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Syrian Army at the Gates of Khan Sheikhoun; Offensive in Al-Amariyya in Full Swing

by Leith Fadel, Al-Masdar News

The Syrian Arab Army’s offensive in southern Aleppo (at Al-‘Amariyya) is in full swing after bombarding Islamic Front (Jabhat Al-Islamiyya) positions near the Sheikh Sa’eed District. Earlier today, the SAA, backed by the National Defense Forces (NDF), captured the surrounding farms (Mazra’a Al-‘Amariyya) in northern Al-‘Amariyya, killing scores of Islamic Front fighters and destroying two vehicles loaded with doshkas. The SAA will attempt to capture Al-‘Amariyya in order to open a new supply route to troops entrenched in Aleppo. Continue reading Syrian Army at the Gates of Khan Sheikhoun; Offensive in Al-Amariyya in Full Swing

Lebanese military, Hizbullah and Syrian Arab Army Stop Nusra Infiltration

Lebanese security forces have exchanged fire with al-Qaeda-linked militants in the Bekaa Valley near the border with Syria.

Local sources said the clashes erupted outside the towns of Deir al-Ghazal and Qusaya on Wednesday when al-Nusra Front militants tried to infiltrate into Lebanon from Syria.

The Lebanese army, supported by Syrian soldiers on the other side of the border, halted the terrorists’ advance, with Hezbollah fighters also giving a hand to prevent their infiltration. Continue reading Lebanese military, Hizbullah and Syrian Arab Army Stop Nusra Infiltration

Syrian Arab Army Captures Strategic Checkpoint in Deir Ezzor

by Leith Fadel, Al-Masdar News

The 104th Airborne Brigade of the Syrian Arab Army captured the strategic Feela Al-‘Ameed Checkpoint on Sakr Island (Hajeewa Sakr) in the Deir Ezzor Governorate after violent clashes with the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham today. According to a military source, two dozen ISIS militants were killed during the clashes, including a field commander from Morocco. He also added that the 104th Brigade suffered 3 casualties during the operation to capture the checkpoint.

The Syrian Arab Army now controls 90% of Sakr Island and the two imperative suspension bridges that link the island to the mainland. Brigadier General Issam Zahreddine of the 104th Airborne Brigade is leading the operation on Sakr Island and all military activity in the Deir Ezzor Governorate. Continue reading Syrian Arab Army Captures Strategic Checkpoint in Deir Ezzor

Syrian Arab Army Regains Control over Strategic Town in Eastern Ghouta

TEHRAN (FNA) – The Syrian army continued its advances in many areas of Damascus countryside in the Southern parts of the country and seized back control over a strategic town in there.

The army units regained full control over Housh Al-Fareh in Eastern Ghouta in Damascus on Tuesday.

Tens of militants were killed and dozens more injured in heavy clashes with the army.

Continue reading Syrian Arab Army Regains Control over Strategic Town in Eastern Ghouta

Syrian Arab Army repels Takfiri militants in Idlib

Syrian military forces have repelled an offensive by al-Qaeda-linked militants against the northwestern city of Idlib, a UK-based Syrian opposition group says.

The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Monday that the militants of Nusra Front, backed by other groups, attacked the city from all sides.

Syrian forces pushed them back after they had temporarily seized several government buildings including the governor’s office. Continue reading Syrian Arab Army repels Takfiri militants in Idlib