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Syria in Last 24 Hours: Army, Air Force Crush Militants’ Positions in Key Provinces

5 December 2015 9:03

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The Syrian army backed by Hezbollah fighters and the Russian air force destroyed terrorists’ positions in Dara’a, Aleppo, Homs, Lattakia and Hama provinces over the past 24 hours.

Dozens of terrorists were killed and many more were wounded in the Syrian army’s military operations across Syria on Friday.

Dara’a

The Syrian army inflicted heavy losses on the Al-Nusra Front and other Takfiri terrorist groups in heavy clashes with them in Dara’a al-Mahatta district of the city of Dara’a.

The army units killed tens of Takfiri terrorists and destroyed their arms and ammunition depots in Bursa Square in Dara’a al-Mahatta.

The Syrian army also destroyed the gathering centers of the Takfiri terrorists in al-Nazihin camp of Dara’a al-Balad neighborhood in Dara’a city.

Meantime, the Syrian Army and popular forces fended off a large-scale attack of terrorist groups in Northwest of Dara’a province, and killed at least 25 of them in their counter-assault.

Provincial sources said that the massive offensive of the terrorist groups on the government forces’ positions near the town of Jadiyah was repelled by the Syrian army and the National Defense Forces (NDF).

The army and the NDF fighters conducted a heavy counter-attack and pushed the terrorists back and inflicted a heavy death toll on them.

Four armored vehicles of the militant groups, mounted with a variety of anti-aircraft machineguns, were destroyed by the army.

Aleppo

The Syrian Army launched a series of offensives against the al-Nusra Front’s gathering centers in at least four neighborhoods of the Northern city of Aleppo on Friday, claiming the lives of many militants.

The Syrian army troops stormed the concentration centers of the al-Qaeda-affiliate Nusra Front in al-Rashidin, al-Lairamoun, al-Zahraa and Bani Zaid neighborhoods, and inflicted a heavy death toll on them.

Al-Nusra Front’s military equipment, including mortar launchers and machinegun-equipped vehicles were destroyed in the army attack on their positions.

The Syrian army and its allies have won almost all the battles against the militant groups across Aleppo province in recent weeks.

Reports said earlier that the Syrian Army, the National Defense Forces (NDF) and Hezbollah combatants continued to hunt the terrorists in the Southern part of the province, which not only inflicted heavy death toll on the militants but also destroyed a number of their military vehicles.

Early reports said at least 14 militants were killed and tens of other were wounded on Friday.

Some members of the pro-government forces also sustained injuries in the battles.

The Syrian Army alongside the popular force inflicted heavy losses on the ISIL terrorists in their new round of fresh attacks on their positions across Aleppo province on Friday.

The pro-government forces destroyed military vehicles and equipment of the ISIL in Um Zalila and Tal Ayoub.

In the meantime, scores of the ISIL militants were killed by the Syrian forces in Khalsa village in Southwestern part of the province.

The army also stormed the defense lines of the militants near the Hreitan town, killed or wounded many of them and destroyed their military hardware.

Meantime, the pro-government forces, in a fresh round of joint operations in the Southern territories of Aleppo province on Friday, pushed back the militant groups from their positions and restored security to new territories.

The Syrian army’s 4th Mechanized Division, Hezbollah, the National Defense Forces (NDF) of Aleppo City, Kata’eb Hezbollah and Harakat Al-Nujaba struck back against the Ahrar Al-Sham and Harakat Nouriddeen Al-Zinki, capturing the hilltop village of Tal Al-Baraqa.

Following the capture of the aforementioned village, the Syrian Armed Forces launched an assault on Tal ‘Arba’een, seizing this hilltop village after a brief firefight with the so-called Jeish al-Islam and Liwaa Suqour Al-Sham.

With Hezbollah’s back up in Southern Aleppo, the Syrian Armed Forces are poised to make a push to capture the strategic region of ICARDA agricultural facility that is located along the Aleppo-Damascus Highway; if seized, the militants will have their primary supply line cut.

The Syrian forces won the battles against their foreign-backed enemies in the Southern side of Aleppo province on Thursday too, and seized full control over another key hilltop to the South of Dadin hills that were also captured in the same day.

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 part of Aleppo.

The NDF fighters and Hezbollah combatants continued to hunt the terrorists in the Southern parts of the province, which not only inflicted heavy death toll on the militants but also destroyed a number of their military vehicles.

Homs

The Syrian fighter jets targeted the ISIL strongholds across the Central Homs province with heavy strikes, including their concentration centers near the ancient city of Palmyra (Tadmur).

The ISIL strongholds in al-Sukhneh, the area surrounding Palmyra, al-Sawaneh and Khneifis near Homs city were bombed by the Syrian fighter jets, which claimed the lives of many terrorists and destroyed their military grid.

The Syrian and Russian fighter jets have jointly conducted many combat sorties over the ISIL position in Homs province, mainly near Palmyra to weaken the group’s defense lines to pave the ground for the liberating operation of the city by the ground forces.

Lattakia

The Syrian Army alongside the country’s popular forces continued to advance in al-Ghab plains in Hama province towards the villages of Al-Ziyarah, Tal Wassit, and Al-Mansoura near the border with Lattakia, battlefield sources said Friday.

The Syrian army’s 45th Regiment of the 1st Armored Division, in coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF) of Masyaf and the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP), shifted their attention to the villages of Al-Ziyarah, Tal Wassit, and Al-Mansoura in the Al-Ghaab Plains, striking the enemy combatants at several battle zones in an attempt to advance their positions, sources said.

The Syrian warplanes carried out several combat sorties over the defense lines of al-Nusra Front in Northeastern Lattakia province, inflicting heavy damage on terrorists positions, army sources announced on Friday.

The al-Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front’ gathering centers and military camps in Bouz al-Kherbeh, Akko and Kabanai were massively targeted by heavy bombardments of the Syrian fighter jets, which left many of the militants dead or wounded, the sources said.

Hama

The Syrian combat jets, in a series of fresh bombardments, targeted the gathering centers of the militant groups North of Hama province heavily, military sources announced on Friday.

The Syrian fighter jets bombed heavily two main concentration centers of the militant groups near Morek and al-Latamneh, which claimed the lives of many terrorists, sources said.

They added that a depot of munitions and weapons and a large parking area of the militant vehicles were also bombed and destroyed in the airstrikes.

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