Syria in the Last 24 Hours: Syrian Army Sends More Troops to Deir Ezzor to Face US Plot at Border with Iraq

Syrian Army Sends More Troops to Deir Ezzur to Face US Plot at Border with Iraq

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army dispatched a large number of forces to Southeastern Deir Ezzur to intensify the offensive on the ISIL-held town of Albu Kamal to prevent the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) from accessing the border region with Iraq, military sources said Tuesday.

The sources said that the army has sent a large number of soldiers to Albu Kamal battlefield in Southeastern Deir Ezzur to block the path of the SDF to border regions with Iraq.

The sources further said that the army units have decreased their distance to Albu Kamal to almost 25 km from T2 Oil Pumping Station flank, adding that a new flank will be opened soon from Deir Ezzur city to put ISIL in Albu Kamal under more pressure.

The US and the Washington-backed SDF intend to march towards Southeastern Deir Ezzur to capture Albu Kamal before the Syrian army’s arrival in the region, but their 40-kilometer-long distance to Albu Kamal has decreased their chance to do so.

Relevant reports said on Monday that the army officer reported that the elite forces were preparing to launch a fresh round of operations from a new flank to free Albu Kamal at the Iraqi border.

He further added that the Tiger Forces would launch the offensive from the provincial capital of Deir Ezzur, which was officially liberated a couple of days ago after months of bloody battle with ISIL.

In the meantime, the army units and Hezbollah fighters, operating East of T2 oil pumping station in Southwestern Deir Ezzur, deployed 30 km away from Albu Kamal.

Hezbollah, Syrian Army Thwart ISIL Attack on T-2 Station in Deir Ezzor Southern Countryside

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Hezbollah and the Syrian army managed on Tuesday to frustrate an ISIL attack on T-2 Station in Deir Ezzor southern countryside, killing or injuring scores of terrorists.

Hezbollah military media circulated a video which documented the achievement:

Hezbollah Military Media Center

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Terrorist Groups Dispatch Hundreds of Fresh Gunmen to Hama to Slow Down Syrian Army Advances

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at or the Levant Liberation Board) and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) have forwarded a large number of militants to Northeastern Hama to face the Syrian Army troops and recapture the lands they lost to government forces in recent days, dissident-affiliated websites reported Tuesday.

The websites said that the Al-Nusra and the FSA sent a large number of militants to prevent the Damascus troops from reaching Idlib as the army soldiers and popular forces continue to advance against terrorists in Northeastern Hama.

The website claimed that the army men have retreated in some regions after the arrival of fresh militants in Northeastern Hama, but, a well-informed military source rejected the claim.

The websites said on Monday that the army men’s operation in Northeastern Hama and Southern Aleppo was underway to pave the ground for the Idlib liberation operation, adding that a large number of militants joined the Al-Nusra in Hama province to prevent the army from reaching Idlib.

The websites further said that the terrorist groups dispatched a large volume of arms, ammunition and military equipment to the region.

Terrorists Use Chemical Weapons to Slow Down Syrian Army Advance in Hama Province

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at or the Levant Liberation Board) launched chemical attack against advancing Syrian Army troops in Northeastern Hama to prevent their march towards Idlib and recapture lost lands, field sources confirmed on Tuesday.

The Al-Nusra launched a powerful assault in Northeastern Hama, targeting the army positions near the key town of Atshan and seizing the towns of Al-Baleel and Um Turaykiyeh.

A military source reported that the army forces were unable to maintain their ground in Al-Baleel and Um Turaykiyeh because their soldiers were gassed by Al-Nusra and the Free Syrian Army’s Jeish al-Izzah terrorists.

Another military source said that the army dispatched a large number of fresh soldiers to recapture the lost towns a few hours after their fall to the terrorists.

The militant-affiliated websites said on Monday that the army men’s operation in Northeastern Hama and Southern Aleppo was underway to pave the ground for the Idlib liberation operation, adding that a large number of militants joined the Al-Nusra in Hama province to prevent the army from reaching Idlib.

The websites further said that the terrorist groups dispatched a large volume of arms, ammunition and military equipment to the region.

Russia, Militants Reach Agreement to Reopen Homs-Hama Highway

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria and militant groups have reached a ceasefire agreement which allows the reopening of the M-5 Homs-Hama highway, a well-informed military source said on Tuesday.

The source said that a delegation from the Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria traveled to Northern Homs to meet with militant groups’ commanders earlier today.

The meeting was held in the town of Dar al-Kabira in Northern Homs, the source said, adding that new revelations confirm that five militant commanders from various groups attended the talks although the outcome of the negotiation is yet to be revealed.

The Russian Army is to establish checkpoints along the M5 Highway to allow trade to flow more easily between the cities of Hama and Homs.

Relevant reports said last month that the government troops in Central Syria captured a strategic point during the military operations near the town of al-Quaryatayn in Southwestern Homs.

The army units earned control of the last strategic hill in Jabil mountain, overlooking al-Quaryatayn South-West of Homs province after clashes with the ISIL.

During the operations, the army troops killed a number of ISIL terrorists and seized a large number of weapons and equipment.

Meantime, the Syrian fighter jets launched airstrikes on ISIL positions near the town, inflicting considerable casualties on the terrorists.

Four killed, others injured due to attacks in Damascus and Sweida

7 November، 2017
Damascus/Sweida, SANA

A civilian was killed and 16 others were injured due to mortar attacks by armed groups on residential neighborhoods in Damascus city in a new breach of the de-escalation agreement in the Eastern Ghouta.

A source at Damascus Police Command said that armed groups located in the Eastern Ghouta in Damascus Countryside fired rocket shells at 29 Ayyar Street, al-Shaghour neighborhood, and al-Abbasiyeen area, claiming the life of a civilian and inflicting injuries of varying severity on 16 civilians.

The source added that the attacks also caused material damage to public and private properties and shops in the areas.

Three killed, others injured in new violation of de-escalation zone in Sweida

Three persons were killed when armed groups attacked two cars on a road in the northwestern countryside of Sweida, in a new breach of the de-escalation zone agreement in the southern region.

A source at Sweida Police Command told SANA reporter that an armed group attacked Monday evening a car with people on board it on Arkia-Ran road on the outskirts of al-Lajat area, leaving one person dead and another injured.

The armed group also abducted three other persons who were in the car, according to the source

The source added that two more persons were killed and five others were injured when a roadside bomb planted by gunmen went off as a number of people rushed to save the person injured in the car attack.

The wounded persons were transported to Sweida National Hospital for treatment.

M. al-Frieh/H. Said/Hazem Sabbagh

Russian journalists and servicemen wounded in Syria return home

7 November، 2017
Moscow, SANA

Russian servicemen and journalists who were wounded in a landmine explosion in Syria on Monday were transported to Russia, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.

In a statement on its website, the Ministry said that Russia’s military medical aircraft “Scalpel” has transported the injured journalists along with the servicemen of the Russian Defense Ministry to the Chkalovsky Airport, located in Moscow’s outskirts.

On Monday, 4 journalists working for the Russian television channels of Zvezda and NTV and five military servicemen had sustained wounds in an explosion of a remotely detonated bomb planted by terrorists in one of the residential neighborhoods in Deir Ezzor city.

M.al-Frieh/H. Said


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