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Syria in Last 24 Hours: Army Repels Terrorists’ Massive Attack on Gov’t Positions in Lattakia

24 January 2018 14:37

 

The Syrian army soldiers repelled terrorists’ large-scale attack on their positions in Lattakia province after hours of clashes, inflicting major losses on them.

The terrorists’ massive attack to capture the government forces’ positions in the Northeastern part of Lattakia province was fended off by the strong defense of the Syrian military men.

Meantime, the Syrian army and popular forces continued their military advances in other parts of Syria, including Damascus and Idlib, over the past 24 hours.

Tens of terrorists were killed and dozens more were injured during the Syrian army’s operations in other provinces across Syria.

Lattakia

The Syrian Army warded off terrorists’ massive attack in Northeastern Lattakia near the border with Turkey.

The army men engaged in fierce clashes with the terrorists in Atriyeh and al-Saraf near the border with Turkey and repelled their attack after killing a number of them.

Also, the army’s artillery units shelled heavily terrorists’ positions and movements in Jabal (mount) al-Shir and in the village of Nawareh near the border with Turkey.

Field sources said that terrorists have launched the attacks, codenamed “God Will Defeat Them By Your Hands”, in a bid to disturb the army’s concentration on Idlib.

The sources further said that a sum of 13 terrorists were killed and their arms and military equipment were destroyed in the failed attack in Lattakia.

Websites close to terrorist groups reported last month that a senior Libyan commander of Al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at or the Levant Liberation Board) was killed in fierce clashes with the Syrian army in Lattakia province.

Safiyan al-Libi nom du guerre al-Mohajer, senior Al-Nusra commander, was killed by the Syrian army in Jabal al-Tafahiyeh region in Lattakia province, terrorist-affiliated websites said.

Damascus

The Syrian Army troops stormed terrorists’ strongholds in the town of Harasta in Eastern Ghouta and captured several buildings and positions on Tuesday.

The army men struck terrorists’ centers in Harasta and beat them back from several buildings South and South-East of Karaj al-Hajar region.

Also, the army’s artillery and missile units and aircraft pounded terrorists’ positions and movements in Harasta, al-Nashabiyeh and Hazrama.

Field sources reported earlier that the army soldiers carried out an ambush operation and seized a convoy of arms and ammunition heading towards terrorist-held regions in Eastern Ghouta.

The sources reported that the army ambushed a group of terrorists and seized a truck carrying a large volume of arms and ammunition heading towards regions that are still under terrorists’ control in Eastern Damascus.

Idlib

The Syrian Army troops beat terrorists back from six more villages in Southern Aleppo as part of their operation to expand the security zone around the newly-freed Abu al-Dhohour airbase in Southeastern Idlib, field sources said on Tuesday.

The army men stormed terrorists’ strongholds in Southern Aleppo and seized control over the villages of Mastariheh, Majas, Tafawi, Homeimat al-Dayer, Waridi Qarbiyeh and Tabarah near the newly-liberated Abu al-Dhohour airbase.

The terrorist groups suffered heavy casualties and their military hardware sustained major damage in the attack.

Relevant reports said earlier that the army troops seized full control of the town of Abu Al-Dhohour West of Abu al-Dhohour military airport.

Meantime, a battlefield commander also pointed to the Syrian army’s advances in the surrounding areas of Abu Al-Dhohour military base, and said that after restoring full security to the region, the Abu Al-Dhohour military airport will soon be used by the Syrian army for its operations.

Aleppo

Control over strategic regions in Afrin region in Northern Aleppo was exchanged several times between the Turkish Army troops and Kurdish fighters on Tuesday.

The Turkish army and allied militants managed to capture Mount Basaya overlooking the town of Azaz and Sheikh Hadid hill that is one of the highest hills in Sheikh Hadid region.

The Turkish sources reported that the Olive Branch Operation forces have captured a large region 130 km in length and 7.5 km wide in Afrin region.

The sources further added that 6,400 Turkish soldiers have managed to drive the Kurdish fighters out of 70 villages.

In the meantime, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced that they have started fresh operations against the Turkish units and Ankara-backed militants, codenamed Seid al-Tha’aleb (Hunting Foxes), and managed to recapture lost lands, killing or capturing a number of the Olive Branch Operation troops.

The sources affiliated to the Free Syrian Army (FSA) said that the Turkish army men and allied militants stormed Kurdish fighters’ positions in Rajou region in Afrin and captured the village of Korni in Bolboleh and the two villages of Adah Manli and Bali Koy at Syria’s border with Turkey.

On the other hand, the Kurdish fighters said that they carried out a rapid counter-attack against the FSA and recaptured the villages of Adah Manli, Shadya, Sourka in Rajoiu and the village of Shingal.

The sources further said that four Turkish soldiers and 10 Ankara-backed militants were killed and 11 more were wounded in the clashes, adding the injured were transferred to the Turkish hospitals.

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