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15 August 2018 - 23:33
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Syria in Last 24 Hours:
Rasa - The Damascus Army imposed control over more areas in Eastern Badiyeh (desert) after fierce clashes with the ISIL terrorists over the past 24 hours.
A handout picture released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on July 26, 2018 shows Syrian army soldiers carrying the national flag in the village of Hamidiya in the southern province of Quneitra.

RNA - The ISIL was pushed back by the army men from Um Madoukh region Northwest of Toloul al-Safa in the Eastern Badiyeh of Sweida that is located South of Damascus.

 

The artillery and missile units of the army also opened heavy fire at the ISIL's movements Southwest of Toloul al-Safa, and smashed two heavy military vehicles of the terrorists.

 

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.

 

Sweida

 

The Syrian Army units engaged in fierce clashes with ISIL in the Eastern Badiyeh of Sweida on Tuesday, and imposed control over more regions.

 

The army men pushed ISIL back from Um Madoukh region Northwest of Toloul al-Safa in the Eastern Badiyeh of Sweida.

 

In the meantime, the army's artillery and missile units opened heavy fire at ISIL's movements Southwest of Toloul al-Safa, destroying two heavy military vehicles of the terrorists.

 

Local sources, meantime, said that the army men exchanged fire with a group of ISIL terrorists and repelled their attack that was aimed at breaking the siege on the terrorists in Toloul al-Safa.

 

ISIL suffered heavy casualties in the failed attack and pulled back the remaining pockets of its militants from the battlefield.

 

Reports said earlier on Tuesday that the army men pushed the ISIL back from Minqar Rahbah, Rahbah and Hawi Hossein regions in Badiyeh.

 

In the meantime, the army's artillery and missile units pounded ISIL's positions and developments in a region in the Eastern Badiyeh, destroying their strongholds and killing a number of them.

 

Also, other units of the army carried out an ambush operation in Qabr Sheikh Hossein in Badiyeh, inflicting heavy casualties on a group of ISIL terrorists and capturing several more.

 

The army has tightened noose on ISIL following its recent advances in Badiyeh.  

 

Deir Ezzur

 

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) sent aid convoys to the ISIL-held regions in Deir Ezzur province.

 

The Arabic-language al-Watan daily reported that the SDF has dispatched a sum of 13 trucks to the regions that are still under the ISIL terrorists' control in Southeastern Deir Ezzur.

 

The daily went on to say that the trucks were sent to the towns of al-Sha'afah, al-Souseh and Hajin, adding that the SDF has justified the move by claiming that the convoys carried food for civilians in the ISIL-held regions.

 

Hama

 

The Syrian Army's artillery and missile units opened heavy fire at the positions and movements of Tahrir al-Sham Hay'at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) in Northwestern Hama on Tuesday, killing tens of terrorists.

 

The artillery and missile units conducted a heavy shelling on the positions of Tahrir al-Sham and other terrorist groups in the villages and towns of Albuyzeh, al-Lahata, Morek, al-Janabara, Latmin and al-Sarmaniyeh in Northern and Northwestern Hama.

 

Other artillery and missile units pounded terrorists' movements in the village of Bafatemoun, al-Hawash and Jisr Beit al-Ra'as in Western al-Ghaab.

 

Hasaka-Aleppo

 

The US military has started developing and equipping its three operational bases in Hasaka and Aleppo provinces and is also building a new large base in regions that are under the control of the Syrian Democratic Forces in Manbij, the London-based pro-opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) disclosed on Tuesday.

 

SOHR said that the US-led coalition has started developing and equipping its military airports in Northeastern Syria after it sent a large military convoy to al-Shadadi airport in Southern Hasaka.

 

It went on to say that the US forces have also started developing Ein al-Arab (Kobani) base in Northeastern Aleppo and another base in Tal Tamar region in Northwestern Hasaka.

 

SOHR further disclosed that the US army is planning to build a large military base in Manbij region on the Western Bank of the Euphrates River in Northeastern Aleppo. 

 

The Arabic-language Smart News website affiliated to the militants in Syria reported last week that a military convoy of the coalition crossed Iraq into Northeastern Syria via Simalka border-crossing.

 

It further said that the US military convoy, including 150 trucks with military vehicles on board, a number of oil tankers and other military equipment, was sent to regions that are under SDF's control in the province of Hasaka and Raqqa.

 

In the meantime, local sources in Hasaka city reported that an SDF commander was killed by unknown assailants in al-Nashwa neighborhood.

 

According to Fars News Agancy, the sources further said tensions between Syrian civilians and the SDF in Hasaka and Raqqa have gone high, adding that residents of the village of al-Hajiyeh Southeast of the town of Qamishli in Northeastern Hasaka engaged in heavy fighting with the SDF on Friday.

 

Idlib

 

A large number of terrorists are escaping from Idlib to Turkey as the clock is ticking for the Syrian Army's large-scale operation in Northwestern Syria, media reports said.

 

The Arabic-language al-Watan daily quoted media activists as reporting that a large number of terrorists have each paid $250 to human traffickers to cross into Turkey in women's dress as the army is preparing to kick off a large-scale operation to end terrorists' presence in Northwestern Syria.

 

In the meantime, the Arabic-language al-Mayadeen news network quoted local sources in Western Idlib as reporting that some have even been forced to pay $1,500 to bribe Turkish gendarmes.

 

Meanwhile, terrorists of the National Liberation Front arrested 30 more civilians in the towns of Ma'arat al-Nu'aman and Ariha on charges of attempts to join peace with the government forces.

 

A-Watan had also quoted sources affiliated to terrorists of the National Liberation Front as saying on Monday that the Front fighters did not trust Tahrir al-Sham Hay'at and would possibly abandon them in the upcoming battle with the government forces.

 

It went on to say that Tahrir al-Sham vowed to support its allies, including Jeish al-Izzah and al-Turkistani Islamic Party in Northern Hama and Northeastern Lattakia, while it focused on saving its non-Syrian and Arab members.

 

The daily further pointed to growing rifts in the terrorist front, adding that the militants did not believe in each other, accusing each other that they already endorsed peace agreement with the Syrian army in covert action similar to the agreements that they had signed with Damascus to retreat from their earlier positions in Homs, Eastern Ghouta and Southern provinces when they lost battles.

 

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