Syria in Last 24 Hours: Army Inflicts Heavy Losses on Terrorists in Several Provinces
Tens of terrorists were killed and dozens more were wounded in the Syrian army’s military operations across Syria on Friday.
The Syrian army killed tens of Takfiri terrorists and wounded dozens more in a counteroffensive in the Lattakia province on Friday.
The Al-Nusra Front terrorists stationed near the strategic region of Salma attacked the Syrian army’s positions in Kafar Dalbeh village, but were repelled.
The army troops pushed the militants to a region located between Salma and Kafar Dalbeh and then pounded them with missiles and mortar shells, killing all of them, FNA dispatches from the battlefield said.
The Syrian army is still in full control over the farms and buildings surrounding the Salma region.
The Syrian army and the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance forces opened their way into the strategic town of Khan Touman in the province of Aleppo on Friday.
The army and the resistance forces killed hundreds of the foreign-backed terrorists in the battle over capturing Khan Touman.
Heavy clashes between the Syrian army and the terrorists are currently underway in Khan Touman.
Battlefield reports said the army and the resistance forces have earned the upper hand and seem to take full control of Khan Touman in the coming hours.
Fierce clashes in at least four districts in the Northern Aleppo city between the Syrian Army troops and the militants of the al-Nusra Front ended in heavy casualties of the terrorist group, field sources said.
The sources said that Assakhour, Ramouseh, Karm Houmid and Karm al-Tarab in the Aleppo city were the scenes of heavy clashes between the Nusra militants and the Syrian soldiers, in which Nusra suffered heavy death toll.
The Syrian Army announced that its forces carried out a wide-scale operation against the strongholds of the al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Front in the Southern parts of the Northwestern province of Idlib, killing at least 11 terrorists.
The army said that al-Nusra Front sustained heavy death toll as a resulted of massive attack of the Syrian soldiers on their positions in Kfarsijneh and Maaret Hermeh villages.
The sources further confirmed death of over 11 Nusra militants in the abovementioned battlefields.
Military sources in the Northwestern province of Idlib said that at least 23 militants were killed in the Syrian Army’s offensives in Kansafra village.
The gathering centers of the militant groups came under vast offensives of the Syrian army troops near Kansafra village, leaving over 23 militants dead and many others wounded.
All members of a terrorist group were killed in the Syrian Army attack in Western parts of Mzeirib town in Southern Dara’a province, local officials declared on Friday.
The sources said that the militants’ gathering centers in the Northwestern parts of Dara’a in Mzeirib town were massively raided by the army troops, leaving all members of the group dead.
Dozens of ISIL militants were killed or wounded in fierce clashes with the Syrian National Defense Forces (NDF) in the desert town of Maheen.
Local sources said that the ISIL terrorists’ positions in Maheen in vast desert of the Central Homs province were massively targeted by the NDF fighters, which left tens of the militants dead or wounded.
The Syrian Army announced on Friday that its forces with heavy backup of the Russian fighter jets pushed back the ISIL militants near al-Bayarat in the Central Homs province and retook full control over the area.
The sources said that the Syrian Army’s 67th Brigade of the 18th Tank Division, in coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF) of Sadad, Liwaa Suqour Al-Sahra (Desert Hawks Brigade), and the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP) of Sadad, began their assault at the Eastern groves of Al-Bayarat, where they targeted the ISIL frontline in order to regain control of the road leading to the ancient city of Palmyra.
At least 56 militants were killed and many others were wounded in the Syrian Army’s operation near the strategic Marj al-Sultan airport.
Military sources said that the militants of al-Nusra Front and Jeish al-Islam sustained heavy casualties in the government forces’ offensive and fled the battlefield after leaving over 56 dead members behind.
The Syrian forces also retook full control over new blocks of buildings in Nawla in Eastern Ghouta from the militants after killing and wounding scores of them.
ISIL Executes Own Militants in Raqqa
ISIL executed tens of its own militants after they tried to defect the terrorist group and flee the battlefield in Raqqa under Russian airstrikes.
Over 200 militants from Chechnya and the Central Asian countries were executed by the ISIL after they tried to defect and join the Al-Nusra Front, the Arabic-language Russiya al-Youm quoted a former ISIL commander who recently defected the terrorist group as saying.
He said that the defectors were headed to a natural hole in the ground in the countryside of al-Raqqa where they were murdered and their bodies dumped.
“Another 21 militants of Caucasian nationalities were gunned down by ISIL in August after they left their guard posts,” the defector commander said.
He noted that the 21 were executed militants with heavy machineguns before they could escape the battle over Aleppo’s military airport.