“The Turkish government has opened the border for tens of thousands of terrorists to enter Syria,” Bashar Jaafari told Sputnik.
The Syrian senior diplomat further accused Ankara of providing terrorists with arms, financing their activities, setting a camp for their military training on Turkey’s territory, and facilitating their access to chemical weapons.
According to Jaafari, terrorist groups allegedly inspired by the Turkish government robbed factories in Aleppo. The value of the loot is estimated to amount to tens of billions of US dollars.
Syrian envoy to the UN also rebuked Turkey’s did aggression into his country’s Afrin region, stressing that Turkey in its official statements refused to comply with the provisions of UNSC Resolution 2401 on cessation of hostilities in Syria… … …
Bashar Jaafari, Syrian Permanent Representative to the United Nations (Arabic):
“The attack on 8th of February in northern-eastern Deir Ezzor, that the alliance illegally undertook against the Syrian national forces that were standing against ISIS terrorists, I emphasize this, the region where the Syrian national forces attacked ISIS was under the U.S. protection, north-east of Deir Elzor.
It’s a strip with 30 km in width and 65 km in length. IS, which we fought and destroyed, left this Deir Ez-Zor and Abu Kamal, with the U.S. protection and positioned itself at Iraq-Syrian borders.
When IS was attacked by Syrian popular forces, the Syrian forces were attacked by the American Air Force, which proves again and without doubt, the real mission of this coalition and the role that Washington plays in supporting ISIS.
Like it did earlier by targeting Syrian national forces in air force attacks at northern Jabal Al-tharda near Deir Elzor, on the 17/09/2016, allowing IS to occupy these regions.
Not to mention the deliberate destruction of 90 percent of the city of Raqqa.
This coalition has not felt to uphold its commitment to neutralize tens of thousands of mines left behind by Daesh after they left the region to continue their terroristic services under two banners: American in east of Euphrates and Turkish in northern Afrin.”
“These [coalition] countries have abused the principles of the [UN] charter and they have defied its rules when they assisted terrorist groups and facilitated their acquiring of poisonous chemical weapons, to be used against innocent civilians… … …
Decision makers in Damascus said “Syria and its allies have decided to move more harshly against Israel, replicating Hezbollah’s strategy in those days (the 90’s), before the Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon.
For every violation of Lebanese airspace over the capital Beirut, Hezbollah would fire heavy artillery above the Israeli villages along the Lebanese-Syrian border”.
“The Syrian command and its allies have decided to impose a new rule of engagement on Israel: for every violation of Syria’s airspace, Damascus will fire dozens of missiles above the Israeli inhabited areas along the Golan Heights. The intention is not to hit a specific target but to make sure no Israeli on the borders and within range of the fired missiles will live in peace. They will be in the shelter, and this will happen every time the Israeli air force violates Syrian sovereignty”, according to the well informed sources… … …
~ Damascus air defence downed its first Israeli jet (F-16) ever, at a stroke changing the rules of engagement (ROE) with Israel and sending a clear message that it is ready for war and will no longer be silent on violations of its airspace.
~ This clash has triggered the mobilisation of the Syrian army and its allies in Syria and in Lebanon, the Lebanese Hezbollah.
~ The speed of the Syrian reaction was due to a prior decision taken at highest level among all allies operating on Syrian territory.
~ These consider a possible confrontation may be inevitable if Israel has decided to respond and declare war.
~ The violation of Syrian sovereignty is no longer an option open to Israel and the Israeli jets will no longer be able to carry out their usual promenades over the Levant without consequences… … …
Lavrov pointed out that “the Americans have taken dangerous unilateral steps in the eastern bank of the Euphrates River, which seems to be an approach for undermining Syria’s territorial integrity”.
Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova affirmed that the US military presence in Syria poses dangerous threat to the political process and territorial integrity of the country.
“The US illegal military presence on the Syrian lands is dangerous challenge before realizing safety and security there and preserving its territorial integrity,” Zakharova said at a weekly press conference on Thursday.
She added that the US exploits the pretext of the chemical weapons to undermine the political settlement to the crisis, saying that the US seems to be depending, in the previous period upon infiltrating uncertain information by some sides and other topics without any confirmed facts.
The Spokeswoman went on to say that the US destabilizes the conditions in Syria and the entire region through supporting the terrorist groups… … …
These infos are not intended to be shocking or to glorify violence in any way. These articles/images/videos are for educational purposes only, for documenting and try to explain the backdrop of a historical ruthless and bloody war, whose characteristics and details are routinely distorted and smothered by the dominant media.
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The Syrian Army troops (SAA) continued attacking terrorists' positions in regions near Abu al-Dhohour airbase on Wednesday and captured one more settlement in Southeastern Idlib.
The army men, backed up by artillery units and Air Force, managed to beat terrorists back from the settlement of Khafiyeh West of the town of Abu al-Dhohour.
A number of terrorists were killed and their military hardware were destroyed in the attacks.
The army's engineering units started defusing bombs and landmines in the newly-freed settlement.
The Army troops pushed terrorists back from 322 villages, towns and regions in a large region stretching among the provinces of Idlib, Hama and Aleppo in nearly a month of operation, killing almost 300 terrorists.
The army has freed 322 villages, towns and regions in 29 days of large-scale operation against terrorists in Southern Aleppo, Northeastern Hama and Southeastern Idlib.
297 terrorists, including 103 non-Syrians, from Al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay'at or the Levant Liberation Board), the Islamic al-Turkistani Party and other groups have been killed in the army operation in the three provinces… … …
These infos are not intended to be sensationally shocking or to glorify violence in any way. These articles are for educational purposes only, for documenting and try to explain the backdrop of a historical ruthless and bloody war, whose characteristics and details are routinely distorted and smothered by the dominant media.
Hezbollah is a social and political movement with a strong armed wing. It was formed in 1980s. Hezbollah’s creation was conditioned by the aspiration of the Shia population of Lebanon to meet the challenges of Israeli expansion and Western “new-style” colonialism.
An enormous arsenal of various weapons and production facilities, plus a fleet of explosive-laden and armored vehicles has been discovered inside the recaptured Islamic State stronghold in Deir ez-Zor province, RT reports from the Al-Mayadeen frontline.
Following in the footsteps of the Tiger Forces, commanded by Syrian Army Brigadier General Suheil Salman al-Hassan, nicknamed ‘The Tiger’, an RT Arabic crew managed to film a number of warehouses full of weapons that Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) hastily abandoned, fleeing the city to the eastern side of the Euphrates River.
“Weapons warehouses here were simply huge. I’m just shocked by the amount of weapons I saw,” Syrian Army Lt. Col. Rahmi Mauwas told RT at the battlefront. “There are hundreds and even thousands of weapons and ammunition of various kinds.”
Besides weapons allegedly produced by the US, Israel and elsewhere across the Middle East, the Syrian forces said they discovered that the terrorists also organized its own weapon production in the city. Various types of logistics equipment were also left behind by the fleeing terrorists…(read more)…
Locals in Al-Mayadeen have spoken of the horror of living with Islamic State after the terror group was routed from one of its last strongholds by Syrian and allied forces.
Footage shot on Sunday showed the city in ruins with huge caches of weapons left behind by feeling IS fighters.
Locals spoke of being thrown in jail for smoking one cigarette, having beard stubble or not wearing the correct clothing.
SOT, local resident (Arabic): “Nobody wanted to cooperate with ISIS. I had six days in prison for smoking one cigarette. This happened because they saw me smoking or smelled tobacco on me. For this reason they imprisoned me for 6 days. They had such organisation, like a morality police called ‘Hysba.’ They were imprisoning even for removing stubble from a face, let alone a beard! Not a beard, just single hairs of bristle. You’re not allowed to shave this part. Beards should grow in natural way.”
SOT, Reporter (Arabic):“How many times you’ve been arrested for your beard?”
SOT, local resident (Arabic):“Four times. Four times I’ve been arrested for my beard. Not because it doesn’t grow, but because it should grow. They arrested me, then whipped me, tortured me and gave me spoiled food.”
SOT, local resident (Arabic):“I was imprisoned twice because of the beard, and once because of the fact that I had pants on me, not a jalabiya [a long men’s shirt].”
SOT, local resident (Arabic):“ISIS militants took ten houses which belonged to my brothers. They’d been confiscating them. They just took our houses and lived inside them.”
SOT, military officer (Arabic): “We’ve searched the whole area, which was the main military depot of ISIS, it has underground tunnels and was full of weapons.”
(South Front Maps) ~ These maps provide a general look at the key stages of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) operation to liberate the strategic Syrian city of Mayadin from Daesh (so called ISIS, ISIL, IS) mercenary-terrorists.
Late on October 12, the Turkish Army started deploying troops and vehicles in Syria’s Idlib province. According to reports, at least 30 Turkish vehicles entered Idlib via the Atme border crossing and deployed in an area between it and Darat Izza town.
Some sources speculated that the deployment was coordinated with Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) that is the most powerful group in the militant-held Idlib province. However, this has not been confirmed by any evidence so far.
It’s interesting that the area of deployment allows Turkish forces to operate against both radicals Islamists in Idlib province and Kurdish militias in northern Aleppo.
Earlier, Turkish National Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli once again repeated that Ankara believes that weapons supplied to Kurdish-dominated US-backed forces in Syria will be used against Turkey.
In Deir Ezzor province, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) liberated Kusham Fawqani village and consolidated its gains north of Deir Ezzor. This allows to develop operations further in order to liberate Deir Ezzor city.
At the same time, government forces, led by the SAA Tiger Forces, further outflanked al-Maydin city and de-facto encircled it, according to pro-government sources. Clashes are ongoing in the urban area… … …
Al-Moallem: “We will always consider
Turkey’s presence in Syria as illegal”
“We still and will always consider the Turkish presence in Syria as illegal. The Turks say their presence is taking place under the Astana umbrella, but I realized today that Astana has nothing to do with this Turkish act. Therefore, any measure that is not coordinated with the Syrian government is an act of aggression, and we don’t recognize its legitimacy,” al-Moallem said…(…READ FULL ARTICLE IN PDF…)…
The Syrian Arab Army, backed by Russian air cover, is advancing against the mercenary-terrorist gangs of Daesh (ISIS, ISIL, IS) in the province of Deir-ez Zor. The terrorists are fighting to retain their last strongholds in the region. The newly-liberated village of Hatla, in the province of Deir-ez Zor, witnessed a particularly brutal battle.
While travelling with the Syrian army, RT exclusively witnessed first-hand how combing a liberated village can turn into a fierce fire-fight with Daesh.
Over the past week, Russian jets have intensified their sorties, conducting up to 150 surgical strikes against terrorist convoys coming into Syria from Iraq, according to the Russian Ministry of Defense.
RT’s Murad Gazdiev managed to get first-hand experience of the fighting as he accompanied the Syrian military across the only bridge over the Euphrates river in the area – straight to the frontline in Hatla village in Deir-ez Zor province. Gazdiev was standing just 500 meters from IS positions when the terrorists launched their assault, which started with an engine roar leading to fire from guns and heavier weapons…(read more)…
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SYRIA:THE ARRIVAL OF THE S.A.A & ALLIES TO AL-RAHBA CASTLE S/W OF AL MAYADEEN CITY
The arrival of the Syrian Arab Army’s troops alongside allied paramilitaries groups to Al Rahba Castle Southwest of the Al Mayadeen city in Deir ezzor province…
RUSSIAN JETS HIT ISIS REINFORCEMENTS IN AL MAYADEEN & ABU KAMAL IN DEIR EZZOR
_. «Russian Air Force task force in Syria targeted Isis-Terrorists reinforcements of foreign fighters coming from Iraq to the vicinity of the Town of Abu Kamal near the Iraq-Syria border», the Russian Ministry of Defense said in a statement on Saturday…
_. «As all Terrorist targets including command outposts, manpower, and Armored vehicles were identified and confirmed within a week a series of Airstrikes followed» it added…
_. «An Airstrike near Abu Kamal destroyed Islamists outpost, killing some 40 militants from Tajikistan and Iraq, as well as 7 SUV’s with DShK and ZU-23-2 machine guns mounted on them» the statement said…
_. «A separate strike near the Al Mayadeen city killed up to 80 Isis-Terrorists among them nine fighters from the Northern Caucasus,destroyed a command center, 18 SUV’s, and three ammunition depots… Also Russian Jets bombed a group of 60 foreign fighters national of (former Soviet Republics) Tunisia and Egypt» the statement said, adding that:
_. «12 SUV’s carrying heavy weapons were destroyed in the Airstrikes»... The Russian Ministry of Defense also confirmed that a previous strike near Abu Kamal killed influential Isis field commanders, said to be “natives of Northern Caucasus”…
AL MAYADEEN MAP UPDATE/S.A.A MAKES FRESH GAINS SOUTH OF AL MAYADEEN IN DEIR EZZOR
The Syrian Arab Army’s, spearheaded by the elite Tiger Forces, resumed its strict mission to seize the largest Isis stronghold of Al Mayadeen city… The Tiger Forces supported by Russian Air Force managed to liberated Al Mayadeen Airport which is located Southeastern of Al-Rahba Castle… The Syrian Arab Army’s troops advanced Southern of Al Mayadeen towards Kharafi farms and liberated it… By this advance, it seems that the Tiger Forces want to siege Al Mayadeen by cutting its military supply from the South axis… Earlier today Russian Ministry of Defense confirmed that the Russian Air Force targeted Isis reinforcements coming from Iraq to the vicinity of the Town of Abu Kamal near Iraq-Syria border near Al Mayadeen, killed up to 80 Isis-Terrorists…
AL MAYADEEN MAP UPDATE/S.A.A ADVANCES IN WEST AXIS OF AL MAYADEEN IN DEIR EZZOR PROVINCE
The Syrian Arab Army’s troops, spearheaded by elite Tiger Forces, resumed its strict mission to seize the largest the so-called Islamic state stronghold of Al Mayadeen city… The Syrian Arab Army’s troops managed to advance 27 k.m² in the desert from its site near Thirddah Mount in Deir ezzor-Al Mayadeen Road to hills which located in front of Al Mayadeen city… The Syrian Arab Army’s troops supported by the Russian Air Force stormed Al Mayadeen from the West axis, liberated Al-Rahba Castle, Bakery, Sesame Neighbourhood, Silos in West part of Al Mayadeen, after killing 25 Isis-Terrorists,injuring 34 others, and destroying their equipment… The clashes continue while reports confirmed that Isis transfer many of its militants to Al Mayadeen to repel Syrian Arab Army’s advance…
S.A.A. IS 2 K.M² AWAY FROM THE LARGEST ISIS BASTION IN DEIR EZZOR:AL MAYADEEN CITY
The Syrian Arab Army’s troops, spearheaded by elite Tiger Forces, resumed its strict mission to seize the largest the so-called Islamic state stronghold of Al Mayadeen city… Aiming to eradicate Isis Jihadists from the entire Deir ezzor province, the Government troops backed by Russian Air support, managed today afternoon to advance along Euphrates River towards Al Mayadeen city… Only 2 k.m² left for the combat forces to reach Al Mayadeen, said a military source… The 3D video footage shows the map of the city of Al Mayadeen,where the Syrian Arab Army’s troops operating against the so-called Islamic state in the city… _. «We can see Al-Balaum rotary from our new sites in the front of the city»… The source added… Yesterday the Syrian Arab Army’s troops liberated 20 k.m² South of Deir ezzor-Al Mayadeen highway…
This map provides a general look at the military situation in the area of the Syrian city of Deir Ezzor city. Syrian government forces are developing momentum against ISIS in Mayadin and its countryisde.
Mayadin is one of the key ISIS strongholds in the Euphrates Valley. If the army seizes it, government forces will be able to cross the Euhprates River near the strategic Omar oil fields area on the eastern bank of the Euphrates.
The Hezbollah (“Party of God”) movement was formed in 1982 in Lebanon by a segment of the Shia community displeased with the secular, in their view, nature of the Amal moderate Shia party. There were also disagreements concerning whether Israel should be confronted using new organizational forms and methods of warfare. According to its Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah, since its formation, Hezbollah was a purely intra-Lebanese creation, relying on the support and aid from the Palestinian and Lebanese parties, while the support from Iran and Syria came later.
Hezbollah leadership reviewed its concept of operations after the start of the Syria war. Before the war, the emphasis was placed on defensive ops in built-up areas with small units to inflict maximum troop and equipment losses on the IDF while simultaneously shelling Israel using large numbers of short- and medium-range rockets.
In Syria, Hezbollah realized that it had to wage offensive ops in cities. Therefore it reconsidered its training system, increased its rocket arsenal, and provided more heavy weapons and recon systems.
The first operation where Hezbollah took offensive using large units was the battle for el-Quseyr in May-June 2013. Some 1200-1700 best-trained Hezbollah troops took part in the battle. They were divided into 17 detachments, with later division into teams of 3-5 troops. Prior to the attack, the command performed recon of the city and its approaches, then divided the city into 16 sectors, one for each detachment. Each region had its codename… … …
Syria’s Permanent Representative to the UN Bashar al-Jaafari stressed that since the beginning of the terrorist war imposed on Syria, the Syrian Government has been keen on delivering aid to those who deserve it in cooperation with the UN and the affiliated agencies.
Speaking at a session of the UN Security Council on the humanitarian situation in Syria, al-Jaafari said:
“comparing the briefings presented by some representatives with other ones show that some of the representatives know what is taking place in Syria and they are following up the development of the situation there while others are depending mainly on sayings, allegations and intelligence and media disputes which give the impression that what is taking place in Syria isn’t related to combating terrorism and that there is a humanitarian crisis in Syria caused by the Syrian Government”.
He added that the Syrian Government, since the beginning of the terrorist war imposed against it, has been keen on delivering aid to those who deserve it in cooperation with the UN and the affiliated agencies based on the principles which organize the humanitarian work, indicating that Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock committed a mistake today when he didn’t speak about the cooperation with the Syrian Government,
“as if OCHA is dealing with ghosts in Syria and not with the an existing government.”
Al-Jaafari affirmed that it is the time to acknowledge that the main reason behind the crisis is the emergence and spread of the terrorist organizations, on top ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra and the affiliated groups, in addition to imposing coercive unilateral sanctions on the Syrian people in a way that made their life difficult and increased their suffering on the economic, social, humanitarian and health levels… … …
Syria’s most powerful Islamic extremist force, Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (Al-Qaeda Syria-HTS), Turkistan Islamic Party forces of Uighur East Indies gunmen, “moderate terrorists”, under the command of a number of US military intelligence agents, sought to change the battlefield morphology with a large-scale attack.
General plan of the terrorist force is: destroying the ceasefire agreement, conducting a major offensive, maneuvering dozens of tanks, armor, caliber artillery, hundreds of pickup trucks Syria’s northern Syrian army front line in the safe area under the Astana-Kazakhstan deal. The main purpose was to prevent the Syrian army’s attack on the battlefield of Deir Ezzor. But a key part of the plan is to take prisoners of 29 Russian military soldiers, who are tasked with overseeing the security of Idlib.
In this “hair-hanging” situation, with an important request not to let the Russian military personnel casualties, the commander of the Russian military forces in Syria, General Surovkin commanded the rescue team.
The relief forces are quite special, including the Russian Ministry of Defense Special Forces, the Russian military battalion with the majority of the North Caucasus troops (Chechen) and the Syrian Special Forces practice. Direct command of the battle was Major General Victor Shuliak, deputy commander of Russian military forces in Syria.
Remember: the North Caucasus soldiers are not only very good at fighting, speak good Arabic, but they are also assigned by the president of the Republic of Chesnya Ramzan Kadyrov. They are Sunni Muslim militants, Shia and absolutely loyal to Russia.. … …
Syrian armed forces supported by the Russian Air Force have regained control of 87.4 percent of the country, Russia’s military said, adding that Russian warplanes had destroyed over 96,000 terrorist targets in the course of the two-year campaign.
Since September 30, 2015, when Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the deployment of the Russian jets and helicopters to Syria at the request of the Syrian government, they have conducted more than 30,000 sorties, annihilating more than 96,000 targets, according to data cited in the publication.
Among the terrorist positions destroyed in the raids were 8,332 command posts, over 53,700 militants of terrorist groups, and almost a thousand training camps, as well as 6,769 oil and ammunition depots.
Since the launch of a two-year bombing campaign, Russian warplanes have inflicted serious damage to the oil infrastructure seized by IS, which is believed to be the main source of income for the terrorists.
A total of 212 oil fields and 184 oil plants and refineries that fell into hands of ISIS were destroyed by the Russian Air Force… … …
Russian warplanes and Syrian forces have repelled an offensive by jihadists in a de-escalation zone in Idlib governorate in Syria. The forces killed some 850 militants and destroyed 11 tanks and other assets, Russia’s General Staff reported.
The jihadists attacked the positions of government forces stationed to the north and northeast of the city of Hama. The positions are part of a designated de-escalation zone, which covers Idlib governorate, the powerbase of a number of anti-government armed groups in Syria, the Russian military said.
The report accused U.S. security services of instigating the offensive, which, the statement said, is meant to derail the successful operation of Damascus forces east of Deir ez-Zor.
The Russian General Staff said the militants tried to capture a unit of the Russian military police, which have a mandate to monitor the ceasefire in the Idlib de-escalation zone. The unit was forced to fight against a larger enemy presence for several hours, but prevailed thanks to the support of a local militia.
The General Staff said the jihadist offensive had been stopped. The militants’ estimated losses include some 850 fighters, 11 tanks, three infantry fighting vehicles, 46 armed pickup trucks, five mortars, 20 freighter trucks and 38 ammo supply points… … …
An official source at the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry has said that de-escalation zone agreements reached in Astana-6 meeting do not legitimize the existence of any Turkish force on the Syrian territories, adding that the Syrian Arab Republic government considers such existence “illegal”.
The source noted that the Syrian government deputized the Russian and Iranian parties to complete the final agreement on Idleb province as long as they are the two guarantor states of the Syrian side, pointing out that it is an opportunity for the Turkish side and Erdogan’s government which guarantee the armed terrorist groups to retreat from their position in support of terrorism and stop arming, financing and supplying terrorists and sending them to Syria which will help restoring security to these areas…………..
Tiger Forces landing behind Daesh lines in Raqqah province
The Syrian media released more info about the Tiger Forces landing operation behind the Daesh (ISIS, ISIL, IS) lines in the province of Raqqah.
According to the report, government troops led by Tiger Forces Commander Suheil al-Hassan were transported by 4 Mi-35 attack helicopters to the eastern Raqqah countryside 21km behind the frontline and Khirbet Makman village, Al-Qadir town and Bir Rahum.
The Russian Aerospace Forces supported the opeartion providing an air cover to the advancing government troops, according to the report.
This was the first ever airlanding operation conducted by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) during the ongoing war. The operation confirmed the growing SAA military capabilities and its restored ability to conduct rapid operations across the country.
According to the report, government troops led by Tiger Forces Commander Suheil al-Hassan were transported by 4 Mi-35 attack helicopters to the eastern Raqqah countryside 21km behind the frontline and Khirbet Makman village, Al-Qadir town and Bir Rahum.
Colonel Suhail Al-Hassan (Tiger Forces)
landing behind Daesh lines in Raqqah province
Syrian Arab Army units, in cooperation with the backup forces, established full control over al-Sukhneh city, 70 km northeast of Palmyra in the eastern countryside of Homs province after launching intensive operations against ISIS terrorist organizations.
In the area of Sukhneh, government forces are dismantling IEDs set up by Daesh in the town amid continued clashes with terrorists. Daesh (ISIS) mercenary-terrorist group will not be able to take Sukhna back.
Army units, in cooperation with the backup forces, continued successful operations in the depths of al-Badyia desert and conducted a night air drop 20 km behind the fronts of the ISIS terrorist organization to the south of al-Kadir town between Raqqa and Homs.
The army’s successful airdrop contributed to the advancement of the army units and the backup forces 21km to establish full control over Khirbet Makman and al-Kadir town, and to the advancement 12 km to the southeast of Raqqa to establish control over Bei al-Rahoum village.
Huge numbers of the ISIS terrorists were killed in the operations………..
The Syrian Arab Army (SAA), the National Defense Forces (NDF), the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP) military wing and other pro-government factions have liberated from U.S.-backed militant groups thousands km2 in southeastern Syria, including 30 km of the border with Jordan. The recently liberated area includes Tal al-Tabaqah, Tal al-Riahi, Tal Asda, Tal al-Ezami, Bir al-Sout and the Abu Sharshouh crossing other posts and points near the border.
US-backed militants withdrew to the al-Rushd refugee camp where they could hide from government forces attacks and airstrikes. According to pro-government sources, the Russian Aerospace Forces participated the SAA-led advance. This confirms that Moscow supports the Damascus willingness to regain control over its borders and to drive US-led coalition troops out from the occupied garrisons near At Tanf.
The control over the border will also decrease significantly arms and goods trafficking in which so-called US partner forces are deeply involved.
Daesh (ISIS) has been evacuating its members from the key town of Maadan in the southern Raqqah countryside, according to pro-government sources.
In the eastern Hama countryside, the SAA recaptured Khara’eb al-Katna area, Mount Doyleb and Tal al-Mazrou from Daesh...(…Read More…)
Syrian Arab Army units restored control of more than 30 km of the border line with Jordan in the eastern countryside of Sweida where border guard forces established their points at all the border posts in the area.
A field commander on the axis of the eastern countryside of Sweida told reporters that under the directives of the General Command of the Army and the Armed Forces, units of the army carried out a successful mission towards al-Badia (desert) in the eastern countryside of Sweida in several stages, where the first phase launched from the east of Sweida until al-Zalf Dam, while the second phase extended from al-Zalf Dam to Tal Jarin.
The commander added that the third phase was launched from the axis of al-Zalf Dam and Tal Jarin to the strategic points in Tal al-Dabaa, Tal Dbeiaa, Tal Ryahi and Tal Assada.
The final phase culminated in the liberation of the areas stretching to the international border with Jordan and in establishing control over all border posts and points in this direction……..
A military source announced on Thursday that the Syrian Arab Army established control over 1300 square kilometers and all security points located along the border with Jordan in the eastern countryside of Sweida, after eliminating the last gatherings of Daesh (ISIS, ISIL, IS) mercenary-terrorists there.
Syrian Army and armed Forces unit destroyed three cars equipped with machineguns and a radio-controlled reconnaissance drones for Daesh (ISIS, ISIL, IS) mercenary-terrorists on the direction of al- Dakeila village in eastern countryside of HAMA.
Meanwhile, Russian Aerospace Forces destroyed ammo depot in Akeirbat and vehicles for ISIS terrorists on the road between Akeirbat and al-Sikhnieh.
Syrian Army units, in cooperation with allied forces, established control over a number of the strategic hills spread over an area of up to 100 square kilometers in the southeastern countryside of Sweida.
The Syrian Air Force carried out concentrated sorties against positions of Daesh (ISIS, ISIL, IS) mercenary-terrorists in a number of villages and towns in the southern countryside of Raqqa province.
A military source told SANA that a number of the ISIS vehicles and positions were destroyed in sorties carried out in al-Bawlieh Mountain, Ma’adan, al-Khmaisieh, al-Jaber, and al-Numaisa to the south of Raqqa City……………..
The Syrian army is clearing the eastern town of Al-Sukhnah of Daesh (ISIS) terrorists. It was captured by government troops at the weekend, and is being regarded between one of their most-significant victories in recent months.
Syrian Arab Army units, backed by the army air force, destroyed gatherings and positions of Daesh (ISIL, ISIS, Islamic State terrorist organization) in the surroundings of Deir Ezzor City. A Syrian military source said to Syrian News Agency reporters that the army air force carried out concentrated strikes against gatherings and positions of the ISIS in Talet Alloush at the southern axis of the city, killing scores of terrorists and destroying their vehicles. In Deir Ezzor a Syrian army unit killed all members of an ISIS-affiliated terrorist group after they tried to attack a military post in the area of al-Maqaber “cemeteries”. The Syrian army air force carried out a series of airstrikes that targeted positions, gatherings and fortifications of the ISIS terrorists in the areas of Talet Brouk, al-Kanamat crossing, al-Maqaber and Talet Alloush, killing a number of terrorists and injuring others, in addition to destroying a number of their vehicles.
A unit of the Syrian army foiled an attack by ISIS terrorists and killed them in the surroundings of al-Sikhnieh in Palmyra countryside. The Army Air Force killed large number of the ISIS terrorists and destroyed their vehicles to the southwest of al-Sikhnieh, and Khatamlou in the eastern countryside of Homs central province.
The Syrian army air force destroyed gatherings and positions of the ISIS terrorists in the eastern countryside of Hama central province. The Syrian army air force targeted positions and vehicles of the ISIS terrorists in the villages of Jana al-Albawi, Abu Janayia, Salba and Abu Hubailat in the eastern countryside. A number of the ISIS terrorists were killed in the airstrikes and a number of their machinegun-equipped vehicles were destroyed.
The Syrian Army Air Force carried out intensive airstrikes against positions and gatherings of the ISIS terrorists in the southern countryside of Raqqa province. A Syrian military source said that the army air force targeted positions of the ISIS terrorists in the villages of al-Khamsiyia, Salem al-Hamad, al-Numaisa, al-Jaber and in Ma’adan city in the southern countryside. The source indicated that heavy losses were inflicted upon the ISIS terrorists in the personnel and equipment and their positions and machinegun-equipped vehicles were destroyed.
Syrian Arab Army units, backed by the Air Force, launched intensive strikes against positions and supply routes of Daesh (ISIL, IS, ISIS) mercenary-terrorists in the surroundings of Deir Ezzor city.
Syrian News Agency reporters said that the Air Force and Artillery of the Syrian army carried out on Thursday intensive strikes on ISIS terrorists’ gatherings and movements in the surroundings of al-Banorama area , the airport, Wadi al-Thurdeh, the graveyards, Huweijet Sakr, al-Mrei’iyeh, Tallet Alloush and al-Bugheiliyeh village in the western countryside of Deir Ezzor, killing or injuring many of the terrorists, destroying fortified points, artillery emplacements for them and an car equipped with a machinegun.
A group of Deir Ezzor residents raised the Syrian flag at al-Halabiya roundabout, the northern entrance of Deir Ezzor city, according to local sources.
Local sources in al-Mayadin city in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor province confirmed that clashes erupted between two ISIS terrorist groups in al-Maharem neighborhood in the city, leaving four terrorists dead, including the ape Omar al-Najim al-Gharb.
The Syrian army has re-established control over several villages and towns in the course of its continued “successful” operations in the Syrian Badia, a military source announced on Wednesday.
Those areas are Huweijet Shanan, al-Rahbi, al-Sabkheh, al-Jebli, al-Rabieh, al-Ziabiyeh, al-Mastaha, Shumra and Islam and al-Jaraie oil wells in the southern countryside of Raqqa province, according to the source, who added that the area that came under the army’s control is almost 30 km along southern bank of the Euphrates River.
The operations, which started on the 14 of last month, have so far resulted in the death of large numbers of Daesh (ISIL, IS, ISIS) mercenary-terrorists, while hundreds of others were injured……………………….
The Syrian Air Force launched airstrikes against gatherings and fortifications of Daesh (ISIS, ISIL, IS) terrorist organization in the southern axis of Deir Ezzor city and its eastern countryside.
SANA’s reporter in Deir Ezzor said that the Syrian Air Force destroyed fortifications and sites for Daesh and killed a number of its terrorists in al-Panorama area, the area surrounding the 137 Brigade, and al-Maqaber (graveyards) area.
The reporter added that the Air Force carried out airstrikes against Daesh in the area surrounding Raqqa Bridge and Ayn Jomaa Police Station to the north of Deir Ezzor city and in the desert of Koniku Field, resulting in the destruction of terrorists’ fortifications, killing a number of them, and injuring others.
Syrian Arab Army units killed a number of terrorists from the Daesh (ISIS, ISIL, IS) and Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organizations in the countryside of Hama central province.
A military source said that an army unit clashed with an ISIS-affiliated terrorist group that infiltrated towards the road of Ethryia-al-Rasafa near the crossing of al-Zakiyia, 20 km to the east of Ethryia town in the eastern countryside.
The source added that the infiltration attempt was foiled and all members of the terrorist group were killed and their arms and equipment were seized.
The Syrian Air Force also destroyed gatherings and fortifications for ISIS in the area surrounding the Airport, al-Tharda, the neighborhoods of al-Sinaa, al-Arfi, al-Ardi and al-Hawiqa and the villages of al-Jafra and al-Junina.
Local sources in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor said that al- Mayadin city is witnessing new cases of escape among ISIS terrorists, including Abdul-Razak al-Amir, Ahmad al-Amir, Fahd al-Amir, Samer Khalaf al-Nasser al-Mashhadani, who are ISIS leaders in the village of Zeiban and the city of al-Mayadin.
The sources added that a group of people in the city of al-Mayadin attacked the media office of ISIS organization in the city and burned it completely…… ………. ……..
The Syrian Army, assisted by Hezbollah units, has driven out Al-Nusra terrorists (recently renamed to Fatah al-Sham Front) from the eastern slopes of Mt. Kalamun near the Lebanese border and from parts of Jurud-Ersal district, a Syrian Army commander said.
The Syrian government troops and their allies owe their victory to the quick pace of the operation, excellent maneuverability and the terrorists’ poorly organized defense.
“It took us a mere 24 hours to crush the terrorists’ defense and flush them out,” the officer told Sputnik.
He added that the enemy had suffered heavy losses and could no longer control strategic routes of arms supplies from neighboring Lebanon.
Since the start of the antiterrorist operation in the area, the Syrian Army has recaptured 36 square kilometers (over 22 square miles) killing more than 70 militants.
The Syrian Army is conducting a five-pronged offensive in the Syrian desert in an effort to encircle the terrorists holed up in eastern Homs and liberate Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor……………………………….
The Flemish Father Daniël Maes (78) lives in Syria in the sixth-century-old Mar Yakub monastery in the city of Qara, 90 kilometers north of the capital Damascus. Father Daniel has been a witness to the “civil war” and according to him, Western reports on the conflict in Syria are very misleading. In short: “the Americans and their allies want to completely ruin the country”.
Father Daniel: “The idea that a popular uprising took place against President Assad is completely false. I’ve been in Qara since 2010 and I have seen with my own eyes how agitators from outside Syria organized protests against the government and recruited young people. That was filmed and aired by Al Jazeera to give the impression that a rebellion was taking place. Murders were committed by foreign terrorists, against the Sunni and Christian communities, in an effort to sow religious and ethnic discord among the Syrian people. While in my experience, the Syrian people were actually very united”.
Father Daniel: Before the war, this was a harmonious country: a secular state in which different religious communities lived side by side peacefully. There was hardly any poverty, education was free, and health care was good. It was only not possible to freely express your political views. But most people did not care about that.”
Father Daniel: When thousands of terrorists settled in Qara, we became afraid for our lives. They came from the Gulf States, Saudi Arabia, Europe, Turkey, Libya, there were many Chechens. They formed a foreign occupation force, all allied to al-Qaeda and other terrorists. Armed to the teeth by the West and their allies with the intention to act against us, they literally said: “This country belongs to us now.” Often, they were drugged, they fought each other, in the evening they fired randomly. We had to hide in the crypts of the monastery for a long time. When the Syrian army chased them away, everybody was happy………………..
Behind the Headlines: NATO Slaughter – James and Joanne Moriarty expose the truth about what happened in Libya. If you were a journalist in Libya during this time you were relatively safe; not because these animals respected journalists as neutral observers, but because the journalists were on their side. The Moriartys have evidence of embedded journalists, not least from Qatar-owned Al Jazeera, whose staff were among the terrorists from day one, personally calling in airstrikes and working side-by-side with the terrorists……………………………
The Lebanese Hezbollah fighters that captured Zahrah al-Hawa position in Arsal height yesterday managed to break through the terrorists’ defense lines in Zaharh al-Hawa height earlier today and imposed control over six main passageways.
The resistance troops continued to hit the defense lines of Al-Nusra Front (also known as Fatah al-Sham Front or the Levant Liberation Board) and captured Zahrah al-Hawa height.
Hundreds of terrorists have started to retreat from the battlefields in the Arsal heights after devastating attacks by the Lebanese Hezbollah Resistance Movement in the region in recent days, Arab media outlets reported.
The Syrian Army troops along with Hezbollah fighters drove terrorists out of over 20 regions and heights in the Lebanon-Syria border in the last two days……………….
The Syrian Arab Army troops and the Lebanese Hezbollah combatants launched a joint operation from two directions to hit the terrorist groups’ positions in Arsal and Qalamoun Heights at Syria-Lebanon border regions.
Hezbollah’s mortar and missile units pounded the gatherings and command centers of Al-Nusra Front (also known as Fatah al-Sham Front or the Levant Liberation Board) in Zohr al-Hawa, al-Qanzah, Eagle heights, Wadi (desert) al-Khayl and Sha’aba al-Nahla region in Arsal heights.
In the meantime, the missile units of the Syrian army and Hezbollah, deployed in Western Qalamoun and Fliteh Heights opened heavy fire at terrorists’ positions in al-Zalil heights, Tal (hill) al-Karah and Tal al-Alam.
Also, the army and its allies, backed up by heavy airstrikes of the Syrian air force, stormed the large hilltop of Tal Burkan near the Faliteh Barrens……
The fresh phase of Western Qalamoun operation at Syria-Lebanon border is considered as the last phase of the joint anti-terrorism operation in the region……
The Syrian Army Tiger Forces and Tribal Forces have captured Qurat Rumailan, the Rumailan Dam, and 15 oil and gas wells 10km east of Dibisan in the southern Raqqah countryside. Government troops have also captured the Dibisan 1 and Dibisan 2 pumping stations.
ISIS allegedly lost 7 VBIEDs, a battle tank, and four vehicles during the clashes. At the same time the terrorist group headquarters in the vicinity of Al-Zemla was bombed by the Syrian Air Force.
Reports are circulating that the Tiger Forces and Tribal forces have almost reached the southern entrance to Raqqah after capturing the Ittihad University near Qusrat Afnan. […Read More…]
July 21, 2017: Fierce Clashes Between Army And ISIS
An intense fighting is ongoing between government forces and ISIS (Daesh, ISIL, IS) terrorists in the area of the Homs-Palmyra highway and near the border with Iraq.
According to pro-government sources, 30 ISIS members were killed and over 50 were injured during clashes in the area of Humaymah near the border with Iraq. 2 Syrian soldiers were killed as a result of the ISIS attack at the Al-Musheirefah Hill in the eastern Homs countryside. At the same time, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies advanced north of the Homs-Palmyra road and captured the Al-Alam Hill south of Taliaa al-Gharbia.
Meanwhile, Russian airstrikes destroyed at least 3 ISIS vehicles in the area of Jub Al-Abied east of Salamiyah.
According to local sources, government forces are going to resume the operation in the eastern Hama countryside within few days. The SAA, the National Defense Forces (NDF) and the Desert Hawks Brigade still see the liberation of Uqayrabat as a key part of the wider effort against ISIS in central Syria. […Read More…]
A Syrian official at the country’s oil industry announced that the Syrian Army troops have liberated over 40 oil wells in their anti-ISIL (Daesh, ISIS, IS) operations in Raqqa province in the last 30 days.
Ali Ibrahim said that the army men have since early June freed over 40 fixed oil pumps that had been destroyed by the ISIL before started retreat in Raqqa province.
He further added that after defusing landmines planted by the ISIL and reconstruction of the damaged oil pumps, most of the oil wells will start working normally and oil extraction will start soon.
The army men, deployed in Western Raqqa, launched a fresh round of operation a couple of das ago to move towards the last stronghold of ISIL in Eastern Homs that resulted in the liberation of 40 oil wells.
The army troops’ recent advances towards al-Sukhnah region have narrowed down the terrorist group’s oil exports.
According to a source, as the Syrian army’s Tiger Forces alongside other pro-government fighters started anti-terrorism operation to take back the strategic town of al-Sukhnah in Eastern Homs, the army soldiers managed to liberate half a dozen oil fields from ISIL militants which resulted in another major loss for the Takfiri terrorist group…………………………..
Hayat Tahrir al-Sham clashes with Ahrar al-Sham in Idlib Province
Syrian government forces have repelled a series of ISIS attacks in the countryside of Palmyra and continued their advance in the direction of Sukhna. An intense fighting is now ongoing in the mountain area overlooking the ISIS-held town. If it is taken by the army, the fate of Sukhna will be determined. ISIS is fiercely defending the town because its last ISIS major defense site on the Palmyra-Deir Ezzor road.
On Tuesday, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) attacked Aharar al-Sham in the province of Idlib. HTS stormed Ahrar al-Sham positions near the village of Hizareen and reportedly seized the village after series of firefights. At least two Ahrar al-Sham members, including a field commander, Yousef Al Fadl, were reportedly killed. Clashes also erupted in Maarat Numan and Jabal Zawiya. On Wednesday, firefights continued in the aforementioned areas as the both sides were deploying reinforcements in order to take an upper hand in the standoff.(…Read More…)
Syrian Army advancing on ISIS-held town of Sukhna
The Syrian Army Tiger Forces and Tribal forces captured the Deilla oil field south of the government-held town of Resafa in the province of Raqqah, according to pro-government sources. The Tiger Forces and their allies are steadily clearing from ISIS key areas south of the Resafa-Ithriyah road.
Government forces are developing momentum in the direction of Sukhna northeast of Palmyra. According to local sources, the army and its allies have captured new points en route to the ISIS-held town.(…Read More…)
The Syrian Army Tiger Forces and Tribal forces have liberated Bir al-Zamlah, Bir Rumaylan, Eastern Zamlah, the Zamlah pumping station and the gas fields of Zalmah and Khala, and Fahed and Dubaysan oil fields from ISIS terrorists in the southern part of Raqqah province.
Meanwhile, 12 Syrian soldiers have been allegedly killed in Hamima village in the eastern Homs countryside as a result of an ISIS attack started with VBIED. ISIS also claimed that it destroyed two SAA tanks with ATGMs and captured a T-62 tank, a bulldozer, 23mm and 12.7mm guns and two Konkurs missiles. A fighting is ongoing in the area.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said that he opposes the ceasefire deal in southern Syria brokered by the United States and Russia. The reason is that the agreement does not serve so-called Israeli interests. According to Netanyahu, the agreement perpetuates Iranian plans to set up a long-term presence on Israel’s northern border.