Syria in Last 24 hours: Army Destroys Militants’ Concentration Centers in Raqqa Province
The army units also continued their military advances in other parts of Syria, including Deir Ezzur and Aleppo, over the past 24 hours.
Scores of Takfiri terrorists were killed and wounded in tough battle with the Syrian government forces.
The Syrian army and popular force also continued their military gains in other key provinces across Syria.
The Syrian Army continued advances towards Tabaqa Military Airport and managed to retake full control of a key road in Northeastern province of Raqqa.
According to a field source, after recapturing vast areas of the Salamiyah-Raqqa Highway, pro-gov’t forces took back the last 5 km of the highway that leads up to the Rasafah Crossroad in Western Raqqa.
The source added that the Syrian soldiers are now engaged in heavy battle with the ISIL Takfiri terrorists at the end of the strategic road.
The Syrian army and popular forces cleansed off 70% of the strategic al-Tharda mountain near Deir Ezzur air base from the ISIL terrorists.
The Syrian army, supported by the tribal forces and the Russian fighter jets, started operations to free the important and strategic heights of al-Tharda on Thursday morning and could purge the terrorists of 70% of the region after several hours of fierce and heavy clashes.
“Clashes still continue and the Syrian forces are striving to take back the entire region,” a field source told FNA.
Al-Tharda heights are located in the Southeastern parts of Deir Ezzur military airport.
The ISIL terrorists had occupied the strategic mountain four days ago with their heavy attacks against the Syrian army.
The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in cooperation with the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) continued their advances against the ISIL terrorists in Eastern Aleppo and cut off the terrorists’ supply lines in Manbij-Aleppo road.
Local sources announced on Thursday that the Kurdish-led forces have taken full control over Manbij-Aleppo road in the Eastern parts of Aleppo province.
A senior member of Manbij city council promised the residents imminent victory against the terrorists.
Ibrahim al-Banawi said that anti-ISIL operations still continue and the Kurdish forces stationed near Tishreen dam were merely 3km away from Manbij.
The Syrian army units foiled an attempt by the Takfiri terrorists to infiltrate through a 15-meter deep tunnel into a military checkpoint in Harasta region in Damascus countryside.
The Syrian soldiers discovered the tunnel in Ard al-Khams area in Harasta which was 500 meters long and 160cm wide and stormed it to repulse the terrorists’ attack against a military checkpoint.
A large number of explosive devices were also found inside the tunnel which was dismantled by the army.
Meantime, the Syrian army and popular forces launched an offensive against the terrorists in Darayya region in the Eastern parts of Damascus, and took control of new areas.
According to field sources, the army could win back control over a number of blocks and houses in the Southern parts of Darayya in Eastern Ghouta.
The victory was gained after severe clashes with militants which killed tens of them and injured others, the sources added.