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Syria in Past 24 Hours: Abdullah Al-Muhaysini, Aides Come under Air Force Raids in Hama

TEHRAN Abdullah Muhammad al-Muhaysini, the commander and Mufti (religious leader) of Tahrir al-Sham Hay'at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front), and a group of his associates came under Syrian Air Force attacks in Northern Hama, media reports said Wednesday.


The Arabic-language Moraseloun News Website quoted battlefield sources as saying that the Syrian fighter jets heavily pounded the military positions and movements of Tahrir al-Sham terrorists in Northern Hama and Southern Idlib.

The news website underlined that several companions of Abdullah al-Muhaysini were killed and wounded in the airstrikes.

Meantime, sources affiliated to the terrorist groups disclosed that a close associate of al-Muhaysini, nom de guerre Abu Assad, has been killed while there are no reports on the fate and conditions of al-Muhaysini.

The sources also underlined that the Syria airstrikes on Abdullah al-Muhaysini came as he and his men were preparing to check digging tunnels and reinforce terrorists' military positions near the contact lines with the Syrian Army in Hama and Idlib.

The Arabic-language al-Watan newspaper also quoted a battlefield source as saying that the Syrian fighter jets raided the military positions of Tahrir al-Sham and other terrorist groups around Mourek, al-Zuka, Hasraya and al-Arabaein in Northern Hama and near Khan Sheikhoun, al-Latamineh, Sakik, Tara'a and near Taftnaz in Southern Idlib, killing tens of terrorists, including several of their commanders.

Meantime, nine civilians were killed and wounded in terrorists' rocket attacks on residential areas in the towns of Jourin and Ain Salimu in Northern Hama.

Deir Ezzur

The US-backed Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) has stolen at least $100 million from the recent financial assistance provided by Riyadh government, media reports disclosed on Wednesday.

The Arabic-language al-Watan newspaper quoted dissident sources as saying that the SDF has robbed $100 million from a hefty sum paid by Saudi Minister Samer al-Sahban during his recent visit to the Eastern regions of Syria.

It noted that Saudi Arabia had paid the sum to buy the companionship of the tribal leaders of Eastern Syria on the pretext that it was an aid to those tribes whose farms Raqqa, Deir Ezzur and Hasaka had been ruined during the recent SDF war with the ISIL.

After the SDF withheld the huge sums paid by Riyadh, it also forced the administrative employees of those regions to levy tax from the local people.

The sources pointed to people's fury over SDF's measures, and said corruption, plundering and robbery of people's assets in the occupied areas have considerably increased.


The Turkish Army provided backup for terrorist groups in their attacks on the Syrian Army' in Northern Lattakia, media reports said.

The Arabic-language website of the Russian Sputnik News Agency quoted a Syrian Army military source as saying that Turkistani Party, Harasoddin and Ansar al-Tawhid terrorist groups severely pounded the Syrian Army's military positions in al-Darreh and Atireh towns in Northern Lattakia.

It noted that the terrorist groups, stationed in Southwestern Idlib near the border with Turkey, pounded the Syrian Army's military positions in al-Darreh and Atireh with artillery and rockets.

The source noted that most of the artillery attacks on the Syrian Army's military positions were carried out from inside Turkey, and said that the Syrian Army made a tactical retreat from its positions as clashes intensified, but retook the positions and cleansed the terrorists from the region in a counterattack.

Meantime, a Turkish Army military convoy comprising 50 armored vehicles and commando forces were dispatched to Hatay province along Turkey's Southern borders with Idlib province.

A Turkish Army's military source told Sputnik news agency that new military equipment have been dispatched by the Turkish Army to areas under the Turkish Army's control in the demilitarized zone in Northern Syria.

The sourced pointed to the presence of a large number of Turkish soldiers in the region, and claimed that in case of any aggression on the Turkish Army it will carry out fresh military operation in the region.

The Turkish Army has attacked the Syrian Army's military positions in Northern Syria after it claimed that its troops had come under attack in that region.

Source: Fars News Agency