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The army restores security and stability to villages in Lattakia, Aleppo and Homs, continues operations in other areas
8 February، 2016
The army restored security and stability to many areas , the last of which is Kefeen village in northern Aleppo, and it continued its operations in other areas across the country , leaving many terrorist organizations’ members killed and their vehicles and weapons destroyed.
An army unit carried out accurate operations against the gatherings and movements of terrorist organizations in al-Siba neighborhood in Daraa al-Balad area in Daraa city, according to military source.
The source said that 20 terrorists were killed, 28 others were injured, and 2 of their vehicles, one of which was equipped with machinegun, were destroyed during the operations.
Also in Daraa al-Balad, the army destroyed 4 vehicles near the meteorology building on al-Sadd road, while 5 fortified positions for terrorists were destroyed and a number of terrorists were killed and injured in al-Karak neighborhood.
The source added that members of a terrorist group were killed and 3 of their vehicles, one of which equipped with a machinegun, were destroyed during concentrated strikes against terrorists’ movements in al-Abasyia neighborhood.
To the northwest of Daraa city, an army unit targeted a terrorist group while it was moving on the road leading to Tafas city and destroyed one of its vehicles.
Another army unit destroyed a vehicle and a machinegun nest in the area surrounding Khrbit Ghazala town to the northeast of Daraa city.
Sources on the ground told SANA’s reporter that army unit targeted with concentrated strikes terrorists’ gatherings in al-Naima town to the east of Daraa city, destroying an ammunition cache and killing number of terrorists.
Units of the army and the armed forces, in cooperation with the back up forces, continued to advance in the northern countryside of Aleppo province, restoring security and stability to Kafeen village after eliminating the last terrorist positions in it.
SANA reporter in Aleppo said that a unit of the army, in cooperation with the back up forces, carried out a military operation over the past hours against the last positions of Jabhat al-Nusra and other Takfiri organizations in Kafeen village in the northern countryside of the province.
The reporter added that the operation resulted in restoring stability and security to Kafeen village, 23 km from the Turkish borders, indicating that units of the army dismantled the landmines and explosive devices planted by terrorist organizations before most of their members were killed while others fled leaving their arms and ammunition.
Meanwhile, the military source told SANA that units of the army bombarded positions and vehicles belonging to the ISIS terrorists in the villages of Talet al-Shwayia, Rasm al-Alam, al-Tayba and Sarjet al-Kabira in the northeastern countryside of the province.
In Aleppo City, gatherings and military equipment belonging to terrorist organizations were destroyed in operations carried out by the army in the neighborhoods of al-Rashidin 4, al-Lyaramoun and Bani Zaid.
Earlier on Saturday, The army restored security and stability to Retyan and Mayer towns in the northern countryside of the province, while on Sunday army units established control over the strategic hill of Barlahin in the eastern countryside of Aleppo after eliminating the remaining ISIS gatherings there.
The army’s air force destroyed dens and vehicles for Jaish al-Fatah terrorist organization in Haish and al-Tamana’a in Idleb southern countryside.
The army air force also raided the terrorist positions in al-Latamneh, Salba, Kfar Zeita, Atshan and Sayyad in Hama northern countryside.
The raid ended up with destroying places and vehicles equipped with heavy machine guns for the terrorists.
Army units advanced towards Mahin and al-Qariatin and restored stability and security to Tar al-Kharoba area, the southern foots of Point 903.4 and western foots of Points 901 and 912 in Homs countryside.
A number of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists were killed by the army and the armed forces in the surroundings of al-Mukharram town, 43 km to the east of Homs City.
A field source confirmed to SANA that a unit of the army, in cooperation with the popular defense groups, ambushed a terrorist group that infiltrated from Ezz Eddin village into Talomari village, killing most of its members and injuring others.
The source added that arms and varied ammunition belonging to the terrorist group were seized and a number of its vehicles were destroyed.
Army units, in cooperation with popular defense groups, restored stability and security to the villages of al-Hoor, al-Rweisat and al-Sweidia and al-Wadi al-Azrak to the northeast of Lattakia city in the coastal province of Lattakia.
The source added that army units destroyed the last dens and fortified positions of terrorist organizations in the area, inflicting heavy losses on terrorists while a number of them fled away to the areas neighboring the Syrian-Turkish borders.
The army’s engineering units dismantled the explosive devices which terrorists planted earlier in the villages.
Later, Army units in cooperation with popular defense groups restored security and stability to Dahret al-Baidar al-Mahrouq, Ard al-Ktaf, Ziyaret al-Beida hill and some strategic posts in the northern countryside of Lattakia.
A civilian injured in terrorists’ mortar attacks in Daraa
8 February، 2016
A civilian was injured in terrorists’ mortar attacks against the Eastern neighborhood al-Kashef in the southern city of Daraa.
Terrorists positions in the town of al-Naima’a, in the eastern countryside of Daraa fired Monday eight shells against the Eastern neighborhood al-Kashef injuring one civilian and causing material damage to properties.
Earlier Saturday, Three civilians were injured in terrorist attacks with mortar shells on residential neighborhoods in Daraa city.
57 wanted persons turn themselves in to authorities to get their legal status settled
8 February، 2016
57 wanted persons from Damascus, Damascus countryside, Quneitra and Daraa provinces turned themselves in Monday to the authorities to get their legal status settled.
On Sunday, 133 wanted persons, from Talbiseh and al-Rastan in the countryside of Homs and a number of neighborhoods in Homs city, had their legal status settled after they had earlier turned themselves in to the authorities.
Russian Airstrikes in Syria Help ‘Iraqi Military in Fight Against Daesh’
The actions of the Russian Air Forces in Syria are effective and have a positive impact on the fight against Daesh in Iraq, Joint Commander of the Iraqi Armed Forces Yahya Rasool Abdullah told Sputnik.
Sputnik – Middle East
The Syrian army with the aid of the Russian air force has managed to destroy the main stronghold of the terrorists in the province of Latakia in Salma city situated on the border with Turkey and in the town of Sheikh Miskin and Osman in the south.
A four year blockade was lifted in the province of Aleppo where two Shiite cities of Noubel and az-Zahra were freed on Thursday. The offensive is under way in the suburbs of Damascus as well.
“Russian strikes are playing an effective role in the destruction of terrorist groups in Syria, and we know how many terrorists come out of Raqqa, the so-called Daesh capital of Syria. Attacks on critical command centers have reflected positively on the military operations in Iraq as well,” the commander said.
Rasul also mentioned the positive support from the international coalition led by the US in spying and investigating, as well as support provided from a joint information center of Iraq, Syria, Iran and Russia situated in Baghdad.
Commenting on the possibility of expanding cooperation with the Russian Federation, representatives of the Armed Forces said that Iraq is open to support from all of the interested parties.
“We have a lot of contracts for the supply of arms and equipment with Russia. We need support of all in the fight against terrorism because Iraq represents the whole world in fight with them,” Rasool said.
On September 30, Russia at the request of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria began target airstrikes on the Daesh and Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organizations. With the support of the Russian aviation, government troops and patriotic opposition forces launched an offensive attack on terrorist positions.
Just in the last 1.5 months, according to the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces in Syria more than 150 settlements have been freed from terror.
Terrorists Expelled from Military Base North of Aleppo by Kurdish defense Forces
TEHRAN (FNA)- Kurdish fighters of the People’s Protection Units, backed by the Syrian and Russian jet’s air cover, managed to establish full control over a military base north of Aleppo and several other sites in the region formerly held by the terrorists.
During the intensive ground offensive, the mainly Kurdish force, helped by joint Russian and Syrian air cover, liberated Military Base 55 in Northern Aleppo, consolidating the anti-militant pool’s grip on newly emancipated Aleppo-Ezaz road, which was the main supply route of militants in northern Syria’s territories near Turkish border.
Further tightening their grip over the region, the army forces kept on liberating other nearby sites from the militants’ hold, including two villages of Western Barad and Mara’naz, a mill and a car spare-parts factory in the region.
On Sunday the Syrian Army and Hezbollah fighters continued their advances in Aleppo province by taking back another key town following fierce clashes with foreign-backed terrorists.
Yesterday, strategic town of Ta’ana in the Eastern part of Aleppo province came under the Syrian Army’s full control today. It is close to the industrial region of Sheikh Najjar.
The Syrian Army continued to advance towards Tal Rafat in Northern Aleppo. They and popular forces took full control of a strategic hilltop in the Eastern countryside of Aleppo city on Sunday.
Syrian Army tanks, taking on Takfiri terrorists’ lines in Aleppo province, managed to push back the militants further in a strategic town in the province and cut off ISIL’s transfer and supply routes in the region.
“The pro-government forces, during an intensive operation to recapture the town of Mayer, cut off the Ezaz-Aleppo road by winning back the town; therefore, the road, which was formerly controlled by the Takfiri militants to transfer their forces and hardware, has been effectively blocked by government forces and their allies,” informed sources announced.
Syrian Army troops drove the militant groups back from their main supply line near the border with Turkey and imposed full control over the highway.
The Syrian Army ultimately cut off the terrorist groups’ main supply route from the Turkish city of Gaziantep, marking the first time in nearly 3 years that they have had a presence along the Aleppo-Gaziantep Highway that stretches through the Aleppo province’s Northern countryside.
With the recent recapture of Ratyan and Mayer in Northern Aleppo, the Syrian Armed Forces have finally reached the Aleppo-Gaziantep Highway near the contested villages of Bayanoun, Kafr Naya, and Hayyan after an intense battle with the terrorists of Nusra Front, the Free Syrian Army, Jeish Al-Mujahiddeen, Harakat Nouriddeen al-Zinki, and Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham.
Syrian Government Sends Military Aid to Kurds Fighting Terrorists in Hasaka Province
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian government has dispatched military and arms aid to the Kurds fighting the terrorists in the Northern part of Syria, Kurdish sources announced on Monday.
“Four military airplanes of the Syrian army carrying weapons and munitions for Kurdish fighters arrived in Qamishli Airport in Hasaka province on Sunday evening”.
The weapons have been delivered to the Kurdish fighters to begin their operations to win back the strategic al-Shadadi town back from ISIL terrorists.
In a relevant development earlier today, the Kurdish “People’s Protection Units” (YPG) continued to advance against the militant groups in the Northern part of Aleppo province and freed another key village near Minaq military airbase.
The YPG forces stormed the militant groups’ strongholds in the village of Mar’anaz in the Southwestern part of the city of Azaz and took full control over the village and its surroundings.
Tens of militants were killed or wounded and their military grid also was damaged in the attack.
Also on Sunday, the YPG advanced towards the integral Minaq Military Airport in the rebel heartland, capturing the village of al-Alqamiyah after a violent battle with the terrorists of Ahrar Al-Sham and al-Shamiyah Front.
Several independent sources said the YPG enjoyed the Syrian and Russian air backup during the attack.
Over the last days, the YPG has taken advantage of the terrorist groups’ crumbling defense lines in the Northern part of Aleppo, seizing a number of villages like Ziyarah near the towns of al-Zahra and Nubl.
With al-Alqamiyah under their control, the YPG forces are in position to strike the Minaq Military Airport; thus, threatening the remaining terrorists’ defense lines in Northern Aleppo.
The terrorist groups have formed a coalition called Jeish al-Halab, which consists of Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham, the Free Syrian Army (FSA), al-Shamiyah Front, Jeish al-Islam, and Jeish Al-Mujahiddeen to combat the YPG and the Syrian army.