Syria in Last 24 Hours: Army Wins Back More Strategic Regions Near Ancient Palmyra

Syria in Last 24 Hours: Army Wins Back More Strategic Regions Near Ancient Palmyra

    (FNA)- The Syrian army and its allies made significant advances against the ISIL terrorists in the Central province of Homs after seizing back more key areas in the vicinity of the ancient city of Palmyra (Tadmur).

The terrorists sustained heavy losses in fierce clashes with the Syrian government troops near Palmyra city.

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

Homs

The Syrian Army troops, backed up by the Russian and Syrian fighter jets, started a fresh round of anti-ISIL operation to the West of ancient Palmyra (Tadmur), capturing more lands in the region.

The Army soldiers engaged in fierce clashes with ISIL near T4 airbase and al-Bardeh region, killing a large number of terrorists and driving the rest of them out of more positions in Eastern Homs.

The Syrian and Russian warplanes carried out tens of combat sorties over ISIL’s gatherings and movements near Palmyra and energy fields near the city and al-Bardeh.

Meantime, a military source said that the ISIL is after capturing T4 airbase and then the town of al-Quaryatayn, but the Syrian and Russian warplanes have foiled plans of terrorists in preemptive strikes.

According to another military source, the first phase of the army’s special operation in Eastern Homs is aimed at capturing the Jazal mountain and Al-Maher gas gields to liberate these sites from ISIL’s control.

Dara’a

The Syrian Air Force targeted one of the most important bases of the Fatah al-Sham Front (previously known as the al-Nusra Front) in Northern Dara’a, and destroyed the base and militants’ equipment.

The army aircraft bombed Fatah al-Sham’s base to the West of the town of Dael, destroying the base and killing or wounding almost 45 terrorists.

After the liberation of the strategic town of Sheikh Meskeen, a preliminary agreement was concluded between the Syrian government and militants in the towns of Dael and Ibtta in the Southern side of Sheikh Meskeen in order to pave the ground for the militants to hand over their territories to the government without clashes, but differences among the militant groups pushed the agreement into failure and caused the army men to restart their military operation in the region.

Damascus

Syrian Army troops’ rapid advances against terrorists and wining back the villages of Basimeh and Ein al-Fijeh have paved the way for the reopening the flow of drinking water from Wadi al-Bardi to Damascus.

The army soldiers that engaged in fierce clashes with terrorist groups in Wadi al-Bardi region in Western Ghouta took full control over Basimeh and Ein al-Fijeh, while terrorists pulled back forces toward the village of Ein al-Khazra.

The army men were involved in an intense battle with terrorists in Ein al-Khazra, forcing the militants to leave their positions in the village.

The army troops’ advances will soon enable maintenance groups deployed in Ein al-Fijeh region to repair its water facilities.

Syrian Minister of Waster Resources Nabil al-Hassan underlined that maintenance groups had entered Ein al-Fijeh and would start fixing the water facilities in the region.

Local sources, meanwhile, said that water pumping operation have started after several hours of work by maintenance groups in Ein al-Fijeh, adding that water will soon come back to Damascus residents.

Meantime, the Syrian Army troops continued their advances against terrorist groups in Eastern Ghouta and won full control over a key town in the region.

The army soldiers engaged in hours-long clashes with terrorists and drove them back from the town of Hawsh al-Zariqiyeh.

Sources affiliated to militant groups disclosed that rebels in the region near Hawsh al-Zariqiyeh avoided sending reinforcement to the town after they were informed of the army advances.

A field source said that the terrorists have suffered a heavy death toll in Hawsh al-Zariqiyeh, adding that the army units are about to continue their advances towards Tal (hill) Farzat, while other units will move towards al-Nashibiyeh.

But, some reports said that terrorists have targeted the regions near water reservoirs halting repairing process.

The Syrian Army raised the flag of the Syrian Arab Republic over the al-Fijeh Springs on Saturday, marking the first time in 4 years that this site has been under government control.

Militant groups captured the Wadi al-Bardi region in 2013 after an attack on this water rich part of Western Damascus, and since then they have frequently blocked the water flow to nearly 5 million civilians in Damascus for living under the Syrian government’s protection.

Idlib

Terrorist groups have increased attacks on each other across Idlib province, while terror operations against commanders have been on the rise in recent weeks in the militant-held regions in the province, local sources said.

The sources said that senior Commander of Fatah al-Sham Front (previously known as the al-Nusra Front) Abu Ali al-Tunisi was killed in a terrorist attack on a road to the town of Qemaynas in Southeastern Idlib.

At least 20 Turkistani terrorists were killed in an attack by rival terrorists on a building in Jabal al-Arbaeen in the town of Ariha, they added.

Ahrar al-Sham and Fatah al-Sham are accusing each other of being the main cause of disunity and insecurity in Idlib and its countryside.

Ahrar al-Sham believes that Fatah al-Sham’s opposition to merging militant groups is the cause of disunity and insecurity.

Al-Omar, one of the commanders of Ahrar, said those members of ISIL that are now among Jund al-Aqsa and have made allegiance to Fatah al-Sham are in charge of insecurity and terror in Idlib.

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

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

     Syrian army soldiers repelled terrorists’ massive attacks on their positions in Homs province after hours of clashes, inflicting major losses on them.

The ISIL terrorists’ large-scale attacks to capture the government forces’ positions near T4 airbase were 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 Damascus and Aleppo, 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.

Homs

The ISIL terrorists launched a fierce attack to occupy the strategic T4 airbase in Western Palmyra (Tadmur) but failed again after the Syrian army forces repulsed their offensive rapidly and inflicted heavy casualties on them.

The Syrian army’s rapid reaction could kill and injure 115 ISIL militants and destroy 9 tanks and military vehicles of the terrorists.

The army troops deployed in the Southern parts of T4 airbase also started operations to purge the terrorists from Sharifah town.

Military sources said that the Syrian army troops have fully liberated the Northern, Western and Eastern heights of the town so far.

Reports from Homs also said earlier on Thursday that the Syrian ground and air forces continued military operations against the ISIL in the province, inflicting heavy casualties and damage on the terrorists.

The Syrian fighter jets targeted the ISIL gathering centers and moves in Jazal, Sha’er, Mehrtan, West al-Buwaida and al-Bayarat in Western Palmyra, killing dozens of militants and smashing their military convoys.

During the operations, one of the most important bases of the ISIL was fully blown up and 45 terrorists were killed.

Meantime, the Syrian army units attacked the ISIL centers in the Eastern parts of Station 4, Tala al-Awamid, al-Mohsa and al-Bareda in Tadmur, destroying several military vehicles and inflicting several casualties on the terrorists.

The Syrian troops also targeted the ISIL positions in the two villages of al-Shandakhiyeh and North al-Mushrefiyeh villages in Job al-Jarrah region, killing and wounding at least 20 militants and smashing their weapons and equipment.

Aleppo

The Syrian army and its allies’ liberation of Eastern Aleppo districts has doubled differences and clashes among the terrorist groups.

Al-Mayadeen news channel reported that the terrorist groups are now assassinating, attacking and detaining members of rival groups, accusing each other of betrayal and fleeing the battleground.

Meantime, the militant groups’ commanders and members don’t trust each other, fearing that the Aleppo scenario might be repeated in Idlib.

Reports also said last month that the aggressive behavior of terrorists in Idlib towards the militants who have left their regions under a ceasefire deal with the government and relocated to this city is deteriorating to critical levels, members of the latter group said on their social media pages.

The newcomers said they are called by Idlib militants as traitors and cowards.

They said they have been given forms to apply for residence and introduce sponsors and references, describing the move as the worst type of insult to them.

The newly-arrived terrorists are also humiliated when they ask for housing and food.

Idlib

The terrorists who have surrounded Fua’a and Kafraya in Idlib province pounded the two towns heavily, killing and wounding the army forces and civilians and violating the ceasefire in Syria again.

The terrorists targeted Fua’a and Kafraya towns with missile and artillery fire which killed and wounded a number of Syrian army forces and injured 8 civilians.

Media sources disclosed on Tuesday that terrorist groups are still preventing exit of hundreds of injured and patient civilians from the besieged towns of Fua’a and Kafraya in Idlib, breaching an agreement with the Damascus government.

Deir Ezzur

The Syrian army launched heavy ground and air strikes against the ISIL terrorists in Deir Ezzur, smashing their command centers and hideouts.

The Syrian army forces engaged in intense clashes with the terrorists in al-Jafrah village in Southeast Deir Ezzur, regions near Panorama region South of Deir Ezzur, along with the Eastern wall of Deir Ezzur airbase and in al-Jabiliya, al-Roshdiyeh, al-Hawiqa, al-Sana’a, al-Rasafa, al-Baliqiya, Northwest of Tal Barouk, al-Janinah and al-Hosseiniyeh regions, destroying their command centers and armored vehicles.

The army’s artillery units also targeted the ISIL moves and gathering centers in these regions, smashing the terrorists’ weapons cache near Deir Ezzur airbase and killing tens of militants.

Meantime, the Syrian fighter jets launched airstrikes against the ISIL hideouts near Deir Ezzur airbase and Jabal al-Thardah which killed and wounded several terrorists.

Syria in Past 24 Hours: Several Notorious Fatah Al-Sham Commanders Killed in Idlib

Syria in Past 24 Hours: Several Notorious Fatah Al-Sham Commanders Killed in Idlib

    (FNA)- At least 25 Fatah al-Sham Front (formerly known as al-Nusra Front) militants, including several notorious field commanders, were killed in an airstrike in Northwestern Idlib.

Aleppo

Syrian Army dispatched hundreds of fresh forces to areas South of Aleppo city to take part in an imminent operation against terrorist groups if they refuse again to leave their positions.

The General Command of the Syrian Army had warned Jeish al-Fatah coalition of terrorist groups deployed in the districts of al-Rashedeen 4 and 5 to hand over these two districts to the army soldiers.

It is widely believed that the army soldiers, the Lebanese Hezbollah fighters and Iraqi al-Nujaba combatants are readying to kick off a large-scale operation to capture al-Rashedeen 4 and 5 and then start another operation to seize the key town of Khan Touman.

Damascus

Syrian Army troops continued to advance against Fatah al-Sham Front in Western Ghouta, capturing more positions in Wadi al-Bardi region.

The army men hit Fatah al-Sham’s defense lines in the villages of Basimeh and Ein al-Fijeh, driving out militants of al-Tout farms, al-Tout square and the entire residential complexes in the village of Basimeh.

The army is trying hard to purge terrorists from Wadi al-Bardi region and reopen flow of drinking water to Damascus.

Reports also said on Wednesday that the army troops allowed tens of militants to leave their positions in six towns and villages in Western Ghouta to be relocated to militant-held regions in Idlib province.

The sources said that after arrival of a number of green buses to Sa’asa’a region, at least 135 militants, who had not applied for government amnesty, along with their families were evacuated from the towns and villages of Sa’asa’a, al-Khazrajiyeh, Hasnou, Beir Timah, Kafr Hours and Beit Seber.

In the meantime, the government officials have given three days to militants in the towns of Yalda, Bebayla and Beit Saham in Southern Damascus to join the peace agreement.

Also, Damascus officials are carrying out final negotiations with the representative of militant groups in Beit Jin, Kanakar and al-Zakiyeh to take control of these towns without engagement in clashes.

Also reports said in the past 24 hours that militants in Western Ghouta are about to hand over three villages to Syrian Army troops to be then relocated to militant-held regions in Idlib province, a military source said.

“Militants in the villages of Beir Timah, Beit Saber and Kafr Hour have agreed to hand over their villages to the government forces,” the source said, and added, “In return, the Damascus government is to provide a safe passage for the militants and their families to move to Idlib province.”

Also on Wednesday, the Syrian army sent more soldiers and military hardware to Wadi al-Bardi region in Western Ghouta to reinvigorate its front for the final phase of a large-scale operation against Fatah al-Sham Front.

The army forwarded more troops and military equipment to Wadi al-Bardi region to kick off the final phase of a massive operation to liberate the region from Fatah al-Sham if the terrorists refuse to surrender.

According to reports, fierce clashes are underway between the army and Fatah al-Sham fighters in Wadi al-Bardi region, while other units of the army and the country’s air force are pounding terrorists’ movements and gatherings in the villages of Basimeh, Ein al-Khazreh and Ein al-Fijeh and their surroundings.

Fatah al-Sham Commander in Wadi al-Bardi Abu Hashim al-Tali confirmed in his tweeter account that Fatah al-Sham is still in the region, calling on them to resist, while other terrorist groups in a statement denied presence of Fatah al-Sham militants in Wadi al-Bardi.

Senior commander of Jeish al-Islam terrorist group Ali Abdul Baqi also said that his forces will be dispatched to Wadi al-Bardi to back militants in this region.

Homs

Military sources said ISIL has started retreating from large swathes of land in Eastern Homs after its militants came under massive artillery and missile fire and sustained heavy casualties.

The sources said that the army’s artillery and missile attacks inflicted a large number of casualties on ISIL in T4 airbase and its nearby region, causing the militant group to withdraw its forces from the battlefield to evade more casualties.

The sources further added that the army soldiers continued heavy artillery attacks on ISIL’s retreating forces as they were withdrawing to regions deep in Eastern Homs and inflicted a growing number of casualties on the terrorists, forcing the militants to move further back to regions West of Palmyra (Tadmur).

Russian and Syrian fighter jets also launched continued airstrikes on ISIL’s movements on roads from Homs to Raqqa.

Also in the past 24 hours, a number of militants of Fatah al-Sham Front, including a notorious field commander, were killed in Syrian Army troops’ offensives on terrorist centers in Northwestern Homs.

The army men engaged in fierce clashes with terrorists in the villages of Jawalik, Seneisel and al-Mahatah, while the army’s artillery units shelled the movements and gatherings of militants, killing at least seven militants in the villages of Jawalik and al-Mahatah and destroying a vehicle.

A military source said that Mohammad Qasim al-Hajj, the senior commander of terrorists, was killed in the clashes.

The army soldiers also targeted terrorists’ centers in Qarnateh in Northern Homs and Borj Qaei in the Western part of the province, inflicting major losses on the militants.

Idlib

Over 20 Fatah al-Sham militants, including several notorious field commanders, were killed in an airstrike in Northwestern Idlib.

“At least 25 Nusra terrorists, including their senior commanders attending a meeting in their command center, were killed in an airstrike by unidentified fighter jets on a main military base of Fatah al-Sham near the town of Sarmada in Northwestern Idlib,” several local and media activists reported on Wednesday.

Raqqa

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) continued to hit ISIL’s positions West of Ein Issa town, driving the terrorist group back from five more villages in the region.

The SDF advanced against ISIL near Tal al-Saman West of Ein Issa and drove ISIL out of the villages of Shali, Dahlan, Ariv and Arbu after hours of non-stop clashes and killing tens of militants.

The Kurdish fighters also advanced against ISIL near the villages of Qaderiyeh and Kardoshan and captured the village of Hanhoud in the Northern side of these two villages.

Kurdish sources said that the SDF had driven ISIL out of 110 villages in the course of the Euphrates Rage Operation in Raqqa province from November 5 to Tuesday.

Lattakia

Militants in two more towns laid down arms and joined the nationwide peace agreement with the Syrian government in the last 24 hours, the Russian Peace Coordination Center in Syria announced in a statement on Wednesday.

“Militants in two more towns in Lattakia province inked reconciliation agreements with the Syrian government,” the Russian Center said.

“Now the total number of the cities, towns, regions and villages that have thus far joined peace plan stands at 1,086,” it added.

Syria: ISIL Retreats from Vast Areas West of Palmyra

Syria: ISIL Retreats from Vast Areas West of Palmyra

    (FNA)- Military sources said ISIL has started retreating from large swathes of land in Eastern Homs after its militants came under massive artillery and missile fire and sustained heavy casualties.

The sources said that the army’s artillery and missile attacks inflicted a large number of casualties on ISIL in T4 airbase and its nearby region, causing the militant group to withdraw its forces from the battlefield to evade more casualties.

The sources further added that the army soldiers continued heavy artillery attacks on ISIL’s retreating forces as they were withdrawing to regions deep in Eastern Homs and inflicted a growing number of casualties on the terrorists, forcing the militants to move further back to regions West of Palmyra (Tadmur).

Russian and Syrian fighter jets also launched continued airstrikes on ISIL’s movements on roads from Homs to Raqqa.

Also, the ISIL 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 on Tuesday.

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.

Syrian Air Force Blows Up Tens of ISIL Oil Tanker Trucks in Deir Ezzur

Syrian Air Force Blows Up Tens of ISIL Oil Tanker Trucks in Deir Ezzur

 (FNA)- Tens of ISIL oil tankers were destroyed in the Syrian airstrikes in Deir Ezzur province.

The Syrian intelligence forces monitored the terrorists’ moves in the Eastern parts of Deir Ezzur and the oil-rich region of al-Abed and provided the Air Force with intelligence on the whereabouts of tens of ISIL oil tanker trucks.

The Syrian fighter jets then targeted the ISIL oil tanker trucks by pounding them several times and destroyed tens of them.

Also, dozens of other oil trucks were filling their tanks when they were targeted by the Syrian warplanes.

At least 40 ISIL terrorists were killed and tens of others were wounded during the operations.

In recent months, the Syrian and Russian air campaign have destroyed a large number of oil extraction, refining and pumping facilities in the territories controlled by terrorists in Syria, as well as thousands of tanker trucks used to deliver the oil products.

The terrorists have lost their main source of revenues from the illegal sale of oil, which, in turn, has limited their possibilities for the purchase of armaments, ammunition and the provision of money allowance to Takfiri militants.

A French fact-finding committee said on July in a report that the ISIL terrorist group has been facing very bad financial situation in 2016, while the number of its forces has been continuously decreasing in the recent months too.

“In 2015, the ISIL terrorist group earned over $3bln in Iraq and Syria, including $600mln from exports of crude oil and $300mln from gas, but after the ISIL-held regions, specially energy-rich regions, shrank the group faced sharp decline in its revenues,” the report, carried out by 60 journalists and activists, said.

“The ISIL had to find new sources of income. Trafficking of drugs, smuggling of historical monuments, looting museums, imposing high taxes on consumption of water and electricity stood atop the ISIL’s new resources of revenues,” the report added.

“ISIL earned around 900,000,000 euros from different taxes and also 150 million of dollars from trade of cigarettes and narcotics,” the report said, adding, “In the meantime, the ISIL that had around 30,000 of fighters in 2015, now in the middle of 2016 has only 12,000 combatants in the battlefields in Iraq and Syria.”

A captured militant from ISIL terrorist group who spoke to Sputnik news agency on January has bolstered claims that Turkey is involved in illegal oil deals with the Takfiri group up to the hilt.

24-year-old Mahmud Ghazi Tatar had revealed details about Turkey’s alleged oil links to the terrorist group.

“At the training camp in May 2015, our commander told us that the group sells fuel to Turkey. That income covers ISIL’s costs. The oil trucks crossing into Turkey every day carry crude oil, as well as petrol,” he said, adding that the ISIL group has enough oil to last them a long time.

“ISIL also receives lots of supplies from Turkey and Arab countries,” the captured militant confirmed.

The Russian defense ministry had also announced that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his family members are directly involved in illegal oil deliveries from ISIL oil fields in Syria.

Turkey’s leadership, including President Erdogan and his family, is involved in illegal oil trade with ISIL militants, the Russian Defense Ministry had said, stressing that Turkey is the final destination for oil smuggled from Syria and Iraq.

Satellite and drone images showed hundreds and hundreds of oil trucks moving from ISIL-held territory to Turkey to reach their destination at Turkish refineries and ports controlled by Turkish president’s family.

Syria in Last 24 Hours: Army, Air Force Inflict Heavy Losses on Terrorists in Northern Hama

Syria in Last 24 Hours: Army, Air Force Inflict Heavy Losses on Terrorists in Northern Hama

The terrorists sustained heavy losses in the Syrian army’s attacks and air raids by the country’s warplanes.

The Syrian army also continued its advances in other key provinces across Syria.

Hama

Syrian Army troops and the country’s fighter jets targeted the positions of Fatah al-Sham Front (previously known as the al-Nusra Front) in at least 19 different regions in Northern Hama, inflicting tens of casualties on the militants.

The army targeted terrorists’ gatherings and positions in the towns and villages of Souran, Tal (hill) Hawash, Kafr Maboudeh, al-Qasabiyeh, Taybat al-Imam, al-Latamina, Kafr Awid, Karsaha, Tarmala, Tal al-Naseriyeh, Morek, Halfaya, al-Lahaya, Albuyizeh, Khirbet al-Hajameh, Latmin, and East of Jabin in Northern Hama, killing tens of terrorists and destroying their armored and military vehicles.

The Syrian air force also carried out ten combat sorties over terrorists’ concentration centers in Tal Othman, its surroundings and al-Baneh in Northwestern Hama, killing tens of militants.

The army men also seized a truck of militants carrying arms and ammunition in agricultural development crossroad in the Eastern countryside of Hama.

Hama Governor Qassan Khalaf disclosed on Tuesday that the Syrian army is paving the ground for seizing back the strategic towns of Taybat a-Imam and Halfaya in the Northern part of his province.

“After the terrorists seized control of the villages and farms in Northern Hama and displaced their residents, the Syrian army managed to recapture those regions and push back the militants; now the army units are readying to seize back Taybat al-Imam and Halfaya towns both of which are close to the city of Mahrada,” Khalaf told FNA.

He noted that the terrorists have taken control of many regions in Northern Hama, including al-Kabariya, Ma’an, Khafsin, al-Talissiya, Ma’ardes and Souran.

Khalaf pointed to a terrorist attack which took place in the town of Ma’ardes, and said, “In terrorist blasts conducted by three suicide bombers in al-Asi square, one terrorist was killed and two others blew up themselves.”

The Hama governor said that life is back to normal in Ma’ardes town.

Homs

Syrian Army soldiers and warplanes hit hard the positions of ISIL and Fatah al-Sham Front (previously known as the al-Nusra Front) in Eastern and Northern Homs, inflicting heavy losses on the militants.

The army soldiers targeted the bases and gatherings of the terrorists in the town of Talbiseh in Northern Homs, killing several militants and destroying their bases, arms and ammunition.

The Syrian air force also bombed the positions of ISIL and Fatah al-Sham in the villages of Rahoum, al-Mosheirefeh al-Janoubi, Huweises, East of the ancient city of Palmyra (Tadmur) in Eastern Homs, and the towns of al-Rastan, Talbiseh, al-Qantou and al-Sa’an al-Aswad in Northern Homs, leaving a number of terrorists dead or wounded, including non-Syrians.

Terrorists’ military hardware and vehicles also sustained major damage.

Meantime the Syrian military forces warded off another major ISIL attack on their defense lines in Eastern Homs after inflicting several casualties on the terrorists on Monday.

Army soldiers repelled ISIL’s offensive on their positions near the village of Maksar al-Hassan, 75 kilometers away from Homs city, in the Eastern part of the province, killing most of the group’s members, while the remaining pockets of ISIL fighters fled the battlefield towards the depth of al-Badiyeh (desert).

Meanwhile, other units of the army targeted the gatherings and military vehicles of ISIL in al-Salam al-Gharbi, al-Soltaniyeh and the village of Rahoum in Eastern Homs, destroying their vehicles.

The army soldiers also launched precise strikes at the bases and concentration centers of Fatah al-Sham Front in the villages and towns of Joureh Hasyan, Abu al-Anz farms, Ein Iss, Wadi Salim and al-Qantou in Northern Homs and Um Sharshouh and Tal (hill) Abu al-Sanasel in the Northwestern part of the province, killing and wounding a number of militants and destroying their equipment.

Also, the army soldiers destroyed a gathering of the terrorists in Tal (hill) Zahab in al-Houleh region, inflicting tens of casualties on the militants.

Idlib

Syrian Air Force carried out tens of sorties over the terrorists’ supply roads in Idlib and Hama provinces to block transfer of fresh fighters, weapons and ammunition to Aleppo.

The Syrian fighter jets carried out a fresh round of air assaults along the militant-controlled part of the Aleppo-Damascus Highway near the towns of Saraqib and Ma’arat al-Nu’aman in Idlib province, destroying a number of military vehicles en route to the Aleppo province.

Lattakia

A number of terrorists were killed and their armored vehicles were destroyed in the Syrian army air and ground assault in Northern Lattakia.

A number of terrorists were killed and their armored vehicles were destroyed in Syrian airstrikes on their gatherings in Maranah, Karfous and Kabana.

In the meantime, the army soldiers stormed terrorists’ defense liens in the surroundings of al-Hayat Farm in Northern Lattakia, killing and wounding a number of terrorists and destroying one of their vehicles and a major part of an arms and ammunition depot.

Dara’a

Syrian Army soldiers stormed the concentration centers of Fatah al-Sham Front in Dara’a city and in Northwestern part of the province, destroying their military equipment.

The army soldiers hit hard the positions of Fatah al-Sham in al-Nazeheen Camp and al-Kark neighborhood in Dara’a al-Balad district, killing or wounding several militants.

The army men also targeted the gatherings of the terrorists North of the grain silo in al-Yadoudeh town, killing a number of them and destroying their military vehicles.

Syrian Army Liberates Strategic Areas of Military Academies in Aleppo

 

 Syrian army's assault on southwest Aleppo

   Syrian Army troops along with militias completely liberated from terrorists the territory of the Air Force school and logistics support college in the south of Aleppo, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported from the scene.

   Another stage of the military assault in the areas of higher military institutions began on Sunday night. At the moment, only a part of the artillery school remains under the control of terrorists.

     “Air Force school and logistics support college are [under] our [control]. It is necessary to clean up the artillery [school]. This is an important and strategic step for the liberation of the entire city of Aleppo from terrorists,” a brigade commander of a militia group told RIA Novosti.

   Syria has been mired in civil war since 2011, with government forces loyal to President Bashar Assad fighting numerous opposition factions and extremist groups. On February 27, a US-Russia brokered ceasefire came into force in Syria. Terrorist groups, which maintain a heavy presence in Aleppo, are not part of the deal.