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Many positions for Jabhat al-Nusra and ISIS destroyed in continued army operations
29 January، 2016
Provinces, SANA

More positions for terrorist organizations were destroyed in continued operations carried out by the army units, backed by the Air Force. Many terrorists are being killed and their equipment destroyed as a result of the operations.

Homs

The army’s air force carried out sorties targeting hideouts for Jabhat al-Nusra and other terrorist organizations in al-Rastan, Um Sharshouh, Ezz Eddin, al-Ghanto, Talbiseh, al-Ghagar and Teir Maala in the northern countryside of Homs province, a military source told SANA on Friday.

Five centers for the terrorists and a number of their vehicles and weapons were destroyed in the airstrikes.

More hideouts and vehicles for ISIS terrorists were destroyed in the surroundings of Palmyra and to the south and west of al-Qaryatain village in the eastern and southeastern countryside of Homs province.

The army’s strikes also hit ISIS terrorists in Toloul al-Soud, Tar al-Kharroubeh, Mintar al-Rumeileh, on Mahin-Al-Qaryatain axis to the north-east of Homs city, and near Jazal, Hayal mountain, al-Muthallath, al-Makale’, Unk al-Hawa village in Jub al-Jarrah area in Homs eastern countryside.

The strikes resulted in the death of a number of ISIS terrorists and the destruction of their ammunition.

Aleppo

The Syrian Air Force destroyed two vehicles equipped with machineguns and killed 45 terrorists in the villages of Oum Dimneh, Jeb Ghabsheh, and Jeb al-Kalb near al-Bab city in Aleppo province.

Meanwhile, army units destroyed three bases for terrorist organizations in the neighborhoods of al-Sheikh Saeed, al-Salihin, and Bani Zaid in Aleppo city.

Later, a military source said the Syrian Air Force destroyed terrorists’ bases in airstrikes targeting their hideouts, fortified positions, and concentrations in Baideen, Bab al-Nairab and al-Shqaif at the northern outskirts of Aleppo city.

The Air Force also carried out several sorties targeting ISIS concentrations in Abu Henna hill, al-Seen, Zanoura, Maksour hill, Ein al-Jahesh, the surroundings of al-Hattabat hill, Jub al-Safa, and the surroundings of the thermal stations in the province’s eastern countryside, which resulted in killing and injuring a number of terrorists and destroying their fortified positions and vehicles.

Idleb

Three centers for Jaish al-Fateh terrorists were destroyed in Syrian Air Force airstrikes in Nahlia village in Ariha area in the southern countryside of Idleb.

The Air Force also destroyed another center for terrorists in al-Tamanaa in the southern countryside, in addition to destroying fortified positions and vehicles and killing terrorists in airstrikes on concentrations of Jaish al-Fateh 8 kilometers west of Idleb city.

Hama

Two vehicles equipped with heavy machine guns and two centers for Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists were destroyed in Mourek in the northern countryside of the neighboring Hama province.

Hideouts and movements of terrorists were hit in army airstrikes in Lahaya, Atshan, Maarakbeh and Kafrnabboudeh in the northern and northwestern countryside. A number of terrorists were killed or injured and vehicles with heavy machine guns mounted on them were destroyed.

Deir Ezzor

The army’s air force destroyed a number of hideouts and centers for ISIS terrorists in al-Bgheiliyeh and al-Jneineh in the countryside of Deir Ezzor.

Vehicles equipped with heavy machineguns were destroyed in the army airstrikes.

Daraa

Army units destroyed terrorists’ dens in al-Bajaja area and eliminated their gatherings during accurate strikes against terrorist organizations in al-Nazihin Camp and the southern part of al-Manshia neighborhood in Daraa al-Balad in Daraa province.

The Army also carried out special operations against terrorists’ hideouts in al-Yadoda town to the northwest of Daraa, killing many terrorists, injuring many others and destroying their weapons and vehicles.

Quneitra

An army unit, in cooperation with popular defense groups, thwarted a terrorist group’s infiltration attempt to one of the military checkpoints in Tal al-Koroum and Tal al-Bazak to the east countryside of Quneitra province.

A field source told SANA reporter that the army clashed with the terrorist group members who are affiliated to Jabhat al-Nusra, killing a number of terrorists, injuring many others and destroying a number of their vehicles, some of them equipped with machineguns.

The source added that another army unit destroyed hideouts and sites of Jabhat al-Nusra in Mashara, Um Batina and Nab’a al-Sakhar villages, killing all terrorists who were inside them, including a number of terrorists’ leaders.

Lattakia

Army units, in cooperation with popular defense groups, restored security and stability to Mezein Village, Reweiset Karam al-Borj and al-Rous Mountain in the northern countryside of Lattakia, a military source told SANA.

Later, the source said that army units, in cooperation with popular defense groups, restored security and stability to the villages of al-Qalai’e, Karoura, al-Qastal, Bashoura, and Beit Dedo and to the mountains of Bradon, Bardon, al-Qala’a, and al-Khedr in Lattakia’s northern countryside.

The source added that army killed number of terrorists, injured many others and destroyed their fortified positions and weapons.

The Army engineering units are combing the area, dismantling a number of explosive devices and landmines which terrorists planted earlier.

Three children killed in a terrorist rocket attack in Deir Ezzor
29 January، 2016
Deir Ezzor, SANA

Three children were killed and three persons were injured in a terrorist rocket attack on al-Qossour neighborhood in Deir Ezzor city on Friday afternoon.

A source in the province told SANA reporter that ISIS’ terrorists targeted al-Qossour neighborhood with two rocket shells which fell on residential buildings in the area surrounding Hassan Attra School, claiming the lives of three children, injuring three persons and causing material damage to citizens’ properties.


Representatives of the Russian and American military departments held a videoconference aimed at prevention of air incidents in Syria

On January 28, Representatives of the Russian and American military departments have held a videoconference aimed at prevention of air incidents in Syria. They discussed the improvement of effectiveness of cooperation within the Memorandum on Flight Safety for the period of operations in Syria dated October 20, 2015.

It was noted that the Memorandum allowed to avoid unintended incidents between aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces and coalition headed by the USA.

The sides discussed upon the issues concerning raising effectiveness of cooperation within the agreement.

The parties reached an agreement to continue regular contacts.

 Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation


Moscow, Damascus discuss outcome of Russian military operation in Syria

28 January، 2016
Moscow, SANA

Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the army and armed forces, Defense Minister Fahd Jasem al-Freij discussed on Thursday with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu the outcome of the Russian military operation against terrorist organizations in Syria.

“The two ministers held talks on the Russian-Syrian military and technical cooperation, exchanging viewpoints on security issues in the Middle East,” Press office of the Russian Defense Ministry said.

It added “the meeting was held within cordial atmosphere and it affirmed the will of both sides to continue coordination between the two defense ministries.”

The army establishes control over 2 villages in Aleppo, kills more than 30 terrorists in Hama and Idleb
28 January، 2016
Provinces, SANA

The Army and Armed Forces continued fighting terrorism, killing scores of them, injuring others and destroying their vehicles in different areas of the country.

Aleppo

Army units, in cooperation with the popular defense groups, restored security and stability to Balouzeh village in the eastern countryside of Aleppo province, a military source announced on Thursday.

All positions of ISIS terrorists were eliminated in the village, which is located in al-Sfeireh area.

Later, the source told SANA that Ein al-Jamajmeh village in the northeastern countryside also came in the army’s hands. A number of explosive devices left behind by ISIS terrorists were dismantled.

In the meantime, army units targeted gatherings of ISIS terrorists and destroyed their machinegun-equipped vehicles during operations in Jeb al-Safa village and al-Bab city in the northeastern countryside of Aleppo.

Gatherings of terrorists were also targeted in Tal Mseibin village in the northern countryside of the province and others’ positions and fortifications in Haiyan town.

An army unit inflicted heavy losses upon terrorist organizations and destroyed their weapons and ammunition in the surroundings of the Scientific Research Center, west of Aleppo city.

Inside the city, an army unit destroyed positions for Jabhat al-Nusra and other terrorist organizations in Bani zaid neighborhood.

Idleb

An army unit killed 19 terrorists from “Jabhat al- Nusra” and injured 53 others after targeting their gatherings in al-Tamane’a in the southern countryside of Idleb province, a military source told SANA Thursday.
The army also destroyed 3 heavy machinegun-equipped vehicles and a car loaded with mortar shells affiliated to Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization.

Meanwhile, a field source told SANA that an army unit destroyed a “Jabhat al-Nusra” position in Kafer Takharim town , 30 km northwest of Idleb city.

Terrorist Abdel Karim al-Shihab, the self-claimed leader of the so-called al-Furqan Battalion at ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement was killed and terrorists Mohammad al-Ali, Karim al-Shaowa, Abdullah al-Shaowa were injured due to the explosion of an explosive device targeting their car near Saraqeb bridge in the southeastern countryside of the province, according to the field source.

Hama

In the northern countryside of the Hama central province, a field source said that army units destroyed the so-called “Jund al-Aqsa” terrorist organization position in Murek and onother for the so-called “Islamic Union of Ajnad al-sham” at the surroundings of al-Sayyad town.

Other army units killed 7 terrorists and injured 6 others after targeting their gatherings in the villages of Skeik and Atshan and destroyed a car and a rocket launcher pad in the village of Lahaya.

The army units also killed 4 terrorists and destroyed a heavy-machinegun-equipped vehicle in the village of Ma’arkabeh.

In the eastern countryside of the province, an army unit inflicted heavu losses upon the terrorists of the Islamic state in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in personnel and equipment in the army operations against their positions and fortifications in the village of al-Sea’n, in the countryside of al-Salamiyeh.

Homs

Army units destroyed dens and two vehicles equipped with heavy machine guns for ISIS terrorists near al-Baiyarat and in Onq al-Hawa and Rahoum in the eastern countryside of Homs.

The army also destroyed vehicles and positions for ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra in al-Tloul al-Soud in al-Qaryatin to the south-east of Homs and Um Sharshouh village to the north of Homs.

Daraa

An army unit carried out precise operations against gatherings of terrorists in Daraa al-Mahatta and Daraa al-Balad in the city of Daraa.

Fortified sites and a vehicle were destroyed during the operations, which also left a number of terrorists dead or injured.

A position for terrorists was also destroyed in Atman town, 4 km to the north of Daraa city.

Another army unit destroyed hideouts and fortified sites for Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in the surroundings of Busra al-Sham city, 40 km to the east of Daraa city.

Terrorist organizations acknowledged on their social media pages the death of many of their members, including the military leader of the so-called “Jaish al-Islam” who is identified as Mohammad Kheir Attalla al-Naasan and nicknamed as “Abu Hadid”.


 


SAA Tanks deploying inside Sheikh Miskeen, Dara`a after liberation.
Syrian Arab Army

Commissioned by Commander in Chief Bashar al-Assad, Chief of the General Staff of the Army and Armed Forces Lt. Gen. Ali Abdullah Ayoub inspected on Tuesday the Syrian Army units operating in al-Sheikh Miskeen city in Daraa over which the army established control.
Syrian Arab Army


More terrorists killed, positions and weapons depots destroyed in army operations
27 January، 2016
Provinces, SANA

The army units, backed by the Air Force, continued operations in various areas across the country, killing more members of terrorist organizations and destroying their equipment and hideouts.

Idleb

The Syrian Air Force launched a series of intensive strikes against the sites of “Jaish al-Fateh” terror organization in Idleb countryside, a military source told SANA.

A number of terrorists’ sites and many of their vehicles, some of which were equipped with machineguns, were destroyed during the strikes in Jarjanaz village and the towns of Ariha and al-Tamaniaa in the southern countryside of Idleb province.

The airstrikes also inflicted heavy losses in ranks and equipment upon Jaish al-Fateh terrorists in Saraqib city and Tal Mardikh village.

A source on the ground confirmed the killing of the terrorist Mohamed AbdelKarim al-Bakri and the injuring of many terrorists affiliated to “Jund al-Aqsa” terrorist group during a special operation by the army which targeted their gatherings in al-Tamania’a town in the province’s southern countryside.

Terrorist organizations acknowledged on their social media pages the killing of Sultan Abu al-Zobair, who was the leader of “al-Khatab Brigade” terror group.

Aleppo

The army’s air force targeted gatherings of ISIS terrorists and destroyed a training camp and an ammunition depot north of al-Bab city, 38 km north east of Aleppo city.

ISIS terrorists suffered heavy losses in personnel and equipment in army airstrikes against their positions and hideouts in the farms of al-Tibeh village and in the villages of al-Seen and Barlahin in the eastern countryside of Aleppo province.

Six of the terrorists’ positions with arms and ammunition inside were destroyed in the airstrikes.

Later, a military source told SANA that Army and Armed Forces units restored security and stability to Wadiya village in Deir Hafer area in the eastern countryside of the province after eliminating the last hotbeds of terrorists in it.

The army’s engineering units canvassed the villages and dismantled the explosive devices and landmines left behind by ISIS terrorists.

Homs

The Syrian Air Force targeted positions and gatherings of ISIS terrorists in Teir Maala in Homs province, destroying bases for Jabhat al-Nusra and other terrorist groups affiliated with it.

The Air Force also targeted terrorists’ movements and concentrations east of al-Bayarat area near Palmyra (Tadmur) in the province’s eastern countryside, inflicting losses in personnel and equipment upon them.

Lattakia

Army units, in cooperation with popular defense groups, restore security and stability to the villages of al-Mzira’a, al-Awinat, Roisit al-Malaka and Jabal al-Malka and the point 361 to the northwest of Salam town in the northern countryside of Lattakia.

Army units combed the areas and removed explosive devices which were planted earlier by terrorist organizations before a number of terrorists fell dead and their arms and munitions were destroyed while the rest fled away towards the forestry in the area.

Army units in cooperation with popular defense groups restored security and stability to Salma town on January 12 and to Rabiya town on January 24.

Hama

In the eastern countryside of Hama province, the Syrian Air Force’s airstrikes destroyed ISIS positions in Jub al-Mazaria in Akirbat area, while sorties against sites and gatherings of terrorist organizations in Hor Binafsih town in the southern countryside resulted in inflicting heavy losses upon the terrorists’ ranks and destroying their weaponry and ammunition.

Airstrikes also resulted in destroying sites for Jaish al-Fatah in Kafar Zita town and Atshan village in the northern countryside of province.

Also in Kafar Zita, an army unit carried out a precision operation that resulted in destroying a site belonging to “Kafar Zita Martyrs Brigade” terror group along with 7 terrorists who were inside it, including Mohamed al-Araj, who was one of the terrorists’ leaders, according to sources on the ground.

Daraa

The Syrian Air Force destroyed a weapon and munitions’ depot for Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists and other terrorist organizations affiliated to it in Daraa countryside.

A military source told SANA that the Air Force carried out concentrated airstrikes against dens of terrorist organizations in al-Soura village to the west of al-Hrak city in Daraa countryside.

Meanwhile, an Army and Armed Forces unit eliminated a gathering for Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in Busra al-Cham 40 kilometers to the east of Daraa city, and another unit destroyed a position for terrorists in al-Karak in the eastern countryside, killing all terrorists inside it.

In Daraa al-Balad area in Daraa city, army units eliminated gatherings of terrorists and destroyed roadblocks and fortified positions for them in al-Mahatta and in the southwestern side of al-Manshiyeh neighborhood, inflicting heavy losses in arms and personnel upon terrorists.

Deir Ezzor

The army’s air force carried out a series of raids on dens of ISIS in al-Badia and al-Mayadeen, al-Sobh and Abu Hammam in Deir Ezzor eastern countryside.

The raids ended up with the killing of a number of the terrorists and destroying more than 10 vehicles and a training camp.

7 civilians injured in terrorist rocket attack in Aleppo, IED blast causes material damage in Homs
27 January، 2016
Aleppo/Homs, SANA
IED_HomsSeven civilians were injured on Wednesday by rocket shells fired by terrorist organizations at residential neighborhoods in Aleppo city.

A source at Aleppo Police Command told SANA that terrorists fired four rocket shells at the city, three of which hit al-Azizieha neighborhood while the fourth hit Ugarit Street, injuring seven civilians who were rushed to al-Razi hospital.

On January 18, three people, including 2 little girls, were killed and 11 injured in a terrorist rocket attack on al-Ramouseh neighborhood in the city.

Earlier on Wednesday, terrorists detonated an explosive device near Um al-Banin School in al- Hamra neighborhood in Homs city.

A source at Homs Police Command confirmed to SANA that the blast caused material damage only but no human casualties.

Earlier on Tuesday, 24 people were killed and more than a hundred others were injured in two terrorist attacks with a car bomb and an explosive belt that rocked al-Zahraa neighborhood in Homs city.