Syria in the Last 24 Hours: Eliminating the Last Remnants of Daesh

SAA under support by Russian Aerospace Forces takes Abu Kamal under control

Moscow hosted Russian-Belarusian Defence Ministry Board Session.

Commander of the Russian force grouping in Syria Colonel General Sergei Surovikin reported on the situation in Syria via videoconference.

According to Sergei Surovikin, main efforts of the Russian force grouping are concentrated on defeat of ISIS terrorists in the Euphrates valley. As Colonel General Sergei Surovikin stated, the town of Abu Kamal, last stronghold of ISIS terrorists in the east of Syria, was taken under control by the Syrian Arab Army. Deir ez-Zor and Mayadin had been liberated earlier. Sergei Surovikin added that mop-up and mine action operations are held in the town.

In accordance with the report, 5th voluntary assault corps, assault groups commanded by General Suheil al-Hassan, and militia covered by Russian Aerospace Forces participated in liberation of Abu Kamal. The Syrian Arab Army has taken Syrian-Iraqi borders under control up to the River Euphrates.

In his turn, the Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation General of the Army Sergei Shoigu stated that all tasks were being accomplished. Sergei Shoigu added that vast territories were mined.

According to the Minister of Defence, mine action operation is taking place in Deir ez-Zor and Mayadin. Military engineers have launched mine-clearing operation in Abu Kamal, the last stronghold of large terrorists’ grouping.

Sergei Shoigu congratulated the command staff and the troops on successful operation.

Pilots of the Russian Aerospace Forces demonstrated their skills and accomplished all assigned tasks, stressed Sergei Shoigu.

As the Defence Minister said, the number of suicide bombers was increasing.

They are penetrating the front line in different sections on car bombs or motorcycles, and conduct suicide attacks, said Sergei Shoigu.

Therefore, groups and units have been formed in order to counter these car bombs.

Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation

Russian experts demining IEDs left by ISIS in al-Bokmal

10 November، 2017
Moscow, SANA

Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said that Russian demining experts are contributing to dismantle IEDs left behind by ISIS terrorists in Deir Ezzor.

“Work is in progress on demining Deir Ezzor and al-Mayadeen. Today we started demining and clearing al-Bokamal. That’s the last major stronghold where a fairly large group of terrorists was concentrated. Some of them were wiped out, while some others crossed the Euphrates and are moving northwards. I hope they will receive a worthy ‘welcome’ there,” Shoigu said during a meeting with the leadership of the Russian Defense Ministry.

He extended congratulations to the Syrian army for liberating al-Bokamal city from ISIS.

“I congratulate you on the successful completion of the operation that was underway over the past four days. The Russian Aerospace Forces showed all their skills, and, most importantly, accomplished all the missions they were tasked with amid poor weather conditions,” Shoigu stressed.

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Russian Air Force Destroys Terrorists’ Headquarter in Syria’s Hama

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Russian Air Force targeted the headquarters of Al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at or the Levant Liberation Board) in Northeastern Hama on Friday, inflicting major losses on the terrorists.

The warplanes destroyed the entire Al-Nusra facility in Northeastern Hama, killing at least 13 terrorists that were inside the building.

A field commander of Iraqi descent was among the militants killed in Russian air raid.

The bombing took place near the strategic town of al-Rahjan, which is also considered the Al-Nusra’s main stronghold in the region.

Relevant reports said on Thursday that the army launched counterattacks against the terrorists’ positions in Northeastern Hama, and regained control of the villages of Baleel, Abu al-Tolou and Um Khazim.

The artillery units of the army also targeted the areas of clashes on Thursday, killing and wounding tens of terrorists and forcing others to leave the region.

The Syrian army troops had a few days ago retreated from their positions in the villages of Baleel, Abu al-Tolou, Um Tarikiyeh and Um Khazim after they came under attack by the al-Nusra Front in Northern Hama.

The al-Nusra terrorists had used chemical weapons to stop the army’s further advances in Northeastern Hama and push them back.

A military source said that a large number of reinforcements were sent to the region several hours after the villages were occupied by al-Nusra and operations started to retake these areas.

Battles between the Syrian army and victory in the countryside of southern Aleppo and control of the village of Rashidiya

The war lens accompanied the Syrian army and its allies and documented their actions in the village of Rashidiya south of the town of Khanazir in the south-eastern Aleppo countryside,  as well as capturing scenes from Tal al-Sawan and Abisan that was taken over several days ago. There is concentrated shelling that targets positions and movements of the Nasra Front.

Syrian Army Captures More Terrorist-Held Regions in Southern Aleppo

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army soldiers raided the positions of the Al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at or the Levant Liberation Board) West of the town of Khanasser in Southern Aleppo on Friday, imposing control over a key town.

The army soldiers, led by the Republican Guard, stormed the Al-Nusra positions in the small town of al-Rashidiyah near the Khanasser-Ithriya Highway.

Not long after launching the attack, the Syrian Army and their allies announced full control over al-Rashidiyah, forcing the remaining pockets of the terrorists to retreat West towards Idlib province.

The Syrian Army is now pushing West of al-Rashidiyah in a bid to expand their control over Southern Aleppo.

Websites affiliated to the terrorists reported on Thursday that Nouralddeen al-Zinki terrorists gained control of the village of Basartoun and Al-Nusra’s checkpoint in Taqad-Abazmo road in an infighting with other members of Tahrir al-Sham militants.

Also, other reports said that during the clashes, Tahrir al-Sham terrorists won control of the village of Deir Hessan in Western Aleppo, expelling Nouralddeen al-Zinki terrorists and commanders’ family members from the region.

Terrorists Open Fire at Villagers in Two Regions in Syria’s Homs

TEHRAN (FNA)- Terrorist snipers targeted farmers in villages in Northern Homs on Friday, injuring several civilians.

Terrorists opened heavy fire at a group of farmers in the villages of Marimin, injuring several farmers seriously.

Also, the snipers, deployed in al-Zahrah region, targeted positions of the National Defense Forces (NDF) in Mahras al-Jisr region, causing the NDF to retaliate with heavy fire.

The NDF, meantime, targeted terrorists’ movements in Tir Ma’ala in Northern Homs after the terrorists shelled the NDF’s positons near Tir Ma’ala.

Well-informed officials said on Wednesday that over a hundred gunmen that had laid down arms and applied for amnesty received government pardoning in Northern Homs.

The sources said that a sum of 120 gunmen that had surrendered to the army forces in the towns of Talbiseh and al-Rastan in Northern Homs received government amnesty and went back to everyday life within the framework of the reconciliation plan in the war-hit country.

Terrorists Shell Residential Areas in Aleppo City

TEHRAN (FNA)- The terrorist groups’ mortar units opened heavy fire on Aleppo city neighborhoods, inflicting damage on people’s properties.

The mortar units hit al-Nil (Nile) street in Jam’iyat al-Zahra district in the Western part of Aleppo city, destroying several buildings.

In the meantime, the Syrian Army troops’ artillery units targeted terrorists’ strongholds. There is yet no report on the number of casualties on either side.

Websites affiliated to the terrorists reported on Thursday that Nouralddeen al-Zinki terrorists gained control of the village of Basartoun and checkpoint of Al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at or the Levant Liberation Board) along Taqad-Abazmo road in an infighting with other members of Tahrir al-Sham militants.

Also, other reports said that during the clashes, Tahrir al-Sham terrorists won control of the village of Deir Hessan in Western Aleppo, expelling Nouralddeen al-Zinki terrorists and commanders’ family members from the region.

Syrian Army Resumes Attack on Terrorists’ Positions North of Deir Ezzur City

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army troops resumed their offensive in Huweija Kateh island North of Deir Ezzur city, targeting the last positions of ISIL in the Northeastern part of the island, field sources reported on Friday.

The sources said that the army men, led by the Tiger Forces and 4th Mechanized Division, liberated several parts of the island, forcing the remaining pockets of the terrorists to retreat to the Northeastern shore of Huweija Kateh.

The sources said that the army soldiers are now in control of more than 80 percent of Huweija Kateh after Thursday’s advance.

However, the army’s main offensive is said to stall in the coming days as the large presence of civilians trapped by the ISIL will force them to negotiate with the terrorist group in order to get them to surrender Huweija Kateh.

Relevant reports said on Thursday that the army soldiers won back control of al-Hamdan airbase near the village of al-Sukriyeh in the Northwestern parts of Albu Kamal during the operations in Southeastern Deir Ezzur.

ISIL Surrenders Last Hasaka Stronghold to US-Backed SDF without Battle

TEHRAN (FNA)- The ISIL has handed over its last stronghold in the Northeastern province of Hasaka to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) under an agreement, an Arab media outlet reported on Friday.

The Arabic-language Lebanon-based al-Akhbar paper wrote that ISIL withdrew from the town of Merkadah in Southern Hasaka and surrendered control to the SDF within the framework of an agreement that envisages delivering control of its regions to the SDF without any battle.

Merkadah is located along the al-Khabour River and was the last stronghold of ISIL in Hasaka. The town is on the administrative borderline between the provinces of Hasaka and Deir Ezzur.

After withdrawal from Merkadah, ISIL is only in control of desert-like regions in Hasaka and Deir Ezzur provinces along the border with Iraq.

The SDF has not thus far commented on ISIL’s withdrawal, but the Deir Ezzur Military Council announced that they are ready to face the Syrian Army troops and popular forces in the province.

Kurds have been trying to take control over Merkadah since long time ago.

Militant-affiliated websites reported on Wednesday that SDF was asking refugees in Hasaka province to pay $300 for each person if they intended to leave the camp for necessary purposes.

The websites reported that the SDF imposed an exit ban on refugees in the al-Saad camp in Southern Hasaka and was exercising jail drills and rules in there.

The websites quoted Kurdish sources as saying that the SDF receives $300 per person to allow the refugees to leave the camp.

The al-Saad camp was facing acute shortage of food and medial-health services.

SARC and ICRC in Aleppo: Delivering humanitarian aid to all Syrian citizens

10 November، 2017
Aleppo, SANA

Representatives of the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) branch in Aleppo affirmed that their efforts focus on delivering humanitarian aid and relief services to all Syrian citizens wherever they are and in full coordination with the Syrian government.

The talk came during a meeting with media outlets in Aleppo on Friday.

Head of ICRC at Aleppo province, George Kuminos, noted to the work on rehabilitating persons who lost limbs through the Artificial Limbs Center which is implemented in cooperation between the ICRC and the SARC.

In turn, Head of SARC in Aleppo, Hael Assi, said that their work aims at alleviating the suffering of citizens and meeting their basic needs, adding that the coming period will focus on the developmental and rehabilitation aspects through “improving livelihoods” project which aims at creating a state of sustainable development.

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