Syria in the Last 72 Hours

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

January 3, 2016

This is primarily a Russian Turkish matter; however, it took place in Syrian Airspace during a mission in Syria.

Here are two different statements from Ahmet Davutoğlu the Turkish Prime Minister on two different occasions:

“It was decided that in the event of our airspace being violated, all necessarily measures would be taken, all relevant orders to the armed forces were given by me, personally” Davutoğlu

After the aggression from Turkey toward RuAF Su-24M operating over Syria:

“I did not give the order to shoot down that plane. The prime minister issues instructions to enact threat response guidelines. These guidelines are not new and they are applied without my orders.” Davutoğlu

It is one of many things, either the Turkish PM was lying at first place, or he did not man up to the orders he gave, or the worse, he has no control over his military?! We leave it to you to chose, it’s not our place to point fingers.

Syrian Arab Army

The Syrian Army and Air Force target terrorists’ positions in different provinces
3 January، 2016
Provinces, SANA

The Syrian Army air force carried out sorties on terrorist organizations targeting their positions, hotbeds and hideouts in many areas across the country, eliminating a number of their members and destroying their weapons, ammunition and vehicles.


The Syrian Air Force carried out sorties on positions and fortified sites for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the west side of al-Qaryatain city in the southeastern countryside of Homs province.

A military source told SANA on Sunday that the airstrikes destroyed ISIS positions along with all terrorists inside them along with machineguns-equipped vehicles.

Later, the source said that army units destroyed ISIS hideouts and vehicles, some of which were equipped with machineguns, in al-Rmaila mountain, Tuloul al-Soud, and Tar al-Kharouba in the surroundings of al-Qaryatain.

Other units targeted ISIS bases in al-Antabli farm, the surroundings of Shaer field, the Palmyra (Tadmur) triangle, and Rahoum in the far eastern countryside of the province, in addition to inflicting losses in equipment and personnel on Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists and destroying their weapons and equipment in Ezzeddin village and Alwan farm in the northern countryside.

Meanwhile, terrorist organizations acknowledged on their social media pages the death of terrorist nicknamed Abu Bilal al-Homsi, the planner of the recent terrorist bombings which took place in al-Zahra neighborhood in Homs city and claimed the lives of a number of civilians and injured others.


In the northern Aleppo province, the Syrian army air force carried out, during the last 24 hours, airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist organization’s positions and movements in the village of Nejarah in the eastern countryside of the province.

The airstrikes destroyed ISIS positions with all weapons and ammunition inside them as well as their machineguns-equipped vehicles, loaded with weapons and ammunition.

Meanwhile, the terrorist organizations acknowledged on their social media pages the killing of a number of their members, among them Hassan al-Haj Omar and Abdel-Aziz Ahmad Abdel-Aziz.


Army establish control over 60% of al-Sheikh Miskeen

In the southern province of Daraa, the army units established full control over 60% of the city of al-Sheikh Miskeen and seized vantage points viewing all of the city neighborhoods, a military source told SANA.

The source said dozens of terrorists were killed or injured and scores other fled the city towards Ibtaa and Nawa.

An army unit carried out accurate operations on gatherings and positions of Jabhat al-Nusra and other terrorist organizations in Tareek al-Sad neighborhood in Daraa, destroying their hideout and killing all the terrorists inside it, the military source added.

A hideout for the terrorists and two of their vehicles in addition to another vehicle were destroyed in army operations against terrorists’ gatherings and movements at the west side of Daraa al-Balad.

Later on Sunday, an army unit carried out operations against dens and fortified positions of terrorist organizations in the southern side of al-Manshiyeh and al-Arbayeen neighborhoods in Daraa al-Balad, killing a number of terrorists from “Jund al-Farooq” terrorist group.

Meanwhile, terrorist organizations acknowledged on their social media pages killing a number of their members as they have acknowledged receiving severe blows in al-Sheikh Miskeen city during the past three days, with at least 50 of their members dying and 250 more being injured, 50 of them in critical conditions.

Hama and Idleb

Army kills 20 terrorists, destroys 8 vehicles

Army units killed a number of terrorists, including a group’s leader, and destroyed at least 5 vehicles in Atashan village in Hama countryside, field sources told SANA.

The army also killed 18 terrorists and destroyed 3 vehicles loaded with weapons and ammunition in strikes against the terrorists’ hideouts and concentrations in Maarat al-Numan, al-Hamidyeh, Hass and Bseida in Idleb countryside.


Terrorist attack against Bard village in Sweida thwarted

In Sweida province, an army unit, in cooperation with popular defense groups, thwarted a terrorist attack launched by a terrorist group against Bard village some 26 Kms to the south of Sweida city.

All terrorist group members were killed and injured and their weapons and ammunition were destroyed in the army operation, the military source confirmed.

Hama on January 3rd, 2016 – Photo Gallery

Army destroys hideouts, kills large number of terrorists in different regions
2 January، 2016
Provinces, SANA,

Syrian army and armed forces targeted on Saturday hideouts and gatherings of Jabhat al-Nusra and other Takfiri terrorist organizations in many Syrian regions.


A military source told SANA Saturday that army operations resulted in destroying a den for terrorist organization with all terrorists inside at Daraa al-Muhatta.

The operation also resulted in destroying a gathering of terrorists at the east side of Bilal al-Habashi Mosque as well as damaging a vehicle and killing all terrorist onboard at al-Abbasiya neighborhood in Daraa al-Balad.

Earlier Friday, army units killed and injured members of a terrorist group in the vicinity of al-Sekak buildings to the northeast of Atman town in the northern countryside of Daraa province.

A mortar launcher and a position for the terrorist organizations were destroyed in the army intensive operations against their hideouts in Atman town, 40 km north
of Daraa city.

On the other hand, Takfiri terrorist organizations acknowledged at their social media pages killing a number of their members including Rifa’I Ibrahim Kharsan and Mohammad Mazen Dakhlalah al-Hariri in a hospital in in Jordan after severe injuries.

Takfiri terrorist organizations, also, acknowledged killing od some 50 of their members and injuring some 250 during the last three days in al-Sheikh Miskeen, including some of their leaders.


Units of the army clashed with terrorist groups which were attacking military points in Burj al-Qasab village in Lattakia northern countryside, repelling the attacks, killing and injuring scores of terrorists. and destroying much of their weapons, munitions, and military equipment, including two rocket launchers and two SUVs.

Hama and Idleb

A military source announced on Saturday that the Syrian Army established full control over Rmeileh and Um Rqeibeh villages in the southern countryside of Hama.

The source said that army units established control on Rmeileh and Um Rqeibeh villages which are located in the western countryside of Salamiyeh after fierce clashes with terrorists from Jabhat al-Nusra that resulted in killing a number of terrorists while the rest fled leaving their arms and ammunition behind.

Engineering units combed the two villages completely and dismantled scores of explosive devices which were planted earlier by terrorists among houses and farms.

Earlier, sources on the ground told SANA that dens, arms and ammunition including US-made TOW rockets and launchers used by terrorist organizations affiliated to “Jaish al-Fateh” (Conquest Army) terror organization were destroyed in the countryside between Hama and Idleb provinces.

The sources said an army unit carried out on Saturday afternoon special operations targeting terrorist organizations’ movements in Ma’arteeq in the southern countryside of Idleb, destroying four vehicles loaded with arms and ammunition and killing at least 10 terrorists.

Later, a military source said that army operations resulted in destroying a concentration of Ahrar al-Cham terrorists in al-Sarman village in Idleb’s southeastern countryside, in addition to destroying two bases for Jabhat al-Nusra, six machinegun-equipped vehicles, killing 3 terrorists, and injuring scores in Ma’aret al-Artiq and al-Nabi Ayoub summit in Jabal al-Zawiye in the southern countryside, while a second army unit destroyed a base for terrorists and killed 3 of them in Joseph village south of Ariha city.

Chaos, recriminations and mistrust spread among terrorist organizations after the heavy losses they suffered during the past few weeks, according to the sources, which assured that terrorists killed Mohammad Abu Yihiya, one of the leaders of “Ahrar al-Cham movement” terror organizaiton in addition to a leader in Ahrar al-Cham nicknamed Abu Tamim in Jarjanaz town.

Terrorist organizations previously acknowledged that the military commander of Ahrar al-Cham nicknamed Abdul- Qader al-Daba’an was killed.

In Hama countryside, 11 terrorists in the ranks of “al-Izza Gathering” were killed including Ahmad Ezeddeen al-Basha during a special operation by the army against their headquarters in al-Lattamneh town 35 kilometers to the north of Hama city.

The operations also destroyed five TOW rockets and two launchers at the outskirts of the town.

Army units destroyed a mortar launcher and a gathering of terrorists in Lahaiya al-Sharqiyeh village, in addition to killing a number of terrorists and injuring others during an operation against Jaish al-Fateh gatherings in Latmeen village 40 kilometers to the north of Hama city. Terrorist Abdelkarim al-Sehh, a leader in al-Izza Gathering, was confirmed dead along with 5 of his cohorts in Latmeen.

Meanwhile, army operations inflicted heavy losses in arms and personnel upon “Jund al-Aqsa” terrorists in Morek town.

Damascus Countryside

Syrian Army units killed a number of terrorists including the leader of a terrorist group during strikes against their dens in Eastern Ghouta area in Damascus Countryside.

Sources on the ground told SANA’s reporter that an army unit carried out concentrated strikes with artillery against dens of terrorist organizations in Douma farms, killing the terrorist Bilal al-Khanshour, the leader of “al-Maghaweer brigade” group which is part of “Jaish al-Islam” terror organization, in addition to Abu Hasan Hamou, the leader of a terrorist group, along with other terrorists.

The sources added that army strikes destroyed positions of Jaish al-Islam to the east of CARS Company and in the surroundings of Rahmeh gas station in Harasta farms.


Army units directed strikes against ISIS terrorists in Tal al-Hattabat village 55 kilometers to the east of Aleppo city, destroying terrorists’ bases and vehicles and killing a number of them, a military source said in a statement to SANA.

The source said another army unit destroyed arms and munitions for terrorists in the surroundings of al-Nairab Airport 10 kilometers to the east of Aleppo, while other units directed intensified strikes against supply routes of terrorist organizations in the surroundings of Khanaser town in the southeastern countryside of Aleppo, destroying a number of vehicles and munitions.

In the western countryside of Aleppo city, army units inflicted heavy losses in personnel and munitions on terrorists during operations targeting their dens and gatherings in al-Layramoun, al-Zahra’a and al-Mansoura 10 kilometers to the west of the city.

Army operations also targeted hotbeds of terrorists in some neighborhoods of Aleppo city, as the army units directed strikes against terrorists who suffered significant losses in Salaheddin, al-Rashideen 4, Bani Zeid and al-Sakhour neighborhoods.



Army’s operations in Sheikh Miskeen in Daraa, January 1, 2016 – Photo Gallery