Syria in Last 24 Hours: Army Inflicts Heavy Losses on Terrorists in Deir Ezzur Province
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 units and popular forces continued to make advances against the ISIL in the city of Deir Ezzur and managed to impose control over 1082 Air Defense base.
The pro-government forces recaptured the strategic 1082 Air Defense Base Southwest of Deir Ezzur city, killing 20 militants and destroying at least two tanks and one infantry combat vehicle.
The government units have now proceeded further East of the air base as they aim to cut off the ISIL supply line from Saqr Island to al-Muri’iyah region.
The Syrian Army units scored a new advance in the Eastern countryside of Damascus on Friday following a series of fierce clashes with Faylaq Al-Rahman and Al-Qaeda linked Al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at or the Levant Liberation Board) terrorists.
The army men, led by the 105th Brigade of the Republican Guard, captured several building blocks around the strategic Harmalah Tunnel this morning, killing and wounding several militants from Faylaq Al-Rahman and Al-Nusra.
Following this advance in Ein Terma region in Western Ghouta, the Syrian Army’s 42nd Brigade of the 4th Mechanized Division restarted their ground operations in the nearby Jobar region.
Both the 42nd and 105th brigades are storming the defenses of the terrorists in a new bid to take control of these strategic regions in the Eastern countryside of Damascus City.
The Syrian Army Forces stormed ISIL’s positions South of the town of al-Mab’oujeh in Eastern Hama on Friday, inflicting major losses on the terrorists.
The army units engaged in fierce clashes with the ISIL in areas surrounding the village of Qalib al-Thor, killing and wounding a number of terrorists.
Also, the army’s artillery and missile units targeted ISIL’s gathering centers in Qalib al-Thor region, destroying a number of terrorist positions.
Dissident news sources reported on Thursday that the Russian military police forces were deployed in the Northern parts of Hama.
The news websites affiliated to the dissidents reported that the Russian military police were deployed to the front-line towns of Khattab and Taybat Al-Imam near the Idlib province.
The Russian troops moved the village of Abu Dali in Eastern Hama bordering the Southern parts of Idlib.
Russia, Turkey and Iran agreed on all four safe zones in Syria, including on the Idlib de-escalation area.
“They have worked out a joint statement and all four related documents,” a source in one of the delegations said Friday.
The source said that Russian and Iranian forces will monitor areas controlled by the government side in the Idlib safe zone, while the Turkish forces will be involved in monitoring the opposition there.
So far, three zones of de-escalation have been established in Syria: in the South along the border with Jordan, in Eastern Ghouta and to the North of Homs, while negotiations on the fourth de-escalation zone in the Idlib province were held since summer and were the main issue on the agenda at the Astana-6 talks, which conclude on Friday.
The memorandum on the establishment of four de-escalation zones in the war-torn country was signed during the fourth Syrian settlement talks in Kazakhstan’s capital of Astana in May, with Russia, Iran and Turkey acting as the guarantors of the ceasefire.