Syria in Last 24 Hours: People Protest against ISIL’s Presence in Reqqa
People poured to the streets of the city of Reqqa and rallied against the presence of terrorist groups in their city.
The ISIL terrorists arrested 300 residents of Reqqa city and they started shooting at people to disperse them which led to the injury of several of the residents.
Also in the past 24 hours, military sources said on Sunday that several terrorist groups ran away from the battlefield in Southern Syria.
Reports from al-Nuaima town in Reef (countryside of) Daraa said that 4 terrorist groups affiliated to al-Mo’taz division have fled the town and another terrorist cell has escaped the refugee camp in Reef Daraa.
Tens of terrorists were killed during the Sunday clashes with the Syrian army in the Wheat Silos district and the surrounding areas in Daraa and its countryside.
Also the army forces killed all members of two terrorists groups in Jordan and al-Tollabiya streets and destroyed 2 of their armored vehicles.
The latest reports said that the army is still on the march in Daraa countryside.
The Syrian army continued its advances in Daraa on Sunday, and seized back a strategic hilltop in the Southern province.
“The army units purged terrorists from al-Sheikh al-Hossein hilltop in the Northeastern parts of Daraa,” a Syrian military source told FNA today.
The military source reiterated that the Syrian army is now in full control over the hilltop.
Also, the Syrian warplanes pounded a gathering of the Takfiri terrorist leaders in Southern Syria.
The Syrian jet fighters hit the command center of the militant commanders in Daraa province in Southern Syria, and killed tens of terrorists, including senior commanders, and injured dozens more.
The terrorist groups started fresh military operations to capture the Southern city of Daraa on Thursday, but they failed.
Meantime, a Saudi newspaper claimed that Turkey is paving the ground for military intervention in Syria amid the Syrian army and Kurdish forces’ united operations to defend their lands against the ISIL in the Northeastern city of Hasaka.
The London-based al-Hayat newspaper reported on Sunday that 12,000 Turkish forces are ready for military intervention in Syria under the pretext of creating a buffer zone to protect the Turkish borders against the threat of the terrorist groups.
It also added that the Kurdish forces deployed in Hasaka have joined the Syrian government forces to fight against the ISIL terrorists in the Eastern parts of the country.
The Syrian government confirmed on Saturday that the army troops have secured Hasaka, rejecting reports that the ISIL terrorists are still in control of the main buildings there.
The Syrian government issued a statement yesterday, saying that Hasaka is now safe and the army soldiers are cleansing the city from the remnants of the Takfiri militants.
The statement added that the terrorists tried to sneak into the city for several times, but the Syrian forces hunted them down.
It also denied a report that a major prison in Hasaka was attacked by the terrorist group, saying that the facility in Ghweiran District is under the control of government forces.
Chief of Hasaka Police Department General Hasib al-Tahan told SANA that neighborhoods on Hasakah outskirts which were claimed to have been captured by ISIL, including Ghweiran, al-Aziziyeh and al-Salehiyeh, are “all safe.”
The ISIL Takfiri terrorists currently control shrinking swathes of Syria and Iraq. They have threatened all communities, including Shiites, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians, Ezadi Kurds and others, as they continue their atrocities in Iraq.
Senior Iraqi officials have blamed Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and some Persian Gulf Arab states for the growing terrorism in their country.
The ISIL has links with Saudi intelligence and is believed to be indirectly supported by the Israeli regime.
Also, hundreds of young volunteers in Hasaka joined the Syrian army to take part in the campaign against ISIL as the war against the Takfiri terrorists is raging in three different fronts.
The Syrian youth in Hasaka joined the tribal forces and the army units in the ongoing fight against the foreign-backed Takfiri terrorists.
Heavy fighting is currently underway between the Syrian army and terrorists in the Southwestern and Western parts of Hasaka, FNA dispatches said.