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Syria in Last 24 Hours: Army Repels ISIL’s Attacks on Gov’t Positions in Homs Province

Syrian army soldiers beat a number of ISIL terrorists back from their positions in Homs after hours of non-stop clashes, inflicting also major losses on them.

The terrorists’ attacks to capture the government forces’ positions near the village of al-Rayhania in Homs province were fended off by the strong defense of the Syrian military men.

Meantime, the Syrian army and popular forces continued their military advances in other parts of Syria, including Aleppo and Deir Ezzur, over the past 24 hours.

Tens of terrorists were killed and dozens more were injured during the Syrian army’s operations in Syria’s key provinces.


The Syrian army forces and their allies repelled the terrorists’ offensive on al-Rayhania village, 12km of Homs city, killing and wounding all invaders.

“The Syrian army units clashes with a terrorist group which sought to enter al-Rayhania village during which all militants were killed or wounded and their weapons and ammunition were destroyed,” a military sources said on Thursday.

“Khalid al-Obaid, the commander of Ahrar al-Talbiseh brigade, and other terrorists named Abu Khalid, Abu Faras and Omar Dari’e were wounded in the clashes,” he added.

On Wednesday, the Syrian fighter jets pounded ISIL’s gathering centers and supply lines in several villages in the Eastern part of Homs province.

The Syrian warplanes hit ISIL’s military positions in Jab al-Jarrah region in Eastern Homs.

Tens of ISIL terrorists were killed and wounded in the Syrian airstrikes on their military positions in Eastern Homs.


Military Commander of the Jeish Al-Mujahideen terrorist group was killed by Syrian Army forces as fighting in Southwestern Aleppo intensified on Thursday.

Local sources said the general military commander of Jeish Al-Mujahideen terror group, Yousef Za’ou’a, was killed during the joint operation of the Syrian Army and its allies to liberate the Western districts of Aleppo still under the grips of terrorist groups.

Many notorious commanders of militant groups have been killed in the battlefields of Aleppo, and the complete aspects of such a massive purge are yet to be seen.

Several sources in the battlefields say the coming days are very likely to shape the trajectory of the Syrian conflict for the remainder of the war.

Deir Ezzur

17 ISIL terrorists were killed and several others were wounded in the Syrian fighter jets and army attacks on their positions in Deir Ezzur.

A command center, a rocket launching pad, an anti-tank base and three vehicles were destroyed in the air and artillery strikes of the Syrian army on their positions in Tallet Kroum, al-Rushdiya, al-Jafra and al-Huweiqa villages as well as the Eastern parts of Deir Ezzur airport.

The attacks also killed 17 members of the ISIL terrorist group in Deir Ezzur.


The gathering centers and bases of terrorist groups in different parts of Idlib province were pounded by the Syrian and Russian fighter jets.

The Syrian and Russian air forces targeted the sites and gatherings of Jeish al-Fatah, al-Jabha al-Islamia, Jeish al-Nassr and al-Izza gathering in Maaret al-Numan, Aryiha, Jisr al-Shoghour, Jabal al-Arbain, Saraqib, Binsh, Taftanaz, Kafar Zita and al-Latamina in Idlib and Hama.

The airstrikes killed tens of terrorists and injured many others, destroying dozens of vehicles equipped with heavy machineguns.

Also, the Russian fighter jets targeted a meeting of Jeish al-Fatah terrorist group’s commanders at Endowment Office of Binsh district in Eastern Idlib. No reports have yet been released on the fate of the terrorist leaders.

In another development, the army units in cooperation with the popular forces inflicted heavy losses on the terrorists in the Western parts of al-Saaf area in al-Salamiyah region, Eastern Hama province, destroying their vehicles equipped with machineguns and artillery positions and killing or injuring many of the terrorists.


The Syrian army and popular forces launched a surprise attack against the militants’ positions near the Post building in Dara’a al-Balad, inflicting losses on them.

The Syrian army forces destroyed the terrorists’ fortifications in Dara’a al-Mahatta as well as the positions and a number of vehicles in the Eastern parts of the Post building in Dara’a al-Balad district in Dara’a city.

Tens of terrorists were reported dead and wounded while being entrapped in the army attacks. A number of their vehicles and equipment were also destroyed.

In another offensive on Thursday, an army unit killed dozens of terrorists in al-Abbasyyin neighborhood in Dara’a al-Balad.


Six Tu-22M3 long-range bombers which took off in Russia attacked ISIL positions in areas Southeast, North and Northeast of the city of Raqqa in Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement.

“On August 11, six Tu-22M3 long-range bombers carried out a concentrated high-explosive ammunition attack on targets of the ISIL terrorist group near the city of Raqqa,” said the statement.

The aircraft destroyed ammo and oil depots, a chemical weapons factory and a major training filed dealing a heavy blow to the terrorists’ facilities and manpower.

“Su-30SM and Su-35S jets were covering the bombers. After accomplishing the combat task all Russian planes returned safely to their airfields.”

Russia has been conducting a counterterrorist campaign in Syria since September 30, 2015, at President Bashar Assad’s request. On March 14, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the Defense Ministry to withdraw the bulk of the Russian military contingent from Syria.


The Syrian army and National Defense Forces (NDF) seized back control of two strategic towns in Hama, killing and wounding over 25 terrorists and driving others out of the region.

The army-NDF operations freed the two towns of Kabasin and Zankahiya in the Northern parts of Hama.

Over 25 militants were killed and wounded in the offensive and tens of others were forced to flee their positions.

The operations also led to the establishment of security in Salima town and preempt the terrorists’ attacks on army positions in the region.


The Syrian military forces pushed terrorists back from 4 key regions in Darayya, Western Ghouta, killing scores of militants during the operations.

“Following the massive attacks on terrorists’ positions in Darayya in Damascus province, the army could advance and control several points, supported by the Syrian and Russian warplanes,” a field source said on Thursday.

“The attacks were launched from several directions and tens of ISIL militants who attempted to advance towards Hajar al-Aswad district in Southern Damascus were killed in the heavy clashes and their military vehicles were destroyed,” he added.

Noting that the army forces also regained control of 4 strategic regions in the Southern parts of Darayya, the source said that on the other side, the Russian fighter jets launched tens of airstrikes on terrorists’ positions in Madira town in Eastern Ghouta, Douma town and Jobar district in Damascus as well as Harasta, al-Mid’ani, Khan al-Sheikh and al-Deir Khabiya regions.


The Syrian army carried out intensive operations against the terrorists’ positions on the military road between the villages of al-Hurryia and al-Hamidyia and to the Northeast of Um Batina and al-Hamidyia villages South of Quneitra province.

Tens of terrorists were killed and many others were injured in the operations in addition to losing a number of their military vehicles.

Meantime, a field source mentioned that an army unit and the popular defense groups in the towns of Khan Arnaba and Jaba clashed with terrorist groups after they attacked the military posts in Tal Jaba and Tal al-Buzaq from the direction of the villages of al-Doha and Mas’hara.

The source added that the clashes ended after repelling the attack as a number of terrorists were killed and others were injured and their arms and military equipment were destroyed.


The Syrian army could purge al-Qala’h mountain of terrorists after liberation of Kinsibba town and the adjacent heights in Northern Lattakia province.

During the operations, the army was also supported by the Syrian and Russian fighter jets.

After the Syrian forces approached the administrative borders of Idlib province and Turkey, hundreds of Jeish al-Fatah and Turkistani terrorists launched heavy attacks against their positions and attempted to reoccupy the liberated areas from Kinsibba town to al-Qala’h mountain by extending the clashes.

The terrorists used very heavy weapons supplied by the western-Arab governments and could gain a small zone in the region but the Syrian forces’ counterattack repelled their offensive and drove them out of the region.

Over 120 of terrorists were killed and wounded in the clashes and a large number of their weapons and ammunition were destroyed.

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