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Battlefield’s News

The Syrian Arab Army has inflicted heavy casualties upon terrorists in stepped-up operations carried out all across the country, with dozens killed in al-Zabadani alone.

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IDLEB

Idleb, 21-22 July 2015

The army’s air force destroys dens and vehicles of “Jabhat al-Nusra” in Abu al-Dohor, al-Tiraa, al-Majas, Binish, Tal’as, Jisr al-Shougur and Ariha in Idleb countryside.

Scores of terrorists were killed and a number of their vehicles and hideouts were destroyed in the process.

Idleb, 19 July 2015

In the neighboring Idleb province, the army air force targeted gatherings of terrorists and destroyed their
vehicles that were equipped with heavy machineguns in Abu al-Duhour town and the villages of Um Jerin, al-Mjass, Qare’ al-Ghazal and al-Tur’a in the eastern countryside of the northern Idleb province, a military source told SANA on Sunday.

Many terrorists were killed in the army strikes, most of them from Jabhat al-Nusra and the so-called “Ahrar al-Sham Movement”.

In the southwestern countryside of Idleb province, the army air force hit gatherings of terrorists and targeted their movements in the villages of Bzeit, Jannet al-Qura and Taoum to the southeast of Jisr al-Shughour city.

Tens of the terrorists’ vehicles with all arms, ammunitions and equipment onboard were destroyed.

Idleb, 18 July 2015

In the neighboring Idleb province, some 13 Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists were killed in an operation carried out by an army unit in the surroundings of al-Sararif in Jisr al-Shughour area in the countryside of the northern Idleb province, according to a military source.

The source later told SANA that the AirForce carried out a series of airstrikes on concentrations of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in the villages of Bizeit and Jannat al-Qura in Jisr al-Shughour, killing and injuring a number of terrorists and destroying their weapons and ammo.

Meanwhile, field sources told SANA that army units targeted gatherings of terrorists from the so-called “Jaish al-Fatih” and destroyed mortar launchers and vehicles in M’artamsarin.

The Air Force also destroyed a number of terrorists’ hideouts in Abu al-Dohour, Umm Jarin, al-Majas, and Qar’ al-Ghazal. Scores of terrorists were killed and their weaponry and munitions were destroyed in the process.

Idleb, 17 July 2015

In the neighboring Idleb province, the army air force destroyed several hideouts, killing terrorists inside them in Abu al-Duhour, M’artamsarin, Kafr Oweid and Jannet al-Qura in the countryside.

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HAMA

Hama, 21-22 July 2015

Army and Armed Forces units directed concentrated strikes on a hideout for Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in the town of Qastoun, which is located around 90km northwest of Hama city, killing at least 38 terrorists, most of them foreigners.

A military source told SANA that among the dead terrorists was a leader of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization in Idleb province, the Saudi terrorist Mohammad Khaled al-Khaled, nicknamed “Abu Dujana,” along with Iraqi terrorists Saeed Ali Naous.

Another army unit carried out a special operation in the town of al-Amiqa and the nearby hill in the province’s northwestern countryside, killing 12 terrorists, most of them foreigners.

Among the dead terrorists were Rashed Zahd Nemer from Chechnya, Mohammad Muaz al-Khazami from Jordan, and Asaad Mahmoud Fares from Egypt.

Hama, 19 July 2015

In the neighboring Hama province, army units destroyed terrorists’ hideouts and vehicles, killing a number of them,
in al-Hwash and Atshan villages and in the area surrounding Khirbet al-Naqous village in the northern countryside of the central Hama province.

Another army unit carried out intensive operations against terrorists’ positions in Aqrab village, destroying several of their vehicles and hideouts and leaving a number of them killed or wounded.

To the east of Hama city, the army killed a number of terrorists and destroyed vehicles equipped with machineguns in al-Rahjan village.

An army unit targeted dens of ISIS terrorists, killing many of them and destroying their ammo, weapons and vehicles, in al-Qastal al-Wistani village.

A number of ISIS terrorists were killed and many of their vehicles were destroyed in Jabal al-Balaas in the area between Eqeirbat town and Palmyra city.

Army units, in cooperation with the popular defense groups, killed many ISIS terrorists and destroyed vehicles equipped with heavy machineguns to the east of al-Mafkar village.

Hama, 18 July 2015

In the neighboring Hama province, an army unit targeted a convoy of vehicles for Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists moving on Skeik-Atshan road near the administrative borders with Idleb province.

The Air Force destroyed a number of terrorists’ hideouts and vehicles in Atshan, al-Rahjan, al-Mafkar, and Aqrab in Hama countryside, killing many terrorists and destroying their weapons, ammo, and vehicles.

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HASAKA

Hasaka, 22 July 2015

Army units assumed control of the vicinity of the vegetables company and a number of building blocks surrounding the cemetery at the outskirts of Ghweiran neighborhood in Hasaka city after inflicting heavy losses upon the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS)terrorists organization in personnel and equipment, field sources in Hasaka told SANA Tuesday.

The sources added that the Army units, in cooperation with the national supportive groups, continued their precise operations against ISIS hideouts in the Industrial Institute, Schools gathering, Transport Department, Water Projects vicinity towards al-Zuhour neighborhood and the Youth Housing.

The sources said that the clash, erupted Monday night, resulted in the killing of a number of ISIS terrorists in al-Nashwa al-Sharqiyeh, in parallel with the army continued operations against the terrorists’ hideouts in al-Nashwa Vellat, al-Sharia, al-Zuhour neighborhood, asserting that the army was able to completely paralyzing the movement of the terrorist organization in the areas.

In the eastern part, of Hasaka city, the national supportive groups in the area detonated a car bomb for ISIS terrorists before reaching al-Falaha neighborhood, killing the suicidal terrorist who was driving it and causing material dame at the area.

Hasaka, 21 July 2015

Army units in cooperation with the national supportive groups in Hasaka eastern province continued their precise operations against buildings stretching at the southeastern parts of Ghweiran neighborhood, where terrorists of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria “ISIS”, who fled from the al-Villat al-Homr and other areas, are positioning.

Field sources told SANA Monday that army operations concentrated on the destruction of the remaining positions of the terrorists at the last parts of the neighborhood.

A number of snipers positioning in the building blocks in the area were killed, and 12 bodies of ISIS terrorists were discovered at the surroundings of the cemetery, the sources added.

Military operations continued at al-Nashwa al-Gharbiyeh and al-Sharqiyeh and al-Sharia neighborhoods and the building blocks opposite to al-Lailiyeh neighborhood, according to the sources.

The sources said that ISIS terrorists are trying to flee in the direction of the youth housing compound and al-Zuhour neighborhood after the army has imposed a full siege on them and cuts off their supply routes.

Hasaka, 19 July 2015

In the northeastern Hasaka province, an army unit clashed with ISIS terrorists positioned in building blocks near
the cemetery in the southeastern side of Ghweiran neighborhood in Hasaka city.

Field sources told SANA that the clashes left a number of terrorists killed, while the rest were hemmed in in separate sites in the surroundings of the cemetery.

Sporadic clashes also break out between the army units and the national backup forces on one hand and ISIS terrorists on the other on the outskirts of the neighborhoods of al-Nashwa al-Gharbiyeh and al-Nashwa Villat and the youth housing compound.

The terrorists suffered casualties during the clashes, according to the sources.

Hasaka, 18 July 2015

In the northeastern Hasaka province, an army unit, aided by the national backup forces, targeted hideouts of ISIS
terrorists in the southeastern side of Ghweiran neighborhood in Hasaka city, according to field sources.

Many of the terrorists were killed and an arms and ammunition depot was destroyed in the operations, said the sources, noting that some terrorists managed to flee towards al-Villat al-Homr neighborhood.

In the same context, the army units in al-Villat al-Homr killed at least 15 terrorists, destroyed their arms and ammunition and continued hunting down fleeing terrorists in the neighborhood.

They also continued combing operations to dismantle explosive devices planted by ISIS terrorists in the neighborhood.

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ALEPPO

Aleppo, 22 July 2015

A military source told SANA that army units destroyed terrorist hideouts in Deir Hafer, Manbej, Mayer, Kafr Hamra, Bianoun, Bani Zeid, al-Shwaihneh, Salah Eddin, Karm al-Trab, and al-Maiser in Aleppo and its countryside.

The source added that the army operations ended with the killing of a number of terrorists, the majority of them from Jabhat al-Nusra.

Aleppo, 21 July 2015

Army units killed and injured scores of terrorists in Kifr Da’el, Bayanoon, al-Bab, Manbej, Rasm al-Abboud, al-Rashidin, al-Mansoura, al-Sakhour, Bab al-Hadid and near the villages of Nubbul and al-Zahraa in Aleppo.

Earlier, the Syrian Arab Army’s Air Force destroyed terrorists’ hideouts and concentrations in the surrounds of the Scientific Research Center to the west of Aleppo city.

A number of terrorists were killed in the airstrikes, including Yehya Abu Subh, Hasan Sabbagh, and Mohamed Malek Ameen.

Another Army unit destroyed a training camp for the “Sultan Murad Brigade” terrorist group in al-Hullak neighborhood in Aleppo city, eliminating all the terrorists in it along with all their weapons, munitions, and equipment.

Aleppo, 19 July 2015

In the northern Aleppo province, an army unit killed all members of a terrorist group that attempted to infiltrate from al-Khabieh market into al-Sweiqeh area in Old Aleppo in the city.

Army units also targeted terrorists’ positions in several neighborhoods in Aleppo city, inflicting losses and casualties in their ranks.

The operations took place in the neighborhoods of Bani Zaid, al-Rashidin, al-Sukkari, Bab al-Nairab, al-Salihin, al-Jazmati roundabout and al-Lairamoun.

The military source also confirmed that gatherings and movements of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists were targeted in the towns of Bianoun, Hayan and Ritian and in Hreitan city and Qal’et Najm village in the northern countryside of Aleppo province.

Several terrorists’ hideouts and some vehicles equipped with machine guns were destroyed during army operations in the towns of Maer and Kafr Hamra and in Daret Ezza city in the northwestern countryside.

Army units also eliminated gatherings of ISIS terrorists in the surroundings of the Air Force Academy, located on the highway leading to the northeastern Raqqa province.

Aleppo, 18 July 2015

Syrian Arab Army units killed a number of terrorist and injured others, most of them from Jabhat al-Nusra organization, and destroyed their vehicles that were equipped with machineguns in the villages of al-Mansoura, Anjara, Khan Touman and the cities of al-Atareb and Daret Ezza in the countryside of Aleppo province.

Other army units targeted terrorists’ hideouts and movements and destroyed their vehicles, killing all those on board, in the villages of Ebtin, al-Wudeiha and al-Ameriyeh in the southern countryside of the province.

Heavy losses were inflicted upon Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in personnel and equipment in special army operations that targeted their hideouts in Khawabi al-Assal and Khan al-Assal in the southwestern countryside.

More terrorists were killed and their vehicles were destroyed in Azaz city and the towns of Hreitan and Biyanoun towns on the international highway leading to Turkey.

Army units targeted hideouts of ISIS terrorists, killing a number of them and destroying their arms and equipment, in the vicinity of Air Force Academy in the eastern countryside, and later in the afternoon the Army’s Air Force carried out a series of airstrikes targeting concentrations and movements of ISIS in the Academy’s surrounds, killing many terrorists and destroying machinegun-equipped vehicles.

In Aleppo city, many Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists were killed and their arms and ammunition were destroyed in the Old City and the neighborhoods of al-Rashidin, Bab al-Neirab, al-Salehin, al-Sukkari, al-Jazmati Roundabout, and in the direction of al-Lairamoun, Bani Zeid, and al-Khalediyeh.

Aleppo, 17 July 2015

Army units completely foiled terrorists’ infiltration attempts in the southern countryside of Aleppo province, according to the military source.

The source said the army members clashes with terrorists who tried to infiltrate the areas of Jabal al-Qarh, Jabal al-Batmeh, Jabal Azzan and Haddadin.

Most of the terrorists were killed, the rest fled away and their vehicles were destroyed as a result of the clashes.

The source added that a terrorists’ attack on Kweires Airport, 40 km to the east of Aleppo city, was frustrated as the army units defending the airport repelled terrorists who tried to infiltrate and attack it, leaving large numbers of them killed or injured.

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DARAA

Daraa, 22 July 2015

An army unit bombarded an armed terrorist group in al-Ghariyeh al-Sharqiyeh in the northeastern countryside of the southern province of Daraa, killing all its members, including the group’s self-claimed leader Ibrahim Ghazaleh, nicknamed Abu Shahab.

The source added that a number of the terrorist organizations’ members killed an injured in the army precise operations against their hideouts in the village of Kharab al-Shahem.

Daraa, 21 July 2015

Army units killed and injured a number of Jabhat al-Nusra and other Takfiri terrorist organizations’ members and destroyed their vehicles after monitoring their movements in Saida village and the eastern quarter of al-Nua’ima town in the eastern countryside of the southern province of Daraa.

A military source told SANA Monday that scores of terrorists were killed and injured in the army operations against their hideouts to the westof al-Yadodeh village in the northwestern countryside of the province.

In Daraa al-Balad neighborhood, the army units destroyed, in precise blows, terrorists’ positions and vehicles, some equipped with machineguns, on the meteorology-al-Sad road.

Meanwhile, Takfiri terrorist organizations admitted on their social media websites the killing of a number of their members, among them terrorist Ahmad Mohammad Khair Shahadeh al-Masalmeh.

Daraa, 19 July 2015

The army carried out operations against dens of “Jabhat al-Nusra” and “al-Muthana Islamic Movement” in Kafar Shams town in the far northwest of Daraa.

The army killed many terrorists, injured others and destroyed many vehicles during the operations.

Meanwhile, an army unit destroyed terrorists’ hideouts and caused heavy losses to their ranks in al-Na’ima town.

Another army unit also destroyed dens and vehicles in al-Zaitoun fields , al-ٍSad Road in Daraa al-Balad neighborhood and the area surrounding al-Quneitra school in al-Naziheen Camp.

The army killed many terrorists and destroyed a mortar launcher in Tal al-Zmitia and a bulldozer in Makas al-Hajar.

Daraa, 17 July 2015

A military source told SANA that Army units destroyed terrorist organizations’ hideouts and eliminated many terrorists in Aqraba, Kafr Shams, and west of Antar hill in Daraa countryside.

Other army units eliminated two terrorist groups and destroyed their weapons and ammo in the western neighborhood of Bosra al-Cham and on the road between al-Yadouda and al-Mastara in the province’s countryside.

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QUNEITRA

Quneitra, 21-22 July 2015

In the neighboring province of Quneitra, an army unit carried out an operation in which a number of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists were killed and injured in Oum Batena village in the eastern countryside of the province.

Later, a military source said that an army unit destroyed terrorists’ vehicles, some of which equipped with machineguns, in Oum Batena.

Another army unit destroyed hideouts for Takfiri terrorist organizations, killing and injuring many of their members in Abu Shatta village in the northern countryside of the province.

The army also destroyed terrorists’ hideout in Mashara in Quneitra’s eastern countryside, near Daraa, and killed all terrorists in it.

Quneitra, 19 July 2015

In southern Syria, An army unit killed a number of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists and destroyed their arms in a special operation targeting their dens in the villages of Ufania and Abu Shattah near Jabata al-Khashab in the northern countryside of Quneitra province.

Army unit also struck with heavy artillery a convoy of terrorists, destroying more than 30 vehicles and killing dozens of terrorists in Um Batina village in Quneitra countryside.

Another army unit targeted terrorists’ hideouts in Um Batina village, 6km to the east of Quneitar city, inflicting heavy losses upon the terrorists in personnel and equipment.

Quneitra, 17 July 2015

Many terrorists were killed and an ammunition depot was destroyed during army operations to the west of Mas’hara Hill, Bir Ajam and al-Hamidiyeh in the countryside of the southern Quneitra province.

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DAMASCUS Countryside

Damascus Countryside, 22 July 2015

A military source announced on Tuesday afternoon that the last of the concentrations of terrorists in al-Zabadani plain southwest of Damascus city have been eliminated.

The source told SANA that Syrian Arab Army units, in cooperation with the Lebanese resistance, established full control over the entirety of al-Zabadani plain, which has an overall area of around 60 square kilomteters, after eliminating large numbers of terrorists from Jabhat al-Nusra and “Ahrar al-Cham Islamic Movement” terrorist organizations.

The source said that full control has been established over Barada road, which is located in the southwestern part of the plain and which had been a vital movement and supply route for terrorists in the area, adding that this step contributed to establishing control over the southern entrances of al-Zabadani city, and limits the terrorists’ ability to move and maneuver.

The source also said that a workshop for manufacturing explosive devices was destroyed during canvassing operations in al-Zabadani plain, and that several IEDs planted by terrorists have been found, with engineering units dismantling dozens of IEDs, some of which had a yield of around 1 ton.

Earlier, a military source said that an army unit repelled terrorist groups that tried to attack a military post in the countryside of al-Zabadani city, killing most of the attacking terrorists including Wassim Ashour, Rami al-Zughbi, Abad al-Ali Kamal-Eddin, Mohammad Fawaz al-Err, Ali al-Shibli and Mustafa Ahmad al-Durra al-Fallah.

The Army’s Air Force also carried out airstrikes targeting hideouts and concentrations of Jabhat al-Nusra and affiliated terrorist groups in al-Zabadani city, killing a number of terrorists and destroying their weapons and equipment.

In the same context, the army air force destroyed a den with self-claimed leaders of terrorist groups  inside it in Jobar neighborhood in Damascus Countryside.

Two armed terrorist organizations’ heavy machineguns-equipped vehicles were destroyed in the army air force strikes against their gatherings in Bir Tamr in Abu al- Shamat area in the countryside of Damascus.

Damascus Countryside, 21 July 2015

An army unit, in cooperation with the Lebanese Resistance, eliminated a terrorist group on al-Hasba road in  al-Zabadani city in Damascus countryside.

Leaders of terrorist organizations were killed and injured in a series of airstrikes targeting their dens in al-Ara Square, Selan Roundabout, and al- Jisr in al-Zabadani.

Later, a military source told SANA that army units, in cooperation with the Lebanese resistance, continued to advance in al-Zabadani in several directions, establishing control over al-Kallaseh trail, Hasbeh trail, and al-Kassara meadow after eliminating scores of terrorists and destroying their weapons and ammo.

Meanwhile, a unit of the army and armed forces destroyed a car carrying a number of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in the surroundings of Khan al-Sheeh town in Damascus Countryside.

In al-Ghouta, the army’s air force destroyed an ammunition depot and a rocket launcher for the Takfiri terrorist organizations in Erbin town in the Eastern Ghouta area in Damascus countryside.

SANA reporter said that an army unit killed 5 terrorists in Erbin town as another army unit destroyed terrorists’ den and killed all terrorists inside it in Beit Sawa farms to the east of Erbin.

In Douma, the army killed members of “Jaish al-Islam” in al-Hijaria and Alyia farms, Suheib al-Sa’or, Amir Daoud, Abdo al-Tawil, Obeida Haron, Hamod al-Shalit and Adnan al-Rais were identified  among the dead.

The army also destroyed terrorists’ hideout inside Douma city and eliminated a number of terrorists, Mahmoud al-Hanafi and “Abu al-Layith al-Naib” were identified among the dead.

An Army unit clashed with an armed terrorist group in the area surrounds Mosaab Bin Omair mosque in Harasta, killing and injuring a number of terrorists.

In the southwest of Damascus Countryside, an army unit sent intensive strikes against gatherings of “Jabhat al-Nusra” in the area surrounding Khan al-Sheih town.

Al-Zabadani, Damascus Countryside, 19 July 2015

An Army unit, in cooperation with Lebanese resistance, established control over Darb al-Sham and Boukin hill in al-Zabadani city and tightened its grip on al-Zabadani plain in Damascus Countryside after eliminating a number of terrorists.

The army killed a number of terrorists and destroyed big quantities of weapons and munitions.

Mahmoud Nakroush and Tarek Hafez were identified among the dead terrorists.

Earlier, an army unit and the Lebanese Resistance also killed 20 terrorists who were trying to flee al-Zabadani city to the north-west of Damascus, according to a military source.

The source told SANA that weapons and ammunition in the possession of the terrorists, who were mostly from Jabhat al-Nusra, were destroyed in the operation.

Damascus Countryside, 18 July 2015

At least 40 terrorists were killed on Saturday in an ambush carried out by an army unit and the Lebanese Resistance in al-Zabadani city to the north-west of Damascus.

A military source told SANA that the ambush left other terrorists wounded and large amounts of their weapons, ammunition and equipment destroyed.

Meanwhile, an Army unit destroyed a 150-meters-long tunnel which terrorists had been using to move around and store weapons and ammo near a military site in Harasta town in Damascus Countryside.

A military source told SANA that the unit destroyed the tunnel in a special operation, killing scores of terrorists that were hiding inside it and destroying a large amount of weapons and ammo.

Another unit destroyed three weapon and ammo caches in the farms of Harasta in the direction of the nearby town of Douma, while in the southwestern countryside, other units targeted with artillery concentrations of terrorists in the villages of Beit Jinn, Hasno, al-Khazrajiye, and al-Maqrussa, killing a number of terrorists and injuring others.

Damascus Countryside, 17 July 2015

An army unit killed almost all members of three terrorist groups in al-Zabadani area in Damascus Countryside.

Army units killed a number of terrorists in Beit Jinn, Maghr al-Mir and Khan al-Sheeh farms.

In Zabadani, Army units in cooperation with the Lebanese resistance clashed with a number of armed terrorist groups in the city, eliminating all members of three terrorist groups and destroying their weaponry and munitions.

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DEIR EZZOR

Deir Ezzor, 22 July 2015

An army unit destroyed an armored vehicle belonging to ISIS terrorists in the  surroundings of Deir Ezzor Airport, killing all those on board.

Deir Ezzor, 19 July 2015

The army’s air force destroyed a number of ISIS vehicles in al-Mre’ea, al-Jafara in Deir Ezzor and killed many terrorists.

Deir Ezzor, 18 July 2015

An army unit, aided by the popular defense groups, destroyed a hideout for so -called “leaders” within ISIS in al-Mayadeen town in the countryside of the eastern Deir Ezzor province, killing 13 terrorists, some of them foreigners.

The Saudi terrorist Bandar Hamed Abdullah al-Zaydeh was identified among the dead.

Deir Ezzor, 17 July 2015

A number of ISIS terrorists were killed and their vehicles were destroyed in army air strikes that targeted their gatherings in the villages of al-Mrei’iyeh and al-Jafreh in the countryside of the eastern Deir Ezzor province.

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HOMS

Homs, 22 July 2015

An army unit destroyed a vehicle equipped with a machine gun and killed a number of terrorists and injured others in the vicinity of al-Heir al-Gharbi Palace in the western countryside of Palmyra, a military source told SANA.

In the northern countryside of Palmyra, another army unit killed many of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists and destroyed their vehicles in al-Sena’a area in al-Rastan, 20 km to north of Homs.

An army unit also targeted a group of ISIS terrorists, killing all its members north of the quarries in the countryside of Palmyra, Homs province.

Homs, 21 July 2015

The army air force destroyed ISIS hideouts near Palmyra and in Jazal, Jbab Hamad, al-Tafha, Hannoura and Umm Sahrij in Homs countryside.

An army unit targeted and destroyed a car bomb for ISIS terrorists on Basira road to the west of Palmyra.

Homs, 19 July 2015

The army air force targeted in a series of strikes hideouts of ISIS terrorists in Palmyra city and in the areas of Bir Abu Tawala, Rasm al-Tawil, al-Kadim, Marhajan, al-Bardeh, to the north of Wadi Abiyad dam, Shiha, Buraq al-Nashmi and to the north of Tal Nashma in Palmyra countryside in Homs province.

Many ISIS terrorists were killed and their vehicles, which were equipped with machineguns, were destroyed in the air strikes.

Army units inflicted casualties upon ISIS terrorists and losses upon their vehicles as they targeted their positions at the municipalty’s building and in the vicinity of the Justice Palace’s building in Palmyra city.

The army air force also targeted hideouts and movements of ISIS terrorists to the north of al-Shaer and Jazal oil fields, destroying vehicles equipped with machineguns and killing many terrorists.

More ISIS terrorists were killed and their vehicles were destroyed in air strikes on their hideouts and gatherings in al-Shindakhiyeh al-Janoubiyeh, 70 km to the east of Homs.

Homs, 18 July 2015

The Syrian Arab Army’s Air Force destroyed a number of vehicles used by ISIS and eliminated scores of the terrorist organizaiton’s members in a series of airstrikes targeting their hideouts of concentrations north of Sha’er mountain, Abu Tuwala well, and Marhatan in Palmyra countryside, Homs province.

A military source told SANA that airstrikes also resulted in inflicting heavy losses on ISIS terrorists in Palmyra city and north of Wadi Abyad dam, while more terrorists were killed and their weapons were destroyed in airstrikes on ISIS hideouts and movements in al-Kadim and al-Bel’as mountains at the outskirts of al-Badiye desert in the province’s countryside.

Army units, in cooperation with popular defense forces, destroyed gatherings of terrorists in al-Masek valley, Antar mountain, and north of the quarries that are located around 30km southeast of Palmyra city, resuling in the death of many terrorists and in destroying assorted weapons and ammo.

Homs, 17 July 2015

Army units foiled ISIS terrorists’ attempt to infiltrate a military checkpoint in Palmyra countryside, killing and injuring most of the assailants and destroying their weapons and vehicles.

The army also targeted ISIS hideouts and fortifications in al-Muthalath, al-Ma’ale and al-Masek Mount, killing a number of terrorists and destroying two armored vehicles.

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LATTAKIA

Lattakia, 22 July 2015

An army unit foiled an attempt by terrorist groups to infiltrate into al-Sindyan mountain in Lattakia northern countryside, killing a number of terrorists.

Lattakia, 21 July 2015

An army unit eliminated a number of terrorists in al-Zweik and al-Markashlyeh in Lattakia northern countryside.

Lattakia, 19 July 2015

Army units foiled an infiltration attempt by terrorist groups into villages of Beit Zeifa and al-Rahmaliya in Lattakia northern countryside, killing a number of terrorists and destroying an armored vehicle.

Earlier, an Army unit inflicted heavy losses upon terrorists in personnel and equipment during intensive strikes against their dens and gatherings in Tal al-Rashwan to the north of al-Nabi Younes Mountain in Lattakia northern countryside.

Earlier, many terrorists were killed and their vehicles were destroyed in army air strikes that targeted their positions in Jeb al-Ahmar and Kabani in the northern countryside of Lattakia province.

Lattakia, 18 July 2015

An army unit foiled a terrorist group’s attempt to infiltrate Dourin village in the northern countryside of the western Lattakia province.

Lattakia, 17 July 2015

The army established full control over new areas in the northern countryside of Lattakia province, a military source announced on Friday.

Those areas included Beit Zifa and Beit Khaddour villages and al-Sindian Mount, al-Khodr Hill, al-Rahmaliyeh Mount and al-Miqtraniyeh Mount.

The source told SANA that violent clashes took place with the terrorists, who were mostly from Jabhat al-Nusra, before the army units, aided by the popular defense groups managed to take control of those areas.

The clashes left many of the terrorists killed, while tens of them fled away towards the areas near the border with Turkey, according to the source.

Later, a military source said the Army’s Air Force eliminated a number of terrorists, injured others, and destroyed their hideouts and vehicles in Jub al-Ahmar and Arafit in the province’s northern countryside.

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SWEIDA

Sweida, 19-20 July 2015

An army unit thwarted ISIS terrorists’ attempt to infiltrate Bouthina hill around 35km northeast of Sweida city, killing and injuring many of the assailants in the process.

Another unit targeted with concentrated fire hideouts and movements of Jabhat al-Nusra and other terrorists organizations in the surroundings of Sheikh Hussein hill south of al-Tha’ala Airport, inflicting heavy losses upon them.

Military engineering units in cooperation with local defense groups dismantled 3 explosive devices planted by terrorists between the villages of Waqam and aal-Kharsa in al-Lujat area in Sweida north-western countryside.

A source at the governorate told SANA that the devices weighted 11 to 15 kg each and were set to be remotely detonated.

Meanwhile, the military engineering units also dismantled two explosive devices each weighting 15 kg in Sweida’s north-eastern countryside.

Sweida, 18 July 2015

An army unit destroyed several terrorists’ vehicles loaded with weapons moving on Ara-Jbeib road in the southwestern countryside of the southern Sweida province.

Meanwhile, army units clashed with ISIS terrorists who tried to infiltrate al-Haqf village and Bouthaina hill from the direction of al-Qasr and Khirbet Saab villages in the northeastern countryside of the province. Many of the attacking terrorists were killed and their weapons and munitions were destroyed.

Earlier, field sources told SANA that army units clashed with ISIS terrorists who tried to infiltrate al-Haqf village on Thursday night. Most of the terrorists were killed, while the rest retreated towards the villages of al-Qasr, al-Saqiyeh and Rajm al-Dawleh in al-Badia desert.

In another context, two civilians were killed and another was injured as an explosive device blast targeted a car on the road linking the villages of Bouthaina and al-Haqf, according to a source in Sweida province.

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R E L A T E D :

Syria, Hezbollah close to retaking Zabadani as Takfiris surrender

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Syrian troops and fighters of the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah have made new gains in their battle to retake the strategic border town of Zabadani as more Takfiris militants choose to surrender.

Hezbollah’s al-Manar TV reported Thursday that Hezbollah fighters and the Syrian army units managed to completely destroy two new tunnels south of Zabadani.

The underground corridors, which were used by militants as major supply lines for transferring weapons and forces into Zabadani, were branches of a 70-long tunnel which was destroyed on Wednesday in a lightening offensive by Syrian and Hezbollah forces.

The advance in the flashpoint city came amid reports that some militant groups have decided to surrender due to tightening siege on their positions. The allied forces have already established full control over major entrances of Zabadani as well as key plains south of the city.

Before the operation started for retaking the border town three weeks ago, an ultimatum was issued by Hezbollah for the militants to give in.

A report by al-Alam said Thursday that one of terrorist groups operating in the area has asked for a halt in the fighting to start negotiations with the Syrian government.

A highly strategic town in Syria’s Rif Dimashq Province, Zabadani has been a major stronghold of the militant groups like Nusra Front and Ahrar al-Sham. The city has enabled the terrorists to move along the Syrian-Lebanese border and transfer ammunition and forces into areas not far from the Syrian capital Damascus.

The gains in Zabadani came amid increasing success by Syrian forces in other operations with reports suggesting army and air force units have carried out successful attacks on the positions of militants in north and south.

A report by al-Manar said “tens of terrorists” were killed in Syrian army’s operation in central parts of the city of Daraa, the capital of the southwestern province by the same name. Syrian media, including el-Ekhbariyah, also confirmed the report, saying the operation targeted Tel al-Zaatar and Yadouda districts in Daraa.

Militants also suffered a huge blow in the northwestern province of Idlib, where they have imposed a week-long siege on two government-held villages in the area. According to al-Alam, at least 50 terrorist were killed after Syrian fighter jets pounded positions of the militants around Kafraya and Faoua while one of their tanks was completely destroyed during the operation.

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R E L A T E D (ESP) :

Ejército sirio y Hezbolá marcan nuevos avances en Al-Zabadani

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Las fuerzas de Hezbolá y del Ejército sirio logran recuperar el control de varios otros barrios de la ciudad siria de Al-Zabadani, expulsando a grupos terroristas que operaban en esas zonas.

Según fuentes locales sirias, como fruto de operaciones de la noche del lunes en la ciudad suroccidental de Al-Zabadani, fueron expulsados los terroristas del Frente Al-Nusra, afiliado a Al-Qaeda, y Ahrar al-Sham, de tres barrios de esa urbe.

Durante esas operaciones, agregan las fuentes, también fueron abatidos decenas de terroristas y varios otros fueron detenidos por las fuerzas sirias y del Movimiento de Resistencia Islámica de El Líbano (Hezbolá).

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