In the Last 24 Hours: Syria, Russia in Final Coordination of Idlib Operation

Syria, Russia in Final Coordination over Idlib Operation

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Russian and Syrian forces are making final coordination on a major offensive against terrorists in Idlib, the Russia-run Sputnik news agency reported on Wednesday.

The Arabic-language website of Sputnik quoted a military source as saying that the Russian and Syrian armies have been coordinating to launch the long-waited assault in Idlib, adding that a vast joint reconnaissance operation has been underway by Russian and Syrian experts in the last few days as the zero hour is arriving for the operation in Northwestern Syria.

The Arabic Sputnik further said that monitoring movements and gatherings of terrorists in the villages and towns in Southeastern Idlib has been among the joint reconnaissance operation conducted by the Russian and Syrian forces.

In the meantime, the Syrian army artillery units shelled heavily the positions of Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) in the region, destroying their bases and positions, the website added.

In the meantime, a source in Idlib Peace Committee reported that a humanitarian corridor has been proposed by the Russian and Syrian Command to pave the ground for the evacuation of civilians before the operation in Idlib.

Earlier reports said that the army sent fresh convoys of military vehicles and well-equipped soldiers to Northern Lattakia and al-Ghaab Plain, reinvigorating the government forces’ combat capabilities and setting up new positions.

Also, a military convoy, including hundreds of army men and a large volume of equipment, left Southern Syria for Northern Hama.

In the meantime, the army’s artillery and missile units opened heavy fire at the positions of Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at and other terrorist groups in the town of al-Latamina and the village of Ma’arkaba in Northern Hama and also in the villages of al-Mushayrafa, Um al-Khalalil, Badama, al-Tineh and al-Lubideh in Eastern and Western Idlib.

Terrorists suffered heavy casualties and their military hardware sustained major damage in the attacks.

New Russian-Syrian Military Convoys Sent to Idlib

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army dispatched new military convoys to Northern Syria to prepare for an imminent operation in Idlib province.

Field sources reported on Wednesday that the Russian and Syrian forces are sending new military convoys to Idlib province.

They added that the convoys, accompanied by the Russian forces, include missile-launchers, artilleries, arms-loaded vehicles and other military equipment and have been dispatched to Northern Syria through the Hama-Homs highway.

The sources said that thousands of Syrian army forces have been sent to the areas near the terrorist-held regions in Northern Hama and Southern Idlib, adding that a large number of Syrian army troops will also be sent to Idlib in Northern Syria after the end of operations in Sweida province.

Meantime, Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) terrorist group detained a number of people in the villages of Ma’arat Harmah and al-Naqir and 20 others in the town of Ma’arat al-No’eman in Idlib who favored peace agreement with the Syrian army.

The Russia-run Sputnik news agency reported on Wednesday that the Russian and Syrian forces were making final coordination on a major offensive against terrorists in Idlib.

The Arabic-language website of Sputnik quoted a military source as saying that the Russian and Syrian armies have been coordinating to launch the long-waited assault in Idlib, adding that a vast joint reconnaissance operation has been underway by Russian and Syrian experts in the last few days as the zero hour is arriving for the operation in Northwestern Syria.

The Arabic Sputnik further said that monitoring movements and gatherings of terrorists in the villages and towns in Southeastern Idlib has been among the joint reconnaissance operation conducted by the Russian and Syrian forces.

In the meantime, the Syrian army artillery units shelled heavily the positions of Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at in the region, destroying their bases and positions, the website added.

Hezbollah War Media Center’s Camera Documents Syrian Army Campaign against ISIL in Suwaida Desert

https://i1.wp.com/english.almanar.com.lb/framework/includes/uploads/2018/08/manar-03027200015344265223.pngThe Syrian army units continued Thursday chasing the remnants of ISIL terrorists in Suwaida desert, tightening the noose around them.

Hezbollah War Media Center’s Camera documented the Syrian army operations which strike ISIL terrorists in the area.

Source: Hezbollah War Media Center

Army destroys terrorists’ vehicles and dens in countryside of Idleb and Hama

16 August، 2018
Provinces- SANA

Army units on Thursday destroyed gatherings and dens of Jabhat al-Nusra and the affiliated terrorist groups in the countryside of Hama and Idleb.

SANA’s reporter in Hama said that army units carried out intensive strikes against terrorists’ positions on the western and southern outskirts of al-Latamina town in the northern countryside, killing a number of them and destroying their weapons and equipment.

In the southern countryside of Idleb, the reporter indicated that an army unit destroyed a fortified position for Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in al-Khawin town in Idleb southern countryside, killing all terrorists inside it among them terrorists Mohanad Ridwan al-Saleh and Abdul-Latif Khaled al-Qaddour.

The reporter added that army artillery conducted bombardments against a large gathering of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in the surroundings of Saraqeb town in Idleb southern countryside, destroying a number of machine gun-equipped vehicles and killing scores of terrorists.

Meanwhile, an army unit inflicted heavy losses upon terrorist groups in Skaik town.

Sweida

In the same context, units of the army and the supporting forces continued their military operations against the remaining mercenaries of Daesh terrorists in Tloul al-Safa of Sweida Badyiah, inflicting heavy losses upon them.

SANA reporter said the army carried on fierce clashes with a group of terrorists in Tloul al-Safa, killing at least 10 0f Daesh terrorists.

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Army Preparing for Large-Scale Anti-Terrorism Operation in Aleppo
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TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army dispatched several military convoys to the Northern province of Aleppo, preparing for a major operation to restore more security to Aleppo city, a media outlet reported on Wednesday.

Aleppo

The Arabic-language al-Watan daily quoted well-informed sources as reporting that the army has forwarded a large number of forces and a large volume of military hardware to Aleppo province to launch an imminent operation against terrorists in Western, Southwestern and Northern Aleppo to reinvigorate Aleppo city’s security.

It further said that the army operation will cover regions that are under the control of Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) in the depth of Northern Aleppo from the town of Kafr Hamra and Qabtan al-Jabal up to the towns of Haraytan, Anadan, Hayan and Bayanoun.

The daily went on to say that the army is planning to purge terrorists from a large region from the towns of al-Mansoureh and Khan al-Asal up to the towns of al-Artab near Bab al-Hawa crossing at the border with Turkey.

Also on Wednesday, two main terrorist groups started infighting in Aleppo province amid reports on the Syrian Army’s preparation to kick off a large-scale operation.

Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at and Syria’s Liberation Front exchanged heavy fire in Northern and Northwestern Aleppo, after Tahrir al-Sham attacked the bases of the Liberation Front in the town of Kafr Hamra and seized the rival terrorists’ arms and equipment and captured a number of the group’s gunmen.

In the meantime, Tahrir al-Sham laid siege on the Liberation Front in the town of Hayan, which caused both terrorist groups to keep forces on alert.

Also in the past 24 hours, civilians in the town of Afrin in Northwestern Aleppo poured into the streets and opposed occupation of their town by the Turkish troops and their allied militants.

Tens of civilians took to the streets in Afrin and chanted slogans against Turkish occupiers and their militant allies.

The uprising came after Ankara-backed militants captured a number of young men in al-Mahmoudiyeh North of the town.

In the meantime, terrorists of Ahrar al-Sharqiyeh and Eastern Ghouta terrorists engaged in heavy fighting that inflicted several casualties on both warring sides.

Assassination of people and looting civilians’ assets by the Ankara forces have enraged people in Afrin.

Idlib

The Syrian Army dispatched more troops and military hardware to Northern Syria and pounded terrorists’ positions in Northern Hama and Southern Idlib on Wednesday to pave ground for a swift advance against terrorists in Idlib.

The army sent fresh convoys of military vehicles and well-equipped soldiers to Northern Lattakia and al-Ghaab Plain, reinvigorating the government forces’ combat capabilities and setting up new positions.

Also, a military convoy, including hundreds of army men and a large volume of equipment, left Southern Syria for Northern Hama.

In the meantime, the army’s artillery and missile units opened heavy fire at the positions of Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at and other terrorist groups in the town of al-Latamina and the village of Ma’arkaba in Northern Hama and also in the villages of al-Mushayrafa, Um al-Khalalil, Badama, al-Tineh and al-Lubideh in Eastern and Western Idlib.

Terrorists suffered heavy casualties and their military hardware sustained major damage in the attacks.

Also on Wednesday, the Russian and Syrian forces are making final coordination on a major offensive against terrorists in Idlib, the Russia-run Sputnik news agency reported.

The Arabic-language website of Sputnik quoted a military source as saying that the Russian and Syrian armies have been coordinating to launch the long-waited assault in Idlib, adding that a vast joint reconnaissance operation has been underway by Russian and Syrian experts in the last few days as the zero hour is arriving for the operation in Northwestern Syria.

The Arabic Sputnik further said that monitoring movements and gatherings of terrorists in the villages and towns in Southeastern Idlib has been among the joint reconnaissance operation conducted by the Russian and Syrian forces.

In the meantime, the Syrian army artillery units shelled heavily the positions of Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at in the region, destroying their bases and positions, the website added.

In the meantime, a source in Idlib Peace Committee reported that a humanitarian corridor has been proposed by the Russian and Syrian Command to pave the ground for the evacuation of civilians before the operation in Idlib.

Raqqa

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) stormed civilians that had demonstrated against foreign occupiers in Raqqa city on Wednesday.

The SDF gunmen opened fire at civilians in Raqqa that had demonstrated against the occupiers in Baq Rashid neighborhood.

The SDF kept fighters on alert in Baq Rashid and seized over ten civilian vehicles.

In the meantime, the Arabic-language al-Manar TV reported that three SDF militias were killed after a bomb planted by ISIL terrorists on the way of the SDF fighters went off in the village of Jadidah Baladiyah East of al-Karama in Eastern Raqqa.

A fresh wave of insecurity and tensions has covered Raqqa following the SDF measures against people and unknown attacks on them.

Turkey Using Civilians as Human Shield for Terrorists in Idlib

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Turkish army prevented the Syrian army’s decision to open a safe corridor in Idlib province before a massive military operation by the latter, making civilians a human shield for the terrorists.

The Arabic-language website of Sputnik news agency reported on Thursday that the safe corridor which was due to open in Abu Zohour region in Southeastern Idlib for the civilians’ passage from the terrorist-occupied regions remained closed after Turkey showed a green light to the militants to attack it.

It added that the Syrian army’s decision was called off after the Turkish officers held a meeting with commanders of the terrorist groups in Hama and Idlib near the town of Murak in Northern Hama, forcing civilians to remain in their homes.

Based on the report, the Turkish army has also declared that it will block any military operations in the province and protect the regions occupied by al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at or the Levant Liberation Board), the ISIL, Horas al-Din and other terrorist groups.

Meantime, a Syrian field source said that the decision was called off after intelligence showed Turkey’s green light for the ISIL and al-Nusra’s suicide attacks against the passageway, adding that Ankara is trying to prevent military operations in the region by using civilians as human shield to protect the terrorists.

The Russia-run Sputnik news agency reported on Wednesday that the Russian and Syrian forces were making final coordination on a major offensive against terrorists in Idlib.

The Arabic-language website of Sputnik quoted a military source as saying that the Russian and Syrian armies have been coordinating to launch the long-waited assault in Idlib, adding that a vast joint reconnaissance operation has been underway by Russian and Syrian experts in the last few days as the zero hour is arriving for the operation in Northwestern Syria.

The Arabic Sputnik further said that monitoring movements and gatherings of terrorists in the villages and towns in Southeastern Idlib has been among the joint reconnaissance operation conducted by the Russian and Syrian forces.

In the meantime, the Syrian army artillery units shelled heavily the positions of Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) in the region, destroying their bases and positions, the website added.