Syrian Army takes full control of two strategic villages in Aleppo, key mountain in Lattakia

The Syrian army and popular forces made new military gains in the key provinces Lattakia and Aleppo over the past 24 hours, reports.

The Syrian troops captured two key villages near Bashkoy town in the Northern part of Aleppo while other army units seized back a strategic mountain in Lattakia province.

The army seized the Jabal al-Akrad (Kurds Mountain) near a region in Lattakia that borders Turkey to the North.

Meantime, the Syrian troops won back Doweir al-Zaytoun and Tal Jabin villages in Aleppo province.

The Syrian army also continued its advances in other key provinces across Syria on Monday.

Lattakia

The Syrian army continued its military gains against the terrorist groups in Northern Lattakia province, killing scores of Ahrar al-Sham militants, including their top senior commander, in heavy clashes.

Khaled Deddew, a notorious commander of Ahrar al-Sham movement, and scores of his militants were killed in heavy clashes with the Syrian troops in Jabal al-Akrad (Kurds Mountain) region that borders Turkey to the North.

The Syrian army and popular forces launched a powerful operation in several directions in Jabal al-Akrad and captured the mountain.

“The Syrian soldiers are currently pressing North from the village of Touma towards the militant stronghold of Kinsibba, which is considered the terrorists’ last line of defense before the important city of Jisr al-Shughour in Idlib province,” the sources said.

“Liwa Suqour al-Sahra (Desert Hawks Brigade), the National Defense Forces (NDF), the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP), and Muqawama Souri (Syrian Resistance) have joined the Syrian army in this phase of operations in the Northeastern part of the coastal province of Lattakia,” they went on to say.

“The main objective of this phase is to seal the Northeastern corner of the Lattakia province and build a frontline at the strategic city of Jisr al-Shughour,” the sources further added.

Aleppo

The Syrian army and popular forces seized back another strategic village near Bashkoy region in the Northern part of Aleppo province, inflicting heavy losses on the militants.

The Syrian troops won back Tal Jabin village about three kilometers from Bashkoy town in Aleppo province.

Scores of militants were killed and injured in heavy clashes with the Syrian troops.

The Syrian armed forces also killed Abu Saleh Al Dieri, a Jaish Al Sham military leader, in Tel Jibbin in the Northern parts of Aleppo province.

Also yesterday, the Syrian forces seized back strategic village of Doweir al-Zaytoun near Bashkoy, killing scores of militants.

The army units inflicted heavy losses on the militants in daylong fierce clashes.

The ISIL left behind tens of the dead and wounded members and fled the battlefront.

The army and its allies are now fortifying their newly captured positions in the battlefield.

Meantime, the Syrian Army announced that two main supply lines of the ISIL terrorist group in the Northern territories of Aleppo province were cut in Syrian air and artillery attacks.

“Masqan-Aleppo and Haras-Al-Bab roads used by the ISIL terrorists as two main supplying routs were cut in the attacks of the Syrian fighter jets and the army’s artillery units,” the army said.

Damascus

The Syrian army seized back several strategic buildings in Western Ghouta in Damascus countryside.

The Syrian forces regained control of an archaeological hall and a number of important buildings located alongside the railway between the towns of al-Moadhamiyah and Darayya in Western Ghouta.

Also on Monday, the Syrian forces took back a number of government buildings in Jobar town in the Eastern countryside of Damascus.

The army purged terrorists from four strategic building blocks in Jobar town in heavy clashes.

The Syrian troops had to explode a tunnel beneath one of the buildings as the terrorists were trying to flee through the tunnel.

Also on Monday, the Syrian army and the National Defense Forces (NDF) continued to strike the militant groups’ defense lines in Eastern Ghouta.

The Syrian army troops and the NDF have gained more territories near the faculty of agriculture and SANA aerospace organization in Hawsh Kharabu in Eastern Ghouta following hours of tough battle with the militant groups.

At least 12 militants were killed and many more have been wounded in the pro-government forces’ offensives.

Homs

The Syrian fighter jets, in over 30 combat sorties, bombed heavily the ISIL concentration centers in the Central province of Homs and inflicted heavy losses on the terrorists.

The Syrian army’s aircrafts struck the ISIL strongholds near the ancient city of Palmyra (Tadmur), al-Maqaleh region and near the village of Um Sahrij, which left tens of the terrorists dead or wounded and destroyed their military grid.

Meantime, the Syrian Army and Air Force continued to target ISIL and Al-Nusra Front concentration centers in different parts of the Central province of Homs, inflicting heavy losses on the terrorists.

The Syrian fighter jets, in a fresh round of combat flights, targeted the ISIL gatherings and positions near Quaryatayn, Sha’er oilfield and al-Bayarat in the Eastern and Southeastern parts of Homs province, which left tens of the militants dead or wounded and destroyed their military hardware in large scale.

Several ISIL militants, meantime, were killed or wounded in the attacks of the Syrian army and the National Defense Forces near the village of Um Sahrij East of Homs.

A depot of the ISIL weapons and ammunition was also targeted and exploded in the Syrian pro-government forces’ offensives in al-Rumeileh near the road of Maheen towards Quaryatayn, and near Tuloul al-Soud in the Southeastern part of the province.

The Syria government forces also raided gathering centers of al-Nusra terrorists near Um Sharshouh, Abu al-Snasil hill in the Northern territories of Homs province.

In the meantime, the Nusra positions in Kafr Laha and al-Taybeh al-Gharbiyeh in al-Houla region came under the assaults of the Syria army and the NDF, which claimed the lives of many terrorists.

Quneitra

The Syrian Army pushed back an ISIL offensive on its positions in a mountainous area in Quneitra province.

The terrorists attempted to capture a strategic hilltop in Korom Jaba region in Quneitra province, but the Syrian troops pushed them back after inflicting heavy casualties on them.

The Syrian army destroyed the terrorists’ vehicles equipped with heavy and high-caliber machine guns.

Scores of terrorists were killed and injured in the Syrian army’s pursuing counterattack.

The Syrian air force backed the army during its ground operations.

Deir Ezzur

The Syrian Army and the National Defense Forces (NDF) fende
d off ISIL’s offensives on government forces’ defense lines in the Northwestern part of the city of Deir Ezzur, killing scores of the terrorists, including one of their top commanders.

Abu Hadhefah al-Maghrabi, one of the notorious commanders of the ISIL in the Eastern battlefield of Deir Ezzur, was killed by the Syrian army near Deir Ezzur.

Al-Maghrabi possessed an identification card that was issued to him by the so called “Caliphate”.

The ISIL’s large-scale offensives on the pro-government forces’ positions near the village of al-Baqaliyeh near the Western bank of the Euphrates River, targeting the al-Jazeera University campus, al-Rawad Hill and the Firat al-Sham Hotel for the 3rd time in the last 4 days were thwarted by the Syrian army and the NDF.

The ISIL began its assault by storming the important hilltop of Tal al-Rawad, where they were confronted by the Syrian soldiers at the Northern perimeter. The ISIL failed to breakthrough the Syrian Armed Forces’ 1st line of defense.

Sweida

The Syrian Army announced on Monday that the county’s fighter jets have bombed a column of ISIL oil tankers in the Southern province of Sweida.

“The Syrian Air Force strikers bombed a convoy of ISIL oil tankers in the Southeastern part of the village of Sha’ef,” the army said.

“In addition to explosion of most of the oil tanker, the ISIL militants guarding the convoy were also killed in the attack,” the army added.

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