Syria in the Last 24 Hours

Syria in the Last 24 Hours


In the course of last two days aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces in the Syrian Arab Republic have performed 107 combat sorties engaging 289 terrorist facilities

In the course of last two days, November 11 and 12, the aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces in the Syrian Arab Republic have performed 107 combat sorties engaging 289 terrorist facilities in Aleppo, Damascus, Idlib, Latakia, Hama, Homs, Daraa, and Deir-ez-Zor provinces.

Strikes of the Russian aviation caused destruction of 34 command and control centers of illegal armed groups, 16 POL and ammunition depots, 2 plants used for producing munitions and improvised explosives devices, 3 bases and terrorists’ training camps, 50 strong points with combat hardware and weapons, and 184 fortified areas and defensive positions.

Near Maarrat al-Nu’man (Idlib province), a Su-34 bomber destroyed a plant of the Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist group. The object was used for producing rockets and improvised explosive devices, and fitting vehicles with EDs. The air strike resulted in complete destruction of both buildings, which the plant was deployed in.

In suburbs of Rasm al-Aboud (Aleppo province), through information provided by the civilians, the Russian UAVs registered a well-hidden concentration of the Jabhat al-Nusra’s armored vehicles.

Two tanks, three armored vehicles, and four automobiles equipped with large-caliber machine guns were eliminated by direct hits.

In suburbs of Jasim (Daraa province), the Russian Su-34 bomber destroyed an underground ammunition depot of the ISIS illegal armed groups. The direct hit by BETAB-500 air bomb caused detonation of explosives and complete destruction of the object.

Near Jebel-Mgar mountain (Damascus province), the ISIS illegal armed group ammunition depot was hit. During two days rockets were stealthily delivered to the object in small-sized batches. The rockets were supposed to be used for the renewal of bombardment against the Syrian capital. Pinpoint strike at the building with munitions caused complete destruction.

Near Taniyyat al-Rujma passage (Homs province), Su-24M carried out a strike against the ISIS strong point. The strike destroyed fortifications, three mortars and field ammunition depot of terrorists.

In suburbs and al-Latamna (Hama province), a large ammunition depot of Jabhat al-Nusra was eliminated. The Su-34 bomb strike destroyed two buildings with reactive and artillery projectiles, mortar shells and munitions.

In suburbs of Kdin (Latakia province), command and observation post of Jabhat al-Nusra was destroyed. Pinpoint strike resulted in complete destruction of terrorists’ building.

In the course of aerial reconnaissance operation held near Mayadin (Deir-ez-Zor province), a column of petrol trucks was registered heading on the Syrian-Iraqi border. According to the gained data, the trucks were transporting crude oil taken from the ISIS-controlled oil fields to refueling plants of terrorists located at the Iraq territory. On-duty Su-34 bomber hit the column of trucks. The objective monitoring data confirms elimination of the column.

The civilians are actively joining self-defence units in provinces of Latakia, Tartus, Homs, Hama, Idlib and Damascus. According to the Syrian General Staff, strength of the units exceeds 4,000 people.

After necessary training, the volunteers are involved in performing tasks concerning protecting inhabited areas from terrorists and guarding important facilities and transportation lanes. The assistance provided by civilians allows to release units of regular forces from the rear and to form necessary reserve forces in order to develop offensive against terrorists’ territories.

Units of militia in cooperation with Mukhabarat and governmental forces are actively taking part in fighting terrorists near Damascus and Aleppo as well as in northern Latakia province.

According to the data received from the Informational Center in Baghdad, field commanders of illegal armed groups in Latakia received an order on urgent evacuation of all material values and modern samples of armament deep into the uncontrolled territories of terrorists.

Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation

The Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation comments on the statement of the British Daily Mail concerning allegedly deployed S-400 air defence missile system at the ‪Hmeymim‬ airbase

“Certain statements regarding our airbase, which regularly come up in foreign publications, are at the very least confusing, if not laughable. We would like to believe that these fairy tales are published for the sake of self-advertisement.

Before scaring the British and the whole world by talking about the deployment of our S-400 AA missile system, they should have looked the system up on Wikipedia or the Ministry of Defence website. Then the editors of this agency would know how many elements this missile system comprises and how much space it would have taken to deploy it.

We have been working together with the journalists at the Hmeymim airbase for three days now. They have been given an opportunity to see everything here for themselves, including air defence means of the base. There has never been S-400 AA system here. This is a clear misinformation.

We have brought you here to understand the real situation and to uncover this and other rumours, and we intend to continue inviting foreign journalists to our press-tours in future.”

Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation

Russian Defense Ministry Declares Expanding Air Force Operations in Syria

TEHRAN (FNA)- Russian warplanes carried out 107 sorties and hit 289 terrorist targets in Syria over the past 48 hours, expanding the operation range from six to eight provinces, the Russian Defense Ministry said Friday.

“On November 11-12, (Russian) aircraft conducted 107 sorties, hitting targets in Aleppo, Damascus, Idlib, Lattakia, Hama, Dara’a, Homs and Deir Ezzir,” Major General Igor Konashenkov said, Sputnik reported.

According to Konashenkov, 184 terrorist fortified areas, 50 strongholds with military equipment and weapons and 34 command centers were destroyed by Russian airstrikes.

The Russian Aerospace Forces destroyed an ISIL ammunition depot in the Damascus province, which was supplying the terrorists with rockets to shell the Syrian capital.

A Russian Su-34 bomber launched a pinpoint strike by a BETAB-500 bunker buster bomb on an ISIL ammunition depot in Syria’s province of Dara’a, the Russian Defense Ministry spokesman said.

An ISIL stronghold and the terrorist group’s ammunition depot were destroyed by a Su-24M military jet in the Homs province.

Moreover, a major Nusra Front ammunition depot was destroyed in the Hama province. Meanwhile, in the Idlib province, the Russian Aerospace Forces launched airstrikes on a Nusra Front plant, which had been producing rockets and explosive devices.

“In the city of Maarrat al-Nu’man in Idlib province, a Su-34 bomber destroyed a factory producing ammunition for the Nusra Front (terrorist) group. The militants manufactured missiles, hand-made explosive devices and equipped vehicles with explosives at this site. As a result of the airstrike, both buildings, where the factory was located, were completely destroyed.”

A Nusra Front command center was destroyed in the Syria’s province of Lattakia, the general said.

“In the Lattakia province, a Nusra Front command and surveillance center was destroyed. The building occupied by terrorists was completely destroyed by a pinpoint strike.”

Terrorists fighting in the Lattakia province have received an order to urgently evacuate modern arms and assets, Konashenkov said.

He added that local citizens in Syria’s provinces of Lattakia, Tartus, Homs, Hama, Idlib and Damascus were joining self-defense groups.

Russian aviation destroyed a column of fuel tankers with crude oil, which was heading toward Iraq, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

“As a result of the aerial reconnaissance near Al Mayadin in the province of Deir Ezzur, a column of fuel tankers heading toward the Syrian-Iraqi border was uncovered. According to data, the vehicles transported crude produced in the ISIL-controlled oil fields to refineries of terrorists located in Iraq.”

Kremlin commends Syrian military’s successes

SOCHI, November 13. /TASS/. The Kremlin highly appreciates the military successes achieved by the Syrian Army with the support of the Russian aircraft in Syria.

“The offensive operations of the Syrian army continue with very positive dynamics. We know that over the past few weeks a number of strategic successes have been achieved by the Syrian military,” presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters. According to him, “in this case the offensive with the support of the Russian aircraft continues effectively.”


Russian and Syrian Air Force target 289 terrorists’ positions
13 November، 2015
Damascus, SANA

Russian war planes, in cooperation with the Syrian Air Force, carried out 107 sorties targeting 289 positions for terrorist organizations in the countryside of Aleppo, Damascus, Idleb, Hama, Homs and Deir Ezzor provinces during the past 24 hours, A military source told SANA Friday.

The sorties resulted in destroying 34 command centers, 50 positions containing military equipment, 184 fortified positions and 16 fuel and munitions depots as well as two ammunition and explosives factories for terrorist organizations, the source added.

The sorties also targeted terrorists’ hideouts in the southern region, destroying ammunition depots near Jasem, north-west of Daraa city and in al-Maghar Mount in Damascus Countryside.

In the central region, the Russian air force destroyed 3 mortar bases, ammunition depot and two buildings including Grad missiles and shells in al-Lataminah, 35 km north of Hama city and a monitoring post for Jabhet al-Nusra terrorists near Kidin village in Lattakia countryside.

The source highlighted that the airstrikes also resulted in destroying plant for manufacturing explosives and shells in Maarat al-Numan in Idleb countryside, 5 armored vehicles and 4 machinegun-equipped vehicles in Rasm al-Abboud near Kwairis Airport.


The army establishes control over more areas in Aleppo, Hama and Lattakia
13 November، 2015
Provinces, SANA

The army continued advancing in Aleppo and other provinces, inflicting heavy casualties and material losses upon the terrorist organizations.

Aleppo
More villages under army control

Army units, in cooperation with the popular defense groups, established control over al-Eis, Banes, Tal Hadiyeh, Rasm Sahrij, Tal Bajer, Tleilat, Maryouda, Khirbet al-Kousa in the southwestern countryside of Aleppo province, a military source told SANA on Friday.

The terrorist organizations in those areas suffered heavy losses in personnel and equipment, with a number of their heavy machinegun-equipped vehicles getting destroyed, according to the source.

Today’s new achievement came hours after several other areas came in the army’s hands, including the strategic al-Eis hill and al-Hader city, in addition to Tallet al-Arbaeen, Khirbet al-Mazare, Khirbet Nizha and Khirbet al-Mshaweh.

The source noted that the army units and the popular defense groups continued hunting down the terrorists in the southwestern countryside to ensure its full security.

In the eastern countryside of Aleppo, army units established control over the village of Erbid after targeting ISIS gatherings and movement routes and inflicting heavy losses in personnel and equipment in the ranks of ISIS.

Moreover, the army targeted terrorists’ hideouts and concentrations in Tal Istabl and al-Salihyeh, killing a number of terrorists and leaving others wounded.

The army also carried out operations against the ISIS terrorists in the areas of Sharba’, al- Afash and Ein al-Jamajim near Kwairis Airport, killing scores of terrorists and destroying machinegun-equipped vehicles.

To the west of Aleppo city, an army unit destroyed ammo and weapon deposit for Jabhet al-Nusra terrorists in al-Mansoura, 10 km of Aleppo city.

Meanwhile, the army killed and injured scores of Jabhet al-Nusra terrorists and other Turkish-backed terrorist organizations in al-Amryeh and al-Sheikh Saeed neighborhoods in Aleppo city.

Deir Ezzor

SANA reporter in Deir Ezzor confirmed that the army killed 60 terrorists, the majority of them of non-Syrian nationalities, after targeting their hideout in Hwejat Sakhr in the province’s south-eastern countryside.

Lattakia & Hama

Army units, in cooperation with popular defense groups, established control over al-Karoura Mount and Talat Hassouna in the countryside of Lattakia and Hama, killing scores of non-Syrian terrorists and destroying their weaponry and munitions, a military source affirmed.

Meanwhile, the Syrian army air force targeted hideouts for Jabhet al-Nusra and Jaish al-Fatih terrorist organizations in Morek, Lahaya, al-Lataminah and Kifr Zeita in Hama northern countryside, killing scores of terrorists and destroying their weaponry and munitions.

Homs

Army units killed and injured scores of ISIS terrorists near Jazal field, al-Shaer Mount and Manoukh village, north-west of Palmyra city in the central province of Homs.

In Homs south-eastern countryside, the army targeted ISIS gatherings and hideouts near Hawarin and in al-Mustawda’at near Mahein town, killing and injuring scores of terrorists in the process.

Daraa

Army units destroyed a vehicle equipped with a heavy machinegun and loaded with arms and ammunition for Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in the direction of Hamidet al-Taher-al-Nazihin Camp in the southern Daraa province.

A number of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists were killed or injured and their arms and weapons were destroyed in an army operation in Ataman town, 5km north of Daraa city.

Syrian Army Retakes Control over 340 Square Kilometers in Aleppo Province

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army, popular forces and Hezbollah, backed up by the Russian airstrikes, have taken control of nearly 341 square kilometers of land in the Northern province of Aleppo, army sources announced on Friday.

The sources said that the Syrian Army’s 4th Mechanized Division, the Syrian Armed Forces, Hezbollah, and their Iraqi allies have taken control of 341 square kilometers of territory since early October in Southern Aleppo.

As a result of their success in Southern Aleppo, the Syrian Armed Forces and their allies have paved the way for their reentry into the Idlib province, the province that they were forced to withdraw from over the summer.

On Friday, Syrian Army, popular forces and Hezbollah fighters stormed the ISIL defense lines in the Southwestern part of the Northern city of Aleppo and retook full control over four new areas.

The Syrian army, National Defense Forces (NDF) and Hezbollah pushed back the ISIL militant from Tal Bajer, Tleilat, Maryouda and Khirbet al-Kousa and restored security to the newly-liberated areas.

The terrorist group suffered heavy losses in personnel and equipment in the abovementioned battlefields.

On Thursday, Syrian army troops backed by Hezbollah forces and Russian Air Force pushed backed Takfiri terrorists, and gained full control over Tal Al-Eis in the strategic Aleppo province.

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 retaking 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 increased since Monday.

Al-Nusra Front’s Emir Killed in Syria’s Yarmouk Refugee Camp

TEHRAN (FNA)- A suicide bomber killed the leader and deputy leader of the Al-Nusra Front Takfiri terrorist group in Yarmouk Palestinian Refugee Camp in Damascus on Friday.

Abu Youssef al-Hourani was killed by a suicide bomber who approached him and blew himself up in Hamdan Street in Yarmouk camp today, the Arabic-language Al-Arabiya TV reported on Friday.

Al-Hourani’s deputy was also killed during the attack.

The Yarmouk crisis started in 2012 when the terrorist groups took control of the Palestinian refugee camp and displaced over one million Palestinians. The terrorist groups have been trying to make the Yarmouk camp and its surrounding areas the main center of their operations.

Palestinian forces inside Yarmouk are largely surrounded by the ISIL fighters who have captured large swathes of the camp since an assault that began earlier this month.

In early April, a group of 14 Palestinian factions backed a joint military operation with the Syrian government to expel the ISIL terrorists from the Yarmouk refugee camp in Southern Damascus.

The factions support “a security solution that will be carried out in partnership with the Syrian state,” Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) official Ahmed Majdalani said.

Also in early April, the ISIL was reported to be in control of a “large part” of the camp after fighting with Palestinian groups who also opposed to President Bashar Assad’s forces.

An agreement last year between terrorists and the government, backed by Palestinian factions, led to an easing of the siege, but humanitarian access has remained limited.