Syria in Last 24 Hours: ISIL Commander Killed in Kobani


TEHRAN (FNA)- Syria’s Kurdish popular defense forces killed a large number of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Takfiri terrorists in the Syrian border town of Kobani.

Saddam Al-Jamal, a notorious Takfiri commander, was among the tens of the ISIL terrorists killed in heavy clashes with the Kurdish forces in Kobani (Ain Al-Arab).

The Takfiri terrorists currently control parts of Syria and Iraq. They have threatened all communities, including Shiites, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians, Ezadi Kurds and others, as they continue their atrocities in Iraq.

The ISIL has links with Saudi intelligence and is believed to be indirectly supported by the Israeli regime.

Also in the past 24 hours, the Syrian army gained more grounds in the battle against foreign-backed militants in the countrysides of Idlib and Quneitra, leaving too many of them dead and injured.

The gathering centers of the rebels came under the heavy fire of the army soldiers in the areas of Binnish, Kafer Roma, Qaminas, Hailoun, Kaferlata, Saraqeb, and Korin in Idlib countryside.

A large number of the militants also lost their lives in Maarret al-Nou’man, Maarshourin, al-Nakir, al-Amoudiyeh, Khan Shaikhoun, and al-Bashiriyeh, in Quneitra countryside.

A number of the militants’ vehicles were destroyed during the operations.

Also, the army inflicted heavy losses at the rebels in Ofana, Jibata al-Khashab, Tranjeh, al-Hamidiyeh, Um Batena, Mashara, Manshiyet, and Mashara in Quneitra countryside.

Also, the hideouts of militants were targeted by the army in Jobar, Ein Tarma, Arbeen, Douma, Masraba, al-Qasmiyeh, al-Zamaniyeh, al-Bahariyeh, Jarba, Ghouta, and Daraya in a series of operations, which caused the deaths of a huge number of militants, including non-Syrians.

Elsewhere, the foreign-backed militants suffered heavy losses, as the Syrian Army scored major ground against the armed groups in Homs.

A military source said that the army soldiers carried out wide-scale operations in the areas of al-Waer, al-Rastan, Unq al-Hawa, and Um Twaina in the countryside of Homs and killed large numbers of the rebels.

The Syrian armed forces scored major gains in the strategic town of Jobar, Damascus, killing several members of al-Nusra Front terrorist group.

The Syrian army soldiers struck heavy blow at the terrorists, killing more than 15 members of the terrorist group.

Also, the hideouts of militants were targeted by the army in Jobar, Ein Tarma, Arbeen, Douma, Masraba, al-Qasmiyeh, al-Zamaniyeh, al-Bahariyeh, Jarba, Ghouta, and Daraya in a series of operations, which caused the deaths of a huge number of insurgents, including non-Syrians.

Also the Syrian army engaged in fierce fighting with the Takfiri terrorists operating in the Ein Tarma valley, located in the Eastern al-Gouta region, and managed to push them back from the area.

Elsewhere, the Syrian army also continued its advance in Aleppo countryside, inflicting heavy losses upon the terrorist groups and regaining control over several villages and towns.

Turkish military forces have jailed 258 citizens of the Syrian city of Kobani, also known as Ayn al-Arab, in a bordering village, a journalist revealed on Tuesday.

Mostafa Bali, a journalist from Kobani who is himself among the jailed people, told FNA today that they have been detained for illegal entry into Turkish territories.

“It is almost 9 days that the Turkish army has confined us in Pirous village’s stadium and doesn’t allow anyone to come out,” he added.

Noting that 31 women and several children are among the detained people, Bali revealed that the detainees are insulted and beaten and have been ordered to remain in the stadium or go back to Kobani.

He called for the rapid reaction of the regional states and human rights organizations to save the 258 people, warning that they are “living in critical conditions without the basic goods and services”.

Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011 with organized attacks by well-armed gangs and terrorists against both the army and civilians.

The unrest, which took in terrorist groups from across Europe, the Middle-East and North Africa, has transpired as one of the bloodiest conflicts in recent history.

As the foreign-backed insurgency in Syria continues without an end in sight, the US government has boosted its political and military support to Takfiri extremists.


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