Syria in the Last 24 Hours: Army Controls All Positions Along Jordanian Border

Army establishes control over all hills and positions near Syrian-Jordanian borders

10 October، 2017
Provinces, SANA

Army units regained control over all the hills and the positions on the Syrian-Jordanian borders in the southeastern countryside of Damascus Countryside.

SANA reporter in Damascus Countryside said that army units, in cooperation with the allied and the supporting forces, destroyed the last gatherings of ISIS terrorists at the hills and the positions near the Syrian-Jordanian borders in the southeastern countryside of Damascus.

The reporter added that by establishing control over these hills and positions, the army has established control over an area of 8 thousand square km in the southeastern countryside.

Deir Ezzor

Meanwhile, the army units, in cooperation with supporting forces, expanded control on the direction of Hatla , controlling a compound of bulidings in al-Erfi neighborhood in Deir Ezzor city.

Scenes from the progress of the Syrian Arab Army east of Deir al-Zour and the pursuit of terrorist remnants

On October 10, the Russian Aerospace Forces were eliminating the ISIS militants that had intruded in the Deir ez-Zor province, Syria, from western Iraq. Over the last 24 hours, the Russian aircraft carried out 182 air strikes on international terrorists.

During the night, the UAVs tracked down a fortified stronghold by on the eastern shore of the Euphrates in the vicinity of Meyadin.

The stronghold housed an underground artillery and tank ammo depot as well as extensive underground tunnel system where a lot of terrorists were hiding including militants from the CIS countries and Algeria.

In order to obliterate the target, two pairs of the Su-34 bombers as part of alert forces delivered 14 air strikes in sequence on the target.

The objective control means have confirmed that four tanks, three IFVs, nine ATVs with large-caliber arms and two MLRSs have been obliterated. More than 50 militants are confirmed to be killed, with about 30 terrorists blocked in the tunnels.

Forty minutes later, the Su-34 airplane repeated the air strike on the position that eliminated more than 20 militants which had arrived to evacuate injured terrorists.

Along with the ISIS command post, three groups of terrorists, that had arrived in the area near Hatla, have been eliminated.

In total, 34 militants, five ATVs with large-caliber arms and two vehicle carrying ammo are confirmed to be obliterated.

Briefing of the Centre for reconciliation of opposing sides in Syria (October 10, 2017)

In order to implement obligations reached in Astana by guarantor countries to ensure unimpeded delivery of the humanitarian access, the tripartite working group (the Russian Federation – the United Nations – the Syrian Arab Republic) continue cooperation to provide humanitarian aid to Syrian people.

At a regular session of the tripartite working group, the sides considered humanitarian convoys plan for October and November 2017. As a result, five convoys have been defined to be sent in the near future to the Syrian settlements.

At the session, the emphasis was put on necessity to fight armed opposition in the de-escalation zones in order to facilitate humanitarian aid.

In order to implement agreements signed in Astana to prevent any ceasefire violations, all SAA servicemen have been informed on the Memorandum requirements on ceasefire regime compliance. This process was organized by the Russian Center for reconciliation of opposing sides jointly with the SAA officers. Thus, the number of ceasefire violations have reduced in de-escalation zones in early October.

The de-escalation control forces register cases of ceasefire violations by the Jabhat al-Nusra militants in Jawbar (de-escalation zone No.3, Eastern Ghouta) and Beit Jin (de-escalation zone No.4, Southern zone) Social infrastructure is being recovered in Syria.

A pre-school facility of al-Baath (al-Quneitra province) has been redecorated and recovered.

In the settlement of Kutseya (Damascus province) a school for 600 pupils is being recovered.

In Madaya (Damascus province) the Syrian Healthcare Ministry is restoring a medical center with a capacity of 50 beds. The roof has been repaired. The building is being redecorated, and fire alarm system is being installed. Medical equipment is to be supplied to the facility to improve healthcare level both in city and in province.

Bulletin of the Russian Defence Ministry on implementation of the Memorandum on creation of de-escalation zones (October 10, 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 I#ran 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 12 cases of firing in the provinces of #Aleppo (4), #Homs (7), and #Daraa (1).

The Turkish party has registered one case of ceasefire violation in the province of Daraa.

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

The UN has held two humanitarian actions:

citizens of Khajmi and al-Tayba received 119 tons of food supplies and housewares.

Over the 24 hours, medical assistance has been provided to five civilians.

In total, 59,060 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, 248.

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

Russian Defense Ministry: More than 100 ISIS terrorists killed in Deir Ezzor

10 October، 2017
Moscow, SANA

Russian Defense Ministry said that US-led coalition has sharply reduced the intensity of its attacks on ISIS terrorists’ positions in Iraq following the beginning of military operations of the Syrian Arab Army to liberate Deir Ezzor.

Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said on Tuesday that “The continuing supply of terrorists from Iraq raises serious questions about the objectives of operations against terrorists conducted in the region by aircraft of the United States and the so-called international coalition,” adding that in the western part of Iraq, ISIS-controlled territory continues to increase.

Konashenkov affirmed that the actions of the coalition require clarification. “Does such a shift in the US and the coalition’s priorities mean the desire to complicate the operation conducted by the Syrian army supported by Russia’s Aerospace Forces to liberate Syria’s territory east of the Euphrates? Or is it a possibility to liberate Iraq from ISIS terrorists driving them into Syria under the precise airstrikes of the Russian Aerospace Forces?” he questioned.

Russia’s Aerospace Forces carry out up to 150 strikes per day on ISIS terrorists’ positions near al- Mayadin city in Deir Ezzor supporting the expand military operation of the Syrian army to liberate the city , the largest ISIS positions in Deir Ezzor.

Konashenkov said that over the past 24 hours, Russia’s aerospace group dealt 182 strikes against the positions of ISIS terrorists who had infiltrated to Deir Ezzor province from Iraq.

Two pairs of Sukhoi-34 bombers were commissioned to hit the targets. Fourteen consecutive strikes were made, Konashenkov added.

“Objective monitoring means confirmed the destruction of four tanks, three armored personnel carriers, and nine off-road vehicles armed with heavy machineguns and two multiple rocket launchers. Fifty terrorists were killed and another 30 sealed off in the underground tunnels,” Konashenkov said.

Forty minutes later a Sukhoi-34 bomber carried out another attack against this stronghold to kill another 20 terrorists, who had arrived for evacuating those injured, he added.

“The Russian Aerospace Forces have destroyed the economic infrastructure of ISIS in Syria and foiled any attempts by terrorists to resume the production and illegal sale of hydrocarbons in Syria. ISIS no longer has the sources of financing for purchasing weapons and ammunition and recruiting mercenaries in Syria,” he said.

Konashenkov added a command center of ISIS and three groups of terrorists who had arrived from Iraq had been destroyed near Hatla town.

“The elimination of 34 terrorists, five off-road vehicles carrying large caliber weapons and two trucks full of ammunition has been confirmed,” he said.


Syrian Army Ends Terrorists’ Presence in Sweida Desert

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army troops managed to purge the Suweida’s Badiyeh (desert) and Southeastern part of Damascus province of terrorists, military sources confirmed on Tuesday.

The sources said that the army and resistance forces drove terrorists out of Badiyeh in Sweida province and captured several regions.

The Arabic-language al-Mayadeen TV network, meantime, reported that the army and resistance forces, took full control over Sweida’s Badiyeh and the Southeastern territories of Damascus province up to the banned-zone under US’ control in Southern Syria after their advances in Badiyeh.

Relevant reports said in August that army troops stormed ISIL’s defense lines in Southeastern Sweida and imposed full control over a region 100sq/km in area.

The army units engaged in tough battle with ISIL and pushed them back from Tal (hill) Asadi, Tal Jarin, Tal al-Rayahin and Ba’ar al-Sabouni region and later continued their advance towards Ba’ar al-Sawt.

Terrorist groups target al-Zahraa town in Aleppo countryside with rocket shells

10 October، 2017
Aleppo, SANA

Terrorist groups on Tuesday targeted al-Zahraa town in Aleppo northern countryside with rocket shells, causing material damage to properties.

SANA reporter in Aleppo said that terrorist groups, positioned in the northern countryside, fired two rocket shells on the residential neighborhoods in al-Zahraa town, causing material damage to some houses, public and private properties, adding that no casualties were reported.