Scores of Takfiri terrorists were killed and wounded in tough battle with the Syrian government forces.
The army units also continued their military advances in other parts of Syria, including Damascus and Lattakia over past 24 hours.
The Syrian Army and resistance forces, backed up by Syrian air force, have stormed the Takfiri terrorists’ positions in the city of Aleppo in Northern Syria, battlefield sources said Sunday.
The army units and the resistance forces managed to push back different Takfiri terrorist groups, including Al-Nusra Front from the building of modern research and Halab al-Jadida region.
Scores of the Takfiri terrorists have been killed and wounded in heavy clashes with the Syrian army and resistance forces, battlefield reports said.
Reports said earlier that over 400 fresh members of two al-Nusra-affiliated terrorist groups arrived in the Northern province of Aleppo to join their comrades in the fight against the Syrian people.
“300 members of Nouriddeen al-Zinki movement and 100 fighters of Jeish al-Mujahedeen entered the Syrian territories from Bab al-Salama passage and moved towards the town of Kilis in the Northeastern side of the city of Azaz,” the sources said.
Also on Sunday, the Syrian Army’s artillery and missile units and the country’s Air Force opened heavy fire at the terrorist groups’ strongholds in the Southern and Northern battlefields of Aleppo province to pave the ground for the imminent anti-terrorism ground operations in the province, field sources said.
“Gathering centers of Jeish al-Fatah near Khan Touman in South and positions of al-Nusra Front near Handarat camp in North were massively hit by the Syrian artillery and missile units and the Syrians fighter jets’ bombardments,” the sources said, adding, “The attacks inflicted major casualties on the terrorists.”
“The Syrian arm will soon launch its ground operations near Khan Touman and Handarat to root out militancy near the strategic regions,” the sources said.
“The Syrian government forces are resolved to push North towards the strategic passage of Castillo to cut the last supply lines of the terrorists groups to the city of Aleppo,” they went on to say.
The Syrian army continued its advances in Lattakia, and killed a number of non-Syrian Takfiri terrorists in tough battle in the coastal province.
The Syrian army killed several Moroccan militants of Ahrar al-Sham Movement terrorist group in the Northern part of Lattakia on Sunday.
Earlier on Sunday, Moroccan leader of Harakat Sham al-Islam Azzam al-Mughrabi and his bodyguard Bilal al-Mughrabi were killed in a missile strike of the Syrian army in the Northern battlefield of Lattakia province.
Military sources announced on Sunday that the Syrian Army troops have been engaged in fierce clashes with the ISIL terrorists in the Southern and Southwestern countryside of the city of Deir Ezzur, inflicting a heavy death toll on them.
“The Syrian soldiers and the ISIL terrorists fought each other in two more fronts near the Eastern city of Deir Ezzur,” the sources said, adding, “Checkpoint around Panorama school were the scenes of heavy fighting between the army and the terrorists.”
“In the meantime, the Base of 137th Brigade was another battlefield in the Southern side of the city, where a number of the ISIL terrorists were killed or wounded,” the sources added.
“Also, the casualties of the ISIL in their failed attacks on Deir Ezzur airbase have risen to at least 137, most of them non-Syrians,” they said.
Reports said earlier that the Syrian Army troops fended off the ISIL attacks on government forces’ positions near the strategic Deir Ezzur airbase, inflicting major losses on the terrorists.
The ISIL left behind score of the dead and wounded members and fled the battlefield after its attacks on the Syrian pro-government forces’ strongholds near the Eastern city’s military airports failed.
The ISIL had chosen this time al-Maqaber (Graveyard) area to attack the airbase.
The Syrian warplanes carried out several combat sorties over positions of al-Nusra Front in at least six regions in the Northern part of Homs province and targeted them heavily.
The Syrian Army’s aircraft hit concentration centers of the al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Fronts in Qarnateh, al-Qajar, Keishin, Borj Qai, Deir Foul and Ezzeddin in the Northern part of Homs province, which ended in the killing or wounding of tens of the terrorists.
In the meantime, the Syrian army engaged in heavy clashes with the ISIL terrorists near the oilfield of al-Sha’er in the Eastern part of Homs province, which claimed the lives of several militants.
The predominately Kurdish ‘Syrian Democratic Forces’ (SDF) and the People’s Protection Units (YPG) continue their advances against the ISIL in Hasaka province in Northeastern Syria, and seized back a strategic village there.
The SDF and YPG fighters are now in full control of Kashkash Ziyanat in the Southern part of al-Shadadi city in Hasaka province.
Scores of ISIL terrorists were killed and wounded in tough battle with Kurdish fighters over control of Kashkash Ziyanat village.
The predominately Kurdish ‘Syrian Democratic Forces’ have made further advances in Raqqa province, and are now very close to entering Raqqa city.
“The Kurdish fighters are now only 30 kilometers from Raqqa city,” the Arabic-language al-Watan newspaper quoted unnamed informed sources as saying on Sunday.
The SDF forces have declared their full preparedness to win back Raqqa city and they are approaching the city from the Northern side.
The Syrian and Russian fighter jets, in a fresh round of joint combat flights, pounded the positions of al-Nusra Front and Ahrar al-Sham in the Southern part of Hama province, inflicting heavy casualties on the terrorists, army sources said.
“The terrorist groups’ strongholds in the small town of al-Zara and its outskirts were massively bombed by the Russian and Syrian warplanes,” the sources said, adding, “The terrorist groups suffered a heavy death toll and their military hardware sustained major damage in the air attacks.”
Syrian Army troops and the Lebanese Hezbollah fighters advanced towards the terrorist groups’ strongholds in Western Ghouta and completed a wide circle of forces around the militants near two main towns in the region, military sources said Sunday.
“The Syrian government forces cut off the communication lines of the terrorist groups in Darayya and Mo’adhamiyeh regions and laid complete siege on the militant groups in this strategic region near the capita,” the sources said.
“The terrorist groups have been trapped in the circle of the Syrian forced around Darayya and Mo’adhamiyeh,” the sources added.
“In the meantime, the terrorist groups’ mortar and missile units once again violated the truce and shelled the Darayya’s districts several time,” the sources said, adding, “The government forces opened retaliatory fire at the terrorist groups and launched a fresh round of cleansing operation in the region and successfully destroyed the terrorist groups’ launching pads of missiles and mortars.”
The Syrian military forces engaged in heavy fighting with al-Nusra Front terrorists in the Southern neighborhoods of Dara’a city, local sources said, adding the terrorist group suffered heavy casualties in the clashes.
“The Syrian soldiers stormed strongholds of the al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Front in al-Manshiyeh neighborhood and the Southern side of al-Nazeheen camp in Dara’a al-Balad in the Southern part of the city, which ended in the killing or wounding of scores of the terrorists,” the sources said.
“Three machinegun-equipped barricades and several machinegun-equipped vehicles were damaged in the army attacks,” they added.