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Syria in Last 24 Hours: Army Recaptures More Key Towns s in Aleppo

3 June 2017 16:49

 

The Syrian army continued its military operations in Eastern Aleppo by purging terrorists from key towns and regions.

The army units drove back the ISIL terrorists from several regions in Eastern Aleppo and closed off the entire supply lines of the terrorists to the town of Maskana there.

The Syrian troops killed several terrorists and injured many more in fierce clashes over controlling of strategic regions. They also destroyed military equipment of the terrorists.

The Syrian army also continued its advances in other key provinces across Syria.

Aleppo

The Syrian Army troops continued to hit ISIL’s defense lines in Eastern Aleppo and managed to recapture two more key towns, closing off the entire supply lines of the terrorists to the town of Maskana.

The army units stormed ISIL’s concentration centers and drove terrorists out of the towns of Jadi’eh Kabireh and Jadi’eh Saqireh Southwest of Maskana, cutting off the entire supply roads of the militants to Maskana, the last stronghold of the terrorists in Aleppo province.

ARA news, meantime, confirmed that the army soldiers have been capable of taking control over the entire road to Maskana, adding that the Russian fighter jets have been continuously targeting ISIL’s positions in the region.

Also, AMN reported that the army units have pushed ISIL back from Maskana’s silos.

Meantime, military sources reported that the Syrian Army forces have launched a fresh round of operations to target ISIL’s strongholds in Southeastern Aleppo.

The sources said that the army soldiers began targeting ISIL’s positions along the entire frontier East of the Aleppo supply road, adding that following fresh gains by the Tiger Forces in the Maskana Plains, the forces of the 30th Division of the Republican Guard headed from the provincial capital to the Khanasser Plains, looking to slice adrift ISIL’s territory in Southeastern Aleppo.

The Republican Guard is yet to begin large-scale storming operations and is currently gathering information and intel on ISIL positions.

Homs

The Syrian Army troops seized a number of US-made Humvee armored vehicles after capturing an ISIL base in Badiyeh (desert) in Eastern Homs.

The army men were carrying out cleansing operation in the newly-captured regions in Badiyeh when they discovered several High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), commonly known as the Humvee, at the ISIL base.

The Humvee vehicles were equipped with communication devices and a number of bombs.

In the meantime, the army forces seized maquettes of armored vehicles, cannons and missile launchers used by ISIL to fool reconnaissance planes imaging the region.

Dara’a

The Syrian Army troops ambushed terrorists in two different regions in Dara’a province, killing 20 militants and wounding several more, media sources reported Friday.

The Arabic-language al-Mayadeen TV quoted local sources as saying that the army soldiers ambushed a group of terrorists along a road that connects Kafr Shams to Aqraba in Northern Dara’a, killing 17 terrorists.

The source added that three more terrorists were killed in another ambush operation of the army men along a read that links the towns of al-Qariyeh al-Sharqiyeh and al-Sowareh.

The sources went on to say that the army is dispatching more fresh forces to Dara’a, preparing for a large-scale operation in the region.

The sources added that the army’s imminent operation is aimed at accessing borders of Dara’a province with Jordan and blocking border-crossings that have been used for infiltration of terrorists backed up by al-Mouk operation room in Jordan.

Military sources believe that the army’s upcoming operation in Dara’a will play a complementary role for the pro-government operations against ISIL militants in Sweida towards the desert of Syria.

The ISIL and Al-Nusra Front (also known as Fatah al-Sham Front or the Levant Liberation Board) have been using Jordan’s soil for training their forces and as strategic center for receiving logistical support in Dara’a and Eastern and Southern Damascus.

Local sources said that the terrorist groups are gathering their forces in Dara’a province to face the army that has forwarded a large number fresh forces and a large number of military equipment, including tens of tanks, to the region to use them in an imminent operation in the Southern part of the country.

Raqqa

Local sources in Northeastern Syrian reported that the predominately Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are now within the striking distance of the last ISIL supply route to Raqqa after their fresh advances in the province.

The sources said that following the liberation of a dozen villages in the last 48 hours, the SDF managed to impose full control over the village of al-Thadyayn Southwest of Raqqa, thus cementing its siege of a tiny ISIL pocket around the junction town of al-Mansoureh.

At least 19 ISIL militants were killed during the clashes while dozens of RPG rocket launchers and tons of ammunition were seized, Kurdish sources said.

Damascus

The Syrian pro-government forces have launched a fresh round of attack on the US-backed militant groups’ concentration centers and movements in Syria’s desert land stretching to the East of the capital Damascus, well-informed sources confirmed on Friday.

The sources said that the army troops engaged in clashes with the terrorist groups of Ausoud al-Sharqiyeh and Ahmed al-Abdou affiliated to the US-Backed Free Syrian Army near the villages of Dakwah and Beir Qassab villages East of Damascus International Airport.

The sources further added that the offensive aimed at expanding the army’s control around the Airport and securing the important Tishrin Power Plant (located between Dakwah and the Airport) that was under the terrorists’ repeated rocket attacks.

Meantime, local sources said that ISIL and Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board) engaged in fierce clashes in the Yarmouk Palestinian Refugee Camp, leaving a number of militants dead and several more wounded.

The sources said that a number of ISIL terrorists were killed in a fresh round of clashes with the rival group of Tahrir al-Sham rival in Abi Hashish square in Yarmouk camp.

The sources also said that Jeish al-Islam has set fire at the crops of villagers in al-Ash’ari farms in Eastern Ghouta.

Also, a number of terrorists left the Yarmouk Camp in line with an agreement between the Syrian army and the militants stationed in the region.

Based on the agreement between the army and the militants in the four towns of Fua’a, Kafraya, al-Zabadani and Madhaya, 4 patients along with 12 of their family members were allowed by the terrorists to leave Fua’a and Kafraya in Northern Idlib for Aleppo.

Also, the same number of militants withdrew from Yarmouk Refugee Camp and left for Idlib.

Deir Ezzur

The Syrian Air Force carried out several combat sorties over ISIL’s strongholds and movements in the Southern outskirts of Deir Ezzur city, inflicting major losses on the terrorists.

ISIL lost a number of forces and its military hardware sustained major damage in the army air raids on terrorists’ positions and movements in al-Maqaber (cemetery) region, Tal (hill) Aloush, Tal 17 and Tamin Brigade baes.

The army forces, meantime, repelled an attack of ISIL on the pro-government forces’ positons in al-Huweiqa neighborhood, killing a number of terrorists.

Also, the army’s artillery and missile units opened fire at ISIL’s centers in al-Maqaber, Panorama base, Tal Borouk, Tal Alounsh and the city’s old airport.

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