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Syria in Last 24 Hours: Deir Ezzur Tribes Form United Front to Fight ISIL

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Different tribes of Syria’s Deir Ezzur province in a statement announced that they have formed a united front to fight against the Takfiri terrorists in the area.
The tribes mostly from the Eastern parts of Deir Ezzur said that they have formed a Popular Resistance Front against ISIL in order to purge Deir Ezzur province of the terrorists.

They said that the main reason for forming anti-ISIL front is the countless crimes committed by the Takfiri terrorists.

Deir Ezzur has been the scene of Syrian army’s operations against the ISIL positions, specially in Mayadeen city.

Also in the past 24 hours, a senior official said Kurdish forces in Kobani retook control of the city’s municipality building after several hours of intense fighting with ISIL terrorists.

“Violent clashes broke out Friday morning on the Mishta Nur Heights, which resulted in the advance of the Kurdish fighters and controlling the municipality building in Kobani,” Mohammad Mullah Omar, the commander of the Peshmarga forces in Kobani said.

Omar said that the Peshmarga and the Peoples Protection Units (YPG) launched a coordinated attack on the Takfiri militants to recapture a strategic part of the city.

“Controlling it (the higher ground) will have positive implications for the conduct of military operations in the future,” he said, referring to the fight for an area in the outskirts of the city.

The YPG media center described the retaking of the municipality building as a victory over ISIL on the 102nd day of fighting in Kobani.

“The process of securing the municipality building in the neighborhood South of 48th Street was successful and 21 of the extremists were killed in that operation,” said the YPG in a statement.

The statement said that the Kurdish forces seized a number of weapons from the retreating ISIL, including 16 assault rifles, two machineguns, five B7 rocket launchers and thousands of rounds of ammunition.

Elsewhere, the Syrian army killed tens of the ISIL militants in fierce clashes in the Northern parts of the country.

At least 70 ISIL terrorists were killed in two days of heavy clashes between the Syrian army and the ISIL terrorists in the Qamishli region which is 48 kilometers from the Turkish borders.

The majority of the terrorists killed in Qamishli were non-Syrian nationals who were trying to enter Syria from Turkey.

Syrian government troops and the Kurdish People’s Protection Units have recently been engaged in clashes with the ISIL in the predominantly Kurdish city of al-Qamishli as part of a broader conflict that has gripped Syria for about four years.

Meantime, Indonesian police arrested six people just before they were about to fly to Syria to join the ISIL terrorists on Saturday.

Those arrested at Jakarta’s Soekarno Hatta airport at dawn included a couple and their 10-year-old child, with police saying they were attempting to travel on fake passports.

The organizer of the trip was also captured after the arrests.

“We hope to find out more details from the organizer, including the one who funded the trip,” Jakarta Police Spokesman Rikwanto said.

Also, foreign-backed Takfiri militants suffered major losses in nearby areas of Daraa province, as the Syrian troops continued to make push against the armed groups.

The army soldiers stormed the hideouts of the rebels in the areas of Aqraba, Nawa, al-Mal, Daraa al-Balad, Ebta’a and al-Sheikh Meskin, and claimed the lives of scores of them.

Meanwhile, a large number of the insurgents lost their lives as the army intensified its attack in Kafr Nasej in Damascus.

Meantime, senior parliamentary officials in Damascus said that the foreign-based groups who are supported by certain regional countries won’t be welcomed in the upcoming talks between the Syrian government and the opposition.

The Syrian nation will not accept the presence of those opposition forces who are residing abroad and are hypocrites and mercenaries of Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia in the Syrian-Syrian talks,” Ons Al-Shami told FNA.

The Syrian lawmaker reiterated that countries like Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia are staunch supporters of terrorism in the region, including Syria, and said, “These countries are the main obstacles to a political solution to the Syrian crisis.”

He pointed to Russia’s initiative to host the Damascus-Opposition talks in Moscow, and said, “Holding meeting on resolving the Syrian crisis in Moscow is an important opportunity for the international community, specially the European Union member-states to exert pressure on Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia to halt their support for terrorism …”

The Syrian Army and government have defended their country against insurgents since 2011 when a huge number of foreign terrorists flocked to the Middle-Eastern country.

In spite of certain western states’ military and financial supports for militants, the Syrian troops have been able to push them back from many areas across the country, and based on military observers the fall of militancy in Syria is not far.

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