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Mass grave uncovered in Palmyra city

A mass grave was uncovered by the popular defense groups in the northeastern parts of Tadmour (Palmyra) city containing bodies of people who were killed by ISIS terrorists.

As the engineering units and popular defense groups were combing the area, they uncovered the mass grave and managed to pull 25 corpses, 3 of them are children and 5 others women in Masakin al-Jahizia neighborhood in the city.

Later, the number of bodies removed from the grave has reached 40 after pulling out 15 bodies, all of them belonging to women and children.

A source said that efforts continue to pull more bodies from the grave, adding that some of the bodies were beheaded and others were brutally tortured.

On May 2015, ISIS terrorists committed a massacre in Palmyra that claimed the lives of 400 people, most of them children, women and elderly.

The source said that the engineering units continue to dismantle the landmines and explosive devices which were planted by ISIS terrorists in the ancient city of Palmyra and residential neighborhoods of the city.

On February 27, army units, in cooperation with popular defense groups, restored control over the ancient city of Palmyra and the residential neighborhoods after inflicting heavy losses in personnel and equipment on ISIS terrorists.


Units of Russian demining experts arrive in Syria to demine Palmyra

The first units of the joint detachment of the International Anti-Mine Center of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation arrived at the Hmeimim airbase on Thursday to take part in a mine clearing operation in the city of Palmyra, Russian Defense Ministry said.

“Today, the first units of the joint detachment of the International Anti-Mine Center of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation arrived at the Hmeimim airbase in the Syrian Arab Republic to take part in humanitarian demining of life support facilities in the historic part of the ancient city of Palmyra,” said the ministry’s statement.

Russians coming to help demine Palmyra

Earlier, a Russian military source announced that a total of 100 Russian military engineers and dog trainers will be sent to Syria to help demine Palmyra.

Another team of Russian bomb disposal experts has headed to Syria to help their Syrian counterparts in defusing mines left behind by ISIS terrorists in Palmyra before their defeat last Sunday.


RT website said Wednesday that the first expert team from the International Mine Action Center of the Russian Armed Forces went to Syria Tuesday, with the military aircraft carrying on board robots and equipment to remove mines and explosives.

A Russian military source announced earlier that a total of 100 Russian military engineers and dog trainers will be sent to Syria to help demine Palmyra.


  • Reports of the Syrian Armed Force’s Operations in Other Provinces

  • ISIS loses more members, command centers and vehicles in Syrian army operations

  • The Syrian army establishes control over a hill in eastern Hama, destroyed 5 vehicles for terrorists in Daraa and Sweida

Idleb/Hama (1 April 2016)

An army unit carried out intensive operations in the last 24 hours against the dens of Jabhat al-Nusra and “Ajnad al-Sham Islamic Union” in the area between the towns of al-Siad and Kafr Zita to the north of Hama city in Hama province, according to field sources.

The sources confirmed that 6 terrorists were killed and their sites, command centers and vehicles were destroyed during the operations.

In the southern countryside of Idleb, an army unit launched an operation against a den of Jabhat al-Nusra in the area surrounding al-Habit town, killing 3 terrorists and injuring 5 others.

Another army unit destroyed the sites of “Turkistan Islamic Party” and killed 9 of its members in Abu al-Dohour Airport to the southeast of Idleb city.

Army units destroyed 2 sites of Jabhat al-Nusra in Kafar Sajna village and to the south of Rakaya village to the south of Idleb city.

Hama (31 March 2016)

Army units, in cooperation with the popular defense groups, thwarted an attack by ISIS terrorists on a number of military posts in al-Sheikh Hilal village in al-Salamiyeh area in Hama eastern countryside, destroying 3 vehicles equipped with heavy machineguns.

In the same context, a source on the ground told SANA that army units and the popular defense groups fired intensively on sites and gatherings of ISIS terrorists in al-Rahjan, Um al-Mayal and Abu Hanaya villages in the eastern part of al-Salamiyeh during the last 24 hours.

A command center and a weapons and ammunition depot were destroyed in the operations, which also left a number of terrorists dead.

Yesterday night, army units clashed with ISIS terrorists who attacked military checkpoints in the area surrounding Wadi al-Azib in the eastern countryside of al-Salamiyeh, killing at least 10 terrorists and destroying one of their vehicles before the other terrorists fled.

In the meantime, army units firmly established posts in the area surrounding Tabaret al-Dibe hill and the surrounding hills after bringing under their firing range the villages of Abu Hbeilat, Abu Hanaya, Salba and other villages that are considered first lines of defense for ISIS in the direction of Ekeirbat, the main stronghold of ISIS in Hama eastern countryside

Hama (30 March 2016)

An army unit, in cooperation with the popular defense groups, carried out operation against ISIS fortified sites and gatherings in which established control over Tabaret al-Dibe hill in Salmiya area the eastern countryside of Hama province.

During the operation, many of ISIS terrorists were killed and their vehicles and fortified sites  were destroyed.

Russia Delivers Humanitarian Aid to Aleppo

Aleppo (1 April 2016)

In a blatant violation of the agreement of cessation of hostilities, armed groups attacked a number of military posts in the southern countryside of Aleppo.

A military source told SANA that fierce clashes erupted between the military units defending the posts and the armed groups.

The source stressed that the attacks were foiled, inflicting heavy losses upon the gunmen.

Field sources told SANA that the bodies of the Saudi terrorist Abu Moussa al-Jazrawi, Safi Abu Nadim, Alaa Sobhi Seter, Ahmad Qabbani, Abu Qotada al-Halabi, Abu Salama al-Mohajer, Fawaz al-Hawash and Abu Joud Kehli were identified among the killed gunmen.

Terrorist gangs shelling Aleppo residential areas

Deir Ezzor (31 March 2016)

The popular resistance in the eastern area killed 30 ISIS terrorists in separate areas in Deir Ezzor and its countryside.

Local sources in al-Mayadeen city told SANA that members of the popular resistance, backed by the locals of the city and the villages of Saalou, al-Shaheil in the southeastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, clashed with ISIS terrorists, killing 10 of them.

Other Five terrorists of the so called ” al-Hesba” were killed in an ambush carried out by the popular resistance in al-Ghabra village , 130 km east of Deir Ezzor city.

In a special operation of the popular resistance in al-Bukamal city, Four ISIS terrorists also were killed.

In Deir Ezzor city, at least 11 ISIS terrorists were killed in al-Sina’a neighborhood and the train rail, according to the local sources.

Deir Ezzor (30 March 2016)

Army continued its operations against ISIS gatherings and fortified sites in Deir Ezzor province.

Field sources told SANA reporter that an army unit conducted an operation in al-Mattar al-Qadim neighborhood in the southern parts of Deir Ezzor city.

A 20-meter long tunnel was detonated by the army during the operation, killing many terrorists and injuring many others.

Sweida (31 March 2016)

An army unit targeted gathering for ISIS terrorist organization in Tal Asheiheb al-Janoubi in northeastern countryside of Sweida province, a military source said.

Heavy losses were inflicted upon ISIS terrorists in personnel and weaponry , the source added.

Sweida (30 March 2016)

An army unit targeted a gathering of ISIS terrorists in Bir al-Tanmiyeh area in the eastern countryside of the southern Sweida province, destroying 4 vehicles transporting terrorists, arms and ammunition, a military source told SANA on Wednesday.

Daraa (30 March 2016)

In the eastern countryside of the neighboring Daraa province, an army unit hit movements of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in the northern side of Tuloul Khleif near Um Walad village, located on border with Sweida, destroying a car equipped with a heavy machinegun.

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