Syria in Last 24 Hours Army Regains Full Control over Strategic Town in HomsThe Syrian army regained full control over a key region in Homs countryside, and said it will soon secure the region for the return of its residents.
The army units took back Jeb Al-Jandali town in Homs countryside and the engineering units of the army are defusing the mines planted by the militants in the area.
Meantime reports said during the last 24 hours that evidence and documents substantiating Riyadh’s financial and logistical support for the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) have been witnessed in Saudi Arabia.
Mottos by the ISIL which read “ISIL will expand” appeared on the street walls of the Saudi city of Ta’if on Tuesday.
Meantime, a German rapper who went to Syria to join extremist groups was killed in a suicide bombing carried out by rival militants, media sources and a monitoring group reported.
Denis Mamadou Cuspert, who rapped under the name Deso Dogg but took on the name Abu Talha al-Almani in Syria, was reported to have been killed in a suicide attack Sunday in an Eastern province.
He was a member of the radical group of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) and was reportedly killed in a double suicide bombing carried out by Al-Nusra Front, a rival radical group that is Al-Qaeda’s Syria affiliate.
Elsewhere, Syrian army continued its mop-up operations against militants in Idlib.
In Idlib province, militants’ gatherings were targeted near Sarmin town in the countryside, with large numbers of militants getting killed and injured.
Some of those were of non-Syrian nationalities, according to a military source.
Syrian army inflicted heavy losses on foreign-backed militants in Aleppo.
A convoy of militants’ vehicles were targeted and destroyed by army units on Daret Ezza-Orum road, in addition to three tankers that were destroyed to the West of al-Bab.
Militants inside the vehicles were killed or injured, according to a military source.
Army units targeted militants’ gatherings and vehicles in the areas of Handarat, al-Jandoul, to the North of the Industrial City, the surrounding of the Central Prison, al-Sheikh S’eed and al-Sukkari.
The Syrian army carried out wide military operations against militants in several areas around the country.
Several militant groups’ leaders were killed in military operations in the neighborhoods of Bab Hood in the old city of Homs, al-Qosour and al-Qarabis in Homs Province.
Army units killed many militants, injured others and destroyed their vehicles in several areas in Daraa province, a military source said.
The military operations targeted militants’ gatherings in the villages of Samlin, al-Jbeileh and al-Noaimeh in the countryside of Daraa.
Saudi Arabia never expected such a heavy defeat in Syria, and the ouster of its notorious Intelligence Chief Bandar Bin Sultan was just one of the many outcomes of this defeat and Saudi King Abdullah should wait for many more boomerang effects, a senior Syrian lawmaker said.
“The Saudi intelligence apparatus never expected the recent incidents in Syria, specially the victories of the Syrian army in various parts of the country,” Syrian MP Ahmad Haj Ali told FNA.
He reiterated that the recent developments in Syria have already left its negative effects in Saudi Arabia, including ouster of Prince Bandar and appointment of a deputy for the crown prince.
Haj Ali noted that the recent developments in Saudi Arabia all indicate that the Al Saud regime has been weakened.