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The first Hizbullah attack in Syria that used drones was in 2014, in the western Qalamoun region. "Ababeel Suicide Drones - drones that can carry explosives with effective weight, and that collide with a target and explode. Hizbullah has about six drones of this type; they can carry 21 kilos of explosives.
Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army, backed by Turkish Air and Land Forces captured one locality from the Syrian Democratic Forces' YPG in Afrin region, as a ... Madaya, 16th Regiment in the Eastern Qalamoun containing air defense systems, and 104th Brigade of the Syrian Republican Guard in Al-Dreij.

Hezbollah fighters fire at a position of the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria's Qalamoun region, on Aug. 26, 2017. (Xinhua/Ammar Safarjalani). As the IS has been forced out of Iraq and Syria, its affiliates in Egypt have shown considerable resilience and pose a growing threat. The IS remains determined to ...
According to the Free Syrian Army's Tajammu Ahrar al-Sharqiya, rebels seized two TOW anti-tank guided missiles, two RPGs, and three assault rifles .... Forces reportedly took control of the Syrian Arab Army's Al-Firqat al-Thalitha (Third Division) in the city of Al-Qutayfah in the Eastern Qalamoun region.
Syrian forces stand on a tank next to vehicles waiting to transport ISIL fighters away from Syria's Qalamoun region on August 28, 2017 as part of a deal ... The pretext for their initial deployment of Iranian backed militias was the defence of important Shia sites across Syria, such as the Sayyida Zainab shrine ...
The anti-ISIS offensive in the country's northwest is being spearheaded by some of the best units (including paramilitary outfits) available to the Syrian Army's order of battle including the Tiger Forces Division, Republican Guard, Qalamoun Shield Forces and military intelligence Shield Force. All of the ...

Beirut, Lebanon (1:40 P.M.) - elite troops of the Syrian Arab Army have kicked-off a new assault against Islamic State militants in the northeastern ... moments ago, elite forces of the Syrian Arab army including units from the Republican Guard, military intelligence Shield Force and Qalamoun Shield ...
The 128th Brigade was one of the main forces behind the Syrian Army's successful campaigns in the Qalamoun Mountains; they are a battle-tested and well-trained combat unit. Due to the poor weather recently, the Tiger Forces have been unable to storm the Abu Dhuhour Airport's southern gates; however ...
... Hama Province, Syrian pro-government forces have booted Islamic State militants off a key hilltop area that overlooks two towns. Military-affiliated sources report that combined pro-government units of the Syrian Arab Army, Qalamoun Shield Fores and Liwa Al-Quds (Syrian-Palestinian paramilitary) have ...
1 fall of the Beit Jin front to the Syrian Army, backed by Hezbollah, put an end to the presence of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and other rebel groups in that strategic area on the front line with Israel and appears to have calmed the situation in southern Syria, which is also covered by the US-Russian-brokered ...
Military-affiliated sources report that assault units of the Syrian Army, Qalamoun Shield Forces and Liwa Al-Quds (Palestinian pro-government militia) have launched an offensive against ISIS in northeast Hama aimed a preventing any further expansion of the terrorist group's presence throughout the region.
Beirut, Lebanon (5:30 A.M.) - Forces of the Syrian Arab Army and allied pro-government paramilitary groups continue to drive back jihadist militants in the northeastern countryside of Hama Province, taking control of a third town in 24 hours. According to military-affiliated sources, units of the Syrian Arab ...
Beirut, Lebanon (3:30 P.M.) - The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has launched a massive counter-offensive in the East Ghouta after spending several days ... the Syrian army's 105th and 106th brigades of the Republican Guard, alongside the Qalamoun Shield forces, unleashed a flurry of surface-to-surface ...
Many of these militants have experienced major combat action in Syria in Aleppo, Deraa, Damascus, Latakia and the Qalamoun region. Some reports indicate that hundreds have already died fighting in Syria. Some fighters are purely mercenaries motivated by money, and some are enticed by promises of ...
Damascus, Syria (4:40 PM) - Troops of the Syrian Republican Guard have not succeeded in relieving the siege of a key armoured vehicle military base in ... A combined force of regular army troops from Qalamoun and Republican Guard forces are on the scene but have been hard-pressed to keep the ...
... Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has sent a large number of reinforcements to the East Ghouta region of Damascus after the latest attack by the Islamist rebels of Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham and Faylaq Al-Rahman. According to a military report, the Syrian army's High Command has redeployed their Qalamoun Shield ...
On late-Friday, Al-Masdar News received word that scores of elite pro-government fighters belonging to the Qalamoun Shield Forces were being pulled out of the strategic reserve and sent to Damascus to assist local Syrian Arab Army units in turning back a jihadist offensive in the city's eastern district of ...

Beirut, Lebanon (8:20 A.M.) - The Lebanese army arrested a Syrian national in the 'Arsal Municipality, Friday, after learning he was a member of the Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist grou in the Qalamoun Mountains. According to a military communique, the Syrian militant was identified as Zaki S.; he fought ...
A military source informed Al-Masdar that the Syrian Army backed by Qalamoun Shield militias resumed the major offensive aimed at dispositioning Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham terrorists from their stronghold in Rahjan under heavy missile and artillery bombardment. In order for the loyalist forces to take Rahjan, ...
At Indiana University's Mathers Museum of world cultures, an ongoing exhibit examines the complexities of Syrian culture through the lens of fashion and textiles. As reported on the IU news service, the pieces in the exhibition are courtesy of Dee Birnbaum, a professor at Rhodes College, who has spent ...
A military source informed Al-Masdar that the Syrian Army backed by Qalamoun Shield militias resumed the major offensive aimed at dispositioning Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham terrorists from their stronghold in Rahjan under heavy missile and artillery bombardment. In order for the loyalist forces to take Rahjan, ...
The implications of the re-activation of Tajammoo al-Qalamoun al-Gharbi are yet to be seen. Over the last several years, East Qalamoun has witnessed almost zero hostilities been rebel groups and pro-government forces and that includes the 7 months since the Syrian Arab Army encircled Free Syrian ...
Beirut, Syria (6:10 P.M.) - The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is rolling inside the Idlib Governorate, today, capturing several sites that were under the control of Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham. Led by the Qalamoun Shield forces of the 3rd Division, the Syrian Arab army advanced from the recently captured town of Balil ...
He added that Tehran was using a campaign of subversion in Iraq, providing direct support to the Syrian regime. "About 80 percent of Assad fighters are Iranian proxies in Syria to establish a land bridge over into the Mediterranean." McMaster warned of Iran's "hegemonic aims" in the region, echoing the Head of the ...
The fighting in the Qalamoun region quickly halted after Hezbollah brokered a controversial agreement with IS that reportedly allowed hundreds of IS fighters and their families, escorted by the Syrian Army, to safely move to IS's remaining territory in Dier ez-Zor province on the Syrian border with Iraq.
The Lebanese group Hezbollah and the Syrian Army have launched an offensive to clear fighters from an area of the Syria-Lebanon frontier, according to reports. The operation is targeting fighters in the Arsal area, on the outskirts of the Lebanese town of Arsal, and in areas of the western Qalamoun ...
Israel shot down an Iranian drone that flew into its airspace and bombed the site in Syria from which the drone had allegedly been launched; during the latter mission, Syrian antiaircraft fire downed an Israeli f-16, the first Israeli fighter to be shot down by enemy fire in decades. Israel responded with ...
Beirut, Lebanon (10:57 A.M.) - At some point on late Monday night, Russian combat aircraft bombed encircled rebel forces in the east Qalamoun mountains who were preparing for a major assault against the Syrian Army. According to sources at Muraselon News, Russian airpower struck militant ...
Haswani finances Dir' al-Qalamoun (Qalamoun Shield Forces), which is a part of the Syrian Army's 3rd Armoured Division. Turkey and Western powers are accusing Haswani of having sold oil extracted by so-called Islamic State from seized Syrian fields. He is also linked to Russian business circles and ...
A fighter walks past a tank bearing a Hezbollah flag in the Qara area, in Syria's Qalamoun region, on August 28, 2017. (AFP) ... A spokesperson for Syria Solidarity UK outlined the "extensive crimes against Syrian civilians" carried out by Hezbollah, which "took part in the mass displacement of hundreds of ...
Syrian Arab Army and allies' units currently participating in Harasta battles are; 4th Armoured Division, military intelligence Directorate, 9th Armoured Division, Syrian Special Forces, Qalamoun Shield Forces, Arab National Guard, and Liwa Dhu al-Fiqaar. Ahrar al-Sham's spokesman in the East Ghouta, ...
A Hezbollah fighter reacts as he fires a weapon in Western Qalamoun, Syria August 23, 2017. ... Beirut: Syrian regime forces and allied militiamen are advancing on the largest remaining opposition-held territory in the country's north, forcing thousands of civilians to flee toward the border with Turkey in ...
These families had been forcibly displaced by terrorists and stayed for around 3 years in refugee camps in Lebanon. Back in August, the Syrian Arab Army and the Lebanese national resistance eliminated the last of the terrorists' hotbeds in the Western Qalamoun in Damascus Countryside after inflecting ...
The meeting took place between representatives of the Russian Center for reconciliation in Hmeimim and Syrian Army officers, and representatives of ... The Syrian army has completely surrounded the cities of Eastern Qalamoun since last May, and only allow the access of convoys with humanitarian aid, ...
A military source informed Al-Masdar that the Syrian Army backed by Qalamoun Shield militias resumed the major offensive aimed at dispositioning Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham terrorists from their stronghold in Rahjan under heavy missile and artillery bombardment. In order for the loyalist forces to take Rahjan, ...
The implications of the re-activation of Tajammoo al-Qalamoun al-Gharbi are yet to be seen. Over the last several years, East Qalamoun has witnessed almost zero hostilities been rebel groups and pro-government forces and that includes the 7 months since the Syrian Arab Army encircled Free Syrian ...
Beirut, Syria (6:10 P.M.) - The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is rolling inside the Idlib Governorate, today, capturing several sites that were under the control of Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham. Led by the Qalamoun Shield forces of the 3rd Division, the Syrian Arab army advanced from the recently captured town of Balil ...
Beirut, Lebanon (9:55 P.M.) - The jihadist rebels of Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham suffered several setbacks along the Hama-Idlib axis, Saturday, as the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) scored a large advance at the provincial border. Led by the 4th Division and Qalamoun Shield forces, the Syrian Arab army began the ...
Beirut, Lebanon (11:10 A.M.) - The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a powerful assault this morning at the eastern and western axes of Al-Rahjan, targeting the al-Qaeda linked Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham's last positions around the town. Led by their Qalamoun Shield forces of the 3rd Division, the Syrian ...
Ankara (Reuters) - A high-level defector from Kurdish-led forces that captured the Syrian city of Raqqa from Islamic State has recanted his account of the city's fall, saying thousands of IS fighters - many more than first reported - left under a secret, U.S.-approved deal. Talal Silo, a former commander in the ...
Beirut, Lebanon (4:00 P.M.) - The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched their third attack this week on the strategic town of Al-Rahjan in northeastern Hama, today, targeting the farms at the eastern and western flanks of this jihadist stronghold. Led by their Qalamoun Shield forces of the 3rd Division, the ...
In the video, Daesh showcased the heinous execution of a Syrian fighter pilot that was captured in the eastern Qalamoun region in April 2016. ... At the end of this long video, Da'esh declared victory over their enemies, despite losing almost all of the ground they once occupied in both Syria and Iraq.
Damascus, Syria (12:10 AM) - Video footage has surfaced from the border region between Lebanon and Syria, showing a group of Syrian refugees returning home from the ... From this remote village, access can be gained into Qalamoun, an area in the southwestern Rif Dimashq province of Syria.
Hezbollah became stronger after the Syrian war began, when it joined ... in the Lebanese towns of Arsal and Qalamoun -- Hezbollah and ...
VIDEO: Syrian Army fires massive missiles towards jihadist heartland not ... with elements of the 4th Mechanized Division and Qalamoun Shield ...
Syrian Arab Army reportedly captured Al-Rashadiyah from Hayat Tahrir ... reconciliation in Barzeh and join the SAA 's Qalamoun Shield forces.
Led by the Qalamoun Shield (3rd Division) and 11th Tank Division, the Syrian Arab Army made their first significant push to capture the jihadist ...
Syrian forces stand on a tank next to vehicles waiting to transport ISIL fighters away from Syria's Qalamoun region on August 28, 2017 as part of ...
Led by the Qalamoun Shield and 4th Mechanized Division, the Syrian Arab Army stormed the two villages of Arfah and Al-Rabdeh this morning.
Led by the Qalamoun Shield forces of the 3rd Division, the Syrian Arab Army has surrounded the strategic town of Al-Rahjan from two flanks, ...


 

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