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Spokesman: Syrian Army Continuing Advance against Terrorists

26 October 2015 21:38



The Syrian troops backed by the country’s air force are continuing their military advances in different parts of Syria, a senior army official announced on Monday.

The Syrian army is making military gains in the Central, Northern, Southern and Eastern parts of Syria, including Lattakia and Deir Ezzur, Syrian army’s General Command Spokesman General Ali Maikhoub said in a statement.

He noted that the army units also continued their operations in Harasta and Nouleh farms in Eastern Ghouta in Damascus Countryside, and took control of more areas in the region after heavy clashes with terrorists.

The Syrian army destroyed the terrorists’ arms and ammunition depot in their operations in Harasta and Nouleh, General Maikhoub said.

He stated that other army units continued their advance towards Jub al-Ahmar and Salma areas in the Northern countryside of Lattakia province, and restored control over a number of hilltops and strategic areas in the regions.

General Maikhoub said that the army units also continued their operations in the Southern countryside of Aleppo province and established control over 50 villages, farms and strategic hills in an area exceeding 120 square kilometers.

“The Syrian troops are currently continuing to hunt down fleeing terrorists in the operations areas,” he added.

He, meantime, declared al-Wadihi and al-Haddadeen as safe zones and asked local resident to return to those towns.

General Maikhoub went on to confirm that the armed forces thwarted repeated infiltration attempts by the ISIL terrorists and destroyed three bomb-laden cars before they could reach military posts in al-Jafra in Deir Ezzur province.

He reiterated that the army will continue fighting terrorist organizations and hunting down their remnants wherever they are across the country until it accomplishes its national duty of eliminating terrorism and restoring security and stability to all parts of Syria.

Today, Syrian fighter jets carried out several sorties of flights over militant positions in Hama and Idlib, and hit their infrastructures hard with a large number of missiles, field sources said.

The sources said that the militants’ strongholds in Jana al-Ilbawi in Hama province were bombed by the Syria warplanes.

In the meantime, the Syrian bombers stormed a concentration center of the terrorist groups in Khan Sheikhoun in the Northwestern province of Idlib, inflicting heavy losses upon them.

Also on Monday, Syrian warplanes bombed the gathering centers of ISIL terrorists in two key areas in Hama countryside, inflicting heavy casualties on the militant group.

The sources said that the ISIL strongholds in Arafeh village and Latmin in the Hama countryside were massively bombed by the Syrian Air Force, which left scores of the terrorists dead and wounded.

An informed source within the Syrian military ranks announced on Sunday that a long convoy of Jeish al-Fateh militant group was targeted and destroyed by the country’s troops in the Northwestern province of Idlib.

The source said that most of the militants’ vehicles, carrying weapons and ammunition, were exploded in the army attack near Slayyia village in Khan Sheikhoun.

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