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Syria in Past 24 Hours: US Army Continues to Rescue ISIL Terrorists in Deir Ezzur

21 December 2017 14:36

 

A military helicopter of the US-led coalition carried out another heliborne operation in Eastern Deir Ezzur to evacuate 47 members of the ISIL terrorist group from the region to Northeastern Syria, a media outlet reported on Wednesday.

Deir Ezzur

Asia news quoted well-informed sources as saying that a US military helicopter transferred 47 ISIL terrorists from the village of Sho’aytat to al-Saad camp in Southeastern Hasaka.

It added that the US helicopter landed near al-Saad in Southeastern Hasaka, adding that a number of ISIL gunmen who were injured were sent to the Kurdish-held Hasaka general hospital run by doctors without borders organization.

The Asia news further said that the ISIL terrorists had possibly surrendered to the Syrian Democratic Forces in Sho’aytat and later the US helicopters took them away.

Hama

The Syrian Army troops continued to hit the positions of the Al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at or the Levant Liberation Board) in Northeastern Hama and Southeastern Idlib and managed to capture another region on Wednesday.

The army men drove the Al-Nusra out of Wadi al-Jafrah Northeast of the village of Qasr Ali after taking control over the village of al-Roweiza in Northeastern Hama.

In the meantime, the army’s engineering units discovered a network of tunnels during their mop-up operation in al-Roweiza, a field source said adding that Al-Nusra used to use the tunnels to transfer arms and ammunition to the battlefield and escape the village.

Also in the past 24 hours, the Syrian Army’s artillery and missile units and Air Force targeted the Al-Nusra Front in Northern Hama, destroying a main command center of the terrorist group and inflicting major losses on them.

The artillery and missile units, deployed in Southern Idlib, shelled heavily the Al-Nusra’s positions in the village of Abu al-Qar, killing a number of terrorists and destroying their positions.

Also, the warplanes struck one of the main command centers of the Al-Nusra known as Al-Maqara in the town of Kafr Zita in Northwestern Hama.

In the meantime, the fighter jets conducted a heavy bombing raid on the terrorists’ movements near the town of al-Latamina in Northern Hama, killing several gunmen and wounding several more.

Damascus

The Syrian Army troops pushed the Al-Nusra Front back from more regions and cut off all the supply lines between Beit Jinn and Mughur al-Mir regions, two main bastions of the Al-Nusra in Southwestern Damascus.

The army men clashed with the Al-Nusra near Beit Jinn Farm and the village of Mughur al-Mir in Southwestern Damascus, killing a number of terrorist and destroying their military vehicles.

Also, the army’s artillery and missile units pounded the positions and supply lines of the Al-Nusra in the region.

A field source reported that the army has closed off the entire supply lines of the Al-Nusra connecting Beit Jinn Farm to the village of Mughur al-Mir and Mughur al-Mir hill.

The Al-Nusra has suffered heavy defeats and has lost a number of field commanders in the battlefield and is on verge of collapse in Southwestern Damascus.

Also in the past 24 hours, the Syrian Army troops made rapid advances against the Al-Nusra Front and managed to seize military control over terrorist-held regions in Southwestern Damascus.

The army’s artillery and missile units pounded the Al-Nusra’s positions hard in the regions of Mughur al-Mir and Beit Jinn.

Also, a field source said that the army inflicted tens of casualties on the Al-Nusra and managed to advance towards Tal (hill) Za’arafta located on the Eastern direction of Beit Jinn Farm.

The source further added that the army has cut off all the supply lines of the Al-Nusra from Beit Jinn Farm to the village of Mughur al-Mir and Mughur al-Mir hill, imposing military control over the entire regions out of its control in Jabal al-Sheikh region.

Another military source said the army made a series of crucial advances against the Al-Nusra Front in Beit Jinn valley region, capturing a number of key hilltops and gaining full fire control over the entire Beit Jinn pocket within which militants are now hopelessly trapped.

Hasaka

The pro-opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on Wednesday that a fresh round of tensions has erupted between the Syrian Army troops and the Kurdish fighters in Hasaka city after the two sides started arresting forces of each other.

The SOHR reported that the army and the Kurds have put their forces on alert in Hasaka city, adding that tension erupted after the Kurds arrested three army soldiers in the Northern entrance of Hasaka city and the army arrested two Kurds in the Central part of the city.

Local sources said that over 100 army men have arrived at an army base out of the city to reinvigorate government forces’ positions in Hasaka.

Idlib

Military sources disclosed on Wednesday that the Syrian Army troops are preparing for breaking the siege imposed by terrorists on the Shiite towns of Fua’a and Kafraya in the Northeastern countryside of Idlib city within the framework of their operation to free the Abu al-Dhohour airbase.

The sources pointed to the army’s ongoing operations to reach Abu al-Dhohour airbase in Southeastern Idlib and added that the army’s control over the base will pave the way for the easier advances and ultimately lift of the siege imposed by militants on Fua’a and Kafraya.

The army’s plan for Fua’a and Kafraya comes after the terrorist groups’ violation of their commitment to the agreement for the exit of residents of Fua’a and Kafraya and indifferences of international relief and rescue bodies to the besieged towns’ population.

The Syrian army is currently advancing towards Abu al-Dhohour from two fronts in Northern and Northeastern Hama and a front in Southern Aleppo.

Also on Wednesday, an Arab media outlet reported that People in militant-held regions across the Northwestern province of Idlib have declared firm intention to join the Syrian Army troops amid the recent rapid advances of the pro-government forces in the Southern parts of the province.

The Arabic-language al-Watan daily quoted Syrian Parliament Member Hossein Raqeb as saying that people across Idlib province have called on the army to free their villages and towns from terrorists.

He further said that tens of telephone calls have been received from different parts of the province, declaring supports for the army troops and intention to join the pro-government forces.

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