Syria in Last 24 Hours: Syrian Air Force Destroys Terrorists’ Command Gathering in Idlib province
The Syrian fighter jets pounded a meeting of terrorists in the city of Saraqib in Idlib province, killing 32 terrorists, including 11 notorious commanders.
The Syrian army also conducted major military operations in different parts of the country over last 24 hours.
The Syrian air force attacked a meeting of terrorist leaders in the Northwestern city of Saraqib in Idlib province, killing 32 militants, including 11 commanders.
The Syrian fighter jets launched airstrikes on a meeting of al-Nusra Front (recently renamed to Fatah al-Sham Front), Jeish al-Islam, Ajnad al-Sham, Soqour al-Sham, al-Jibhat al-Shamiya and Faylaq al-Sham commanders which killed 32 terrorists and wounded 21 others and destroyed several of their military vehicles.
The attack against the meeting which hosted a number of Turkish officers and Saudi Sheikhs too, also killed 11 terrorist commanders, including the Egyptian commander of Jeish al-Fatah, namely Abu Soleiman al-Mesri.
After the operation, the terrorist groups detained a large number of their members and executed 5 of them who were accused of betrayal and disclosing information about the venue and time of the meeting.
The Syrian army forces continued their military operations in the Eastern parts of Homs province and retook control of several regions.
The Syrian soldiers could force the ISIL terrorists to withdraw from more regions in the Southern parts of T4 airbase, West of Palmyra (Tadmur), after heavy clashes with them.
The army units also inflicted 10 losses on the terrorists and destroyed their military hardware.
They also killed 15 militants in the Eastern side of T4 airbase and smashed two ISIL military vehicles.
Earlier on Thursday, the Syrian ground and air forces pounded the command centers and hideouts of the ISIL and al-Nusra Front (recently renamed to Fatah al-Sham Front) in the Northern and Eastern parts of Homs, inflicting heavy damages and casualties on them.
The Syrian army forces targeted the ISIL terrorists in the Northern parts of Katiba al-Mahjoura, Be’r al-Fawa’er, and Jahar in West of Palmyra in Eastern Homs, killing a number of terrorists and destroying 10 military vehicles.
Also, the Syrian soldiers attacked the militants’ positions in al-Rastan, Talbiseh, and several villages in Northern Homs which smashed their bases and killed tens of them.
The Syrian fighter jets, meantime, targeted the gathering and command centers of al-Nusra Front in the Northern parts of Ezz Iddin village in Northern Homs which blew up their military equipment and killed dozens of militants, including one of their commanders, namely Abu Odai.
The Syrian army has sent a large number of forces and military equipment to its bases in the Eastern parts of Aleppo province, including Kuweires airbase, to start operations to liberate the two strategic towns of al-Bab and Deir Hafer.
A media source reported that the Syrian soldiers along with the National Defense Forces and Iraq’s Hezbollah al-Nujaba Movement have been dispatched from Aleppo and the nearby areas to Kuweires airbase and the air force academy in Eastern Aleppo.
The source added that hundreds of soldiers have been sent to Kuweires along with their military vehicles, missile-launchers, heavy artilleries and a large number of weapons and missiles.
Other reports also said that the ISIL has sent a large number of its members to Deir Hafer, al-Imam and other towns near Kuweires leading to continued clashes between them and the Syrian army forces in al-Harmal region and areas near the air force academy.
News websites affiliated to the dissidents reported that al-Nusra Front (recently renamed to Fatah al-Sham Front) has rejected the ceasefire agreement after the militants in Wadi al-Bardi of Western Ghouta of Damascus reached an agreement with the army, and the government granted amnesty to many of them in the region.
Field sources reported that the groups affiliated to al-Nusra have launched offensive against the Syrian army’s outposts in Wadi al-Bardi and received harsh responses from the Syrian soldiers.
In response to these attacks, the terrorists’ gathering centers and moves in the two towns of Kafar al-Zait and Deir Qanoun were attacked by missile and artillery fire which killed at least 7 militants.
Informed sources disclosed that infighting among al-Nusra militants has created this situation in a way that some of them have rejected and others have accepted the peace agreement and relocation from Wadi al-Bardi.
A Syrian military official said that all villages in Wadi al-Bardi will return to the Syrian government control, warning that the army will intensify its military operations until full liberation of the region if the terrorists don’t accept the peace agreement.
The Damascus government granted amnesty to nearly 500 dissidents and ex-militants in the Western countryside of Damascus on Wednesday.
The Syrian army thwarted an ISIL attack against one of its positions in Deir Ezzur province with a bomb-laden drone and targeted their moves and bases in the region with the help of the air force.
The Syrian army units targeted the suicide drone in Tal Barouk region which was flying towards one of the army’s military positions and blew it up in the air.
Meantime, the Syrian army forces, supported by the air force, launched attacks on ISIL moves in different districts of Deir Ezzur city and its countryside, destroying one of their bases and inflicting damages and tolls on them.
The Syrian fighter jets and artillery units also pounded the ISIL gathering centers in Jabal al-Tharda, Albu Omar, al-Mari’a, al-Baqaliya, al-Hosseiniya, al-Jufra, Huwaija Seqar, al-Hessan and al-Roshdiya, killing and wounding tens of militants.