Syria in last 24 hours: Army takes control of strategic district in Aleppo city

Syrian army soldiers (File photo)

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army continued its advances in the Northern parts of the country, and regained control of a strategic area in the Aleppo city.

The foreign-backed terrorists were pushed out of the Manasher Hanano district in Aleppo city after a series of fierce clashes with the army troops.

The foreign-backed rebels suffered major losses in Khan Touman, Andan, Hreitan, Salah al-Din, al-Lairamoun, Bab al-Haddid and Castillo during the fight and advancing of army in Aleppo.

Also in the last 24 hours, the infighting between Jeish al-Islam and another Takfiri terrorist group in Eastern Ghouta left tens of militants from both sides dead and dozens more injured.

Meantime, the Syrian army stormed the hideouts of armed groups in nearby areas of Quneitra province, claiming the lives of a great number of Takfiri militants.

The army soldiers inflicted heavy losses on the insurgents in the towns of Mashara and Nab’e al-Sakher, killing and injuring a large number of them.

Many Arab and western governments are making the final touches to reopen their embassies in Syria or to accept the return of Syrian diplomats, reports said.

This shift in position came after those countries grew hopeless of any chance to change the situation on ground especially after the recent victories by the Syrian army.

Turkey is estimated to make a policy change towards Syria after the historical deal it made with Russia and its inability to finalize any significant achievement on the ongoing war there.

Moreover, sources from the Syrian battlefield reported that at least 200 members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorist group were killed and scores of them wounded in the failed recurrent attacks the terrorist organization launched against Deir Ezzur military airbase since a week.

The Syrian Armed Forces thwarted another attack by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorists to take control of a strategic region and military airport in Deir Ezzur in the Eastern parts of the country.

The Takfiri terrorists were pushed back from the surrounding areas of the military airport in Deir Ezzur.

The ISIL terrorists tried twice to take control of the Deir Ezzur military airport on Monday, and were repelled.

Saudi national ISIL terrorist, Abu Omar Al-Jazrawi, was trying to conduct suicide operations in Deir Ezzur Airport, but the Syrian army exploded his vehicle by firing rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) at his car.

Meantime, the Syrian army killed hundreds of ISIL terrorists in the surrounding areas of Deir Ezzur military airport.

The bodies of the terrorists killed in fierce clashes with the militants have been left in the surrounding areas of Deir Ezzur airport for the foreign countries supporting the terrorists to see.

Also, according to the latest government estimates, about 20 Australians were killed while fighting for extremist groups in Iraq and Syria.

Australian intelligence agencies said in August that they believed about 60 Australians were fighting with the ISIL terrorist group and al-Nusra Front in the conflicts, and 15 had been killed, The Guardian reported.

Attorney General George Brandis said the government was now “aware of around 20 Australians who have died in the conflict in Syria and Iraq”.

The government believes about 70 Australians remain in the conflict zones and more than 20 people have returned home.

In comments published by the Australian newspaper on Tuesday, Brandis said the number of deaths had risen in ­recent weeks “with several Australians understood to have died in fighting against government forces, including in Kobani”.

Brandis said ISIL was using western recruits “as frontline cannon fodder, suicide bombers and propaganda tools”.

“Australian youths, and many young men and women from western countries, are being lured by the falsehood of a noble battle against an oppressive enemy,” Brandis told the newspaper.

“In reality, they are merely taking part in acts of thoughtless violence, in many cases against innocent civilians, on behalf of ISIL, which is intent on recklessly enslaving, raping and murdering those with a contrary view to their own.”

The ISIL Takfiri terrorists currently control parts of Syria and Iraq. They have threatened all communities, including Shiites, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians, Ezadi Kurds and others, as they continue their atrocities in Iraq.

Senior Iraqi officials have blamed Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and some Persian Gulf Arab states for the growing terrorism in their country.

The ISIL has links with Saudi intelligence and is believed to be indirectly supported by the Israeli regime.

Elsewhere, Syrian military aircraft conducted a series of strikes into the strategic Qalamoun mountain region, leaving a large number of Takfiri militants dead and injured.

According to the latest report, the Syrian bombers pounded the strongholds of the foreign-backed rebels in the barrens of Assal al-Ward and claimed the lives of scores of them.

Also, the militants suffered major losses in the districts of Mortbaya and Mireh, as the army continued to make gains in its fight against the armed groups.

By Fars News Agency


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