Syria in Last 24 Hours: Army Destroys Terrorists’ Strongholds in Homs Province
Tens of the ISIL terrorists were killed and dozens more injured in the village of Jazal near Palmyra in the Syrian airstrikes.
The Syrian warplanes also destroyed vehicles equipped with machineguns and killed 14 terrorists in Dar al-Kubra, including notorious militants Mustafa al-Masri and Khaled al-Turki.
Also in the past 24 hours, the Syrian army and the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement purged further regions of Takfiri terrorists around the city of Zabadani in Damascus province.
The army units and Hezbollah fighters purged terrorists from Al al-Beit mosque and al-Azimeh street and the surrounding buildings.
The Syrian military sources said that the militants who are besieged in Zabadani, specially Ahrar al-Sham terrorists, are in a very bad situation.
Also, four Takfiri terrorists surrendered to the government troops in Zabadani region after dozens of their comrades were killed during the clashes there.
Some 4 Ahrar al-Sham militants laid down arms and surrendered to the Syrian authorities in Zabadani on Saturday, military sources told FNA.
The terrorists’ surrender came after ceasefire negotiations between the militants and the Syrian government in Zabadani failed.
Elsewhere, the popular forces of the Shiite-populated towns of Kafraya and Fuaa in Idlib province made gains against the Takfiri terrorists.
The resistance forces defending the Shiite towns in Idlib managed to capture a tank and armored vehicle of the Jeish al-Fath terrorist group, a coalition of 13 terrorist groups led by Al-Nusra Front militant group.
The popular forces’ attack came in response to Jeish al-Fath’s attacks on their military positions and checkpoints in al-Savaqieh region.
Also, the Syrian army repelled the third attempt of the rebel groups to capture Thalah airbase and pushed them to flee the battlefield.
For the third day in a row, the Free Syrian Army’s (FSA) “Southern Front Brigades” – led by Jeish Al-Yarmouk and the 1st Brigade – targeted the strategic Thalah airbase in Sweida Governorate, military sources said.
They also attacked the civilian-led “National Defense Forces” (NDF) at the hilltop of Tal Sheikh Hussein (West of Tha’lah village), where they engaged in a long and bloody firefight for control of this hill on the border of Dara’a and Al-Sweida.
Following the assault on Tal Sheikh Hussein, the FSA’s Southern Front Brigades took the National Defense Forces’ frontlines and carryout an assault on the Thalah airbase’ Western perimeter; however, once again, the 1st Brigade and Jeish Al-Yarmouk were unable to bypass the fierce resistance of the Syrian soldiers protecting the positions located 15km from Sweida City.
As a result of the failed infiltration into the Thalah Military Airport, the FSA’s Southern Front Brigades withdrew to the other side of the Dara’a-Sweida border; this withdrawal was accelerated due to the relentless airstrikes of the Syrian fighter jets.
Meantime, informed sources said that at least seven ISIL terrorists were killed in clashes with the militants of al-Shamiya Front in the Northern countryside of Aleppo, North of Syria.
The sources said that fierce clashes took place in the vicinity of Marea town North of Aleppo, where rebel fighters of Shamiya Front reportedly killed seven members of the ISIL Takfiri terrorist group and took several others as hostages.
“Al-Shamiya fighters repelled a major attack by the ISIL militants on the strategic town of Marea. They destroyed three ISIL vehicles, killed seven militants and took 11 others as hostages,” the sources said.
The rebels have also attacked ISIL-held villages of Harbal, Sandaf, Kafrah and Harjal in the Northern countryside of Aleppo.
Also, clashes erupted between the ISIL terrorists and other Takfiri militants in Aleppo on Friday, leaving at least 47 militants dead, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Twenty militants were killed in the clashes throughout Friday, along with 27 ISIL terrorists, the Britain-based Observatory said.
The fighting centered on the town of Marea.
The Observatory said fighting was ongoing around the town as well in villages in the surrounding area.