Explosives-rigged car defused near entrance to Lattakia city

LATTAKIA,(ST)_Competent Authorities have dismantled a car laden with 1000 kilograms of explosives near the entrance to Lattakia city, the official news agency (SANA) reported Thursday.

The agency said that the competent authorities based on accurate information in pursuing the car which was seized in al-Sabbora area near the entrance to Lattakia city.

ISIS HQ, command point, ammo depot destroyed in Russian military Syria night op

 The footage shot by drones shows Russian airstrikes on ISIS infrastructure near Idlib and al-Latamna.

The bombing of the IS ammunition depot to the southwest of Idlib was carried out after confirmation from several intelligence channels, including air reconnaissance. The footage clearly shows a large area of impact, created partly by weapons catching fire after the strike, according to RT.

The video also shows a solidly constructed, three-story concrete building lying in ruins after an SU-25 scored a direct hit with FAB-500 bombs. Nearby structures were not affected by the airstrike. The IS outpost was completely obliterated in the raid.

Russian Air Force in Syria deploying over 50 planes & choppers – Defense Ministry

Russia’s Air Force fleet in Syria includes over 50 warplanes and helicopters, a spokesman for the Defense Ministry said, reporting eight overnight sorties.

Previously Russia hadn’t revealed any detail of its contingent in Syria, which started an aerial campaign on Wednesday to help the Syrian Army fight against terrorist troops.

 “The air group was deployed on very short notice. It was possible because we had most of the materiel and ammunition ready at our depot in Tartus. We only had to move our aircraft and deliver some extra equipment,” spokesperson for the Russian Defense Ministry Igor Konashenkov told the media.

The fleet includes the latest Su-24M and Su-25 ground attack planes, he said.

The airstrikes on Wednesday night targeted four Islamic State facilities, Konashenkov said.

“A terrorist HQ and an ammunition depot were destroyed near Idlib, as were a fortified three-level command center near Hama,” he said. “A direct bomb hit also completely destroyed a workshop north of Homs that produced explosives and ammunition,” he added, saying that at this workshop terrorists were stuffing vehicles with explosives. Those vehicles were then used to conduct terror attacks.

The night sorties raise the number of targets hit by Russia in Syria in the first 24 hours of the operation to 12.

“All the airstrikes are being conducted in coordination with the Syrian Army command. The Syrian Defense Ministry has deployed an operative group at the Hmaimim air base,” the Russian official said, referring to the airfield near near Basel al-Assad international airport south of Latakia, where the Russian forces are based.

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Russian warplanes in cooperation with Syrian air forces bomb ISIS sites in central region

PROVINCES,(ST)_Russian warplanes conducted today at noon the first strikes on ISIS sites in the central region upon the agreement reached between Syria and Russia to confront the international terrorism, a military source declared Wednesday.

The source added that the air strikes, which were conducted in cooperation with the Syrian air forces, targeted ISIS hideouts in al-Rastan, Talbeseh, al-Zaafaran, al-Tlol al-Homer, Eidon and Dirfol towns and on the outskirts of Salameyeh area in the central region.

Terrorists fire over 20 rockets on Homs and Hama

PROVINCES,(ST)_Terrorist organizations fired 20 rockets on residential areas in Homs city and on Mahardah city in Hama province, killing  at least one person and wounding 20 others, the official news agency (SANA) reported Wednesday.

The agency clarified that 11 rockets fired by terrorists holed up in the northern countryside of Homs fell in quarters of al-Mahatta, al-Arman, Wadi al-Dahab and Masaken al-Shrta in Homs city, killing one person and wounding 19 others, most of them were children and women.

Al-Moallem: Neither Obama nor anybody else can decide for the Syrian people

 

New York – The U.S. President Barack Obama and other officials should understand that only the Syrian people have the right to determine their future, Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem said on Tuesday.

“I said this to John Kerry at Geneva 2 conference and I repeat it now: ‘Neither Obama nor anybody else can determine the choice of the Syrian people,'” al-Moallem told the journalists in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meeting, SANA reported.

Syrian army kills over 71 terrorists and pounds terror hideouts in 6 provinces

PROVINCES,(ST)_Syrian army has killed over 52 terrorists in Aleppo, Quneitra and Lattakia countryside and has destroyed several terrorist hideouts in Idleb and Hama countryside.

According to a military source, army units, backed by Syrian warplanes, targeted terrorist organizations in towns of al-Seikh Lutfi, Kweris, Erbid and Rasm al-Abed and on the outskirts of al-Nairab airbase in the eastern countryside of Aleppo as well as on the outskirts of the Air Forces Academy east of Aleppo city and in several quarters of Aleppo city.

Al-Jaafari: The Russian reading is accurate, no fight against terrorism without the Syrian army

 

New York – Syria’s Permanent Representative to the UN Bashar al-Jaafari described the Russian reading of the situation as an “accurate” one, citing Russian President Vladimir Putin’s stress to the UN General Assembly on the inconceivability of fighting terrorism without coordination with the Syrian army.