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    Syrian Army killed more than 30 militants of Daesh jihadist group, repulsing attacks of the terrorists in the western Syrian province of Hama, local media reported.

    Syrian Army Repulses Daesh Attacks, Kills Some 30 Militants - Reports

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    Syrian Army killed more than 30 militants of Daesh jihadist group, repulsing attacks of the terrorists in the western Syrian province of Hama, local media reported.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The militants attacked the positions of the army near the town of Salamiyah, Syria's government forces killed 35 Daesh fighters in the armed clashes, the SANA news service reported on Saturday, citing a military source.

    The news service added that the militants lost several off-road vehicles with machine guns, as well as cannons and mortars.

    Syria has been mired in civil war since 2011, with forces loyal to President Bashar Assad fighting against a number of opposition factions and extremist groups, including Daesh and the Nusra Front, which are prohibited in many countries, including Russia.

    On Monday, Russia and the United States reached an agreement on the ceasefire in Syria. The ceasefire, which excludes both Daesh and the Nusra Front took effect at midnight on Saturday Damascus time (22:00 GMT on Friday).

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    • jas
      I'm impressed with the Syrian army and its allies, each time I see a photo of them.
    • vendor
      Syria has been mired in civil war since 2011, with forces loyal to President Bashar Assad fighting against a number of opposition factions and extremist groups, including Daesh and the Nusra Front, which are prohibited in many countries, including Russia.

      Duly noted!
    • Ann
      It really sounds like this "cease-fire" was really taken as an opportunity for daesh to try to sneak up while the armies were quiet - apparently they weren't sneaky enough....backfired didn't it, USA?
    • buckwheatisback
      Good work Syrian Army, take no prisoners. Oh I just seen a American made TOW missal take out a Russian T-90 MBT this evening, thank God the crew was able to evac the tank, but hopefully the crew will have a little more respect for some of the weapons that the Saudi's poured into Syria. The TOW is late 70's-early 80's technology and they are still very deadly even to the most advanced armor vehicles of the day.
    • Bob Hofererin reply toAnn (Show commentHide comment)
      sixpack6t9, This is 'good' news. I am rooting for the Syrian Army.
    • Ivan Buckeyein reply tobuckwheatisback(Show commentHide comment)
      buckwheatisback, I think it would be hard to find someone on planet earth who would disagree. Most people that have seen or experienced U.S. weapons will testify to their destructive nature. No doubt. Seems to have been plenty of nations that have felt the wrath and destruction of American weapons over the past four or five decades. Now it's a legacy of enmity.
    • Ivan Buckeye
      Once the rebels are tamped down, the residual will be errant attacks in random cities. Not that Syria can't overcome these foreign mercenaries, but the day to day life will probably be a target of the state financed terrorists . State financed by trouble makers like Saudi Arabia, Qatar, U.A.E., and so on. It will pass on to the places from where they came.
    • ivanwa88
      Part of the rebuild after the dust settles will undoubtedly take that into account by building protective structures to safeguard market places and important facilities.
      A major part of initial employment will be army security guards probably to the tune of at least 60.000 as part of building up Armed forces and getting rid of pockets of terrorists.
    • vendorin reply toIvan Buckeye(Show commentHide comment)
      Ivan Buckeye,

      Rumors swirled around Syria on Saturday that the Syrian government’s only supply route to the Aleppo Governorate was recaptured by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their allies after they secured the integral village of Hammam in northeast Hama. As it turns out; this was not the case, as the so-called “Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham” (ISIS) enjoys full control over the Al-‘Azeeb Checkpoint that is located along the Sheikh Hilal-Ithriyah Road. Despite the news about the government supply route still being cutoff, the Syrian Arab Army’s “Tiger Forces” – in close coordination with Hezbollah, the Republican Guard, and the National Defense Forces (NDF) – were able to capture a number of points along the Sheikh Hilal-Ithriyah Road, leaving only the Al-‘Azeeb Checkpoint under ISIS control.

      www.almasdarnews.com/article/important-government-supply-route-to-aleppo-remains-cutoff-by-isis | Al-Masdar News
    • cast235
      This foreign clowns are all year trying to penetrate Russia. Syria could keep them at bay too.
      But the REAL issue is the taken lands. There by the ocean according to the map. Meaning west held the Leviathan Gas Fields, which is the REAL reason behind all that mess. To send a pipe to E.U and Turkey. Without ASSAD, Russia, .. They want west corporations to open the fields and manage all. Not Russia. Russia is as always the world "BEGGARS".. They get whatever bones west toss out.
      This si why west use terrorists. Ban Ki Moon say only what is told.
      See how FAST all was set up. When Russia tried, no one moved forward. NOT until west said so..
      And that is when west gotten what it went looking for. The Leviathan Gas Fields.

      Russia MUST be very firm. And Syria MUST NOT allow transition governments. But democratic elections. The truce maybe temporary.
      Hopefully, Russia begin to learn to use language in negotiations and NEVER give up NOTHING.
      Time to arm Syria, to defeat DAESH and hold a Turkish Saudi attack if it comes to that. Iran MUST be beef up fast too.
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