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The recent victories of the Syrian government forces in Eastern Aleppo, especially the liberation Hanano Housing Project, have pushed Jeish al-Fatah to the threshold of complete failure, a field source said Sunday.
The source said advances of the Syrian Army troops and popular forces in the district of Jabal (mount) Badrou earlier today, seizure of Hanano Housing Project district on Saturday and taking control over more positions in al-Ard al-Hamra district have pushed the terrorist front in the Eastern part of Aleppo city into unavoidable failure.
The source added that imminent liberation of Jabal Badrou by the army men is also expected any moment.
After the capture of Hanano Housing Project by the army soldiers, the terrorist groups retreated towards nearby districts, including the districts of al-Heidariyeh and al-Sakhour.
Fierce clashes are currently underway between the government forces and terrorists near the districts of al-Heidariyeh and al-Sakhour and the army men are about to free these districts too, according to two army officers.
“Exit of a number of civilians from al-Heidariyeh district has made the terrorists so nervous and disappointed that some of them have decided to hand over this district to the army soldiers,” they added.
The army is also about to carry out a large-scale offensive towards terrorists’ positions in the district of al-Sakhour that is one of the main strongholds of the terrorist groups and has witnessed popular protests calling for the exit of terrorists from this district.
A field source disclosed earlier today that hundreds of fresh soldiers have arrived in Aleppo city to join the Syrian government forces’ operation in the Eastern districts of the city.
“Approximately a thousand fresh soldiers have joined the Syrian army to accelerate government forces’ advances against Jeish al-Fatah in Aleppo city and hit terrorists’ positions in several flanks,” the source said.
The source said that several thousand army soldiers, including Tiger Forces and Desert Hawks, have joined the pro-government forces in Aleppo in recent months, “while more fresh soldiers will arrive in Aleppo in coming weeks.”
Another military source also disclosed that the army men are fully ready to enter the Eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo city, adding that the army commandoes and special forces have been deployed in positions overlooking the Eastern districts of Aleppo and are waiting for their commanders’ order to start operations.
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Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mikdad warned the Turkish government to immediately withdraw its military forces from Syria.
“Turkey should immediately retreat from the Syrian territories, and as long as Turkey continues occupation of the Syrian lands, the regional situation will not improve,” Mikdad told al-Mayadeen news channel on Sunday.
He referred to Turkey’s protest at the death and injury of a number of its military men in Syria’s al-Bab city, and said, “The Turks should protest at themselves since the incident has happened inside the Syrian territories.”
The Turkish military announced in a statement that three of its soldiers have been killed and 10 more wounded in Syria by an air strike allegedly launched by Syrian government forces.
A statement from the Turkish armed forces on its website said that the attack occurred at 3:30am local time [00:30 GMT] on Thursday.
“In the air strike assessed to have been by Syrian regime forces, three of our heroic soldiers were killed and 10 soldiers wounded, one seriously,” it said in the statement.
It did not say where the attack occurred, but Turkish news media said the location was near the northern Syrian city of al-Bab.
In response, the Syrian army denied any such attack, stressing that no Syrian or Russian fighter jet has attacked Turkish army positions in Northwestern Aleppo.
“No Syrian or Russian aircraft bombed the Turkish army (positions) near (the town of) al-Bab on November 23rd – all reports claiming otherwise are lies,” massdar news quoted the official as saying.
“Turkey is planning something in East Aleppo and using this alleged attack as a ploy to escalate the situation,” he added.
In relevant remarks on Saturday, a senior member of the Syrian Parliament warned Ankara of the dire consequences of Turkish military interference in Northern Syria, warning that Damascus and Baghdad will give a crushing response to such invasions.
Mohammad Jalal Midou warned Turkey of the negative impacts of its continued military interferences in Northern Syria, and added, “Ankara should know that Syria and Iraq have not thus far disclosed their winning card in battlefields against the Turkish military invasion and when the card is played Ankara’s situation will be totally changed.”
“The plan of the UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura to grant autonomy to the Eastern regions of Aleppo was dismissed and now we should wait for another envoy who would step in to comply with the policies and aspirations of the new US administration,” he further added.
“Donald Trump’s administration will have major differences with Barak Obama’s,” the legislator added.
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Comprehensive military campaign to liberate the Northern Iraqi city of Mosul continued on Sunday with volunteer forces managing to seize back more strategic villages West of the ISIL-held city.
Hashd Al-Shaabi Wins Back More Villages West of Mosul
The Iraqi volunteer forces (Hashd al-Shaabi) managed to make rapid advances since the start of the fifth phase of their military operations in regions West of Mosul and seized back more strategic villages near the city of Tal Afar.
“The Iraqi volunteer forces have regained control of Tal Samir, Tal Abtan, Northern Tal Samir, Um Nakhileh and Lower Um al-Hajirat Northwest of Tal Afar,” the Arabic-language media quoted informed sources as saying on Sunday.
Earlier on Sunday, Hashd al-Shaabi also took back Maflakieh, al-Fatseh and al-Ajbouri on the Western side of Mosul.
Iraqi Forces Win Back 2 More Villages, Kill 86 ISIL Terrorists
The Iraqi volunteer forces seized back two more villages West of Mosul, and managed to kill tens of ISIL terrorists in the Southern and Western flanks of the city.
The Hashd al-Shaabi won back al-Maliha and Tal Fares villages West of Mosul.
Battlefield sources said heavy fighting is currently underway in regions West of Mosul city between the Iraqi volunteer forces and the ISIL militants.
Meantime, the Iraqi fighter jets targeted the terrorists’ military positions near Mosul, killing 54 ISIL terrorists in al-Masayed region South of the city.
Also, 32 other ISIL terrorists were killed in the Iraqi warplanes’ airstrikes in areas West of Mosul.
The Iraqi forces also destroyed two bomb-laden vehicles of the ISIL in al-Masayed region.
112 Iraqi Families Flee ISIL in Hawija
Iraq’s Kirkuk Police Chief announced that 112 civilian families arrived in the safe areas of Kirkuk after fleeing from Hawija district which is still held by the ISIL terror group.
“Today, 112 families, mostly women and children, arrived in the areas Southwest of Kirkuk, after fleeing from the ISIL-held Hawija district (55 km Southwest of Kirkuk),” Sarhad Qader said, Bas News reported.
He continued by saying that the Kurdish Peshmerga forces have received and provided them with water, food and much needed medicines.
The district of Hawija and other areas Southwest of Kirkuk are still under the control of ISIL, with the Iraqi army currently focusing on central Mosul in Northern Iraq.
PMF Frees Dozens of Families from ISIL’ Grip in Tal Afar
The spokesman for Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units, PMF, Ahmed al-Asadi announced the liberation of dozens of families from ISIL grip in the areas of Tal Afar.
Al-Asadi said in a statement that “with the launch of the fifth phase of the PMF’s operations West of Mosul, our troops were able to liberate hundreds of kilometers and impose full control over many areas”, Badr News reported.
The PMF spokesman said that “The popular mobilization units have provide relief aid for more than 2,500 citizen near Tal Afar as freed dozens of families were under the grip of ISIL terror group”.
Iraqi Forces Discover ISIL’s Databank Near Mosul
The Iraqi security forces disclosed that the country’s joint military forces have discovered an important electronic archive of the ISIL terrorist group in areas captured South of Mosul.
“This data bank of the ISIL was discovered in Omar Kan village South of Mosul city,” the Arabic-language al-Sumeriyah news channel quoted an unnamed security source as saying on Sunday.
The source noted that the databank has been found in one of headquarters of the ISIL and contains a number of computers, financial documents and dossiers as well as sales and rent contracts.
16 Iraqi Civilians Killed in ISIL Mortar Attack on Residential Buildings in Mosul
At least 16 civilians lost their lives in a mortar attack by members of the ISIL terrorist group on residential neighborhoods in the Northern Iraqi city of Mosul, which government forces and allied fighters are trying to recapture from the militants.
Iraqi military and hospital officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the civilians were killed when several mortar shells fired by the terrorists struck areas across the city, located some 400 kilometers North of the capital, Baghdad, presstv reported.
The bodies of the victims have been brought to military hospitals in Eastern Mosul, the officials added.
Iraqi Army Seizes Back More Regions East of Mosul, Controls 50 Percent of Nineveh Province
The Iraqi army seized back several more regions East of Mosul and came in control of over half of Nineveh province after killing and injuring dozens of ISIL terrorists in heavy clashes.
The Iraqi government troops seized back al-Amn, al-Karameh and al-Khazra housing complexes East of Mosul.
The Iraqi forces also took control of the old building of Radio Mosul on Saturday.
Informed battlefield sources, meantime, announced that the Iraqi army could kill at least 143 ISIL terrorists in the course of its operations in the surrounding areas of Mosul.
Two Mass Graves of Ezadi Bodies Found near Iraq’s Mosul
Two mass graves of at least 18 members of Iraq’s Ezadi minority, thousands of whom were killed and kidnapped by ISIL, discovered as security forces fight to dislodge the militants from Mosul, a local official said.
Kurdish peshmerga forces found the grave near the Shababit junction in Northwestern Iraq while scouting the area, saying it contained bones and identity cards that appeared to have been covered over with sandy earth by a bulldozer, the Daily Star reported.
ISIL systematically killed, captured and enslaved thousands of Ezadis in the summer of 2014 as they overran the Sinjar area, where many of them lived. United Nations investigators have said that constitutes genocide.