Updated in: 16 January 2021 - 16:51
TEHRAN (defapress)- The Damascus Army entered Manbij in Aleppo province and hoisted the country's national flag over the key town, the Syrian Armed Forces' Headquarters announced in a statement.
News ID: 74634
Publish Date: 29December 2018 - 13:24

Syria in Last 24 Hours: Army Enters Strategic Town of Manbij in Aleppo ProvinceThe Syrian Army entered Manbij town after the People's Protection Units asked the Syrian Armed Forces to enter the strategic town.

The Syrian Democratic Forces Spokesman Ceyhan Ahmad also confirmed the Syrian Army's arrival in Manbij town.

Meantime, the Syrian army continued its military advances in other parts of Syria over the past 24 hours.

Tens of terrorists were killed and dozens more were injured during the Syrian army's operations in provinces across Syria.

Aleppo

The Syrian Army entered Manbij in Aleppo province and hoisted the country's national flag over the key town, the Syrian Armed Forces' Headquarters announced in a statement on Friday.

The statement by the Syrian Armed Forces' Headquarters came after the Syrian Democratic Forces asked for the deployment of the government troops.

The Syrian Army entered Manbij town after the People's Protection Units asked the Syrian Armed Forces to enter the strategic town.

SDF Spokesman Ceyhan Ahmad also confirmed the Syrian Army's arrival in Manbij town.

The local sources in Northern Syria announced that the Ankara-backed militants are fortifying their positions around Manbij in a bid to attack the strategic town concurrent with US troops' withdrawal from there.

Manbij is in a critical situation after US President Donald Trump declared US forces' withdrawal from Manbij town.

Meantime, the militant groups backed by Turkey claimed that they had started moving towards Manbij just hours after the Syrian army deployed in the town following an agreement with the Syrian Democratic Forces.

The Ankara-backed militants accompanied by Turkish Army are moving towards Manbij town in Northern Aleppo, sources close to the militant groups said.

The movement by the Turkey-backed militant groups and their military operations against the Kurdish forces are taking place as the Syrian Army took full control of Manbij after reaching an agreement with Kurdish forces.

Meanwhile, reports coming from Jarablus border (Syria-Turkey zero border point) indicate that a new Turkish military convoy together with heavy military equipment has crossed the Turkish border into Syria.

Hama

The Syrian army warded off fresh attacks by terrorists stationed in the demilitarized zone in Northern Syria at its military points in Northern Hama, inflicting massive losses on the terrorists.

The Syrian Army units in Northern Hama targeted the movements of Turkistani Islamic Party in the surrounding areas of al-Ankavi village in Sahl al-Ghab region before they could penetrate into army's military positions.

The terrorists sustained heavy losses, as a large number of terrorists were reportedly killed and many more were injured.

Meantime, the Syrian Army's artillery units pounded the military positions of Kataeb al-Izzah terrorists in al-Latmanieh town who were trying to penetrate into the army positions in Northern Hama, inflicting heavy losses on them.

Several military positions of Kataeb al-Izzah were destroyed in the Syrian army attacks and a dozen terrorists were killed.

The Syrian army pounded the terrorists' positions and moves in Northern Hama and Southern Idlib after continued attacks by Tahrir al-Sham Hay'at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) and other allied terrorists in the weapons-free zone.

The Syrian army troops stationed in areas near the town of Baridij in Northern Hama attacked terrorists' strongholds in regions near the villages of Tal Housh, al-Janabareh, Tal Othman, Ma'arkabeh, Atshan and Murak on Thursday after they came under attack, killing and wounding several of them and destroying their military equipment and vehicles.

Meantime, other Syrian army units Northwest of the town of Maharadeh in Northern Hama targeted the moves of Tahrir al-Sham and Kata'eb al-Izzah in Abu Ra'eideh and regions near the town of Hasraya, killing and wounding a large number of terrorists.

Deir Ezzur

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) gained control over several ISIL-held regions after heavy clashes broke out between the two sides in Eastern Deir Ezzur, battlefield sources reported.

The Syrian Democratic Forces took control of the villages of Abu al-Hassan and al-Baqa'an in Eastern Deir Ezzur, the field sources in Eastern Deir Ezzur said.

The sources said that the SDF forces also gained control of some parts of Kashmeh village in Eastern Syria.

Meantime, the Kurdish forces advanced towards the city of al-Sha'feh from the two directions of al-Sha'feh Badiya and al-Kashmeh. The Kurdish forces were only four kilometers away from al-Sha'feh city.

Raqqa

A large number of residents of al-Sabkheh town in Raqqa province protested against the Turkish army's military presence, reiterating support for the Syrian Army.

The residents of al-Sabkheh town in Raqqa province 30 kilometers Southeast of the province staged protests and condemned the Turkish government's threats to attack Syria again.

The protesters chanted slogans against Turkey's direct support for terrorist groups and lauded the Syrian army's gains against the terrorist groups.

Meantime, the bodies of almost 80 civilians killed in the US-led coalition airstrikes and ISIL attacks were found from the debris of ruined buildings and also in mass graves in Raqqa.

Media activists in Raqqa reported that the corpses of 14 civilians, including several children and a woman, have been found from a mass grave in Panorama district of Raqqa city.

The activists also said that corpses of 82 people have been recovered from Panorama mass graves and from under the debris of buildings ruined in the US raids over the past year.

A year after the US and its allies earned control over the Raqqa city, the dead bodies of Syrian civilians are still retrieved from mass graves and debris in Raqqa province.

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