Syria in the Last 24 Hours

Army thwarts ISIS attack attempts on military posts in Deir Ezzor

30 September، 2017
Deir Ezzor, SANA

Army units on Saturday thwarted attempts of ISIS terrorists to attack some military posts in al-Thardat area on al-Mayadeen-Deir Ezzor road.

A military source told SANA reporter that army units, during the past hours, engaged in violent clashes with ISIS terrorist groups while trying to attack some military posts in al-Thardat area on al-Mayadeen-Deir Ezzor road.

The source said the clashes ended up with foiling the terrorist attack, killing dozens of ISIS terrorists, destroying three booby-trapped vehicles, weapons and ammunition and seizing an armored vehicle.

On Friday, army units repelled ferocious ISIS attackon the international Deir-Ezzor-Palmyra highway in the Syrian al-Badia in al-Shoula and Kabajib area .

Russian Defense Ministry: ISIS and al-Nusra attacks thwarted in Deir Ezzor and Idleb

30 September، 2017
Moscow, SANA

The Russian Defense Ministry said that ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists’ attempts to attack Syrian Arab Army positions in Idleb and Deir Ezzor countrysides were thwarted , backed by the Russian aerospace.

“In the sorties of the Russian Aerospace Force between September 19 and 29, the militants confirmed losses are 2,359, and about 2,700 injured. Among them there were 16 field commanders of various levels and more than 400 extremists coming from Russia and the CIS countries,” Spokesman of the Russian Defense Ministry Igor Konashenkov said on Saturday.

He added that the Russian Aerospace Force have destroyed 67 strongholds, 27 tanks, 21 MLRS, 149 off-road vehicles equipped with heavy machineguns, 17 car bombs, and 51 ammunition depots.

Konashenkov said that the Syrian Army jointly with the Russian Aerospace Forces finalized the operation in east of the Deir Ezzor province to encircle and destroy a big grouping of more than 1,500 militants, who had come from Iraq.

Shaza / Hazem Sabbagh

The strike of the Russian Air Force brigade at the “Jabhat an Nusra” base in Syria

The attacks of the terrorist groups Jebhat an Nusra and IGIL in the west and east of Syria, which lasted for the last week, ended in failure. Coordinated by the time and directions of the attacks of the militants on the positions of the Syrian troops in the provinces of Idlib and Deir ez-Zor with the support of the air force of the Russian Air Force, they were successfully neutralized, and the militants were destroyed.

The terrorist groups Igil and An-Nusra suffered the most serious losses in the last few months. Effective actions of the aviation of the air defense system, the combat potential of “Dzhebhat an Nusra” and IGIL caused considerable damage. Successful actions of Syrian troops on the ground were facilitated by active armed support “on the ground” by armed formations that joined the reconciliation process in the provinces of Aleppo, Hama, Homs and El Quneitra.

As a result of precise air strikes by Russian military aviation, from September 19 to 29 confirmed losses of terrorists amounted to 2,359 militants killed and about 2,7 thousand wounded.

Among them are 16 field commanders of various levels and more than 400 extremists, immigrants from Russia and CIS countries. 67 support points, 27 tanks, 21 rocket launcher systems (MLRS), 149 off-road vehicles with large-caliber machine guns (“tachankas”), 17 “jihad mobile” and 51 ammunition depots were destroyed.

Currently, the Syrian troops, with the support of the Russian Air Force, are completing an operation to encircle and destroy the large grouping (more than 1,500) of IGIL fighters invading the territory of Iraq in the east of Deir ez-Zor province.

Russian Federation Air Force Strikes on the IS stronghold in Syria

Destruction of a terrorist tank in Syria by the Russian Air Force

Destruction of the antiaircraft gun of militants by the strike of the Russian Air Force in Syria

Syrian Army Reopens Deir Ezzur-Palmyra Highway After Defeating ISIL in Decisive Battle

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army stood up to three waves of largest-ever offensive staged by ISIL in the desert region between Western Deir Ezzur and Eastern Homs on Friday and early Saturday, and restored full security to Deir Ezzur’s highway to Palmyra city.

The army repelled hundreds of ISIL militants that invaded its strongholds between the towns of al-Shoula and Kabajeb, and managed to reopen the highway that connects Deir Ezzur to Palmyra from both directions after killing tens of terrorists and pushing them back from areas near the road.

Army sources said a number of ISIL terrorists are now under their siege after pro-government forces attacked them from two flanks in the front that spreads towards al-Shoula and from the town of al-Sukhnah in Eastern Homs towards Kabajeb in Western Deir Ezzur.

Field sources confirmed on Friday that the Army dispatched a large number of soldiers and military hardware to Western Deir Ezzur to face ISIL’s large-scale attacks on the pro-government forces’ defense lines in the region,.

The Tiger Forces units departed from Qomhana in Northern Hama to the Homs province’s town of al-Sukhnah late Thursday afternoon, and would be tasked with retaking the regions along the Deir Ezzur-Sukhnah Highway and West of the provincial capital which were seized by the ISIL during their large-scale attack on Thursday.

The ISIL proved on Thursday that they may not give-up the Deir Ezzur province without a fight, as militants launched a powerful offensive against the Syrian Army troops and their allies in the Western part of the province.

In the meantime, the Syrian military dismissed claims that the ISIL terrorist group cut off a strategic road connecting Deir Ezzur to Palmyra city in Homs province.

Syrian Warplanes, Choppers Pound Terrorists’ Positions in Eastern, Southwestern Damascus

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Air Force and military helicopters staged heavy assaults on terrorists’ defense lines and strongholds in Eastern Ghouta and in the Southwestern territories of Damascus province near the border with Lebanon on Saturday.

The fighter jets bombed terrorists’ positions in Jobar and Ein Terma regions in Eastern Damascus, inflicting heavy casualties on the gunmen.

In the meantime, the choppers targeted the positions of Al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at or the Levant Liberation Board) in the town of Beit Jinn, South-West of Damascus province, killing and wounding a number of terrorists.

Militant-affiliated news websites reported last week that the Syrian Army forwarded a long convoy of armored vehicles and tanks along with a large number of fresh soldiers to the last bastion of the terrorists in the Western part of Damascus province.

The websites reported that the army sent 21 tanks, 16 BMP armored vehicles and tens of military vehicles along with a large number of forces to areas surrounding the militant-held town of Beit Jinn in Western Damascus.

Beit Jinn has been considered as the last stronghold of the terrorists in the Western part of Damascus province after their comrades in Darayya endorsed a peace agreement with the army last year.

Terrorists’ Centers in Eastern Homs Crushed in Syrian Air Raid

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Air Force staged heavy bombardment on ISIL’s defense lines in Eastern Homs on Saturday, inflicting major losses on the terrorists.

The army aircraft targeted ISIL’s positions East of Humeimeh region in Eastern Homs, killing and wounding a number of terrorists and destroying their military equipment.

Relevant reports said on Friday that the army men and popular forces continued to advance against ISIL in Eastern Homs and managed to capture the village of Rasm al-Aqidat in Jubb al-Jarrah region after taking control over the village of al-Showeiha.

The army soldiers fortified their positions after they completed mop-up and demining operations in the newly-captured villages.

The Syrian Army and their allies are now deployed only 12km North of Shandakhiyah as government troops say, “ISIL’s presence in Eastern Homs is nearly over.”

Bulletin of the Russian Defence Ministry on implementation of the Memorandum on creation of de-escalation zones (September 30, 2017)

Ceasefire observation

Control groups continue monitoring the ceasefire observation within the implementation of the Memorandum on creation of the de-escalation zones in the Syrian Arab Republic, which had been signed by the Russia, Turkey, and Iran on May 4, 2017.

Situation in the de-escalation zones is assessed as stable.

Over the last 24 hours, the Russian party of the Russia-Turkey Commission on violations of the Joint Agreement has registered 9 cases of firing in the provinces of Aleppo (2), Daraa (1), Homs (4), and Latakia (2).

The Turkish party has registered 9 cases of ceasefire violations in the provinces of Aleppo (6), Hama (1), and Damascus (2).

Most cases of unselective firing from small arms have been registered in the areas controlled by insurgents of the ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist groupings.

Humanitarian aid provided to the Syrian population

Over the last 24 hours, no humanitarian actions have been held by the Russian Reconciliation Centre in Syria.

In total, 57,892 people have received medical aid.

Reconciliation of opposing sides

Over the last 24 hours, no ceasefire agreements have been signed.

Total number of settlements that had signed reconciliation agreements is 2, 239.

Negotiations on joining ceasefire regime have been continued with field commanders of detachments of armed opposition in the Aleppo, Damascus, Homs, Hama, and al-Quneitra provinces.

The number of armed formations, which have claimed to observe the ceasefire regime, is 234.

Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation

Three civilians injured due to terrorist attacks with 9 rocket shells on Salamiyeh city and its surroundings

30 September، 2017
Hama, SANA

Three people were injured on Saturday due to terrorist rocket attacks on Salamiyeh city and its surroundings in the countryside of Hama .

A source at Hama police command told SANA reporter that ISIS terrorists fired 7 rocket shells on the residential houses in Barri Sharqi village in the countryside of Salamiyeh , injuring three civilians and causing material damage to citizens’ houses and to private and public properties.

The source said that ISIS terrorists targeted Salamiyeh city with two rocket shells which fell in the agricultural lands causing no damage.

On Friday, ISIS terrorists in the eastern countryside of Hama fired 9 rocket shells on Salamiyeh, injuring five people, including two children.


Lebanese resistance cameraman killed in Homs countryside

30 September، 2017
Homs, SANA

A Lebanese resistance cameraman was killed while covering military operations of the Syrian Arab Army and its allies in the framework of the war against the Takfiri terrorism in Homs countryside.

SANA reporter in Homs said on Saturday that the Lebanese resistance cameraman Ali Abdullatif Ammar was killed while conducting press coverage of the military operations by the Syrian Arab Army and its allies against the ISIS terrorists in Hmeimeh area in Homs countryside on Friday.

Ammar participated in the coverage of the Army operations against the Takfiri terrorism in Syria, particularly the operations in the Western Qalamoun area against the ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists.

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