The Iraqi forces found a huge volume of advanced TOW-II missiles from the Takfiri terrorists in al-Karama city of Fallujah. The missiles were brand new and the ISIL had transferred them to Fallujah to use them against the Iraqi army’s armored units.
Iraqi officials have on different occasions blasted the US and its allies for supplying the ISIL in Syria with arms and ammunition under the pretext of fighting the Takfiri terrorist group.
On Saturday, the Iraqi forces discovered US-made military hardware and ammunition from terrorists in the town of Beiji.
“The military hardware and weapons had been airdropped by the US-led warplanes and choppers for the ISIL in the nearby areas of Beiji,” military sources told FNA.
In February, an Iraqi provincial official lashed out at the western countries and their regional allies for supporting Takfiri terrorists in Iraq, revealing that the US airplanes still continue to airdrop weapons and foodstuff for the ISIL terrorists.
“The US planes have dropped weapons for the ISIL terrorists in the areas under ISIL control and even in those areas that have been recently liberated from the ISIL control to encourage the terrorists to return to those places,” Coordinator of Iraqi popular forces Jafar al-Jaberi told FNA.
He noted that eyewitnesses in Al-Havijeh of Kirkuk province had witnessed the US airplanes dropping several suspicious parcels for ISIL terrorists in the province.
“Two coalition planes were also seen above the town of Al-Khas in Diyala and they carried the Takfiri terrorists to the region that has recently been liberated from the ISIL control,” Al-Jaberi said.
Also in February, a senior lawmaker disclosed that Iraq’s army has shot down two British planes as they were carrying weapons for the ISIL terrorists in Al-Anbar province.
“The Iraqi Parliament’s National Security and Defense Committee has access to the photos of both planes that are British and have crashed while they were carrying weapons for the ISIL,” Head of the committee Hakem al-Zameli said, according to a Monday report of the Arabic-language information center of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq.
He said the Iraqi parliament has asked London for explanations in this regard.
The senior Iraqi legislator further unveiled that the government in Baghdad is receiving daily reports from people and security forces in al-Anbar province on numerous flights by the US-led coalition planes that airdrop weapons and supplies for ISIL in terrorist-held areas.
The Iraqi lawmaker further noted the cause of such western aids to the terrorist group, and explained that the US prefers a chaotic situation in Anbar Province which is near the cities of Karbala and Baghdad as it does not want the ISIL crisis to come to an end.
Also in February, a senior Iraqi provincial official lashed out at the western countries and their regional allies for supporting Takfiri terrorists in Iraq, revealing that US and Israeli-made weapons have been discovered from the areas purged of ISIL terrorists.
“We have discovered weapons made in the US, European countries and Israel from the areas liberated from ISIL’s control in Al-Baqdadi region,” the Al-Ahad news website quoted Head of Al-Anbar Provincial Council Khalaf Tarmouz as saying.
He noted that the weapons made by the European countries and Israel were discovered from the terrorists in the Eastern parts of the city of Ramadi.
Meantime, Head of Iraqi Parliament’s National Security and Defense Committee Hakem al-Zameli also disclosed that the anti-ISIL coalition’s planes have dropped weapons and foodstuff for the ISIL in Salahuddin, Al-Anbar and Diyala provinces.
In January, al-Zameli underlined that the coalition is the main cause of ISIL’s survival in Iraq.
“There are proofs and evidence for the US-led coalition’s military aid to ISIL terrorists through air(dropped cargoes),” he told FNA at the time.
He noted that the members of his committee have already proved that the US planes have dropped advanced weaponry, including anti-aircraft weapons, for the ISIL, and that it has set up an investigation committee to probe into the matter.
“The US drops weapons for the ISIL on the excuse of not knowing about the whereabouts of the ISIL positions and it is trying to distort the reality with its allegations.
He noted that the committee had collected the data and the evidence provided by eyewitnesses, including Iraqi army officers and the popular forces, and said, “These documents are given to the investigation committee … and the necessary measures will be taken to protect the Iraqi airspace.”
Also in January, another senior Iraqi legislator reiterated that the US-led coalition is the main cause of ISIL’s survival in Iraq.
“The international coalition is only an excuse for protecting the ISIL and helping the terrorist group with equipment and weapons,” Jome Divan, who is member of the al-Sadr bloc in the Iraqi parliament, said.
He said the coalition’s support for the ISIL is now evident to everyone, and continued, “The coalition has not targeted ISIL’s main positions in Iraq.”
In Late December, Iraqi Parliamentary Security and Defense Commission MP disclosed that a US plane supplied the ISIL terrorist organization with arms and ammunition in Salahuddin province.
MP Majid al-Gharawi stated that the available information pointed out that US planes are supplying ISIL organization, not only in Salahuddin province, but also other provinces, Iraq TradeLink reported.
He added that the US and the international coalition are “not serious in fighting against the ISIL organization, because they have the technological power to determine the presence of ISIL gunmen and destroy them in one month”.
Gharawi added that “the US is trying to expand the time of the war against the ISIL to get guarantees from the Iraqi government to have its bases in Mosul and Anbar provinces.” Salahuddin security commission also disclosed that “unknown planes threw arms and ammunition to the ISIL gunmen Southeast of Tikrit city”.
A source close to Ahrar al-Sham terrorists in Idlib was quoted by Arab media as saying that different terrorist groups have asked their commanders to retreat from their positions in different parts of Idlib.
“Although countries like Saudi Arabia and Qatar have supplied the terrorists with over 1,000 US-made TOW missiles, the morale of the terrorists is still at its lowest level,” the source, who remained unnamed, told the Arabic-language Al-Watan newspaper.
Idlib is the scene of heavy fighting between the Syrian and Hezbollah troops who are backed up by the Russian air force and the terrorists who have been occupying part of the province for the some long time now.
On Saturday, the Russian bombers carried out precise attacks on militants’ positions and destroyed the Takfiri terrorists’ operations room in Idlib. The Russian fighter jets hit a center of the terrorists in Khan Sheikhoun region in the Southern parts of Idlib four times and destroyed a five-story building that was the militants’ main base and arms depot as well.
The Russian Air Force also pounded the command center of militant groups in Idlib province today. Several militias, including senior commanders, were killed and wounded during the Russian warplanes’ air raid.
The Syrian fighter jets also bombed concentration centers and hideouts of the foreign-backed Takfiri militants in Idlib countryside on Saturday, inflicting heavy losses on them. The airstrikes hit terrorists’ positions in Khan Sheikhoun city, Tal Merei and in the towns of al-Hbeit and al-Tamanaa.
Division 13’s Facebook page confirmed the strikes, and said the site has been totally taken down and many of its fighters were killed in the attack. Division 13 is one of the many militant groups that have received military training under a US-led program to fight against President Bashar Al-Assad’s government.
The Russian air force started daytime precision strikes against ISIL facilities in the region on Wednesday, September 30. The air group in Syria incorporates more than 50 planes and helicopters, including Sukhoi-24M, Sukhoi-25, and multi-functional Sukhoi-34.
Also in the past 24 hours, the Russian jets carried out 67 sorties against the ISIL targets in Syria.
“Attack aircraft from the Russian air group deployed in Syria carried out record 67 combat missions in the past 24 hours hitting a total of 60 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant targets,” Russian Air Force chief Lieutenant General Igor Makushev told journalists.
“In the past 24 hours, the Russian combat aircraft carried out 67 missions. The Sukhoi Su-34 and Su-24SM planes destroyed 60 terrorist targets,” Makushev said.
The intensity and effectiveness of airstrikes by Russian air force against the ISIL targets significantly increased in the past 24 hours, inflicting heavy casualties among terrorists.
According to Deputy Chief of the Russian General Staff, Lt. Gen. Igor Makushev, the Russian Sukhoi Su-34 and Su-25SM strike aircraft destroyed six command and communication posts, six ammunition and fuel depots, 17 training camps, three underground bunkers, 16 fortified positions, a vehicle repairs facility, 17 vehicles and two multiple-launch rocket systems.
In addition, directs hits by Russian KAB-500S precision guided bombs destroyed the headquarters of the Liwa al-Haqq terrorist group.
“Radio intercepts confirm that this airstrike killed two IS(IL) high-ranking field commanders and about 200 terrorists,” the general said.
Russia’s Sukhoi Su-25, Su-24M and Su-34 attack aircraft, with the support of Su-30 jets, commenced precision airstrikes against ISIL targets in Syria on September 30, following a request from Syrian President Bashar Assad.
According to the Russian Defense Ministry, since the beginning of the air campaign Russian air forces have carried out about 140 strikes against terrorist positions, including command centers, training camps and ammunition depots. Russian warships in the Caspian Sea fired 26 cruise missiles on ISIL targets on Wednesday.
Elsewhere, the Syrian army backed by the Russian warplanes continued offensives on Friday to break the siege of a strategic military airport in the Eastern countryside of the city of Aleppo. The Syrian troops, backed up by the Russian airstrikes, took full control of the village of Al-Jaboul in the nearby areas of Aleppo’s Kowaires Military Airport.
The Russian warplanes launched several precision strikes on ISIL positions in Al-Jaboul village opening the path for the Syrian ground force to win back the village.
The ISIL terrorists have besieged the Kowaires airport for over 2.5 years now, but the airport itself is under the Syrian army’s control. The Syrian army’s helicopters supply foodstuff and other needs to the Syrian troops defending the airport.
Meantime, military sources said that the Syria army has shot down the terrorist groups’ spy drone in Beit Hleibiyeh in the Northern countryside of Lattakia. A hostile surveillance aircraft operated by the terrorist groups was shot down by the Syrian troops as it was flying over the coastal province of Lattakia, the sources said.
The Syrian army is engaged in heavy fighting against the terrorist groups in Lattakia. In the latest battles on Thursday, the Syrian troops inflicted heavy losses on the foreign-backed militants in the Northern parts of the province.
Also, some 12 terrorists were killed in Syrian airstrikes in the Northern countryside of Lattakia on Tuesday. The terrorists were killed in the airstrikes in al-Farz, Salma, Ikko and Droushan in the Northern parts of the province. Also, informed sources said that the Syrian army troops repelled the armed groups’ attacks on al-Breij area in the Eastern territories of Aleppo province and killed over 50 militants.
The sources said that dozes of the militants were also wounded as a result of the army soldiers’ heavy fire on the terrorist groups in al-Breij. The sources said that there were also fierce clashes between the army and the militant groups in the vicinity of al-Nairab airport, 10 km East of Aleppo city.
Meantime, military officials said that the Syrian Armed Forces’ operations in the Northern parts of the Central province of Hama against the militant groups left over 77 terrorists dead or wounded.
The sources said that 5 terrorists were killed and 12 others were injured in the Syrian army troops’ operations in Kafr Zeita town, one of al-Nusra Fronts’ important strongholds in the province. An army unit also killed 30 terrorists and destroyed 3 vehicles to the North of Tallet al-Sayad.
Elsewhere, military sources said that the Russian warplanes bombed the positions of the ISIL Takfiri terrorists in Tabaqa airbase and the town’s national hospital, which was used only as the command center of the ISIL since its capture.
The sources said that the Russian Air Force carried out a dozen airstrikes against the strongholds of the ISIL in the Southern territories of Raqqa province. The Russian fighter jets reportedly targeted the ISIL strongholds at the city of Tabaqa, where the terrorist group has turned the Tabaqa National Hospital into its central command’s headquarters.
In addition to the airstrikes over the Tabaqa National Hospital and the Tabaqa airbase, the Russian Air Force continued to attack the Al-Rusafa Camp (the ISIL’s primary storage facility) and numerous targets inside the provincial capital. Local sources said on Monday that ISIL terrorists have evacuated the Raqqa province and fled to Iraq.
“The ISIL militants, most of them from the Caucasus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Chechnya, together with their families have left Raqqa province for Iraq,” a local source told FNA.
The source noted that at least 220 ISIL families have fled to Iraq, and said, “Notorious terrorists such as Abu Talheh Hejazi from Saudi Arabia and ISIL religious police chief Abu Abdullah al-Akidi are among the militants who have fled Raqqa province.”
Syrian Army Seizes Kafr Nabudah in Hama with Russian Aerial Backup
The Syrian army had said earlier in the day that the central command of the al-Nusra Front had been targeted by the Russian fighter jets in Kafr Nabudah, Latmeen and Lataminah.
Meantime, a main weapon and ammunition depot of the Nusra militants was destroyed in the Russian air attack on Kafr Zita. The sources said that the Syrian army, with the aerial backup of the Russian warplanes, raided the militant centers in all the above mentioned areas and is advancing against them.
The sources said that the Syrian army troops, alongside the National Defense Force (NDF), purged Kafr Tunah and Jabal Antar of ISIL Takfiri terrorists and took full control over the two regions. The sources added that over 20 ISIL members were killed and several more were wounded in the army operations.
Syrian warplanes bombed ISIL positions and supply routes in the Eastern countryside of Aleppo on Sunday.
The air raids destroyed the terrorists’ positions and line of movement in the villages and towns of Qseir al-Ward, al-Baqjiyeh, South of al-Nasriyeh, Jeb al-Safa, al-Sheikh Ahmad, Tal al-Ne’am, Tal Istabl, al-Salhiyeh, al-Hwaijeeneh, al-Jaboul and Tal Sab’een.
The sources said that the Syrian army targeted terrorists’ positions in Tal al-Sheikh Hussien and Tuloul Khleif areas, which resulted in the killing and wounding of several militants.
The sources added that all members of a group of militants were killed or injured and their logistic convoy of 6 vehicles was destroyed by the Syrian forces in Dara’a al- Balad neighborhood in Dara’a city. The army soldiers also killed and injured tens of terrorists in al-Abazid neighborhood in Dara’a al-Balad.
Last week, Syrian army troops continued to tighten noose around the Takfiri militants in Dara’a, killing and injuring a group of them. Army units targeted terrorists’ positions of and supply routes in Dara’a al-Balad area and al-Mahtta neighborhood in the city of Dara’a.
The operations left a large group of the militants dead and injured, most of them from al-Nusra Front.