Syria in the Last 24 Hours

Syria in the Last 24 Hours


Russian Air Force has significantly increased the intensity of strikes on the armed formations of international terrorist organizations on the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic

In accordance with the task assigned by the President of the Russian Federation, the Russian Air Force has significantly increased the intensity of strikes on the armed formations of international terrorist organizations on the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic.

Yesterday, according to the plan of the air operation, the first massive air strike against 206 terrorist objects was made.

In total, in the course of the 24 hours, the Russian aviation has carried out 127 combat sorties, among them:

  • by strategic missile-carrying aircraft Tu-160 and Tu-95MS – 5;
  • by long-range bombers Tu-22M3 – 24;
  • by attack aviation from Hmeymim airbase – 98.

34 air-based long-range cruise missiles were launched against 14 key terrorist facilities in the Idlib and Deir ez-Zor provinces.

The long-range bomber aviation hit 12 objects located in the Raqqah and Deir ez-Zor provinces.

Attack aviation located at the Hmeymim airfield performed tasks on engagement of command centre of militants, plants producing explosives, ammunition depots, terrorists’ training camps, strong points and fortified areas.

All the terrorists’ objects, which had been planned for engagement, were eliminated.

During the recent years, the ISIS and other extremist illegal armed groups have managed to establish favourable conditions for so-called “on-wheels oil pipe line”.

Hundreds of tanker vehicles deliver thousands of tons of oil to Iraq. This is one of the main income sources of terrorists.

It can be seen that hundreds of tanker vehicles are forming columns.

In the course of the first several days, the Russian aviation has eliminated approximately 500 fuel trucks. This significantly reduced terrorists’ illegal oil export capabilities and their income.

It is to be noted that there was made a decision, according to which the Russian warplanes started a “free hunt” against terrorists’ tanker vehicles transporting oil products in the areas controlled by the ISIS.

Moreover, Su-34 bombers started performing strikes on oil production objects.

All strikes of the Russian aviation are carried out against targets, which had been detected in advance.

In order to enhance the speed of terrorist facilities detection and the accuracy of definition of their coordinates all reconnaissance including the space one in the Middle Eastern Region has been intensified. It has allowed to detect new terrorist targets and destroy them in real time.

Today at 5 a.m. (Moscow time) the Russian Air Forces made a second massive airstrike against terrorist armed formations in Syria.

From 5:00 to 5:50 a squadron of Tu-22M3 long-range bombers made airstrikes against 6 ISIS facilities in the provinces of Raqqah and Deir-ez-Zor. They engaged depots with weapons and ammunition, mass concentrations of military hardware, training camps and workshops producing explosives.

From 9:00 to 9:10 Tu-160 strategic missile-carrying aircraft launched 12 air-based cruise missiles against ISIS  facilities in the provinces of Aleppo and Idlib.

The strikes resulted in destruction of the following objects:

  • 3 command centres;
  • 2 depots with armament and weapons;
  • a militants’ field camp.

As a result of the airstrikes 3 command centres, 2 weapon and ammunition depots and a terrorist field camp have been destroyed. In the course of the day, the attack aviation located at the Hmeymim airbase has carried out 100 combat sorties engaging 190 terrorist facilities.

By 16:00, 59 combat sorties were carried out, 149 objects were destroyed. It should be noted that the Russian air group continues carrying out airstrikes.

Just a few minutes ago a squadron of Tu-22M3 long-range bombers has made the second massive airstrike against 6 militants’ facilities engaging a communications centre, ISIS ammunition depot, a small factory producing explosives and car bombs, as well as a terrorist training base.

The airstrikes are continued according to the approved plan.

In order to ensure the safety, representatives of the international coalition are notified about the time of the airstrikes and the routes of the aircraft in advance.

In accordance with the order of the President of the Russian Federation, the General Staff is elaborating suggestions on joint operations with the French Navy against terrorists. Joint combat operations will be organized when the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier arrives to the shores of Syria.

In conclusion, it should be said that the Russian Air Force continues making massive airstrikes against ISIS terrorists in accordance with the air operation plan.

Comprehensive information concerning the results of combat work will be reported.

Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation


Russian air force, in cooperation with Syrian counterpart, destroy 355 targets for ISIS during last 48 hours
18 November، 2015
Damascus, SANA

A military source affirmed on Wednesday that 355 targets for the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist organization were destroyed in the countryside of Aleppo, Idleb, Raqqa and Dir Ezzor during the last 48 hours.

“The Russian air force, in cooperation with the Syrian air force, carried out 186 sorties against ISIS sites in Syria,” the source told SANA.

It added 26 command-centers, 35 depots, 28 fortified sites, 3 training camps, 8 explosive factories and 86 heavy-weapon stores for the ISIS were destroyed.


Two civilians injured in mortar terrorist attack on al-Wafideen Camp
18 November، 2015
Damascus countryside, SANA

Two civilians were injured Wednesday in a terrorist attack with mortar shells fired by terrorists of the so-called Jaish al-Islam on al-Wafideen Camp in Damascus countryside.

A Police source told SANA reporter that three shells fell on al-Wafideen Camp on the outskirts of Douma farms injuring a man and a woman.

The terrorist attack caused material damage to public and private properties, the source added.

The army establishes control a village in Homs, destroys hideouts and kills terrorists in others
18 November، 2015
Provinces, SANA

Units of the army and armed forces backed by popular defense groups established control over new areas, killed more terrorists and destroyed their hideouts and vehicles while Takfiri organizations acknowledged scores of their terrorists.

Homs

Al-Hadath village under the army control

The army units in cooperation with the popular defense groups established full control over al-Hadath village, located 82 km southeast of Homs city in the central Homs province, a military source announced on Tuesday.

The source told SANA that the army units eliminated a number of gatherings of ISIS terrorists and destroyed many of their vehicles in al-Hadath and later combed the village, where they dismantled tens of explosive devices planted near the locals’ houses and in farms.

The army has continued advancing towards Hawarin and Mhein villages and al-Qaryatain city, the source said.

Hama/ Idleb

50 terrorists killed in Idleb and Hama provinces

Idleb/ Hama, SANA- Units of the army and armed forces killed some 50 terrorists and destroyed their dens, hideouts and vehicles during precise operations in the countryside of the two provinces of Hama and Idleb.

Field sources told SANA Tuesday that units of the army and armed forces destroyed a position for the so called “Jund al-Aqsa” terrorist organization in the town of Tamana’a some 70 Kms to the northwestern side of Idleb, killing 35 terrorists including assistant leader of “Jund al-Aqsa” terrorist Imad Eddin al-din Bakri in addition to destroying more than four vehicles.

Meanwhile, other army units destroyed, in the town of Morek at the northern countryside of Hama, two vehicles and a van killing all terrorists on board including a terrorist in charge of suicide bombers for the “Jund al-Aqsa” terrorist organization.

Aleppo

Takfiri Organizations acknowledge killing 15 of their terrorists

Aleppo, SANA, Takfiri Terrorist Organizations acknowledged the killing of 15 terrorists including the so called “military leader of Nour Eddin Al-Zenki Movement” named Hasan Ka’aka and the military leader of ” Hurriya Islamic brigade” called Ahmad Meheddin Amro in the countryside of Aleppo province.

Terrorist organizations mentioned on their social WebPages Tuesday that another 13 terrorists from the so called ” Hurriya Islamic Brigade” were also killed.

Terrorist organizations acknowledged since the beginning of November the killing of tens of their ranks including 11 so called leaders from “Jabhat al-Nusra”, “al-Jabha al-Shamia”, ” Nour Eddin Al-Zenki Movement”, “Ahrar Al-Sham”, “al-Hijra to God brigade” and ” Commander of Muhajereen battalion”.

Sweida

An army unit carried out special operation on the terrorist organizations’ gatherings and hideouts in the southwestern countryside of Sweida province.

The operation led to destroying arms ammunition, gatherings and positions for the terrorist organizations and killing a number of terrorists in Kherbet Samar village, adjacent to the administrative borders of Daraa province.

Army establishes control over Rashwan hill in Lattakia, kills terrorist leaders in Daraa
18 November، 2015
Provinces, SANA

Units of the army and armed forces killed more terrorists in accurate operations against their hideouts and dens in the southern part of the country, and established control over more areas in the coastal region.

Lattakia

In the coastal province of Lattakia, an army unit, in cooperation with the popular defense groups, established control over al-Rashwan hill in the northern countryside of the province.

This achievement came less than 48 hours after the army established control over the villages of Deir Hanna, al-Daghmashliyeh, Bait Aiyash and Medakhat Ghmam area in the northern countryside after inflicting heavy losses upon the Takfiri terrorist organizations in personnel and equipment.

Aleppo

Syrian army’s air force destroyed terrorist gatherings in the villages of Hamima, Tal Ahmar, Akwla, Rasm al-Abad, Khan al-Assal, Kafr Hamra and al-Hawika in the countryside of Aleppo and Deir Ezzor.

Idleb/Hama

The army air force destroyed dens for terrorist organizations in Saraqeb city, al-Sheikh Yusuf and Ma’arkaba villages in Idleb and Hama countryside.

Homs

Meanwhile, the army established control on Dahre al-Dukan hill in Homs south-eastern countryside, inflicting heavy losses upon terrorists in personnel and equipment.

The army also advanced towards Hawarin village following its control on al-Hadath yesterday.

Daraa

Units of the army and armed forces killed a number of the Takfiri terrorists’ leaders in intensive operations carried out last night in the southern Daraa province.

A military source told SANA that a unit of the army destroyed vehicles and dens of the terrorist organizations’ leaders to the south of al-Arab’ain School, and destroyed terrorists’ positions in al-Manshiyia neighborhood and to the south of Bosra Square in Daraa al- Balad area.

In the northern countryside of the province, heavy losses were inflicted upon Jabhat al -Nusra terrorists in precise strikes carried out by a unit of the army against one of their positions to the northwest of al-Gharyia al-Gharbyia Bridge.

Meanwhile, the Takfiri terrorist organizations acknowledged on their accounts on the social networking websites that a number of their members were killed.

In the western countryside of the province, 14 terrorists from the so-called al-Muthana Islamic Movement were killed and others were injured in Tafas town after the explosion of a number of explosive devices which they were making inside one of their dens.

Army’s operations in Rasm al-Aboud village and ECARDA farms in Aleppo countryside

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ISIL Militants Fleeing Palmyra after Disclosure of Syrian-Hezbollah Forces’ Imminent Operation

TEHRAN (FNA)- The ISIL terrorists are fleeing Palmyra (Tadmur) in Homs province after different sources informed of an imminent large-scale operation of the pro-government force, including army, popular forces and Hezbollah, to recapture the militant-held city, local sources said Wednesday.

The sources said that the ISIL militants, who have heard about dispatch of hundreds of Hezbollah fighters to Palmyra to join Syrian army, are leaving Palmyra and its nearby areas in groups to find safer location inside or outside of the country.

On Tuesday, the Syrian army and the National Defense Forces (NDF) won key battles against ISIL terrorists in two key areas in the Western countryside of Palmyra after killing at least 25 militants.

The sources said that the pro-government forces broke through the ISIL militants’ defense lines in Tal Syriatel and Jabal Ma’ar and retook full control over these two important areas.

The Syrian forces are fortifying their position around the newly-recaptured areas to fend off the ISIL possible infiltration attempts.

ISIL Fleeing Syria’s Raqqa after Russia’s Massive Airstrikes, Cruise Missile Raids

TEHRAN (FNA)- Intelligence sources disclosed on Wednesday that ISIL militants are fleeing the Syrian city of Raqqa in hundreds to save their lives after sustaining heavy casualties in the Russian airstrikes and long-range cruse missile attacks form its Mediterranean fleet.

The sources said that the Russian fighter jets have stormed the strongholds of the ISIL militants in Raqqa in recent days in numerous attacks.

Meanwhile, the Russian military launched airstrikes against the ISIL stronghold in Raqqa with cruise missiles from the Mediterranean Sea.

Hundreds of Hezbollah Fighters Join Syrian Army to Launch Palmyra Liberation Operation

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Lebanese Hezbollah Resistance Movement has dispatched hundreds of its ready-to-fight forces to the Central Homs province to take part in a large-scale operation with the Syrian forces to recapture the ancient city of Palmyra from the ISIL terrorists, intelligence sources disclosed Wednesday.

The source said that the Syrian Army, popular force, Hezbollah fighters and the Russian Air Force are coordinating to launch a joint massive operation to win back militant-held Palmyra city.

The experienced Hezbollah fighters, as one of the main allies of the Syrian government in its fight against terrorism, have won many battles across the country, including Zabadani in Damascus province, Aleppo countryside and Lattakia province.

Sources said on Tuesday that the Syrian Army and the National Defense Forces (NDF) won key battles against ISIL terrorists in two key areas in the Western countryside of Palmyra (Tadmour) after killing at least 25 militants.

The sources said that the pro-government forces broke through the ISIL militants’ defense lines in Tal Syriatel and Jabal Ma’ar and retook full control over these two important areas.

The Syrian forces are fortifying their position around the newly-recaptured areas to fend off the ISIL possible infiltration attempts.

Syrian Army, Hezbollah Win Back More Lands in Aleppo Countryside

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army alongside Hezbollah fighters, who seem unsatisfied with a growing number of victories, stormed the ISIL gathering centers in the Southern side of Kuweires Airport again and recaptured Jamiliah village after fierce clashes with the terrorist group on Wednesday.

The pro-government forces’ operation against the ISIL militants in the Eastern countryside of Aleppo city ended in recapturing of Jamiliah village.

The militant group suffered heavy casualties in this morning clashes.

Earlier today, the terrorist groups confirmed the death of the military commander of “Hurriya Islamic brigade” in Aleppo province.

The military commander of “Hurriya Islamic brigade”, Ahmad Meheddin Amro, was killed in military operations in the countryside of Aleppo province, the terrorist groups said.