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Syria in Last 24 Hours: Terrorists Sustain Heavy Losses in Foiled Attacks on Hama, Idlib

The Damascus Army fended off attacks by terrorists of Tahrir al-Sham al-Hayat (the Levant Liberation Front or the Al-Nusra Front) in Northern Hama, Southern Idlib and Western Aleppo, destroying their key military positions.

The Syrian Army’s units engaged in heavy clashes with the terrorists in al-Sharia, al-Tavineh and al-Karim towns in Northern Hama, inflicting heavy losses on the terrorists and forcing many of them to retreat.

The Syrian Army troops pounded the movements of Tahrir al-Sham and its allied militants Badama and al-Najieh towns in Southeastern Idlib, inflicting heavy losses on them.

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 several provinces across Syria.

Hama-Idlib

The Syrian Army warded off attacks by terrorists of Tahrir al-Sham al-Hayat in Northern Hama, Southern Idlib and Western Aleppo, destroying their key military positions.

The Syrian Army units engaged in heavy clashes with the terrorists in al-Sharia, al-Tavineh and al-Karim towns in Northern Hama, inflicting major losses on the terrorists and forcing a large number of them to retreat from the battle scene.

The Syrian Army’s artillery and missile units also heavily pounded the terrorists’ gatherings near the town of al-Jamaseh and West of Kafar Naboudeh in Northern Hama, destroying the terrorists’ military positions and killing a large number of them.

This comes as Tahrir al-Sham terrorists launched a large number of rocket attacks on the town of al-Saqilbiyeh West of Hama, killing and injuring a number of civilians.

In Southeastern Idlib, the Syrian Army troops pounded the movements of Tahrir al-Sham and its allied militants from Badama and al-Najieh towns, inflicting heavy losses on them.

Hasaka

The Syrian Army conducted military drills near the US base in Al-Tanf region as part of preparations for massive operations against the terrorist groups.

The drills backed by the Army fighter jets and artillery units were conducted 20 kilometers Northwest of the US-controlled military base in Al-Tanf region.

The drills were designed to maintain the Syrian Army’s combat capabilities for advancing towards dangerous zones and conducting military operations at any time.

The wargames by the Syrian Army are unprecedented and come as tensions are rising over the US presence in al-Tanf region and the battle of the Syrian Army with the ISIL terrorists in an area from T2 Station up to the surrounding areas of al-Sukhneh in Eastern Homs.

Photos taken from military drills display the Syrian Army’s infantry units, main combat tanks, combat vehicles and artillery units participating in the drills. A number of warplanes of the Syrian Arab Air Force also took part in the drills.

Deir Ezzur

More civilians, including women and children, were killed in the airstrikes by the US-led coalition warplanes on Eastern Deir Ezzur, sources said.

The US-led coalition fighter jets conducted attacks on the gatherings of the civilians in al-Baghouz farms in Eastern Deir Ezzur along the border with Iraq.

Several civilians, most of them women and children, were killed and wounded in the air raids by the US-led coalition, local sources in Eastern Deir Ezzur were quoted as saying.

The US-led coalition fighter jets had also pounded the besieged Al-Baghouz Foqani Town in Eastern Syria with phosphorus gas earlier this month.

“The US-led fighter jets hit Baghouz farms in Eastern Deir Ezzur with missiles containing white phosphorus substance,” the Arabic-language media quoted local sources in Deir Ezzur as saying.

Aleppo

The Turkish Army has looted the artifacts and archeological monuments of Syria’s historical sites in Afrin region in Northwestern Aleppo, sources said.

Turkish teams equipped with excavation instruments are excavating for artifacts in Jandaris hills in Afrin region, the London-based Syrian Observatory of Human Rights (SOHR) quoted informed sources in Southwestern Afrin as saying.

The SOHR noted that the Turkish Army, meantime, has blocked all roads to the region, and said that another excavation operation is underway in Ma’abali region in Western Afrin and Ali Aisheh and Tal Zarafkeh regions.

This comes as plundering of civilians’ assets and abducting them as well as receiving heavy taxes by the Ankara-backed militants are still underway in Afrin.

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