Army advances towards lifting siege on Deir Ezzor city, Russian Aerospace Forces carry out 80 sorties against ISIS

Deir Ezzor/Moscow – The Army and Armed Forces units operating in al-Badia desert, in cooperation with the supporting forces, continued to advance from two directions to lift the siege on the city of Deir Ezzor, inching closer to Regiment 137 in the western part of the city.

SANA said that army units achieved new progress in the direction of the area surrounding Regiment 137 after killing a number of ISIS terrorists who are suffering collapse in their ranks as many of them are fleeing, leaving their weapons and ammunition behind, all while army engineering units are dismantling IEDs to open the way and meet with the Regiment’s garrison.

Chief of the Army General Staff visits military positions in Hama and Lattakia

Hama/Lattakia – Upon the directives of President Bashar al-Assad, Chief of staff of the Army and Armed Forces, Major General Ali Abdullah Ayoub conducted on Sunday a field tour and visited the armed forces operating in the eastern and northern countryside of Hama province and in the countryside of Lattakia province.

Gen. Ayoub also inspected the military operations carried out against ISIS terrorists in Uqayribat area in Hama province, SANA reported.

Army establishes control over Uqayribat town in Hama countryside, raids ISIS barricade in Deir Ezzor

Provinces – The Army and Armed Forces reestablished control over Uqayribat town in Hama province, a military source announced on Sunday.

The source told SANA that army units, in cooperation with supporting forces, established control over Uqayribat town, Masaada village, Rasm Qanbar farm and the area surrounding them in the eastern countryside of Hama.

The source pointed out that the liberation of Uqayribat town came after intensive military operations on the positions of the terrorist organization, which was in a state of collapse and its members were fleeing en masse from the battlefield as a result of operations in which dozens of terrorists were killed or injured.

According to the source, the army’s engineering units are dismantling the landmines and IEDs planted by the terrorists on the streets of Uqayribat.

Defense Minister visits injured army personnel at Yousef al-Azmeh Hospital

Damascus – Upon the directives of President Bashar al-Assad, Defense Minister Lt. Gen. Fahd Jassem al-Freij injured Army and Armed Forces personnel at Martyr Yousef al-Azmeh Hospital in Damascus, relaying to them the greetings of President al-Assad and wishes for recovery.

During the visit, al-Freij asserted that the army’s victories against terrorist organizations wouldn’t have been possible without the sacrifices of the martyrs and injured members of the army, SANA reported.

The medical staff briefed al-Freij about the injured soldiers’ conditions and the services provide to them, with the Minister lauding the efforts of the hospital’s medical staff for treating the injured so that they may recover as soon as possible.

More ISIS terrorists killed in Deir Ezzor

Deir Ezzor – A military source said that a group from the army units operating in Deir Ezzor conducted Friday a successful raid in the direction of Tallet Alloush and the surrounding barricades, leaving 10 ISIS terrorists dead and seizing an amount of weapons and ammunition, SANA reported.

The group went back to the line it set off from without suffering any losses, the source added.

Russian Defense Ministry: Defeating ISIS in Deir Ezzor will constitute strategic defeat of it in Syria

Moscow – Russian Defense Ministry announced on Saturday that the Syrian Arab Army advances successfully supported by Russian Aerospace Forces towards Deir Ezzor city to lift the siege imposed on it by ISIS, noting that defeating ISIS terrorist organization in this area will constitute a strategic defeat of it in Syria.

Sputnik quoted the Ministry as saying in statement that the Syrian Arab Army continues advance towards Deir Ezzor supported by the Russian Aerospace forces.

Defense Minister inspects units operating in Daraa countryside, visits injured army personnel

 

Damascus – Upon the directives of President Bashar al-Assad, Defense Minister Lt. Gen. Fahd Jassem al-Freij conducted a field visit to any army unit in Daraa countryside accompanied by officers from the General Command of the Army and Armed Forces.

Al-Freij relayed to the unit’s personnel the greetings of President al-Assad, and was briefed by field commanders about the missions being carried out and the level of readiness, with the Minister commending their efforts.

The Minister also visited injured Army and Armed Forces personnel at Tishreen Military Hospital, relaying to them the greetings of President al-Assad and wishes for recovery, SANA reported.

The medical staff informed al-Freij about the injured soldiers’ conditions and the services provide to them.