Syria in Past 24 Hours: Terrorists Continue Attacking Syrian Army Positions from Demilitarized Zone
The missile and artillery units opened heavy fire at a group of terrorists that tried to capture the government force’s positions in al-Jisat in Northern Hama via al-Habit region in the demilitarized zone in Southern Idlib.
A vehicle of the terrorists was detonated and the entire terrorists on board were killed in the army attack.
Also, army snipers targeted terrorists after the latter attacked the Damascus forces in Zalin and al-Zalaqiyat in Northern Hama.
In the meantime, Syria’s state-owned al-Watan daily reported that army’s artillery and missile units pounded the movements of Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) in Skeik, al-Tamanna, Tahtaya, Jarjanaz, al-Khowein, regions near Khan Sheikhoun and the two settlements of Sahyan and Heish in the demilitarized zone in Southeastern Idlib, inflicting a number of casualties on the militants.
Also on Wednesday, the Ankara-backed National Liberation Front (NLF) started preparing its gunmen to counter any possible attack by the Syrian Army troops in the Northern part of the country amid other terrorists’ provocative measures in the demilitarized zone in Idlib, Hama, Aleppo and Lattakia provinces, militant-affiliated sources reported.
The sources disclosed that NLF Spokesman Naji Mustafa has urged the group’s fighters to be on alert to counter the army’s possible operation in Northern Syria.
In the meantime, military sources said that that the army has forwarded a large number of forces and military equipment from the newly-freed regions in Southern Syria to Jabal al-Turkmen and the Northern part of al-Ghaab Plain.
Also, more army units have left their bases in Southern Raqqa and Eastern Aleppo for contact lines with terrorists in Southern Aleppo, the sources said, adding that the army’s Tiger Forces and the 5th Division that ended their mission in Sweida Desert have been forwarded to al-Ghaab Plain, Northern Hama and Abu al-Dhohour in Southeastern Idlib.
Also in the past 24 hours, assassination of jihadist commanders in Idlib resumed again when another high ranking terrorist leader was gunned down in the Southern part of the province.
According to opposition activists, Mu’atz Bilah Al-Uzbeki was gunned down by unknown assailants on Tuesday in the town of Tremelah, massdar news reported on Wednesday.
The jihadist commander from Uzbekistan was a leader in the jihadist group “Tahrir Al-Sham Hay’at” before he was gunned down in Southern Idlib.
No group has claimed responsibility for this latest assassination.
The US-led coalition warplanes and US-backed militia’s artillery units targeted residential areas in Southeastern Deir Ezzur on Wednesday, killing and wounding over 40 civilians.
Militant-affiliated sources reported that the fighter jets and the Syrian Democratic Forces’ (SDF) artillery units targeted over 40 times residential areas in the town of Hajin in Southeastern Deir Ezzur, killing 25 civilians and wounding 17 more.
Death toll is expected to rise as some of the injured are in critical conditions.
The missiles used by the terrorists in their recent chemical attack on residential areas in the Northern Syrian city of Aleppo had been armed with the chemical capability by French experts, a Lebanese media outlet reported on Wednesday.
Al-Mayadeen quoted a source in Idlib as disclosing that the chemically-armed missiles that the terrorists used recently to target Aleppo city were manufactured and modified by French experts and were handed over to Hosrras al-Deen, Turkistani Islamic Party and Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at terrorist groups.
Elsewhere, the report said an Operation Room that is supervising 650 non-Syrian terrorists from different nationalities, that could also cover activities of these French weapons experts, has started work only 3km away from border with Turkey.
Over 20 ISIL terrorists were killed and their military vehicles were destroyed in the Syrian Army’s ambush operation in the depth of the Eastern desert of Homs, Syria’s state-run TV reported on Wednesday.
The TV channel reported that the army units carried out an ambush operation in Beir al-Hblah and Beir al-Safawaniyah in the depth of the Eastern desert of Homs to hunt the remaining pockets of the ISIL terrorists.
It further said that a sum of 23 terrorists were killed and two military vehicles of them were destroyed in the operation.