Syria in Last 24 Hours: Army Inflicts Heavy Losses on Terrorists in Deir Ezzur Province
The Syrian army hit hard the terrorists’ military positions and hardware in Deir Ezzur province in Eastern Syria.
The terrorists in Deir Ezzur province sustained heavy losses in tough battle with the Syrian army.
The Syrian army also continued its advances in other key provinces across Syria.
The Syrian army backed by the country’s air force heavily pounded ISIL’s military positions and movements in Deir Ezzur, destroying the terrorist group’s military bases.
The Syrian army troops launched heavy artillery attacks on ISIL’s military positions and movements in the Surrounding areas of Panorama school, around Tal al-Barouk (al-Barouk hilltop), Ayash village, al-Tharda mountain and near Deir Ezzur military airport which resulted in the destruction of several ISIL military bases and death of several terrorists.
Meantime, the Syrian fighter jets pounded the military bases and movements of the ISIL in al-Hamidiyeh, Panorama and the two villages of al-Baqilieh and Ayash which resulted in the death and injury of a number of ISIL terrorists and destruction of their military vehicles.
The Syrian army forces and its allies have plans to accelerate military operations in the battlegrounds to reach the outskirts of Deir Ezzur city after the US-led coalition downed a Syrian warplane in Raqqa.
Field reports said that after the US attack against the Syrian warplane in Western Raqqa, the army soldiers are now preparing for several coordinated military operations to advance towards Deir Ezzur.
ISIL units deployed at the Palmyra-al-Sukhnah region are expected to face major pressure by the Syrian army units who intend to take control of al-Sukhnah and move towards Deir Ezzur.
Also, the Syrian army is endeavoring to advance in Ithriya-al-Tabaqah region after retaking the two strategic regions of al-Masbah and Tal Abuzain to block the ISIL path into Southeastern Aleppo – in the Eastern parts of Khanasser road.
After liberation of the strategic city of al-Rasafah and several points around it, the Syrian soldiers will soon turn the city, located along the Euphrates river, into their operational center to advance towards Deir Ezzur from the Northwest and separate the city from the positions of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), and therefore, foil the US plots to help the SDF to reach Deir Ezzur.
The Syrian army recaptured the key town of Rasafeh after fierce clashes with the terrorists in Western Raqqa on Monday, forcing a large number of the terrorists to retreat from their positions towards other areas in the province.
Syrian soldiers managed to liberate the important town and the crossroads of Rasafah in Southwestern Raqqa.
A military source, meantime, announced that Damascus troops are currently defusing the mines and bombs planted by the ISIL terrorists in the town.
Now that they have captured Rasafah, army troops are able to secure the path to Deir Ezzur as Rasafah is the junction of the roads from Raqqa city and Deir Ezzur province.
The source also disclosed that following the recent advances made the Syrian troops which resulted in recapturing Rasafah, the Kurdish militants will not be able to move towards the key energy zones from the direction of Southern al-Tabbaqa.
The Syrian army continued its military operations in the Eastern countryside of Homs province, and managed to seize over 110 square kilometers of land by making huge advances in Eastern Palmyra (Tadmur).
“The Syrian army managed to seize 112 square kilometers of land in Eastern Palmyra and also won control of Station 3 for pumping oil and Zahr Hamar region in the Southeastern part of Palmyra.
A military source pointed to the Syrian army’s advances, and said the soldiers inflicted heavy losses on the ISIL in terms of militants and military equipment.
The Syrian army engaged in clashes with the terrorists in the Eastern Ghouta of Damascus and regained control of several points after militants violated the ceasefire.
The terrorists stationed in Ain Tarma and the adjacent farms in Eastern Ghouta targeted al-Dokhaniyeh region near Damascus with mortars, killing and wounding several civilians.
In response, the army forces attacked the terrorists’ positions in Jobar, Ain Tarma and Arabayn in Eastern Damascus with artillery and missile fire and retook control of certain regions between Jobar and al-Kabas bridge by advancing through the Ain Tarma front.
Meantime, the army troops recaptured Be’r al-Qasab region in Southeastern Damascus after clashes with the terrorists.
The Syrian air force also pounded several positions of the terrorists in Jobar district of Eastern Damascus.
The Syrian army last week sent hundreds of reinforcements to Damascus province as security sources disclosed that the government troops are preparing for sensitive and massive military operations near the capital city.
“The Syrian army intends to kick off a large-scale military operation soon to recapture Jobar district from terrorists,” a security source said.
The source went on to say that Damascus is in the final stage of preparations to dispatch troops and military equipment to the vital front while the missile and artillery units of the Syrian army are continuously targeting the terrorists’ defense lines in the region.
“Jobar is highly important for the Damascus government because by recapturing this region, the terrorists will no longer be able to hit the capital city with their rockets and mortar shells.
The Syrian army and air force continued raiding Al-Nusra Front (also known as Fatah al-Sham Front or the Levant Liberation Board) in Southwestern and Southeastern Damascus, inflicting major losses on the terrorists.
The Syrian army resumed its military operations against the terrorist groups in Dara’a and made considerable advances by cutting the link between the militants in the Eastern and Western parts of the city.
The resumption of the Syrian army’s military operation came after the ceasefire in the city ended and the Damascus government and the representatives of the terrorist groups did not reach an agreement.
The Syrian army troops managed to take control of the air defense battalion and Tal al-Sailieh after engaging in fierce clashes with the terrorist groups West of Dara’a Balad.
The Syrian troops also managed to win control over a military road in the Western Customs region and disconnected the Eastern and Western Dara’a.
The Syrian army’s artillery and missile units backed up by the country’s air force also pounded the terrorists’ military positions in Tariq al-Assad and al-Makhim camp.
An explosion in one of the headquarters of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) in the town of al-Bab in the Northern part of Aleppo province killed at least two commanders and left 13 others wounded in al-War district in of Al-Bab city.
Two FSA commanders named Abu Halal Homsi and Abu Omar al-Nimr were killed in the blast incident.
The attack on the FSA military positions took place at a time when a joint operation room to administer and monitor the military conditions in al-Bab town was set up several days ago.
Hundreds of Damascus government’s reinforcement troops joined other Syrian army troops in Raqqa province to help them in the ongoing battle against the ISIL in Raqqa province.
The dispatch of the reinforcements comes concurrent with the Syrian army’s military advances in Raqqa province which resulted in recapturing ISIL’s strategic town of al-Resafa and also after the US-led coalition forces downed a Syrian fighter jet.
Hundreds of Syrian army troops arrived in Raqqa province from the Eastern part of Damascus to accelerate the anti-ISIL military operations West of Raqqa and also movements towards Deir Ezzur.
The fresh forces are also to accomplish the mission of protecting the newly-liberated areas against the ISIL and possibly the Kurdish forces.