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Syria in Last 24 Hours: Army Repels Heavy Offensive of Terrorists in Dara’a Province

24 June 2018 16:15

 

Damascus government troops managed to ward off a heavy offensive of more than a thousand members of Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) in Northeastern Dara’a on Saturday.

“Over 1,000 gunmen of Tahrir al-Sham attacked the army positions in the de-escalation zone in the Southern province of Dara’a, adding that the army men engaged in fierce clashes with the terrorists in Dama and Deir Dama regions in Northeastern Dara’a and managed to ward off the heavy attack,” the Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria reported.

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

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

Dara’a

The Syrian Army troops managed to fend off a heavy offensive of more than a thousand members of Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at in Northeastern Dara’a on Saturday.

The Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria reported that over 1,000 gunmen of Tahrir al-Sham attacked the army positions in the de-escalation zone in the Southern province of Dara’a, adding that the army men engaged in fierce clashes with the terrorists in Dama and Deir Dama regions in Northeastern Dara’a and managed to ward off the heavy attack.

The Russian Center reported earlier on Saturday that the first large group of Free Syrian Army (FSA) militants had sided with the Syrian government forces in the Southern de-escalation zone.

“On June 22, after talks between the representatives of the Russian reconciliation center and the Syrian authorities with the militants of the Free Syrian Army in the Southern zone of de-escalation, the leader of the Tajammu al-Wiyat al-Omari (Omari Brigades) announced that his group is siding with the Syrian government,” the center said in a statement.

According to the statement, the Omari Brigades leader also stressed that his group will fight against the Al-Nusra front and ISIL terrorists together with the Syrian army in the South of the country.

“By Friday evening, the first units of the Syrian army entered the settlements of Dama and Ashiyah in the Southern zone of de-escalation,” the document said.

Sweida

The Syrian Army troops continued their anti-ISIL operation in Northeastern Badiyeh (desert) of Sweida and seized control over a large region on Saturday.

The army men, backed up by artillery and missile units, stormed ISIL in Northeastern Badiyeh of Sweida and pushed the terrorists back from Qos Abu Jabal and Tal Moqir regions North of Khirbet al-Ambashi region.

The army men further advanced 25 km in the depth of Badiyeh and reached Qabr al-Hossein region.

ISIL has reportedly sustained a number of casualties in the attack and a large volume of its arms and ammunition were damaged in the operation.

Idlib

Two more notorious commanders of terrorist groups were killed by unidentified attackers in Idlib province amid intensified infighting among rival militants in the region on Saturday.

Abu Khadijah Ordoni, one of the field commanders of Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at was gunned down by unknown assailants in the Farms near the town of Tarmala, Southern Idlib.

Also, Tamam Qasas, a notorious commander of Ahrar al-Shamal, was assassinated after an unidentified man opened fire at him in the small town of Sarmin in Eastern Idlib.

Meanwhile, Bisher As’ad, a commander of Jeish al-Ahrar, was kidnapped by unknown gunmen in the small town of al-Neirab in Southeastern Idlib.

Field sources in Southern Idlib reported that a group of Maqawir Ahrar al-Sham, backed up by Soqour al-Sham affiliated to Syria’s Tahrir Front, attacked Faylaq al-Sham’s positions in Mount al-Arba’ein near the town of Ariha.

The sources further said that Bab al-Hawa Hospital has suspended its activities due to unprecedented security concerns.

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