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Syria in Past 24 Hours: Tahrir Al-Sham Sustains Heavy Defeat in Foiled Attacks on Hama

The Syrian Army backed by Russian and Syrian fighter jets foiled the attacks by Tahrir al-Sham al-Hay'at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) on government forces' military positions in Northern Hama, inflicting heavy losses on the militants.


The Syrian Army units engaged in fierce clashes with Tahrir al-Sham terrorists who intended to penetrate into their military positions in Atshan and Ma’an in Northern Hama, killing a large number of terrorists and forcing others to retreat from their military positions.

Meantime, the Syrian Army’s artillery and missile units pounded military convoys of Tahrir al-Sham in the towns of al-Mashik and al-Ziareh in Sahl al-Ghab in Northwestern Hama, destroying several of their military centers and vehicles.

The Syrian Army artillery units also heavily pounded a military convoy of Tahrir al-Sham in the town of al-Jobin in Northern Hama that was preparing for launching attacks on government forces’ military positions, destroying several of their military vehicles and killing all militants inside them.

The Arabic-language website of the Russian Sputnik News Agency also reported that the Syrian and Russian fighter jets launched consecutive attacks on terrorists’ military positions in Khan Sheikhoun, Sakik and al-Tamaneh in Southern Idlib, destroying their military positions, movements and communication lines.

Deir Ezzur

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces have sent a new military convoy to Deir Ezzur in Eastern Syria from Hasaka to suppress the popular uprisings there as people’s protests against the SDF have increased, sources said.

Local sources in Deir Ezzur reported that the residents of the city of al-Basireh in Deir Ezzur held a public strike against the SDF’s mistreatment of the people in Deir Ezzur.

The sources noted that the popular uprisings in Deir Ezzur heightened after the SDF conducted an armed robbery by using military vehicles.

The SDF sent a military convoy comprising 20 military vehicles and so-called anti-riot forces to crush the people in al-Basireh city.

Hasaka and Deir Ezzur provinces have been the scenes of large-scale protests over recent years concurrent with intensified tensions in SDF-controlled areas.


The Syrian Army dispatched fresh troops and massive military equipment to Badiyeh (desert) region in Homs province in a bid to reinforce its military positions in areas around Palmyra and al-Sukhneh region, a Syrian military source said.

The source pointed to the possibility of ISIL’s increasing movements in Badiyeh region after the alleged operations by the US and its allied militants in Eastern Deir Ezzur, and said that the dispatch of military convoy by the ISIL has taken place to confront any possible attacks by the ISIL.

“The Syrian Army troops also engaged in fierce clashes with the ISIL terrorists in the surrounding areas of al-Koum in Badiyeh al-Sukhneh in Eastern Homs, killing a number of them,” he added.

Meantime, the Syrian Army’s artillery units and air forces also heavily pounded the ISIL’s movements in Palmyra and al-Sukhneh Badiyeh and in the surrounding areas of T3 Station and al-Moayzeleh Dam up to borders with Deir Ezzur, destroying several terrorists’ targets and killing a number of them.


A number of Turkish Army soldiers were killed and wounded in military operations by the Kurdish fighters in Ankara-controlled areas in Afrin in Northwestern Aleppo, the Kurdish-language media sources said.

The Kurdish-language Hawar News website reported that the Kurdish Afrin Liberation forces pounded two areas under the control of the Turkish Army in the town of Jalbareh in Shirawa region in Afrin in Northwestern Aleppo, killing one Turkish soldier and injuring three others as well as destroying their military positions.

Meantime, at least five Turkey-backed terrorists were killed and wounded in three separate military operations by the Kurdish fighters against the Turkish Army and its allied militants in the towns of Afrin and Al-Bab in Northern Aleppo.

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