21 August 2019 - 10:23
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The Russian Army dispatched fresh troops and deployed them to the East of Deir Ezzur along the border with Iraq for the first time to build military centers, media reports said.
RNA - The Russian Army dispatched fresh troops and deployed them to the East of Deir Ezzur along the border with Iraq for the first time to build military centers, media reports said.

Deir Ezzur

The Arabic-language al-Watan newspaper reported that the Russian infantry units have been deployed in Bukamal region in Eastern Deir Ezzur and near Iraqi border for the first time.

The newspaper quoted opposition sources as saying that the Russian troops have been stationed in the town of al-Jala along the Western bank of Euphrates River and adjacent to the city of Hajin which is under control of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

The opposition sources reiterated that the Russian troops are planning to construct several military centers along al-Mayadeen-Bukamal Road and will soon send military equipment to the town.

Idlib

The Syrian Army continued its military operations in Southern Idlib and after inflicting heavy losses and casualties on the terrorist groups managed to enter Khan Sheikhoun after five years.

The Damascus Army troops kept on their clashes with the terrorists in Northwestern Khan Sheikhoun in Southern Idlib, and took control of al-Faqir military post and deployed only 900 meters from Aleppo-Damascus Highway around Khan Sheikhoun.

The Arabic-language al-Watan newspaper quoted battlefield sources as saying that the Syrian Army troops entered Khan Sheikhoun city from the North-West after making further advances.

It pointed to the destruction of several bomb-laden vehicles in the region, and said that tens of terrorists started fleeing the scene of the battle as the Syrian Army made its advances.

Meantime, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) pointed to the arrival of the Syrian Army in Khan Sheikhoun city after five years since the occupation of the city by terrorists, and said that at least 45 terrorists were killed in the Syrian Army’s military operation in Khan Sheikhoun.

The Syrian Army’s Advances comes as terrorist groups are accusing each other of losing the regions in Idlib.

Also on Monday, the Turkish Army dispatched huge military convoys to Southern Idlib to stop the Syrian Army advances in the region.

The Turkish Army's military convoys arrived in the cities of Saraqib and Ma'aret al-Numan in Southern Idlib as the Syrian Army has made advances in Khan Sheikhoun in battle against Tahrir al-Sham terrorists.

Battlefield sources said the Turkish Army's military convoy comprised of 28 military vehicles, including tanks and trucks carrying weapons and military equipment, and added that massive military convoys of the National Liberation Army affiliated to Ankara were also sent to the Southern battlefront of Idlib and Northern Hama from Afrin in Northern Aleppo to block the Syrian Army advances.

Accordingly, the Syrian Foreign Ministry in a statement lambasted Turkey's blatant interference in Syria's territorial integrity and support for terrorist groups.

Also in the past 24 hours, a massive Turkish Army military convoy destined for Tahrir al-Sham al-Hay'at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) terrorists in Khan Sheikhoun was stopped under air raids by Russian and Syrian warplanes.

According to Fars News Agancy, Russia's Documents Center quoted special sources as saying that as soon as the Turkish military convoy arrived near Ma'aret al-Numan from Saraqib region to support Tahrir al-Sham's movement towards Khan Sheikhoun city faced warning airstrikes near Khan Sheikhoun and was forced to bring to halt its movement.

The sources, meantime, pointed to a complete disconnection of the International Aleppo-Damascus Highway under Russian and Syrian airstrikes, and said that three Faylaq al-Sham terrorists, backed by the Turkish Army, who were moving through this route were killed.

The Turkish military convoy comprised 28 military vehicles, tanks and trucks carrying different types of weapons, missiles and military equipment as well as several armored personnel carriers.

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