Syria in Last 24 Hours: Air Force Destroys ISIL Positions in Aleppo Countryside
The Syrian warplanes razed the Takfiri terrorists’ positions in Jeb al-Safa, Tuloul al-Ne’am, Istabl and Sabeen in the Eastern countryside of Aleppo.
Tens of ISIL terrorists were killed and dozens more were injured in the Syrian airstrikes in Aleppo.
Also in the past 24 hours, the Syrian fighter jets bombed concentration centers and hideouts of the foreign-backed Takfiri militants in Idlib countryside on Saturday, inflicting heavy losses on them.
The airstrikes hit terrorists’ positions in Khan Sheikhoun city, Tal Merei and in the towns of al-Hbeit and al-Tamanaa.
Meantime, a ranking Hezbollah commander was killed during the clashes in Northwestern Syria on Saturday.
Senior Hezbollah Commander Hassan Hossein al-Haj, also known as Abu Mohammad al-Eqleem, has reportedly been killed during the heavy fighting in Idlib countryside.
Reports said the commander was accompanying the Syrian army troops in an operation to win back the town of Mansoureh in Sahl Al-Qab region near Hama province.
Idlib is the scene of heavy fighting between the Syrian and Hezbollah troops who are backed up by the Russian air force and the terrorists who have been occupying part of the province for the some long time now.
Also, a prominent military expert said that the newly-formed Fourth Corps of the Syrian Army will soon earn new gains in the Northern parts of the country.
“The formation of the Syrian Army’s Fourth Corps will result in deep penetration into the Northern areas and collapse of the terrorist groups,” Issa al-Zaher told FNA.
He said the Fourth Corps comprises the Syrian army’s elite forces who are well-experienced in combat under different geographical and climatic conditions, and they are familiar with different kinds of war tactics.
Zaher said that the newly-formed corps of the Syrian army has between 60,000 to 100,000 troops with different expertise.
“The Syrian army’s artillery and missile attacks on the terrorists’ positions in Northern Syria showed that the terrorists have completely lost their power,” he added, the elite force is about to earn major victories in the Northern front in the coming days.
Elsewhere, the Syrian army killed and injured a large number of ISIL and al-Nusra Front militants in Homs province.
The army conducted military operations against ISIL terrorist’s hideouts and movements in the villages and towns of Rasm al-Abd, Habrah al-Gharbiyeh, Um Tweineh and al-Shindakhiyeh al-Shamaliyeh in the Eastern countryside of Homs.
A large group of ISIL terrorists were killed and injured in the operations. Militants’ weapons and ammunition were also destroyed.
Meantime, the Syrian army troops, backed by Russian air force, advanced in the territories under the control of the ISIL in areas near the strategic Kowaires military airbase in Aleppo province.
The army units backed by the Russian fighter jets continued offensives to break the siege of the strategic military airport in the Eastern countryside of the city of Aleppo in Syria.
According to the latest report, the Syrian-Russian joint operations have made gains in their major offensive against the ISIL, and the Syrian army ground troops are now only six kilometers away from the besieged airbase.
Elsewhere, the Russian Air Force pounded the command center of militant groups in Idlib province in Syria.
Several militias, including senior commanders, were killed and wounded during the Russian warplanes’ operation in Idlib province.
Meantime, the Syrian army troops seized back control over a village in the countryside of Hama.
The army troops retook Atshan village in the Northern countryside of Hama a day after they recaptured al-Bahsa village.
Also, the Syrian government troops staged an attack on the concentration centers of the Al-Nusra Front in the Southern Province of Daraa.
The army targeted the al-Nusra terrorists’ positions to the North of Kafer Shams village in the Northern countryside of Daraa.
Several armored vehicles of the Takfiri militants were also destroyed in a military operation in the village of al-Sheikh Miskin, 22 km North of Daraa city.