Syria in the Last 24 Hours

One civilain killed, 22 others injured in attacks by armed groups on Damascus, Daraa and Quneitra

21 February، 2018
Provinces, SANA

A woman was killed on Wednesday while 22 persons were injured in fresh attacks by armed groups on different Syrian regions.

In Damascus, nine civilians were injured when armed groups fired 22 mortar shells on several neighborhoods in a new violation of the de-escalation zones agreement in Eastern Ghouta.

A source at Damascus Police Command told SANA that armed groups positioned in Eastern Ghouta fired a number of mortar shells on Bab al-Salam neighborhood in Old Damascus, injuring a number of civilians and causing material damage to citizens’ houses and their properties.

The source added that a number of civilians were injured when the armed groups targeted al-Ghassani neighborhood in Damascus with mortar shells.

The armed groups also fired two mortar shells on al-Zahrawi hospital in al-Qassaa neighborhood that landed in the hospital’s surroundings causing only material damage.

They fired two mortar shells on the neighborhoods of Saba Bahrat and Abu Rummaneh in the Capital, causing material damage to public and private properties.

The armed groups fired two rocket shells on Jaramana area, injuring two civilians and causing material damage to the houses and properties, a source at Damascus countryside said.

Meanwhile, the Syrian Arab Army units responded to the attacks by targeting with precise strikes the areas from which shells were fired, destroying a number of rocket launchers and fortified positions and inflicting heavy losses upon the armed groups.

Daraa

ِA woman was killed , 13 civilians were injured by armed groups’ rocket attacks on residential neighborhoods in the cities of Daraa and Izraa in a new violation of the de-escalation zones agreement in the southern region.

A source at Daraa Police Command told SANA that armed groups fired a number of rocket shells on the residential areas in Izraa , killing one woman and injuring a girl, in addition to causing material damage to citizens’ houses and shops.

Earlier, armed groups positioned in Ibta’a town targeted with a number of rocket shells the city of Izraa, injuring 3 children and causing material damage to properties.

SANA’s reporter said that armed groups positioned in a number of neighborhoods in Daraa al-Balad fired rocket shells on al-Kashef, Shamal al-Khatt, al-Sahara, and al-Matar neighborhoods, injuring 8 civilians, including a number of women.

The reporter added that the terrorist attack caused material damage to houses, properties, and public facilities.

He said that in response to the attack, a Syrian Arab Army unit targeted the area from which the shells were fired, destroying a number of rocket launchers.

Quneitra

On the other hand, Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists targeted with two shells al-Baath city and its surroundings in Quneitra province.

SANA’s reporter said that Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists positioned in some areas in the western countryside of Quneitra fired a mortar shell on al-Baath city, which landed in an agricultural field.

The reporter added that another artillery shell fell in an agricultural land in the surrounding of Tel al-Shaar area, causing material damage to the crops.

Hundreds of Pro-Damascus Tribal Fighters Arrive in Eastern Ghouta

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Tribal Army has dispatched hundreds of fighters to Eastern Damascus to join the Syrian Army troops’ imminent anti-terrorism operation in the region, field sources reported on Wednesday.

The sources said that the Syrian Tribal Forces affiliated to the Syrian Army has sent over 500 fighters from Deir Ezzur and Raqqa to Eastern Damascus, adding that the newly-arrived tribal fighters enjoy battle skills and played a crucial role in purging Deir Ezzur and Raqqa of terrorists.

The tribal forces will join the army’s imminent operation against the terrorists in Eastern Ghouta, the sources said.

In a relevant development on Tuesday the Syrian and Russian fighter jets bombed a convoy of terrorists and their military equipment heading from Eastern Qalamoun region towards army positions in Eastern Ghouta of Damascus, inflicting heavy tolls and damages on them.

Field sources reported that the Russian and Syrian warplanes targeted the positions of Ahmad Abdu terrorist group and other militants who were preparing to launch an offensive against the Syrian army positions near al-Dhumayr airbase in North of Eastern Ghouta.

They added that during the airstrikes against the terrorists in regions near al-Rahibeh and Petra in Eastern Qalamoun a number of terrorists were killed and several of their vehicles and military equipment were smashed.

Members of Ahmad Abdu terrorist group were preparing to attack the Syrian army positions in the region.

Syrian Volunteer Fighters Prepare to Assist Army in Combating Terrorism

TEHRAN (FNA)- Regiment “Mahavir al-Bahr” (Naval commanders), which works in coordination with the Syrian army, has trained new volunteer forces who will take part in army operations in protection of Syria from terrorists.

More Militant-Held Regions Join Peace Agreement

TEHRAN (FNA)- Militants in more regions in Northwestern Syria handed over their arms to relevant officials and joined the nationwide peace agreement with the Army troops, the Russian Defense Ministry announced in its latest report on Wednesday.

The ministry reported that representatives of militants in the villages of al-Qasibiyeh, Arinaba and Sotoh al-Dayer in Idlib province have endorsed the peace agreement with the army in the last 24 hours, adding that a sum of 2,367 towns, regions and villages have thus far joined the reconciliation plan and ended battle against the army.

Dissident-affiliated websites reported earlier this month that reconciliation talks were underway between Damascus and representatives of militant groups over affiliation of more regions in Eastern Qalamoun region to the nationwide peace plan.

The news websites reported that preliminary agreement was reached for the implementation of a peace plan in Eastern Qalamoun after the representatives of militants, the Syrian Army commanders and a sum of civilians met in the town of al-Rahibeh.

The websites said that the agreement was comprised of eight paragraphs, including exit of arms and military hardware from al-Rahibeh, demilitarization of the region, reviewing militants’ pardoning and return of state institutions to the region.