Syria in the Last 24 Hours

Army hunts down terrorist snipers in al-Hajar al-Aswad


14 May، 2018
Damascus Countryside, SANA

The Syrian Arab Army’s storming units engaged in fierce clashes with terrorists in southern Damascus as part of the campaign to eradicate terrorism from the area.

SANA’s correspondent from al-Hajar al-Aswad neighborhood said that army units enhanced their points in the building blocks restored on Sunday and advanced towards Deir Yassin Street on the outskirts of the neighborhoods, capturing more buildings.

The army’s new advance contributed to cutting off terrorists’ movements and inflicting heavy losses upon on them, including a number of snipers who were positioned in the building blocks in the neighborhood
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The Syrian Air Force and the army’s artillery intensified their strikes against dens and tunnels in the northern part of al-Hajar al-Aswad, destroying a number of them along with all terrorists inside.

Manar al-Frieh/Manal

Army regains control over the Municipality Roundabout, continues successful operations against terrorists in al-Hajar al-Aswad

Army Imposes Rule over Western Wing of ISIL’s Main Base in Southern Damascus

TEHRAN (FNA)- The government troops managed to impose full control over the Western side of Yarmouk Camp in Southern Damascus after pushing the terrorists further back on Sunday.

The army men stormed ISIL’s positions Southwest of the Yarmouk Camp and seized control of the Yarmouk street from the start of the vehicles bazaar to an area between Yarmouk Camp and the Northern part of Hajar al-Aswad region.

The army soldiers further managed to impose full control over the Western part of the Yarmouk Camp from al-Batikheh square up to the South of vehicles bazaar and East of the main street in Yarmouk and West of the 30th street in the camp.

Meantime, the Syrian army continued its military advances in other parts of Syria over the past 24 hours.

Tens of terrorists were killed and dozens more were injured during the Syrian army’s operations in provinces across Syria.

Damascus

The Syrian Army troops managed to impose full control over the Western side of Yarmouk Camp after pushing ISIL further back on Sunday.

The army men stormed ISIL’s positions Southwest of the Yarmouk Camp and seized control of the Yarmouk street from the start of the vehicles bazaar to an area between Yarmouk Camp and the Northern part of Hajar al-Aswad region.

The army soldiers further managed to impose full control over the Western part of the Yarmouk Camp from al-Batikheh square up to the South of vehicles bazaar and East of the main street in Yarmouk and West of the 30th street in the camp.

In the meantime, other units of the army continued to advance against ISIL North of Hajar al-Aswad and captured several building.

Also, other army men struck ISIL’s positions and managed to drive terrorists out of al-Jazeera neighborhood Northwest of Hajar al-Aswad.

In a similar development on Saturday, the army men engaged again in fierce clashes with the ISIL North of Hajar al-Aswad in Southern Damascus, taking control over several buildings, including Education Development Centers.

Also, other units of the army managed to advance against ISIL in several flanks in a region North of Hajar al-Aswad that is connected to Yarmouk Camp and captured several buildings Southeast of the 30th streets.

In the meantime, the army’s artillery and missile units and aircraft pounded ISIL’s positions and movements in Hajar al-Aswad and Yarmouk Camp.

Idlib

The Turkish army has extended its military intervention in Northern Syria to Idlib and Hama provinces, media sources reported, warning of Ankara’s attempts to annex the occupied lands to the country’s territories.

The Kurdish-language Hawar news reported on Sunday that the Turkish army has forced the terrorist groups affiliated to Ankara to put on military uniforms with Turkish flag patches to represent Turkey in their regions.

It added that the Turkish army has also replaced all flags in the occupied territories with the Turkish flag, noting that the Ankara-backed terrorist groups take order from the Turkish army.

According to the report, the Turkish army has hoisted the country’s flags over all military and administrative centers since the very first days of occupation of Afrin.

The report also said that identity cards have been issued for people who arrive in Afrin, adding that the Turkish army intends to allow the people living in these regions to participate in the future elections in Turkey.

The Turkish army on Saturday dispatched a new military delegation, accompanied by terrorist groups, to Western Idlib in Northwestern Syria on Saturday.

The Turkish convoy, including a military delegation, that was accompanied by terrorists entered Jisr al-Shughour region in Western Idlib.

There were several vehicles and a large volume of military equipment in the Turkish convoy.

Homs

A sum of 13,730 terrorists and their family members have left Northern Homs and Southern Hama for Northern Syria in four convoys so far.

Military sources said that a sum of 13,730 terrorists and their family members left Northern Homs and Southern Hama for militant-held regions in Northern Syria in four convoys and after the militants turned down government’s offer for peace.

In the meantime, Anadolu news agency reported that the fourth convoy of buses carrying militants and their family members from Northern Homs arrived Sunday in Western Aleppo and Idlib province.

The sources in Northern Homs further said that the army has set up a new passageway in the town of al-Sama’alil to accelerated exit of terrorists and their family members from the villages of al-Houleh region towards Northern Syria.

The sources also said that hundreds of militants and family members have left Northern Homs and Southern Hama in the fifth evacuating group for Northern Homs via al-Rastan passageway on 18 buses.

In a relevant development on Saturday, the third group of terrorists and their family members whose total number stood at 3,000 left Northern Homs and Southern Hama for Northern Syria via al-Rastan Bridge on 71 buses.

In the meantime, the Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria announced that almost 3,283 terrorists and 5,184 family members left Yalda, Bebeila, Beit Saham and Seyedi Miqdad regions for other militant-held regions from May 3 to 10.

Hasaka

A number of civilians, including women and children, were killed in the US-led coalition air raid in Southeastern Hasaka on Saturday.

The fighter jets bombed the village of al-Hamadi in Southeastern Hasaka, killing eight civilians, including children and women, and injuring several more.

Some of the injured are in critical health conditions, local sources reported.

In a similar development in late April, the sources said that the warplanes bombed the town of Hajin in Eastern Deir Ezzur, leaving 3 civilians dead and 9 more wounded.

The sources said that most of the victims were children and women, adding that some of the injured are in critical conditions.

More terrorists leave Hama and Homs countryside to Idleb

14 May، 2018
Homs, SANA

Preparations are underway to evacuate the sixth batch of terrorists and their families from the northern Homs and southern Hama countryside to north Syria.

SANA’s correspondent noted that 40 buses carrying hundreds of terrorists and their families from the southern countryside of Hama have left for the designated point near al-Rastan Bridge in order to be transported at once to Idleb.

The correspondent added that the buses have been subjected to thorough inspection to prevent terrorists from smuggling mines, explosive devices or weapons, as well as to prevent them from taking any civilian as hostage under threat.

Medium weapons, explosive belts, machineguns and mines were seized during the inspection process, said the correspondent.

Meanwhile, SANA’s correspondent in the northern countryside of Homs said that 32 buses carrying terrorists from al-Sama’lil village are ready to be evacuated towards Idleb.

The evacuation process of terrorists from countryside of Homs and Hama will continue untill the area is completely cleared of them.

Manar al-Frieh/Manal

ISIL Command Base in Eastern Syria Destroyed in Iraqi Airstrikes

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iraqi Air Force pounded a command base of ISIL terrorists in Hasaka province in Eastern Syria on Monday, Iraq’s Joint Operation Command announced in a statement.

The statement said that the Iraqi fighter jets bombed and destroyed an ISIL command base in Dashisha region in Southern Hasaka.

The statement further said that the air raid was ordered by Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Haydar al-Ebadi and coordinated by Joint Operation Command, adding that Iraqi F16 jets struck ISIL’s base in Southern Hasaka, destroying it completely.

In the meantime, the chairman of the Iraqi Parliaments’ Foreign Affairs Committee underlined growing coordination between the intelligence services of Iraq and Syria is recent months, saying the coordination and cooperation paves the ground for killing or capturing tens of ISIL commanders at joint borders.

Iraq’s Security Media Center reported on Saturday that five senior ISIL commanders that once participated in occupation operation of the town of Mosul and other regions in al-Anbar province were arrested in the Iraqi troops’ operation on Syria’s soil near the border with Iraq.

The center further said that the Iraqi forces captured Ferat Velayat (province) security Commander Saddam Omar Yahya al-Jamal nom de guerre Abu Roqiyeh al-Ansari, al-Mayadeen emir (commander) Mohammad Hossen Hazar nom de guerre Abu Seif al-Sha’eiti, Osam Abdul Qadir Ashour al-Zobei nom de guerre Abu Abdul Haq Araghi, Intelligence Commander in Ferat Velayat and Commander in al-Mayadeen region Omar Shahab Hamad al-Karbouli and Ismayeel Alwan Salman nom de guerre Abu Zeid Araghi, an aide to al-Baghdadi in an operation in Syria.

The center further said that the Iraqi forces interrogated the ISIL commanders and discovered the venue a meeting of ISIL commanders.

The Iraqi Air Force later pounded the meeting, killing nearly 40 terrorist commanders.

ISIL’s War Council Commander Omar Abd Hamed al-Fahdawi nom de guerre Abu Tarif al-Fahdawi, Chief of the Levant’s governors Abu Walid al-Sinawi, Security Commander of the Levant Abu Islam al-Kurdi and Military Commander of Ferat Velayat Ahmad Yahya Zeidan nom de guerre Abu Hassan al-Askari were among the terrorist commanders killed in the Iraqi air raid.