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Syrian Forces Encircling Militants in Aleppo
Syrian government forces Saturday continued to tighten noose around the militants in the Northern province of Aleppo, informed sources said.
The sources said that the Syrian Army troops launched a fresh round of operations to tighten the siege around the militants groups in al-Zahra region, inflicting heavy losses on the Takfiri terrorists.
Also on Saturday, the army, popular forces and Hezbollah fighters, backed up by Russian fighter bombers, are advancing against the ISIL terrorists in the surrounding areas of the Kuweires Airbase.
The sources said that the Syrian soldiers, the National Defense Forces (NDF) and Lebanese Hezbollah fighters have seized back dozens of buildings in the town of Sheikh Ahmad after taking full control over the Southern and Central regions of the town.
In the meantime, the ISIL positions in Sheikh Ahmad and around the Kuweires airbase have been bombed by the Russian jets, which have resulted in heavy death toll of the terrorists.
The sources further added that the government forces are not very far from the airbase and are soon to end the over two-year-long siege on Kuweires.
ISIL’s Military Facilities, Infrastructures Destroyed in Syrian Jets’ Massive Bombardments in Aleppo Province
Almost all the main positions of the ISIL terrorist group in Aleppo countryside were targeted by the Syrian warplanes and sustained 50 to 100 percent damage, different sources on Saturday.
The sources said that the Syrian bomber jets carried out many sorties over the ISIL centers in the towns of Maskana, Sheikh Ahmad and Um Arkila, and targeted them with scores of missiles and bombs, leaving dozens of the terrorist dead or wounded.
The sources said the terrorist group’s military infrastructure, sites, equipment and weapons were damaged between 50 to 100 percent in the massive air raid.
Earlier today, the army officials in Damascus said that Syrian and Russian warplanes have carried out many sorties over the terrorists’ strongholds in different parts of Aleppo province, inflicting in heavy casualties on the militants.
The source said that most of the positions of the militant groups in the Northern Aleppo province were targeted and destroyed in the massive airstrikes of the Russian and Syrian air forces.
The sources further added that the Saturday air attacks have considerably weakened the militants’ defense lines.
Syrian Army, Hezbollah Retake Full Control over Khan Touman in Aleppo Province
Syrian Army and Hezbollah troops purged all militants from Khan Touman in the Northern province of Aleppo, and seized full control over the town after killing or wounding a large number of the terrorists, informed sources said on Saturday.
Reports said on Friday that the Syrian army troops and Hezbollah forces opened their way into the strategic town of Khan Touman, and after fierce clashes with the terrorists, the town came under full control of the government forces early on Saturday.
The army and the resistance forces killed hundreds of the foreign-backed terrorists in the battle over capturing Khan Touman.
The army and the Hezbollah Friday launched a fresh round of joint operations in South of Aleppo and recaptured farms between the strategic towns of Khan Touman and Qarass.
The sources said that the Syrian Army’s 4th Mechanized Division, in coordination with Hezbollah, Harakat al-Nujaba (Iraqi Hezbollah), the National Defense Forces (NDF), and Kataebat Al-Ba’ath, carried out a successful mission to capture the farms in Southern Aleppo.
The Syrian Armed Forces and Lebanese Resistance surprised the militants of Harakat Noureddine Al-Zinki, Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham, Liwaa Suqour Al-Sham and Al-Nusra Front with an assault at several locations.
With these farms under control, the Syrian Armed Forces and Lebanese Resistance had the ability to attack Khan Touman from two different flanks (East and North); previously, they only had access to the Northern perimeter of the aforementioned town.
The purpose of the Khan Touman offensive is to cutoff the Aleppo-Damascus International Highway that is used by the militants in Idlib to transport supplies to their comrades in Southern Aleppo.
Informed Source Underlines Imminent Capture of Entire Aleppo by Syrian Forces, Allies
Battlefield sources said on Saturday that the Syrian army, backed by Hezbollah fighters and Russian warplanes, are about to start the last phase of their operations to push back the terrorists from the entire city of Aleppo and its countryside.
The source said that very good cooperation and coordination among the Syrian armed forces, Hezbollah and the Russian air force, along with widening gaps, disunity and hopelessness among the ranks of the militants, promise the imminent liberation of the Northern province of Aleppo.
In mid-October, several fighters of the Lebanese Hezbollah arrived in Aleppo to join the Syrian army to carry out a large-scale anti-militant operation in the Northern city of Aleppo in the coming days with the Russian aerial backup.
The sources said at the time that after the victories of the Syrian army and Hezbollah in Zabadani and conclusion a six-month-long ceasefire agreement with the militants in the nearby areas of Syria-Lebanon border, a 200-member group of Hezbollah fighter has been dispatched to the battlefronts in Aleppo.
The sources said that the experienced fighters of Hezbollah, the Syrian army troops and the Russia air force are to carry out a massive joint operation to recapture Aleppo, the second important city in Syria, in the coming day.
On Saturday, Syrian Army and Hezbollah troops purged all militants from Khan Touman in the Northern province of Aleppo, and seized full control over the town after killing or wounding a large number of the terrorists.
Army establishes control over new areas, air strikes inflict heavy losses upon terrorists
Army and Armed forces carried out on Saturday wide military operations, establishing control over new area, targeting terrorists’ dens in several areas around the country where many terrorists were killed or injured and their weapons were destroyed.
Army units established control Saturday over the villages and towns of Maraen, Hamimeyeh, Hamidah, Hamidi, al-Meshrfeh and al-Sabhiyeh on the southwestern side of Aleppo city, inflicting heavy losses upon terrorist organizations in personnel and equipment, and is still pursuing the rest on them who fled in the area, a military source told SANA.
Earlier on Saturday, the Syrian air force destroyed dens and hideouts of “Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham” (ISIS) terrorist organization in the towns of Maskana, al-Sheikh Ahmad and Um Arkila in the countryside of Aleppo northern province.
More terrorists killed in army operations around the Country
The army air force destroyed vehicles the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorists, some equipped with machineguns, killing and injuring a number of them in the army operations against their hideouts and gatherings in the village of Khanaifis in the countryside of Palmyra, and the villages of Rasm al-Sabaa and Gzaileh in the eastern countryside.
In the northern countryside of Homs Central Province, The army air force targeted the terrorist’ gatherings and hideouts in the villages and towns of al-Ghanto, Tal Abu al-Sanasel, al-farhaniyeh, Talbiseh and Tair Maala.
The army also destroyed a number of Jabhat al-Nusra-linked terrorist organizations’ headquarters, hotbeds and vehicles, some equipped with machineguns.
Hama & Idleb
The army air force targeted the hideouts and gatherings of the so-called Jaish al-Fateh terrorists in the villages and towns of al-Latameneh, skaik, al-Mestriha, Tal Hawaqs, Wadi Jafar and in the surroundings of al-Tawbah School in the northern and northwestern countryside of Hama and Idleb provinces.
A number of terrorists were killed and injured, mostly of Jabhat al-Nusra, and their vehicles, some equipped with machineguns, and amounts of weapons and ammunition were destroyed in the army operation.
The army also killed and injured a number of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist s, destroying their machineguns-equipped vehicles in operations against their hideouts in the villages of Rasm Amoun, Rasm al-Tineh and al-Hamdaniyeh in the eastern and northeastern countryside of the two provinces.
In the eastern countryside of Idleb, the army destroyed the hideouts and vehicles, some equipped with machineguns, of the terrorists of the so-called Jaish al-Fateh in Maarat al-Nua’man.
10 terrorists killed and injured in Damascus Countryside by army bombardment.
An army unit bombarded the gatherings and hideouts of the so-called al-Itehad al-Islami of Ajnad al-Sham terrorists in Daraiya in Damascus countryside.
The army bombardments killed and injured ten terrorists of the so-called al-Itehad al-Islami of Ajnad al-Sham, among them terrorists nickenamed Abu Qutaibah and Abu Dajaneh, in addition to Bassam Nouh, Ali al-Masri and Fadi Abu al-Rish.
An army unit killed 9 terrorists from “Ajnad al-Sham Islamic Union” in Daraya in Damascus countryside, a military source said.
Two Palestinian terrorists named Ayham al-Salem and Mohammad Maslamani were among the dead.
A unit of the army established control on 22 buildings to the south of the national Hospital in Daraa al-Mahata after eliminating dens of the terrorists there.
Meanwhile, an army unit destroyed a terrorist command center, killing all terrorists inside it in Daraa al-Balad area in the southern Daraa province.
An army unit also eliminated Jabhat al-Nusra and other Takfiri terrorist organization’s hotbed to the south of the vicinity of the electricity company in Daraa al-Mahata.
The source added that a number of terrorists were killed and injured and their heavy machinegun-equipped car was destroyed in an army unit operation against their den on al-Ghariyat road in the northeastern countryside of the province.
Meantime, the terrorist organizations acknowledged on their social media websites the killing of a number of their members, among them terrorist Mohammad Zaki al-Dagher.
An army unit killed all members of a terrorist group it targeted to the west of Mzeirib town in the northwestern countryside of the southern Daraa province.
An army unit targeted terrorists’ concentrations in Mukhayam al-Nazihin, killing all members of a terrorist group and destroying their weapons and ammunitions.
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SOURCES: Syrian & Russian Military Reports, 27-28-29 October 2015 Thanks to SANA (1-2) & FNA (1-2-3-4) Reporters from the Battlefields Submitted by & SyrianPatriots War Press Info Network at: https://syrianfreepress.wordpress.com/2015/10/31/saaf-russaf-reports/ ~ Re-publications are welcome, but we kindly ask you, to facilitate the correct information's diffusion, to cite all these original sources.
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