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Syria in Last 24 Hours: Army Makes New Gains in Key Provinces

19 December 2015 11:00



The Syrian army backed by Hezbollah fighters and the Russian air force destroyed terrorists’ positions in Lattakia, Dara’a, Sweida and Aleppo provinces over the past 24 hours.

Dozens of terrorists were killed and many more were wounded in the Syrian army’s military operations across Syria on Friday.


The Syrian Army and its allies are advancing rapidly along 3 different fronts in the Northern part of the coastal province of Lattakia, military experts said Friday.

“In a matter of 2 and a half months, the Syrian army’s 103rd Brigade and their allies have seized several kilometers of territory inside Jabal Al-Turkmen (Turkmen Mountains) and Jabal Al-Akrad (Kurdish Mountains), while the Turkish-backed militant groups retreat along several axes,” the experts said.

Meantime, the Syrian army and popular forces discovered a large depot of weapons and ammunition and tens of military vehicles in the newly-captured Jabal al-Sayyid in the Northern part of Lattakia, battlefield sources said Friday.

“The Syrian government forces seized a large volume of military hardware, including weapons, vehicles and ammunition in the positions of the militant groups after the terrorists retreated from their strongholds in Jabal al-Sayyid,” the sources said.

“The army troops found a 50-meter-long tunnel containing vehicle and equipment used by the militant groups to dig new tranches and tunnels in the battlefronts,” the sources said.

The sources further added that with recapture of the Jabal al-Sayyid, the army is now in a very good position of monitoring the militants’ movements in al-Mreij region.

The Syrian government forces have advanced against the militant groups across the mountainous regions in Northern and Northeastern parts of the coastal province, including along border with Turkey.

Dara’a & Sweida

The Syrian army announced a few minutes ago that a senior commander of the militant group of Jabahat Thuwar Souria was killed along with his comrades in the government forces’ operation in Dara’a al-Balad, South of Syria.

“Ridha Muhannad al-Masalmeh, a senior commander of Jabhat Thuwar Souria was killed in clashes with the army and its allies,” the army said.

“Al-Nusra Front’s positions in al-Nazihin Camp in Dara’a al-Balad also came under attacks of the Syrian forces, which ended in the destruction of Nusra military hardware,” the army added.

“A convoy of the militants’ military vehicles was also targeted by the army men in Dara’a al-Mahatta,” the army said.

“The army troops continued targeting terrorists’ movements on the border between Dara’a and Sweida provinces, killing all members of a terrorist group moving on the road between Busra al-Sham city in Dara’a and Barad village in the Southwestern part of Sweida province,” the army further added.

The Syrian army and its allies have the upper hand in confronting the militant groups in Dara’a province.


Massive joint operations of the Syrian Army and its allies in the Southern territories of Aleppo province claimed the lives of a large number of terrorists, including a senior field commander of the Thuwar al-Sham militant group.

“Mohammad Sheikh al-Jubb, one of the notorious commanders of Thuwr al-Sham in the battlefields of the Northern province of Aleppo, was killed in the offensives of the Syrian government forces,” military sources said.

“Killing of Sheikh al-Jubb was a catastrophe for the militant group,” the sources added.

“The militant group sustained heavy damage on its military grid in the army attacks too,” they said.

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