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Syria in Past 24 Hours: Army Seizes US-Made Weapons in ISIL Bastion in Eastern Homs

19 September 2018 14:58

The Syrian Army launched two separate ambush operations against ISIL in Palmyra (Tadmur) region on Tuesday, discovering a large volume of arms, including American weapons.

Homs

The army soldiers ambushed a group of ISIL that tried to move from al-Tanf in Southern Homs towards al-Bayarat al-Qarbi in Palmyra to further move towards Raqqa via al-Taweinan and Wadi Abyaz Dam region.

The army men killed two terrorists and capturd two more, forcing the remaining pockets of the terrorist to flee the battlefield.

The army soldiers also seized a large volume of military equipment and six motorcycles.

In the meantime, other units of the army ambushed another group of ISIL terrorists in al-Forou’a region 70 km Southeast of Palmyra, and captured five terrorists.

The army units seized two military vehicles with communication devices on board and a large volume of the US-made machineguns and M16 rifles and several boxes of munitions.

Also on Tuesday, the Syrian Army troops continued hunting the remaining pockets of the ISIL in deserts of Homs and Deir Ezzur, imposing control over more areas.

The army men, deployed in Deir Ezzur, managed to advance against ISIL from Haribsheh region along the border with Homs up to al-Tanf energy field in Southern Homs.

Other units of the army managed to advance against ISIL from the village of al-Feizeh to al-Sukhnah in the West.

In the meantime, the army soldiers, deployed in the desert of al-Sukhnah, seized control over al-Rashwaniyeh and al-Tarayem after heavy fighting with terrorists.

A field source said that the army has thus far captured a large region at the borderline between Homs and Deir Ezzur provinces.

Raqqa

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) detained and forcefully recruited over three hundred civilians in Raqqa and Hasaka in recent days, local sources reported on Tuesday.

The sources said that the SDF has arrested almost two hundred young people in different regions in Raqqa under its forced recruitment plan that has been in practice for the last several months.

The sources further said that the SDF attested over 110 teachers in the town of Ra’as al-Ein and its outskirts, al-Shadadi, al-Ariyeh and al-Houl regions and sent them to their bases.

They added that a large number of teachers have left their job for fear of being recruited forcefully.

Lattakia

Lattakia’s Military Industries came under missile attack on Monday night, the country’s state news agency reported on Tuesday.

SANA quoted a military source as reporting that the Syrian Air Defense countered intruding missiles fired from seas at Lattakia and managed to intercept some of them before reaching the targets.

In the meantime, FNA reported that a Center of the Military Industries of the Syrian Army in Lattakia in Western Syria came under missile attack.

SANA further added that the sound of several blasts in Lattakia sky was heard on Monday night, adding that the blasts came after a missile attack on the Technological Industries Center.

It went on to say that the Syrian air defense units intercepted some of the fired missiles.

SANA pointed to rumors about similar attacks on Tartus province South of Lattakia province and refuted the report on Banias Refinery.

In the first hours of the attack, some media sources reported that Israel military fired the missiles on targets in Lattakia and Tartus.

In the meantime, the Arabic-language  al-Jazeera TV quoted Syrian officials as reporting that the Israeli fighter jets launched the missile attack from Lebanese airspace but SANA did not mentioned it in its report.

Meantime, the Arabic-language al-Arabiyah claimed that Humeimim airbase in Lattakia and also the village of Boulad in Homs province came under attack, but Syria’s official sources did not confirm the claims.

SANA reported on Sunday that the Israeli fighter jets targeted several missiles at Damascus international airport on Saturday night.

It further said that the air defense units intercepted the Israeli missiles and managed to destroy them.

In the meantime, al-Moraseloun news website quoted a field source as saying that the air defense units fired four missiles at the Israel missiles that were flying towards Damascus international airport.

Another field source said that parts of the intercepted Israeli intruding missiles fell in a residential neighborhood near the airport, adding that the attack caused no human casualties.

Aleppo

Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) engaged in a fresh round of fierce clashes with rival terrorists of Faylaq al-Sham in Afrin region and drove them out of more positions, a Kurdish-language media outlet reported on Tuesday.

Hawar News reported that Tahrir al-Sham stormed the positions of Faylaq in the village of Deir Balout in Jandaris region in Northwestern Aleppo.

Tahrir a-Sham killed the entire members of Faylaq in the position after hours of heavy fighting.

In the meantime, Tahrir al-Sham dispatched more gunmen and military equipment to the region, it said, adding that Faylaq al-Sham and Nouralddeen al-Zinki terrorists kept fighters on alert.

Also on Tuesday, the Ankara-backed militants looted a warehouse of a privately-owned Auto spare parts company in the Old Neighborhood in the town of Afrin.

The militants stole the entire spare parts from a warehouse in the Old Neighborhood of Afrin, and then smuggled them to an unknown place.

In the meantime, members of Sultan Murad terrorist group cut power cables near Nirouz Square in Central Afrin.

Brutalities and looting people’s assets by the Ankara forces and allied militants have enraged civilians in the region.

Hama

The Syrian army’s artillery units pounded the military positions and movements of Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at terrorists in Hama and Idlib provinces on Tuesday, inflicting heavy losses on them.

The artillery units opened heavy fire at Tahrir al-Sham’s positions in the village of Tal Othman and its nearby regions in Northern Hama, inflicting major losses on the terrorists.

In the meantime, the army’s missile units targeted the movements of a group of Kataeb al-Izzah near the village of al-Zakat, killing and wounding a number of terrorists and forcing the remaining pockets of them to retreat towards the village.

Other artillery units further pounded Tahrir al-Sham’s strongholds near the village of al-Khowein in Southern Idlib, destroying their vehicles and killing a number of the gunmen.

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