The FSA of the Southern Front gained full control al-Ahmar hill near Khan Arnabeh following fierce battles against Assad forces within the battle of Wa Bashir al-Sabireen it launched several days ago. Meanwhile, Southern Front Factions of the FSA targeted regime premises in al-Ba’ath City, Khan Arnabeh, Tal Bazaq, and Tal al-Sha’ar in the middle sector using artillery and mortars achieving direct hits.
Clashes broke out between al-Tawheed Army and regime forces backed by Shabiha and Hezbollah militias at the southern front of Talbiseh city. Additionally, a number of regime militants were killed and five regime vehicles were destroyed following an ambush by Ahrar al-Sham Movement near Snede village on Homs-Salamiyeh road. The Movement also targeted regime premises in the villages of Qirmis and Maryameen west of al-Houleh using mortars and heavy machine guns. In the meantime, Homs Liberation Movement of the FSA in collaboration with military factions operating in Aqrab town foiled regime forces’ attempt to storm the town amid Russian airstrikes and regime artillery shelling.
Suqour al-Ghab Gathering of the FSA announced targeting regime and Shabiha locations in Mourek city and Tal al-Hammamiyat in the northern countryside using heavy artillery. It also targeted a building housing Russian, Iranian and Syrian experts at al-Masharea’ checkpoint killing and wounding many of them.
Ahrar al-Sham Movement fired more than fifty Grad missiles at Hmeheem airport where Russian forces are positioned in Jableh city. According to the Movement, thirteen vehicles loaded with casualties and injured fighters were spotted leaving the airport after the HQ inside the airport was hit.
Aleppo: Aleppo Liberation Operations Room captured a building housing regime troops in al-Safa area in Karm al-Jabal neighborhood following clashes that left several regime soldiers killed. In the meantime, Division 16 of the FSA operating within Aleppo Liberation Operations Room targeted regime fortifications at al-Ashrafiyeh front using SPG-9 guns. It also targeted Shabiha locations in the neighborhood using Jahannam launchers achieving direct hits. Meanwhile, Nour Eddin Zinki Movement mortared regime locations at al-Ramousah front. Eastern Region Al-Raqqa: A group of al-Raqqa elderly dignitaries announced forming al-Asha’er Army (The Tribal Army) to battle the regime and ISIS in al-Raqqa. The commander of the Army in Tal Abyad, Abeid Khalil al-Khalaf al-Hassan, said that “the Army is formed of 2,000 fighters from Tal Abyad, and they are equipped with light and medium weapons. The fighters are positioned alongside Thuwar al-Raqqa Brigade fighters at the northern countryside fronts to battle ISIS”. Thuwar al-Raqqa Brigade commander Abu Issa said that “al-Asha’er Army is affiliated with the Brigade and its task is to support it.” The commander also confirmed that the Army is not funded by external parties.
Deir Ezzour ISIS cordoned al-Sukkariyeh area west of al-Bukamal city in the eastern countryside, and erected checkpoints inside it. It also executed Hamad al-Raja al-Mashahadani, commander of Ahrar al-Mashahdeh Brigade of the FSA, after one year of detention.
Russian air strikes
Idlib: Two Russian air strikes targeted the town of Madarjana on the outskirts of Ihsim city in Idlib countryside wounding a number of civilians. The first air strike killed a number of civilians, according to RFS Media Office correspondent. The second one targeted the same area as medical teams were trying to rescue the wounded which caused more injuries and casualties among civilians and paramedics. Our reporter confirmed the death of eleven people so far, including nine family members, a Civil Defense worker and a volunteer paramedic.
Lattakia: Russian air strikes carried out a large number of air strikes on the villages and towns of Lattakia countryside today, according to RFS Media Office correspondent in the area. The air strikes targeted FSA-controlled villages of Khan al-Jouz and al-Birnas, in addition to several areas on Mounts al-Turkman and al-Akrad. The FSA used anti-aircraft machine guns in an attempt to stop these airstrikes. Our correspondent added that the Russian warplanes also targeted Médecins Sans Frontières hospital in Lattakia countryside which hospitalizes civilians and displaced people. In each Russian air strike two warplanes fly together targeting civilian in the area, however, no civilian injuries have been reported today so far.