Syria news 28 Jan 2017 12.30: SAA frees Damascus against ISIS, "An-Nusra" killed the leader of the former allies


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Syria news 28 Jan 2017 12.30: SAA frees Damascus against ISIS,

Syria, January 28. Syrian troops continue a large-scale operation against ISIS* to the West from Damascus. Militants "dzhebhat an-Nusra"** has killed the leader of "Jaish al-Mujahideen" during the fighting in the Aleppo. Fighters of the Pro-government Iraqi militia caused serious numerical damage to the IG units, according to a military source Federal news Agency (FAN) in Syria Ahmad marzouk (Ahmad Marzouq).


Damascus Province

units of the Syrian Arab army (SAA) continues its offensive on the strongholds of militants near the village of al-Makhs, located on the Eastern slopes of the mountains Kalamun in the Western part of the province of Damascus. During the clashes, government troops managed to recapture the strategically important heights of al-Katia, where at the moment the artillery SAA continues massive attack of positions of terrorists. As a result, the IG units are a serious numerical loss. The offensive of the Syrian army in this part of the province continues.

In this region after a long break to re-energize the activities of terrorists. The militants tried to block a highway between the cities of HOMS and damask, however, in the recent operations, SAA units were in the ring. Thanks to the work of Syrian intelligence to the government forces was aware of the impending terrorist attack.


Province of Aleppo

Violent clashes between militants of the opposition forces in the province of Aleppo continues almost without interruption. Intense fighting took place in the village of Tukad on the East of the city Aleppo.

The greatest damage as a result of massive artillery shootings and direct clashes with the militants "dzhebhat an-Nusra" carried troops grouping "Jaish al-Mujahideen". It was destroyed about 20 members of the formation, including its leader, Abdullah Mahsum. According to representatives of "jabhat al Fatah ash-sham", they are fighting against corrupt officials in those forces that weaken the Syrian opposition forces. In their opinion, corruption in a number of rebel groups has led to the fact that the opposition fighters were forced to give in Aleppo the Syrian army.

"Al-Nusra" says that because of this, supposedly the whole front line was unprotected. Many armed rebel organization, fearing attacks "jabhat al Fatah ash-sham", joined the formation of "Ahrar al-sham," which exceeds the "An-Nusra" in numerical strength. Representatives of this group said that it would begin full-scale war against "al-Nusra Dzhebhat" if attacks on their part will not cease.


HOMS governorate

the Situation in the area of government air base "T-4", located in the Eastern part of HOMS province, remains tense. Fighting in the region continues.

The Syrian troops during the next attack of positions of the IG was able to eliminate several groups of militants and destroying two vehicles with heavy machine guns. Shooting in this part of the province, however, continues. Government forces recently took control of the strategic town of bir al-Tavira. However, as the military expert notes FAN, its capture cannot guarantee the security of the airfield.

To ensure complete the work necessary to occupy the territory South of the "T-4". The air base is located near Palmyra. The terrorists of ISIS, an unexpected attack re-captured the city and surrounding areas in mid-December last year.

Syrian troops counterattacked fortified areas of militant opposition groups in the vicinity of the village of al-Hula in the Northern part of the province of HOMS. Units of the SAA opened fire on the terrorists from heavy machine guns in response to recent massive attacks by militants.

Stationed in this part of the province, armed groups controlled by the formation of "jabhat al Fatah ash-sham" to routinely violate established at the end of 2016, the year the ceasefire by shelling government positions and residential quarters.


the Province of Deir ez-Zor

South of the Deir ez Zor continue active hostilities. Clashes between the government army and the forces of the "Islamic state" are in the West of the airbase, SAA. The militants once again attempted to break through the defense of the Syrian forces in this part of the province, however, suffered a numerical damage and was thrown back. Earlier, the terrorists managed to take the airfield in a double ring, cutting off Syrian units from the base.

However, the Russian space forces have supported government forces, after a series of air operations against ISIS. As a result, the area of the cemetery and in the vicinity of a military airfield with a precise strike of Russian aircraft were eliminated tens of terrorists. Thus, thanks to the air support, the Syrian army managed to rehabilitate themselves and to recapture the territories in the region, however, the situation in the province remains extremely difficult.



the militant group "Dzhebhat Fatah al-sham" continue to attack the position of the armed rebel groups in the vicinity of the city Idlib. "Al-Nusra" fighting with former allies — groups "Sukur al-sham" and "Dzhebhat al-Mujahideen".

The militants fired at the each other's positions with heavy artillery and rocket launchers. Both sides have suffered serious losses in numbers and equipment. However, the "Dzhebhat EN-Nusra" made some progress in the capture of enemy positions: under control of a few buildings, including the main city jail. Skirmishes around the city from time to time renewed.


Province of Hama

According to the opposition source, the Syrian air force launched a series of airstrikes on fortified areas of militants of the rebel groups in the area of the settlement, Uqayribat, located in the Eastern part of the province of Hama.

However, as reported many times official representatives of the Russian Ministry of defense, Syrian air force, as the Russian space forces, conduct bombing the positions of the militants of opposition forces, joined a government peace plan, under which entered into force on December 30, 2016 year mode, without fire. So, terrorists "dzhebhat an-Nusra" and other affiliated armed organizations trying to discredit government forces, presenting them all over the world as the aggressor.



According to the command of Iraqi army units the Shiite militias "Hashd al-SHAABI", the speaker on the side of government forces in combating the influence of the "Islamic state" in Iraq, repelled a massive offensive troops near the village of tal Kosiba located in the East of the province Salah-ed-DIN. According to the source, during fierce clashes were eliminated at least 18 terrorists and more than 20 wounded. Nevertheless, the country remains extremely tense situation in connection with the activities of ISIL militants, who control much of Iraq.


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