Government troops, allied forces kill scores of militants across Syria
Army units in Syria have carried out widespread operations across the country, killing scores of militants.
At least 40 Takfiri terrorists, most of them said to be from the foreign-backed Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization, were among those killed on Saturday in a joint operation carried out by a Syrian army unit and the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement in the southwestern city of Zabadani.
A military source told official Syrian news agency SANA that several terrorists were also wounded and a large amount of weapons, ammunition and equipment belonging to the terrorist forces destroyed in the operation.
In the city of Aleppo, many members of the Jabhat al-Nusra were killed, and their arms and ammunition destroyed in the neighborhoods of al-Rashidin, Old Aleppo, al-Sukkari, Bani Zaid.
Army units also killed and wounded a number of terrorists and destroyed their vehicles in the cities of al-Atareb and Daret Ezza and the villages of al-Mansoura, Anjara, Khan Touman in Aleppo Province.
In the same province, army units targeted terrorists in their hideouts, killing all the Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in the villages of Ebtin, al-Wudeiha and al-Ameriyeh.
Special army units also targeted terrorist hideouts in Khawabi al-Assal and Khan al-Assal in the southwestern countryside of Aleppo and killed the terrorists in the city of Azaz and the towns of Hreitan and Biyanoun on the international road leading to Turkey.
Army units targeted the hideouts of Takfiri ISIL terrorists in the vicinity of Air Force Academy in the eastern countryside of Aleppo, killing a number of them.
In Idleb Province, over a dozen Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists were killed in an operation carried out by an army unit around al-Sararif in Jisr al-Shughour.
An army unit, in joint operation with the popular defense forces, destroyed an ISIL hideout in al-Mayadeen town in the countryside of the eastern Deir Ezzor Province.
Saudi national among dead terrorists
Over a dozen terrorist leaders, some of them foreigners, were among those killed. Saudi national Bandar Hamed Abdullah al-Zaydeh was among the dead terrorists.
Foreign-backed terrorists began their deadly campaign in Syria in March 2011. The militancy by the Takfiri groups has so far claimed the lives of over 230,000 people, according to the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
The UN says over 7.2 million people have also been internally displaced, while more than three million others have fled to other countries due to the intolerable conditions caused by the crisis.