Army and Lebanese resistance establish control over strategic hill in Qalamoun
The army continued on Friday operations and airstrikes against terrorists’ positions in areas across the country, establishing control over a strategic hill in Qalamoun mountainous region and killing large numbers of ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists during military operations elsewhere.
Army units, in cooperation with the Lebanese resistance, achieved a new progress in the war against terrorist organizations in Qalamoun mountains, establishing full control over Tallit al-Thalaja, a strategic hill in Falita town in Qalamoun northern mountains.
Field sources told SANA that the new military win has crowned a series of operations in the area. Dozens of terrorists were killed, others were injured and all their dens and gatherings were totally destroyed in the operations.
Meanwhile, the Lebanese resistance has restored full control over Shaabit al-Qalaa mountain in Ersal barrens and a part of al-Zimrani crossing point in Qara town.
Also in Damascus Countryside, the Syrian Arab Army’s Air Force carried out a series of airstrikes targeting terrorists’ concentrations, resulting in destroying two artillery emplacements and several dens and killing many terrorists in the areas of Zamalka, Misraba and Jobar, a military source said.
The source added that the Air Force also destroyed terrorists’ dens and two weapons and ammo caches, killing many terrorists in the villages of Beit Teima and Beit Saber in the southwestern countryside, in addition to destroying terrorists’ dens, concentrations, and a stockpile of ammo and rockets in Zebdin and Ein Tarma along with large numbers of terrorists.
SANA’s field correspondent said that an army unit destroyed a rocket launching platform and killed a large number of terrorists in a series of concentrated strikes targeting their hideouts in the eastern mountains and al-Jamiyat neighborhood in al-Zabadani city.
Among the terrorists killed in al-Zabadani were Bassam Damiriye, Ahmad Qassem, Ammar al-Khatib, Sarab Hamdan, and Seifeddin al-Ashrafani.
Army operations also resulted in destroying a gathering of terrorists near al-Jarra roundabout in Douma city, in addition to killing and injuring a number of terrorists in Aaliya farms in the northern outskirts of Douma and destroying mortar launchers in the farms in Harasta area.
The Army targeted with intensive strikes a convoy of vehicles on the road of al-Gharia al-Sharkia-Al-Soura, destroying the convoy and killing all terrorists aboard in Daraa countryside.
Another convoy of vehicles belonging to Jabhat al-Nusra was destroyed on Nahita al-Mliha al-Sharqia road. Large numbers of terrorists were killed.
Army units targeted terrorist organizations’ dens and gatherings in al-Mseifra town and al-Karak al-Sharqi to the northeast of Daraa, killing and injuring many terrorists.
An Army unit carried out an operation against terrorists’ dens in Kahil town, inflicting heavy losses in their ranks.
Another Army unit killed members of a terrorist group and injured others, destroying their weapons and ammunition on Dael-Khirbet Ghazala road and Nahita town.
In Daraa al-Balad, an Army unit launched an intensive strike against a hideout of Jabhat al-Nusra in the area surrounding Bilal al-Habashi Mosque, killing many terrorists and injuring many others.
The Army air force launched strikes against ISIS gatherings in several areas in the southern countryside of Hasaka.
A number of vehicles and dens were destroyed, dozens of terrorists were killed and many others were injured during the strikes.
An Army unit, in cooperation with the popular defense groups, clashed with ISIS terrorists in Jisr Abiad area in the southeast countryside of al-Hasaka, SANA reporter said.
Many terrorists were killed and others injured in the clashes.
In the central province of Homs, Army units eliminated a number of ISIS terrorists in Salam Gharbi and al-Sultania villages to the east of Homs city.
In the eastern countryside of Homs, the Army destroyed terrorists’ vehicles loaded with weapons and ammunition.
Another Army unit destroyed a gathering of terrorists in Taldo in al-Houleh area 20km northwest of Homs city.
Army units killed all members of a terrorist group in Mas’hara village in the countryside of the southern province of Quneitra.
Army units targeted terrorists’ positions in the neighborhoods of Bani Zaid, Salah-Eddin and Qadi Askar in the city of Aleppo.
The Syrian Arab Army’s Air Force destroyed concentrations of terrorists in Oram al-Joz, al-Rami, and Kafr Haya in Idleb countryside, a military source said.
The source added that the Air Force also destroyed a convoy of terrorists’ vehicles between al-Mattaleh and Inata, killing a large number of Jabhet al-Nusra terrorists, in addition to targeting concentrations of Jabhet al-Nusra terrorists in Mu’taram, north of al-Qiyasat checkpoint, and Oram al-Joz quarry with precision strikes, killing and injuring many terrorists and destroying three vehicles equipped with machineguns and two mortar launchers emplacements.
Army units also repelled an attempt by Jabhet al-Nusra terrorists to infiltrate Sanqara village, eliminating scores of terrorists in the surroundings of Hersh Bsanqoul.
A Special Forces unit from the Syrian Arab Army set an ambush for a terrorist group in the surroundings of Sanqara village, killing 8 terrorists and destroying a vehicle equipped with a heavy machinegun, while another Special Forces unit eliminated a number of terrorists and destroys their weapons and equipment in the surroundings of Shalaya village.