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Syria in Past 24 Hours: Army Kills Over 100 Terrorists

20 September 2015 16:26


Units of the Syrian army in cooperation with the popular defense groups killed at least 100 terrorists in different parts of the country, specially in the coastal province of Lattakia.

A military source said on Saturday that at least 33 terrorists were killed, most of them from Jabhat al-Nusra, in operations carried out by a unit of the army against their hideouts and positions in the camp of al-Atira village in Rabi’aa area, 60 km to the North of Lattakia.

The source added that 7 of the terrorists’ vehicles were destroyed with all arms and ammunition inside them and all terrorists onboard were killed.

A unit of the army also carried out bombardments against positions of the terrorist organizations in al-Souda village in the Northeastern countryside of the province, killing 47 terrorists and injuring others, in addition to destroying their arms and ammunition.

An army unit carried out a special operations against a terrorist group between al-Nawba Mountain and al-Shiekh Said in Salma area, about 48 km to the East of Lattakia city, killing all of its members and destroying a munitions cache.

Later on Saturday, the army launched a series of airstrikes against dens of terrorist organizations in the villages of Rweiset al-Kharb, West of Marj Shili, Akko, Kabani, Kibdin and in Kensabba in Lattakia’s Northeastern countryside.

Several members of Jabhat al-Nusra were killed and a number of vehicles were destroyed.

Also in the past 24 hours, the Syrian armed forces continued combating terrorists in other parts of the country, killing scores of them and injuring others.

Units of the Syrian army, in cooperation with the Lebanese resistance, regained control over more blocks in al-Zabadani in Damascus Countryside.

A military source said that an army unit carried out a swift operation that led to advancing in the direction of al-Aara neighborhood in the Center of al-Zabadani region, eliminating many terrorists in the process, and sending others fleeing from several locations in the area.

The source said that the army established control over a number of blocks in the perimeter of the neighborhood’s square, providing a strategic advantage that will help establish control over the entire neighborhood.

In the Eastern Ghouta part of Damascus Countryside, army units carried out operations against concentrations and movements of members of Jaish al-Islam terrorist organizations in al-Samadi, Southeast of Rahma gas station, and East of Harasta suburbs at the Western outskirts of Douma area.

Sources on the ground said that these operations left many terrorists dead or injured and resulted in destroying their weapons, munitions, and vehicles.

Field sources also refuted allegations of malicious media outlets claiming that Jaish al-Islam had established control over part of the strategic Abu Zeid hill, asserting that these reports are completely baseless and are a desperate bid to raise the terrorists’ morale following the heavy losses they suffered in the past few days, which included leading the death of Mahmoud al-Ajwa Abu Obaidah whom they referred to as the deputy commander of Jaish al-Islam.

Also in Aleppo, an army unit killed and injured a number of terrorists and destroyed their vehicles, some of which equipped with machineguns, and mortar launchers in al-Mansourah village and Khan al-Assal area in the Western and Southwestern countryside of Aleppo province, according to the source.

Another army unit targeted positions of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in Kafr Hamra village in Aleppo’s Northwestern countryside, killing a number of them and destroying their weapons, ammunition, equipment and machinegun-equipped vehicles.

More terrorists were killed and others were injured during army operations that targeted their hideouts in Hareitan town, located on the road leading to Turkey.

Gatherings of terrorists were targeted in al-Ameriyeh village in the Southeastern countryside of the province, while others’ hideouts and positions were hit in al-Sheikh Lutfi village on the Southwestern outskirts of Aleppo city.

In the Eastern countryside of Aleppo, an army unit killed a number of ISIL terrorists and injured others as it targeted their gatherings in the surroundings of the Air Force Academy.

In Aleppo city, the army targeted terrorists’ positions in the neighborhoods of al-Rashidin, Bani zaid, al-Ramouseh, Old Aleppo, al-Lairamoun, Jamiyet al-Zahra, al-Shaar, al-Fardous, al-Kallaseh and al-Sheikh Saeed.

A tunnel dug and used by terrorists in Salah Eddin neighborhood was destroyed.

Also in the past 24 hours, popular defense groups in cooperation with locals in al-Foua’a and Kafriya towns in Idlib countryside thwarted a terrorist attack by Jabhat al-Nusra organization, the so-called Turkistan Islamic Party and Jund al-Aqsa, inflicting heavy losses in personnel and munitions upon them.

Field sources inside al-Foua’a said by phone that the popular defense groups with a coverage by the Syrian Army’s Air Force left hundreds of deaths and injuries in the ranks of Takfiri terrorist organizations during the past 24 hours on the axes of towns and villages of Bennesh, Ma’aret Masreen, Taftanaz, Ram Hamdan, Deir al-Zaghab, al-Sawaghiyeh in the surroundings of Kafriya and al-Foua’a towns.

The sources said that the popular defense groups in Kafriya and al-Foua’a fought the fiercest clashes since the start of the siege on the two towns with terrorist organizations, destroying 12 various vehicles on Taum axis in addition to four armored vehicles and five car bombs.

Terrorist organizations pulled the bodies of many dead and dozens injured terrorists to Ma’aret Masreen town near al-Foua’a before some vehicles came and took them to the Turkish territories, according to the sources.

Meanwhile, terrorist organizations acknowledged on their social media pages that more than 28 of their members were killed, including a leader in Jabhat al-Nusra and leader of the so-called Ansar al-Sham brigades.

Also in Hama, the Syrian Arab Army’s Air Force carried out intensive airstrikes on hideouts of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in the villages of al-Bahsa and al-Enkawi in the Northwestern countryside of Hama province, a military source said.

The source also stated that the Air Force eliminated a number of terrorists from ISIL in an airstrike on one of their gatherings in al-Baroudi farm south of Qasr Ibn Wardan village and destroyed a number of their vehicles along with the weapons and munitions they were carrying.

In the Southern Daraa province, an army unit destroyed 3 of Jabhat al-Nusra and other terrorist organizations’ vehicles and killed a number of their members in al-Nazihin camp and al-Kark neighborhood in Daraa al-Balad.

The army operations against one of the terrorist organizations’ supply routes in al-Manshiyeh neighborhood ended up with the killing and injuring of a number of terrorists and the destruction of their weapons and ammunition.

Meanwhile, terrorist organizations admitted on their social media websites that they have received big losses in personnel and equipment, and the killing of a number of their members, among them Mohanad Naser al-Elian al-Hariri.

Also on Saturday, an army unit targeted the ISIL terrorists in al-Saqiyeh village in the Northeastern countryside of the Southern province of Sweida.

The army operations ended up with the killing and injuring of a number of the ISIL terrorists and the destruction of their vehicle with all weapons and ammunition inside it.

Also in Homs, a unit of the army carried out a series of consecutive operations against hotspots of ISIL terrorists in various areas in the city of Tadmur (Palmyra), a military source said.

The source said that the operations resulted in the death and injury of many terrorists and destroying their hideouts and large amounts of their weapons and munitions.

The army’s Air Force also carried out a series of concentrated airstrikes on gatherings of ISIL terrorists in al-Hail oil field 40km East of Tadmur, inflicting heavy losses in personnel and equipment on the terrorists.

Later, the source said that army units destroyed terrorists’ hideouts in the village of Kafr Nan and al-Kenn Mountain in al-Rastan area in the Northern countryside of the province, killing and injuring a number of terrorists and destroying their weapons and munitions in the process.

Another army unit prevented an infiltration attempt by ISIL terrorists from the direction of al-Sultaniye village towards Abu al-Alaya village in the Northern countryside.

Also in the past 24 hours, a military source said that the Syrian Arab Army’s Air Force carried out a series of concentrated strikes on hideouts and gatherings of ISIL terrorists in the surroundings of Deir Ezzor Military Airport, inflicting losses upon them in personnel, equipment, and vehicles.

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