In the Last 24 Hours: Army Advances in Strategic Regions in Idlib, Destroys Several Terrorist Bases

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army started a new phase of military operations in Southeastern Idlib, regaining control over several strategic regions and approaching the town of al-Tamane’ah.

The army forces, supported by artillery fire, attacked the positions of Ajnad al-Qafqaz in the town of al-Khuwain on Wednesday, fully recapturing the region which was a launchpad for the terrorists’ attacks against the army positions.

They continued advance in the same front, liberating Arz al-Zarour and Tal Aqir regions as well as the farms near al-Tamane’ah region in Southeastern Idlib.

Meantime, the Arabic-language al-Watan newspaper quoted a military source as saying that the Syrian air force targeted the terrorists’ supply lines and positions in Southeastern Idlib and on the road towards Aleppo, including al-Tamane’ah, al-Tah Kafar Sajnah, Jarjanaz and Saraqib, destroying 3 arms and ammunition depots, 2 command centers and over 12 armored vehicles and artilleries of militants and killing over 30 terrorists.

In a relevant development on Wednesday, the Damascus army backed by the Syrian and Russian air forces foiled a massive attack by the terrorist groups from several directions on the government forces’ military positions in Southeastern Idlib, killing tens of terrorists.

The Syrian Army troops engaged in fierce clashes with a large number of terrorists of Tahrir al-Sham al-Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front), Ajnad al-Qafqaz and Harasuddin who had attacked army’s military positions from Tal Marq, Sham al-Hawa, al-Jadouieh and al-Saloumieh West of the strategic town of Aboudali in the South and to the East of Idlib.

The Arabic-language al-Moraseloun news website quoted a military source as saying that the Syrian Army troops killed over 37 terrorists, including foreign militants, in the battle to push back the terrorists’ attack, and also destroyed five armored and bomb-laden vehicles.

It also noted that the Syrian and Russian air forces are currently pounding the terrorists’ military positions in al-Khovein, Um Jalal and the nearby villages in Southeastern Idlib.

The Arabic-language al-Watan newspaper also quoted military experts as saying that the recent terrorist attack on the Syrian Army’s military positions in Southeastern Idlib was conducted at Ankara’s orders and with the aim of influencing the upcoming talks between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

Turkey-Backed Tahrir Al-Sham Fail to Attack Army in Idlib

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Damascus Army backed by the Syrian and Russian air forces foiled a massive attack by the terrorist groups from several directions on the government forces’ military positions in Southeastern Idlib, killing tens of militants.

Idlib

The Syrian Army troops engaged in fierce clashes with a large number of terrorists of Tahrir al-Sham al-Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front), Ajnad al-Qafqaz and Harasuddin who had attacked army’s military positions from Tal Marq, Sham al-Hawa, al-Jadouieh and al-Saloumieh West of the strategic town of Aboudali in the South and to the East of Idlib.

The Arabic-language al-Moraseloun news website quoted a military source as saying that the Syrian Army troops killed over 37 terrorists, including foreign militants, in the battle to push back the terrorists’ attack, and also destroyed five armored and bomb-laden vehicles.

It also noted that the Syrian and Russian air forces are currently pounding the terrorists’ military positions in al-Khovein, Um Jalal and the nearby villages in Southeastern Idlib.

The Arabic-language al-Watan newspaper also quoted military experts as saying that the recent terrorist attack on the Syrian Army’s military positions in Southeastern Idlib was conducted at Ankara’s orders and with the aim of influencing the upcoming talks between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

Also, in the past 24 hours, Chinese Ambassador to Damascus Feng Biao stressed his country’s support for Syria in campaign against terrorist groups as well as profound ties between the two countries despite the US threats.

Biao told al-Watan on Wednesday that he is pleased with the Syrian army’s advances in Idlib province to get rid of the terrorist groups, emphasizing Beijing’s all-out support for Damascus in this field in any form.

Elsewhere, he referred to the presence of 50 Chinese companies in Damascus international exhibition despite the US threats, saying that it indicates growing relations between the two countries.

The US embassy in Damascus had earlier threatened on its Facebook page that all countries which participate in the exhibition will be banned from any trade interactions with the Syrian government.

Hasaka

The US Army troops started building a military base in Hasaka border region to prevent the Turkish Army from launching an attack on Kurdish militias in Eastern Euphrates as Washington continues its dual-approach diplomacy towards the two sides, media reports said.

The al-Khabour news website reported that the US Army troops have set up a military base containing a heliport in the town of al-Ghanamieh just five kilometers from Turkey’s borders with Syria.

It noted that the US military base will also have a number of arms and ammunition cache as well as a special military training base, and said that the objective for building the military base is to prevent any possible attack by the Turkish Army against Kurdish militias.

The Kurdish militias had earlier claimed that the operations have started to implement the US-Turkey agreement on creating a safe zone in Northeastern Syria in the city of Ra’as al-Ain to the North of Hasaka.