Syrian Army Troops Regain Airport near Damascus from ISIS Militants
The recapture of the strategic al-Sin air base took place late on Saturday as the Syrian army continues its advances against militants, Arabic-language Syria Now news website reported.
The Syrian soldiers further liberated the Safa resort in eastern Qalamoun region.
Meanwhile, 20 terrorists were killed while four of their vehicles were destroyed in heavy clashes with the Syrian troops in a village located in the southern Suwayda Province.
The Syrian forces further foiled a ISIS attack on a village in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor.
The country’s air force further struck positions held by ISIS in the southeastern part of the recently-liberated city of Palmyra in Homs Province.
In another development on Saturday, a roadside improvised explosive device went off in the suburb of the city of Dara’a, killing one person and injuring four other members of a family.
In addition, mortar attacks by terrorists in a district in the northern province of Aleppo left two Syrian dead and five more wounded.
The Syrian forces recently thwarted terrorist attacks on al-Dumayr military airfield, located in the eastern countryside of Damascus.
Last week, Russia’s Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said the Damascus government currently controls sizable parts of Syria, with fresh gains made by the Syrian forces against ISIS over the past few months.
Backed by the Russian air cover, the Syrian army has vowed to press ahead with its counter-terror military operations and drive ISIS elements out of their major strongholds in the war-wracked country.
Syria has been grappling with a deadly conflict it blames on some foreign states for more than five years. The militancy has left over 470,000 people dead so far, according to a February report by the Syrian Center for Policy Research.