Syria in Last 24 Hours: Army, Air Force Intensify Raids on Militant Positions in Key Provinces
Dozens of terrorists were killed and many more were wounded in the Syrian army’s military operations across Syria on Saturday.
The Syrian army marched on Takfiri terrorists’ positions in the provinces of Dara’a on Saturday.
The Syrian army targeted terrorists’ concentration centers in the neighborhoods of al- Rashidiya, al-Hwaiqa and al-Sheikh Yassin in Deir Ezzur.
Early battlefield reports said 11 terrorists were killed and, at least, 34 others were injured in the attacks.
The army troops also struck heavy blows at the militants’ positions in the city of Inkhil, and the towns of Zimrin and Simlin in Dara’a.
Also, the terrorists groups confirmed the death of 17 Takfiri militants in the Syrian army’s attacks in Dara’a province.
The Terrorist groups said on their social media pages that they have lost, at least, 17 members in clashes with the Syrian army in the vicinity of Jadiyah town Northwest of Dara’a province, and retreated from their positions.
Husam Ahmad al-Oklah, Fouad Ahmad Abdel-Mua’ti al-Nusairat, Iyad Fahed al-Khatib, Odai Hakim Rizek al-Fandi, Mohannad Ali al-Refae, Abdel-Majid Naser al-Jahed, Basel Khaled Awad al-Matar, Wisam Adnan al-Faroukh, Mohammad Imad al-Abbas and Hassan al-Nazal al-Nua’imi were identified among the dead terrorists.
Syrian warplanes and helicopter gunships in massive airstrikes razed down terrorists’ positions in Idlib province in preparation for an impending army attack.
The Syrian airstrikes hit positions of terrorists from Jaish al-Fateh in al-Tamanaa village in Maaret al-Nouman area in the Southern countryside of Idlib.
The air raids killed and injured a large number of terrorists and destroyed their weapons and equipment.
The Syrian helicopters bombed terrorists’ positions in the strategic city of Daraya in Damascus province.
The Syrian army made more military gains in Damascus province, and took control of strategic farms near the village of Marj al-Sultan.
The army units captured all the farms to the North of Marj al-Sultan village and headed for the villages of Harasta al-Qantara and Nuleh.
The Syrian army also destroyed at least three military positions of Takfiri terrorists in the surrounding areas of Marj al-Sultan Airport as the Syrian troops were continuing their advances in Eastern Ghouta.
The army also destroyed the military positions of Jeish al-Fath Takfiri terrorists in Harasta and Jobar regions of Damascus province.
The Syrian army inflicted large casualties on the terrorists as it resumed operations to tighten noose around the Takfiri militants in Damascus province.
The Syrian army’s ground troops captured terrorists’ positions in Northern Hama province after the country’s air force launched a massive air campaign and crushed the militants’ positions on Saturday.
The Syrian warplanes conducted numerous sorties and razed down al-Nusra Front positions in Al-Lataminah town in the Northern parts of Hama during the day.
The air raids destroyed the terrorists’ concentration centers and machine gun-equipped vehicles.
The airstrikes paved the way for a massive attack by the Syrian army troops on terrorists’ positions in the province.
A large group of terrorists were killed and injured in Syrian army attacks in the towns of al-Lataminah and Kafr Zita.
Fierce fighting resumed between the Syrian army troops and ISIL terrorists the Western parts of the ancient city of Palmyra in Homs province on Saturday.
The Syrian troops engaged in heavy clashes with ISIL terrorists in al-Biyarat region West of Palmyra, inflicting heavy losses on them.
The news came as the Syrian warplanes intensified their airstrikes on ISIL strongholds in several regions across the province of Homs on Saturday.
The Syrian air raids hit ISIL positions in the high-profile al-Qaryatayn city and al-Shindakhiyeh al-Janoubiyeh village in Homs province.
There were no immediate reports of possible casualties among ISIL ranks.
The Syrian Army alongside the country’s popular forces on Saturday continued pushing back the terrorist groups from vast areas in the Northern parts of Lattakia province near the border with Turkey, following hours of fierce clashes with the militants in mountainous regions.
The Syrian army troops and the country’s National Defense Forces stormed the militant groups’ defense lines in Jabal al-Azar (Mountain) and Height 817 near the border with Turkey and gained full control over both strategic regions.
Meantime, the Russian fighter jets carried out several combat sorties over the militant groups’ defense lines in the mountainous regions of Lattakia province.
The militants’ positions were crushed in the air raids.
The sources said that concentration centers of the militant groups in Jabal al-Akrad (Kurds’ Mountain) and Jabal al-Turkman (Turkmen’s Mountain) came under the heavy strikes of the Russian air fleet.
Dozens of the militants were killed or wounded and their fortified strongholds were also destroyed in the Russian air attacks.
The bombardments paved the way for an imminent ground assault of the Syrian army and its allies in the region to seize control over the two mountains.