Syria in Last 24 Hours: Army Dispatches Reinforcement to Badiyeh Region in Deir Ezzur Province
The Damascus government sent tens of troops via Qamishli airbase to fight the ISIL terrorist group in Deir Ezzur province.
The Syrian army also continued its advances in other parts of Syria, including Damascus and Homs provinces, inflicting heavy losses on the terrorists in those regions.
The Syrian Army has sent tens of fresh forces to Badiyeh (desert) in the Central parts of the country to participate in an imminent large-scale operation to lift ISIL’s siege on the Eastern city of Deir Ezzur, military sources confirmed on Monday.
The army has forwarded a 200-member group of the National Defense Forces via the Qamishli airbase in Hasaka province to Badiyeh region to join their comrades’ imminent operation to end ISIL’s presence in Deir Ezzur.
Relevant reports said that the army troops continued to advance against ISIL in the provinces of Raqqa, Hama and Homs and completed the siege on the terrorists in the Central part of the war-hit country.
The source reported that ISIL-held regions covering almost 3,000sq/km of area in Homs and Hama province are now under a full siege imposed by the army forces.
The Syrian Army’s mortar and missile units opened heavy fire at the positions of Faylaq al-Rahman on Monday after the latter targeted the Damascus International Fair, violating the ceasefire in Eastern Ghouta.
The mortar and missile units shelled heavily the positions of Faylaq al-Rahman in Jobar region in Eastern Ghouta after the terrorist group killed six civilians in a terrorist attack on the Damascus International Fair.
At least four were killed and four others injured in militants’ shelling at the Damascus International Fair, while two more were killed outside the fairground.
The local source said that the shelling took place from Eastern Ghouta on Damascus’ outskirts controlled by anti-government militant groups.
The Damascus International Exhibition is taking place from August 17 to 26 in the country’s capital was renewed after 6 years after its suspension amid the war in the country. There are official delegations and about 1,300 businessmen from Arab and other countries.
The Syrian Air Force bombed the positions of the terrorists heavily after the latter violated the ceasefire by targeting the strongholds of the pro-government forces in the Northern Homs de-escalation zone on Monday.
The terrorist groups’ mortar units deployed in Houleh region shelled the village of Marimin, breaching truce in Northern Homs that is one of the four de-escalation zones declared in the war-torn state.
Terrorists’ violation of the ceasefire caused the Syrian warplanes to retaliate and target the positions of the Al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at or the Levant Liberation Board) in the town of Talbiseh and its countryside in the villages of Taldou, Kafr Laha and Aqrab in al-Houleh region in Northern and Northwestern Homs.
Several missile launchpads and mortar launchers of the Al-Nusra Front were destroyed and their crew were killed or wounded in the air raids.
The Syrian Army troops and the Lebanese Hezbollah fighters continued to hit ISIL’s defense lines in the heights along the border with Lebanon and took control of the Southern part of the mountainous region on the second day of their joint operation, field sources said Monday.
The Syrian units and Hezbollah stormed ISIL’s positions in the Southern part of the Western Qalamoun region and imposed control over the heights of Qana Sho’aba al-Qazi, Qarna Mad Mahbas, Qarna Tam al-Zamrani, Watiyat al-Zamrani and Khirbet Qar’ali, seizing control over the Southern part of the Western Qalamoun.
In the meantime, the army soldiers and resistance fighters attacked ISIL’s defense lines in the Eastern part of the Western Qalamoun region and captured al-Shaqi’a field, San Miri al-Janoubi, mount San Fikha, Harf al-Mosul height, Fikha passageway and won control over Mira passageway.
Also, the Syrian Air Force pounded ISIL’s positions in two passageways of Martabiyeh and al-Roumiyat in the Western Qalamoun.