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Syria in Last 24 Hours: Army Starts New Phase of Military Operations in Eastern Damascus

6 May 2017 16:04

 

The Syrian army troops and their allies kicked off a new phase of military operations to take control of several other regions in the Eastern countryside of Damascus.

The Syrian government troops pushed back the terrorists from several districts in al-Qaboun in Eastern Ghouta.

The Syrian army also continued its military operations in other key provinces across Syria over the past 24 hours.

Damascus

The Syrian army in a new phase of its military operations in al-Qaboun in the Eastern countryside of Damascus managed to push back the terrorists again.

“The Syrian soldiers made major advances in street battles in al-Qaboun in Eastern Ghouta and took back many more regions from the terrorists in the area,” the Arabic-language media quoted a military source as saying.

The source went on to say that after breaking the last defense line of the terrorists South of Al-Qaboun, the army managed to recapture several more apartment blocs and kill more terrorists.

He added that the quick advances by the Syrian army in al-Qaboun have forced many terrorists to flee through underground tunnels.

“In view of the massive attacks by the Syrian army’s missile, artillery and tank units, the freedom of al-Qaboun is imminent,” the source added.

Although nearly all key points in the al-Qaboun neighborhood have been captured by the Syrian army troops, negotiations are still underway over a militant capitulation that would have members of the terrorist groups evacuated to Idlib.

Hama

The Syrian army managed to thwart a massive counterattack launched by Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board) to stop the army advances in Northern Hama and take back lost lands.

Tahrir Al-Sham launched an offensive in the Wadi Al-Adib area of Northern Hama as they attempted to reclaim the territory they lost to the Syrian Army in recent weeks in Northern Hama province.

The Syrian soldiers along with the National Defense Forces (NDF) repulsed the assault after inflicting heavy losses on the terrorists.

A military source pointed to the heavy losses of the terrorists in the Syrian army’s missile and artillery attacks, and said that the Syrian army troops seized a large amount of weapons and ammunition from the terrorists after repelling their attack.

Deir Ezzur

The Syrian army troops continued their military operations against the ISIL terrorist group in Deir Ezzur, and managed to take control of the electricity company in the region.

The army and its allies managed to recapture the Deir Ezzur Electricity Company near al-Tharda Mountains after advancing from the Western direction of al-Tamin Base, killing and wounding at least 20 terrorists.

The government troops also continued their military operations in Deir Ezzur province, hitting the ISIL near al-Tharda Mountains which resulted in recapturing several points near the Mountains.

The Syrian air force also targeted and pounded the concentration centers and movements of the ISIL in the surrounding areas of Deir Ezzur Electricity Company, al-Mo’amel region, al-Maqaber (cemetery) region, Khanzir and Milad hills as well as their surrounding areas.

A military source pointed to the terrorists’ heavy losses in the army offensives in Deir Ezzur on Thursday and Friday, and said that the large-scale withdrawal of the ISIL from these regions has helped the Syrian army inch closer to cutting one of the main routes of the terrorists.

Earlier on Friday, the Syrian army and air force intensified their military operations and airstrikes against the ISIL terrorist group in Deir Ezzur to break the siege of the city’s military airport, destroying several military positions and concentration centers of the terrorists.

The ISIL’s positions and headquarters came under the heavy strikes of the Syrian air force and were destroyed.

Meantime, the Syrian army and the National Defense Forces (NDF) launched large-scale military operation on Deir Ezzur city cemetery advancing towards the Republican Guard Regiment base.

According to reports, pro-government forces reached outskirts of the base after killing and wounding at least 10 ISIL militants.

The Syrian army units targeted and pounded the ISIL’s movements in the surrounding areas of Sarieh Juneid Southwest of al-Tamin Brigade which resulted in the destruction of a military vehicle as well as death and injury of a number of terrorists.

The Syrian army also launched a series of artillery and missile attacks on ISIL gatherings at Raqqa bridge and in the area west of Al-Sanouf hill, inflicting heavy casualties in ISIL ranks, while also damaging their positions and equipment.

The Syrian air force launched heavy attacks on ISIL’s military positions in al-Rasafeh, the surrounding areas of al-Maqaber (cemetery) region, al-Tharda region and bloc-manufacturing factories which resulted in the death and injury of a large number of terrorists and destruction of their weapons and ammunition.

Homs

The Syrian Army troops and allied forces repelled ISIL’s large-scale attack on pro-government forces’ positions in the Eastern part of Homs province, killing and wounding a number of terrorists.

The Syrian army soldiers warded off a massive attack by the terrorists on the newly-liberated al-Shoumeriyeh mountain in Homs province.

The ISIL terrorists launched a counter-attack in Eastern Homs province and targeted several points in Al-Shoumeriyeh Mountain that were recaptured by Syrian army troops days ago.

According to reports, after hours of bloody battle, the army units completely repelled the ISIL assault, inflicting casualties and losses on the assailants.

Dara’a

Fierce infighting intensified among the militants of the so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA) terrorist group in the Western part of Dara’a, leaving several dead and injured from both sides.

The two FSA factions, known as Al-Moetaz Billah and Abu Mousa Tarshan, engaged in heavy clashes in the town of Al-Yadoudeh following disputes over joint checkpoints and sharing of ammunition that ended up in scores of casualties on both sides.

Hassan Malek al-Mosalemeh, a senior FSA commander who has launched many attacks on the Syrian army, specially in al-Maneshiyeh region was also killed in the infighting.

Raqqa

At least 27 civilians were killed and wounded in fresh US airstrikes on regions in the city of Raqqa.

The US-led coalition fighter jets targeted Post al-Darieh, Al-Boulman garage and the old garage district in Raqqa city, killing 12 civilians and injuring 15 others.

Meantime, several Syrian civilians were killed and wounded in the US-led coalition airstrikes on the market of the village of al-Dashisheh near al-Shadadi city in Southern Hasaka province.

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