Syrian Front : The Strategic Importance of the Liberation of Nubbul and al-Zahra

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The Strategic Importance of the Liberation of Nubbul and al-Zahra

Syrian Front : Breaking the Seige on Nubbul and al-Zahra Dealt a Fatal Blow to the Terrorists and their Supporters

TEHRAN (FNA)- A Syrian military expert underlined that breaking the siege of the key towns of Nubl and Al-Zahra in Aleppo province is highly important and it has boosted the government forces’ morale.

The Syrian army broke the terrorists’ four-year-long siege of Nubl and al-Zahra in Aleppo province on February 3.
“Breaking the siege of over 1,277 days of Nubl and Al-Zahra has considerably boosted the morale of the Syrian army and nation while on the contrary it has negatively influenced militants,” military strategies expert Brigadier General Taraki Hasan told FNA on Wednesday.

He noted that the most important achievement of winning back Nubl and al-Zahra was that their residents were relieved from terrorists’ yoke.

Brigadier General Taraki Hasan reiterated that the victory in Nubl and al-Zahra also ruined Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s plan to create a buffer zone in Northern Syria.

“Another achievement of victory in Nubl and al-Zahra was blocking all supply routes of the terrorists in Northern Aleppo near the Turkish borders,” Brigadier General Hasan said.

In relevant remarks on Monday, Head of Nubl City Council underlined that the recent winning back of his town has considerably boosted its residents’ morale after ending their four-year siege, and said that the newly liberated twin towns in Aleppo province will become the main centers for the Syrian army’s military operations in Northern Syria.

“Nubl and al-Zahra are presently the main bases of the Syrian army in Northern Aleppo,” Ali Balwa told FNA.

He reiterated that the residents of Nubl and al-Zahra dearly defended their towns against the terrorists.

“The terrorists are fleeing towards the Turkish borders as the Syrian army is making further advances into the Aleppo province,” Balwa added.

In relevant remarks on Sunday, a senior military strategist underlined that the recent victory of the Syrian army and its allies in Nubl and al-Zahra towns in Northwestern Aleppo province has provided a new model for the world armies and revolutionized military tactics at an international level.

“Breaking the siege of Nubl and al-Zahra presented a new military model and tactic to the world’s military knowledge,” Hasan Hasan told FNA.

He reiterated that the Syrian army’s victory in Nubl and al-Zahra is a success that Damascus should take pride in as it proved the Syrian army’s extraordinary power.

Also on Saturday, a senior military commander whose forces defeated the terrorists in Nubl and Al-Zahra and ended the siege of the two cities, said their victory proved that they can crush terrorists and bring back entire Syria under Damascus control.

“Breaking the siege of Nubl and al-Zahra proved that the Syrian army is capable of seizing back any region in the country,” the Syrian commander who is known by his nom de guerre ‘The Lion of Nubl’ told FNA.

He, meantime, noted that the terrorist groups have fled to the Turkish borders, and said, “The terrorist groups sustained such a large number of casualties and such a heavy defeat that they had to leave behind the dead bodies of their comrades.”

“The terrorist groups are planning to send female suicide bombers to Nubl and al-Zahra to carry out suicide attack in the two towns, but the forces stationed in those towns have taken the needed measures,” the commander added.

Also on Saturday, a retired General underlined that the same tactics used by the Syrian army and its allies to take back Nubl and al-Zahra towns will be applied to free Foua’a and Kafria in Idlib.

“I think that attacks against Jasr al-Shaghour will continue from Sarmaniya, Ghaniya, Kanasba and Badama to Saraqib,.”

Noting that Idlib city will collapse militarily after the liberation of Saraqib, he said that the army is not after the destruction of the city since it includes many towns.

“Finally, the same method used for winning back Nubl and al-Zahra will be used to free Saraqib in Idlib to be followed by breaking Foua’a and Kafria siege.”

The siege of the strategic Nubl and al-Zahra towns was removed after four years in an army offensive from the Eastern side of the two towns, while other units of the Syrian army also managed to purge terrorists from 80 percent of the village of Ma’arasta al-Khan.

The siege of Foua’a and Kafria has entered its 11th month while the terrorists have killed 600 Shiites in these two towns and prevent delivery of food and medical aid to their residents.

Syrian Soldiers Deployed in Hama Planning to Carry out Massive Operation in Raqqa

TEHRAN (FNA)- Military sources announced on Wednesday that the Syrian Army has dispatched a large number of fresh forces to the Northeastern part of Hama province bordering Raqqa province eyeing to end ISIL control over one of the main military airbases in Eastern Syria.
“Over 800 fighters from Liwa Suqour al-Sahra (Desert Hawks Brigade), the pro-government Palestinian militia “Liwa al-Quds” (Jerusalem Brigade), Fouj al-Joulan (Golani Regiment), and Kata’ebat al-Ba’ath arrived at the town of Ithriyah in the Northeastern part of Hama province in anticipation for an imminent offensive in Raqqa province to end over 18 months of the ISIL control over the Tabaqa Military Airport,” the sources said.

On Tuesday, the Syrian fighter jets pounded the ISIL training camp in the Northeastern province of Raqqa, inflicting major losses on the terrorist group.

Scores of the ISIL fresh recruits and military trainers were killed or wounded after one the terrorist group’s main training camps came under the Syrian air attacks.

Terrorist groups in Madaya open fire on ICRC and SARC cars
10 February، 2016
Damascus Countryside, SANA

The terrorist organizations in Madaya town opened fire on cars for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC).

On Tuesday evening, terrorist groups opened fire on the cars of a team from the ICRC and the SARC as they were moving their way into the town, located to the west of Damascus, to evacuate three “urgent cases” along with their families, according to a source on the ground.

The evacuation operation was derailed for hours, but was later resumed and the cases were evacuated, the source told SANA.

Terrorist bombing in Masaken Barzeh, Damascus city
10 February، 2016
Damascus, SANA

The army destroys more positions for terrorists, including command center and wireless station in Daraa
10 February، 2016
Provinces, SANA

The army continues hitting strategic positions for terrorist organizations, including command centers and communication stations, in addition to destroying their equipment during operations in various areas.

Damascus Countryside

At least 37 terrorists were eliminated by Amy and Armed Forces units operating in Darriya in the western Ghouta part of Damascus Countryside during the past 24 hours.

A military source said in a statement to SANA that army units carried out concentrated operations against bases and fortified positions of terrorist organizations in Darriya city, killing 37 of their members and destroying their arms and munitions.

The leader of the “unified battalion” in “Sahd brigade” terrorist group, who was known as “Abu Salmo,” was killed along with other terrorists including Ahmad Mattar, Aiman Abu Mahrous, Zuhair Abu Munzer, Ammar Abu Maher, Zaher al-Abbad, Khaled Abu Khalil, Walid Abu Ahmad, and Zakaraya Abu Ayman, according to the source.

Daraa

Army units targeted gatherings and positions for Jabhat al-Nusra and other terrorist organizations in separate areas in Daraa al-Balad in Daraa city and to the south of Tal al-Zumeitiyeh, west of al-Yarmouk suburb, a military source told SANA on Wednesday.

A command center, several barricades and vehicles equipped with machineguns and loaded with ammunition were destroyed as a result of the army operations.

In the eastern countryside of Daraa province, several gatherings of terrorists and their fortifications were destroyed in an army operation in al-Nueimeh town.

An army unit destroyed a wireless station for terrorist organizations on Daraa-Tafas road in the northern countryside of Daraa, while another army unit hit gatherings of terrorists in al-Yadouda town, 5 km northwest of Daraa city.

Hama/Idleb

Army units carried out intensive operations against the gatherings of the so called “Jaish al-Fatah” in al-Srmania, al-Karkor, al-Latamina, al-Habit in the northern and northwest countryside of Hama and in al-Fatira village in the southern countryside of Idleb.

Terrorists’ vehicles, sites and fortified positions were destroyed during the operations and many terrorists were killed.

Earlier, the Syrian Air Force carried out strikes against the hideouts and gatherings of “Jaish al-Fateh” terrorist organization in Kafar Zita city and Kafar Naboda town to the northwest of Hama city in Hama province, a military source said.

The source said that terrorists’ fortified positions and vehicles, some of them equipped with machineguns, were destroyed during the airstrikes, in addition to killing number of terrorists.

The airstrikes also targeted terrorists’ sites and dens in al-Sahria village in the northern countryside of Idleb, destroying their weaponry and ammunition.

To the east of Idleb city, airstrikes targeted Jaish al-Fateh in Afes village near the Aleppo-Damascus Highway, destroying their dens along with all weapons and munitions.

The source added that a number of terrorists were killed and their weapons and ammunition were destroyed during airstrikes against their movements and sites in Abu al-Duhuor town in the southeast countryside of the province.

To the north of Idleb city, the source confirmed that the Syrian airstrikes destroyed the dens and positions of terrorist organizations in Harbanosh village and to the west of Maarit Masrin.

Homs

The army’s air force destroyed positions and vehicles for terrorist organizations in Tadmur (Palmyra), Bayarat area.

Terrorist organizations were inflicted heavy losses in personnel, vehicles and mortar launchers in Syrian air force strikes on the villages and towns of Rasm Hamida, Aliya, Ghanima, Bouraq Neshmy and Jebb al-Jaraah some 70 km to the east of Homs, the source affirmed.

Meanwhile, Syrian air force destroyed Jabhat al-Nusra and other terrorist organizations’ gatherings and machingun-equiped vehicle in the villages of Teir Ma’ale, Ghajar and Kisseen.

Deir Ezzor

The army’s air force destroyed positions and vehicles for terrorist organizationsand al-Hamad in Deir Ezzor.

Aleppo

The Syrian Air Force launched a series of airstrikes against the dens and fortified positions of ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra in Aleppo countryside, according to a military source.

The source said that ISIS gatherings and machinegun-equipped vehicles were destroyed during the strikes in Tadef, Tiba al-Ism and its farms, and al-Bab city in the eastern and northeastern countryside of the province.

The strikes also targeted fortified positions of Jabhat al-Nusra in al-Bawabia, Kamarin, al-Zarba, and Khan al-Assal in the southern and southwestern countryside, destroying the sites along with all terrorists and weapons inside them.

In the northern countryside, the airstrikes targeted terrorists’ dens in Sawran village near to Azaz city, inflicting heavy losses upon the terrorists’ ranks and destroying their munitions.

Terrorist organizations’ social media pages confirmed that some of their members were killed in Aleppo province, including Abdullah Marei Karim and Abdelqader Ibrahim Ghoul.

Syrian Army Ready to Fight Saudi Aggressors at Border with Jordan

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army has dispatched more soldiers to the country’s Southern provinces to be deployed at the border with Jordan to defend the country against the possible aggression of the Saudi Army, sources in Dara’a said.

“A large convoy of reinforcements from the Syrian capital of Damascus arrived to the 5th Armored Division headquarters of the Syrian army in the town of Izra in the Northern part of Dara’a province and the Eastern part of Sheikh Meskeen,” the sources said.

“The Saudi Army has been conducting a number of military drills in the Kingdom of Jordan in recent weeks, raising the alert level of a possible war in the Dara’a province,” the sources said, adding, “So far, nothing has come of these Saudi military drills and it is very unlikely that they will attempt to enter Syria.”
The Syrian government forces have had very good victories in the Southern province of Dara’a against the militant groups, specially in Atman and Sheikh Meskeen and they are resolve to remove militancy in the Southern provinces bordering Jordan to have more concentration on a possible war against foreign aggressors.

The Syrian troops and their allies are marching on the militants’ positions in Southern Dara’a province and have recently scored many victories against militants in different regions in the area.

Reports said earlier today that one of the main command centers of the militant groups in one of the Southern neighborhoods of the city of Dara’a came under the heavy attacks of the Syrian Army, adding that the center was totally destroyed.

The Syrian army targeted the militants’ command center in the Eastern part of Electricity Company in Dara’a al-Balad, which ended in destruction of the center’s infrastructures and several vehicles.

In the meantime, machinegun-equipped vehicles of the terrorist groups in al-Abbasiyeh, al-Manshiyeh and near the Old Customs were targeted by the army.

Strategic Military Airbase near Aleppo Recaptured in Joint Operation

TEHRAN (FNA)- Kurdish fighters of People’s Protection Units, supported by Syrian and Russian air backup, recaptured a strategic military airbase North of Aleppo province.

The Kurdish militias in a concerted operation, backed by joint Russian and Syrian air cover, managed to establish full control over the Menagh Air base, 6 kilometers South of Ezaz town in Aleppo province, and restored total security to the strategic facility.

Early this week, Kurdish fighters in a similar concerted action managed to win back 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 jets, 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.

Militants’ Positions in Homs Razed by Syrian Jets

TEHRAN (FNA)- Pro-Syrian government forces, in concerted aerial and ground operations, delivered heavy blows to the terrorists across the Central Homs province, military sources said.

Scores of militants were killed as clashes broke out between militants and soldiers in the Eastern regions of Homs province.

In another development, Syrian Air Force jets targeted several gatherings and center points of the militants in two towns of Talbiseh and Ezzeddin and also in the villages of Tir Maaleh and Granada in the Central province.

On the ground, dozens of militants also were annihilated when clashes flared between the army and militants on the outskirts of Quaryatayn in the Southern regions of Homs province.

Syrian jets, in another development which caused many casualties and huge damage, severely hit militants’ gatherings and their sites in al-Ghajar in the Northern parts of the province.

Also in tough battles that started on the outskirt of Quaryatayn, militants sustained heavy damage. The clashes still are going in the region, according to sources on the ground.

Also on Wednesday, ISIL militants on the Eastern outskirts of Homs are caught in the middle of clashes with the Syrian army forces, their missile and artillery fire and the Russian airstrikes.

Field sources said that heavy battles are underway between the Syrian army forces and the ISIL terrorists in Taloul al-Soud region, al-Hazm al-Ausat Mountains, Maheen town and al-Qauryatayn in the Eastern parts of Homs.

The militants are also under the army’s heavy artillery and missile attacks as well as airstrikes by the Russian warplanes.

135 wanted persons turn themselves in
10 February، 2016
Provinces, SANA

135 wanted persons from Hama, Damascus, Damascus Countryside, Homs, Aleppo and Tartous turned themselves in to authorities to have their legal status settled.

Earlier on Monday, 57 wanted persons from Damascus, its countryside, Quneitra and Daraa provinces turned themselves in to the authorities.