Syria in Last 24 Hours: Army Continues Mop-Up Operations Countrywide
The army units carried out massive military operations in Homs, Aleppo, Hama, Dara’a and Damascus.
The Syrian army foiled an ISIL car bomb attack against its troops in the Central Province of Homs on Thursday.
Field sources said the army destroyed an ISIL terrorists’ BMB vehicle bomb as the terrorists were targeting the army troops who are advancing towards Al-Quaryatayn city, 85 km Southeast of Homs city.
The army also killed the suicide bomber who was driving the vehicle.
Meanwhile, the Syrian army and the National Defense Forces, backed by the country’s warplanes, resumed their military operations against ISIL terrorists in the Central Province of Homs on Thursday, inflicting heavy losses on them.
The Syrian forces targeted the terrorists supply routes and positions in the vicinity of Al-Quaryatayn town, destroying over 15 militants’ vehicles.
All the terrorists on board were also killed.
The Syrian army and its allies seized full control over a key hilltop to the South of Dadin hills in the Southern parts of Aleppo province that were also captured earlier on Thursday.
Following the destruction of the last remaining positions of the terrorists, the Syrian forces won back Ja’eiri hill to the South of Dadin hills in the Southern countryside of Aleppo.
The Syrian army won back the strategic Dadin hilltops in Aleppo province in a new setback to the Takfiri militants.
The Syrian forces killed and wounded scores of Takfiri terrorists during the liberating operation.
Terrorists are retreating from strategic areas in the Northern Province of Aleppo following the Syrian army attacks on Thursday.
The Syrian troops struck the terrorists heavily and forced them to retreat from the vicinity of (Tall Dadin) Dadin hill in the al-Hader district to the South of Aleppo city and (Tall al-Bakare) al-Bakare hill in the Southern countryside of Aleppo.
The news came as the Syrian army and its allies are advancing from the two hills and destroyed militants’ vehicles.
Government troops advanced in the al-Ghab Plain in Hama province. Dozens of Jeish al-Fath terrorists were killed in the first hours of the clashes.
The Syrian army advanced in the West of Tal Zajram village in al-Ghab Plain West of Hama city.
The army also shelled terrorists’ concentration centers in the towns of al-Qahera and al-Safa, killing and injuring scores of Jeish al-Fath terrorists and destroying a number of their vehicles.
The Syrian army killed at least 14 terrorists, including a senior commander, in military operations in Hama province, where it has expanded the combat zone and lines of engagement.
The army destroyed positions of the so-called “al-Izza Battalions and Brigades Coalition” in Al-Lataminah town to the North of Hama city.
At least 14 terrorists were killed during the attack.
Mohamed Ali al-Raadoun, a ringleader of a terrorist group, was identified among the dead.
The army also destroyed four vehicles in the operation.
The Takfiri terrorist groups acknowledged that over a dozen of their members have been killed in clashes with the Syrian army in Dara’a province on Thursday.
Terrorist groups said on their social media pages that 13 terrorists were killed in several areas in Dara’a countryside.
The groups also published the names of a number of the dead terrorists, including Yousef al-Salmouni, Hayyan al-Zaarour and Shamel Hamoud.
The Syrian army inflicted large casualties on the terrorists as it resumed operations to tighten noose around the Takfiri militants in Damascus province.
The army killed a large group of terrorists, including Ziad Hassoun, in military attacks on their positions in Hamorya town.
Meanwhile, the army fired artillery shells at terrorists in Douma, and killed the terrorists, Adnan al-Nakhar, Ahmad Shihab and Basel al-Za’aem.