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Syria in Last 24 Hours: ISIL Fails to Remove Army Siege in Deserts of Sweida

The Damascus Army warded off a major offensive by the ISIL terrorists to lift the army’s siege on terrorists trapped in the Eastern deserts of Sweida and further move towards al-Tanf region in Southern Homs near the border with Jordan and Iraq in the last 24 hours.

The Syrian army opened heavy fire at a group of terrorists that tried to prevail over the government forces’ positions in the rocks in the Eastern deserts of Sweida, inflicting major losses on them and fending off their attack, a military source said.

The ISIL further failed to lift the army siege and move towards al-Tanf region in Southern Homs near the border with Jordan and Iraq.

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.

Sweida

The Syrian Army troops repelled a heavy offensive launched by the ISIL to lift government forces’ siege on terrorists trapped in the Eastern deserts of Sweida to further move towards al-Tanf region in Southern Homs near the border with Jordan and Iraq, a military source said on Saturday.

The army men opened heavy fire at a group of terrorists that tried to prevail over the government forces’ positions in the rocks in the Eastern deserts of Sweida, inflicting major losses on them and repelling their attack.

The terrorists further failed to lift the army siege and move towards al-Tanf region in Southern Homs near the border with Jordan and Iraq.

In the meantime, the army’s artillery and missile units pounded ISIL’s positions in Toloul al-Safa, inflicting heavy casualties on the terrorists and destroying their military equipment.

Field sources said that the army has fortified its positions in the Northern and Western directions of Toloul al-Safa and set up more positions in Um Marzakh and in the heights near Qabr Sheikh Hossein.

Hama 

Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) destroyed two main large bridges in Northwestern Hama as the Syrian Army is preparing for a major operation towards Idlib, Syria’s state news agency reported on Saturday.

SANA reported that Tahrir al-Sham and its terrorist allies from al-Turkistani Islamic Party used a large volume of explosive materials and detonated the lager bridges of al-Shari’ah and Beit al-Ra’as in al-Ghaab Plain in Northwestern Hama.

It further said that the damaged bridges were the largest ones in Northwestern Hama and connected the two towns of al-Shari’ah and Beit al-Ra’as to other villages and towns, adding that the terrorists’ move was aimed at preventing the army’s upcoming operation and their advance towards Idlib from Northwestern Hama.

The Syrian army units launched heavy attacks on the bases of Tahrir al-Sham and other affiliated terrorist groups West of the town of al-Latamina and the villages of al-Jisat, al-Janaberah, Hasraya and Kafr Zita in Northern Hama on Thursday.

The army’s artillery and missile attacks also targeted the moves of the Turkistani group in the two towns of al-Ziyarah and al-Mashik in Eastern Sahl al-Iqab.

Also, field sources reported that during the attacks, tens of terrorists were killed and wounded and several of their vehicles and military equipment were smashed.

The army troops also could destroy a bomber drone belonging to the terrorists in regions near the town of al-Saqilabiyeh in Northern Hama.

Raqqa

A notorious commander of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) was assassinated by unknown raiders in Raqqa province, local sources reported on Saturday.

The sources said that Ahmad al-Oweis, commander of the military intelligence center affiliated to the SDF, was gunned down by unidentified attackers on a road between Raqqa city and the town of Tal Abyadh in Northern Raqqa.

In the meantime, unknown raiders opened fire at another SDF member and killed him in the village of al-Hasiwah West of Raqqa city, the sources added.

A fresh wave of public rage against the SDF has covered the region after the US-backed militia group started looting private and public assets, enforced compulsory conscription, shut down schools that used government curriculum and captured dozens of protestors.

Aleppo

A sum of six Turkish soldiers and Ankara-backed militants were killed and wounded in clashes with the Kurdish militias in Afrin region, a Kurdish media outlet reported on Saturday.

Hawar news quoted one of the Kurdish units as reporting that the Kurds launched an attack on the positions of the Turkish army and Ankara-backed militant of Firqa al-Hamzah at the crossroad of the village of Babanah in Rajou region in Northwestern Aleppo, killing two soldiers, two militants and injuring two more gunmen of Firqa al-Hamzah.

It went on to say that the Turkish troops and their allied militants started arresting people in the village of Kabshin in Afrin region, transferring tens of villagers to an unknown location.

The news website further said that a number of the villagers escaped their homes and lands to the nearby forests, but, their residential units were looted by the militants.

Idlib

Another explosion was reported from Northwestern Syria after a car bomb was detonated inside Idlib city.

AMN quoted the pro-opposition activists as disclosing that a bomb was detonated from Kia Rio inside Idlib’s city-center.

Quneitra

The Syrian Army discovered a large volume of US and Israeli arms, ammunition and medicines in clean-up operation in the newly-freed Quneitra province on Saturday.

The army men carried out mop-up operation in the village of al-Mo’alaqa and in the small town of Jabata al-Khashab in Quneitra, finding a large volume of weapons, munitions and medicines in regions that were once under control by ISIL and Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at.

Israel and American sniper rifles, machineguns, rockets, cannons, communication devices and medicines were found in the terrorists’ positions.

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