Syria in the Last 24 Hours: Security Forces Enter Yarmouk, Hajar Al-Aswad

Army Frees Hajar Al-Aswad Region in Southern Damascus

TEHRAN (FNA)- The remaining pockets of the ISIL were driven completely out of Hajar al-Aswad region in Southern Damascus by the Syrian army troops on Monday.

The government forces’ attacks on the ISIL came after a humanitarian ceasefire ended in the Southern part of Damascus province yesterday.

The army men resumed operations against the ISIL terrorists trapped in a small area North of Hajar al-Aswad and freed the entire buildings in Hajar al-Aswad after a humanitarian truce ended.

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 launched fresh attacks on the remaining pockets of ISIL terrorists and drove them completely out of Hajar al-Aswad region after a humanitarian ceasefire ended in the Southern part of Damascus province on Monday.

The army men resumed operations against the ISIL terrorists trapped in a small area North of Hajar al-Aswad and freed the entire buildings in Hajar al-Aswad after a humanitarian truce ended.

The army’s artillery and missile units and aircraft had pounded the remaining positions of ISIL in Hajar al-Aswad and paved way for the army’s rapid advance.

Local sources reported that Hajar al-Aswad region is now under the full control of the army men.

Idlib

The Turkish Army dispatched a new convoy of military equipment to Southeastern Idlib on Monday to reinvigorate its occupying forces in the country.

A long convoy of Turkish army vehicles moved towards Southeastern Idlib via Talmans settlement.

The convoy that included several military, armored vehicles and trucks entered al-Sarman region which is home to the sixth truce monitoring point of the Turkish soldiers.

Militant-affiliated sources reported that dispatch of the fresh convoy was aimed at reinvigorating the Turkish forces in the region.

Homs

The Russian reconciliation Center for Syria announced in a statement on Monday that its members have discovered depots of arms and ammunition produced in NATO member-states in the territories liberated from terrorist groups in Northern Homs.

“We are in the Za’afaraniyeh settlement in Homs province at an Al-Nusra front (also known as Fatah al-Sham Front or the Levant Liberation Board) observation post. We can see here a large number of gas masks, weapons produced abroad, for example, TOW-2 anti-tank guided missiles. The facilities are very well-equipped,” the center’s representative Andrey Nekipelov said.

According to the statement, the officers are also revealing underground tunnels that are equipped with medical complexes as well as detention facilities for civilians.

Syrian sappers continue to de-mine settlements in the liberated areas, the center added.

Dara’a

The Syrian Army gave another ultimatum to the terrorist groups in Dara’a province to lay down their arms and surrender to the government forces as the armed forces are preparing for an imminent operation in the region.

The Syrian Army troops are preparing for an imminent operation in the Southern province of Dara’a as the government forces are completing the capture of Hajar al-Aswad and Yarmouk Camp in the Southern part of Damascus province.

Anti-terrorism operation in Dara’a province stands atop the army’s agenda, a military source said, adding that the army is preparing its forces and military equipment for an imminent operation in the Southern province.

In the meantime, the army’s helicopters dropped surrender-now leaflets over the terrorist-held regions, including the town of Basr al-Harir and al-Harak and al-Sowrah settlements in Eastern Dara’a, calling on the militants to join peace plan and return to normal life.

Internal Security Forces Raise National Flag Over al-Hajar al-Aswad, al-Yarmouk Camp

22 May، 2018
Damascus, SANA

Units of the Internal Security Forces on Tuesday entered al-Hajar al-Aswad and Yarmouk Camp areas, south of Damascus.

The units also hoisted the national flag over the state’s institutions in al-Hajar al-Aswad and Yarmouk Camp.

SANA’s reporter said that the army’s engineering units continue combing the areas to cleanse them from terrorists’ remnants, SANA’s reporter said.

Touring in al-Hajar al-Aswad, Damascus Countryside Police Chief, Issam al-Halaj, told SANA that the Internal Security Forces began to perform their national duties in preserving security in the liberated areas.

On Monday, the General Command of the army and the armed forces announced Damascus and Damascus countryside entirely safe areas after fully cleansing al-Hajar al-Aswad and al-Yarmouk Camp of terrorism.

Authorities uncover stolen medical equipment and arms in southern Damascus

Weapons and ammo seized in Homs northern countryside


22 May، 2018
Homs, SANA

Amounts of weapons, ammo, landmines, and IEDS were seized by authorities in the northern countryside of Homs province.

SANA’s reporter said that a large amount of explosive materials, weapons, miscellaneous ammo, and IEDs, as well as machineguns, locally-made rockets, improvised cannons known as “Hell cannons,” and protective masks were discovered during sweeping operations in Tir Maala and al-Dar al-Kabira towns in the northern countryside of Homs.

The sweeping operations will continue till clearing all the northern countryside from the weapons, ammo, and explosives left behind by terrorists to ensure the safe return of the area’s inhabitants, the reporter added.

Last Wednesday, the northern countryside of Homs was declared clear of terrorism after evacuating terrorists to northern Syria.

Manar al-Freih / Hazem Sabbagh