RNA - “The Russian and Syrian fighter jets in a joint nightly military operation pounded 20 times the military positions and movements of the Turkistani Party terrorist group in the city of Jisr al-Shoghour in Southwestern Idlib,” the Arabic-language website of the Russian Sputnik news agency quoted a military source as saying.
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.
The Russian and Syrian air forces destroyed five key centers of the Turkistani Party terrorist group in joint airstrikes in Southwestern Idlib, killing tens of terrorists, the Arabic-language media outlets reported.
The Arabic-language website of the Russian Sputnik news agency quoted a military source as saying that the Russian and Syrian fighter jets in a joint nightly military operation pounded 20 times the military positions and movements of the Turkistani Party terrorist group in the city of Jisr al-Shoghour in Southwestern Idlib.
The source noted that five centers of the terrorists were destroyed during the attack and at least 40 terrorists were killed and wounded.
Meantime, the Syrian Army troops engaged in fierce clashes with the terrorists in al-Sarmanieh region near Jisr al-Shoghour in Southwestern Idlib.
The Turkish Army and its allied militants continue to excavate and plunder the ancient sites in Afrin region in Northwestern Aleppo, the Kurdish-language media outlets reported on Friday.
The Kurdish-language Hawar News Website reported that the Turkish Army and its allied militants have plundered 144 archeological sites in Afrin in Northwestern Aleppo and transferred the looted artifacts to Turkey.
It also noted that a sum of 39 ancient hills in different towns and areas of Afrin have been excavated and destroyed by the Turkish Army and its allied militants, and said, nearly all ancient sites of the region have been not just looted, but annihilated.
Meantime, a sum of at least 16,000 Syrian artifacts, most of them from Afrin, are kept at Turkish museums.
The ISIL terrorist group’s notorious oil minister Sobat Turki, nom du guerre Abu Hessan, was killed along with a number of militants in clashes with Iraq’s intelligence forces in Deir Ezzur province in Eastern Syria, a security expert said on Friday.
Iraqi Security Expert Fazel Abu Raghif wrote on his Twitter page that Iraq’s intelligence forces have managed to kill Abu Hessan in their military operation in Deir Ezzur.
According to Fars News Agancy, he said that ISIL has now lost all channels and ways to supply financial aid and finance ISIL commanders, including founder of ISIL’s financial system Mohammad Jubeir al-Rawi and the terrorist group’s finance minister.
Abu Hessan was in charge of the largest financial supply system of the terrorists, financing the group through trading oil and oil products.
The Syrian Army reinforced its military positions near the border with Turkey in Northern Lattakia as part of Damascus’ security measures against the Ankara-backed terrorist groups.
The Arabic-language website of the Russian Sputnik news agency quoted a battlefield source as saying that the Syrian Army has fortified its military positions along the border with Turkey from the town of Kasad Ghoraba in Northern Lattakia to Kabani strategic hills near Jisr al-Shoghour in Southern Idlib.
The source said that the Syrian Army move came after a massive attack by foreign terrorist groups who had crossed the border from Turkey on the Syrian Army positions on the strategic hills and border regions near Atireh, al-Darreh and al-Saraf in Northern Lattakia failed earlier this week.
The source noted that the Syrian Army plans to bring the border and the regions where Chechen, Uzbek and Chinese terrorist groups are stationed under its control.
He said that the Syrian Army also plans to establish control over sensitive regions where Turkey plays a key role in supporting the terrorist groups.
Meantime, the source said the terrorist groups also intend to capture the town of Rabieh town after conquering the al-Zahi strategic mountain.