Syria in the Last 48 Hours: Russia Refutes Turkish Claims of Airspace Violation

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January 31, 2015

The Syrian government went toward the political solution for the Syrian crisis unconditionally. While those who call themselves Syrian opposition, and after almost 5 years of war, and political work they are still unable to make up their mind.

How could they, when almost each and everyone of them represent the interest of the countries backing them, and almost non of them represent the interest of an Syrian. They are no better than the foreign mercenaries the Syrian Armed Forces are exterminating on Syrian soil every day. If they had any decent cause they would have at least been able to unite themselves. Their status today represents who really is moving forward toward an achieving an end to the Syrian war, by all ways possible, and who is simply serving others.

Syria was never a puppet state, and Syria with the might of its people, and armed forces, will never be a puppet state, regardless of how high the sacrifices are.
Syrian Arab Army

The army restores security to villages in Aleppo and Lattakia
31 January، 2016
Provinces, SANA

The army units continued advancing in the eastern and northeastern parts of Aleppo, establishing control over a new village there, while units in other areas and provinces continue targeting terrorists’ positions and centers.


Army units restored security and stability to Tal Maksour village in the northeastern countryside of Aleppo province, a military source announced on Sunday.

The source noted that military engineering units later combed the area and dismantled a number of explosive devices and landmines which terrorists had earlier planted in the area to prevent the army’s advance.

Intensive operations were carried out against gatherings of ISIS terrorists and their fortifications to the west of Afash village and in Abu Danneh and Rasm al-Alam in the eastern countryside.

Centers and vehicles were destroyed and a number of terrorists were killed during the operations, the source confirmed to SANA.

Hideouts of terrorists were also hit in al-Ameriyeh village in Tal al-Daman area, southeast of Aleppo city. Several terrorists were reported killed or injured, and a number of vehicles and weapons were destroyed.

The army also targeted positions and weapons for Jabhat al-Nusra and groups linked to it in the neighborhoods of al-Rashidin, Beidin, al-Ashrafiyeh, al-Ansari and al-Kallaseh and al-Shqeif area on the northern outskirts of Aleppo city.

In the meantime, an army unit fired intensively at terrorists’ hideouts in Hayyan town in the international highway leading to Turkey.


Units of the army and armed forces continued operations against terrorist organizations in Daraa and its countryside.

The continued army operations against hotbeds of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists and other terrorist organizations in Daraa al-Balad resulted in destroying positions of terrorists in al-karak and al-Seibeh neighborhoods and a vehicle to the south of al-Abasiyeh in addition to a bulldozer to the east of Daraa dam and the electricity company.

Based on accurate information, another army unit launched strikes against a den inside which a terrorist group was fortified in a farm in Um Walad village in the eastern countryside during which it was destroyed along with all terrorists inside.


The army’s air force destroyed a convoy of oil tanks for ISIS in a raid to east of Sha’af village in Sweida countryside.

Damascus countryside

Field sources told SANA that a unit of the army killed 12 terrorists in Kharabu region in eastern al-Ghouta of Damascus countryside.

The sources added that among the dead terrorists were Fares Diab, Ammar Malak and Andul-Rahman al-Sheikh.


Army units supported by Syria’s army Air Force inflicted heavy losses in personnel and munitions upon ISIS, Jabhat al-Nusra and other terrorist organizations in Homs countryside.

The Army Air Force destroyed gatherings and positions of ISIS terrorists in al-Qariyatein, the area surrounding al-Shaer field and al-Baiyrat in the eastern and south eastern countryside of Homs.

An army unit destroyed dens and gatherings of terrorist organizations in Um Sahreej village 73 kilometers to the east of Homs.

Army units destroyed dens, arms and munitions for terrorists in al-Rmeileh on Mhein al-Qareitain direction and in Tulol al-Soud in the area surrounding al-Qarietain 82 kilometers to the south east of Homs.

Army units inflicted heavy losses in personnel and munitions upon Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists and other terrorist organizations during strikes against their gatherings and dens in Um Sharshouh and Tal Abu al-Sanabel to the north of Homs.

Army units launched concentrated strikes against movements of terrorist organizations in Kafarlaha and al-Teibeh al-Gharbieh in al-Houleh area 27 kilometers to the North West of Homs.

Deir Ezzor

The army’s air force destroyed vehicles and equipment for terrorists of ISIS in a raid against their positions in al-Rishdya and al-Hweikah to the north of Deir Ezzor.

The raids also destroyed dens for the terrorist organization in al-Bgheliyah to the west of the city.


Army units, in cooperation with popular defense groups, restored security and stability to Taomeh village in Kansaba area in the northeastern countryside of Lattakia, after destroying the last hideouts and fortified positions of terrorists in it and inflicting heavy losses on them, sending the remaining terrorists fleeing to areas near the Turkish borders.

The army’s engineering units dismantled explosive devices left behind by terrorists in the village.

A new batch of self-protection squads graduated in Damascus
31 January، 2016

 January 30, 2015

SyAAF attack bombers just raided a meeting where a very high value target was present. The location was confirmed hit while the target was inside. We are awaiting confirmation from SyAAF intelligence operatives on the ground before we announce where, how and when.

Syrian Arab Army

Aircraft of the Russian air group in Syria have not breached the air space of Turkey

Russian Ministry of Defence comments on the declarations concerning alleged breach of the Turkish air space by the aircraft of the Russian air group in Syria.

“There have not been any violation of the air space of Turkey by the aircraft of the Russian air group in the Syrian Arab Republic.

Declarations of the Turkish party concerning the alleged fact of such breaching of the air space by a Russian Su-34 aircraft – is propaganda unsupported by evidence.

Even the Turkish air defence specialists know that radar stations, which control the air space, can register only altitude, heading and speed of an object in the air.

No one of such radars can define the type and the state affiliation of an air object to Russia or the so-called “anti-ISIS coalition” led by the USA.

That is possible only by means of visual contact established from another aircraft which was absent.

It is flatly stated that neither Russian air defence means in Syria, nor the Syrian air traffic control radars have not registered breaching of the Syrian-Turkish border.”

Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation

Russia refutes allegations that Russian warplane violated Turkish airspace
30 January، 2016
Moscow, SANA

The Russian Defense Ministry denied allegations by the Turkish regime that a Russian warplane violated Turkey’s airspace, asserting that these claims are unfounded propaganda.

Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said that “There have been no violations of Turkish airspace by jets of the Russian Air Force deployed in Syria,” adding that the statement of the Turkish side regarding the alleged violation by a Russian Su-34 is “unfounded propaganda.”

Konashenkov pointed out that Turkish specialists and air defense forces are fully aware that the radars that monitor Turkish airspace can only determine the altitude and speed of an aircraft, and no radar of that sort can pinpoint a state’s airspace, adding that determining if an aircraft has violated the Turkish airspace in this case can only be done by another aircraft that is close, which wasn’t the case.

He also denied the claims that Turkish radars warned the Russian pilot of the plane involved in this supposed incident.

Back in November 24, 2015, the Turkish regime violated Syrian sovereignty by shooting down a Russian Su-24 warplane over Syrian territories while the plane was returning from a mission against ISIS. Moscow described Turkey’s act against the plane as a stab in the back by a force that supports terrorism.


Russian planes drop food materials for besieged civilians in Deir Ezzor

New areas in Hama, Lattakia and Aleppo under the army’s control
30 January، 2016
Provinces, ,SANA

More areas in different Syrian cities have come in the army’s hands on Saturday as its units intensified operations against terrorist organizations, leaving many of their members dead and their vehicles and equipment destroyed.


Army units restored security and stability to Tannouzeh village northwest of the Air Force Academy and to Afash village in the eastern countryside of Aleppo, a military source announced on Saturday. Mines and explosive devices left behind by the terrorists were removed and dismantled.

Earlier, army units fired intensively at centers and fortifications of ISIS terrorists in the villages of Jeb al-Safa- al-Seen, Jeb Ghabsheh and Tal Maskour in the same countryside.

The centers and sites with terrorists, weapons and vehicles equipped with machine guns present were all destroyed, the military source confirmed in a statement to SANA.

In the northern countryside, gatherings of terrorists were targeted, with their vehicles getting destroyed, in Hayyan town and Retyan village.

Another army unit destroyed vehicles and gatherings of Jabhat al-Nusra-linked terrorists in al-Mansoura village, 10 west of Aleppo city.

Inside the city, terrorist targets were hit in al-Lairamoun and Salah-Eddin neighborhoods.


Units of the army and the armed forces restored security and stability to the villages of Kabaseen and al-Zankahyia in the northeastern countryside of the central Hama province.

The source added that units of the army, in cooperation with the popular defense groups, carried out intensive operations over the past 24 hours and restored stability and security to the two villages to the northwest of al-Sa’an town in the northeastern countryside.

The army also combed the villages of Kabaseen and al-Zankahyia and dismantled the landmines and explosive devices planted by the Takfiri terrorist organizations after eliminating their last gathering in the villages as the remnants of the terrorists fled and left their arms and ammunition.

Meanwhile, units of the army in cooperation with the popular defense groups clashed with terrorist groups that infiltrated into the surrounding of the military points in the villages and towns of al-Bouaida, al-Masasna, al-Zalakyiat and Jubain in the northern countryside.

Heavy losses were inflicted upon the terrorists in the clashes in the arms and personnel as 15 of their machinegun-equipped vehicles and 5 of their armored vehicles were destroyed, in addition to seizing a number of vehicles and a bulldozer.


Army units in cooperation with popular defense groups restored security and stability to al-Rweiseh al-Sharqieh and Nawarah village in the northern countryside of Lattakia.

The army’s engineering units are canvassing the areas and dismantling IEDs and landmines left behind by terrorists.

Army units destroyed positions, arms and munitions for terrorists in Kabaneh village in the north eastern countryside of Lattakia.

The intensive strikes which were carried out by the army units against axes of movements of terrorist organizations in the mentioned village which is located between Idleb and Lattakia resulted in destroying vehicles equipped with heavy machine guns along with all terrorists on board.

Deir Ezzor

In eastern Syria, an army unit clashed with a group of ISIS terrorists who infiltrated the surroundings of al-Rushdiyeh neighborhood in the city of Deir Ezzor.

A filed source told SANA that the terrorists, who are mostly foreigners, suffered heavy losses as some of them were killed or injured and the rest fled and two of their heavy machinegun-equipped vehicles were destroyed.

Another army unit destroyed ISIS positions and fortifications in al-Huweiqeh neighborhood on the northern outskirts of Deir Ezzor city.

Army units at the site of Deir Ezzor Airport targeted and destroyed several ISIS hideouts, killing the terrorists present at them and destroying their weapons and ammunition.

Gatherings and positions of ISIS terrorists were also hit by an army unit in al-Bgheiliyeh village in the northern countryside of Deir Ezzor province.