In the Last 24 Hours: Army Delivers Crushing Response to Terrorists’ Attacks in Demilitarized Zone in Northern Syria

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army’s artillery and missile units opened heavy fire at terrorists’ positions and movements in Hama and Idlib provinces on Monday after militants targeted the army in the demilitarized zone.

Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) and the Turkistani Islamic Party, deployed in the demilitarized zone, launched mortar attack on the army in the small towns of Jourin and Ma’an in Northern Hama.

In the meantime, Tahrir al-Sham opened fire at the army’s strongholds in the villages of Tal Bazam, Ma’an and Abu Dali in Southeastern Idlib.

The army’s artillery and missile units, in response, targeted heavily terrorists’ movements and positions in the small town of al-Latamina in Northern Hama, and in the village of Skeik in Southeastern Idlib, inflicting major losses on the militants.

Turkey has thus far been unsuccessful in expelling terrorists from the demilitarized zone that stretches from Northeastern Lattakia, to Western and Southeastern Idlib, Northwestern Hama and Western Aleppo.

On Saturday, terrorist groups sent more military hardware to Southeastern Idlib in defiance of the terms of the Sochi Agreement that calls for a demilitarized zone.

Terrorist groups dispatched more arms and ammunition to Skeik, al-Taah and Jarjanaz in Southeastern Idlib to boost their defense-combat capabilities.

The terrorists’ move came after their attack on the Syrian Army near Abu al-Dhohour that caused the army’s artillery units to shell terrorists’ positions in the region.

In the meantime, a filed commander said that the terrorists’ attacks on the army prove that Turkey has failed to expel terrorists from the demilitarized zone.

The commander warned that the Sochi Agreement will not survive if the terrorists continue such attacks.

Army Repels Terrorists’ Fresh Attack in Demilitarized Zone in Northern Hama

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Damascus Army’s artillery units opened heavy fire at a group of terrorists and prevented them from prevailing over government forces’ positions in the demilitarized zone in Northern Hama over the past 24 hours.

The artillery and missile units pounded the movements of Kata’eb al-Izzah terrorists Southeast of the small town of al-Latamina in Northern Hama, killing and wounding a number of militants and warding off their offensive.

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.

Hama

The Syrian Army’s artillery units opened heavy fire at a group of terrorists and prevented them from prevailing over government forces’ positions in the demilitarized zone in Northern Hama on Sunday.

The artillery and missile units pounded the movements of Kata’eb al-Izzah terrorists Southeast of the small town of al-Latamina in Northern Hama, killing and wounding a number of militants and fending off their offensive.

In the meantime, Syria’s al-Watan daily reported that terrorists affiliated to Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) launched missile attack on the army in Jourin and al-Mashari’a regions in Western al-Ghaab Plain.

It further said that the army, in response, pounded terrorists’ movements and positions in al-Ziyarah and Zizoun in Western al-Ghaab Plain, inflicting major losses on the terrorists.

Meanwhile, the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) pointed to the attacks by Horas al-Deen terrorists on the army in Lattakia province and al-Ghaab Plain, and said that the army’s strongholds in Kabani region in Northwestern Hama near the demilitarized zone came under terrorists’ fire.

Aleppo

Ankara-backed terrorists engaged in fresh round of clashes in the towns of Azaz and Afrin in Northern and Northwestern Aleppo on Sunday.

Gunmen of Liwa al-Shamal and their rival terrorists known as Police Forces, both backed up by the Turkish army, engaged in heavy fighting in the town of Azaz in Northern Aleppo.

The infighting came after the Police Forces arrested 2 Liwa al-Shamal militants.

The infighting inflicted several casualties on both sides.

Local sources, meantime, said that al-Shamiyah Front sent its gunmen from Afrin to Azaz following the infighting.

Other sources in Afrin reported that militants of Sultan Murad clashed fiercely with other rival militants in the village of Kafr Janah in Afrin, adding that several terrorists were killed and at least 10 more were wounded in the infighting between the two Ankara-backed militant groups.

Damascus

Tens of Faylaq al-Rahman terrorists who were forced to move to Northwestern Syria from the Damascus suburbs of Eastern Gouta earlier this year joined Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at to counter the Syrian Army units in Northeastern Lattakia on Sunday.

A 300-member battalion of Faylaq al-Rahman terrorist group that were expelled from Eastern Ghouta after sustaining a heavy defeat in the battle against the Syrian army have joined Tahrir al-Sham along with their military equipment to counter the army units in Lattakia province.

Faylaq al-Rahman militants will join Tahrir al-Sham’s elite gunmen in Northeastern Lattakia to face the army.

Several weeks after the conclusion of the Sochi Agreement to create a demilitarized zone in Northern and Northwestern Syria, the terrorist groups have not only avoided a retreat, but also reinvigorated their positions in the region.

Syrian Military: No Israeli Attacks since Delivery of S-300 System

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Israeli Air Force has yet to strike Syria since the Russian Federation delivered the S-300 air defense system to the Syrian government forces, a military source in Damascus said.

According to the military source, the Israeli Air Force has avoided violating Syria’s airspace from either the occupied Golan Heights or Lebanon since the Syrian military received the S-300 air defense system in early October, massdar news reported.

The source said that the Israeli Air Force has often flown close to the border from Eastern Lebanon, but they would later turn back before violating Syria’s airspace.

Last week, an Israeli official told the Reuters News Agency that the IDF has attacked Syria after the downing of the Russian IL-20 reconnaissance aircraft on September 17th; however, they did not specify the location.

When asked about this claim, the Syrian military source denied any recent attacks from the Israeli Defense Forces or their air force.

The source would add that the Russian military is still training the Syrian air defense units to use the S-300 system in rural Lattakia and Western Hama.