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Dara’a: Terrorists Sustain More Casualties, Losses

10 January 2016 8:39


The Syrian army inflicted heavy losses on the militants in the Southern province of Dara’a by destroying their military positions and gathering centers on Saturday.

The army units killed and injured a large number of terrorists in the region of Manshiyeh in the provincial capital city of Dara’a.

The Syrian army also pounded the militants’ positions in the town of Tafas and the road linking the cities of Ibtta and Sheikh Meskeen in Dara’a province.

Meantime, the Syrian fighter jets struck the Takfiri terrorists’ gathering centers in Sheikh Meskeen city, killing and injuring dozens of terrorists.

Earlier today, the Syrian army alongside its popular allies and the country’s air force targeted the militant groups’ hotbeds and gathering centers across the neighborhoods of Dara’a city.

“The Syrian fighter jets carried out several combat fights over the militant groups’ concentration centers in the Southern and Southwestern parts of al-Manshiyeh neighborhood in Dara’a al-Balad in the Southern part of Dara’a city and targeted them heavily,” sources in the Southern battlefields said.

“In less than an hour the Syrian army and the National Defense Forces (NDF) stormed the militant groups’ bombed strongholds, killed or wounded many militants and destroyed their military grid, including artillery pieces, mortar launchers, military vehicles and 23mm anti-aircraft guns,” the sources added.

“In the meantime, the Syrian government forces engaged in heavy battle with the militants and advanced against them in the neighborhoods of al-Bajabja, al-Bado, al-Bahar and the old customs area in Dara’a al-Balad, which resulted in destruction of 6 armored vehicles and the killing of at least 37 Takfiri terrorists,” the sources said.

Sources said on Friday that scores of terrorists were killed in a series of joint offensives carried out by the Syrian Army and the country’s popular forces in the Northern territories of Dara’a province.

“The Syrian army and the NDF continued to hunt the militants near Sheikh Meskeen,” the army said today almost a week after the conquest of the strategic city where al-Nusra Front, Free Syrian Army (FSA) and other terrorist groups lost hundreds of militants before withdrawing from the region.

“The militant groups’ armed vehicles and hardware were also destroyed in the attack,” the army added.

Also of Friday, reports said that the Syrian Army troops and their popular allies advanced against the terrorist groups close to the border with Jordan in the Dara’a province for the first time in several months.

“The Syrian army and the NDF have advanced to the final border point in the al-Manshiyeh Quarter of Dara’a city before reaching the Nayef border-crossing to the Jordanian province of ‘Irbid,” the sources said.

“Overwhelmed and exhausted, the militants issued a distress call to their allies in the region to help them beat back the advancing government forces,” they added.

“After months of fighting with the FSA in the provincial capital of Dara’a, the Syrian army’s 5th Armored Division is finally within a few hundred meters of the Jordanian-Syrian border-crossing,” the sources said.

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