Syria in Last 24 Hours: Army Regains Control over Strategic Town in Damascus Countryside

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army continued its advances in the Southern parts of the country, and took back control of a strategic town in Damascus countryside.

The foreign-backed terrorists were pushed back from the town of Kafr Yabous in Damascus countryside and the army regained full control over the town.

Kafr Yabous is located in Al-Qalamoun region in Damascus countryside and it is only 11 kilometers from the borders with Lebanon.

The Al-Nusra Front terrorist group had control over the Kafr Yabous which is in the Southeastern parts of al-Zabadani town.

Tens of Al-Nusra terrorists were killed and dozens more were injured in fierce clashes with the Syrian troops.

Also in the past 24 hours, a large number of terrorists were killed in heavy fighting between the Syrian army and the Al-Nusra Front in Damascus province.

The army soldiers struck a heavy blow at the terrorists in the areas of al-Zabadani, Eastern Ghouta and Douma in Damascus countryside, killing and injuring scores of them.

Elsewhere, the Syrian Armed Forces, in a series of massive operations against militants’ strongholds on Sunday, gained more grounds in various battlefields in Homs province.

Syrian troops killed and injured so many anti-government fighters in Rajem al-Kaser, al-Sultaniyeh, Masa’dah and Um Sahrij in the Eastern countryside of the Central Homs province, a military source said.

Meantime, army’s attacks against Takfiri terrorists in the Western part of Ovania village, Western al-Samadaniyeh and Naba’a al-Sakher in al-Quneitra province, left scores of foreign-backed fighter killed and wounded.

Also, 20 terrorists affiliated to the so-called “Sham Hawks Group” were killed by the Syrian soldiers in Bazabou, Nahlia, Al-Treisi and Nahla in the Northwestern province of Idlib.

Also, the Syrian air force staged a massive targeted attack on a joint meeting of two major terrorist groups in Damascus countryside early on Sunday, killing and injuring a large number of the terrorist leaders.

The army airstrike targeted a gathering of Al-Nusra Front and Ahrar Al-Sham commanders in Mazaya district in the town of Zabadani in Damascus countryside.

A sum of 27 commanders of the Al-Nusra Front and Ahrar al-Sham were killed in the air raid.

The leader of the Al-Nusra Front, Abdulrahman Nassif, was also wounded during the airstrike.

Elsewhere, the Syrian army continued to make more gains in its fight against the Al-Nusra Terrorist Front in surrounding areas of Daraa province, killing at least 220 terrorists, a security source said.

The army soldiers stormed the hideouts of Al-Nusra Front in Ibta’ village and claimed the lives of more than 40 militants, a Syrian source said on condition of anonymity.

Also, some 30 terrorists were killed in heavy fighting between the Syrian army and the terrorist group in the town of Dael, located 14 km to North of Daraa city, the source added.

The security source further said the army also inflicted heavy losses on the terrorists in the areas of Qarfa, Namer, and al-Shaikh Miskeen and left over 150 al-Nusra terrorists dead.

Syria has been the scene of insurgency since 2011 when certain western powers and their regional allies voiced loudly that Syrian protests have no diplomatic solution and they started supplying the country’s opposition groups with their arms and funds.

In 2014, specially after victory of President Bashar al-Assad in the country’s presidential election, the army has gained upper hand in its anti-terrorism campaign, and has been partly successful in sealing borders with Turkey and Jordan.

Source: Fars News

Syrians rally in support of army in Homs

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Syrians have held a rally in the city of Homs to thank the country’s military for bringing back security to more areas in the region as well as other parts of the country.

Large number of Syrians took to the streets in al-Dahiyeh and al-Ommaliah areas in the city of Homs on Monday, with participation of the city’s governor, Talal Brazi.

The government troops have recently conducted successful cleanup operations across the country, inflicting heavy losses on the militants.

The Syrian army regained full control over three villages in the western province of Latakia on Monday, following heavy fighting with foreign-backed Takfiri militants.

On July 31, the army regained control of the main stronghold of foreign-backed militants in Homs in the Khaldiyeh district after more than one month of fierce fighting.

The Syrian Army’s push against the militants has rattled their sponsors.

Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zohbi said on June 26 that Saudi Arabia is trembling with fear because of the Syrian Army’s recent gains against the militants.

Syria has been gripped by deadly unrest since 2011. According to reports, Western powers and their regional allies – especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey – are supporting the Takfiri militants operating inside Syria.

According to the United Nations, more than 100,000 people have been killed and a total of 7.8 million displaced in Syria due to the violence.

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Syria’s army now controlling most parts of country: Iranian foreign minister

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Iran’s Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi

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Iran’s Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi says the situation in Syria is ‘very good,’ as the Syrian army now has control over most parts of the Arab country.

“We are hopeful about the future of Syria. Of course, this does not mean that everything will soon be over, [but] the Syrian army has resisted pretty well so far,” said the top Iranian diplomat in Tehran on Wednesday following his trip to Syria and Jordan.

“The region is currently witnessing momentous developments. Therefore, Iran must be in constant contact with the regional countries in order to prevent any incident the inevitable consequences of which could engulf the entire region,” Salehi added.

The Iranian foreign minister arrived in the Syrian capital, Damascus, on Tuesday, and held talks with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to discuss the latest developments in the crisis-hit country.

Earlier in the day, Salehi met with top Jordanian officials including his Jordanian counterpart, Yasser Judeh, Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour and King Abdullah II.

Referring to his meeting with Assad, Salehi said the latest regional developments were discussed in the meeting where “good decisions” were also made.

“More important than anything else is the people’s support for the Syrian army and government… they have realized that the mercenaries massacring the people inside Syria do not want anyone’s good,” Salehi said.

Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011. Many people, including large numbers of security personnel, have been killed by foreign-backed militants, which Damascus says are trained and supported by the Western powers and their allies in the region.

Several international human rights organizations have accused foreign-sponsored militants of committing war crimes.

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Syria: Scores of insurgents killed in Aleppo

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Syrian Army soldiers have killed scores of foreign-backed insurgents fighting government forces in the flashpoint city of Aleppo.

A number of armed men were killed during intense clashes with Syrian troops in the Arab Fatouma neighborhood of the city, located 355 kilometers (220 miles) north of Damascus, on Saturday, the SANA news agency reported.

Syrian soldiers also raided a terrorist hideout in the Handarat district of Aleppo and shot dead all the insurgents at the site and then destroyed four cars used by terrorists for transporting munitions.

In addition, the Syrian Army destroyed seven pickup trucks equipped with Dushka machine guns in the Bustan al-Basha neighborhood.

Syrian soldiers also attacked insurgents in the Hanano, al-Kallaseh, Bab Qansarin, al-Sukkari, al-Tananir Square, and Bustan al-Qaser neighborhoods of Aleppo, destroying dozens of vehicles equipped with Dushka machine guns and killing a large number of terrorists.

Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011.

Damascus says outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorists are the driving factor behind the unrest and deadly violence while the opposition accuses the security forces of being behind the killings.

The Syrian government says that the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country and accuses Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Turkey of arming the opposition.

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Source: PressTV

Syrian Cmdr: Army to clear Aleppo of insurgents in 10 days

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‘Aleppo to be insurgent-free in 10 days’

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A senior Syrian army commander says the Syrian military forces will clear the northern city of Aleppo from insurgents within 10 days.

The military commander, who commands the Syrian army forces in the flashpoint city, said that they have been concentrating their efforts on securing the two key districts of Salah al-Din and Saif al-Dawla.

He said that the district of Salah al-Din has been under their partial control since August 9, while fighting was still continuing in Saif al-Dawla.

The commander said that once the two districts are under the army’s full control, other areas of the city will easily be cleared of the remaining insurgents.

The Syrian army says that 7000 insurgents had infiltrated Aleppo, 2000 of which were killed last month alone.

Meanwhile, in a strongly worded statement on Monday, the Russian Foreign Ministry denounced the armed insurgents for threatening to target civilian airports in Damascus and Aleppo.

“We consider such threats absolutely unacceptable,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

The foreign-backed insurgents declared in a statement that they would consider Damascus and Aleppo airports as “military targets” and that civilian aircrafts in the airports would be shot down.

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Syria update 2: Authorities pursue terrorists in Idleb and its countryside, kill a large number of them

 The authorities on Wednesday clashed with an armed terrorist group on Aleppo-Raqaa highway that has been committing acts of killing, abduction and robbery against the citizens and killed two persons.

SANA reporter quoted an official source in Aleppo province as saying that the clashes resulted in the killing of all the members of the armed group, including two terrorists from Deir Ezzor: Salem Ali al-Shibli and Abdul-Karim Najem al-Abdullah.

Army Units Seize Large Amounts of Ammunition and Weapons in Aleppo

Meanwhile, the authorities seized a large amount of ammunition and weapons in Salah Eddin, al-Ameriyeh, al-Hashkal, and Tal al-Zarazir neighborhoods in the city of Aleppo.

SANA reporter said that the seized weapons included 2 mortars, 3 PKC machineguns, DShK machineguns, RPG launchers, Nato sniper rifles, pump-action machineguns and hand grenades.

The source told SANA reporter that the authorities carried out a qualitative operation in Saif al-Dawla neighborhood in the city, killing two terrorists and injuring three others.

A machine gun, a rifle and bombs were confiscated during the operation.

Terrorists’ Centers Destroyed in Several Neighborhoods in Aleppo

Army units destroyed centers for armed terrorist groups in al-Eis village, al-Shaar, Biyanon and al-Sakhour districts in Aleppo, in addition to destroying 17 cars equipped with DShK machineguns.
In al-Sweiqa neighborhood, several terrorists were killed in a qualitative operation carried out by the army units.

Another qualitative operation was conducted in al-Sayyed Ali neighborhood in the city of Aleppo that resulted in killing a number of terrorists and destroying their bases.

Army Unit Destroys 500 m long Tunnel for Terrorists in Ariha, Idleb, Seize Various Weapons

In the framework of clearing Ariha city in Idleb province of the armed terrorist groups, an army unit carried out a qualitative operation in the city that resulted in destroying a hideout of terrorists and killing a large number of them.

An official source in the province told SANA reporter that after receiving information from the residents in Ariha, the authorities seized a hideout for terrorists in the shape of a 500-meter-long tunnel connecting Ariha with Bzabor area.

The source added that clashes resulted in the killing of the terrorists who were hiding in the tunnel and seizing 200 hand grenades, RPG launchers, machineguns and 30 explosive devices, each weighed 100 kg. A number of printers stolen from state institutions and cars used by the terrorists in their attacks were also seized in the hideout.

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Syria Update: Authorities inflict heavy losses upon terrorists in Aleppo, Homs and Hama, raid terrorists’ hideout in Qamishli

PROVINCES- Authorities in Aleppo on Tuesday carried out a qualitative operation in al-Bandara neighborhood and inflicted heavy losses upon the mercenary terrorists, SANA reporter said.

The reporter quoted an official source in Aleppo province as saying that units of the armed forces carried out another qualitative operation around Radio and TV broadcasting area in the city of Aleppo, arresting two terrorists and killing the others.

The source told SANA that six bomb boxes, ammunition, rifles, sniper rifles, a PKC machine gun, military uniforms and medical materials were confiscated in teh operation.

The source said that the security authorities clashed with terrorists in the area of Sheikh Saad in the city of Aleppo and kill a number of them and wound others.

Clashes also broke out between the security authorities and a number of terrorists in al-Ashrafiyeh neighborhood in Aleppo city.

SANA reporter said that 7 terrorists were killed in the clashes.

Explosive Device Explodes in Car in Jaramana, Damascus Countryside, Killing Driver

Last night, in Jaramana, Damascus Countryside, an explosive device detonated in a car causing the killing of its driver.

The device was attached to the car by an armed terrorist group.

Authorities Confront Terrorists Who Mortared al-Mashrafah Village in Homs, Inflict Heavy Losses upon them

The authorities in Homs province  confronted last night a group of armed terrorists who mortared al-Mashrafah village in eastern Homs causing injury to a number the citizens.

A source in the province told SANA reporter that the authorities succeeded in inflicting heavy losses upon the terrorists and destroying their DShk-eqipped vehicles.

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Why Syria Will Not Fall

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By Ghaleb Kandil, Vijayvaani

The recent developments in Syria revealed a series of important signs which will have decisive repercussions over the course of the global war led by the United States to destroy this country. Unlike the information and impressions of American strategists and their European and Arab accomplices – as conveyed by hundreds of media outlets engaged in the battle – the death squads, mercenaries and Takfiri groups introduced from all parts of the world suffered a crushing defeat at the level of the battles. Nonetheless, the Turkish officials and their Qatari and Saudi allies had promised – as they have already done last year and during the same period – that the month of Ramadan will witness the fall of the resisting regime in Syria. These illusions have once again collapsed on the battlefield where the armed gangs suffered the fall of thousands of dead, wounded and detainees.

Indeed, the comprehensive attack launched by the extremists against Damascus ended – even with the recognition of Western media outlets – with massive losses. Hence, the force which included local mercenaries and jihadists from around the world was completely annihilated by the Syrian army that is pursuing the remnants on the outskirts of the capital. As a result, tons of weapons were confiscated and the heavy infrastructure of the armed groups was dismantled and destroyed, which will require months to reconstruct if the armed groups are ever able to do so.

The outcome of the Aleppo battle on the other hand is known in advance, as the extremists are falling by the thousands in the face of the methodic progress of the army which was able to fully sever the supply lines of the mercenaries who came from the training camps led by the CIA in Turkey.
Consequently, the armed gangs can no longer deliver reinforcements without having to pay a hefty price. As to their 4×4 convoys which are equipped with heavy artillery and were offered by their regional sponsors, they are moving under the fire of the army’s helicopters and aircrafts and are falling in the ambushes set up by the elite forces that have infiltrated enemy lines.
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Syrian Army soldiers kill scores of Gunmen in Endan of Aleppo

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Breaking News Correspondent to Homs reported that Syrian security forces have tracked down an armed group in Karm al-Shami neighborhood and al-Midan St.

Clashes took place between the both sides.
No further details or a toll have been recorded so far.

The correspondent added that heavy explosions appeared from al-Khaledia neighborhood.

In Homs Countryside, fierce armed conflicts have been fired out between the Syrian Arab Army and gunmen.

The clashes took place in Talbeseh and al-Rastan and resulted in large number of deaths among the insurgents.

Moving to Aleppo, our correspondent there has confirmed that Units of the Syrian Arab Army have carried out a qualified operation in Endan of Aleppo outskirts.

The mission resulted in killing large numbers of the militants and destroying their armored vehicles.

Furthermore, media sources indicated that severe armed confrontations appeared in the area surrounding the Faculty of Science, located in Saif al-Dawleh and al-Izaa neighborhood.

No information’s recorded any toll yet.

In Deir al-Zour, Syrian security forces clashed with an armed group near Ghasan Aboud roundabout.

The security forces could kill a number of terrorists including Majed al-Hussein.

Finally, a bunch of gunmen have been eliminated during clashes in al-Mwazfeen neighborhood, known of them Bader al-Basry.