Syria in the Last 48 Hours : Russia Engaged 424 Terrorist Targets

Syria in the Last 72 Hours : Russian Air force Increases Strike Intensity

In the course of last two days, since December 28, aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces in the Syrian Arab Republic have performed 121 combat sorties engaging 424 terrorists’ objects

In the course of last two days, since December 28, aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces in the Syrian Arab Republic have performed 121 combat sorties engaging 424 terrorists’ objects in the Aleppo, Idlib, Latakia, Hama, Homs, Damascus, Daraa, Raqqah and Deir ez-Zor provinces.

Near Mahin (Homs province), Russian Su-34 performed a strike on a large terrorists’ base of the ISIS. A hangar with military hardware, depots with weapons, materiel and munitions of terrorists were destroyed. Five off-road vehicles equipped with large-caliber machine guns, an infantry fighting vehicle, and four trucks loaded with munitions were eliminated.

Near Shawarighat al-Arz (Aleppo province), Russian Su-25 destroyed a terrorists’ strong point. Direct hits caused elimination of a tank and three off-road vehicles equipped with large-caliber machine guns.

Near Lahaya (Hama province), a Su-25 of the Russian Aerospace Forces eliminated two artillery guns and an ammunition depot.

In suburbs of al-Khadr (Latakia province), Su-25 carried out a strike on a large strong point of terrorists and eliminated 2 pieces of hardware.

Command staff of the Russian aviation group continues receiving information about objects of the ISIS and other terrorist groups active in Syria from representatives of patriotic opposition forces.

Therefore, on Monday, Russian party received information from representatives of one of the Syrian opposition detachments active in northeastern Syria concerning a planned meeting of the ISIS field commanders in the suburbs of Raqqah.

The Russian Defence Ministry organized a day-and-night air observation of the object. After receiving confirmation on arriving of militants’ leaders to the assigned point, Russian Su-34 bomber performed a strike on the building, where the meeting was taking place. As a result of direct hit with guided missile, the building was destroyed with all its contents.

Several days ago, representatives of a patriotic opposition formation active in the Idlib province presented information to the Russian Defence Ministry about location of a large ammunition depot of the Jabhat al-Nusra near al-Zerba.

After making research on the aerial photographs of the region and checking reconnaissance data, Russian Su-24M hit the target. Objective monitoring data confirmed elimination of the object.

Means of intelligence detected a hidden reinforced concrete shelter of the AD complex Osa. A Su-34 bomber received an order to liquidate the target. Direct hits of BETAB-500 air bombs caused destruction of the building with all its contents.

In the course of actions aimed to cut terrorists’ sources of income, the Russian aircraft eliminate large number of oil production, storing and transportation facilities on the ISIS-controlled territories in Syria.

In the course of last two days, the Russian aviation group destroyed six objects of oil trafficking in the Deir ez-Zor and Aleppo provinces.

In the course of the aerial intelligence operation near Kafr Nabl (Idlib province), the Russian aircraft detected concentration of oil tankers moving to the Syrian-Turkish borders. They were escorted by off-roaders equipped with anti-aircraft systems.

Russian Su-34 bomber performed a strike on the target and eliminated more than 20 oil trucks, which had been used by the ISIS for illegal oil transportation, two off-roaders equipped with ZU-23 AD systems.


It is necessary to pay attention to the statement made by representative of the US State Department.

Time is changed.

Situation is changed.

Representatives of the State Department are changed.

However, speech writers are not.

All these impersonal claims without evidences about performing strikes on civilian objects by allegedly Russian aviation in Syria close resemble performances held by hypnotists or chapiteau.

It is about absurd: there are serious accusations referring to some “reputable non-governmental organizations”. However, there is no information about the exact name of these organizations and who they are reputable for.

All this is happening while actions and, the most important, results of the US air bombardment in this region are keeping absolute silent.

However, every day aircraft and strike UAV’s of the US Air Force carry out from six to twenty combat sorties with performing missile and bomb strikes on ground targets.

Therefore, all the public community learns information about effectiveness of operations held by the US Air Force, when their “flights” had caused mass killing. It is impossible to be hide or shift responsibility to any party.

Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation

Russian Air force carries out 121 sorties on 424 terrorist positions during 48 hours
30 December، 2015
Moscow, SANA

Russian Defense ministry announced on Wednesday that the Russian Air force carried out 121 sorties on 424 positions for terrorist organizations during the past 48 hours in light of an agreement between Syria and Russia to eliminate the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists and combat global terrorism.

Russia Today website quoted Russian Defense Ministry’s spokesman Igor Konashenkov as saying in a statement that “The Russian Air Force carried out 121 sorties over the last two days, hitting a total of 424 targets for terrorist organizations in Aleppo, Idleb, Lattakia, Hama, Homs, Daraa, al-Raqqa and Deir Ezzor”.

Konashenkov added that the Russian warplanes destroyed a building where ISIS leaders were meeting near Raqqa.

Russian bombers struck a large base for ISIS terrorists and destroyed vehicles, depots, properties, five SUVs equipped with heavy machine guns and four pickups equipped with bombers near Mhein town in the south eastern countryside of Homs, according to the spokesman.

He affirmed that a concrete hideout which contained OSA missile system was destroyed in Damascus countryside while large depot for Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization was destroyed in a raid in Idleb countryside.

20 oil tankers for ISIS terrorists bound to be smuggled; two Jeeps equipped with anti-aircraft weapons in kafr Nubul in Idleb countryside which were heading for the Syrian- Turkish borders were also destroyed, as well as 6 illegal oil facilities for ISIS terrorists in Deir Ezzor and Aleppo were eliminated, according to Konashenkov.

He said that a Russian bomber destroyed a military tank and three SUVs equipped with heavy machine guns for terrorists and a supplying- post in sorties against their gatherings in Shawargha al-Arz village in Efreen area in Aleppo countryside.

In Hama and Lattakia countryside, the spokesman added that the Russian bombers destroyed two cannons and a depot for terrorist organizations in Lahiya town and a big supplying- post for terrorists and two armored vehicles in al-Khadra village.

Since September 30th, the Russian Aircrafts have carried out 5240 sorties, among them 145 sorties by bombers and missile carriers of a long-range strategic Russian Air Force.

Terrorists flee en masse from Sheikh Miskeen in Daraa as Syrian Army advances
30 December، 2015
Provinces, SANA

Units of the Army and Armed Forces continued to advance inside the city of Sheikh Miskeen in Daraa province from different sides, reaching al-Dawwar (roundabout) and al-Masaken al-Askariya area, a military source told SANA, adding that the army’s engineering units are dismantling IEDs left behind by terrorists in the northern and eastern parts of the city which they fled.

The source confirmed that terrorist organizations started moving their operations’ center from the city to the city of Nawa, after the heavy losses inflicted upon their ranks in army operations during the last two days, and that the terrorists are fleeing en masse from Sheikh Miskeen after a number of their leaders were killed, while the army cut off all supply routes for terrorist organizations.

Sources on the ground told SANA that an army unit killed and injured terrorists who were holed up in a hideout in the roundabout area, and destroyed mortar launchers in the eastern part of the city along with two other vehicles on the road between the city and Ibta’a, leaving the 8 terrorists inside them dead or injured.

Earlier Tuesday, Army units established control over Tal al-Hash and the 82nd brigade camp in the vicinity of Sheikh Miskeen town, 22 km north of Daraa city, and inflicted heavy losses upon terrorist organizations in personnel and equipment.

Terrorist organizations acknowledged on their social media pages the killing of the so-called “commander of Liwa Jund al-Rahman” terrorist Youssef Abdullah al-Ammar, and another commander nicknamed Abu al-Majed in addition to terrorists Alaa Yaqoub Hajij, Kamal Abdel-Fattah al-Khasawineh, Hafez Mohammad Hussein Subat, Milad Ahmad Subat, Bashar Mohammad Abdel-Majid al-Oklah, Ahmad Adnan Abdel-Raouf al-Halaqi and Mohammad Izzat al-Hariri.

Meanwhile, local sources affirmed the killing of head of Jabhat al-Nusra operations in Sheikh Miskeen city terrorist Abu Mohammad Hafez in addition to the field leader of the so-called Liwa al-Muhajirin and al-Ansar terrorist Abu Mohammad al-Qinyawi.

Later, an army unit destroyed 12 vehicles, some equipped with machineguns, for terrorist organizations on tye Ibtaa-Dael road in the countryside of Daraa southern province, while another unit destroyed a small artillery piece mounted on a vehicle in Bosra al-Cham.

An army unit destroyed Wednesday a rocket-launcher for terrorist organizations and killed its crew in al-Herak town, in addition to eliminating gatherings of terrorists east of Sheikh Hossein hill near the administrative borders with Swieda province.

In Daraa city, army units targeted Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists west of the old customs building and in the southern part of al-Menshiye neighborhood in Daraa al-Balad area, destroying their hideouts and hotbeds along with the terrorists, weapons, and munitions inside them.


An army unit targeted with concentrated strikes ISIS’ gatherings and movements in Shaaf village to the southeast of Sweida city.

A number of vehicles and tankers used by ISIS were destroyed along with all terrorists on board.


The Syrian Air Force destroyed ISIS positions and vehicles in Jena al-Elbawi and Jeb al-Rayan in the countryside of Hama province.

Deir Ezzor

The Syrian Air Force launched airstrikes against ISIS’ gatherings and fortified positions in al-Jafra village to the southeast of Deir Ezzor, destroying their positions and vehicles with all terrorists inside them.

Also, many ISIS members were killed and their vehicles were destroyed by airstrikes in al-Mere’iya village.


The army air force destroyed fortifications and hideouts affiliated to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the areas of Abu Haris, Onq al-Hawa and Jub al-Jarrah in the countryside of the central Homs province.

A military source told SANA Wednesday that the army destroyed ISIS vehicles, some equipped with machineguns, with all terrorists inside them after targeting their movement axes on Hawarin-al-Qarayatain road in the southeastern countryside of the province.

Later, a military source said that army units established control over eastern and western al-Taheen hills southeast of Mahseh in the eastern countryside of Homs, cutting off the most vital supply line for ISIS terrorist organization in the direction of al-Qariyatain city.


Leader in Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization killed

A military source said that the so-called “emir” (prince) of Jabhat al-Nusra terror organization in Idleb countryside Hossein al-Aswad was killed along with 13 other terrorists, and that a number of machinegun-equipped and armored vehicles and one base for “Ahrar al-Sham Movement” terrorists were destroyed هn al-Naqir, al-Habeet and Khan al-Subul in Idleb southern countryside.

Syrian Army establishes control over Maheen and other areas in Homs

Two civilians killed, tens injured in terrorist attacks on many regions
30 December، 2015
Damascus, SANA

Initial information referred that 18 citizens were injured Wednesday in two terrorist explosions in al-Shayahi region in Qamishli, SANA reporter in the city said.


Meanwhile, two civilians were killed in terrorist mortar and rocket attacks carried out by terrorists from “Islam Army” terror organization on Harasta Suburb in Damascus Countryside and residential neighborhoods in Damascus.

A police source said that terrorists fired 8 shells which landed in Blocks B1 and B2 in Harasta Suburb, claiming two civilians’ lives and injuring two others, in addition to causing material damage to homes and private properties.

Four more shells fired by terrorists fell in Mazzeh 86 Jabal and al-Abbasiyeen neighborhoods in Damascus city, causing only material damage, according to the source.

The source added that 5 other shells landed in al- Kassaa and Bab Toma neighborhoods, injuring 8 citizens.

The attack also caused material damage to a building and number of cars in the place.

2 citizens were injured when 2 rocket shells fell in the area surrounding al-Sibki and al-Jahiz parks.

157 wanted persons turn themselves in authorities in many regions
30 December، 2015
Homs, SANA

117 wanted persons from Homs turned themselves in to competent authorities on Wednesday to have their legal status settled.

Meanwhile, some 40 wanted persons from Damascus, its countryside and Hama also turned themselves in to the authorities to settle their cases.

86 wanted persons from Damascus, Damascus Countryside and Aleppo turned themselves in last Saturday to authorities so as they could have their legal status settled.

Captured terrorists from the “30th coastal brigade” as they call themselves.
Terrorists were captured in the battles of Latakia’s mountains. The terrorist on the right is a known TOW gunner. These group of terrorists were directly equipped and trained by the United States, and smuggled to Syria via Turkey.

Syrian Arab Army

Units of the Syrian Armed Forces secured the 82nd air defense brigade in the south, parts of Sheikh Miskeen town and are still advancing.

Syrian Arab Army

The Army establishes control over many strategic regions in the country
29 December، 2015
Damascus, SANA-

The Syrian army has established control over Tal al-Hash, camp of Brigade 82 and a number of strategic points in al-Sheikh Miskeen in Daraa countryside, Military Spokesman of the army said on Tuesday.

The spokesman added in a statement that units of the army, in cooperation with popular defense groups, restored full control on mountains of Mahin al-Kabir and Mahin al-Saghir, Mahin village, Hawarin and al-Hadath towns in Homs eastern countryside.

He added that the army, in cooperation with the popular groups, established full control on Height 1112 to the south of Asarmaniyah in Hama north-western countryside.

“The army units also established control on Jrouf and strategic Tal Sharba’a in Aleppo countryside, and the village and tower of al-Qasab and height 1044 in Lattakia northern countryside,” the Spokesman said.

He affirmed that the army has inflicted heavy losses upon terrorist organizations in personnel and equipment and the strikes led to a collapse in the moral state and the fleeing of tens of terrorists from those regions.

The spokesman added that the army calls upon those who were involved in carrying weapon to avail the opportunity, abandon the weapon “and return to the Homeland’s lap.”

Army units establish control over 82nd brigade camp in Daraa, areas in Homs and Lattakia
29 December، 2015
Damascus, SANA

The Syrian army and armed forces, backed by the air force, established control over new areas in southern and coastal sides of the country, destroyed terrorists’ positions, gatherings and vehicles in the other sides.


The 82nd brigade camp under army control

Army units established control over Tal al-Hash and the 82nd brigade camp adjacent of Sheikh Miskeen town, 22 km north of Daraa city in the southern province of Daraa.

A military source told SANA Tuesday that army units inflicted heavy losses upon terrorist organizations in personnel and equipment as the army destroyed a number of terrorists’ vehicles in its continued operation towards the town.

Earlier Monday, army units inflicted heavy losses in personnel and equipment upon terrorist organizations in al-Sheikh Miskeen after launching an operation resulted in establishing control over several points inside the city and its surroundings.

Most of terrorists in the city are from Jabhat al-Nusra, “al-Muthanna movement,” and “Ahrar al-Cham Islamic Movement” terror organizations.

Later, an army unit killed a number of terrorists, injured others and destroyed their ammunition and munitions to the north of al-Ghezlan farm in Ataman town north of Daraa city.

A number of terrorists fell dead or wounded and their arms and munitions were destroyed during strikes by a unit of army against their dens and hotbeds in al-Naziheen Camp in Daraa al-Balad area in Daraa city.

Damascus countryside

Units of the army established control on a number of farms and parts of the road connecting Marj al-Sultan village and al-Nashabya town in eastern Ghouta towards Harasta al-Qantara.

Field sources told SANA that the army’s operations in the region ended up with the killing of a number of terrorists, among them Abu Qatada al-Saudi, Ghassan Saou’r and Mohammad Harmoush.

Deir Ezzor

In the Eastern province of Deir Ezzor, the Syrian Army air force destroyed ISIS terrorists’ hotbeds and vehicles, some equipped with heavy machineguns after targeting their hideouts and movement axes in the village of al-Jafrah, southeast of Deir Ezzor city.

The army air force, also, destroyed ISIS positions and vehicles in al-Marae’yeh village in the countryside of Deir Ezzor Province.


Burj al-Kasab village and Point 1044 under army control

In the coastal province of Lattakia, the army units, in cooperation with the popular defense groups, established control over Burj al-Kasab village and Point 1044 in the northern countryside of the province.

The army eliminated scores of terrorists in the process and destroyed their hideouts and weaponry.


At the northern part of the country, the Syrian army air force targeted ISIS terrorist organizations’ positions and gatherings in the villages of Tal Hatabat and Nejarah in Deir Hafer area in the eastern countryside of Aleppo Province, destroying their positions and vehicles, and killing a number of their members.

The army air force airstrikes targeted ISIS terrorists’ gatherings in the village of Aisheh to the east of al-Bab city in the northeastern countryside of the province, killing a number of them and destroying their fortifications, vehicles and weapons, the military source confirmed.


An army unit destroyed a position of Jabhat al-Nusra and eliminated all terrorists inside it in al-Dana town in Idleb countryside.


Army units in cooperation with the national defense groups established control over the mounts of Mahin al-Kabier and Mahin al-Saghir, Mahin town, and al-Hadath and Hawarein villages in Homs south-eastern countryside after eliminating the ISIS terrorists from these areas.
In the central province of Homs, the Syrian army air force targeted ISIS terrorists’ positions and movement axes at the surroundings of al-Shaer field, south of Bayarat Tadmur, in the eastern countryside of Homs Central province.

The air force airstrikes destroyed ISIS vehicles, killed and injured a number of its members and destroyed their weapons and equipment.

The source added that the army inflicted heavy losses upon ISIs terrorists in personnel and equipment after targeting their positions in Maheen town and its surroundings in the southeastern countryside of the province.

The army air force, also, targeted Jabhat al-Nusra and other terrorist organizations affiliated to it in Tair Ma’lah , 7 km north of Homs City, destroying a number of their hideouts and vehicles with all weapons, ammunition and equipment on their board.


21 terrorists killed in Hama province

Army units destroyed 8 terrorists’ vehicles, some of them equipped with machineguns, and killed 21 terrorists, including a leader in Jabhat al-Nusra in Jabal Shahshbo, al-Latamina and Maarakba in the northern countryside of Hama.

The Syrian army air force targeted terrorist organizations’ positions and gatherings in the town of Morek, 30km north of Hama city in the central province, destroying a number of their positions with all weapons and ammunition inside.

The army airstrikes inflicted heavy losses upon ISIS terrorist organization after targeting their hideouts in the village of Tloul al-Homer in the countryside of Salamiyeh.

Meanwhile, field sources told SANA that 7 terrorists at least were killed in the army bombardment against the positions of Jabhat al-Nusra and al-Izza gatherings in al-Latamina, 35km north of Hama.

The sources added that terrorists Abdel-Qader al-She, Abdel Razaq al-Elaiwi, nicknamed al-Ankar were among the dead.

The sources added that the army airstrikes damaged a number of the terrorists’ vehicles in addition to destroying a rocket launcher,killing of at least 3 terrorists in the village of Ma’rakabeh in the northern countryside of the province.