Syria in Last 24 Hours: Terrorists Sustain Heavy Losses in Syrian Airstrikes in Homs Province
Scores of terrorists were killed in the Syrian airstrikes in Homs province.
The terrorist groups also sustained heavy casualties in other key provinces across Syria.
Syrian fighter jets launched a fresh round of combat flights over the terrorist groups’ concentration centers near the villages of al-Farhaniyeh, Za’afaraniyeh in Talbiseh region, destroying their positions and technical vehicles.
Terrorist groups suffered a heavy death toll in Syrian arm aircraft’s anti-terrorism sorties in Talbiseh region.
In the meantime, terrorist groups’ gatherings near the town of Taldou and the village of Burj Qai’e in Northwestern Homs were bombed by Syrian fighter jets.
Syrian military forces launched a fresh round of attacks on the terrorist groups’ gathering centers in Northern Hama to reinvigorate security of the supply road in the region.
Syrian Army troops struck terrorists’ positions in Southern side of Tal al-Sayyad, North of Kafr Zeita and Northwest of Hama city, ending in the killing or wounding of several militants and destruction of their machinegun-equipped vehicles and vans carrying fighters.
ISIL’s movements near Ithriya in Eastern Hama were meantime bombed by the Syrian fighter jets.
Reports said earlier on Thursday that Syrian Army troops fended off joint offensives of Fatah al-Sham (the newly-formed al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group previously known as the al-Nusra Front) and Jund al-Aqsa to break thorough the government’s positions in Northern Hama, inflicting major losses on the terrorists.
The Fatah al-Sham and Jund al-Aqsa failed to prevail over government positions in the town of Ma’an due to strong defense of Syrian army men.
Over 50 militants were killed and several armored and machinegun-equipped vehicles and a missile launcher were destroyed in the attacks.
Military sources announced on Thursday that the Syrian Army’s engineering units have started an operation to defuse landmines and bombs planted by the Jeish al-Islam terrorists in farms near Douma in Eastern Damascus.
“Syrian Army’s engineering units have launched defusing of a number of explosive devices and booby-trapped vehicles in farms near Douma, mainly in al-Reihan farms in Northeastern side of Douma,” the sources said.
“Most of al-Reihan farms are under control of the Syrian army,” they added.
Reports said earlier on Thursday that the Syrian army soldiers and their popular allies tightened their grip over the key town of Douma in Eastern Ghouta and pushed back Jeish al-Islam terrorists from more farms in the region.
“Syrian government forces, in a fresh round of join offensives, forced Jeish al-Islam terrorists to retreat form Western farms of the town of Hawsh al-Farah and farms in Western side of Hawsh al-Nasri and captured vast areas in Malah farms near the town of Malah,” the sources said.
“In the meantime, Syrian army and allies advanced significantly in the Northeastern side of Douma, and inflicted heavy death toll on Jeish al-Islam militants,” they added.
“Terrorists’ supply line of al-Reihan-Shifouniyeh was cut off by the Syrian army men, who advanced also in al-Reihan farms,” the sources said.
“With the capture of al-Reihan farms, the militant groups will not be able to send their supply cargos from Tal Kurdi to al-Reihan town,” the sources said, adding, “Approximately, half of the town of al-Reihan has been freed from Jeish al-Islam,” they added.
Faylaq al-Rahman and Jeish al-Islam are trying to form a coalition to prevent fall of Douma.
Syrian Air Force traced and targeted Jeish al-Fatah’s positions and convoy of vehicles in Eastern Idlib neighboring Aleppo province, slowing militants’ movements down in the region.
Jeish al-Fatah’s centers in the village of Shalakh and Saraqib were bombed heavily by the Syrian fighter jets, which not only claimed the lives of several militants but destroyed their vehicles carrying arms and fresh forces to their comrades in Aleppo.
The Syrian jets also targeted Jeish al-Fatah’s positions in the village of Karasa in Maarat al-Nu’aman in Southern Idlib, destroying their armored vehicles.
A commander of Fatah al-Sham (the newly-formed al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group previously known as the al-Nusra Front) was killed in Syrian military forces’ attacks in the Southern province of Dara’a.
Abu Safi al-Masri, a notorious commander of Fatah al-Sham-linked terrorist group of al-Mo’atassem Billah was killed in fighting with the Syrian Army near post building in Dara’a al-Balad.
Fatah al-Sham suffered a heavy death toll and its military hardware sustained major damage in Syrian Army troops’ attacks on their centers in the Southern province of Quneitra.
Syrian army men targeted gatherings and concentration centers Fatah al-Sham near the village of Um Batna South of al-Ba’ath town, killing several terrorists and destroying three vehicles carrying a number terrorists and al large volume of weapons and ammunition.
Syrian Army troops and National Defense Forces continued to advance against Fatah al-Sham and won back one more key village Northeast of Quneitra city.
The Syrian government forces beat back Fatah al-Sham from its strongholds 3 kilometers to the Southern side of the town of Khan Arnabeh and took full control over the village of al-Ajraf.
Liberation of al-Ajraf will reinvigorate security of Khan Arnabeh against missile attacks of the militants.
Syrian army’s artillery and missile units also pounded Fatah al-Sham’s gatherings in Um Bateneh, Momtaneh, Briqeh, Ba’ar Ajam and al-Rawadhi, inflicting major losses on the militants.