Syria in the Last 24 Hours

Syrian Army continues to advance in al-Hajar al-Aswad, closing in on remaining terrorists


15 May، 2018
Damascus Countryside, SANA

Syrian Arab Army units, baked by the Syrian Air Force, continued on Tuesday the military operation against terrorist groups in the remaining area of the ​​northern part of al-Hajar al-Aswad neighborhood, clearing new buildings in the area from terrorists.

SANA’s correspondent reported that the artillery and air strikes carried out by the Syrian Arab Army targeted terrorists’ fortified positions in the area surrounding Deir Yassin Street in the north of al-Hajar al-Aswad, paving the way for assault units to advance in the northwestern part of the neighborhood.

The operation employed cover fire to nullify the effectiveness of terrorist snipers who are making futile attempts to hinder the advancing units.

The correspondent said that army units discovered a workshop for producing IEDs and mortars, containing chemicals and highly explosive materials, in addition to a network of tunnels.

Army units advance towards the terrorists’ hotbeds in Deir Yassin Street on northern outskirts of al-Hajar al-Aswad neighborhood

Army units and internal security forces enter the southern villages of Hama after they have been cleared of terrorism

Syrian Army and Internal Security Forces hoist the Syrian flag in the liberated villages in Hama and Homs countryside


15 May، 2018
Homs, Hama, SANA

Preparations for evacuating a new batch of terrorists and their families to north Syria continued within the framework of the agreement reached earlier to cleanse the countryside of Homs and Hama from terrorism.

SANA correspondent said that several buses entered al-Holeh and Talbessa areas in the northern countryside of Homs on Tuesday to transport terrorists unwilling to settle their status along with their families to the gathering point on the outskirts of al- Mukhtariyah village before heading to north Syria.

The correspondent added that the buses are subjected to thorough inspection to prevent terrorists from smuggling any civilian or military abductees, mines or explosive devices.

He noted that units of the internal security forces entered  the villages of Ezz-Eddin, Salim, al-Hamrat, al-Qneitrat, al-Hamis and Hemimeh in northern countryside of Homs after being completely evacuated from terrorists.

In Hama Countryside, the Syrian army’s engineering units started to dismantle mines and remove barricades in several villages and towns in the southeastern countryside of Hama in preparation for the entry of internal security forces to these areas.
SANA correspondent said that the last batch of terrorists and their families is expected to exit the countryside of Homs and Hama later today after which they will be declared free from terrorism.

The correspondent said that technical and service workshops are continuing their work in rehabilitating Homs-Hama highway near Talbissa town in order to be put back into service.



Terrorists Fail again to Prevail over Gov’t Forces’ Positions in Idlib

TEHRAN (FNA)- Syria’s Nation Defense Forces (NDF), deployed in the towns of Fua’a and Kafraya, North-East of Idlib province, warded off a heavy offensive by the terrorists on Monday, inflicting major losses on the militants.

The NDF in Fua’a and Kafraya, North-East of Idlib city, that are under the terrorist groups’ siege exchanged heavy fire with a group of terrorists that tried to break through the government forces’ positions in Brouma Farms West of Kafraya and repelled their attack, inflicting major casualties on the terrorists.

The Monday attack was the fourth offensive of the terrorist groups in the last 30 days to capture Fua’a and Kafraya.

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.

Idlib

Syria’s Nation Defense Forces (NDF), deployed the towns of Fua’a and Kafraya, North-East of Idlib province, fended off a heavy offensive by the terrorists on Monday, inflicting major losses on the militants.

The NDF in Fua’a and Kafraya, North-East of Idlib city, that are under the terrorist groups’ siege exchanged heavy fire with a group of terrorists that tried to break through the government forces’ positions in Brouma Farms West of Kafraya and repelled their attack, inflicting major casualties on the terrorists.

The Monday attack was the fourth offensive of the terrorist groups in the last 30 days to capture Fua’a and Kafraya.

In a similar development on Saturday, the NDF, backed up by the country’s Air Force, warded off a heavy offensive by the Al-Nusra front (also known as Fatah al-Sham Front or the Levant Liberation Board) in the besieged towns of Fua’a and Kafraya.

The NDF in Fua’a and Kafraya exchanged heavy fire with the Al-Nusra in al-Sawaqiyeh farms, and managed to fend off the Al-Nusra offensive after killing or wounding a number of militants.

Also, the army aircraft pounded the strongholds and movements of the Al-Nusra in al-Sawaqiyeh farms and other areas near the town of Taftnaz in Northeastern Idlib and in Ram Hamdan settlement North of Hamdan region.

In the meantime, other air force warplanes launched a heavy bombing on terrorists’ positions in the village of al-Arba’een in Northern Hama and in Tal (hill) al-Waset in Northwestern Hama, inflicting major casualties on the militants.

Aleppo

The Syrian Army opened heavy fire at terrorists’ positions in Northern Aleppo on Monday after the latter pounded residential areas in the region.

The terrorists, deployed in the town of al-Lairamoun and its outskirts, opened artillery fire at residential units in Local Bazaar, al-Nile Street, al-Khalediyeha and al-Sheihan neighborhoods and areas near al-Teb al-Arabi square, injuring a number of people.

The army’s artillery and missile units and aircraft, in response, pounded terrorists’ movements and positions in al-Lairamoun and its surrounding areas.

Several positions, military vehicles and equipment were damaged and a number of terrorists were killed in the attacks.

In a relevant development last week, the army’s artillery and missile units opened heavy fire at the movements and positions of the Al-Nusra in the towns of al-Latamina and Kafr Zita and their outskirts and in the villages of al-Sayyad, Latmin, al-Zakah and al-Arba’een in Northern Hama and Tal Aas region in Southern Idlib.

Also, other units of the army engaged in fierce clashes with the terrorist group in Tal Mosayebeen region in Northern Aleppo and near Mariwadah in Southern Aleppo.

The Al-Nusra’s positions and military hardware were destroyed and a number of its gunmen were killed or wounded in the army attacks.

Homs

The terrorists and their family members left eight regions in Northern Homs for Northern Syria on Monday.

The terrorists and their family members that rejected the Syrian Army’s peace offer left the villages and regions of al-Qantara Shamali, al-Qarbatiyeh, al-Mazazeh, al-Damineh, Ezzeddeen, al-Satahiyat, Deir Foul and Eidoun in Northern Homs for Idlib province via al-Romeileh passageway on 53 buses.

Field sources reported that the fifth group of terrorists and their family members left Northern Homs and Southern Hama for Northern Syria via al-Rastan passageway.

Military sources said on Sunday 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 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 left Northern Homs and Southern Hama in the fifth evacuating group for Northern Homs via al-Rastan passageway on 18 buses.

Damascus

The Syrian Army troops pushed ISIL back from more areas and positions in the Southern part of Damascus province after a tough battle against the terrorists on Monday.

The army men continued to storm ISIL’s positions Northwest of Hajar al-Aswad region and managed to capture al-Rus square in al-Jazeera and several buildings near the square.

Also, the army’s artillery and missile units and aircraft pounded the remaining positions of ISIL in Hajar al-Aswad and Yarmouk Camp, destroying a base and several arms depots of the terrorists.

In the meantime, field sources reported that other units of the army managed to advance against ISIL from the North of Hajar al-Aswad towards Yarmouk Camp and imposed full control over several buildings.

The sources said that the army is heading on to end ISIL’s presence in Southern Damascus.

In a similar development 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.

Turkey-Backed Militants Continue Blackmailing Civilians, Looting People’s Assets in Northern Syria

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Ankara-backed militant groups continued blackmailing civilians, expelling them from their residential units and looting their assets in Afrin region in Northwestern Aleppo on Tuesday almost two months after the Turkish troops and allied militants occupied the town of Afrin.

Gunmen of Sultan Murat Brigade, affiliated to Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army, forced villagers in the village of Naza in Shera region to leave their homes.

In the meantime, a field source said that the Ankara-backed militants settled 20 families of Eastern Ghouta terrorists in the village of Kafr Jenah, adding that most of the villagers’ assets and properties were looted by the Turkey-backed militants.

The source further said that even electrical cables have been stolen and a school in the village has been damaged by the Ankara forces.

Also, the militants captured a number of men that were Afrin residents near Tarnadeh checkpoint and later called on their families to pay ransom for their release.