Syria in the Last 24 Hours

Syria in the Last 24 Hours


Syrian Air Force destroys 323 terrorist targets
14 November، 2015
Damascus, SANA

A military spokesman for the Syrian Arab Army said army units are continuing their operations against the terrorist organizations and have made significant successes in several directions in the provinces of Daraa, Sweida, Damascus Countryside, Homs, Aleppo, and Lattakia.

In a statement issued on Saturday, the spokesman said that army units waged intense battles in several areas in Daraa and its countryside, establishing control over areas north of Sheikh Miskeen and between Sheikh Miskeen and Qarfa, in addition to thwarting a terrorist group’s attempt to infiltrate in the direction of military points in Dael village, killing many terrorists and destroying their weapons and equipment.

Also in Daraa, two bases for Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization, a workshop for manufacturing explosive devices, several vehicles and a car loaded with munitions were destroyed in Daraa al-Balad area in Daraa city, in addition to 3 machinegun-equipped vehicles on the road between Daraa and Khirbet Ghazaleh.

The spokesman moved on to Sweida countryside, saying that two heavy artillery pieces and a vehicle used by terrorists were destroyed by the army in Ash’heeb hill in the province’s northeastern countryside.

He stated that army units are advancing in Harasta area in the Eastern Ghouta part of Damascus Countryside, establishing control over several farms and buildings located on the eastern side of the international highway in the area, killing many terrorists in the process.

In Homs, army units targeted with concentrated strikes terrorists in the villages of al-Ameriye, Jbab Hamad, and Unq al-Hawam and in the surroundings of al-Shaer oil field, in Manoukh, in the surroundings of Hawareen town, and in the direction of Maheen, destroying 3 machinegun-equipped vehicles and an armored vehicle and eliminating large numbers of terrorists.

Regarding Aleppo, the spokesman said that army units and popular defense groups advanced in the southwestern direction of Aleppo city, establishing control over the towns, villages, and farms of al-Hader, al-Ees, Baness, and Jdaideh, Bajer, Tlailat, Maryouda, al-Ees mountain, al-Arbaeen mountain, Hadiya hill, Rasm al-Sehreej, Khirbet al-Mazare’a, Khirbet Nuzha, Khribet al-Mshaweh, and Khirbet al-Kousa, inflicting heavy losses on terrorist.

In the eastern countryside of Aleppo, the army advanced in the surroundings of Kwairis Miltiary Airport, establishing control over the villages of Erbid and al-Tamat and destroying 3 vehicles along with the terrorist and equipment on board in Deir Hafer, in addition to targeting terrorist sites in Benyamin, Saif al-Dawleh, Jub al-Safa, Ein al-Jamajma, Abu Denna hill, Oum Arkilla, al-Bab, al-Madyouna, Khan Touman, al-Salihin, al-Rashidin 5, al-Sheikh Saeed, al-Mansoura, Tal Establ, Erbid, Jurouf, al-Afesh, Haraza, and al-Salihiya in Aleppo and its countryside, killing and injuring dozens of terrorists and destroying a number of their hideouts and vehicles.

The spokesman said that in the northeastern countryside of Lattakia, the army established control over al-Karoura mountain and Hasouna hill after killing a number of foreign terrorists and destroying or seizing their equipment, arms, and munitions.

He added that the Syrian Air Force carried out 151 sorties targeting 323 terrorist targets over the past two days, destroying 7 command centers for ISIS in Maheem, al-Qaryatain, and the surroundings of Khnaifes in Homs’ eastern countryside, in addition to 2 ammo depots in Kafr Zeta and al-Latamneh and a cluster of machinegun-equipped vehicles in Morek and Atshan in Hama’s northern countryside, and two workshops for manufacturing explosives in al-Tamani’a and Maar Tahrama in Idleb countryside.

The source went on to say that scores of terrorists were killed in Hawareen, Teir Maala, and east of Jub al-Jarrah in Homs countryside, and in Maskana, Erbid, Tal al-Ahmar, Ikarda, Rasm al-Aboud, Rasm al-Abd, Oum Arkila, Abu Mraij, Sahab, and south of Mardikh hill in Aleppo countryside, as well as in east of al-Jafra, Hazla, and al-Maryaia in Deir Ezzor, adding that more than 20 armored vehicles were destroyed south of Ethria, Abu Hbailat, Sarha al-Qabaliya, al-Shmaliya, and in Saraqeb in Idleb, and in al-Barqoum and al-Ees in Aleppo.

“The army’s pinpoint strikes have caused deterioration in the morale of the terrorist organizations on more than one direction,” the military spokesman said.

He concluded by conveying a call from the Aleppo joint operations command to the locals in the southwestern countryside of Aleppo province, calling on them to return to their homes after the army and the popular defense groups have established control over many villages and towns in the area.

The command, he added, is ready to provide assistance to the locals to ensure their return to their homes and farms.

H. Said / Hazem Sabbagh

Army establishes control over new areas in several provinces
14 November، 2015
Provinces, SANA

The army and armed forces on Saturday advanced in a number of areas across country, having control on new regions in southern cities.

Aleppo

An army unit established control over Rasm al-Abboud village south of Kwairis Airport in the eastern countryside of Aleppo province and the Ikarda farms in the southwestern countryside, inflicting losses on ISIS terrorists, a military source announced.

The army also destroyed fortified sites and vehicles for ISIS in al-Bab city and the villages and towns of Maskana, al-Afesh, and Aakoula, in addition to carrying out operations against Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization in al-Mansoura village, destroying concentrations of terrorists and their weapons, munitions, equipment, and machinegun-equipped vehicles.

Other army units destroyed hideouts of terrorist groups affiliated to Jabhat al-Nusra and machinegun-equipped vehicles in the villages of al-Barqoum, Qarasi, and al-Hweiz, in addition to destroying a concentration of terrorists in al-Shwaihna village and eliminating terrorist hotbeds in the neighborhoods of Karm Maiser and al-Sukkari and at al-Sakhour roundabout in Aleppo city.

Daraa

Meanwhile, an army unit advanced in the city of Sheikh Miskin, 22 km north of Daraa city and established control over the Housing, al-Madagen and the Water Resources area after destroying the terrorist gatherings there, killing a number of them, while the rest fled, leaving behind their equipment and weapons .

A military source told SANA Saturday that another army unit targeted the terrorist organizations’ hideouts in Atman town, 4 km north of Daraa city, destroying their gatherings and sites with all terrorists inside, mostly were of Jabhat al-Nusra.

In Daraa al-Balad, an army unit destroyed a factory for explosive devices and vehicles southwest of al-Hussein Mosque and a car loaded with weapons and ammunition on al-Sad road, in addition to killing many terrorists and destroying their vehicles in al-Manshiye neighborhood and south of the police housings area.

Army operations also targeted terrorist hideouts in al-Ghizlan farms and al-Ghariye al-Sharqiye in the province’s northern countryside.

Sweida

In the southeastern countryside of Sweida province, an army unit targeted ISIS vehicles’ to the east of Tal Shagaf, destroying a number of them with all terrorists on board and weapon, in addition to targeting ISIS hideouts in al-Qasr village in the northeastern countryside, destroying them along with the terrorists, weapons, and equipment inside them.

Damascus Countryside

The army’s air force targeted and destroyed a convoy of vehicles for ISIS in Bir al-Qasb area in the southeastern countryside of Damascus near al-Badia desert.

An ammunition depot and a 23 mm anti-aircraft gun were destroyed and a number of terrorists from Jabhat al-Nusra and Jaish al-Islam were killed in army airstrikes in Marj al-Sultan village deep in the Eastern Ghouta, according to the military source.

In the northern part of Eastern Ghouta, the airstrikes destroyed a mortar and several fortified positions for Jaish al-Islam terrorists in Harasta farms.

Homs

The army units have been significantly advancing on the area surrounding Mhein city, which is located to the southeast of Homs city.

Meanwhile, field sources said that army units, in cooperation with the popular defense groups, destroyed a car bomb for ISIS terrorists during their continued operations to the west of Mhein town, where the army units expanded their control after eliminating the last gatherings of ISIS terrorists in the chain of al-Hazm hills that overlook the
town, and destroyed a car bomb deployed by ISIS.

The army’s air force carried out sorties during which it targeted ISIS dens and positions in al-Qaraytain city, Hawarin and to the south of Mhein, and later army units destroyed machinegun-equipped vehicles and an armored vehicle and ISIS hideouts around Mhein, Hawareen, al-Mshairfeh, and Oum Sehreeh.

An army unit carried out a special operation in which a gathering of ISIS terrorists was eliminated in the surroundings of al-Shaer oil field and a number of vehicles and munitions for the terrorists were destroyed.

In the province’s northern countryside, army units destroyed terrorist hideouts and concentrations in the towns and villages of Jawalak, Talbiseh, and Teirmaala, while another unit targeted terrorists around Kafrnan village and destroyed mortar launchers and killed a number of terrorists.

Hama

Meanwhile, the army’s Air Force destroyed gatherings of the so-called al-Fateh Army terrorist organization in Kafar Zeta, Lattmeen and in Morek in the northern countryside of Hama province, inflicting heavy losses upon terrorists.

Sources on the ground confirmed the death of a Qatari terrorists known as “Abu Ayham” aka “al-Uqab” in an army special operaiton targeting a hideout for “Jund al-Aqsa” terrorist organizations in al-Latamneh north of Hama city, while the “emir” (leader) of “Ahrar al-Cham Islamic movement” terrorist organization Abu Abdelsalam al-Saleh was killed along with other terrorists in Kafr Zeta town, where a tank along with the terrorists on board were destroyed as well.

Idleb

Sources on the ground said that an army unit carried out a special operation targeting terrorists’ hideouts in Abu al-Duhour village southeast of Idleb city, killing 18 terrorists including one Mohammad Murad Agha from Uzbekistan and destroying 3 vehicles along with the weapons and munitions on board.

Deir Ezzor

The army’s air force launched airstrikes against centers and fortified positions for ISIS in the eastern countryside of the eastern Deir Ezzor province.

The airstrikes took place in the villages of Hatla, al-Mrei’iyeh and al-Jafra, where the ISIS positions targeted were completely destroyed with the terrorists positioned at the sites killed and their machinegun-equipped vehicles destroyed.

Syrian Refugees Returning Home in Southern Aleppo after Militants’ Recent Defeats

TEHRAN (FNA)- First groups of Syrian refugees are returning to the newly-liberated areas in the Southern, Southeastern and Southwestern parts of Aleppo after the pro-government forces pushed back militant groups from vast territories in the Northern province, sources said Saturday.

According to Syrian sources, hundreds of Syrian people who left Aleppo after ISIL and other militant groups raided and occupied their towns and villages are now returning home.

Military sources announced earlier today that the Syrian Army, popular forces and Hezbollah, with the Russian warplanes’ back up, have seized back nearly 410 square kilometers of land in the Northern province of Aleppo.

The Syrian Army, National Defense Forces (NDF), the Lebanese Hezbollah and other pro-government fighters have regained almost 410 square kilometers of Aleppo’s territories since the start of their massive operations early in October, the military sources said.

The same sources said earlier today, the Syrian Army and Hezbollah fighters have significantly advanced against the militant groups in Southwestern Aleppo province and captured a new area along the strategic Aleppo-Damascus highway, The pro-government forces pushed back the militant groups from the Southwestern part of Aleppo near highway to Damascus and won back ICARAD area just opposite side to Kusaybiyah town after fierce clashes with the terrorists, that ended in the full recapture of the area and killing or wounding of many of them, the sources said.

The sources further added that the Syria army and Hezbollah are advancing towards al-Zerba town.

Reports said on Friday that he 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 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.

Syrian Airstrikes Destroy Militants’ Fortified Positions in Eastern Ghouta

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian air force destroyed the terrorists’ military positions and in Eastern Ghouta in Damascus countryside.

The Syrian fighter jets razed down the fortified positions and mortar launchers of Jeish al-Islam (Army of Islam) militants in Harasta farms in Eastern Ghouta.

The airstrikes left a large number of terrorists dead and many more injured.

Earlier today, the Syrian fighter jets pounded a convoy of vehicles and military equipment in Damascus countryside.

The Syrian airstrikes destroyed a convoy of vehicles, ammunition depot and a 23-mm cannon of the terrorists in Ber al-Qasab and Marj al-Sultan in the Eastern Ghouta in Damascus countryside.

There were no immediate reports of possible casualties among the terrorists.

Earlier, Syria Army and popular forces pushed back the militant groups from the remaining parts of the Helicopter Field in Marj al-Sultan Airbase in Eastern Damascus province and seized full control over the strategic field on Saturday.

With the capture of the helicopter airfield at Airbase, the Syrian army and it allies are now in prime position to assault Marj Al-Sultan village that is situated to the North of the base.

Also on Friday, the Syrian Army and popular forces continued to push back the militant groups from the Northern part of Marj al-Sultan airbase in Damascus countryside and seized back part of the helicopter airfield from the terrorists.

The Syrian army’s 105th Brigade of the Republican Guard, the National Defense Forces (NDF) of Damascus city and the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA), broke-through Jeish al-Islam’s defense lines at the Marj Al-Sultan army terrain and reached the strategic helicopter airfield that is situated just South of the Marj Al-Sultan village in Damascus countryside.

The Republican Guard and their allies reportedly fractured Jeish Al-Islam’s defenses after 16 straight hours of intense firefights that resulted in several casualties and the destruction of heavy equipment for both sides involved in this violent battle.

According to a military source inside the Syrian capital, the Syrian Armed Forces suffered 18 soldiers killed-in-action (KIA) and another 31 wounded-in-action (WIA) while trying to penetrate Jeish Al-Islam’s defenses; however, despite the death toll, the Republican Guard and their allies were able to fight through this rough terrain and reach the wide-open helicopter airfield.

The Marj Al-Sultan region of the East Ghouta has been under the control of the militants since 2012; it was one of the first sites captured by them.

On Thursday, Syrian army forces entered Marj al-Sultan military airbase in Eastern Ghouta, the second airport taken back by the pro-government troops in the last several days, following Kuweires airbase in the Eastern countryside of the Northern city of Aleppo.

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.

Syrian forces were to make a push towards the helicopter fields on Thursday.

The Syrian army launched operations on Wednesday to win back control over Marj al-Sultan airbase after 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 air force intensified airstrikes on positions of ISIL terrorists in Damascus countryside.

The Syrian airstrikes hit ISIL positions in al-Zamrani valley in the Northern part of al-Qalamoun area in Damascus Countryside on Friday, a military source said.

The source further said the air attacks destroyed the terrorists’ fortified sites, vehicles and military equipment.