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Syria: Terrorist Groups Sustain Major Losses in Army Attacks in Dara’a, Sweida

18 October 2016 14:30



Syrian Army troops stormed the positions, sites and supply convoys of ISIL and Fatah al-Sham Front (the newly-formed al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group previously known as the al-Nusra Front) in the Southern provinces of Dara’a and Sweida, inflicting heavy losses on them.

Syrian military forces hit Fatah al-Sham’s strongholds near Balal Habashi Mosque, Northwest of the old costums region and al-Arba’een neighborhood in Dara’a al-Balad, claiming the lives of several militants and destroying their weapons and ammunition.

Terrorists’ positions in Tafas in Northwestern Dara’a also came under heavy attacks by the Syrian soldiers, destroying their base and depot of arms and munitions.

The army men also targeted an oil tanker of ISIL in Mashbak al-Wachyan region in Eastern Sweida, destroying the tanker and killing its guards.

The Syrian soldiers also repelled terrorists’ missile and rocket attacks on their positions in the village and airport of al-Tha’aleh in Western Sweida, blocking the militants’ forward move in the region.

On Monday, hundreds of troops from the Syrian Army and National Defense Forces were dispatched to Dara’a to reinforce the government troops deployed in the Southern province, a move seen by many as an initial step in preparation for a large-scale offensive against the terrorists in Southern Syria.

“After intensifying clashes with the terrorist groups in Dara’a province, the Syrian army sent a large number of government forces to the village of Khirbet Ghazaleh and its surrounding regions,” military sources said, adding, “Tens of military vehicles were carrying the fresh government forces.”

“In the meantime, the Syrian army soldiers have built up new positions along the highway between the town of Azra’a and Khirbet Ghazaleh,” they added.

“A unit of the Syrian army stormed the bases of two terrorist groups in the Northwestern side of the old customs complex in Dara’a al-Balad, leaving several militants dead or wounded. Terrorists’ ammunition and arms also were destroyed in the attack,” the sources went on to say.

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