Syrian Front : Forces Liberate Northern Aleppo

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Russian Minister of Defence General of the Army Sergei Shoigu presented a personal standard to the new Chief of the Main Directorate of the General Staff

Russian Minister of Defence General of the Army Sergei Shoigu has presented a personal standard to the new Chief of the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Lieutenant General Igor Korobov.

Lieutenant General Igor Korobov was appointed to the position of the Chief of the Main Directorate of the General Staff – Deputy Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces by a Decree of the President of the Russian Federation.

Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation

Units of the Syrian Arab Army and Allied Forces are advancing on multiple fronts in Northern Aleppo.

The campaign in marching toward Nobbol and al-Zahraa. So far liberated Bashkoy, Hredtan, and are advancing toward Madraset al-Khan, and Retaan. With complete fire control over the town.
SyAAF and RuAF attack bombers are providing air support to the troops on the ground.

Syrian Arab Army

Army restores security to Hardatnin village in Aleppo northern countryside
2 February، 2016
Provinces, SANA

The army units continued advancing in different areas across the country, targeting the positions and dens of terrorist organizations and inflicting heavy losses upon them.


Units of the army and the armed forces, in cooperation with the popular defense groups, restored peace and security to Hardatnin village in the northern countryside of Aleppo after inflicting heavy losses upon Jabhat al-Nusra and other terrorist organizations in arms and personnel.

A field source told SANA on Tuesday that units of the army continued to advance in the northern countryside of Aleppo as they carried out a military operation where they restored peace and security to Hardatnin village, in addition to imposing a fire control over Ritan village to the south of Hardatnin.

The source added that the engineering units combed the village and dismantled the explosive devices and the landmines planted by terrorists in the village before many of them were killed and scores fled towards the north.

Meanwhile, units of the army in Bashkwa area in the northern countryside are carrying out a military operation to cut the supply routes of the terrorist organizations which spread in a number of neighborhoods in Aleppo City as on Monday peace and security were restored to the villages of Dwair al-Zaitoun and Tal Jabeen in the northern countryside.


Ten positions and a number of vehicles and rocket launching pads belonging to Jaish al-Fateh terrorists were destroyed during army operations in the countryside of Idleb and Hama provinces.

The source confirmed to SANA that 37 terrorists from Jabhat al-Nusra were killed in operations carried out by the army over the past 24 hours in al-Latamneh, Latmin and Mourek in the northern countryside of Hama.

Two command centers for the terrorists were destroyed in Mourek, another position and two vehicles were destroyed in Latmin, while a third position and a bulldozer were destroyed in al-Latamneh.

In Idleb countryside, 33 terrorists from Jabhat al-Nusra were killed in intensive operations in Abu al-Duhour, Saraqeb and al-Tamanaa. Four of the terrorists’ positions and three vehicles were destroyed.

A position for terrorists from the so-called “Fursan al-Haq” and five TAO rocket launching pads were destroyed in Kafr Nubbul in Idleb countryside.


The army, supported by Syrian air force, destroyed dens and cells of ISIS terrorists in Mahsa, Tloul al-Sud and al-Qaryatin town in Homs eastern countryside.

The army’s air force carried out several raids on gatherings of ISIS terrorists in Job al-Jarah region, destroying their dens and killing a number of them.

Meanwhile, another army unit killed a group of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists and destroyed their equipment and weapons in the villages of Kisin, al-ghajar and al-Rastan city.


An army unit destroyed a vehicle transporting a number of terrorists to the west of
Atman town in the southern Daraa province, according to a military source.

The source also said the army unit left all members of a terrorist group dead or injured as it targeted their position in the northern part of the town.

In the eastern countryside of Daraa, an army unit destroyed a bulldozer which terrorists were using to establish barricades and fortifications to the northwest of Um Walad village.

To the north of Daraa city, the army operations targeted gatherings of terrorists, destroying a mortar launcher in the area surrounding Tafas city and killing most members of a terrorist group who were moving on Tafas-Daraa road.

Deir Ezzor

An army unit carried out a special operation in al-Aridi neighborhood in the northeast outskirts of Deir Ezzor city, destroying an ISIS’ site and a vehicle loaded with ammunition and weaponry, according to field sources.

The sources confirmed the killing of 7 ISIS terrorists during an army’s operation in Ma’adan neighborhood, including Maizar al-Shaoish, Mahmoud al-Hid and Ahmad Fayad al-Nassir.

An army unit eliminated 13 ISIS members in al-Hawika neighborhood, 5 terrorists near al-Sina’a area and 11 terrorists in the area surrounding al- Swiaia in the outskirts of al-Bo Kamal city.

Meanwhile, websites of ISIS acknowledged that the organization had killed 43 of its members, accusing them of attempting to flee to Iraqi territories.

Army restores security and stability village north-east Latakia

Terrorist rocket attacks kill a woman, injure three other civilians in Aleppo
2 February، 2016
Aleppo, SANA

A woman was killed and three other civilians were injured in terrorist rocket attacks in Aleppo city on Tuesday.

The rocket shells landed in a market spot in al-Neel Street and al-Aazamiyeh neighborhood, said a source at Aleppo Police Command in a statement to SANA, noting that the shells were fired by terrorist organizations positioned in Bani Zaid and Salah-Eddin neighborhoods.

New photos show damage to urban structure around Aleppo Citadel caused by terrorism
2 February، 2016
Aleppo, SANA

The Directorate-General for Antiquities and Museums (DGAM) published on its website photos taken during the last week of January 2016, showing the extent of the damage caused by terrorist attacks to the urban structure surrounding Aleppo Citadel.

Director of the World Heritage Sites department at the DGAM Lina Qtaifan told SANA that by reviewing photos provided by the local community and mass media throughout the years of the war imposed in Syria, it becomes clear that 130 real estate properties around Damascus Citadel have sustained damage ranging from partial to full.

Qtaifan said that the southern area opposite the Citadel’s gate was the most damaged, particularly al-Sultaniya Mosque, Carlton Hotel, al-Shouna Inn, and al-Jdaideh area, which is an old antique district located next to the Old City in Aleppo.

She explained that the damage caused to the area around the Citadel was cumulative due to recurring terrorist attacks, particularly by digging tunnels and detonating explosives inside them around the citadel.

Qtaifan said that the Old City is a walled area spread over 335 hectares, containing a traditional urban structure dating back to many ages ago, with some structures like Aleppo Citadel itself dating back to the 12th century while others like schools, inns, and bathhouses date back to the 16th and 17th centuries, which earned the Old City a spot on the World Heritage List since 1986.

She went on to say that there are great concerns over the entirety of the Old City, and it was listed as being endangered among World Heritage List sites, asserting that the DGAM is sending periodic reports to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) documenting the damages.

Hazem Sabbagh