TEHRAN (FNA)- Tahrir al-Sham al-Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) terrorists continued to prevent civilians from passing through Idlib crossing for the 23rd consecutive day on Sunday.
“The terrorist groups headed by Al-Nusra Front prevented the passage of civilians for the 23rd consecutive day from Abu Al-Dhohour passage in Southern Idlib towards safe regions in a move to use them as human shields against the advances by the Syrian Army,” the Arabic-language al-Watan newspaper quoted a battlefield source as saying.
Meantime, the Syrian army continued its military advances in other parts of Syria over past 24 hours.
Tens of terrorists were killed and dozens more were injured during the Syrian army’s operations in provinces across Syria.
Tahrir al-Sham terrorists continue to prevent the civilians from passing through Idlib crossing for the 23rd consecutive day.
The Arabic-language al-Watan newspaper quoted a battlefield source as saying that the terrorist groups headed by Al-Nusra Front prevented the passage of civilians for the 23rd consecutive day from Abu Al-Dhohour passage in Southern Idlib towards safe regions in a move to use them as human shields against the advances by the Syrian Army.
The source also pointed to the terrorists’ attacks on the Syrian Army’s military points in Sahl al-Ghab region in Northwestern Hama and Southern Idlib, and said that the Syrian Army responded and pounded the terrorists’ military positions with heavy artillery shelling in al-Sarmanieh axis in Northwestern Hama and also Southern Idlib and Southeastern Idlib.
The Arabic-language website of the Russian Sputnik news agency also quoted a battlefield source as saying that the Russian and Syrian fighter jets pounded the operations room of Ajnad al-Qoqaz and Tahrir al-Sham terrorist groups in the surrounding areas of Baliseh town in Eastern Idlib before they could prepare for a massive attack on the Syrian Army’s military positions in the region.
The military centers of the terrorists were fully destroyed and 30 terrorists, including notorious commanders, were killed or wounded, according to initial reports.
Tahrir al-Sham has reinforced its military positions in the demilitarized zone in Idlib and its militants have been equipped with advanced weapons and military equipment despite Ankara’s claims about implementing Sochi Agreement.
The Arabic-language Sputnik New Agency quoted informed sources in the city of Jisr al-Shoghour in Western Idlib as saying that Tahrir al-Sham terrorists have recently received state-of-the-art weapons and military equipment, including modern anti-tank missiles, communications and electronic jamming equipment as well as 200 drones.
The sources pointed to the dispatch of drones to the headquarters of Turkistani Pary in the town of al-Janoudieh in Jisr al-Shoghour, and said that Turkish and Belgian engineers are equipping the dispatched drones.
They also pointed to a meeting between Tahrir al-Sham and Turkistani Party commanders in Jisr al-Shoghour city with the aim of reinforcing their military positions and maintaining the areas under their control in Northwestern Hama and Northeastern Lattakia, and said the Turkistani Party in recent weeks has sent Chinese militants to Sahl al-Ghab battlefronts in Northwestern Hama and Kabani in Northeastern Lattakia in a bid to prevent the Syrian Army’s possible advances there.
Meantime, about 13,000 foreign terrorists are stationed in Sahl al-Ghab and the countryside of Jisr al-Shoghour and Lattakia to guard the areas controlled by the Ankara-backed Turkistani Party.
US-Backed Militants Abduct Civilians in Eastern Syria
TEHRAN (FNA)- Forced recruitment of civilians to fight along with militants has been practiced by Kurdish-led members of the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) for the past months, and they turn to kidnapping people to that end.
Local sources, requesting not to be named, told Syria’s official news agency SANA on Sunday that SDF militants, who enjoy Washington’s patronage, stormed houses in the al-Hajim neighborhood of the town of Diban. Several people were abducted.
Separately, the militants kidnapped three women at a roadblock East of the city of Raqqa.
Drinking water was also cut off to local residents in Ras al-Ayn city of the Northeastern province of Hasaka. The SDF militants have dug tunnels across the city.
The latest incident of such abductions has taken place in the Eastern province of Deir Ezzur.
On September 15, Syria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, in identical letters sent to United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres and the rotating President of the UN Security Council Vasily Nebenzya, announced that SDF militants continue their terrorist and criminal measures against Syrians in Hasaka, Deir Ezzur, Raqqa and Aleppo.
The letters stated that the militants are backed by the United States and the US-led coalition purportedly fighting the Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) Takfiri terrorists who provide them with military, logistic, financial and political support.
“That goes in line with schemes being carried out by some states subservient to the United States and being concocted by the authorities of the Zionist regime (of Israel) in utter disregard of Security Council resolutions, which underline the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria and unity of its people,” the letters read.
The Syrian ministry went on to say that not only do SDF militants take part in crimes being perpetrated by the US-led coalition against Syrian people, but they also kidnap, torture, murder and displace civilians.
The US has long been providing the SDF with arms and militant training, calling them a key partner in the purported fight against Daesh. Many observers, however, see the support in the context of Washington’s plans to carve out a foothold in the Arab country.
That support has also angered Washington’s NATO ally, Turkey, which views militants from the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) – the backbone of the SDF – as a terrorist organization tied to the homegrown Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) that has been engaged in a destructive war inside Turkey for decades.