In the Last 24 Hours: Army Sends More Troops to Aleppo after Terrorists’ Attacks on Government Forces

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Damascus Army has sent a long convoy of military vehicles to Western Aleppo over the past 24 hours after terrorists of Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) continued shelling safe zones in the region.

A military convoy, including several vehicles, military hardware and a large number of soldiers, was forwarded by the Syrian army to its positions in Jam’iyat al-Zahra region in Western Aleppo.

The army’s decision came after Tahrir al-Sham launched missile attack on safe zones in Western Aleppo and also the group’s refusal to leave the demilitarized zone in Western Aleppo under the Sochi Agreement.

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.

Aleppo

The Syrian Army dispatched a long convoy of military vehicles to Western Aleppo on Saturday after terrorists of Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at continued shelling safe zones in the region.

The army forwarded a military convoy, including several vehicles, military hardware and a large number of soldiers, to its positions in Jam’iyat al-Zahra region in Western Aleppo.

The army’s decision came after Tahrir al-Sham launched missile attack on safe zones in Western Aleppo and also the group’s refusal to leave the demilitarized zone in Western Aleppo under the Sochi Agreement.

In the meantime, local sources reported that Tahrir al-Sham and its allies carried out at least 15 rounds of missile strikes on residential areas in Jam’iyat al-Zahra, New Aleppo and Mogambo districts in Western Aleppo, adding that a civilian was killed and another one was wounded in the terrorists’ missile attack on al-Sabil neighborhood in Aleppo city.

They said that the army’s artillery and missile units managed to retaliate and shelled terrorists’ positions and movements in Northwestern Aleppo, adding that heavy fighting between the army and terrorists erupted in the Western direction of Jam’iyat al-Zahra.

Idlib

Al-Nusra terrorists intensified attacks on army positions in the demilitarized zone in Northern Hama and Southern Idlib and were sending heavy weapons to the region in violation of the Sochi Agreement.

Field sources in Northern Syria reported that Tahrir al-Sham militants and other allied terrorists launched heavy artillery and mortar attacks against the army-controlled positions and towns in Northern Hama and Southeastern Idlib.

They added that the terrorists have also pounded the army points in Northern Lattakia and Sahl al-Qab region, noting that they have dispatched more heavy weapons to the region to attack the army targets.

Meantime, reports said that after heightened tensions in Hama and Idlib, the Syrian army has sent its renowned General Suheil al-Hassan, the commander of the Tiger Forces, to Abu al-Zohour airbase in Eastern Idlib.

The Syrian army will likely use the military option against the terrorists if they still avoid withdrawal from the weapons-free zone.

Deir Ezzur

A sum of 62 civilians were killed and tens of others wounded after the US-led coalition fighter jets bombed heavily residential areas and two mosques in Southeastern Deir Ezzur in the last 24 hours, the country’s state-run news agency reported on Saturday.

“The fighter jets have bombed al-Aliyat region in the small town of al-Souseh near the town of Albu Kamal in Southeastern Deir Ezzur in the last 24 hours and killed 15 civilians, including women and children,” SANA quoted local sources as saying.

It further said that a sum of 37 civilians were killed and tens more were wounded in another air attack by the coalition jets on Othman Bin Afan mosque in al-Souseh.

SANA went on to say that the warplanes also targeted Amar Bin Yasser mosque in the village of Albu Daran, killing 10 civilians and wounding dozens of others.

The death toll is expected to rise as some of the injured are in critical conditions.

Sweida

ISIL terrorists, trapped in the Eastern desert of Sweida, have been force to release a number of abducted civilians and surrender their last positions in Toloul al-Safa rugged terrain to the Syria Army, Russia’s state-run news agency reported.

The Arabic-language website of Sputnik quoted well-informed sources as disclosing that the ISIL was forced to agree with army’s terms, including releasing kidnaped people and surrendering their last positions in the Eastern desert of Sweida.

It further said that the ISIL has been required fulfill its undertakings in several phases without any clashes with the government forces.

The report added that the agreement came after ISIL’s positions in Toloul al-Safa came under heavy artillery attack by the army in retaliation for the violation of an earlier agreement by the terrorists.

Yet, the report did not mention the final decision by the two sides for the fate of the ISIL terrorists after they surrender their positions in Toloul al-Safa rugged terrain.

In the meantime, Sweida Governor Amer al-Ashi said, “Six women and children, kidnapped by the ISIL in the village of al-Shabaki in Eastern Sweida on June 25, were freed after industrious attempts by the Syrian army.”

Car Bomb Blast Kills 4, Injures 11 in Idlib

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – An explosion of a car bomb in the Syrian city of Idlib has claimed the lives of four people, 11 people have been injured, a source in the Syrian opposition told Sputnik on Sunday.

“Four people have been killed, 11 have been wounded as a result of the explosion of a car bomb… in [the city of] Idlib,” the source said.

Idlib and adjacent areas — the last major stronghold of militants in Syria — are home to an estimated 3 million civilians, more than half of whom have reportedly been displaced at least once during the ongoing six-year war.

Syrians in Occupied Golan Burn Israeli Election Cards in Defiance of Judaization Practices

TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrians in occupied Golan held a sit-in at Majdal Shams Square and burned the “election cards” distributed among them by the Israeli authorities with regard to the so-called “local councils” elections.

Participants in the sit-in raised the Syrian flag and banners in rejection of the policies of Judaization adopted by the occupiers, reiterating their rejection of participating in the elections, SANA reported.

They also reiterated their loyalty to their homeland Syria and their belief that the occupation will end.

Syrians in the occupied Golan also announced their popular movement in rejection of the elections which will last till the end of the current month.

Liberated prisoner Bishr al-Maqt affirmed in a speech delivered during the sit-in that all measures taken by the Israeli authorities are null and void and they don’t have a legal value.