Syria in Last 24 Hours: Army Destroys Militants’ Defense Lines in Dara’a Province
The army units backed by the popular forces inflicted heavy losses on the militants in Dara’a province, killing scores of militants and injuring many more in heavy clashes.
The Syrian army and popular forces also hit hard the military positions of the Takfiri terrorists in other key provinces across Syria.
The Syrian army engaged in an intense battle with the militant groups in the Southeastern territories of Dara’a province, and pinned the terrorists down behind their defense lines.
The militant groups’ gathering centers and positions near the town of Tissya, 40 kilometers Southeastern part of Dara’a city, came under offensives of the Syrian soldiers, which not only left several militants dead or wounded but ended in destruction of their weapons, military equipment and vehicles.
Reports said earlier that several oil tankers of the ISIL terrorist group were targeted by the Syrian Army troops and the National Defense Force Northeast of Dara’a province.
The Syrian pro-government forces stormed a column of oil tankers carrying fuel for the ISIL militants’ vehicles and machinery on a way connecting Tal Asheihib al-Janoubi and Tal Asheihib al-Shamali.
Several militants guarding the convoy were also killed after the oil tankers were set ablaze in the attack.
The Syrian Army and the popular forces continued to hit the ISIL terrorists heavily and hunted them down near the ancient city of Palmyra (Tadmur) in several hours of heavy fighting.
The Syrian army, the National Defense Forces (NDF) and Liwa Suqour al-Sahra (Desert Hawks Brigade) launched a counter-assault against the ISIL in Palmyra countryside, targeting the ISIL terrorist group’s supply routes and the Southwestern hills bordering the ancient desert city.
The Syrian Armed Forces began their assault by targeting ISIL defensive positions at the village of al-Dawa and reentered the village after a two week hiatus.
Meanwhile, the Syrian government forces pushed the ISIL from its defense lines at Tal al-Sahliyah, resulting in their significant advance towards Palmyra’s Old City District.
The Syrian army and popular forces seized back two strategic heights in Aleppo province in Northern Syria on Friday.
The army units regained full control of Zahra al-Qara’a and Zahra al-Qandila key heights in the Southwestern part of Al-Zahra town in the Northern parts of Aleppo province today.
The Zahra al-Qara’a and Zahra al-Qandila heights overlook al-Tamoura village in Northern Aleppo.
In a relevant development on Thursday, the Kurdish fighters of People’s Protection Units, supported by Syrian and Russian air backup, recaptured a strategic military airbase in Northern Aleppo province.
The Kurdish militias in a concentrated operation, backed by joint Russian and Syrian air cover, managed to establish full control over the Menagh Air base, 6 kilometers South of Ezaz town in Aleppo province, and restored total security to the strategic facility.
Syrian Army troops and popular forces engaged in fierce clashes with the militant groups in the Northwestern parts of Hama province, and killed at least 23 terrorists.
At least 23 militants were killed and many more were inured in the Syrian army and the National Defense Forces’ offensives in al-Lataminah, Kafr Zita, Morek and Kafr Naboudah.
The militant groups’ military equipment and vehicles also sustained major damage in the attacks.
The Syrian Army troops repelled the ISIL terrorists’ attacks near the strategic airbase of Deir Ezzur and killed at least 50 terrorists.
The ISIL carried out several attacks on the Syrian army’s positions at the military airport and Jabal Thardeh in Deir Ezzur province that were thwarted by the Syrian soldiers and forced the terrorist group to shift their attention to Jabal Thardeh in the province’s Western part near the Damascus-Baghdad International Highway.
The ISIL terrorists launched their second wave of their attacks near the strategic hilltop of Tal Kroum and the 137th Brigade’s headquarters, but they failed for the second time and retreated once again after sustaining over 50 casualties at the Western perimeter of Jabal Thardeh.