In the Last 24 Hours: Elite Forces Arrive in Sweida

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Damascus Army’s elite forces, along with a large volume of arms, ammunition and equipment, arrived in the Eastern desert of Sweida over the past 24 hours to purge Toloul al-Safa of ISIL terrorists.

A large number of elite forces and a large volume of weapons and munitions have arrived in the Eastern desert of Sweida to counter ISIL in Toloul al-Safa rugged terrain.

The army has also forwarded heavy military hardware, including Golan-1,000 Missile launchpads, to Toloul al-Safa.

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.

Sweida

The Syrian Army’s elite forces, along with a large volume of arms, ammunition and equipment, arrived in the Eastern desert of Sweida on Monday to purge Toloul al-Safa of ISIL terrorists.

A large number of elite forces and a large volume of weapons and munitions have arrived in the Eastern desert of Sweida to counter ISIL in Toloul al-Safa rugged terrain.

In the meantime, the army’s experienced soldiers that had participated in battle against ISIL in Hajar al-Aswad and in Southern Damascus and Hawz Yarmouk in Southwestern Dara’a have also been dispatched to Toloul al-Safa to join battle against ISIL.

The army has also forwarded heavy military hardware, including Golan-1,000 Missile launchpads, to Toloul al-Safa.

Local sources said that the army intends to stage heavy attack on the ISIL to purge the Eastern desert of Sweida of ISIL completely after liberation of hostages that were ISIL’s last pressure leverage on the army to halt its operation in the region.

In the meantime, the army’s artillery and missile units have been continuously pounding ISIL’s positions and movements in the region to weaken their defense capabilities.

Aleppo

The Ankara-backed terrorists continue occupation of Afrin region in Northwestern Aleppo, stealing antiques and people’s properties, a Kurdish-language media outlet reported on Monday.

Hawar news reported that Ahrar al-Sharqiyah terrorists, affiliated to the Turkish Army, have started excavation operation in Af Qayri cemetery in Mobata region in Afrin to find gold and antiques, adding that the Ankara forces destroyed the graveyard and looted historical artifacts.

It further said that Turkish army men broke into residential units in the village of Borj Abadlou in Shirawa, stealing public assets after killing one of the family’s members.

Hawar news went on to say that the Ankara forces have arrested over 2,500 civilians since March, adding that the fate of 850 is unknown.

Deir Ezzur

A sum of 20 ISIL terrorists were killed or wounded after their key positions in Southeastern Deir Ezzur came under missile attack by the Iraqi popular forces of Hashd al-Sha’abi on Monday.

Commander of Hashd al-Sha’abi in Western Anbar Qassem Mosleh said that their missile units pounded ISIL’s vital positions in al-Marashadah, Mozan, al-Sousah and al-Baqouz Foqani regions in Southeastern Deir Ezzur, killing 13 terrorists and wounding 7 more.

The missile units targeted a number of bases, arms depots and military hardware of the ISIL.

Lattakia

Terrorists, deployed in Western Idlib’s demilitarized zone, are preparing for an imminent heavy attack on the Syrian Army troops in Northeastern Lattakia, an army field commander said on Monday.

The commander said that the army has been monitoring movements of the terrorists in the small town of Badama in Jisr al-Shughour region in Western Idlib near the administrative border with Lattakia, adding that the terrorists are preparing for a large-scale attack on the army in Lattakia.

The commander further said that the terrorists are building more positions and tunnels on the hills near the town of Kabani in Northeastern Lattakia in the demilitarized zone envisioned by the Sochi Agreement.

Terrorists of the National Liberation Front had also declared preparedness to join attacks on army after a call by Ahrar al-Sham on militants in Northern and Northwestern Syria.

The Liberation of Idlib Immanent

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army forces are preparing to launch a large-scale imminent operation in Hama and Idlib provinces as terrorist groups continue attacking the government troops from their positions in the demilitarized zone in violation of the Sochi Agreement, a senior military source said on Tuesday.

The Arabic-language website of Sputnik quoted a source as saying that the army’s intelligence units have been monitoring reinvigoration of terrorists’ positions in the demilitarized zone since conclusion of the Sochi Agreement.

In the meantime, the terrorists have been launching mortar and artillery attacks on army positions in Eastern Idlib and Northern and Northwestern Hama, adding that the Turkistani Islamic Party’s terrorists have recently targeted the army in al-Ghaab Plain by the US-made TOW missiles, the report added.

The source said if the terrorists continue attacks and Turkey fails to comply with its commitments to urge the terrorists to withdraw from the demilitarized zone, the Syrian government forces will launch a large-scale operation in Hama and Idlib provinces.

It said that the army has collected intel on the locations of the terrorists’ arms depots and command posts to target them in the first phase of any possible operation in Hama and Idlib.

On Monday, a senior Syrian military and strategic analyst said that continued attacks by Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) against the army positions in Northern Syria accelerate collapse of terrorist groups in Idlib.

Colonel Mar’ei Hamdan was quoted by the Arabic-language website of Sputnik news agency as saying that Tahrir al-Sham is in control of nearly 70% of towns and villages in Idlib province and makes provocative moves against the Syrian army, adding that the army’s commitment to decrease tensions is not lasting forever.

He added that the Syrian army has so far repelled all attacks by terrorists against its positions and inflicted heavy damages on them, noting that the army is now necessitated to come out of the defensive mood to retake control of Idlib.

Hamdan said that Tahrir al-Sham will resort to a full-scale military operation against the Syrian and Russian armies soon, after rejecting the Sochi agreement last October, which leaves no room for ceasefire or disarmament anymore, and underlined that the Syrian army’s battle against Tahrir al-Sham is inevitable.

Meantime, the Turkey-backed Ahrar al-Sham and National Liberation Front (NLF) terrorist groups has also dismissed the Russian-Turkish Sochi agreement and is preparing for military operations against the army in Northern Syria, calling for a coalition with Tahrir al-Sham.

Tahrir al-Sham and other allied terrorist groups have not left the demilitarized zone two months after the Sochi agreement and have instead reinvigorated their strongholds and targeted the army positions every day.

Relevant reports said on Sunday that the Turkey-backed NLF had put its gunmen on alert to launch a heavy offensive against the Syrian army in the demilitarized zone in Idlib province.

The Arabic-language al-Watan reported that the Turkey-backed NLF had kept its fighters in and outside the demilitarized zone, envisioned in the Sochi Agreement, on alert for imminent war against the army.

The decision by the NLF came after Ahrar al-Sham called on other terrorist groups to get ready for war against the army in Idlib province.

The daily went on to say that Naji al-Musfata, the spokesman for the NLF, has declared his forces’ full preparedness for an imminent attack on the army.

Al-Watan quoted sources, affiliated to Ahrar al-Sham, as disclosing that the Turkey-backed militants were approaching other terrorist groups, including Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at and Horas al-Deen to form a coalition against the army.

The Arabic-language website of Sputnik quoted residents of the town of Jisr al-Shughour in the demilitarized zone in Western Idlib as disclosing on Saturday that Tahrir al-Sham and Turkistani Islamic Party staged a parade with their tanks, cannons and heavy machineguns in a sign of impending operation against the Damascus troops.

It went on to say that over 500 terrorists took part in the military parade that covered Jisr al-Shughour and several villages and small towns in the region.

The report said that Jaber Ali Basha, a commander of Ahrar al-Sham affiliated to the National Liberation Front, called on the other terrorist groups to prepare and join a heavy attack on the army in Idlib province.

US Conducts More Heliborne Operations to Rescue ISIL Terrorists

TEHRAN (FNA)- The US military forces continued illegal heliborne operations and rescued several ISIL terrorists from the Eastern province of Deir Ezzur and Northeastern province of Hasaka, field sources reported on Tuesday.

The US-led coalition helicopters landed in the village of al-Suweidiyah in Northeastern Hasaka and took 3 ISIL terrorists away.

In the meantime, several other helicopters carried out a heliborne operation in Hajin desert in Eastern Deir Ezzur, transferring a group of ISIL terrorists to an unspecified location.

Heliborne of ISIL members by the US military has long been underway amid the US claims of campaign against ISIL terrorists on the Eastern bank of the Euphrates River.

Last week, the Arabic-language al-Ma’aloumah news website quoted Ahamd al-Sahrifi, an Iraqi security expert, as disclosing that the US intended to heliborne ISIL terrorists from Syria-Iraq border to regions behind Iraqi forces’ positions near border with Syria.

It further said that the US plan to heliborne ISIL to Iraq came after the Iraqi forces deployed at border with Syria and close off any infiltration by terrorists into Iraq.

Al-Sharifi further said that ISIL has not only been supported financially and militarily in the battlefield but also received logistic and diplomatic backup in regional and international arenas.

Army Repels Terrorists’ Heavy Offensives in Idlib, Hama

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army forces fended off heavy attacks of Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) and its allied terrorists in the demilitarized zone in Southeastern Idlib and Northern Hama on Tuesday.

The army units exchanged heavy fire with Tahrir al-Sham terrorists, deployed in regions near al-Mahjourah battalion base and Tawil al-Halib, and repelled their attack on government forces’ positions in the demilitarized zone West of Abu al-Dhohour base in Southeastern Idlib.

In the meantime, the army’s artillery and missile units pounded terrorists’ movements in the small towns of Jarjanaz, al-Taah, Skeik and al-Tamanna in Southeastern Idlib.

Meanwhile, other artillery units, deployed in Bridij base in Northwestern Hama, opened heavy fire at terrorists’ movements in the village of al-Janabarah, preempting their attack after inflicting heavy casualties on them.

Other artillery units of the army shelled the movements of Kata’eb al-Izzah terrorists near the village of Tal al-Sakhar in Northern Hama and preempted their attack on government troops.

Tahrir al-Sham, in a command on Sunday, put the entire operation rooms, military centers and field commanders on alert to launch an imminent attack on the army.

Meanwhile, the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that Tahrir al-Sham have forwarded more gunmen and military hardware to contact lines with the army in Southeastern Idlib in the last two days.

On Monday, a senior Syrian military and strategic analyst said that continued attacks by Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at against the army positions in Northern Syria accelerate collapse of terrorist groups in Idlib.

Colonel Mar’ei Hamdan was quoted by the Arabic-language website of Sputnik news agency as saying that Tahrir al-Sham is in control of nearly 70% of towns and villages in Idlib province and makes provocative moves against the Syrian army, adding that the army’s commitment to decrease tensions is not lasting forever.

He added that the Syrian army has so far repelled all attacks by terrorists against its positions and inflicted heavy damages on them, noting that the army is now necessitated to come out of the defensive mood to retake control of Idlib.

Hamdan said that Tahrir al-Sham will resort to a full-scale military operation against the Syrian and Russian armies soon, after rejecting the Sochi agreement last October, which leaves no room for ceasefire or disarmament anymore, and underlined that the Syrian army’s battle against Tahrir al-Sham is inevitable.

Meantime, the Turkey-backed Ahrar al-Sham and National Liberation Front (NLF) terrorist groups has also dismissed the Russian-Turkish Sochi agreement and is preparing for military operations against the army in Northern Syria, calling for a coalition with Tahrir al-Sham.

Tahrir al-Sham and other allied terrorist groups have not left the demilitarized zone two months after the Sochi agreement and have instead reinvigorated their strongholds and targeted the army positions every day.

US-Backed Militia Sends Hundreds of Terrorists from Manbij to Deir Ezzur

TEHRAN (FNA)- The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) forwarded over 300 gunmen, deployed in Manbij in Northeastern Syria, to Deir Ezzur in the Eastern part of the country on Tuesday as tensions in the SDF-held regions have gone high.

The SDF has dispatched more than 300 militias from their bases in Manbij region in Northeastern Aleppo to the village of Abu al-Nital in Northeastern Deir Ezzur after attacks on SDF militants and commanders by unknown assailants increased in the village.

Reports said all members of the newly-dispatched group to Deir Ezzur had been recruited forcefully by the SDF in Manbij.

In the meantime, the SDF arrested a number of people in the small towns of Safirah Tahtani and Mahmidah in Deir Ezzur province.

Meanwhile, a large number of young men have escaped Manbij and al-Tabaqa region following SDF’s forced recruiting.

On Thursday, the SDF forwarded long convoys of militants and equipment to the village of Tayb al-Fal East of Deir Ezzur province.

The SDF also sent another military convoy from its base in Hasaka province to the village of al-Takihi as well as towns of al-Shahil and Ziban in the Southeastern parts of Deir Ezzur province.

Meantime, field sources said that the SDF deployed its military equipment in five schools that they had formerly declared as military zones, and underlined that the deployment of the equipment has taken place after unrests in the region and intensified attacks by unknown assailants on SDF military positions.

The sources noted that an SDF militant has been killed by an unknown assailant in the village of al-Jameh in Southeastern Deir Ezzur, adding that a new wave of arrests has started in the town of Zabian.

Meantime, residents of the village of Hamr al-Ala in Northwestern Deir Ezzur staged protest against corruption of the local council of the SDF in the village.

Protests Flare in Turkish-Occupied Regions in Northern Syria

TEHRAN (FNA)- A large number of people in the occupied town of Jarabulus in Northeastern Aleppo poured into streets on Tuesday and staged a large demonstration against the Turkish troops and Ankara-backed militants amid intensified insecurity in the region.

Civilians in the town of Jarabulus in Northeastern Aleppo that is under the occupation of the Ankara-backed Euphrates Shield forces took to the streets against the Turkey-affiliated terrorists.

In the meantime, media activists reported continued blasts and insecurity in regions occupied by the Turkish forces, and said people in these regions are tired of the present situation and have taken to the streets to call for the expulsion of the terrorists from their homes and town.

They further said that the demonstrators set fire at tires and closed off roads to the region.

Abdul Aziz al-Khazar, a field commander of the Free Army terrorists, was killed in a blast in Jarabulus on Monday.

A bomb-laden vehicle went off in front of the base of the Free Army’s Military Police in Central Jarabulus that left a number of civilians and militants dead and more than 25 wounded.

Local sources, meantime, pointed to several blasts in the town of al-Bab in Eastern Aleppo in the last two days, and said that insecurity, murder, kidnapping and rubbery have been intensified in the regions that are under Ankara forces’ control in Aleppo province.