Syria in the Last 24 Hours

Russian Aerospace Forces destroy 180 ISIS sites in Hama’s Uqayribat

12 September، 2017
Moscow, SANA

Russian Defense Ministry announced the destruction of 180 sites for ISIS terrorist organization in the area surrounding Uqayribat town in the eastern countryside of Hama and cut off all its supply routes in the area.

“Only yesterday, in the interests of the Syrian army’s offensive in the area of Uqayribat , Russian Aerospace Forces jets made over 50 sorties, resulting in the destruction of about 180 facilities of militants… Fortifications, underground shelters, command posts, separate detachments of terrorists, artillery positions, ammunition and fuel depots,” Lt. Gen. Alexander Lapin, chief of staff of the Russian Armed Forces group in Syria told reporters.

Lapin said that the Syrian Army continues the operation to clear the area from gangs of ISIS in the areas to the west and north of Uqayribat.

He said persistent battles during the last week resulted in the liberation of eight more towns, which made it possible to “dismember” a group of militants near Uqayribat and defeat it in parts.

In a relevant context, six breaches of the cessation of hostilities agreement were recorded during the past 24 hours in the provinces of Aleppo, Daraa and Damascus via terrorist organizations, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.

Manar/Haifa

Army expands control in al-Jafra area in Deir Ezzor, arrests a group of ISIS terrorists in Salamiyeh countryside

12 September، 2017
Deir Ezzor/Hama, SANA

Army units expanded their control on the southeastern outskirts of Deir Ezzor city, after inflicting heavy losses upon ISIS terrorists.

SANA reporter in Deir Ezzor said that army units that broke the siege imposed on Deir Ezzor Military Airport, in cooperation with the airport garrison, launched intensive operations during the past hours in the area surrounding al-Jafra village, achieving a new advance that will enhance security around the residential neighborhoods and the military points in the village.

The reporter added that the ground operations of the army in the countryside of Deir Ezzor coincided with intensive airstrikes of Syrian warplanes on ISIS sites in the villages of al-Jneina, Ayash, al-Bugheiliya, Hatla, al-Hweiqa and Mabar al-Jafra.

He added that many ISIS vehicles and dens were destroyed during the airstrikes, in addition to the death of a number of terrorists.

Hama

An army unit operating in the eastern countryside of Hama arrested on Tuesday a group of ISIS terrorists while it was attempting to infiltrate towards the southern countryside of Idleb.

SANA reporter in Hama said that an army unit ambushed a group of ISIS terrorists in Wadi al-Azb near al-Saan area in Salamiyeh countryside, arresting 25 of them and seizing their weapons and ammunition.

M.al-Frieh/H. Said

More convoys of food, basic materials arrive in Deir Ezzor

12 September، 2017
Deir Ezzor, SANA

Governor of Deir Ezzor Mohammad Ibrahim Samrah said on Tuesday that during the coming days, markets of Deir Ezzor will be dumped with nutritional and basic materials to secure the needs of families who have suffered from a severe blockade by ISIS terrorists for more than three years.

“Upon the directives of President Bashar al-Assad, tens of trucks, loaded with food, medical, educational, petroleum and basic materials were sent to be distributed to the families who have resisted the terrorist organizations,” the Governor told SANA.

Units of the army, in cooperation with backup forces, have achieved swift successes, since last Tuesday, against ISIS terrorists when they broke the siege imposed on residential neighborhoods and the military airport.

Mazen