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Syria in Last 24 Hours: Army Confiscates Large Ammo Cargo in Homs

26 August 2015 15:34



The Syrian army confiscated a massive ammunition cargo in the province of Homs.

A truck loaded with large quantities of ammunition was seized on Homs-Salamiyeh road near the town of al-Mishirfeh, 18 kilometers to the Northeast of the city of Homs.

14 RPG shells, 14 propellant charges, a quantity of detonators and various types of ammunition were hidden in the vehicle, a military source said.

Also in the past 24 hours, some 30 terrorists were killed and injured in military operations in Beit Jin Farm in Damascus countryside.

The Syrian army also targeted terrorists’ positions in Rasm al-Rawadi village in the Southern province of Quneitra, killing a number of terrorists, mostly from al-Nusra Front.

The Syrian army troops targeted positions of terrorists of the so-called “Jeish al-Fath” in the village of al-Bahsa and in the vicinity of al-Masheik in the Northwestern countryside of Hama.

The army clashed with a terrorist group that infiltrated into the vicinity of al-Masheik village, and killed most of the terrorist group’s members and destroyed their vehicles.

Meanwhile, all members of a terrorist group were either killed or injured in military operations in al-Bahsa village in the Northwestern countryside of Hama on Monday night and Tuesday.

Elsewhere, the Syrian government forces on Tuesday killed a large group of the Takfiri militants in military operations across the Northern Province of Aleppo.

The army targeted hideouts and positions of terrorists of al-Nusra Front and the so-called “Al-Sham Front” and “Ahrar al-Sham Movement” in the neighborhoods of Bani Zaid, al-Lairamoun, al-Rashidin and near the Scientific Research Center in the Northwestern and Western part of Aleppo city.

The army also targeted concentration centers of terrorists in al-Mansourah, 10 km to the West of Aleppo city, killing a number of them.

The Syrian forces targeted terrorists’ movements in al-Sheikh Lutfi village and Eastern al-Sfeireh city in Southeastern Aleppo, and destroyed a number of the terrorists’ vehicles which were equipped with machine guns.

Meanwhile, the army conducted military operations against positions of the ISIL terrorists in the vicinity of the Air Force Academy in Eastern Aleppo, killing a number of them.

Also, the ISIL militants infiltrated into the Kurdish village of Qolan in the Southern countryside of Kobani, North Syria, and abducted dozens of civilians, local sources reported.

The sources said that there are women and children among the abductees, who have recently returned to their hometown after Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) regained the area and expelled militants of the radical group, ARA News reported.

“The ISIL terrorists took advantage of the absence of the Kurdish forces on Monday afternoon and infiltrated into the village,” a local source said.

“They’ve taken several Kurdish families as hostages,” the source said.

“As our forces were dismantling mines left by the ISIL in the Eastern side of Kobani, the terrorist group broke into the civilians houses and kidnapped dozens from the village of Qolan.” YPG fighter Sarhad Abbas said.

“We are concerned about the destiny of the abductees. We are aware that the barbarians of the ISIL use civilians as human shields during a battle, that’s why we are deeply concerned,” Abbas said.

Kurdish forces of the YPG and Pishmarga liberated the city of Kobani in January, after four months of fierce battles with the radical group of the ISIL.

In June, some ISIL militants infiltrated into Kobani city and committed a massacre in which dozens of civilians were slaughtered.

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