Syria in Last 24 Hours: Army Destroys Militants’ Defense Lines in Lattakia Province
The army units backed by the popular forces inflicted heavy losses on the militants in Lattakia province, killing scores of militants and injuring many more in heavy clashes.
The Syrian army and popular forces also hit hard the military positions of the Takfiri terrorists in other key provinces across Syria.
The terrorist groups suffered a heavy death toll after the Syrian Army troops thwarted their attempts to prevail over the government forces’ positions near Kinsibba at the border of Lattakia and Idlib provinces in Northwestern Syria.
The terrorists of Jeish al-Fatah, deployed in the Northeastern part of Lattakia near border with Idlib province, violated the ceasefire and stormed the Syrian government forces’ strongholds near Kinsibba, but their attacks were fended off by the army.
The heavy missile and artillery shelling the terrorists by the Syrian army forced Jeish al-Fatah to pull its militants back from Ruweisat al-Malek and Nahshaba hill and the army retook full control over them in a rapid counter attack.
Jeish al-Fatah suffered a heavy death after its members were caught in the Syrian army’s traps.
At least four terrorist were captured by the government forces too.
ISIL’s large bomb-making facilities alongside a huge depot of the terrorist group’s ammunition and weapons was targeted and destroyed in a joint operation carried out by the Syrian Army and the National Defense Forces (NDF) in Southern side of Aleppo city.
The Syrian army and the NDF surrounded the ISIL strongholds around several large-scale warehouses and opened heavy fire at the terrorist group’s positions which ended in large explosions inside warehouses.
The explosions were very heavy and forced the ISIL to pull its forces back from the fighting area that pave the way for the government forces to capture the terrorists’ strongholds and the warehouses.
The government forces later found out that there was a large workshop for making bombs and missiles inside the warehouses.
The ISIL suffered a heavy death toll in the attacks.
The Syrian Army’s aircraft and artillery units targeted concentration centers of the ISIL and al-Nusra Front across Homs province, inflicting a heavy death toll on the terrorists.
The Syrian fighter jets carried out several combat sorties over the ISIL gathering centers in al-Sukhneh, farms in the Eastern and Northern parts of the recently-liberated city of Palmyra (Tadmur), Khanifis and al-Swaniyeh al-Sharghi and Quaryatayn’s countryside, and targeted them heavily which claimed the lives of tens of terrorists and destroyed their military hardware in large scale.
In the meantime, the Syrian artillery units opened fire at centers of the al-Nusra Front in the Northern part of Homs province near Talbiseh, al-Hilaliyeh and Tir Ma’ala, which ended in the killing of scores of the terrorists, specially in al-Hilaliyeh where the entire members of the terrorist group were killed.
Informed sources said that the terrorists of Ahrar al-Sham, al-Nusra Front and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) have launched a huge offensive against the ISIL positions Southwest of Dara’a province.
“The joint front of al-Nusra, Ahrar al-Sham and FSA were able to capture the villages of Sheikh Saad, Jaleen, al-Tairah, Nah and Al-A’jami from the ISIL,” sources said.
The ISIL terrorist group executed 15 of its own members in the Northeastern city of Raqqa on charges of assassinating one of the group’s senior commanders, the Syrian Human Rights Watch said in formal statement.
“The ISIL arrested at least 35 of its own members on Saturday on charge of leaking information about the secret hideout of Abu al-Hija’ al-Tounisi, who was killed in an air raid on Wednesday,” the statement said.
“The ISIL security forces in Raqqa found 15 of the arrested members guilty and sentenced them to death penalty,” the statement added.
The Syrian Army thwarted several attempts by the terrorists to break its line of defense in the Eastern province of Deir Ezzur, imposing heavy casualties on them, military sources said Monday.
“The ISIL offensives on the government forces’ strongholds from the Eastern side of Deir Ezzur airbase were repulsed by the Syrian army men,” the sources said, adding, “The ISIL’s military vehicles and equipment sustained major damage in the failed attacks near the villages of al-Jafreh and al-Mura’yeh.”
“The Syrian air fleet, meantime, targeted the ISIL concentration centers in the villages of Haweija Saker, al-Jafreh and al-Mura’yeh in the Eastern part of the airbase, and inflicted a heavy death toll on the militants,” the sources further added.
The Al-Nusra Front terrorist group’s spokesman and 19 other militants were killed and several more were wounded in the joint airstrike of the Russian and Syrian fighter jets in the Northwestern province of Idlib.
Abu Foras al-Souri, his son and several senior commanders of al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Front had participated in a secret meeting in the village of Kafr Jales.
The Syrian and Russian Air Forces, tipped off by the intelligence agents, traced and targeted the venue of the meeting, which ended in the killing of al-Souri, his son and 19 senior commanders of the terrorist group.
There were several non-Syrian commanders among the killed terrorists in the attack.
Al-Souri was one of founding members of al-Nusra Front and one of senior members of the Front’s Consultative Assembly.
Al-Souri had participated in Afghanistan war in 1980s as one of members of al-Qaeda.
He had close relation with Osama bin Laden.
Tens of ISIL terrorists were killed or wounded and their military equipment was destroyed in the Syrian Army offensives Northeast of Sweida province.
The Syrian Army stormed the ISIL positions near Tal al-Sheiheb al-Janoubi, which ended in the killing or wounding of dozens of the terrorists, while the militants’ military vehicles and equipment sustained major damage too.
Also on Friday, the Syrian army and popular forces continued their advances in the Northeastern parts of Sweida province, and destroyed ISIL’s gathering centers there.
The ISIL’s military positions were razed down by Syrian army and popular forces near Tal al-Sheiheb al-Janoubi.
Scores of ISIL terrorists were killed and wounded in the Syrian army’s attacks on their positions.
The Takfiri terrorists’ military hardware also sustained heavy losses in the army’s attacks.