Syria in Last 24 Hours: Air Force Inflicts Heavy Losses on Terrorists’ Positions in Idlib
The Syrian air force destroyed strongholds and vehicles of Al-Nusra Front terrorists in Abu Dhuhour district, Khan Sheikhon, and Bannesh in the countryside of Idlib over past 24 hours.
The Syrian warplanes also inflicted heavy losses on the terrorists’ gathering centers in Tal Salmo, North of Khashir, and al-Majas in the Southeast countryside of Idlib, destroying a number of their vehicles and killing many of them.
Also in the past 24 hours, tens of militants of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) surrendered to the government troops in the city of Zabadani, Syria’s National Reconciliation Committee announced.
A large number of militants laid down arms and surrendered to the Syrian authorities, the Lebanese Al-Hadith news website reported.
FSA’s senior commanders Tareq al-Zin, Ali Morad, Akram al-Hourani, Monir al-Aqa and Abdullah Rahmeh have also surrendered themselves to the Syrian army in Damascus countryside, the report added.
The development came after President Bashar al-Assad in a televised address on Sunday pardoned all soldiers who have fled the army, saying that his words served as a general decree to relevant officials.
Assad said even those who have fought the Syrian army will be pardoned. This was the third general amnesty declared by President Assad in the last four years.
Elsewhere, the Syrian Kurdish forces launched an operation to liberate the strategic city of Sarrin, near Kobani, from the control of the ISIL Takfiri militants, killing 30 terrorists in the early phase of their offensive.
Sarrin city is located Northeast of Aleppo province and South of the city of Kobani.
According to FNA dispatches, the Kurdish forces have launched their offensives on ISIL positions from Jaberia in the East and Arna district in the South, and advanced towards Sarrin town.
The forces killed 30 terrorists, and purged a large part of the town of ISIL militants last night.
Meantime, the Syrian government forces struck a heavy blow at the Takfiri militants in Quneitra.
The army destroyed mortar launch pads and hideouts of al-Nusra Front in the countryside of Quneitra.
The army attacked al-Nusra terrorists’ hideouts in the villages of Jebata al-Khashab and Tranja, about 4km North of Quneitra city, inflicting heavy losses on them.
Sources also said that a group of terrorists were killed in military operations in the forests of al-Huriyeh village in the Northeastern countryside of Quneitra.
Also, the Syrian army troops, backed by the popular defense forces, managed to break the siege imposed by the foreign-backed Takfiri militants on the Southern town of Hadar in the countryside of Quneitra.
According to FNA dispatches, the Druze town of Hadar was besieged by terrorists of the al-Nusra Front.
Earlier, the Syrian army regained control of the strategic hill of Qaba’a Al-Hamriyah, which is overlooking the main routes and roads of Hadar town.
Elsewhere, the Syrian army targeted positions of the Takfiri terrorists in the Southwestern countryside of Damascus, inflicting heavy losses on them.
Scores of al-Nusra terrorists were killed and their arms were destroyed in military operations in Khan al-Sheeh farms and al-Husainieh al-Gharbyia village, sources said.
Meantime, the Syrian army troops and Kurdish fighters made great advances against the ISIL terrorists in the strategic city of Hasaka.