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Syria in Last 24 Hours: Army Inflicts Heavy Losses on Terrorists in Several Provinces

22 December 2015 11:08



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

Tens of terrorists were killed and dozens more were wounded in the Syrian army’s military operations across Syria on Monday.


The Syrian Army’s anti-terrorism offensives in at least four neighborhoods of the Northern city of Aleppo claimed the lives of 12 members of al-Nusra Front and wounded many more, sources in the city announced on Monday.

“Concentration centers of the al-Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front in Bani Zaid, al-Ramousa, al-Lairamoun and Karm al-Trab neighborhoods came under the sporadic attacks of the Syrian army troops,” the sources said.

“In addition to a heavy death toll inflicted on the Nusra militants, their military hardware also sustained large damage in the attacks,” the sources added.

“Some of the army soldiers were injured in the clashes and were transferred to the nearest army field hospital,” the sources went on to say.

Meantime, the Syrian government forces annihilated ISIL positions in Aleppo province and inflicted heavy losses on the terrorists.

The Syrian army hit positions and movements of ISIL Takfiri terrorists in al-Shawaia Hill and in the villages of Bijan and Rasm al-Sahrij in the countryside of Aleppo.

The army destroyed a number of machine gun-equipped vehicles of the ISIL terrorist group too.

Several Takfiri terrorists were killed in the clashes.


The Syrian government forces resumed their anti-terrorism operations in Dara’a province, killing a group of Takfiri militants in clashes.

The Syrian army destroyed Takfiri terrorists’ positions in the South of al-Manshiye neighborhood in Dara’a al-Balad area in Dara’a city.

A large group of militants were killed and injured in the military operations.

The terrorists’ vehicles and weapons were also destroyed.

Meantime, the Syrian Army troops raided the militant groups’ concentration centers in the Southern city of Dara’a, and inflicted heavy losses on them, military sources in the city said Monday.

“One of the main strongholds of Takfiri terrorists in the Eastern side of Dara’a General Hospital was stormed by the Syrian army,” the sources said, adding, “Tens of the militants were killed or wounded in the army assault and their military vehicles also were damaged seriously.”


The Syrian Army and the country’s National Defense Forces won more battles in the mountainous regions of Lattakia and took full control over three more strategic heights near the border with Turkey, battlefield sources announced Monday.

“Defense lines of the Takfiri militants in a region between al-Koz and al-Aswad al-Kabir mountains were massively stormed by the Syrian government forces, who pushed back the terrorists from their positions and regained the strategic Heights 453.5, 535.5 and 539.5,” the sources said.

“Scores of the militants were killed or wounded in the Syrian forces’ operation, and the remaining of them fled the battlefields,” the sources added.

“The Syrian army’s engineering units have started to dismantle the militant-planted mines and Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) across the recaptured heights,” they said.


The Syrian army repelled ISIL attacks in the Central Province of Homs, killing dozens of the terrorists.

The Syrian soldiers repelled the attacks by ISIL Takfiri terrorists who were moving from Unq al-Hawa village towards Jub al-Jarrah and from Rahmoum and Oum Sehreej towards Maksar al-Husan to the East of Homs city on Sunday.

Tens of militants were killed in the clashes.

Militants’ weapons and munitions were also destroyed.

Meantime, scores of terrorists were killed as the Syrian fighter jets intensified their airstrikes on militants’ positions in Homs province.

Syrian bombers destroyed the positions of the Takfiri terrorists in Teir Maala, al-Rastan and West of Maheen in Homs.

The air attacks killed scores of militants and destroyed their military vehicles and weapons.

The ISIL terrorists have withdrawn from new territories in the Northern and Northwestern parts of the strategic town of Maheen in the Central Homs Province under the heavy attacks of the Syrian Army and its allies, provincial sources announced.

“The Syrian army, National Defense Forces (NDF) and the Lebanese Hezbollah fighters, in a fresh round of operations, broke through the first defense lines of the ISIL terrorists and forced them to retreat from al-Hadath village and the Maheen-Sadad military checkpoint,” the sources said.

“The ISIL withdrawal from al-Hadath and the nearby areas of Maheen town and Hawareen village occurred after hours of heavy battles, which claimed the lives of many terrorists and injured many others from both sides,” the sources said.

“Recapturing of al-Hadath has paved the ground for the Syrian ground forces to push their way into the Hawareen village, which is one of the strongest defense lines of the ISIL in the region,” the sources went on to say.

“Should Hawareen village falls into the hand of the government forces, the Maheen town will be under fire of the Syrian army from one more side and its liberation will be easier,” the sources pointed out.

Maheen and the town of Hawareen were captured by the ISIL after the army retreated from the region two weeks ago.

Maheen is home to one of the four main arms depot of Syria, and the biggest in the Eastern parts of the country.

Ever since capturing the city, ISIL has been sending hundreds of militants to hold its ground in anticipation of the Syrian army’s imminent large-scale attacks.

The Syrian and Russian warplanes have been bombing Maheen in numerous sorties in the last two weeks.


The Syrian airstrikes hit terrorists’ positions in Hama province, killing scores of Takfiri militants on Monday.

The Syrian fighter jets pounded terrorists’ position in Atshan village in the Northern part of Hama province, the sources said.

Tens of militants were killed in the air raids.

Also, the Syrian army killed dozens of Jeish al-Fath terrorists in Hama province as government forces intensified their anti-terrorism operations across the country.

Scores of militants were killed in Syrian army attack on one of the positions of the Jeish al-Fath terrorists in Tal al-Sayad in the Northern countryside of Hama.

A number of terrorists’ vehicles and weapons were also destroyed.


Intelligence sources of the Syrian Army disclosed on Monday that the country’s government forces have dispatched fresh fighters in groups to Sarrin Northeast of Aleppo province to join a large-scales operation against the ISIL strongholds Northwest of Raqqa.

“Large groups of the fresh forces have been sent to Sarrin, a town along the Euphrates river, to strengthen the government forces’ operational capabilities there to carry out an imminent operation to take back the strategic Tishrin Dam and its nearby areas from the ISIL,” military sources said.

The Tishrin dam was built over the Euphrates river at the border of Raqqa and Aleppo provinces.

“The Syrian government forces will definitely storm the ISIL defense lines by using their ground, navy and air forces,” the sources added.

“There have been many soldiers of the Syrian navy among the newly dispatched forces to Sarrin,” the sources said.

“The commanders of the Syrian air and ground forces have also held several coordinating sessions to review each other’s duties and missions in the upcoming operation,” the sources said.


Syrian warplanes pounded Takfiri militants’ positions in Damascus province as the army launched massive attacks on the terrorists.

The Syrian army targeted terrorists’ Shilka vehicle and bulldozer in Sakik neighborhood in Khan al-Shih town in the Western Ghouta in Damascus countryside.

The army also engaged in clashes with terrorists in the vicinity of al-Marj area in the Eastern Ghouta.

The Syrian troops and their allies fired artillery shells and rockets at ISIL positions in the crossings of Martabya, al-Romyat, Daher Ali and al-Zimrani in al-Qalamoun, killing and injuring a group of militants. A state of panic and confusion reportedly prevailed among ISIL ranks.

Fierce clashes also erupted between the Syrian army and Takfiri militants in Jobar neighborhood to the East of Damascus city. The Syrian forces also fired artillery shells at terrorists’ positions in Jobar.

The news come as the Syrian warplanes bombed militants’ positions in Darayya city in Damascus countryside.

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