Syria in Last 24 Hours: Terrorists Sustain Heavy Losses in Syrian, Russian Airstrikes in Hama Province
The aerial bombardments killed and wounded scores of terrorists in Hama province.
The Syrian army also inflicted heavy losses on the terrorist groups in other key regions across Syria.
Syrian and Russian warplanes launched massive joint strikes on a key hideout of militants in the mountainous regions of Northern Hama, inflicting major loss and casualties on the terrorists.
The Syrian and Russian fighter jets, tipped off by intelligence agents, targeted a large cave used by the terrorists for hiding arms, ammunition, military and medical equipment and troops near Kafr Zita.
Most of the military and medical equipment in the cave was destroyed in the raids.
Scores of militants guarding the cave were killed or wounded in the airstrikes.
The terrorist groups, in their media pages, confirmed that a large volume of medical and military equipment has been destroyed in the air assaults.
A senior Turkey-backed terrorist commander was killed in fierce clashes with the ISIL in the Northern parts of Aleppo province on Tuesday, media reports said.
Abu Ebrahim al-Askari, a notorious commander of Sultan Murad terrorist group who contributed a major role in Turkey’s Euphrates Shield military operations in Northern Syria, was killed in heavy fighting with the ISIL terrorists, the Anab Baladi news website reported.
Sultan Murad and its affiliated terrorist groups are trying hard to take control of al-Bab city in Aleppo province as they are part of Turkey’s Euphrates Shield military operations.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildrim said in his country’s parliament that the Turkish army will continue its Euphrates Shield military operations until complete destruction of all the ISIL terrorists in the surrounding areas of al-Bab city.
Meantime, the terrorist groups suffered a heavy death toll and their military hardware sustained major losses in the joint attacks of the Syrian army troops and Russian fighter jets in two major regions in Southern Aleppo.
The Russian fighter jets bombed militant-held regions in Sheikh Saeed district in the Southern part of Aleppo city, paving the way for the Syrian Army troops to attack the strongholds of the terrorists and advance in the region.
The Syrian soldiers, for their part, pushed back Jeish al-Fatah terrorists from more positions in Sheikh Saeed.
The terrorist-held missile base in Khan Touman in Southern Aleppo also came under heavy attack by the Russian aircraft, and was demolished.
Reports said earlier on Tuesday that Syrian Army soldiers and their Palestinian allies have been hitting hard Jeish al-Fatah’s positions in the Northern outskirts of Aleppo city, weakening the defense abilities of the militants by heavy fire and continued attacks.
“The Syrian government forces’ heavy attacks on Jeish al-Fatah’s strongholds in Qweijeh, al-Bakarah and Jandoul square have caused the terrorists to stay behind their defense lines without any significant movement in the battlefield,” the sources said.
“The army and Liwa al-Quds, who have fire control over Jandoul square, have launched fresh attacks on Jeish al-Fatah’s centers along a road to Jandoul to prevent dispatch of fresh militant fighters and ammunition to Jandoul,” they added.
Clashes in the Southwestern parts of Damascus have entered a new stage with al-Nusra (recently renamed to Fatah al-Sham) Front reporting new terrorist operations in Deir al-Khabiyeh.
The Fatah al-Sham terrorist group announced on their twitter page in the early hours of Tuesday that they have started operations in Southwestern Damascus to reoccupy the areas lost on Monday.
Syrian fighter jets targeted ISIL’s supply and military convoys on roads near the energy-rich regions in Eastern Homs, slowing down terrorists’ movements in the region.
Syrian army aircraft pounded ISIL’s lines of supply across the hills near the village of al-Sawaneh, two oilfields of al-Sha’er and al-Maher, and the villages of Rahoum and Mosheirefy al-Janoubi, inflicting major damage on the terrorists’ vehicles.
Terrorists’ positions in al-Rastan, Talbiseh, Abu Anz farms, Joureh Hasyan, al-Za’afaraniyeh, Ezzedeen, Deir Foul, Um Sharshouh, Jabourin, Tal Zahab in Northern Homs were bombed by the Syrian fighter jets as well.
Meantime, the entire members of a group of terrorists affiliated to Fatah al-Sham Front (the newly-formed al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group previously known as the al-Nusra Front) were killed in the Syrian army and National Defense Forces’ attacks in Talbiseh in the same province.