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Syria in Last 24 Hours: Air Force Destroys Terrorists’ Positions in Lattakia

11 September 2015 18:41



The Syrian warplanes pounded the strongholds of Al-Nusra Front terrorist group in the province of Lattakia in the last 24 hours, killing tens of terrorists and injuring dozens more.

The Syrian army destroyed the vehicles and wireless communication stations of the terrorists in the Northern parts of Lattakia.

The Syrian security sources, meantime, announced that more than 44 terrorists were killed in the army’s attacks in Lattakia.

Also in the past 24 hours, some 26 Takfiri terrorists were killed in Syrian military operations in Hama province.

Field sources said that 11 terrorists, including their leader nicknamed “al-Sheikh Sa’ad”, were killed during an operation in Kafar Zeta town in the Northern countryside of Hama. A vehicle equipped with a 14.5 mm machine gun was also destroyed.

Six terrorists from “al-Islam Brigade” terrorist group were also killed in Kasheemeh farm in the outskirts of the town.

The Syrian forces killed nine terrorists, and destroyed their arms and ammunition to the East of al-Qadour gas station in al-Lattamneh town, 35 kilometers to the North of Hama city.

Meantime, the Syrian army targeted positions of the Takfiri terrorists in several areas across the Northern Province of Aleppo and its countryside, inflicting heavy losses on them.

A military source said the army destroyed a number of terrorists’ positions, and killed and injured scores of them in the neighborhoods of al-Jdaida, al-Ramousa, al-Ashrafyia, al-Rashidin 4, al-Sheikh Lutfi, al-Layramoun, Bani Zaid, al-Amiryia, al-Sheikh Ahmed, al-Ridwanyia, al-Halabyia, al-Sheikh Khudir and Ekthar al-Bizar in Aleppo.

A group of terrorists were also killed in military operations in Arbid village, and in the vicinity of the Air Force Academy, 40 km to the East of Aleppo city. Terrorists’ positions and equipment were also destroyed.

Elsewhere, the Syrian government forces destroyed positions of the ISIL terrorists in the Northeastern countryside of Sweida.

The army bombed a hideout of ISIL terrorists with their vehicles in the vicinity of Tal Sa’ad in the Northeastern countryside of Sweida, killing and injuring a large group of terrorists.

Meantime, Israel attacked a position of the Syrian Army in Zabadani that was used by government and Hezbollah’s joint troops to pound terrorists, according to a military source.

The Israeli Air Force has carried out airstrikes against an artillery position of the Syrian Army near the town of Zabadani, around 45 km (28 miles) from Syria’s capital Damascus, a military source told Sputnik.

“Israeli warplanes carried out airstrikes at an artillery position belonging to the Syrian Army,” the source said. “The artillery was used by the army to repel attacks from militants in the eastern part of Zabadani.”

The source added that terrorists attacked Syrian army positions on the east side of Zabadani in the early hours of Thursday. The Syrian military, supported by the artillery shelling, managed to repel the attack after a three-hour battle.

After the Israeli Air Force carried out the airstrike, militants reportedly launched a second assault attempt, also repelled by the government’s forces, according to the source.

The Syrian army and Hezbollah troops on Wednesday completed their mop-up operations in the city of Zabadani that was seized back from the terrorists last week.

“The resistance forces have purged terrorists from Zabadani in a two-day operation,” an informed source told FNA.

The sources added that the terrorists had dug tunnels underneath the buildings in Zabadani to get to other parts of the city.

The Syrian army and popular forces seized the city of Zabadani on September 1.

On Sunday, military sources said that the Syrian Army and the Hezbollah, in their mop-up operations in Zabadani, uncovered one of the largest supply tunnels of rebel groups in Zabadani area.

The sources said that the Syrian Army’s 63rd Brigade of the 4th Mechanized Division – in coordination with Hezbollah, the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP), and the National Defense Forces (NDF) – uncovered one of Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham’s large supply tunnels that stretched from the Beit Al-Dalati neighborhood to the outskirts of Southern Zabadani.

The large tunnel unearthed by the Syrian army and Hezbollah was used by Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham militants to resupply and reinforce their embattled combatants that were completely surrounded by the Syrian Armed Forces and Lebanese Resistance near Zabadani’s city-center.

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