Syria in the Last 24 Hours

Syria in the Last 24 Hours: The SAA Cross the Euphrates

Army confronts al-Nusra attack in Hama, advances on eastern bank of Euphrates River in Deir Ezzor

19 September، 2017
Provinces, SANA

Army units, in cooperation with the supporting forces, thwarted infiltration attempts by terrorist groups affiliated to Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization on a number of axes in the northern countryside of Hama, according to a military source.

The source told SANA that army units engaged in heavy clashes with terrorist groups of Jabhat al-Nusra during the latter’s attempt to infiltrate on a number of axes in the northern countryside of Hama, inflicting heavy losses upon their ranks.

The source added that the clashes continue in parallel with the artillery and air strikes against the sites and movements of terrorists in the area.

Earlier on the day, the source said army units working on the axis of Maan/al-Tleisia villages confronted an attack of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists and the affiliated terrorist groups in the northern countryside.

SANA reporter said that the terrorists of Jabhat al-Nusra and the Turkistani Party linked to the intelligence of Erdogan’s regime attacked on Tuesday at dawn with big numbers the military posts in the surrounding of al-Tleisia, al-Talla al-Sawda and al-Kahira to the north of Hama city.

The reporter pointed out that army units working in the area thwarted the attack after fierce clashes with the terrorists where many of them were either killed or injured, adding that the clashes are continuous until now.

He clarified that the army units destroyed two tanks and two vehicles equipped with heavy machineguns and seized a tank and a BMB vehicles of the terrorists.

The reporter said that the Air Force of the Army carried out several strikes on the terrorists’ supply lines coming from Attshan, al-Hubbeit and al-Sayyad hill on the administrative borders between Hama and Idleb.

Army units, in cooperation with the supporting and allied forces, achieved advance establishing control over new points on the eastern bank of Euphrates River in Deir Ezzor province.

SANA reporter said that army units continued advance in the framework of the operations against gatherings of ISIS terrorists towards al-Sabha village on the eastern bank of Euphrates River and Koniko gas field, establishing control over the villages of Mazloum and al-Maratt.

On the western axis of the city, the reporter pointed out that army units carried out operations that included artillery bombardments on the axes and positions of ISIS, establishing control over al-Shomeitia town and its outskirts.

The reporter added that a number of terrorists were killed during the operations, including Ahmad al-Khalaf who is known as “Abu Hamza al-Ansari”, Abu Zaid al-Majaoda and Humam Turki al-Ramadan.

The reporter pointed out that an army unit found a workshop that was used to equip the booby traps and the manufacture of mines in the water reservoirs in Ayash village, two days after the restoration of control over the village.

In the framework of the locals’ uprising against the terrorist organization, local sources told SANA that a group of the locals from al-Bukmal city clashed with the terrorists of the so-called “Islamic Police” while they attempted to arrest men from the city in order to recruit them .

Moreover, three terrorists were killed and others got injured due to clashes between the conflicting terrorist groups.

The local sources said that the terrorists planted explosives in Jama school near al-Ashara area.

Homs

Army units established control over the areas of Rasm al-Tawil, Biout al-Nazzal, al-Qantara and Dhahrit al-Nazzal and a number of strategic hills and points in the eastern countryside of Homs.

The army units found a factory for the preparation of explosive devices in the village of Ayyash in rural Deir al-Zour

An inspection tour of the Al-Sham and Al-Bassil water stations in Deir Al-Zour

Army secures arrival of 21 civilians to Deir Ezzor city

19 September، 2017
Deir Ezzor, SANA

A unit of the Syrian Arab Army has secured the arrival of 21 civilians, including children and women, to the city of Deir Ezzor after they were liberated from one of the dens of ISIS in the western countryside of the city.

The liberated citizens expressed their happiness at their success in escaping from ISIS terrorism, calling on all the people of Deir Ezzor, who are still residing in the areas where the terrorist organization present , to head for the nearest point of the Syrian Arab Army to reach the safety.

During a meeting with the 21 civilians, Deir Ezzor Governor Mohammad Ibrahim Samra affirmed that the governorate will secure all the requirements of citizens who fled the ISIS terrorism until they return to their homes and villages.

For his part, Head of Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) branch in Deir Ezzor Mohamed Diaa al-Dahmoush said that the citizens were received immediately upon their arrival in the city and they have been provided with food and treatment, adding that the SARC will continue to provide relief aid to all the people of the country.

Units of the Syrian Arab Army, in cooperation with backup forces, are carrying out intensive operations in Deir Ezzor city and its countryside to expel the ISIS terrorist organization.

Turkish Army Continues to Strengthen Military Presence at Border with Syria

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Turkish Army continue to dispatch more troops to the border with Syria as news reports informed of a military operation against the Al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at or the Levant Liberation Board) and establishment of a de-escalation zone in Idlib province, militant-affiliated websites reported on Tuesday.

The websites said that a long convoy of the Turkish armored vehicles and trucks left the Turkish town of Kilis for the borderline with Syria’a Idlib province for the sixth day in a row.

Field sources reported earlier today that the Al-Nusra Front has started fortifying its Positions near Idlib border with Turkey after the Turkish army dispatched more forces and military equipment to the common borderline.

The sources reported that the Al-Nusra Front has been reinvigorating and fortifying its positions in Northern and Western Idlib in recent days, adding that Al-Nusra has deployed hundreds of fighters and military vehicles in Atma’ah, Bab Saqa, Harem and Salqin region and has boosted its defense lines along the border with Turkey.

The sources went on to say that Al-Nusra Front’s commanders, deployed in border regions with Turkey, have left the region for an unknown destination along with their family members.