Syria in Last 24 Hours: Army Repels Attacks on Gov’t Positions in Damascus

Syria in Last 24 Hours: Army Repels Attacks on Gov't Positions in Damascus

(FNA)- Syrian army soldiers repelled terrorists’ massive attack on their positions in Damascus after hours of clashes, inflicting major losses on them.

The ISIL terrorists’ large-scale attack to capture the government forces’ positions in Eastern Ghouta was fended off by the strong defense of the Syrian military men.

Meantime, the Syrian army and popular forces continued their military advances in other parts of Syria, including Aleppo and Raqqa, over the past 24 hours.

Tens of terrorists were killed and dozens more were injured during the Syrian army’s operations in Syria’s key provinces.

Damascus

Syrian Army troops repelled Jeish al-Islam’s offensive on their positions in Eastern Ghouta and then in a rapid counterattack pushed the militants back from the battlefield, capturing the Air Defense Battalion Base to the Northeast of Damascus city.

The army men fended off Jeish al-Islam’s attack on their strongholds in Eastern Ghouta, killing and wounding a number of militants near the Air Defense Battalion Base.

Then, the army troops launched a powerful counterattack on the militants’ lines, targeting the farms and military base Northeast of the militant-held town of Hazrama.

The army’s rapid counterattack resulted in the capture of the Air Defense Base in Hazrama’s Northeastern outskirts.

Aleppo

Syrian Army troops and popular forces are getting ready to carry out a fresh round of offensives to liberate the territories that are still under the control of ISIL and Jeish al-Fatah in different parts of Aleppo province, a military source disclosed on Tuesday.

The source said that the pro-government forces that recently liberated the Eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo city are about to launch large-scale offensives against ISIL positions in Eastern and Northeastern Aleppo and Jeish al-Fatah positions in Southern and Southwestern Aleppo.

The sources added that liberation of the Eastern districts of Aleppo was a great victory, but anti-terrorism battles in Aleppo province are still underway.

“The Jeish al-Fatah terrorists are still present in large regions in Aleppo province, in the meantime ISIL controls the key regions of al-Bab and Deir Hafer that are the gate to Raqqa province,” they said, adding, “Around 6,000 Syrian forces are deployed in Kuweires airbase in Eastern Aleppo to launch their operation.”

Based on reports, the Syrian military forces are about to start an operation from the Northern direction to free the towns of Deir Hafer and al-Bab, while other units will kick off their operation from the South to take back the districts of Rashedeen 4 and 5 and then Khan Touman.

Raqqa

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have driven ISIL out of 110 villages in the course of the Euphrates Rage Operation in Raqqa province since November 5, the Kurdish sources disclosed Tuesday.

The SDF in its latest statement announced that the Kurdish fighters have taken control of 110 villages, tens of farms and key hills in the Euphrates Rage Operation since November 5th, while ISIL has suffered 277 casualties in the operation.

The SDF also advanced significantly against ISIL in the second phase of its Raqqa operation.

Homs

The ISIL terrorist group suffered a heavy death toll and its military hardware sustained major damage after its attack on government positions in Eastern Homs was warded off by the Syrian Army troops.

The army soldiers fended off ISIL’s offensive on their positions in the town of Jubb al-Jarrah, killing a number of them after hours of heavy fighting.

In the meantime, other units of the army targeted a gathering of ISIL in the Eastern direction of the Fourth Station West of Palmyra (Tadmur), leaving tens of militants dead and their vehicles destroyed.

Quneitra

Terrorists targeted several masts of power lines in Southwestern Damascus, cutting off transmission of electricity to Quneitra province in Southern Syria.

Terrorist groups affiliated to Fatah al-Sham Front (previously known as the al-Nusra Front) detonated the power transmission masts to Quneitra province in al-Khazrajiyeh region in Western Ghouta.

A source in Quneitra province said that the terrorists detonated the bombes in three major transmission masts of electricity lines in al-Khazrajiyeh.

In the meantime, terrorist groups deployed in Sa’asa’a prevented maintenance units to repair a high voltage electricity mast in Quneitra that was destroyed by militants a couple of days ago.

Hama

Syrian Army troops and Air Force targeted ISIL’s positions and the concentration centers of other militant groups that had breached the newly-brokered ceasefire in different parts of Hama, inflicting major losses on the militants.

The army men fended off terrorists’ attack on government force’ positions in al-Sat’hiyat region Southwest of the town of al-Salamiyah, killing or wounding a number of them and forcing the rest to retreat from the battlefield.

The army’s artillery units also targeted militants’ gatherings and movements in al-Dalak and Eidoun flanks, killing a number of them and destroying their military equipment.

The army aircraft meantime, carried out several combat flights over the gatherings and movements of ISIL in the village of Hamadi Omar, killing several terrorists and destroying at least seven military vehicles.

The ISIL terrorists also came under air raid in the town of Aqayrabat and sustained major casualties.

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