Army Strikes Down ISIS in Deir Ezzor while Syrian civilians attack ISIS positions in Hajin
11 July، 2017
Army and Armed Forces units clashed with ISIS terrorists on the southern and western axes of Deir Ezzor city and the surroundings of the Military Airport, where many of the terrorists were either killed or injured and their weapons destroyed.
SANA’s reporter said that the Syrian Air Force carried out intensive airstrikes on the hideouts and movements of ISIS terrorists in the areas of al-Huseinia, al-Bogheilia, the Panorama, Hattla, Marat, and Mazloum, inflicting heavy losses upon the terrorists in personnel and weaponry.
In the meantime, several mortar shells fired by the terrorists landed in the neighborhoods of al-Joura, al-Qosour, and Harabesh, causing huge material damage, but no casualties were reported.
Moreover, local sources confirmed that a number of ISIS leaders fled Deir Ezzor, including the deputy “Emir of Hisba” in al-Ashara area Hamed al-Nouri aka “Abu Hamza al-Qaraani,” in addition to the terrorists Bashar al-Maddah, Ibrahim al-Bandar, Mohammad al-Qassouba, Abdulhadi al-Halloum, and two Kazakh terrorists.
The sources said that a group of locals attacked the so-called “al-Hisba Headquarters” in al-Hajin town in the eastern countryside, killing a terrorist and injuring two.
Meanwhile, the army’s air force carried out a series of raids on the positions of ISIS terrorists in Um Tweinah to the east of Jub al-Jarah in Homs eastern countryside.
SANA reporter said that the raids ended up with the killing of more than 20 terrorists, destroying a cache, a vehicle bomb and a tank.
Syrian Army Frees Almost 300sq/km of Land from Terrorists in Sweida Province
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army troops continued their anti-terrorism operation in the Southern part of the country and drove militants out of 300sq/km in Sweida province, liberating 15 towns, villages and hills, local media reported.
The Syrian state news agency reported that the army troops launched their anti-terrorism operations from Northeastern Sweida and managed to impose full control over the towns an villages of Deir al-Nasrani, Rajm al-Baqar, Salman hills, al-Fadeen hills, Tal (hill) Asqar, al-Shahib, Northern and Southern hills of al-Shahib, al-Mofrateh, al-Mofrateh hill, Shanwan, al-Saqiyeh, al-Qasr, Tal Banat Ba’eir, Khebrat al-Sa’ad and Tal al-Sa’ad.
A number of terrorists were killed or wounded and their military vehicles and one of their operation rooms equipped with modern communication devices were destroyed in the attacks.
The Arabic-language Elam al-Harbi reported said that the army forces imposed control over 300sq/km land and are just 18km away from their comrades who have advanced against militants from Eastern Damascus.
In relevant developments in the province on Friday, the army troops engaged in heavy fighting with terrorists in Northeastern Sweida and repelled their offensive, inflicting heavy casualties on them.
The army units clashed fiercely with terrorists in the regions of al-Qal’ah, al-Zalaf dam and a checkpoint known as the France checkpoint near Badiyeh (desert) and managed to fend off their attack, killing and wounding a large number of them and destroying their weapons and military equipment.
Syrian Army Troops Take A Tour in Newly Liberated Town near Raqqa
TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian pro-government forces took a tour in the newly liberated strategic and archaeological town of al-Rasafeh near Raqqah province. In the past few days, the Syrian Army has managed to regain more than 1500 square kilometers of land in Raqqah province.
Syrian Army Imposes Full Control over Key Energy Field in Homs
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army forces continued their anti-ISIL operation in Eastern Homs and drove terrorists completely out of al-Heil gas field.
The army soldiers continued to hit the positions of ISIL in the Southern direction of the strategic town of al-Sukhnah and managed to seize control over the entire al-Heil field.
In the meantime, a military source said that the army has fortified its positions inside al-Heil field and kicked off a fresh round of attack on terrorists’ defense lines in the oil well in al-Heil field.
The sources further said that the army men managed to advance against militants around the Gas Power Plant.
Relevant reports said on Monday that the army soldiers and Hezbollah fighters that were fighting against ISIL in al-Heil energy field and managed to take control of more heights.
The army units and Hezbollah fighters continued their operations to reach the strategic town of al-Sukhnah, the last ISIL stronghold in Homs province as well as the Takfiri terrorist group’s last defense lines directly West of the city of Deir Ezzur and captured most hilltops within the al-Qalilat mountain to the Northwest of the al-Heil area.
The army soldiers continued to advance against ISIL Northeast of Jubab Hama after capturing Jubab Hamd key region and al-Alaam height and took back several heights overlooking the villages of al-Baqaliyeh.
Syrian Soldiers Score More Victories against Terrorists in Eastern Damascus
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army troops continued to hit terrorists’ defense lines hard in Eastern Ghouta and managed to capture more positions towards the depth of Ein Terma region.
The army men engaged in fierce clashes with Al-Nusra Front (also known as Fatah al-Sham Front or the Levant Liberation Board) in Ein Terma-Jobar-Zmelka triangle, while the army’s artillery units pounded terrorists’ positions in the region heavily.
A military source, meantime, reported that the army has captured a warehouse and four houses in Ein Terma, adding that the army is now advancing towards the depth of Ein Terma.
The army units have also attacked terrorists’ defense lines in the meat-packing company.
The army soldiers, also, detonated a Konkurs missile Launchpad of Al-Nusra in one of the buildings of Ein Terma.
Relevant reports said on Monday that the army men kicked off the second phase of al-Fajar al-Kobra operation South of the road that connects al-Seen airbase to Zaza region and managed to advance against terrorists from Tal (hill) Deco towards Tal Roqeileh, Tal al-Baqar and Tal al-A’saf and the regions of Khirbet al-Ambashi and al-Kera’ah.
The army soldiers further drove terrorists out of the mountain between Tal Deco and Tal Roqeileh up to Tal Risheh.
The army units also won back Tal Risheh Dam, Jabal (mount) Mahkoul, Baer Makhour and Jabal Sis South of al-Seen airbase.
The Army had managed to secure over 5,000 square kilometers of the Syrian Desert from the clutches of ISIL during the first stage of al-Fajr al-Kobra operation that is the largest swathes of land won back from ISIL since 2011 and includes Southern Homs.
In the meantime, the army forces managed to foil terrorists’ plan to join Badiyeh (desert) al-Sham to Badiyeh of Homs to Eastern Qalamoun, repelling ISIL’s threats to al-Seen airport.
Long Convoy of ISIL’s Vehicles Destroyed in Syrian Airstrikes in Deir Ezzur
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Air Force targeted heavily a long military column of ISIL terrorists along Deir Ezzur-Raqqa road, destroying a number of vehicles and killing their crew.
The army aircraft launched heavy bombings on ISIL’s movements along Deir Ezzur-Raqqa road, destroying at least four heavy military vehicles and killing or wounding a number of terrorists.
The army’s artillery units, backed up by the country’s air force, targeted ISIL’s positions in Huweija Sakar in Eastern Deir Ezzur, killing and wounding several militants.
A military source, meantime, said that Abu Qa’aqa Albaniayee and Safouran al-Yaseen, two ISIL commanders, were killed in the army operation in the town of al-Mouhassan in Southeastern Deir Ezzur.
Also, the army units engaged in fierce clashes with ISIL in the Southwestern outskirts of Deir Ezzur, in the village of al-Baqaliyeh, Regiment 137 base, Panorama base and in al-Maqaber (cemetery) region, inflicting heavy casualties on the terrorists.
Relevant reports said on Monday that a number of ISIL terrorists were killed and others were injured in the Syrian air raids on their positions in the neighborhoods of Khasarat, al-Kanamat and al-Omal, the area near the Airport, al-Maqaber (cemetery) region, Panorama base, al-Thardah mountain and the villages of al-Baqaliyeh, Safira Tahtani, al-Hosseiniyeh, Albu Leil and the town of al-Mouhassan.
The Russian fighter jets also hit a number of ISIL bases in the towns of Gharaneej (East of Deir Ezzur), al-Sour (North of the city) and Huweijet Saqar (Southeast of the city), destroying the strongholds and multiple vehicles. Early reports said more than 20 terrorists have been killed in the raid.
The Russian aircraft also targeted the command center of al-Wahda al-Irshadiyah Building in the town of Baqrs, an important base and venue of ISIL commander’s meetings.
The identification, location, designation and marking of all ISIL targets struck in the raids last night was the result of a rigorous intelligence gathering by pro-government forces which included the use of drones and local spies in the Deir Ezzur area.
An army unit also clashed with two groups of terrorists who attacked their positions in the Heart Hospital and Furat al-Sham Hotel as well as al-Movazafeen neighborhood, killing and wounding scores of militants.
Russian Special Forces Assisting Syrian Army in War on Terrorism in Badiyeh
TEHRAN (FNA)- Field sources reported that the Russian Army Special Forces have been assisting the Syrian Army troops in the battle against ISIL terrorists in Badiyeh (desert) in Central Syria.
The sources said that a large number of the Russian ground forces have participated in anti-ISIL operations in different parts of Syria, including in Badiyeh in the Central part of the war-hit country.
According to reports, the most important roles of the Russian special forces in Syria are tactical reconnaissance, forward air control, light fire support (i.e. snipers, anti-tank guided missile teams and mortar detachments) and operational advisory.
A Tabloid newspaper disclosed in mid-March that Russia’s special military units took part in the liberation operation of the ancient city of Palmyra (Tadmur) alongside the Syrian army.
The Russian-language Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper published pictures of Russian special forces in Palmyra city, writing that the Russian army’s special forces are skilled snipers who killed a large number of the ISIL commanders so far.
“The Russian special forces helped the Russian pilots hit the ISIL’s military positions in the heights near Palmyra more precisely by monitoring and providing them with intelligence,” the newspaper added.
Komsomolskaya Pravda also said that the Russian special troops who were equipped with the state-of-the-art weapons, equipment and modern technology played an important role in recapturing Palmyra by backing the Syrian army troops.
It reiterated that the Russian special troops whose faces were covered and their names were not revealed carry out their military operation under a top secret operation.
The Russian Special Forces, backed by Moscow Air Force, also participated in the recent military operations in Eastern Hama against ISIL group to recapture Aqayrabat as the ISIL’s main base in the province which was used by the terrorists to attack the Syrian army positions in the town of Salamiyah.
Also, a military sources revealed in early May that the Syrian Army troops along with the Russian Special Forces were getting ready to carry out a joint operation against ISIL in Deir Ezzur to lift the siege on the city and airport.
Syrian military sources revealed late April that Moscow has informed Damascus of its preparedness to dispatch ground troops to Syria.
Al-Hadath news quoted the sources as saying that Russia announced that in case of the Syrian army’s request it was ready to send ground forces to Syria.
The sources added that special Russian forces were prepared to be deployed in regions which were experiencing the most pressures by the terrorist groups.
The Russian VGTRK TV channel released a video mid December 2016 showing the country’s Ministry of Defense’s Special Operation Forces (SOF) in war in Syria.
The video released by the state VGTRK TV channel was actually an interview with one of the officers of SOF, who got home after carrying out his mission in Syria.
According to the report, the video displayed some war scenes from Syria, but did not mention anything about the location and time of the SOF operation.
In some parts of the video, a group of SOF were shooting at terrorist groups in different regions (in Syria).
Russia has begun an aerial operation against the terrorists in Syria since September 2015 at Syrian President Bashar Assad’s request.
On September 30, 2015 Russian bombers conducted their first strikes against terrorist targets in Syria, hitting ISIL positions near the cities of Homs and Hama.
Although Russia annihilated tens of thousands of terrorists in Syria, the country also suffered military losses.
The Russian military said late 2016 that the county’s warplanes have conducted 71,000 airstrikes and killed at least 35,000 terrorists since the start of Russia’s anti-terror campaign in Syria.
“Since the start of the operation, Russian jets have conducted 17,800 sorties, launching 71,000 strikes on terrorists’ infrastructure, eliminating 725 training camps, 405 plants producing ammunition, 1,500 pieces of terrorists’ military equipment, 35,000 militants, including 204 field commanders,” Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said.
Shoigu also added that the Russian Aerospace Forces destroyed over 700 terrorist training camps in Syria during its campaign.
The Russian General Staff also said April 2017 that an analysis showed that the Russian Aerospace Forces conducted four times more airstrikes than the US-led coalition despite having fewer aircraft.
“Comparative analysis of the results of activities by Russian aircraft and the international coalition’s aircraft in Syria shows that having far fewer aircraft, the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out three times more combat sorties and made four times more missile and bomb strikes,” chief of the Main Operational Directorate Col. Gen. Sergei Rudskoi said.
Rudskoi added that “the number of terrorist units has decreased, which allowed us to withdraw almost half of the aircraft based at the Humeimim airbase.”
In March 2016, the biggest part of Russian air forces left Syria in line with the decision of Russian President Vladimir Putin, following successful task fulfillment.
Damascus: Syrian Army Seizes French-Made Missiles Cargo en Route to Terrorist-Held Regions
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army soldiers stopped and seized four vehicles carrying a large number French missiles en route to the regions in Eastern Ghouta that are under the control of Al-Nusra Front (also known as Fatah al-Sham Front or the Levant Liberation Board).
The army forces, tipped off by the intelligence agents, stopped four vehicles that were carrying a large volume of arms and ammunition, including French-made missiles.
The vehicles were going through the Southern regions towards the positions of Al-Nusra in Eastern Ghouta that are under the siege of the army troops.
There were a large number of weapons, including machineguns, and a large volume of munitions, including thousands of bullets, mortar shells and French missiles in the seized cargo.
In relevant developments but in Homs province in early June, the army troops seized a number of US-made Humvee armored vehicles after capturing an ISIL base in Badiyeh (desert) in Eastern Homs.
The army men were carrying out cleansing operation in the newly-captured regions in Badiyeh when they discovered several High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), commonly known as the Humvee, at the ISIL base.
The Humvee vehicles were equipped with communication devices and a number of bombs.
In the meantime, the army forces seized maquettes of armored vehicles, cannons and missile launchers used by ISIL to fool reconnaissance planes imaging the region.