Syria in Past 24 Hours: Terrorists in Damascus Receive Army’s Ultimatum
In Aleppo Syrian Army soldiers repelled an attack of an ISIS-affiliated group of terrorists to block a main supply line of government forces to Aleppo province in the Northeastern side of the town of al-Salamiyah in Hama province, killing the entire members of the militant group.
The army soldiers fended off terrorists’ offensive on its positions in Wadi al-Adhib region along the al-Saboureh-Ithriya road, killing the entire militants and destroying their arms and equipment.
Also in the past 24 hours, Commandos of the Desert Hawks Brigade along with a supply of TOW missiles and several T90 tanks arrived in the Northern province of Aleppo to join other army units in the fierce battle against the terrorist groups in the region, military sources said.
“This is the second convoy of the Syrian Special Forces, also known as Liwa Suqour al-Sahra, that has arrived in Aleppo this week,” the sources said.
“The Deseret Hawks Brigade forces will join their comrades to strengthen the army forces’ combat capabilities,” they added.
“Simultaneous with the arrival of the Syrian Special Forces, a number of the Syrian Army’s T90 tanks arrived in Aleppo battlefields,” the sources said.
In Damascus syrian army troops and National Defense Forces continue to hit the positions of Fatah al-Sham Front (formerly known as the al-Nusra Front) in Western Ghouta, and Jeish al-Islam in Eastern Ghouta.
Syrian army and popular forces struck Fatah al-Sham’s gatherings and communication lines Maqralmir crossroad, Farms of Beit Jen, Khan al-Sheih and Northeast of Darousha, leaving scores of militants dead and destroying their weapons.
Jeish al-Islam’s bases in the town of Jisrin and its surroundings in Eastern Ghouta also came under massive attack by the Syrian soldiers.
Syrian army’s artillery units shelled Jeish al-Islam’s centers in the neighborhoods of Jobar, while the army men engaged in sporadic clashes with the terrorists in Jobar.
Also, on Tuesday, Informed sources said that the Syrian army has given the terrorists of Jeish al-Islam and their allies a final ultimatum to fully surrender in Eastern Ghouta.
“After the recapture of Tal (hill) Kurdi and Tal al-Sawan, Syrian government forces are to storm Jeish al-Islam’s strongholds in the towns of al-Shifouniyeh and al-Reihan to pave the ground for the liberation of the city of Douma,” the sources said.
“The Syrian army has given a last chance to the militants in Douma region to lay down arms and turn in themselves to government authorities,” the sources added.
“Syrian government forces will not end anti-terrorism operation in Damascus province until the full seizure of Douma and its countryside,” the sources pointed out.
In the meantime, Damascus Governor General Ala Ibrahim underlined that the Syrian army and its allies have restored full security to Damascus and are to reinvigorate it, rejecting the possibility that terrorists, including ISIL, might infiltrate Damascus Security Ring.
In Homs an army source said Tuesday that the Syrian warplanes struck a large gathering of the ISIL terrorist group in Eastern Homs, foiling their planned attack on government troops’ positions in al-Maher oilfield.
“The Syrian fighter jets, tipped off by intelligence agents, pounded a large gathering of ISIL terrorists and foiled their plan to storm the government troops’ defense lines in al-Maher oilfield,” the source said, adding, “A large group of ISIL terrorists were killed or wounded and their equipment and vehicle were destroyed in the air raid.”
“The Syrian army soldiers, for their part, attacked the positions of Fatah al-Sham Front in the villages of al-Sa’an al-Aswad, al-Qantou, Tal Abu Sanasel, al-Zaher farm and al-Deik region, and inflicted major losses on the militants,” the source went on to say.
“The Syrian army men also stormed terrorists’ centers in al-Za’afaraniyeh and South of the Third Station, destroying two bases of the terrorists in the region,” they added.
In Dara’a a field commander said on Tuesday that the Syrian army troops repelled a joint attack of the terrorist groups on their positions in Northern Dara’a, killing over 90 militants and wounding many more.
“A coalition of terrorist groups of al-Muhajirin and al-Ansaar, Jabhat al-Nusra, Faloujet Houran, Jeish al-Yarmouk, Bait al-Maqdes, Liwa al-Karama, Mujahidi Houran, al-Liwa al-Rade’a, Ahrar Nawa, al-Mu’taz Bellah and Jund al-Malahem struck the Syrian army’s strongholds in Northern Dara’a,” the source said.
“The army troops inflicted major casualties on the militants, destroying four explosive-laden suicide vehicles and 16 surveillance drones,” the source added.
“After being defeat, the terrorist groups transferred their injured members to Israeli medical centers,” he said.
The source further added that the terrorist groups used Israeli intelligence in their attack.
In the meantime, the Syrian army stormed terrorist centers in Saida and Ghariyeh in Eastern Dara’a, destroying their rocket and mortar launchers.