Syria in the Last 24 Hours

Syria in the Last 48 Hours


For the last 2 days, Russian Aerospace Forces have performed 141 combat sorties engaging 472 terrorist objects

In the course of the last 2 days, the Russian air group continued additional checking of targets and engagement of separate facilities of terrorist groupings, which are active on the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic.

Aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces have performed 141 combat sorties engaging 472 terrorist objects in the Aleppo, Damascus, Idlib, Latakia, Hama, Homs, Raqqah, and Deir ez-Zor provinces.

Russian bombers from the Hmeymim airbase have been performing combat missions on elimination of columns of petrol tank vehicles and oil production plants in the oil-bearing regions in the north and east of Syria. These facilities in the districts of Palmyra, Deir ez-Zor and Raqqah are controlled by terrorists and constitute their main source of income.

Near Raqqah, in the course of the air reconnaissance, two columns of vehicles were detected, which transported oil to processing plants controlled by the ISIS grouping. An airstrike made by Su-34 aircraft destroyed about 80 petrol tank vehicles of terrorists.

15 km to the south-west of Raqqah, a large oil depot terminal was destroyed.

50 km to the south of Raqqah, Su-34 bombers eliminated an oil production plant controlled by terrorists.

In the Al-Makhimira desert, 50 km to the north of Deir ez-Zor, Su-34 bombers made a strike on petrol tanks. The direct hit completely eliminated the object.

It is to be emphasized that in the course of the last five days, the Russian aircraft have destroyed over 1000 petrol tank vehicles, which had carried out transportation of crude oil to the plants controlled by the ISIS terrorists.

According to available information, received from the Information centre in Baghdad, terrorists suffered the heaviest losses in the provinces of Deir ez-Zor, Raqqah and Aleppo.

Thus, near Aleppo city, as a result of strike of the Russian aviation, the system of control over the illegal armed groups was completely disrupted. Terrorists are disintegrated and leave for the districts, which are still under their control to dig in at new lines.

Illegal armed groups active in the vicinity of settlements Serakab (Idlib province) and Qalaat al-Madiq (Hama province), suffered significant losses from missile and bomb strikes of the Russian aviation.

Most terrorist units in these areas have left their positions without permission despite their leaders’ threats. They discarded their Islamic State (and other terrorist groups’) clothes and insignia to blend in with the local population.

This is yet another case when objective monitoring data shows the results of attacks of the Russian aviation and Navy against terrorist objects.

In the connection with a large-scale operation on simultaneous destruction of terrorists’ infrastructure all over the territory of Syria, the so-called fake “human rights observatories” and other propaganda organizations were expected to issue another batch of stovepiping in the Western media.

However, it is necessary to emphasize the fact that after the tragic events in Paris, over Sinai and in Mali they have become more careful in their statements.

On the other hand, statements by certain alleged military experts (such as the official representative of the US Armed Forces Central Command, who has made a statement saying that “most Russian airstrikes are aimed against moderate Syrian opposition”) remain the same.

These statements are also made without presenting any proofs, with no specific facts, and citing unspecified sources.

The more precise the Russian airstrikes are, the more persistently the Western colleagues are trying to convince the foreign public claiming that not all terrorists are that bad.

Perhaps this is how they see it from across the ocean. But in reality, terrorism is known to have no comparatives and no ethnicity.

Terrorism is an absolute evil, all forms of which must be fought.

The Russian side has objective control data on the results of last week’s air operation.

They demonstrate high effectiveness of the operation and significant damage suffered by terrorists all over Syria.


Direct hit of a cruise missile on a terrorists’ command centre (Idlib province)

Elimination of an ammunition depot with a cruise missile (Idlib province)

Strike against militants’ base with two cruise missiles (Idlib province)

Elimination of terrorists’ facility with 2 cruise missiles (Idlib province)

Destruction of an object at a terrorists’ oil production plant (Deir ez-Zor province)

Strike with a Kalibr-NK cruise missile against a command centre of terrorists (Idlib province)

Strike with two cruise missiles on a command centre and ammunition depot of terrorists (Idlib province)

Elimination of terrorists’ base by strike of Tu-22M3 (Deir ez-Zor province)

Airstrike on facilities of oil production, storage and processing (Deir ez-Zor province)


Russian Air Force destroys 472 terrorist positions, 1,000 oil tankers used by ISIS
23 November، 2015
Moscow, SANA

The Russian Defense Ministry affirmed that 472 terrorists’ positions were destroyed in the countryside of Aleppo, Damascus, Idleb, Lattakia, Hama, Homs, Raqqa, and Deir Ezzor provinces during the last two days.

Aircrafts of the Russian aviation group in Syria have made 141 sorties over the past two days and delivered airstrikes on 472 terrorist facilities in the country, spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry Igor Konashenkov said on Monday.

On September 30th , Russian aircrafts started targeting the terrorist organizations in Syria in implementation the two countries agreement in facing the international terrorism and eliminating the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS)terrorist organization.

According to Konashenkov, over the past two days the Russian aviation group continued active additional reconnaissance of targets and delivering airstrikes on separate facilities of terrorist groups operating in Syria.

He pointed out that all the Russian aircrafts returned safe to Hmaimim Airbase in Lattakia countryside after implementing their fighting missions.

Since last Tuesday the Russian air force intensified airstrikes against the terrorist organizations’ sites in Syria in implementation of President Vladimir Putin’s orders after confirming terrorists involvement in detonating the Russian civil airliner over Sinai, Egypt on November 5th.

Russian Air Force destroys 1,000 oil tankers used by ISIS in 5 days

Meanwhile, a military source told SANA that the Russian Air Force, in cooperation with Syrian Air Force, carried out a series of airstrikes in Syria which resulted in destroying 1,000 oil tanker trucks used by ISIS to smuggle oil during the last five days.

The source explained that the airstrikes resulted in destroying 80 such oil tankers in the area surrounding al-Raqqa city, in addition to destroying large tanks full with oil and an oil refinery south of Raqqa and south of Deir Ezzor city.

The airstrikes also inflicted heavy losses on terrorists in Saraqib and Qalaat al-Madiq in the countryside of Idleb and Hama provinces, the source added.

Russia Starts Ground Operations in Syria

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Russian infantry forces, supported by air force and artillery units, launched their first operations inside the Syrian territory, a Kuwaiti paper reported.

“The Russian infantry forces, supported by tanks and fighter jets, participated for the first time in operations to attack the Takfiri militants in Syria in a region between Lattakia and Idlib provinces” and they could take control of strategic heights without sustaining any casualties, Kuwait’s al-Rai newspaper quoted Syrian dissident commanders as saying.

It added that the conditions for Russia’s ground operations in Syria were prepared by the country’s advanced 130-mm artillery and SU-25M fighter jets.

“This shows that Russia is preparing its forces at a high level to fight against enemies… since Russia has decided to enter Syria powerfully and assumes the Levant territory as a real training field to show its power and develop its weapons and military equipment which have not been used in any real war for years,” the paper claimed quoting the same sources.

They also claimed that the Syrian command has been in charge of logistical support for the first-time war fought by the Russian infantry forces in Syria.

Moscow itself had demanded the Syrian forces and its allies not to participate in the operations so that the Russian infantry forces will be tested in the battlefield in Syria, the sources said, adding that the battle lasted some hours and a strategic hill was purged of terrorists and a number of them were also killed.

On September 30, Russian military aircraft began executing precision strikes against ISIL forces in Syria at the behest of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Since the beginning of the airborne campaign Russian aircraft have carried out over 2,000 sorties, destroying about 3,000 ISIL targets and eliminating hundreds of militants.

The warships of Russian Caspian Flotilla also launched a series of cruise missile strikes against the ISIL assets in Syria.

But Moscow has repeatedly underlined that it will not fight any ground battle in Syria.


2 Civilians killed, 20 injured in terrorist attacks in Daraa, Damascus, and its Countryside
23 November، 2015
Provinces, SANA

Two civilian were killed and 20 others were injured on Monday in terrorist mortar attacks which targeted areas in Daraa, Damascus, and Damascus Countryside provinces.

In Daraa, terrorists positioned in al-Nazihin Camp neighborhood in Daraa al-Balad area in Daraa city fired a mortar shell at al-Matar neighborhood in the city, killing one woman and causing material damage.

Terrorists also fired a mortar shell on al-Mazra’a neighborhood in Damascus, claiming the life of a civilian and injuring other two. The shell also caused material damage in the targeted area.

Meanwhile in Damascus Countryside, 10 civilians were injured by four mortar rounds fired by “Jaish al-Islam” terrorist organization on the residential area of al-Wafidin Camp. The attack also caused material damage to homes, stores, and cars.

A medical source at Qtaifa National Hospital said the 10 people injured in the attack were rushed to the hospital on Monday, and that one of them is a three-year-old girl.

In Damascus city, 8 people were injured after terrorists fired three mortar shells at the residential neighborhood of Bab Touma and the commercial district of al-Thawra Street. The attack also damaged a number of cars.

Army kills more terrorists, establishes control over new areas across the country
23 November، 2015
Provinces, SANA

Units of the army and the armed forces on Monday continued to tighten the noose around the Takfiri terrorist organizations across the country,establishing control over new areas and destroying terrorists’ headquarters and equipment and killing scores of them.

Homs

Hawareen and Maheen under Army control

Homs, SANA- Units of the army and armed forces, in cooperation with the popular defense groups, established full control over Maheen town and Hawareen Village after destroying the last positions of ISIS terrorists in them in intensive military operations carried out in the southeastern countryside of the central Homs province, a military source said Monday.

The source told SANA that units of the army are combing the town and the village which are about 85 km to the southeast of Homs City, and they are dismantling the explosive devices planted by ISIS terrorists among houses of the citizens and at the roads and the agricultural lands.

In the northern countryside of Homs, the Syrian Air Force carried out sorties against the gatherings and positions of Jabhat al-Nusra in Teir Ma’ala village, destroying a number of terrorists’ positions and vehicles along with all the terrorists and weapons inside them.

Earlier Sunday, the Syrian Army Air Force conducted a series of strikes against positions and movements of ISIS terrorists in the two towns, destroyed their positions and killed all terrorists inside as well as destroying vehicles equipped with heavy machine guns.

Lattakia

1154 height under army control

A military source said Monday that full control was established over the Height 1154,5 in the northeastern countryside of Lattakia province after the army units in cooperation with popular defense groups inflicted heavy losses upon terrorists in the arms and personnel.

Units of the army and the armed forces, in cooperation with the popular defense groups continued to advance in the northern countryside of the province, establishing control over the Height 1154,5 around one km to the south of Kabbana village.

The source added that army units used special tactics that are suitable for the nature of the area, killing scores of Takfiri terrorists, most of them of Afghani nationality, in addition to destroying their fortifications with all the arms and ammunition inside them.

Later, a military source said that army units, in cooperation with popular defense groups, established control over al-Moroj, Jabal Beit Ahmad, Jabal al-Qrima, Juret al-Mai, Beit Marouf, Beit Najib Bshara, Ketf al-Ghanma, and al-Rashwan in Lattakia countryside.

Deir Ezzor

More than 40 ISIS terrorists killed

Units of the army and armed forces killed more than 40 ISIS terrorists and destroyed a number of their headquarters and stores of ammunition and of manufacturing explosive devices and other explosives in Deir Ezzor Province.

Field sources told SANA Monday that headquarters of the ISIS terrorists were destroyed, one of them was used for manufacturing explosives, in special operations carried out by units of the army against dens of the ISIS terrorists in the surroundings of Aisha School and Conserves Factory and in al-Ashara in al- Mayadeen City in the southeastern countryside of the province.

The sources added that units of the army, positioned in Deir Ezzor Military Airport, killed 6 terrorists, one of them was of Chechen nationality, in the surroundings of the Airport, in addition to destroying one of the terrorists’ trucks at al-Taim oil field.

Meanwhile, one of the headquarters of ISIS terrorists was also destroyed and all terrorists inside were killed in al-Jafra village in the eastern countryside in a special operation carried out by a unit of the army.

More than 28 terrorists were also killed and a number of their headquarters, which were used for manufacturing explosive devices and storing arms and ammunition, were destroyed in operations carried out by the army against ISIS hotbeds in the neighborhoods of al-Hwaiqa and al-Omal and near al-Siyasia Bridge in Deir Ezzor city.

Later, a military source told SANA that the Syrian Air Force destroyed the fortified positions of ISIS in Janina and al-Bolil villages in the northern and eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor province, in addition to inflicting heavy losses on terrorists in al-Hwaiqa and al-Jbila neighborhoods in Deir Ezzor city.

Hama

More 28 terrorists killed in Hama province

The Syrian army air force targeted terrorists’ hideouts in Kafer Zaita town and Atshan village in the countryside of Hama province, destroying a number of their headquarters with all weapons and ammunition inside them.

Meanwhile, field sources told SANA that a self-claimed leader of the so-called “al- Izza Battalions and Brigades Gathering”, nicknamed Ali al-Laban and 3 of his group’s members, among them Mohammad al-Mustafa and Khaled al-Badawi were killed in the army operations in Kafer Zaita village in the northern countryside of Hama province.

The sources added that an army unit destroyed 2 vehicles for the so-called Jund al- Aqsa terrorist organization, killing 13 of its members in Murek town, 30 km north of Hama city, among them the self-claimed leader Asa’d al-Kasem, Khaled al-Hussein, Mohammad al-Ashtar and Ali Younes al-Hamad.

Another 11 terrorists were killed including self-claimed leaders Ahmad Yaser al-Katan, Khalif al-Ali and Khaled al-Abdali and a mortar and rocket launcher pad was destroyed in the army operations against the so-called Jaish al-Fateh terrorist organization in the villages of Lahaya, Ma’arkabeh and Atshan.

Idleb

At least 12 terrorists killed in Idleb Province

In the southern countryside of the bordering province, an army unit targeted the terrorist organization’s gatherings in al-Hamdiyeh village, destroying 2 vehicles for them and killing 7 of their members, among them Muhanna Bilal.

Another army unit killed at least 5 terrorists of the so-called Jund al-Aqsa terrorist organization, according to field sources.

Aleppo

The Syrian army air force targeted positions for ISIS terrorist organization in the villages of Akomeh, Rasm al-Abd, east of Kaskeis village, Deir Hfer town and Tal Ayoub in the eastern countryside of Aleppo province.

A number of ISIS terrorists’ positions and various machinegun- equipped vehicles were destroyed in the air force raids.

The army inflicted heavy losses on ISIS terrorists in personnel and weapons in Shamer village, Talet al-Shawaya in the northeastern countryside of Aleppo province.

In Aleppo southern countryside, army units targeted positions of Jabhat al-Nusra and other Takfiri terrorist organizations in the villages of Khan Touman, Kherbet Ma’rata, al-Ameriyeh, Karm Azeeza, killing a number of terrorists and destroying their arms and arms and vehicles.

Meanwhile, army units thwarted terrorist groups’ attack on the axes of Talet Bazo, Talet al-Rakhm, al-Hekma school and Talet al-Sunawbariyat in Aleppo countryside, killing most of their members while forced others to escape.

A unit of army launched strikes against ISIS positions in Tal al-Sous to the north of Deir Hafer town in the eastern countryside of Aleppo.

Army units targeted terrorists’ hotbeds in al-Sheikh Lotfi, Bustan al-Qasr, Karm al-Jabal, Bustan al-Basha, al-Sheikh Khudr, Bani Zeid, al-Rashideen Arba’a and Salahu-Din neighborhoods, killing a number of terrorists and injuring others.

In the northern countryside of the province, an army unit thwarted an attack by terrorists on a military post in Bashkoi area to the north of Aleppo city and destroyed their vehicles which were equipped with machine guns, arms and ammunition.

Terrorists’ gatherings and vehicles were destroyed in Dweir al-Zaitoun village near Bashkoi, 10 kilometers to the west of Aleppo.

In Aleppo city, army units destroyed hideouts for Jabhat al-Nusra and other terrorist organizations in the neighborhoods of al-Sheikh Said, al-Ramousa, al-Ma’adi and Halawaniyeh.

Damascus Countryside

Army units carried out extensive operations against the armed terrorist groups in Harasta area in Damascus Countryside, establishing control over a number of building blocks that were under the control of the so-called “Jaish al-Islam” terrorist organization and destroying their fortifications and weaponry.

A tunnel was discovered and destroyed and the military engineering units dismantled a number of explosive devices planted by the terrorists before they flee the area.

Army units destroyed a workshop for making explosive devices, mortar launcher and various vehicles for terrorist organizations in Eastern Ghouta.

A workshop for making mortar shells, three vehicles and a headquarter for Jaish al-Islam terrorists were destroyed during an operation by an army unit in the surroundings of Beit Sawa village, five kilometers to the south of Douma city and killing a number of terrorists.

Army units directed concentrated strikes to terrorists’ gatherings in Douma and near Adam gas station in Aliya farms destroying a mortar launcher and three vehicles and killing a number of terrorists.

A headquarter for terrorist organizations was destroyed in Irbeen town and a number of terrorists were killed.

Meanwhile, army units carried out intensive operations against positions of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists and the so-called Jaish al-Islam and the Islamic Union for Ajnad al-Sham in the eastern side of Marj al-Sultan airport and in the farms of Marj al-Sultan village leaving many dead terrorists in their ranks.

Daraa

An army unit destroyed a vehicle and a heavy machinegun for Jabhet al-Nusra terrorists in Daraa al-Balad and killed a number of terrorists.

Another unit eliminated all members of an armed terrorist group in Daraa al-Mahhata and destroyed their heavy machineguns.

The army also targeted terrorists’ hideouts and concentrations in the farms of al-Bitar and al-Ghizlan and Tafas in Daraa north-western countryside.

Sweida

The army destroyed a number of ISIS hideouts in Tal Ashihab al-Janoubi and Tal al-Sheikh Hussein in Sweida’s north-eastern countryside, killing scores of terrorists and obliterating their weaponry.

Syrian Forces Take Full Control over Maheen Town in Homs Province

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army and the National Defense Forces (NDF), backed up by the Russian air force, pushed back ISIL’s fresh troops from Maheen in the Eastern part of Homs and completed their control over the strategic town on Monday.

The pro-government forces launched the last phase of their joint operation this morning against the ISIL defense lines and forced the terrorist to leave the town a few minutes ago.

The ISIL suffered heavy death toll in the Syrian forces’ operation, and left behind many dead members and fled the battlefront.

According to the battlefield sources, the Syrian army and its allies are advancing toward Quayratayn town.

On Sunday, the Syrian army and the NDF fighters pushed back the ISIL from Hawwarin village and Tal Daher hilltop in Homs province, and deployed forces in combat position to start final phase of Maheen region liberation operation.

The pro-government forces clashed with the ISIL terrorists in the Northern side of Hawwarin and retook full control over the village after killing scores of the militants in the fighting area.

Then the Syrian forces stormed the ISIL positions near the strategic hilltop of Tal Daher and won back the hilltop too.

The Syrian forces were deployed on Sunday at a very good position to launch the final phase of their operation to liberate the entire Maheen region.

Army Wins Another Chunk of Aleppo-Lattakia Highway

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army took a wide stride in seizing back control over the Aleppo-Lattakia highway and is now very close to the town of al-Salma.

The Syrian troops won control of another 12 kilometers along the Aleppo-Lattakia highway after capturing al-Zawik mountain in the Southwestern parts of the province of Aleppo.

The army units are now very close to Salma town as they have pushed back Takfiri terrorists from more areas in the region.

Earlier today, the Syrian army and popular defense groups earned control over a key height in the Northeastern countryside of Lattakia on Monday, while military sources said most of the terrorists killed in the clashes were Afghan nationals.

The Syrian army won back the height 1154, South of Kabana village after killing a large group of terrorists, a military source said.

Most of the dead terrorists have been identified as Afghans, the military source added.

Syrian Army and the country’s National Defense Forces (NDF), backed up by the Russian warplanes, have pushed back the militant groups from nearly 200 kilometers of land in the coastal province of Lattakia in the last ten days, military sources said Monday.

The sources said that after a ten-day-long period of joint operation, carried out by the pro-government forces and the significant role of the Russian bombardments, the militants retreated their forces from almost 200 kilometers of Lattakia’ territories.

The 10-day-long operation inflicted heavy casualties on the militant groups, whose military grid also sustained large damage.

On Sunday, the Syrian army and popular forces purged the terrorists and advanced to areas near the Turkish borders.

The Syrian sources in the battlefield said that the Syrian army took control of Zahia heights in the Northern countryside of Lattakia, 2km from the joint borders with Turkey.

The Syrian army, supported by Russia, has launched massive airstrikes against the terrorists’ hideouts in the countryside of Lattakia.

The Syrian troops made major advances in different parts of Lattakia in the past few days after pushing back terrorists from their positions across the coastal province and killed several groups of militants, including their senior commanders.

Heavy Clashes Reported with Militants in Damascus

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army troops heavily clashed with Takfiri militants in Damascus province on Monday.

The clashed took place in Jobar, East of Damascus city, according to the Arabic language al-Alam news channel.

The Syrian forces also clashed with terrorists in the countryside of Daraya in Damascus countryside.

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

On Sunday, the Syrian warplanes, in a series of sorties over the militant groups’ positions near Douma, targeted the so-called Jeish al-Islam terrorists’ sites.

The terrorist group’s military sites in A’aliya and Karm al-Rasas farms on the Northern outskirts of Douma came under bombs and missiles of the Syrian jets, which ended in destruction of the militants’ military equipment, including several machinegun-equipped vehicles.

Sources said earlier on Sunday that the Syrian army troops clashed with the militant groups in Eastern Ghouta near Damascus, leaving nearly 26 terrorists dead and many more wounded.

The militant groups sustained heavy casualties after the army soldiers stormed their positions.

Meantime, a number of the militants’ military vehicles were destroyed in the army attack.