Syrian army kills 35 Daesh terrorists near Tal Abyad
At least 35 Takfiri Daesh terrorists have been killed in clashes with the Syrian army on the suburbs of the conflict-ridden country’s northern town of Tal Abyad.
Syria’s official SANA news agency reported that dozens of the militants were also injured and a number of their vehicles destroyed during the Saturday clashes near the border town.
Syrian forces also managed to annihilate a Daesh-owned explosives-laden vehicle on the outskirts of the city of Salamiyah in Hama Province.
Separately, the Syrian Air Force bombarded the positions of Daesh near the eastern city of Dayr al-Zawr.
Meanwhile, the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a number of foreign-backed militants were killed in clashes with Syrian troops in the southern province of Dara’a.
Also on Saturday, Lebanon’s al-Ahed news website reported that the town of Rabia in Syria’s Latakia Province was liberated from the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front.
Syria has been grappling with foreign-backed militancy since March 2011. According to a recent report by the Syrian Center for Policy Research, the conflict has claimed the lives of over 470,000 people, injured 1.9 million others, and displaced nearly half of the country’s pre-war population of about 23 million within or beyond its borders.