The War in Syria: Israel Fights Alongside ISIS
Militants Launch Major Offensive on Syrian Forces in Golan Heights with Help of Israeli ground forces
TEHRAN (FNA)- Informed sources said that after the Israeli army shelled the government-held areas in Golan Heights, militants of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and al-Nusra Front launched a new offensive on the Syrian soldiers’ positions to capture the remaining villages inside the Golan Heights.
The sources said that the FSA and Nusra militants stormed the National Defense Forces’ (NDF) positions at Tal Taranjah, Mazra’a Al-Amil, Tal Hamriyah, and Tal Al-Ahmar, resulting in a series of intense firefights that took most of the Monday morning and afternoon before they dissipated due to the coming nightfall.
The militant groups received a boost from their Israeli allies on Sunday after the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) shelled the heights with several rockets.
This was not the first time that the Israeli Armed Forces have attacked the Syrian army inside the Golan Heights: in early August, the Israeli Air Force repeatedly struck the Syrian army in the towns of Hadar and Khan Al-Sheih after the Israeli forces’ Spokesperson reported that a missile entered Upper Galilee from the Syrian border.
Last year, the Israeli forces struck the Syrian army at the UN Ceasefire Border-Crossing after they alleged a rocket entered Israel from Al-Quneitra; this paved the way for the al-Qaeda- affiliated al-Nusra Front to take full-control over this border-crossing.
Currently up to 800 IDF forces are operating in support of al Nusra and ISIS inside Syria, coordinating operations including artillery and air support for al Qaeda and other terrorist groups.
Syrian Fighter Jets Bomb ISIL Camp in Raqqa through Using Russian Satellite Imagery
TEHRAN (FNA)- Military sources said that the Syrian Air Force, in coordination with the Russian Air Force, launched a series of powerful airstrikes above the ISIL capital of Raqqa city, targeting a number of the terrorist group’s sites along the Raqqa-Deir Ezzur International Highway and the Raqqa-Aleppo Highway.
Sources from the Syrian Air Defense Force said that the Syrian warplanes conducted 14 airstrikes above an Azeri ISIL camp in the Raqqa governorate’s Eastern territories, resulting in the destruction of the site and the numerous armored vehicles that were located in this secluded area.
In addition to their airstrikes above the Azeri camp, the Syrian fighter jets struck the ISIL’s recently constructed electrical grids outside of Raqqa city, cutting off the terrorist group’s electricity to their capital and headquarters.
A major reason for the Syrian Air Force’s aerial success has been the satellite imagery provided to them from their Russian military advisors; these images have helped pinpoint their targets and increase their effectiveness.
Russian Military Advisors Leading Syrian Forces Operations to Lift Siege on Aleppo Airbase
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Russian military advisors are overseeing the Syrian Army’s battle against the ISIL Takfiri terrorists inside the Deir Hafer Plains of East Aleppo to accelerate the lifting of the two year long siege of the Kuweires airbase, military sources said.
The sources said that with the Russians leading the operations from the command room, the Syrian army’s Special Forces and the civilian-led “National Defense Forces” (NDF) have benefitted immensely from their guidance.
In fact, this logistical assistance from their Russian military advisors has propelled the Syrian forces to advance along the Southwestern axis of the Kuweires airbase, resulting in the recent capture of Al-Salihiyah after fierce firefights with the terrorist group.
The Russians have also deployed a number of reconnaissance drones inside the Deir Hafer Plains to capture footage of the terrorist group’s movements along the Kuweires airbase’s frontlines.
Earlier this month, military sources said that the Syrian army troops started joint massive operations to push back the ISIL terrorists from the nearby areas of Kuweires airbase in the Southern territories of the Aleppo province.
Syria in Last 24 Hours: Army Destroys Terrorists’ Positions in Hama Province
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian air force destroyed the military positions of the Takfiri terrorists in the Central province of Hama.
The Syrian warplanes hit the hideouts of the Al-Nusra Front terrorist group near al-Salamyeh in Hama province, killing and inuring tens of them and destroying their weaponry and vehicles.
The air force also targeted terrorists’ concentrations in Aqerbat, Jana al-Albawi, al-Rahjan, Umm Mayal, al-Zyara, al-Mansoura and al-Zakat in Eastern and Northwestern countryside of Hama, killing a number of Al-Nusra terrorists and destroying their weapons and ammunition.
Also in the past 24 hours, the Syrian army backed by the popular forces killed nearly a dozen Takfiri terrorists in a successful ambush in the Northern parts of Sweida.
The Syrian forces killed, at least, 10 Al-Nusra Front terrorists who were trying to seize parts of the village of Lahe’e in Northern Sweida.
The army also held 5 other Al-Nusra Front terrorists captive in Sweida.
The Takfiri terrorists had reportedly penetrated into Sweida from the neighboring Daraa province, but they were pushed back.
Elsewhere, the Kurdish popular forces pushed the ISIL Takfiri terrorists back from their positions near the city of Hasaka.
The ISIL terrorists killed at least 20 ISIL terrorists in the Eastern parts of Hasaka city near the village of Tal al-Saman.
Battlefield dispatches said the Takfiri terrorists had to retreat from their positions after sustaining heavy losses.
The ISIL terrorists have started sporadic attacks on the Kurdish forces after they were forced out of the city.
The Kurdish forces’ operations came as they have gained full control over the town of Ain Issa in Raqqa province.
Meantime, the Syrian warplanes bombed positions of the Takfiri militants in the Central Province of Homs, leaving a group of them dead.
The air raids targeted ISIL positions and movement axes on Palmyra-al-Sukhneh road in the countryside of Homs, and killed a group of the terrorists and destroyed a number of their booby-trapped vehicles.
The Syrian army also clashed with terrorists who infiltrated into the vicinity of the military posts South of Tal-Dao city, killing and injuring all the members of the terrorist group.
The fall of a strategic village in the province of Quneitra, Southern Syria that was controlled by the terrorists forced Israel’s direct intervention to compensate for the loss.
The Israeli attack came after the Syrian army and the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance forces took control of a strategic village in Quneitra on Sunday.
The army and resistance forces launched heavy attacks on terrorists’ positions in Taranja region of Quneitra and after several hours of clashes won control over Taranja region.
Taranja was of highly strategic importance for the terrorists because of its vicinity to the Israeli border.
The Israeli fighter jets severely hit the Mahyress artillery battalion of the Syrian army just hours after the army and Hezbollah forces took control of Taranja.
Also, the Syrian government forces on Monday eradicated a terrorist group in Daraa province.
The army killed and injured all members of a terrorist group in the Eastern countryside of Daraa, informed sources said.
Hezbollah Preparing for Final Battle in Syria’s Qalamoun Mountains
TEHRAN (FNA)- Informed sources said that the Lebanese Hezbollah Resistance Movement forces are getting ready to carry out the final assault against the ISIL Takfiri group and al-Nusra Front in the nearby areas of Qalamoun to complete seal of Syria-Lebanon border against the terrorists’ infiltration.
Hezbollah’s primary focus will be Jaroud Qarah and Ras Ba’albak; these two areas have recently become a hotspot for the ISIL to launch assaults on the Syrian Army’s positions at the border-city of Al-Qusayr in the Homs governorate.
If Hezbollah captures Jaroud Rankous and Jaroud Qarah, they will have successfully sealed off the Syrian-Lebanese border; this would be one the biggest blows to their enemies, as they rely on this border to resupply and reinforce their fighters inside Western Syria.
Quite a bit of territory has been left under the control of the militant groups in Qalamoun mountains, actually; in fact, al-Nusra Front and the ISIL still control a small parcel of land in Jaroud Rankous (Southern Qalamoun) and a substantial amount of land in Jaroud Qarah (Northern Qalamoun).
Syrian Army kills dozens of terrorists wide-scale operations across the country
Provinces, SANA- the army units on Tuesday killed dozens of Takfiri terrorist organizations’ members in many areas across the country, destroying their hideouts, positions and vehicles.
At least 15 terrorists were killed and 5 vehicles, three 122-mm guns and two 120-mm mortars were destroyed as a result of operations carried out yesterday and early today by the army units, in cooperation with the popular defense groups in the southern province .
Field sources told SANA Tuesday that fierce clashes erupted with a terrorist group from Jabhat al-Nusra at the intersection of al-Amal farms in the northern countryside of the province, where all the group’s members were killed.
Two vehicles with terrorists on board were destroyed in Trinjeh town and near the main square in al-Hamidiyeh town.
Meanwhile, the terrorist organizations acknowledged on their social media pages the death of a number of their members, among them the so-called “field leader of al-Jihad al-Muqadas battalion”, who is named Ahmad Moussa Abu Kharroub, in addition to Ali Khaled al-Zoubi and Hamid Hassan Dahdal.
A unit of the army and armed forces killed 7 terrorists and destroyed one of their vehicles in al-Mraij village in the northern countryside of the coastal Lattakia province.
Units of the army and the armed forces on Tuesday destroyed dens and hotbeds of the Takfiri terrorist organizations in the northern Aleppo province and its countryside.
In the eastern countryside of the province, a military source told SANA that army units bombarded dens of the terrorist organizations and the axes of their movements in the villages of al-Sheikh Lutfi and Rasm al-Abd and in the surroundings of al-Nayrab Airport.
The source added that a number of terrorists were killed and others were injured in the bombardments, most of them from Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization, in addition to destroying a number of their machinegun-equipped vehicles and large amounts of varied ammunition.
Heavy losses were also inflicted upon the ISIS terrorist organization in the arms and personnel by the forces defending the Air Force Academy to the east of Aleppo City.
In Aleppo City, units of the army destroyed a number of the terrorists’ hotbeds in precise operations against their hotbeds in the neighborhoods of Bostan al-Basha, Bani Zaid, Karm al- Maiser, al-Jdaida, al-Sha’ar, Bostan al-Qasir, Qadi Askar, and Manasher al-Hajar.
Meanwhile, field sources told SANA that more than 30 terrorists were killed in army operations in Aleppo and its countryside, in addition to destroying a number of the machinegun-equipped vehicles and cars.
In turn, Takfiri terrorist organizations admitted on their social networking pages that a number of their members were killed, including terrorist Mohammad Mahmoud al-Ahmad and terrorist Ali Ahmed Taha Shashou.