Militants shelled the city of Suweida in southern Syria

Militants opened rocket fire on the quarters of the city of Suweida in southern Syria, information about the victims has not been reported, the Syrian national agency SANA reports on Monday.

On Sunday, the terrorists shot at Suwayd more than three times. As a result, a child was killed and three others were taken to the hospital.

Mortar shelling on Sunday was the settlement of Hauran in the province of Suweida.

According to the agency, the militants are firing from the settlements they captured in the east of the province of Deraa.

The city of Deraa itself is subject to shelling of terrorists almost daily. Information about the dead and wounded civilians comes from the central hospital on a regular basis.

The Syrian agency earlier reported that the artillery of government forces in Deraa and Suweida responded to the actions of terrorists, suppressing their firing positions.

The southern (south-western) regions of Syria, which include Deraa, Quneitra and Suweida and are adjacent to the borders of Israel and Jordan, are part of the de-escalation zone created in July 2017 by agreement between Russia, the United States and Jordan. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad stated at the same time that the scenario of the liberation of the south of Syria has not yet been determined: either a peaceful solution or a military one.


“There is nothing secret here.” Military expert on the return of the Ka-52 from Syria


Crews of two Ka-52 helicopters returned from Syria to Russia, the Russian Defense Ministry said. Military expert Alexander Zhilin on air radio Sputnik expressed the opinion that Russia shows an example of the openness of its actions in the UAR.

Crews of two helicopters and Ka-52 combat vehicles were delivered to Russia after carrying out tasks in Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

According to the military department, on the eve of the airfield at Khmeimim helicopters were prepared for the transport of aircraft by military transport aircraft and loaded into the An-124 Ruslan.

The helicopter pilots and combat vehicles will return to the airfields of the base at the points of permanent deployment, added in the message.

In total, eleven combat aircraft and helicopters returned to Russia from Syria in the past week.

In addition, from Syria, the specialists of the flight crew who served Russian aircraft at the Khmeimim airfield returned to the points of permanent deployment.

Commenting on this message on Sputnik radio, the military expert, head of the Center for the Study of Public Applied Problems of National Security, retired colonel Alexander Zhilin, noted that Russia demonstrates full openness in Syria.

“The return of the helicopters indicates that the combat missions that were put before these crews have already been accomplished: the destruction of terrorists, their facilities and so on. Or it may be due to routine work that can not be done in the field. This is a workflow, there is nothing secret. The Ministry of Defense demonstrates full openness of actions in Syria – unprecedented openness. While our “partners” do not report at all how many combat equipment they have there, what tasks are being carried out. In this respect, Russia shows a remarkable example of how to combat terrorism. Not everyone is alone and not so when one uses terrorists as weapons, and others destroy them, because they understand that this is a threat to the whole world, “said Alexander Zhilin.

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Russian military reported on the destruction of dozens of militants in Syria


Government forces, together with the “Syrian Free Army” (SSA) formations and with the support of the Russian Air Force, reflected the offensive of the “Jebhat An Nusra” * in the southern zone of de-escalation, the Russian Center for Reconciliation of Warring Parties reported.

It is specified that the terrorists attacked the settlements that had voluntarily transferred to the side of the legitimate government.

As a result of the clashes, the militants lost three armored cars, 14 pick-up trucks with large-caliber machine guns and up to 70 people killed. Among the servicemen of the Syrian army there are no losses, it is still unknown whether there are losses from the SSA.

On the eve of the government troops voluntarily crossed the settlement of Et-Tubba in the province of Deraa. Thus, there are already twelve such settlements in the southern zone.

The Center for the Reconciliation of Warring Parties organized the delivery of humanitarian aid to residents. Today, three UN convoys are due to arrive in El-Bustan, Jasim and Taipei.


The Syrian army cleared the IG from the IG on the border with Iraq


Government forces of Syria cleared the “Islamic State” terrorist group * part of the desert area of ​​almost 2,000 square kilometers west of the city of Al-Bukemal on the border with Iraq, according to a statement by the Syrian army.

“Our army units deployed in the province of Deir ez Zor liberated a territory of 1,800 square kilometers and reached the Iraqi border at the 400 point west of Al Buquemal after the liquidation of a large number of IG terrorists in the desert of Deir ez Zor “, – reported The command of the Syrian army announced the release of terrorists from the IG * part of the desert 2,500 square kilometers east of Palmira and south of the settlement of Hmeima – the territory between the provinces of Homs and Deir ez 460 people went through the humanitarian corridor Tell-Sultan-Abu-Ed-Duhur from the de-escalation zone in Idlib for a day, the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of Warring Parties in Syria reported. “Joint efforts of Russia, Turkey and Iran continue to stabilize the situation in the Idliba zone of deescalcas ia, civilians return to their homes in the province of Aleppo. Over the past day, 465 people have come out through the humanitarian corridor of Tell-Sultan-Abu-Dhuhir, “the report says. It is reported that 179 people, including 93 children, received medical assistance during the withdrawal of refugees.