Syria in Last 24 Hours: Senior Terrorist Commander Killed in Aleppo Province
Commander of Faylaq al-Rahman “Free Police” in Eastern Ghouta named Abu Khalid al-Zaqloul was killed in a bomb explosion in al-Basouteh region of the town of Afrin.
The assassination of al-Zaqloul comes after the recent negotiations between the Turkish army and the terrorist group to transfer members from Eastern Ghouta of Damascus to Afrin.
Meantime, the Syrian army continued its military advances in other parts of Syria over the past 24 hours.
Tens of terrorists were killed and dozens more were injured during the Syrian army’s operations in provinces across Syria.
A commander of Faylaq al-Rahman terrorist group was assassinated in Afrin region, Aleppo province after the recent negotiations between the Turkish army and the terrorist group to transfer members from Eastern Ghouta of Damascus to Afrin.
Sources affiliated to the terrorists in Afrin reported on Thursday that a commander of Faylaq al-Rahman ‘Free Police’ in Eastern Ghouta named Abu Khalid al-Zaqloul was killed in a bomb explosion in al-Basouteh region of the town of Afrin.
They referred to the recent talks between Faylaq al-Rahman and the Turkish army to deliver security control of Afrin to the terrorist group, saying that al-Zaqloul was one of the participants in the negotiations.
Meantime, local sources reported that members of Sultan Mohammad al-Fatah and al-Montasar Bellah terrorist groups affiliated to the Turkish army engaged in heavy clashes in Afrin after disputes over how to distribute the properties looted from people in the region, adding that a number of both sides’ militants were killed and wounded in the clashes.
The Syrian army advanced in several fronts in Southern Damascus during anti-ISIL military operations in the region, isolating the terrorists in Hajar al-Aswad and Yarmouk camp after regaining control over new regions.
The army forces continued clashes with the ISIL militants in Southern Hajar al-Aswad, retaking control of the region’s cemetery and advancing towards the region’s stadium.
They also could advance from their positions in Monif al-Ma’adi Grand Mosque in Eastern Hajar al-Aswad towards Mesqal Hassan Barkah region.
Meantime, other army units advanced in Western Hajar al-Aswad, winning back control of Bilal Habashi Grand Mosque.
The army troops could isolate the terrorists in Yarmouk camp and Hajar al-Aswad after advancing in two fronts and meeting each other in Hajar al-Aswad’s square in the North.
The terrorist groups in Northern Homs launched offensives against the Syrian army positions after forming a new coalition against the peace plan.
Sources affiliated to the terrorists reported on Thursday that the militant groups which are opposed to the peace agreement with the government in Northern Homs and Southern Hama formed a new coalition named Jeish al-Sahabah to confront the Syrian army.
Meantime, field sources reported that the terrorists in Northern Homs have targeted Wadi al-Zahab district, the town of Marimayn and the villages of Jabourin and Akrad al-Daseniyeh in Northwestern Homs, adding that the militants in Ein Hossein in Northern Homs targeted the villages of Ein al-Dananir and al-Qassebiyeh.
Also, reports said that fierce clashes are underway between the Syrian army and terrorists near al-Jabourin and al-Houleh regions.
Informed sources also reported that the terrorists in the village of al-Farhaniyeh who have rejected the peace agreement intend to attack the towns hosting their comrades who have accepted the peace plan.