Syria in the Last 48 Hours : SAA Liberate al-Bagilya, Scene of Da’esh Massacre

Syrian Army Liberates Settlement, Where Da’esh Killed Over 300 Civilians

30 suicide bombers attacked SAA’s and NDF’s positions in al-Baghilea village in Dair al-Zoor simultaneously, opening a gap for ISIS terrorists to attack the village.

Once inside, and before SAA launched a counterattack, ISIS terrorists killed ~280 men, women and children, including 20 NDF, and tribal fighters who were slaughtered.

Although we never talk about sects, or religion in this page, but one must note that most ,if not all, of the killed civilians are Sunni Syrian nationals.

This act of terrorism will not pass without punishment, not only to ISIS terrorists but to all nations who supported and still support terrorists in Syria, regardless of what they call them.

Once it is time, we will not allow anyone to lecture us about human rights, ISIS terrorists do not have rights.

SAA units are counterattacking ISIS terrorists, SyAAF attack bombers from several SyAAF airbases are participating in targeting ISIS terrorists in designated locations.

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SyAAF and RuAF conducted ~100 airstrikes on terrorist targets in the towns of Hayan, Hreatan, Andan, Tal Rif`at, and Mayer, northwest of Aleppo.

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A convoy of Syrian Army and allied forces on route to Aleppo, one of many arriving multiple times daily.

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Updated- New villages and mountains in Lattakia under the army’s control, a Jabhat al-Nusra leader killed in Idleb
17 January، 2016
Provinces, SANA

More areas across the country are coming under the control of the army, aided by the popular defense groups, with many terrorists getting killed and others fleeing clashes, while their weapons and equipment are getting destroyed.


An army unit and the popular defense groups made a new advance on the northern countryside of Lattakia, establishing full control over al-Kindeisiyeh and al-Sukkariyeh villages and the surrounding hills, a military source announced on Sunday.

The army also took control of the mountains of al-Khanadiq, al-Kindeisiyeh, Kazbar and al-Sindyan in the same region, the source told SANA.

Engineering units later combed the areas and dismantled explosive devices and mines that had been earlier planted by terrorists, said the source, adding that most of the terrorists in those areas were killed, while the rest fled away towards nearby areas and woods adjacent to Rabiaa town near the Turkish border.

Army units in cooperation with popular defense groups established control over Ra’as al-Ghazal and Ra’s al-Kabeer hills in the northern countryside of Lattakia.


In Idleb province, the army’s operations during the past 24 hours were concentrated on targeting hideouts of “Jaish al-Fateh” terrorist organization in Kafr Sijneh village and al-Arbaeen Mountain in the southern countryside.

Many terrorists, including foreigners, were reported killed in al-Arbaeen Mountain. Among those were the terrorists Abu Samara from Turkestan, Abu Ayoub al-Ansari from Turkey, Abu al-Walid from Chechnya, Abu Muslem from Tunisia, Abu al-Ward from iraq and the Saudis Wael al-Hamad and Ghaleb al-Husseini.

At least 23 terrorists were killed in intensive army artillery firing on Jabhat al-Nusra centers in Kafr Sijneh village, located 15 km to the southwest of Maarret al-Nouman city. Among those killed were a leader within Jabhat al-Nusra named Abdul Qader al-Sbeih, in addition to the terrorists Mohammad al-Danawer and Abdul-Karim al-Saraqebi.

Meanwhile, the Syrian Air Force destroyed on Sunday afternoon hideouts of terrorists in Maardebset village in Saraqeb area south of Idleb city.


The army’s air force destroyed dens and positions of ISIS terrorists in the villages of Tal Hatabat, Qatar, Ayn al-Jahsh and Rasm al-Sarhan in Aleppo Eastern countryside.

The army’s raids ended up with eliminating vehicles equipped with heavy machine guns and various weapons in addition to killing a number of the terrorists.


The Syrian Air Force carried out concentrated airstrikes on terrorists’ bases and supply lines in the towns and villages of Kafr Naboudeh, Kafr Zeta, and Talaf, which resulted in destroying several bases along with the weapons and munitions inside them.


The army destroyed dens and positions for ISIS terrorists in al-Hayal mountain and al-Maqale’e region on the direction of al-Bayarat-Palmyra to the west of Tadmur.

A military source told SANA that the army also destroyed vehicles for the said terrorist organization in a special operation against its dens in al-Toloul al-Sud in the Qaryateen to the east of Homs.

Meanwhile, terrorist organizations acknowledged on their websites the killing of 13 terrorists.


In the southern province of Daraa, army units destroyed two vehicles for terrorist organizations as they targeted their gatherings south of al-Abbasiya and on the road between al-Sad and the meteorology department in Daraa al-Balad neighborhood in Daraa city.

A number of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists were killed in army operations carried out in al-Menshiye neighborhood and around al-Nazihin Camp in Daraa al-Balad, while more terrorists were killed and injured and their weapons and equipment were destroyed east of the old customs building.

Also in Daraa al-Balad, an army unit destroyed a pickup truck used by terrorists on the road between al-Abbasiya and the meteorology department in al-Nazihin Camp.

East of Daraa city, an army unit killed and injured many terrorists in strikes targeting their hideouts and concentrations east of al-Naima town.

Terrorist organizations acknowledged on their pages on social media sites the death of many of their members, including Mostafa Suleiman al-Otman, Mohamed Ahmad al-Mhawish al-Hariri, Omar Mohamed Adib Sawan and Mohamed Toma Qassim.

Suburban Combat: Syrian Army Fights Islamists in Greater Damascus

Syrian forces, supported by the county’s air force, have reportedly destroyed more militants’ strongholds in the eastern and western areas of Ghouta in Damascus province.

Sputnik – Middle East
17 January، 2016

More strongholds of the militant groups have been obliterated by the Syrian Army and the country’s air force in eastern and western Ghouta to the east of the capital, according to the Iranian news agency FARS.

“Gathering centers of the militant groups in Jobar in eastern Ghouta were massively attacked by the Syrian troops. Several militants were killed or wounded in the attacks,” FARS quoted the sources as saying on Saturday.

A radar station in the Marj al-Sultan district in southeastern Damascus that has been retaken by the Syrian Arab Army
© Sputnik/ Michael Alaeddin
A radar station in the Marj al-Sultan district in southeastern Damascus that has been retaken by the Syrian Arab Army

The sources added that “the Syrian fighter jets, for their part, bombed the militant groups bases and gatherings in Jobar,” which also claimed the lives of several militants. Jobar is an inner suburb of Damascus located between the city and a key thoroughfare, Almotahalik Aljanobi Street, which connects with the M5 highway leading north to Homs.

Earlier this week, it was reported that the Syrian Army and the country’s National Defense Forces (NDF), managed to drive Islamist militants out of more areas in Damascus Province, where the army regained control over several sites during fighting near the Qalamoun Mountains.

Army sources said that on Friday night, the army and the NDF “surprised Daesh terrorists in the Eastern Qalamoun with a powerful assault on the Damascus Train Tracks, the Petrol Pumping Station, the al-Thaniyah Walls, and the village of al-Azzam in rural West Damascus.” Scores of militants were killed and many more wounded in this large-scale attack, according to sources.

In another development, the governor of the Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor said that Syrian troops had liberated the al-Bagilya settlement, where Daesh militants had earlier killed 280 people.Adding to the Syrian Army’s anti-Daesh effort is Russia’s air campaign, which was launched on September 30, when more than fifty Russian warplanes, including Su-24M, Su-25 and Su-34 jets, commenced precision airstrikes on Islamic State targets in Syria at the behest of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

New Group of Self-Protection Units Graduate in Quneitra
17 January، 2016

The army establishes control over more strategic areas in Lattakia northern countryside
16 January، 2016
Provinces, SANA

The army on Saturday advanced in many areas of Syrian cities, establishing full control over new strategic areas and hills in Lattakia northern countryside.


Army units, in cooperation with the popular defense groups, established control over the hills overlooking al-Sarraf village in the northern countryside of Lattakia, a military source announced on Saturday.

The Points 489, 465 and 547 that overlook al-Durreh axis and al-Sarraf crossing also came under the army’s control.

The source told SANA that the army units later combed the areas and dismantled explosive devices planted by the terrorist organizations.

Many of the terrorists were killed during the army operations, which the source said were “intensive”, while others ran away.

Later on the day, an army unit and the popular defense groups established control over the villages of al-Mreij, al-Kart al-Fouqani and al-Kart al-Tahtani and a number of strategic hills in the same countryside.

An army unit in cooperation with popular defense groups establishes full control over al-Koum al-Tahtani and al-Koum al-Fouqani villages in addition to other strategic points in the northern countryside of Lattakia.


In Hama countryside, based on intelligence information a unit of army carried out a special operation against positions of Jabhat al-Nusra in Aqrab village 30 kilometers to the south west of Hama.

The operation destroyed a position for terrorists and killed the leader of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization in Aqrab village who was nicknamed Abu Misha’al.

Aqrab village is located on the outskirts of al-Houleh plain where terrorists affiliated to Jabhat al-Nusra are active.


Army units carried out on Saturday afternoon a series of special operations against dens and gatherings of the so-called Jaish al-Nasr in Tal Hawash and al-Hbeit village in the southern countryside of Idleb.

The operations destroyed gatherings and headquarters of terrorists with all arms, ammunition and munitions inside.

Later, sources on the ground told SANA that at least 17 terrorists were killed in an army operation in Falion village south of Idleb city.

In Jisr al-Shughour area, Samer Hajj Najib, a leader in “Liwa’a al-Ansar” terrorist group, was killed along with many of his group’s members in a special operation carried out by the army.

Deir Ezzor

Field sources in the eastern Deir Ezzor province told SANA that a unit of the army destroyed an armored vehicle filled with huge quantities of explosives for the Islamic State (ISIS) before reaching one of the military points in the surrounding of Ayash village in the province’s western countryside.

Meanwhile, another army unit confronted a number of ISIS terrorists who have infiltrated into al-Baghiliah village, inflicting them heavy losses and killed many of them.


The army carried out a special operation against terrorists of Jabhat al-Nusra, destroying their gatherings to the south of Busra square and in al-Abassiya and al-Karck in Daraa al-Mahata.

Meanwhile, terrorist organizations have acknowledged on their websites the killing of a number of terrorists, among them Muhanad Jamal al-Hussein.


An army unit targeted positions of ISIS terrorists in the northeastern countryside of the southern Sweida province.

A number of ISIS centers and depots containing amounts of weapons and ammunition were destroyed in Ashayhib village.


A Syrian Army unit targeted gatherings of terrorists north of Tuloul al-Sahleh, Abu al-Sanasel hill, and Teirma’la village 7 km north of Homs city, killing and injuring many terrorists affiliated to Jabhat al-Nusra and destroying their equipment.

A military source told SANA that an army unit inflicted losses on terrorist organizations in Kafrlaha village in Taldo area, while another unit killed terrorists and destroyed a number of their gatherings in the villages of Aseela and Talf on the administrative border lines with Hama province.

In the province’s eastern countryside, army units killed and injured many terrorists from ISIS and destroyed their weapons and munitions northeast of al-Tarr mountain.

Terrorist attacks kill 7 civilians in Aleppo, Hasaka, and al-Fou’a
16 January، 2016
Provinces, SANA

Four civilians were killed in terrorist attacks with rocket shells on residential neighborhoods in Aleppo on Saturday.

A source at Aleppo police command said in a statement to SANA that five rocket shells which were fired by terrorist organizations in Bustan al-Qasr neighborhood on Saturday afternoon fell on Bustan al-Zahra, al-Masharqa and al-Azeeziyeh neighborhoods.

The shells killed four civilians, injured 25 others and caused great material damage to a number of houses.

Earlier, a source at al-Jamia Hospital said that 17 injured civilians were received at the hospital, pointing out that most of the wounded persons are women and children, four of them were severely injured.

Terrorist groups are active in Bustan al-Qasr and Bani Zaid neighborhoods and target the nearby neighborhoods with rocket and mortar shells killing a number of civilians and causing material damage to properties.

One civilian was killed and others were injured in a terrorist rocket attack on the town of al-Fou’a in Idleb countryside which is besieged by “Jaish al-Fateh” (Conquest Army) terrorist organization.

A local source told SANA that Jaish al-Fateh positioned in Bannesh town fired rockets on al-Fou’a, killing one civilian, injuring others, and causing damage to locals’ properties.

On Friday, a terrorist suicide bomber from the Islamic state (ISIS) blew himself up in the village of Touk al-Milh to the west of Hasaka, leaving two civilians dead.

A police source told SANA that an ISIS terrorist who was wearing an explosive belt infiltrated into one neighborhood in Touk al-Milh village blew himself up, killing two citizens and wounding many others.

The terrorist act also caused material damage to the properties.