed with an armed terrorist group which tried to infiltrate into the surrounding of a military post in the village of Dael, 40km north of Daraa city, killing a number of its members, while the rest fled away.

A military source told SANA Thursday that another army unit destroyed Jabhat al-Nusra and other terrorist organizations’ gatherings and fortresses in Tal al-Sheikh Hussein in the eastern countryside of the southern province of Daraa.

In Daraa al-Balad area, an army unit destroyed two terrorists’ hideouts, southeast Bilal al-Habashi Mosque and near al-Awqaf vicinity and eliminated two terrorist groups’ gathering at the surroundings of the electricity company and the agricultural bank.

Hama

Field sources told SANA that five terrorists were killed during an operation of an army unit against a gathering of the so-called Jund al-Aqsa in al-Latamneh town in Hama central province.

The sources pointed out that an army unit carried out strikes against dens of terrorist organizations affiliated to Jabhat al-Nusra in kafar Zita town in Hama, in addition to destroying two vehicles, leaving all the terrorists inside dead.

Two terrorists were also killed and two others were injured in an explosive while they were planting it on Lahaya roundabout in the province.

Later, a military source said that the army’s air force launched during the last 24 hours sorties against terrorists’ hideouts in Kafr Zita, al-Latamneh, Morek and Atshan in the northern countryside of Hama, where many terrorists were killed and several of their vehicles were destroyed in the airstrikes.

Idleb

In bordering Idleb Province, an army unit targeted an armed terrorist group of 6 terrorists at the surroundings of Maarat al-Nua’man , killing and injuring all its members.

Meanwhile, the terrorist organizations acknowledged on their social media websites that they received heavy losses in personnel and equipment as a number of their members were killed in Saraqb area.

Homs

The army’s air force destroyed ISIS hideouts and fortified positions in Mhein, al-Qaryatain and Khneifis in the countryside of the central province.

Deir Ezzor

The army’s air force destroyed positions and vehicles for ISIS terrorists to the east of al-Jafra village in the countryside of the eastern Deir Ezzor province.

Sweida

An army unit targeted against a gathering of ISIS terrorists in Tal Asheihib area in the northeastern countryside of the southern Sweida province.

Two heavy mortars, a vehicle equipped with a heavy machinegun and various types of weapons and ammunition were destroyed in the operation, a military source said.

Al-Nusra Stronghold in Aleppo Conquered by Syrian, Hezbollah Forces

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army and Hezbollah resistance movement forces made huge advances in the Southwestern countryside of Aleppo, and prevailed over Al-Hadher region as the al-Nusra Front’s stronghold.

Al-Hadher was al-Nusra’s main stronghold in Aleppo and its collapse can leave a domino effect on other Southwestern parts of the Northern province in Syria and lead to expelling the terrorists from them.

A number of terrorists deployed in the city have been witnessed as withdrawing towards al-Ais town in the Western parts of al-Hadhar city.

The Syrian army and Hezbollah forces captured al-Ais heights yesterday.

The Syrian army troops are prevailing over Aleppo with an increased momentum of victories in the province following its groundbreaking battle win in Kuweires military airport.

Field sources said on Thursday the army purged terrorists from the villages of Kherbet al-Mazare, Kherbet Nazha and Kherbet Mshaweh in the Southwestern countryside of Aleppo.

Earlier on Thursday, the Syrian army and Hezbollah won full control over two other strategic villages in Aleppo province, leaving scores of terrorist dead.

The forces liberated the villages of Musharfah Al-Murayj and Tal Al-Arba’een in Aleppo from the control of the Takfiri terrorists on Thursday, and killed tens of militants.

Syrian Army Conquers Marj Al-Sultan Airbase

TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian army forces entered Marj al-Sultan military airbase in Eastern Ghouta in Damascus countryside while heavy clashes are underway between them and the terrorists in the region, the second airport taken back by the pro-government troops in the last 3 days.

The Syrian army troops and National Defense Force (NDF) broke through Jeish al-Islam’s defenses at the Marj al-Sultan Military Airbase and reportedly entered the airbase in the East Ghouta region of Damascus province.

According to a military source, the Syrian Armed Forces launched large-scale attack on Jeish al-Islam’s defenses on the army base located at the Western sector of Deir Salman and took full control over this military installation at the Southern perimeter of the Marj al-Sultan Airbase.

Following the capture of the army base, the Syrian soldiers and their allies pushed towards the army terrain that is situated to the South of the helicopter fields, capturing half of the area

According to latest report, Syrian forces are now making a push towards the helicopter fields.

The Syrian army launched operations on Wednesday to win back control over Marj al-Sultan airbase after 3 years of siege by terrorists following its groundbreaking victory in the battle against ISIL in Aleppo that ended up with the removal of a 2.5-year-long siege of the Kuweires airbase on Tuesday.

The military operations started on Tuesday when the Syrian army advanced against the Takfiri terrorists in Eastern Ghouta and retook strategic areas from the foreign-backed militants.

The Syrian troops took full control over al-Mahalej area, to the South of Marj al-Sulatn, and the farms surrounding it.

The Syrian army, popular forces and Hezbollah forces, backed up by Syrian and Russian air force, lifted the two and a half-year-long siege of Kuweires military airbase after killing hundreds of ISIL terrorists on Tuesday.

The Syrian troops and Hezbollah forces rolled into the Kuweires airport at the end of their daylong last phase of massive operations.

The Syrian army, the National Defense Forces (NDF) and Hezbollah combatants, backed up by Russian warplanes, launched the last round of their over one-month-long joint operations against the ISIL terrorists’ positions in Eastern Aleppo near the Kuweires airbase Tuesday morning, and won full control over the strategic Aleppo-Raqqa Highway.

The attack started from multiple directions and ended up in cleaning up several villages from ISIL. Hundreds of the ISIL militants were killed or wounded in the operations.

In the next stage, Syrian and Russian Air Forces massively targeted the last strongholds of the ISIL militants around the Kuweires airbase.

In addition to the Syrian and Russian airstrikes, the artillery and mortar units of the army also shelled the ISIL strongholds to weaken their defense lines as much as possible to lay the ground for the combatants of Hezbollah, the army soldiers and the National Defense Forces to launch the final phase of their joint operations to lift the siege on Kuweires airbase.

Intelligence sources said hundreds of ISIL militants were fleeing the Kuweires region to safer areas to save their lives after suffering heavy casualties in the joint massive attack of the Syrian Army and Hezbollah with the Russian air backup.

After cleaning the region, the pro-government troops had to defuse a minefield planted by the ISIL before they could reach the gates of airbase.

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

When under the siege, the Syrian army’s helicopters supplied foodstuff and other needs to the Syrian troops defending the airport.

Militants Defeated in Another Aleppo Region, Syrian Forces Take Full Control over Tal Al-Eis

TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian army troops backed by Hezbullah forces and Russian Air Force pushed backed Takfiri terrorists on Thursday, and gained full control over Tal Al-Eis in the strategic Aleppo province.

Informed sources announced minutes ago that joint operation of Syrian forces and Hezbullah fighters, backed by Russian fighter jets, resulted in the capture of a new region in the province of Aleppo.

Syrian soldiers and their allies targeted the Takfiri terrorists’ strongholds in Tal Al-Eis, killing and wounding a large number of militants and won back the region.

Syrian forces made major advances against militant groups in the province of Aleppo in recent days and weeks, killing hundreds of Takfiri terrorists and destroying their strongholds, military vehicles and weapons, as well as retooking tens of militant-held villages and towns in the province.

Government soldiers and the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance forces on Thursday managed to win back villages of Jadidet Erbid, Musharfah Al-Murayj, Tal Al-Arba’een, Kherbet al-Mazare, Kherbet Nazha, Kherbet Mshaweh and Al-Hadher as the main stronghold of al-Nusra Front, in the Aleppo province.

On Tuesday, the Syrian army, popular forces and Hezbollah fighters, backed up by Syrian and Russian air force, lifted the two and a half-year-long siege of Kuweires military airbase after killing hundreds of ISIL Takfiri terrorists.

Meanwhile, a top Saudi commander of the Al-Nusra Front urged all militant groups across Syria to leave their positions for Aleppo, warning that the strategic territory near the border with Turkey will soon be completely lost if thousands of fresh forces do not join them in coming days.

Abdullah al-Muhsini, the al-Nusra’s senior commander, wrote on his social network pages that in case all militant groups do not join their comrades in Aleppo, the entire province “which is of vitally strategic value will soon be lost” to the Syrian army.

Battlefield source said hours ago that hundreds of militants fled their positions across Aleppo as the Syrian army and Hezbollah, backed by the Syrian-Russian warplanes, are sweeping an increasing number of towns and villages in the province at a momentum that has growingly increased since Monday.

Freedom of Kuweires Airport Prelude to Bigger Victories against ISIL in Syria, Iraq

TEHRAN (FNA)- A prominent military expert underlined that the army’s recent groundbreaking victory at Kuweires military airbase paved the way for further advances against the terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

“Breaking the Kuweires airport’s siege was a victory for all sons of our country, their allies and freedom-seekers and it will be a beginning for the future victories,” Ali Maqsoud told FNA on Thursday.

He said that retaking the airport cut the connection of the terrorists between Raqqa and Aleppo.

Maqsoud also stressed that this achievement means “a blow at strategic depths and vital route for the terrorists’ trafficking from Turkey”.

The Syrian army, popular forces and Hezbollah forces, backed up by Syrian and Russian air force, lifted the two and a half-year-long siege of Kuweires military airbase after killing hundreds of ISIL terrorists on Tuesday.

The Syrian army, the National Defense Forces (NDF) and Hezbollah combatants, backed up by Russian warplanes, launched the last round of their over one-month-long joint operations against the ISIL terrorists’ positions in Eastern Aleppo near the Kuweires airbase Tuesday morning, and won full control over the strategic Aleppo-Raqqa Highway.

The attack started from multiple directions and ended up in cleaning up several villages from ISIL. Hundreds of the ISIL militants were killed or wounded in the operations.

In the next stage, Syrian and Russian Air Forces massively targeted the last strongholds of the ISIL militants around the Kuweires airbase.

In addition to the Syrian and Russian airstrikes, the artillery and mortar units of the army also shelled the ISIL strongholds to weaken their defense lines as much as possible to lay the ground for the combatants of Hezbollah, the army soldiers and the National Defense Forces to launch the final phase of their joint operations to lift the siege on Kuweires airbase.

Intelligence sources said hundreds of ISIL militants were fleeing the Kuweires region to safer areas to save their lives after suffering heavy casualties in the joint massive attack of the Syrian Army and Hezbollah with the Russian air backup.

After cleaning the region, the pro-government troops had to defuse a minefield planted by the ISIL before they could reach the gates of airbase.

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

When under the siege, the Syrian army’s helicopters supplied foodstuff and other needs to the Syrian troops defending the airport.

Notorious ISIL Executioner Killed in Aleppo

FNA – The Syrian forces and Hezbollah fighters killed the ISIL’s most notorious executioner in the Northern province of Aleppo.

Mohammad Hamdoush known as “Kokeeto the Beheader” was killed during the fierce clashes between the Syrian and Hezbollah forces and the terrorists to take back control of Kuweires Military Airport.

Hamdoush was notorious for filming himself executing captured soldiers and civilians and torturing them in Syria.

He was originally from Morocco and reportedly came to Syria in 2013.

According to his parents, Hamdoush, who arrived in Syria in 2013, was radicalized through the internet, where he discovered Takfirism, an offshoot of Salafism.

The Syrian army, popular forces and Hezbollah forces, backed up by Syrian and Russian air force, lifted the two and a half-year-long siege of Kuweires military airbase after killing hundreds of ISIL terrorists on Tuesday.

The Syrian troops and Hezbollah forces rolled into the Kuweires airport at the end of their daylong last phase of massive operations.

The Syrian army, the National Defense Forces (NDF) and Hezbollah combatants, backed up by Russian warplanes, launched the last round of their over one-month-long joint operations against the ISIL terrorists’ positions in Eastern Aleppo near the Kuweires airbase Tuesday morning, and won full control over the strategic Aleppo-Raqqa Highway.

The attack started from multiple directions and ended up in cleaning up several villages from ISIL. Hundreds of the ISIL militants were killed or wounded in the operations.

In the next stage, Syrian and Russian Air Forces massively targeted the last strongholds of the ISIL militants around the Kuweires airbase.

In addition to the Syrian and Russian airstrikes, the artillery and mortar units of the army also shelled the ISIL strongholds to weaken their defense lines as much as possible to lay the ground for the combatants of Hezbollah, the army soldiers and the National Defense Forces to launch the final phase of their joint operations to lift the siege on Kuweires airbase.

Intelligence sources said hundreds of ISIL militants were fleeing the Kuweires region to safer areas to save their lives after suffering heavy casualties in the joint massive attack of the Syrian Army and Hezbollah with the Russian air backup.

After cleaning the region, the pro-government troops had to defuse a minefield planted by the ISIL before they could reach the gates of airbase.

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