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19 February 2018 - 21:09
News ID: 436494
Syria in Last 24 Hours:
Rasa - The Syrian army soldiers warded off terrorists' attack on their positions in Homs province after hours of clashes, inflicting major losses on the militants.

RNA - The terrorist attack to capture the government forces' positions in the Western Homs were fended off by the strong defense of the Syrian military men.


Meantime, the Syrian army continued its military advances in other parts of Syria over past 24 hours.


Tens of terrorists were killed and dozens more were injured during the Syrian army's operations in provinces across Syria.




Syrian Army's border guards opened heavy fire at a group of terrorists deployed in Lebanon that tried to cross the borderline and enter Syria, pushing them back.


A group of terrorists, organized in Lebanon, tried to make an illegal crossing South of al-Badouseh area in Tal Kalakh region and enter Western Homs, but the Syrian border guards' heavy fire forced them to retreat.


A number of the terrorists were killed or wounded and their remaining pockets retreated to evade more casualties.


Well-informed sources reported last week that the army troops engaged in heavy fighting with terrorists in Eastern Homs, inflicting major losses on them.


The sources said that the army men exchanged heavy fire with ISIL in al-Mo'ayzaliyah region near Homs border with Deir Ezzur province, killing a number of militants and destroying their equipment.


Also, the Syrian Air Force pounded ISIL's positions in Eastern Badiyeh (desert) and near Mount al-Mohassa in Southeastern Homs, destroying their positons and killing a number of them.


In the meantime, the army's missile and artillery units shelled heavily terrorists' strongholds near the towns of al-Qantou and al-Sa'an region and the village of Tir Ma'ala after militants violated ceasefire and targeted the army positions in Northern Homs.




Abu Talib al-Yadawi, a senior commander of Al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay'at or the Levant Liberation Board), has been killed in clashes with ISIL terrorists in Yarmouk Palestinian Refugee Camp in the Southern countryside of Damascus city, Arab media sources reported on Sunday.


The Arabic-language al-Watan daily reported that ISIL imposed full control over Mashrou'a al-Wasim region in Yarmouk camp after heavy fighting with Al-Nusra.


The daily added that a number of members of both warring sides, including Al-Nusra Emir Abu Talib al-Yadawi, were killed in the clashes.


The ISIL is in control of 70 percent of the camp, the Al-Nusra controls 25 percent of the camp and the remaining part in under the control of Palestinian Resistance Forces, al-Watan said, adding that 2,000 ISIL terrorists and 170 gunmen of Al-Nusra are stationed in the camp.


The ISIL stormed the positions of Al-Nusra Front on Saturday and managed to push the rival terrorist group back from more points in the Yarmouk Palestinian Refugee Camp in the Southern countryside of Damascus city.


The ISIL captured al-Melion and al-Mashrou'a neighborhoods in Yarmouk camp in the Southern countryside of Damascus city after heavy clashes with Al-Nusra.


A number of members of both warring sides, including two Al-Nusra commanders, were killed in the infighting.




A sum of 1,614 Kurdish gunmen have thus far been killed or captured in the Turkish Army forces' operation in Afrin in Northwestern Aleppo, the Turkish Army General Staff said in its latest statement on Sunday.


According to Fars News Agancy, the statement said that the Turkish army men and Ankara-backed militants continued Operation Olive Branch against the Kurds in Afrin, adding that a sum of 1,614 Kurdish fighters have been killed or captured in the operation that started on January 20.


In relevant developments on Saturday the Turkish Army forwarded more troops and military hardware to the border with Syria to continue assault on the Kurdish militias as a number of Arab media outlets claimed that the Syrian army plans to deploy in Afrin to stand against the Turkish aggression.


The sources said that the Turkish army sent a convoy of military vehicles and ambulances to Hatay province at the border with Syria's Idlib to further join the Ankara forces' operation against the Kurds in Northern Aleppo.


The sources said that the convoy includes several personnel carrier vehicles, adding that the convoy is to be sent to Afrin to join Operation Olive Branch in Northwestern Aleppo.



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