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Syria in Past 24 Hours: Scores of Civilians Killed, Wounded in Satanic US-Led Coalition Airstrikes

27 June 2017 14:16

 

Over 20 civilians were killed or injured in the US-led coalition air raids in Raqqa province in Northeastern Syria.

Raqqa

Local sources reported that the US-led coalition warplanes carried out several combat flights over different neighborhoods of Raqqa city to back up the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), killing a child and injuring 12 others mostly women and children.

In the meantime, 8 civilians were killed and several more were wounded in another air raid of the fighter jets in Raqqa.

Also in the past 24 hours, the predominately Kurdish SDF continued their anti-ISIL operation codenamed the Euphrates Rage in Raqqa province and managed to drive terrorists out of a key neighborhood in Raqqa city.

The Kurdish forces announced that they have captured the al-Qadisia district following three days of heavy clashes with the ISIL militants.

Deir Ezzur

Several people were killed and injured in a series of mortar attacks by the ISIL militants against residential areas in Deir Ezzur province in Syria.

One civilian was killed and 20 more were injured due to an attack by ISIL Takfiri terrorist organization with mortar shells on al-Qusour and al-Joura neighborhoods in Deir Ezzur city, SANA reported.

The Syrian Army troops’ operation to lift ISIL’s siege on Deir Ezzur city and its military airport has inflicted major losses on the terrorists and held them back behind their defense lines.

Meanwhile, Syrian soldiers, backed up by the country’s Air Force, repelled several attacks of the ISIL on the pro-government forces’ positions in Deir Ezzur, killing tens of Takfiri militants and destroying their military equipment.

Also on Monday, the Syrian Armed forces and the Russian Air Force launched heavy attacks on ISIL’s defense lines after the terrorists’ large-scale offensive on pro-government forces’ positions in Deir Ezzur was repulsed.

The ISIL launched an offensive in the Deir Ezzur province, targeting the Syrian Army positions around the Panorama Roundabout in the Western outskirts of Deir Ezzur city.

ISIL began the assault by storming the army’s defense lines East of the Panorama School which resulted in fierce clashes.

As the Takfiri terrorists failed to advance against the army, the ISIL tried to bring in reinforcements from the Tayyem Valley, but pro-government forces hit their vehicles, destroying them and killing scores of militants.

According to reports, over 10 militants were killed near the Panorama Roundabout and a large number of other ISIL elements were killed in the Tayyem Valley.

In the meantime, the army’s artillery and missile units along with the Syrian fighter jets pounded ISIL’s positions in the neighborhoods of al-Sina’ah, al-Hamidiyeh, al-Orfi, al-Huweiqa and al-Roshdiyeh in Deir Ezzur city and in Wadi (desert) al-Thardah South of Deir Ezzur city, inflicting major losses on the terrorists.

Also, the Russian Air Force conducted tens of sorties over ISIL’s gathering centers and movements in Deir Ezzur, striking ISIL’s positions at the Ummal district, Thardah mountain and Jnenah al-Baqaliyeh area.

Quneitra

Military sources confirmed that the Israeli Air Force, for the second time in a row, targeted the Syrian Army troop’s strongholds in the Southern province of Quneitra in the last 24 hours.

The sources said that the terrorist groups’ mortar units shelled the Golan Heights at Syria’s border with Israel, and the Israeli fighter jets also bombed the Syrian army centers in Quneitra.

The Arabic-language Elam al-Harbi said the mortar units of Al-Nusra Front (also known as Fatah al-Sham Front or the Levant Liberation Board) opened fire at Israeli positons in occupied Golan Heights in order to give the needed pretext to the Israeli forces to attack the Syrian army.

Al-Mayadeen news network, meantime, reported that Israeli warplanes targeted a Syrian army vehicle.

Also on Sunday, the Syrian Army troops engaged in tough battle with Al-Nusra Front in the Southern province of Quneitra and repelled their heavy attack, killing and wounding 150 militants.

The army soldiers warded off Al-Nusra’s large-scale attack towards the town of al-Ba’ath and managed to restore security to the region after killing and wounding 150 terrorists.

Al-Nusra’s military hardware sustained heavy damage in the failed attack.

A field source said that Abu al-Qasem Haji Amin and Yusef al-Motaleb, two senior Al-Nusra commanders, were among the dead militants.

The source further said that Al-Nusra’s second large-scale attack on army positions in al-Ba’ath was carried out after their failure in the first attack on Sunday to decrease the pro-government forces’ pressure on the militants in Dara’a via attacking army’s positions in al-Ba’ath.

The source added that Al-Nusra’s attacks were carried out simultaneous with the Israeli air force’ attacks on army positons that left a number of Syrian soldiers and civilians dead in Quneitra.

The source went on to say that a number of injured militants have been transferred to an Israeli hospital.

Another field source said that the army also managed to recapture all the lost points to the West of al-Ba’ath city in Quneitra province, effectively reversing every gain that militants were able to achieve in recent hours, including in Mashtal Al-Zohor, the Fire Station building and the Security Force building (Al-Mafrazeh).

Aleppo

The Syrian Army troops continued their anti-ISIL operations along the road connecting the town of Khanasser in Southeastern Aleppo to the town of Ithriya in Northeastern Hama, taking control over several key positons.

The army soldiers engaged in fierce clashes with ISIL along Khanasser-Ithriya road and managed to drive terrorists out of several positions East of the town of Um Mayal.

In the meantime, the army soldiers pushed ISIL away from SyriaTel hill South of the village of Beir Abu al-Alaj along Ithriya-al-Rasafeh road.

A military source reported that the army men inflicted major losses on the terrorists.

According to reports, the army forces are now 15km away from the al-Rasafeh axis, as pro-government forces are on the verge of expelling Takfiri terrorists from the entire highway, trapping ISIL in the Khanasser Plain.

Dara’a

Local sources reported that tens of ISIL terrorists have been killed or wounded in a fresh round of clashes with the rival group of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) in the Western countryside of Dara’a city.

The sources said that simultaneous with the Syrian Army troops’ anti-terrorism operations , ISIL and the FSA terrorists engaged in a fresh round of fierce clashes near the town of Heet that left 20 ISIL militants dead and three of their military vehicles destroyed.

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