Syrian Front : Terrorist Attacks in Damascus, Hama, Deir Ezzor, Aleppo

Syrian Front : The Ceasefire Begins
Syrian Front : Army Restores Security to More Areas Across the Country
Syrian Front : Coordination of Ceasefire Begins at the Hmeymim Airbase
Syrian Front : Counter-terror Ops to Continue During Ceasefire


Russian Defence Ministry Briefing on Ceasefire Process


Terrorists shelled Damascus with 20 mortar and rockets today, after the cessation of hostility agreement went effective.

The shelling came from Joubar, and Duma in Damascus Countryside, and targeted residential areas.

This was reported to the Russian coordination center in Khemim airbase, and in turn, the Russian side passed the information to the US Coordination center in Amman, Jordan.

The Syrian Military command did not give retaliation orders to the Syrian artillery as a sign of patience, and issued a statement asking the Syrian nationals in these locations to and everywhere to take advantage of the national reconciliation efforts.

Furthermore, the Syrian military asked the civilians in these locations to back up the Syrian commands national reconciliation efforts, knowing that they want to, and are being help human shields by the minority who are bearing arms against the Syrian government.

The Syrian military’s self control and patience should not be taken as signs of weakness, we are showing the whole world that we are will to make the peaceful and political solution work; but the Syrian Armed Forces will not hesitate once when it comes to their duties in defending the Syrian people.

Syrian Arab Army


Syrian Army destroys a terrorist truck  loaded with weapons in Latakia

2 killed, 4 injured in ISIS’ suicide bombing in northeastern Hama

Footage of recently liberated road between Khanasser and Aleppo


Armed terrorist groups fire rocket shells against Damascus
27 February، 2016
Damascus, SANA

A military source said Saturday that some armed terrorist groups fired a number of rocket shells at safe residential neighborhoods of Damascus.

The source added, in a statement, that monitoring and following up operation proved that the source of these shells is Jobar neighborhood and Douma city in the Eastern Ghouta.

The source pointed out that the General Command of the Army and Armed Forces warns against such acts, and at the same time, renews its call for all citizens to join local reconciliations and expresses its confidence that the majority of the citizens is eager to do that.

The General Command also called on the locals of the Eastern Ghouta areas to use pressure against those few terrorists, who benefit from terrorism, to let them miss the opportunity of undermining the exerted efforts for restoring security and safety to these areas, the source added.

Barry


Ten civilians killed, scores injured in several terrorist attacks in Hama, Deir Ezzor, Aleppo
27 February، 2016
Provinces, SANA

One person was killed another was injured in terrorists’ attacks at al-Sheikh Maqssoud, and Suleiman Halabi neighborhoods in Aleppo city Saturday, a source at Aleppo Police Command told SANA.

The source added that one person was killed and another was injured by terrorists’ sniper fires at the outskirts of al-Sheikh Maqssoud neighborhood.

Terrorists, positioned in Bustan Basha neighborhood, also fired a rocket shell at citizens houses in Suleiman Halabi neighborhood injuring a woman who was hospitalized, the source added.

Deir Ezzor

Three children were killed and 12 other people were injured Saturday in ten ISIS terrorists’ mortar and rocket shells against al-Joura and al-Qosour neighborhoods in Deir Ezzor, a source at the governorate told SANA.

The attacks fired from al-Haweiqa neighborhood, also, caused material damage to citizens’ properties, the source added.

Hama

Six civilians were killed on Saturday and several others were injured in three terrorist explosions in Salamyieh area in the eastern countryside of Hama.

A Source at Hama Governorate told SANA that a suicide bomber blew himself up with a car bomb on Saturday at about 06:00 a.m., 1 km away from the eastern entrance of Salamyieh City in Hama countryside.

The source added that two civilians were killed and 4 others sustained serious injuries.

The terrorist attack also caused a material damage to the place and the hole at the site of the explosion proves that the car was a lorry and it was carrying about a ton of the explosive materials.

Later, the source said that a suicide bomber blew himself up with a motorcycle bomb at the entrance of al-Tayba village in the eastern countryside of Salamyieh, killing 4 civilians and injuring others.

The source added that a civilian was injured too in a terrorist bombing with an explosive device on the road of Salamyieh-Khneifes.

R.J/Mazen/ Barry


From Turkey, Raqqa; ISIS Launches Fierce Attacks On Tal Abyad

ROJAVA, Syria (February 27, 2016) – After an effective military campaign in the town of Shadadi enabled the Syrian Democratic Forces (S.D.F.) to inflict significant blows to the Daesh (ISIS), elements of that terrorist group last night, February 26, launched a series of coordinated attacks in and around the city of Tal Abyad (Gire Spi).

The massive assault – targeting south and east of Tal Abyad from two axis – was simultaneously carried out at 11 pm from Turkey and the occupied city of Raqqa.

From Turkey side, numerous terrorist units stormed the city center of Tal Abyad and the villages Nastal, Khiwera, Qanatra located at zero point of the borderlines to the east of Tal Abyad region. Leading a charge from Raqqa, the terrorists at the same time targeted the line of Gantari-Shergirat villages in east of town Ain Issa, and southern Siluk.

The People’s/Women’s Defense Units (YPG/YPJ) immediately responded to the attacks, and confronted the assailants in 15 different locations. Up to the time, those battles continue with all intensity. Detailed information on this fight and the results will soon be provided, but we insure our people and the public opinion these attacks will be defeated, and the terrorists will lose once again.

People’s Defense Units YPG| Press Office, February 2016


 Stoking the Fire: Jihadist Groups Seek to Renew Fighting in Syria

Sputnik – Middle East

As the Syrian ceasefire agreement came into effect, militants of the al-Nusra Front continue to threaten peace in the country.

Despite the fact that the cessation of hostilities has just been declared, the reports of ceasefire violations across Syria have already started trickling in.

The residents of Aleppo interviewed by RT said that while the ceasefire is in fact needed due to a precarious humanitarian situation in the region, it is unlikely to succeed.

The main reason behind their skepticism is the fact that a significant number of opposition fighters deployed in the area belong to Jabhat al-Nusra, also known as the al-Nusra Front, which is a Syrian branch of al-Qaeda.

The leader of Jabhat al-Nusra, Abu Mohammad al-Jolani, has already decried the ceasefire as a trick and called on his followers to continue fighting.

It should be noted that both the al-Nusra Front and Daesh (ISIL/ISIS) are considered exempt from the ceasefire deal and thus can be freely engaged by all parties involved in the Syrian conflict.

Bashar Ja’afari, head of the Syrian Permanent Mission to UN, has already said that Syrian forces have the right to retaliate against any violations of the ceasefire.

Earlier it was reported that militant groups allied with the al-Nusra Front carried out attacks against residential districts and military personnel in Homs and Aleppo.

“The militants opened mortar fire in the Sheikh, Ashrafiyeh and Kurdish neighborhoods of Aleppo. The shelling was conducted from the Bin Ziyad area, which is where groups that do not agree with the truce are located. Shelling from their side started right after midnight,” the source said, adding that in Homs “militants opened fire on [Syrian] army positions.”

The militants responsible for the attack in Aleppo belong to Liwa al-Sultan Murad group which is allied with al-Nusra Front and thus refused to abide by the ceasefire agreement.


Kurdish YPG Militia Says Daesh Launched Series of Attacks in Northern Syria

Terrorist groups stormed the city center of Tal Abyad and the villages Nastal, Khiwera, Qanatra located at zero point of the borderlines to the east of Tal Abyad in northern Syria, according to the Kurdish People’s Defense Units (YPG).

MOSCOW(Sputnik –Middle East) — The Islamic State (ISIL or Daesh) militants have launched a series of attacks on Tal Abyad in northern Syria near the border with Turkey, the Kurdish People’s Defense Units (YPG) said in a press release on Saturday.

“After an effective military campaign in the town of Shadadi enabled the Syrian Democratic Forces (S.D.F.) to inflict significant blows to the Daesh (ISIS), elements of that terrorist group last night, February 26, launched a series of coordinated attacks on the city of Tal Abyad,” the press release read.

According to the press release, the assault, which targeted south and east of Tal Abyad, was launched simultaneously from the Turkish side and the occupied city of Raqqa.

“From Turkey side, terrorist groups stormed the city center of Tal Abyad and the villages Nastal, Khiwera, Qanatra located at zero point of the borderlines to the east of Tal Abyad. Leading a charge from Raqqa, the terrorists at the same time targeted the chain of Gantari-Shergirat villages to the east of town Ain Issa, and southern Siluk,” the press release read.

The YPG said it had confronted the attackers in 15 different locations, assuring the population that the attacks would be defeated, and the terrorists would “lose once again.”

According to the press release, detailed information on the ongoing fight against terrorists and its results are due to be provided soon.


 

Kurds Drive Daesh From Syria’s of Tell Abiad

A spokesman for the Syrian Democratic Forces said that Kurdish militias drive Daesh militant group from the Syrian town of Tell Abiad located near the Syrian-Turkish border and killed 70 militants during the operation.

CAIRO (Sputnik –Middle East) —Kurdish militias drive the Islamic State (Daesh) militant group from the Syrian town of Tell Abiad located near the Syrian-Turkish border and killed 70 militants during the operation, a spokesman for the Syrian Democratic Forces said Sunday.

“All the attacks have been repulsed, and all the places where the terrorists have succeeded to gain a footing are mopped up,” Talal Salou (Salu) told RIA Novosti.

He added that Daesh, which is prohibited in many countries, including Russia and the United States, had lost some 70 militants during the operation.


Army foils ISIS attacks in Hama, Air Force destroys ISIS bases in Deir Ezzor
27 February، 2016
Hama/Deir Ezzor, SANA

A unit of the army and the armed forces on Saturday foiled a ISIS terrorist attack in the countryside of Salamyieh City in the eastern countryside of Hama Province.

A military source told SANA that a unit of the army destroyed a car bomb loaded with huge amounts of explosives that belongs to ISIS terrorists before reaching one of the military points in the surroundings of al-Mffaker village in the countryside of Salamyieh City.

Later, a military source said army units thwarted attempts by ISIS to attack military positions in al-Salamiya countryside in Hama province along the direction of Barri Sharqi/Aqareb/al-Bassel forest/Tal Abyad, inflicting heavy losses in personnel and equipment upon the terrorists.

The source said the clashes resulted in the death of 35 terrorists, injured scores of them, and destroyed 4 machinegun-equipped vehicles, a bulldozer, artillery pieces, and mortar launchers.

Earlier today, Six civilians were killed and several others were injured in three terrorist explosions in Salamyieh area in the eastern countryside of Hama.

Earlier Friday, army units, in cooperation with the popular defense groups, restored security and stability to Rasm al-Teineh and Mentar al-Hajaneh villages in the eastern countryside of Hama, inflicting terrorists’ heavy losses in personnel and equipment.

In Deir Ezzor province, the Syrian Air Force eliminated a number of ISIS leaders in a series of concentrated airstrikes on their positions in the province’s countryside.

A military source told SANA that the airstrikes focused on ISIS hideouts, bases, and concentrations in al-Sfaira al-Foqani village 12 km northwest of Deir Ezzor city, which resulted in the death of a number of ISIS leaders and in destroying entire hideouts along with the weapons and ammo inside them.

The source added that airstrikes also destroyed ISIS hideouts and concentrations in al-Jafra village in the countryside east of Deir Ezzor city.


Heavy Fighting Underway Between Kurdish Fighters, Terrorists in Raqqa

TEHRAN (FNA)- Battlefield sources in the Northeastern province of Raqqa announced that the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) alongside the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have engaged in heavy fighting with the ISIL terrorists in the Northern part of the province.

The Kurdish forces stormed the ISIL positions near the town of Tal Abyadh and inflicted major losses on the terrorists.

Also on Friday, the YPG and SDF stormed the ISIL gathering centers near the villages of Marwaha in the Southeastern part of the town of Sarin, killed or wounded several terrorists and destroyed their military equipment and vehicles.

On Wednesday, the Kurdish fighters, after almost six day of intense battle against al-Nusra Front, the Free Syrian Army (FSA), Harakat Nouriddeen al-Zinki and Al-Shamiyah Front, imposed full control over the Bani Zeid Youth Housing Complex in Aleppo city.

The SDF that is comprised of mainly Kurdish fighters as well as a few hundred Syrian Arab dissident forces have received trainings from the US and have been provided with scanty US-coalition air support in their battles in Raqqa province in Northeastern Syria; but in Northern and Northwestern battlefronts, they have been operating alongside the YPG and received the Russian air backup in their Aleppo wars that started with the conquest of Tishrin Dam on the Euphrates early in February.

Assisted by the Syrian army – that has along with popular forces and Hezbollah conquered almost all militant-held regions in Eastern, Southern, Western and Northwestern Aleppo province – and Russian air support, the Kurdish forces fighting against the terrorists in North-Northeast Aleppo province have been making striking advances against the al-Nusra, Ahrar al-Sham and ISIL terrorists in February.

Earlier this month, the YPG and SDF fighters prevailed over the terrorists in the highly strategic city of Tal Rifat in Northern Aleppo and captured the city.

The YPG, who enjoyed the Russian air backup, prevailed the terrorists’ positions from the Western direction and shook hand with the Kurdish units of the SDF who entered the town from the North.


Kurdish Forces Kill 45 ISIL Militants in Raqqa Province

TEHRAN (FNA)- The ISIL terrorists sustained heavy casualties in clashes with the Kurdish forces in Raqqa province on Saturday.

At least 45 ISIL terrorists were killed in tough battle with the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the town of Tal Abyadh in Raqqa province today.

In a relevant development earlier today, battlefield sources announced that the Kurdish forces had engaged in heavy fighting with the ISIL terrorists in Northern Raqqa.

The Kurdish forces stormed the ISIL positions near Tal Abyadh town and inflicted major losses on the terrorists.

Also on Friday, the YPG and SDF stormed the ISIL gathering centers near the villages of Marwaha in the Southeastern part of the town of Sarin, killed or wounded several terrorists and destroyed their military equipment and vehicles.

On Wednesday, the Kurdish fighters, after almost six day of intense battle against al-Nusra Front, the Free Syrian Army (FSA), Harakat Nouriddeen al-Zinki and Al-Shamiyah Front, imposed full control over the Bani Zeid Youth Housing Complex in Aleppo city.

The SDF that is comprised of mainly Kurdish fighters as well as a few hundred Syrian Arab dissident forces have received trainings from the US and have been provided with scanty US-coalition air support in their battles in Raqqa province in Northeastern Syria; but in Northern and Northwestern battlefronts, they have been operating alongside the YPG and received the Russian air backup in their Aleppo wars that started with the conquest of Tishrin Dam on the Euphrates early in February.

Assisted by the Syrian army – that has along with popular forces and Hezbollah conquered almost all militant-held regions in Eastern, Southern, Western and Northwestern Aleppo province – and Russian air support, the Kurdish forces fighting against the terrorists in North-Northeast Aleppo province have been making striking advances against the al-Nusra, Ahrar al-Sham and ISIL terrorists in February.

Earlier this month, the YPG and SDF fighters prevailed over the terrorists in the highly strategic city of Tal Rifat in Northern Aleppo and captured the city.

The YPG, who enjoyed the Russian air backup, prevailed the terrorists’ positions from the Western direction and shook hand with the Kurdish units of the SDF who entered the town from the North.


Syrian Forces Capture More Territories in Aleppo

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army and its popular allies continued to push the ISIL terrorists back from their positions Southeast of Aleppo province and imposed full control over one more key village and strategic hills in the region.

The Syrian army and the National Defense Forces, in a several hour battle, forced the ISIL to retreat from the surrounding of the village of Sallaleh al-Saghireh and Telal (Hills) al-Za’arour.

The ISIL left behind tens of dead or wounded members and fled the battlefield to evade more casualties.

The engineering units of the army, for their part, defused scores of bombs planted by the ISIL in the villages’ buildings.

In relevant developments on Friday, the Syrian government forces pushed the ISIL back from their strongholds near the villages of Man’aya, Joukheh and Sallaleh al-Kabireh in the Western side Rasma al-Nafal following hours of intense battle which ended in the killing and wounding of dozens of the terrorists.


Syrian Army Captures More Strategic Regions in Lattakia Province

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army continued its advances in Lattakia against the Jeish al-Fatah (the Army of Conquest) terrorist group and seized back more key regions in the coastal province on Saturday.

The army units pushed back the Jeish al-Fatah militants from the surrounding areas of al-Saraf village after four-hour battle.

Fierce clashes are presently underway near the village of al-Navareh.

The army has sent several reinforcement forces to prevent the militants from making advances in the area.

On Friday, the Syrian army commandos stepped on the territories of the Northwestern province of Idlib after prevailing over the last defense lines of the militant groups and capturing of Ein al-Beidha in Lattakia province.

The Syrian commandos finally reached the strategic border with the Idlib province after several-month-long of nonstop fighting with the terrorists of al-Nusra Front and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) in the Lattakia province’s Northeastern part.

Also yesterday, the Syrian army and National Defense Forces drove the militant groups back from more villages in the mountainous regions of Lattakia near the border with Turkey.

The pro-government forces, after several hours of tough battle, imposed full control over the villages of Ein al-Beidha, Shir al-Dhaba’a and Ruweisat Rasho.

Scores of the militants were killed or wounded in the army attacks.

The engineering units of the army have started to defuse bombs and other kinds of explosive devices planted with the militants in the newly-liberated villages’ buildings.


Syrian Army Advances against Militants Southwest of Damascus

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army is on the march in Western Ghouta, Damascus countryside, and seized back more lands after hours of heavy fighting against the militants.

The Syrian army pushed the militant groups back from their positions in the Eastern side of the city of Darayya and retook full control over at least 20 more residential building blocks near Kaziyeh Shmit on the axis of al-Ghariyeh al-Saghireh.

The militant groups left behind several dead or wounded member and fled the battlefield to find safer positions.

Earlier reports said that two notorious commanders of Ajnad al-Sham and Liwa Shohada al-Islam terrorist groups were killed in clashes with the Syrian Army troops and popular forces in Western Ghouta, Southwest of Damascus province.

Feisal al-Shami also known as Abu Malik al-Miqdad, a leader of Ajnad al-Sham, was killed in a heavy fighting with the Syrian government forces in Darayya.

Meantime, the militant group in its social media pages confirmed the death of Imad Abu Mohammad, a field commander of the so-called Liwa Shohada al-Islam terrorist group, alongside a number of his comrades in another clash with the Syrian army.


Syrian Soldiers Engage in Heavy Fighting with Militants in Dara’a

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian soldiers attacked the militant groups’ positions in the Southern districts of Dara’a city and pinned the terrorists down behind their lines of defense under heavy fire.

The Syrian army men stormed the militant groups’ strongholds in the neighborhood of Dara’a al-Balad in the Southern part of Dara’a city, killed or injured 20 of the militants and destroyed their machinegun-equipped vehicles.

Reports said also on Friday that the Syrian army troops and the popular forces continued to target the al-Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front’s concentration centers East and Northwest of Dara’a province.

The Syrian army and the National Defense Forces stormed the ISIL strongholds in Um Walad region, in which several machinegun-equipped vehicles of the militants were set ablaze.

In the meantime, the army soldiers opened fire at one of the supplying lines of Nusra fighters in the Northeastern part of Yadouda, which ended in destruction of several military vehicles and the cutting of the supplying line.


Homs: Syrian Army Seizes More Weapons, Ammunition from Militants

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army troops alongside Customs officials in the Central province of Homs seized a vehicle loaded with a large volume of ammunition heading to militant-held regions in the neighboring province of Hama.

The cargo of militants’ weapons and ammunition, including machineguns’ bullets and grenades, was seized by the Syrian authorities on a road to the town of Masyaf in the Southwestern part of Hama province.

On Friday, the Syrian Army and National Defense Forces stormed the ISIL militants’ lines of defense in the Eastern part of Hama province and forced them to retreat from their positions near at least two more villages in the region.

The Syrian pro-government forces continued to advance against the militant group and imposed full control over the villages of Rasm al-Teineh and Mentar al-Hajaneh following hours of intense battle.

The ISIL suffered a heavy death toll and its military hardware sustained major damage in the attacks.


Syrian Army Hits ISIL’s Armored Vehicles in Deir Ezzur

TEHRAN (FNA)- A column of ISIL’s military vehicles, mainly armored ones, sustained major damage after the Syrian army opened heavy fire at the convoy in the Eastern province of Deir Ezzur.

The Syrian army targeted the ISIL column of armored vehicles, including several tanks, deployed in the Southern part of Euphrates River near the village of al-Mura’yeh in the Eastern part of the province.

The Syrian army’s attacks inflicted major damage on the ISIL vehicles.

A reports said on Friday that the Syrian Army troops’ offensives across the Eastern province of Deir Ezzur ended in the killing of tens of ISIL terrorists, including Libyan and Iraqi nationals.

Wali al-Shaddadi, also called by the ISIL Abu Osama al-Iraqi and Abu Sayyaf al-Libi (the Libyan) were killed in the Syrian army attacks in Deir Ezzur.

In the meantime, the ISIL site near the town of Ayash was hit by the Syrian army, which ended in the destruction of the terrorists rocket-launching pads.

The army also engaged in fierce clashes with the ISIL terrorists in the surroundings of Deir Ezzur air port and the village of Beit Doqiem, which also inflicted major losses on the militants.