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Syria in Last 24 Hours: Army Keeps Rolling on ISIL’s Last Positions in Sweida Desert

10 October 2018 16:46

The Damascus Army kept on hunting the remaining pockets of ISIL in the Eastern deserts of Sweida over the past 24 hours.

The Syrian army tightened noose on the trapped terrorists in Toloul al-Safa.

The government troops engaged in heavy fighting with the ISIL in the Western flank of Toloul al-Safqa in the Eastern desert of Sweida and captured more points near Qabr Sheikh Hossein.

Meantime, the Syrian army continued its military advances in other parts of Syria over the past 24 hours.

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

Sweida

The Syrian Army units continued hunting the remaining pocket of ISIL in the Eastern desert of Sweida on Tuesday, tightening noose on the trapped terrorists in Toloul al-Safa.

The army soldiers engaged in heavy fighting with the ISIL in the Western flank of Toloul al-Safqa in the Eastern desert of Sweida and captured more points near Qabr Sheikh Hossein.

In the meantime, the army’s artillery and missile units and aircraft pounded ISIL’s movements and strongholds in Toloul al-Safa, inflicting heavy casualties on the terrorists.

Meanwhile, field sources reported that the army’s advances in Toloul al-Safa have slowed down as the ISIL terrorists have deployed in rugged terrains.

Lattakia

Turkey has started construction operation to build a large military base in a mountainous border region with Northern Lattakia, a Russian media outlet reported.

The Arabic-language website of Sputnik reported that Turkey has started construction operation in Mount al-Aqra (Casius) to pave the way for building a very large military baes in the mount that is the highest point in the region, capable of overlooking Syria’s Northern coastal region.

In the meantime, a Syrian military source said that Ankara has also started mulling to build a buffer wall on its soil along the border with Northern Lattakia, adding that Turkey has brought in tens of terrorists via Syrian borders to occupy Northern Lattakia.

The source went on to say that Turkey has set up a base for Turkistani, Azerbaijani and Chechen terrorists in the small town of Yaldha opposite the Kesab border-crossing in Northern Lattakia, adding that the terrorists have already participated in every offensive against the Syrian Army in the region.

Local sources said in August that Ankara embarked on changing streets’ names and numbers in the occupied town of Afrin under fresh attempts to annex the region to its soil.

The sources reported that Afrin Local City Council affiliated to the Ankara-backed Free Army embarked on renaming streets and squares in the town.

The sources said that some of the streets and squares were named after Turkish figures, adding that the names of streets were written in both Arabic and Turkish alphabets.

They went on to say that the Ankara-backed militants changed al-Saraya Square to Recep Tayyip Erdogan Square and Kawa Square to Olive Branch Square that was the codename of a military operation by the Turkish troops in the region.

Dara’a

The Syrian Army discovered a large weapons cache in terrorists’ positions in Eastern Dara’a.

Al-Ikhbariya reported that the Syrian Arab Army seized the large weapons cache while combing through the towns that were previously controlled by the terrorists.

It further said that MLR missiles, several hellfire cannons, mortar shells, IEDs and ammunition boxes were among the weapons found in the large depot.

Idlib

Abu Mas’ab al-Dayeri, a notorious Chechen commander of Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front), was gunned down by unknown raiders in Idlib province on Monday.

Abu Mas’ab al-Dayeri, a notorious field commander of Tahrir al-Sham, was killed after unknown raiders opened fire at him along a road between Darkoush and Azmarin regions in Western Idlib.

In the meantime, local sources in Southern Idlib reported that Tahrir al-Sham has started arresting people in the small town of Oweid in Jabal al-Zaviyah region, injuring a number of civilians while shooting around.

Aleppo

The Turkish Army has resettled more than 200 family members of the terrorists in occupied Afrin in Northwestern Aleppo, a Kurdish-language media outlet reported on Tuesday.

Hawar news reported that the Turkish troops and Ankara-backed militants have forced the remaining pockets of local residents out of Mobata region in Afrin and settled over 200 family members of terrorists in their residential units.

Hawar news further reported that the Ankara forces continued suppressing popular uprisings in the region, adding that tens of residents of the village of Tal Salour and in Jandaris region are still homeless.

It went on to say that at least 75 civilians have been kidnapped by the Ankara forces in the village of Mobata, Jandarisah, Bolbolah and Shirawa in the last two weeks to blackmail their family members to pay a hefty amount of money for their release.

Hasaka

The US army has dispatched more military hardware to the regions controlled by Washington-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Hasaka province, an Arabic-language media outlet reported on Tuesday.

The Lebanese al-Manar TV Channel reported that the US-led collation sent a new convoy of military equipment, including vehicles, arms and ammunition from its bases in Iraq to the SDF regions in Northeastern Hasaka via the Simalka passageway.

In the meantime, sources in in Southern Hasaka reported that a number of SDF militias were killed or wounded in an attack by unknown raiders in the town of al-Shadadi.

The sources further said that the SDF has forced entire schools and institutions in Southern Hasaka to change their names into the SDF’s killed militants.

The London-based pro-opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported last month that the US-led coalition was setting up a military base in a region 3km away from al-Souseh region in Deir Ezzur province.

It added that the American forces also transferred one of their temporary bases to a region near Hajin in Deir Ezzur.

The US-led coalition was strengthening its positions in Northeastern Syria by sending extensive military and logistic equipment.

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