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Censored War News in Syria, January 20, 2016

Russian Aerospace Forces destroy artillery, command center, fuel depots for ISIS within 24 hours

Russian Air Force

Lattakia, SANA – The Russian Defense Ministry said on Wednesday the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out 16 sorties targeting 57 terrorist targets in Syria within the past 24 hours.

Ministry spokesman Gen. Maj. Igor Konashenkov told journalists at Hmaimim Airport in Lattakia province that the Russian airstrikes were limited to Lattakia and Deir Ezzor provinces because the operation command has refrained from targeting terrorist positions in other provinces out of concern for civilians’ lives due to the unsuitable weather conditions in the area.

Konashenkov said Russian aircrafts destroyed a command center for ISIS in a precision strike on one of their field bases in the surroundings of al-Mariaiye town 10 km from Deir Ezzor city, in addition to destroying 3 artillery pieces in an airstrike on ISIS positions in the surroundings of al-Jnaina village, and artillery positions and a fuel depot in al-Bghailiye village, in addition to targeting a workshop used by terrorists in the surroundings of Hatla village.

As for Lattakia province, Konashenkov said that the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out four airstrikes, and that terrorists are retreating thanks to the operations conducted by the Syrian Arab Army in the province’s northern countryside.

He also asserted that the Russian Defense Ministry will continue its humanitarian operation in Syria, and that it’s gearing up to send a new batch of relief to Deir Ezzor city which is besieged by ISIS, adding that 50 tons of relief supplies were airdropped by an aircraft belonging to the Syrian Air Force on January 15th.

Russian jets deliver strikes at militants retreating under Syrian army’s offensive : Representatives of the Syrian opposition provided coordinates of the targets

LATAKIA. /TASS/. Russian Aerospace Defense Forces in Syria has delivered four airstrikes at terrorists retreating under the offensive launched by the government forces and patriotic opposition in the mountains of Latakia, Russian Defense Ministry’s official spokesman Gen. Col. Igor Konashenkov told reporters on Wednesday.

“Russian jets delivered four airstrikes at disparate groups of militants retreating under the offensive of Syrian government forces and patriotic opposition near the mountains of Jebel al-Akrad (Latakia province),” Konashenkov said. A Su-34 jet delivered an airstrike at a workshop near the Hatla village where militants were planting explosives in cars, he added. Representatives of the Syrian opposition provided coordinates of this target.

As a result of an airstrike, the workshop was destroyed, Konashenkov noted. Russian aircraft destroy terrorist command post, fuel depot in Syrian Deir ez-Zor province Russia’s Aerospace Forces have bombed a field camp of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group over the past 24 hours in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor province, destroying a command post of the militants. The Russian aircraft also delivered an airstrike on the IS field artillery and a fuel and lubricants depot, Konashenkov went on to say.

“An airstrike on a field camp of the Islamic State terrorist group was delivered in the area of the Mreya village, Deir ez-Zor province. The direct hit destroyed the terrorists’ command post and barracks with all the contents,” he said.

In addition, a Su-34 bomber launched an airstrike on the positions of the militants’ field artillery in the same province in the area of the Meshiya settlement. “The objective monitoring data confirm the destruction of three artillery pieces,” Konashenkov added. According to him, Russia’s aircraft also launched a bombing attack in the area of Bgeliya (Deir ez-Zor) on battlefield positons of missile artillery and a fuel depot. “The objective monitoring means recorded the destruction of two multiple launch rocket systems, as well as detonation of the fuel stored in the depot,” the Russian Defense Ministry spokesman said.

Russian military operation in Syria Russia launched a military operation against the Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra Front terrorist groups, both of which are banned in Russia, in the territory of Syria on September 30, 2015 at the request of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Initially, the air group consisted of about 50 warplanes and helicopters, including Su-34 and Su24M planes; Su-25 assault aircraft; Su-30SM fighter jets; Mi-8 and Mi-24 helicopters. Later, 12 bombers and fighter jets joined the group, which now has 69 warplanes.

Syrian Army Wins Back More Territories in Deir Ezzur Province

URGENT: Syrian Army Wins Back More Territories in Deir Ezzur Province

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army announced minutes ago that its forces have pushed the ISIL terrorists back from more territories in Deir Ezzur province, and captured a strategic bridge and some heights.

“The Syrian army drove the ISIL back from al-Raqqa bridge and the strategic heights of Brouk following hours of fierce battle, which ended in the killing or wounding many terrorist,” the army said.

“The ISIL left behind at least 19 dead members and fled the battlefront,” the army added.

“Over six heavy machinegun-mounted vehicles of the ISIL were also destroyed in the army offensive,” the army went on to say.

“The battle is still ongoing near the newly-captured bridge and heights and the army is fortifying its positions in order to repel the possible counter-attack of the ISIL,” the army said.

The Syria armed forces have been heavily pounding the ISIL positions across the province in recent weeks.

The army announced earlier today that its troops have repelled ISIL’s large-scale offensive on government forces’ defense lines near the strategic airbase of Deir Ezzur, East of Syria.

“The ISIL launched a powerful assault on the Deir Ezzur Military Airport after struggling to advance at the 137th Artillery Brigade’s headquarters outside the city’s walls,” the army said.

“The ISIL struck the Syrian army’s defensive positions from two different axes in order to spread out the pro-government forces and weaken their defenses, but the Syrian defenders of the airbase thwarted the attacks,” the army added.

“The first axis the ISIL terrorists attacked on this morning was the village of al-Jafreh, which is situated at the Southeastern perimeter of the airbase,” the army went on to say.

The army also said that the ISIL terrorists also attempted to advance from the Southern side of the airport.

“Despite the large assault, there have been no reported advances by the ISIL thus far,” the army pointed out.

ISIS, Al-Nusra Evacuating Southern Damascus

ISIL, Al-Nusra Evacuating Southern Damascus

TEHRAN (FNA)- The al-Nusra Front and ISIL militants started leaving Southern Damascus under a deal with the Syrian government that was signed and was due to go into effect last month but came to a halt after Jeish al-Islam top commander Zahran Alouch was killed in a Syrian air raid.

The al-Nusra Front and ISIL terrorists are now evacuating the neighborhood of al-Hajar al-Aswad,Yarmouk refugee camp and al-Qadam regions on Wednesday.

Under the agreement between the Syrian government and militants, over 4,000 terrorists are due to leave the Southern parts of Damascus and the Palestinian refugee camp.

The websites of the Syrian opposition had quoted the terrorists stationed in Hajar al-Aswad and Yarmouk camp as saying that the militants coming from Yalda, Babila and Beit Saham districts have joined them and therefore, the grounds have been prepared for the evacuation of the ISIL militants.

The evacuation operations in these regions had been postponed some weeks ago after the Syrian Air force carried out airstrikes on gathering centers and command posts of terrorist groups in Eastern Ghouta in Damascus Countryside in December, killing Zahran Aloush, the leader of the so-called Jeish al-Islam terrorists group and a large number of senior commanders of al-Rahman brigade and Ahrar al-Sham.

Yarmouk is a camp for Palestinian refugees in the Southern parts of Damascus. The camp has been the scene of clashes among various terrorist groups and also crossfire between the militants and government troops for the last three years.

Ceasefire treaties to launch evacuation and relocation plans have started across Syria since the November.

In early December, militants began evacuating Homs city in Central Syria under a deal signed with the government in late November, known as the Al-Wa’ar Agreement.

Large convoys of retreating rebels left Homs City for Idlib in Northwestern Syria.

Al-Wa’ar was the only remaining base of the militants in the city of Homs.

Army Kills Entire Members of Terrorist Group North of Dara’a

Army Kills Entire Members of Terrorist Group North of Dara'a

TEHRAN (FNA)- The entire members of a group of terrorists were killed after the Syrian Army surrounded them and hunted all them down, army announced Wednesday.

“The terrorists were surrounded by the Syrian army in Sheikh Meskeen region,” the army said, adding, “The army opened fire at the militants after they refused to lay down guns.”

“None of the terrorists remained alive after the Syrian soldiers’ attack,” the army went on to say.

In relevant development in the Southern province on Tuesday, the Syrian army attacked a column of the militant groups’ vehicles driving on a road from the East towards one of the Southern neighborhoods of Dara’a city.

“The Syrian army troops opened fire at an approximately long convoy of the militant groups’ vehicles driving on the road connecting al-Naymah in the Southeast part of Dara’a and Dara’a al-Balad in the Southern side of Dara’a city, destroying at least four of the vehicles, loaded with weapons and ammunition,” the sources said.

“Two of the vehicles, mounted with mortar-launching pads, were also destroyed in the attack,” the sources said.

Syrian Army Targets Militants’ Convoy in Dara’a Province

Syrian Army Targets Militants' Convoy in Dara'a Province

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army attacked a column of the militant groups’ vehicles driving on a road from the East towards one of the Southern neighborhoods of Dara’a city, informed sources said Tuesday, adding the convoy sustained major damage in the attack.

“The Syrian army troops opened fire at an approximately long convoy of the militant groups’ vehicles driving on the road connecting al-Naymah in the Southeast part of Dara’a and Dara’a al-Balad in the Southern side of Dara’a city, destroying at least four of the vehicles, loaded with weapons and ammunition,” the sources said.

 

 

“Two of the vehicles, mounted with mortar-launching pads, were also destroyed in the attack,” the sources said.

In relevant developments on Monday, the Syrian army engaged in a heavy battle with the terrorist groups in the Eastern territories of Dara’a province, leaving many terrorists dead and many more critically wounded.

“The Syrian army troops stormed the Takfiri militants’ defense lines near the town of al-Naymah, killed or wounded many terrorists and destroyed their military grid,” the army said.

ISIS Raqqa-Aleppo Supply Route from Turkey Cut in Syrian Air Attacks

ISIL Raqqa-Aleppo Supply Route Cut in Syrian Air Attacks

TEHRAN (FNA)- Military sources in the Northern battlefields said on Wednesday that the Syrian warplanes heavily bombed one of the main supply lines of the ISIL used for transferring weapons, medical equipment and foodstuff to Aleppo from Raqqa.

“The Syrian warplanes tracked and targeted the ISIL procurement route near the villages of al-Jaberiyeh, Afash, and Abu Danneh in the Eastern territories of the province of Aleppo near border with Raqqa,” the sources said.

“Meantime, the ISIL strongholds near the villages of Arran, Abu Tatal, al-Madioune and Tal Maksour in al-Bab region , Northeast of Aleppo province were massively targeted in severe sorties of the Syrian fighter jets, which ended in the killing and wounding of many terrorists and destruction of their military vehicles,” they added.

In relevant development on Tuesday, the Syrian army said that it had ISIL’s gathering centers under artillery fire in Northern Aleppo province.

“The ISIL concentration centers near the town of Marea were heavily shelled by the Syrian artillery, which ended not only in the killing and wounding of several terrorists but also destroyed the group’s military grid,” the army said.

“The Syrian army also targeted the positions and movements of Jeish al-Fatah terrorist group near al-Zerbeh, which inflicted a heavy death toll on the militants,” the army further added.

Senior Militant Commander Killed by Unknown Attackers in Aleppo

URGENT: Senior Militant Commander Killed by Unknown Attackers in Aleppo

TEHRAN (FNA)- Sources in the Northern city of Aleppo confirmed that one of the most notorious commanders of Ahrar al-Sham terrorist group was killed by unknown assailants in the Northern part of Aleppo province near the border with Turkey on Wednesday.

“The attackers targeted Ahrar al-Sham commander on the road connecting A’zaz and Bab al-Salama border crossing,” the sources said.

“The militant commander was killed on the spot,” they added.

“There has not been yet any reliable report on the identity of the attackers,” the sources said.

Following the victories of the Syrian army and its allies across the country, specially in Aleppo, infighting among the rival militant groups has been in rise in the recent three months.

Reports said earlier today that the Syrian warplanes heavily bombed one of the main supply lines of the ISIL used for transferring weapons, medical equipment and foodstuff to Aleppo from Raqqa.

“The Syrian warplanes tracked and targeted the ISIL procurement route near the villages of al-Jaberiyeh, Afash, and Abu Danneh in the Eastern territories of the province of Aleppo near border with Raqqa,” the sources said.

“Meantime, the ISIL strongholds near the villages of Arran, Abu Tatal, al-Madioune and Tal Maksour in al-Bab region , Northeast of Aleppo province were massively targeted in severe sorties of the Syrian fighter jets, which ended in the killing and wounding of many terrorists and destruction of their military vehicles,” they added.

ISIS Suffers Heavy Casualties in Syrian Armed Forces’ Attacks across Deir Ezzur

ISIL Suffers Heavy Casualties in Syrian Armed Forces' Attacks across Deir Ezzur

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army and Air Force’s offensives on ISIL strongholds in different parts of the Eastern province of Deir Ezzur inflicted major losses on the militants, army sources announced on Wednesday.

“Scores of the ISIL militants were killed or wounded in the Syrian army troops’ offensives near al-Baqaliyeh in the Northwestern countryside of Deir Ezzur city and also in the village of al-Jafreh,” the sources said.

“The Syrian fighter jets, for their part, carried out several combat flights over the ISIL concentration centers near the village of Ayyash and the town of Hosseiniyeh, which claimed the lives of many terrorists,” they further added.

The Syria armed forces have been heavily pounding the ISIL positions across the province in recent weeks.

The army announced earlier today that its troops have repelled ISIL’s large-scale offensive on government forces’ defense lines near the strategic airbase of Deir Ezzur, East of Syria.

“The ISIL launched a powerful assault on the Deir Ezzur Military Airport after struggling to advance at the 137th Artillery Brigade’s headquarters outside the city’s walls,” the army said.

“The ISIL struck the Syrian army’s defensive positions from two different axes in order to spread out the pro-government forces and weaken their defenses, but the Syrian defenders of the airbase thwarted the attacks,” the army added.

“The first axis the ISIL terrorists attacked on this morning was the village of al-Jafreh, which is situated at the Southeastern perimeter of the airbase,” the army went on to say.

The army also said that the ISIL terrorists also attempted to advance from the Southern side of the airport.

“Despite the large assault, there have been no reported advances by the ISIL thus far,” the army pointed out.

Syrian Army Wins Back More Territories in Deir Ezzur Province

URGENT: Syrian Army Wins Back More Territories in Deir Ezzur Province

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army announced minutes ago that its forces have pushed the ISIL terrorists back from more territories in Deir Ezzur province, and captured a strategic bridge and some heights.

“The Syrian army drove the ISIL back from al-Raqqa bridge and the strategic heights of Brouk following hours of fierce battle, which ended in the killing or wounding many terrorist,” the army said.

“The ISIL left behind at least 19 dead members and fled the battlefront,” the army added.

“Over six heavy machinegun-mounted vehicles of the ISIL were also destroyed in the army offensive,” the army went on to say.

“The battle is still ongoing near the newly-captured bridge and heights and the army is fortifying its positions in order to repel the possible counter-attack of the ISIL,” the army said.

The Syria armed forces have been heavily pounding the ISIL positions across the province in recent weeks.

The army announced earlier today that its troops have repelled ISIL’s large-scale offensive on government forces’ defense lines near the strategic airbase of Deir Ezzur, East of Syria.

“The ISIL launched a powerful assault on the Deir Ezzur Military Airport after struggling to advance at the 137th Artillery Brigade’s headquarters outside the city’s walls,” the army said.

“The ISIL struck the Syrian army’s defensive positions from two different axes in order to spread out the pro-government forces and weaken their defenses, but the Syrian defenders of the airbase thwarted the attacks,” the army added.

“The first axis the ISIL terrorists attacked on this morning was the village of al-Jafreh, which is situated at the Southeastern perimeter of the airbase,” the army went on to say.

The army also said that the ISIL terrorists also attempted to advance from the Southern side of the airport.

“Despite the large assault, there have been no reported advances by the ISIL thus far,” the army pointed out.

ISIS Positions Destroyed in Syrian Airstrikes in Deir Ezzur

ISIL Positions Destroyed in Syrian Airstrikes in Deir Ezzur

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian warplanes, in several combat flights, targeted the ISIL terrorists’ fortified strongholds in the Southeastern part of Deir Ezzur province, military sources said Wednesday, adding the air force also destroyed an ISIL training camp in the Eastern province.

“The ISIL strongholds near Albu Leil in the Western part of the town of al-Mahassan came under the attacks of the Syrian fighter jets, which not only left several terrorist killed or wounded but also destroyed their positions’ infrastructures,” the sources said.

“The Syrian bomber, meantime, tracked and targeted a training camp of the ISIL in the province. The airstrikes ended in destruction of three fuel tankers and two armored vehicles, while scores of the terrorist were killed or wounded in the bombardments,” the sources went on to say.

On Tuesday, one of the senior security commanders of the ISIL terrorist group was killed in the Syrian Army attack in al-Baqaliyeh West of Deir Ezzur.

“Ebrahim Hossein al-Da’yeri was killed in clashes with the Syrian army in al-Sho’eitat region,” several independent sources said.

“In the meantime, the ISIL strongholds near the villages of al-Khassan and al-Janiniyah in the Western side of Ayyash came under massive bombardments of the Syrian fighter jets, which ended in the destruction of the militant group’s military hardware,” the sources said.

ISIS Senior Commander Killed by Syrian Army West of Deir Ezzur

ISIL's Senior Commander Killed by Syrian Army West of Deir Ezzur

TEHRAN (FNA)- One of the senior security commanders of the ISIL terrorist group was killed in the Syrian Army attack in al-Baqaliyeh West of Deir Ezzur on Tuesday.

“Ebrahim Hossein al-Da’yeri was killed in clashes with the Syrian army in al-Sho’eitat region,” several independent sources said.

 

 

“In the meantime, the ISIL strongholds near the villages of al-Khassan and al-Janiniyah in the Western side of Ayyash came under massive bombardments of the Syrian fighter jets, which ended in the destruction of the militant group’s military hardware,” the sources said.

On Monday, the Syrian army continued to hunt the ISIL terrorists in at least three neighborhoods of the Eastern city of Deir Ezzur.

The Syrian army troops stormed the ISIL gatherings in the neighborhoods of al-Roshdiyeh, al-Jabileh and al-Mowadhefin, killed or wounded many of the terrorists and destroyed their weapons and military equipment.

“The ISIL left behind scores of the dead and injured members and fled the battlefields to evade more casualties,” a source in the city said.

“The army also continued to advance against the ISIL in the village of al-Baqaliyeh and pushed the militant back from al-Ruwad residential units,” he added.

Air Attacks Destroy ISIS Oil Refinery East of Syria

Air Attacks Destroy ISIL Oil Refinery East of Syria

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian fighter jets, in a series of combat sorties, inflicted major losses on the ISIL terrorists’ oil facilities in Raqqa province, the army announced minutes ago.

“Several fuel reservoirs and the facilities of crude oil extracting and refining in the ISIL-held Raqqa came under the massive strikes of the Syrian warplanes,” the army said.

The army further added that the air attacks were very heavy and will the ISIL with fuel shortage in the coming days.

Reports said on Friday that the Syrian army and the National Defense Forces (NDF) continued to push back the ISIL terrorists from their positions in the Eastern part of Hama province and advanced significantly along Salamiyah-Raqqa highway.

“The Syrian army troops in close coordination with the NDF continued their advance towards the Salamiyah-Raqqa Highway, capturing several ISIL-held small hilltops,” the army said.

While the Syrian Armed Forces are still a little ways away from the important city of Tabaqa in the Raqqa province, they are in position to expand their control over the Eastern countryside of the Hama province, which would ultimately lead them to ISIL provincial stronghold.

The Syrian army captured the Ithriyah Electrical Plant and the Ithriyah Oil Wells during a surprise assault on the ISIL defensive positions at the Eastern part of the Ithriyah-Khanasser Highway last week.

 

 

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