Syria in the Last 24 Hours: Dozens of Families Return to Their Homes in al-Ghouta

 

Dozens of families to return to their homes in al-Ghouta

16 May، 2018
Damascus, SANA

Dozens of families from Eastern Ghouta residing Herjalah makeshift center are preparing to return to their homes in al-Ghouta, according to SANA’s reporter.

Army units continue military operations against terrorists in al-Hajar al-Aswad

16 May، 2018
Damascus, SANA

Units of the Syrian Arab army carried out concentrated operations against the terrorist dens to the north of al-Hajar al-Aswad near Damascus.

SANA military reporter said that the army continued its operations against dens of the terrorists in the northern sides of al-Hajar al-Aswad as fierce clashes erupted with different kinds of weapons, inflicting heavy losses upon terrorists.

The reporter added that the army tightened control on new points in the buildings it has regained during the last hours in Deir Yassin street in the western-north sides of the neighborhoods.

Army discovers hidden tanks and weapons in Eastern Qalamoun region

16 May، 2018
Damascus countryside, SANA

Units of Syrian Arab Army on Wednesday seized large numbers of heavy vehicles and amounts of ammunition and weapons during combing operations in Eastern Qalamoun region.

The seized amounts were hidden by terrorists of Jaish al-Islam and Jabhat al-Nusra within secret caches in al-Batra and al-Rhaiba Mountains to the northeast of al-Qutaifa area before they were evacuated to northern Syria.

A field commander told SANA that the uncovered amounts included tanks, rockets, mortar cannons, anti-armor missiles, machineguns, rifles, rocket shells, mortar rounds, RPG rounds and locally-made rocket launchers in addition to a robot which was used by terrorists to detonate explosive devices remotely.

The commander added that large amounts of Turkish and Saudi medicines and large quantities of nitrogen fertilizer used by terrorists in manufacturing IEDs and missiles were also seized.

Tunnel network, IEDS discovered by Army in Hama southern countryside


16 May، 2018
Hama, SANA

Units of Syrian Arab Army discovered a tunnel network and sites of terrorists’ remnants in Hour Binfseh in the southern countryside of Hama.

A filed source told SANA that army’s engineering units removed the earthen ramparts and concrete barriers and dismantled dozens of mines on the main entrance to the town of Hour Binfseh planted by terrorists before they were evacuated to northern Syria.

The source added that terrorist dismantled 10 IEDs on the entrance to the railroad leading to the center of the town in addition to operation rooms and a three-km tunnel network near the railroad.

Two sites for the so called “Al-Haq Brigade” and “Al-Ansar Brigade” were also uncovered during the sweeping operation which involved all the state’s institutions in the town, said the source.

The national flag is flying in the sky of Rastan and Talbisa


16 May، 2018
Homs/Hama, SANA

The national flag was raised on Wednesday over the city of al-Rastan and Talbeisa town in the northern countryside of Homs after cleansing the area of terrorists who were evacuated to northern Syria.

Units of Internal Security Forces entered al-Rastan city and Talbeisa town amid warm welcome of citizens, according to SANA’s correspondent.

The locals gathered in the main squares of the two areas, expressing satisfaction at the return of security and safety to their areas.

Earlier, the General Command of the Army and Armed Forces announced that the armed forces, in cooperation with the allied forces, cleared a sprawling area of 1200 square kilometers in Homs northern and Hama southern countryside, restoring security and stability to 65 towns and villages which were controlled by terrorist organizations who were forced to exit the area after turning over their heavy and medium weapons.

Syrian Army Liberates over Ninety Percent of ISIL’s Main Base in Southern Damascus

TEHRAN (FNA)- The ISIL terrorists were driven out of over eighty percent of a strategic region in the Southern part of Damascus province on Tuesday.

The army men continued to strike the ISIL near Yarmouk Camp, al-Tazamon neighborhood and Hajar al-Aswad region, and imposed control over more areas.

Also, other units of the army managed to take control of several more buildings in the Western and Eastern wings of Yarmouk Camp.

The army men tightened noose on the ISIL after cutting off their supply lines and taking control of vast areas in Hajar al-Aswad, West of Yarmouk Camp and East of al-Qadam neighborhood.

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 drove the ISIL out of over eighty percent of Hajar al-Aswad region in the Southern part of Damascus province on Tuesday.

The army men continued to strike the ISIL near Yarmouk Camp, al-Tazamon neighborhood and Hajar al-Aswad region, and imposed control over more areas.

Also, other units of the army manage to take control of several more buildings in the Western and Eastern wings of Yarmouk Camp.

The army men tightened noose on ISIL after cutting off their supply lines and taking control of vast areas in Hajar al-Aswad, West of Yarmouk Camp and East of al-Qadam neighborhood.

In the meantime, the London-based pro-opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that over 80 percent of Hajar al-Aswad is now under the army’s control and only a small part of the region is held by the ISIL.

Earlier, 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.

Hama

The Syrian Army troops entered more regions in Northern Homs and Southern Hama on Tuesday as terrorists and their family members continued to withdraw from the Central parts of the country.

The army units managed to deploy in Bariqith, Eidoun, al-Dalak and Taloul al-Hamar regions in Southeastern Hama after terrorists and their family members that rejected the army’s peace offer left for Northern Syria.

Also, other units of the army entered the villages of Salim, al-Hamrat, al-Quneitrat, al-Hamis and Humeimeh in Northern Homs.

The army men will soon take control over Northern Homs and Southeastern Hama as the militants are leaving these regions for the Northern parts of the country.

A field source said earlier on Tuesday that the army has raised the country’s flag over a number of buildings in several newly-liberated regions, adding that Northern Homs and Southern Hama will be soon purged of terrorists completely.

The sources said that the sixth group of terrorists and their family members that rejected the army’s peace offer left Northern Homs and Southern Hama for militant-held regions in Idlib province.

They said that hundreds of terrorists and their families left the village of al-Masma’alil in Northern Homs for al-Mokhtariyeh and later for Idlib on 59 buses.

In the meantime, 63 more buses transferred hundreds of terrorists and their family members to Idlib via al-Rastan passageway.

They added that Northern Homs’ residents hoisted the government flags over buildings in the towns and villages of al-Rastan, Talbiseh and Ezzeddeen amid expulsion of the terrorists from their regions.

The sources said that expulsion of the terrorists from Northern Homs and Southern Hama is coming to an end and the region will be soon cleaned of terrorists.

Dara’a

The Syrian Army has dispatched more troops and equipment to the Southern province of Dara’a, raising the possibility of a large-scale operation against terrorists in Dara’a province, an Arab media outlet reported on Tuesday.

Al-Watan daily quoted field sources as saying that the army has reinvigorated its combat capabilities near the town of Um Walad in Eastern Dara’a.

The army has also sent a number of forces and a large volume of military hardware to Tal al-Hadid region, the daily added.

The daily further said that the army is preparing for a large-scale operation as its reinvigorated positions in al-Hadid and Um al-Walad overlook a number towns and supply lines.

The army’s operation in Yarmouk Camp and Hajar al-Aswad in Southern Syria is ending and expulsion of terrorists from Northern Homs and Southern Hama are successfully underway.

Homs

The Syrian Army soldiers entered a number of villages in Northern Homs on Tuesday amid expulsion of the seventh group of terrorists and their family members from Northern Homs and Southern Hama.

The army units deployed to the villages of Deir Foul, al-Mokaramiyeh, al-Za’afaraniye and Ezzeddeen after terrorists retreated from the region along with their family members under an evacuation agreement with the army.

Also, the seventh group of terrorists and their families, whose total number stood at 2,850, left Northern Homs and Southern Hama for Northern Syria via Qala al-Maziq passageway.

A sum of 27,323 terrorists and their family members that rejected the army’s peace offer have left Northern Homs and Southern Hama since the start of an evacuation plan.

Aleppo

The Syrian Army will dispatch more troops and equipment to the Western part of Aleppo province to purge the region of terrorists after the latter shelled heavily residential areas, will-informed sources reported on Tuesday.

The Arabic-language al-Watan daily quoted the sources as reporting that terrorists, deployed in al-Lairamoun industrial zone and West of al-Zahra district and in Zahrat Abd Raba Northwest of Aleppo city, fired over 100 mortar shells and missiles at a local bazaar in al-Nile streets, adding that al-Andaros and al-Shahba neighborhoods in Western Aleppo were also harmed as the terrorists expanded range of their attacks.

The daily further said that a number of civilians were killed or wounded in the attacks, adding that residents in the local bazaar and al-Shahba al-Jadidah called on the army to purge Jam’iyat al-Zahra, al-Lairamoun industrial zone and Zahrat Abd Rabah of terrorists and restore more security to the region.

The daily further said that the army has ordered dispatch of more troops and equipment to Western Aleppo to launch an imminent operation in the region that is mainly controlled by foreign members of al-Turkistan and the Al-Nusra front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at or the Levant Liberation Board).

Also, the constant attacks by Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at on the Al-Zahra Association Quarter and its nearby districts have infuriated the Russian forces in the area so much that they have warned to return fire.

Raqqa

Tens of people in Western Raqqa demonstrated on Tuesday to show their protest against the rule of the Kurdish militias, calling for their expulsion from their region.

Tens of residents in the village of al-Jarniyeh in Western Raqqa took to the main street in the village and protested against the Kurdish militias’ forced recruitment and brutal measures.

In the meantime, a number young people were arrested by the Kurds in Hasaka city under a forced recruitment plan.

Local sources in Raqqa reported earlier this month that tens of civilians residing in Central Raqqa were attacked by the Kurdish forces after staging protest rallies against the US military presence in the region.

They underlined heightened tensions between Raqqa residents and the Kurdish forces, noting that 7 civilians were arrested during the rallies.

Meantime, reports said that a number of Kurdish officials and commanders were killed amid intensified popular uprising in Raqqa.

Also reports from Hasaka province said that one of the Kurdish forces was killed by unknown assailants in the village of Tal Jamal near Qamishli.

US Conducts Four Heliborne Operations to Rescue ISIL Terrorists in Northeastern Syria

TEHRAN (FNA)- The US forces conducted four more airborne operations in Southeastern Hasaka to rescue a number of entrapped ISIL terrorists on Wednesday, a move done repeatedly by the American forces to provide back up for the terrorist group in Eastern Syria.

Four American military helicopters conducted four sorties of heliborne operations in the villages of al-Qeirawan, Haresat Sinjar, al-Ta’ef and aAbu Kabra, evacuating a group of ISIL terrorists to an unknown location.

The US military forces are carrying out airborne operation in ISIL-held regions once in a while.

On Monday, Russia’s airbase in Lattakia province, known as Humeimim, complained that Washington supported the ISIL terrorists through the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, as the SDF continues pressures against civilians in Deir Ezzur.

Humeimim announced that it gained field reports disclosing that Washington is indirectly supporting and equipping the ISIL terrorists.

It added that Washington supports the ISIL through its illegally created allies, the SDF forces, who pursued disintegration of Syria.

Meantime, local sources in Deir Ezzur reported that the SDF forces detained tens of civilians in the province, including women, children and the elderly, en route from Damascus to the region and prevented their move to the province.