Syria in the Last 24 Hours: Children of Fuaa & Kefraya Protest Terrorists’ Siege

Children of Fuaa & Kefraya Demand End of Hostility in Protest at Terrorists’ Siege

TEHRAN (FNA)- People of Fuaa and Kefraya in Idlib province held a protest rally demanding end of terrorists’ siege asking them to join the peace agreement with the government.

ISIL Bases Near Deir Ezzur Airbase Crushed by Syrian Fighter Jets

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian air force launched massive airstrikes on ISIL bases and positions near the Deir Ezzur military airbase, inflicting heavy damage on the terrorists.

The Syrian warplanes bombed ISIL’s moves and positions in the villages of al-Jafreh, al-Hosseiniyeh, al-Janiniyeh and Ayash as well as the Industrial Town and the districts of Khasarat and Konamat and its passageway.

A field commander said that the attacks have destroyed several ISIL hideouts and vehicles.

In a relevant development on Thursday, the Syrian and Russian air forces launched massive strikes on ISIL position and moves in Deir Ezzur, destroying an arms and ammunition depot of the terrorists and killing a number of militants in several sorties.

The airstrikes also targeted ISIL positions in al-Sana’a, al-Arafi and al-Kanamat districts in Deir Ezzur as well as the power company and al-Tharda mountain in the Southern parts of the city.

Also, the ISIL bases near Deir Ezzur airbase, the cemetery and al-Jabileh regions were attacked, resulting in the full destruction of an ammunition cache.

The Syrian warplanes also bombed ISIL positions in the two villages of Ayash and Shamitiyeh in Northwestern Deir Ezzur and the village of Marat in Eastern Deir Ezzur, destroying the terrorists’ base and killing a number of them.

The Syrian and Russian air forces also launched several airstrikes on regions near Deir Ezzur airbase, areas near al-Tharda mountain in Southwestern Deir Ezzur and districts near the Brigade 137 base in the Western parts of the city, inflicting toll and damage on the terrorists.

Syrian Army Advances in Eastern Damascus after Heavy Airstrikes

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army, backed by friendly fighter jets, resumed advances in the Eastern suburbs of Damascus, recapturing several sites inside Ein Tarma region.

Supported by the air force’s heavy airstrikes, the Syrian army’s 105th Brigade of the Republican Guard managed to capture the Ein Tarma’s Meat Market and the surrounding buildings after fierce battle with Faylaq al-Rahman terrorists.

Meanwhile, another unit of the 105th Brigade, alongside the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA) and National Defense Forces (NDF), stormed the militant-held Taybeh District of Jobar in Northwest of Ein Tarma, resulting in a series of clashes this morning.

Fierce clashes are still ongoing at several axes in Eastern Damascus as the Syrian army is trying to win the upper-hand in this important area near the capital.

On Thursday, the Syrian army soldiers continued military operations against the terrorists in Eastern Ghouta, further advancing in Ein Tarma.

The army forces continued clashes with the terrorists near the meat packaging company and al-Khair Markets, regaining control of several points.

A military source said that the Syrian troops have rapidly advanced in the region, and added that a number of terrorists were killed in clashes.

The source stressed that the army wants to separate Jobar district from Eastern Ghouta by advancing in regions parallel to al-Moltahlaq al-Janoubi, between Eastern Damascus and the Western parts of Eastern Ghouta.

Meantime, the Syrian army could retake control of houses in the Eastern parts of the Marble Factory.

The Syrian army units also advanced along the Southern bypass of the highway that runs between Zmelka and Jobar, capturing several buildings in the course of their offensive.

More ISIS positions destroyed in airstrikes

14 July، 2017
Provinces, SANA

The Syrian Air Force carried out on Friday sorties against gatherings and movements of ISIS terrorists in the countryside of Raqqa and Hama, inflicting them heavy losses upon their ranks and equipment.

A military source told SANA that a number of vehicles, some of them equipped with machineguns, were destroyed due to the army’s airstrikes on the gatherings of terrorists in al-Shujeiri and its surroundings, to the south of Khirbet al-Haloul, al-Zamla and to the south of it in the southern and southwestern countryside of Raqqa province.

The source added that the Syrian raids also targeted ISIS movement axes and fortifications in Abu Hanaia and Salba in the eastern countryside of Salamiyeh in Hama, resulting in the death of a number of ISIS terrorists and the destruction of weapons and artillery emplacements.

The Syrian Air Force also destroyed fortifications and vehicles for ISIS terrorist organization in Deir Ezzor and Homs provinces.

A military source told SANA that the Syrian Air Force launched intensive strikes against gatherings and fortifications for ISIS in the area surrounding al-Kanamat Bridge, Huweija Bridge and Deir Ezzor Airport.

The source added that army’s airstrikes also targeted the supply points and movement axes for ISIS in Hmima near the border between Homs and Deir Ezzor.

As a result of the airstrikes, a number of terrorists were killed and armored vehicles, vehicles equipped with machineguns, artillery emplacements and fortifications were destroyed.

Terrorists in Southern Syria Reject US-Russia Brokered Ceasefire Deal

TEHRAN (FNA)- The largest coalition of militant groups in Southern Syria announced that they have refused to participate in a US-Russia brokered cessation of hostilities stretching across Quneitra, Dara’a and Western Sweida.

Releasing a long statement on the matter, the ‘Death over Humiliation’ operations room that was formed in February to unite Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the al-Nusra Front) and Free Syrian Army (FSA) terrorist groups under one fighting force, stated it would not adhere to the ceasefire, rendering it useless:
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Thus, clashes between militants and the Syrian army resumed across all the three provinces in Southern Syria on Friday with both sides exchanging artillery fire.

Effectively, the ceasefire held for less than one week.

A ceasefire took effect in Southwest Syria after a deal was brokered by the US and Russia on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in the German city of Hamburg last Friday.

The truce was enforced by midday on Sunday, in the provinces of Dara’a, Sweida and Quneitra in the Southwest, along the Jordanian border.

Syrian government forces had announced a halt to combat operations in the three provinces. According to the military, the move was aimed at supporting the peace process and national reconciliation in Syria.

The United States and Russia have backed opposing sides in Syria’s six-year-conflict, with Moscow supporting the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Washington backing rebel groups seeking his ouster.

The deal is separate from the draft agreement on de-escalation zones, which were to be created under a deal brokered earlier this year during Russia, Turkey and Iran-sponsored talks in Astana between the Syrian government and representatives of the armed opposition.

Syrian Army Offensive in Badiyeh Leaves Scores of FSA Terrorists Dead, Wounded

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TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army forces continued operations in the depth of Badiyeh (desert) region, inflicting heavy loss and damage on the Free Syrian Army (FSA) terrorist group.

The army troops engaged in clashes with FSA terrorists in Badiyeh region, and regained control of the villages of Kharbat Raqaba, Abu Khashbeh and Tal Makhrouteh in the Southern and Southeastern parts of the strategic al-Sis mountain in Southeastern Damascus.

According to a military source, the assault by pro-government forces inflicted heavy casualties on FSA militants in the area, stressing that the clashes killed and wounded 20 militants and smashed two of their military vehicles.

Furthermore, the US-vetted mercenaries also lost one of their operation rooms in the region during the pro-government forces’ attacks.

This most recent victory by the Syrian army and its allies in the country’s Southwestern region of Badiyeh is part of an ongoing operation to isolate and destroy a massive FSA salient that juts in the direction of Damascus and then expand pro-government control along the borders with Jordan and Iraq.

On Thursday, the Syrian army forces continued military operations from Eastern Damascus towards Badiyeh, regaining control over a 200-sq/km region.

The Syrian soldiers continued military operations from their positions in a checkpoint named France in al-Zalaf region in the Southeastern parts of Damascus towards East, and they could advance 21km towards al-Jarin mountain.

A military source said that the Syrian army units retook control of a 200-sq/km area, adding that a number of terrorists were killed and wounded in the clashes with the army.

The Syrian army forces continued the second phase of al-Fajr al-Kobra (the Grand Dawn) anti-terrorism operation in Badiyeh on Monday and managed to impose control over several heights in regions near al-Seen military airport.

Syrian Soldiers, Hezbollah Forces Continue Decisive Operations in Eastern Palmyra

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army, backed by Hezbollah forces and the Russian combat choppers, resumed their offensives in the Eastern parts of Palmyra (Tadmur) in Homs, targeting ISIL’s last positions around al-Hayl Gas Field and killing several terrorists.

Backed by the Russian combat helicopters, the Syrian army’s 5th Corps, alongside Hezbollah and the Afghan Liwaa Fatemiyoun forces, stormed ISIL’s defense lines near al-Hayl Gas Field, inflicting heavy damage on the terrorist group’s fortifications.

According to a military source, the Syrian army managed to establish security at al-Hayl Gas Field region, killing at least 15 ISIL terrorists in clashes.

Late last week, the Syrian army troops hit the ISIL’s defense lines in Eastern Homs and imposed control over more lands along the road that connects Homs city to the ancient city of Palmyra.

The army soldiers launched the operation from their positions in Tafheh and Manoukh hills North of Power plant 4 and managed to impose control over several overlooking heights North of Homs-Palmyra road.

In the meantime, the Syrian Air Force pounded ISIL’s movements and positions in Humeimeh and East of the town of Arak, killing a number of militants and destroying their equipment.

Relevant reports said on Saturday that the army men engaged in tough battle with ISIL in Eastern Homs and captured a key town and several nearby heights.

The army units clashed fiercely with ISIL and drove them out of the town of Jubab Hamd North of Um al-Tababi 12km East of Homs city.

In the meantime, a military source confirmed that a large number of terrorists were killed and a large volume of their military hardware was damaged.

The sources also said that three key heights North of Jubab Hamd were captured by the army men.

The source further added that the army forces have fortified their positions in Western Raqqa to restart the operation towards the town of al-Sukhnah in Eastern Homs that is seen as an entrance gate to the besieged city of Deir Ezzur.

Syrian Army Troops Advance against ISIL in Eastern Hama

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army, backed by the ‘Desert Hawks’ special forces, the National Defense Forces (NDF) and members of the Palestinian Liwa al-Quds brigade, made major gains in Eastern Hama in the battle against the ISIL terrorists

The government forces recaptured the villages of Um Tweineh, al-Hardaneh and al-Qatshiyah from the ISIL during the offensive.

The Syrian army and its allies launched a fresh offensive against the ISIL in Eastern Hama earlier in July. Eastern Hama is considered to be the last ISIL stronghold in Central Syria.

In relevant developments on Wednesday, the Syrian army troops, supported by the Russian and Syrian warplanes, targeted the ISIL positions and movements in the Eastern and Central parts of Hama province, inflicting major losses on the terrorists.

The army’s artillery and missile units opened heavy fire at ISIL’s positions in Sheikh Hilal in Eastern Hama, killing and wounding a large number of militants.

In the meantime, the army soldiers engaged in heavy fighting with terrorists in a region near the oil pipelines East of the town of al-Salamiyah, killing a large number of them and damaging their equipment.

Russian and Syrian fighter jets pounded ISIL’s positions East of al-Salamiyah.

The missile units further targeted ISIL’s movements in al-Salamiyah region and destroyed one of their vehicles, killing the entire terrorists on board.