Tens of ISIS Militants Killed by Syrian Army Forces East of Aleppo Province
Syria’s official news agency SANA quoted a military source as saying that Syrian forces attacked Daesh positions and supply routes in the eastern countryside of Aleppo on Saturday.
The source further said that some 50 terrorists were killed as the Syrian troops targeted convoys of ISIS terrorists in the villages of Mashrafeh Abu Jabar and Bihan on the outskirts of Air Force college, east of Aleppo City.
According to the report, a car bomb and two machine gun-equipped vehicles as well as a large amount of weapons and ammunition were destroyed in the attacks.
The Syrian military announced on December 22 that it had regained full control of the northwestern city, having completely cleansed its eastern side of militants for the first time since 2012.
Elsewhere in Syria, the Syrian army also carried out counterterrorism operations in the eastern countryside of Homs, killing and injuring dozens of the Takfiris, according to the report.
A military source said the Syrian troops in Tifour area, east of Homs city, advanced towards the al-Soud hills and the village of Shrifa, southwest of Palmyra, killing 15 militants and wounding scores more.
The Syrian forces had thwarted a terrorist attack on Jub al-Jirah district in Homs, leaving 20 terrorists dead on Friday.
The Syrian troops fired artillery shells at the terrorists in the village of Kherbet al-Naqous , 80 kilometers north of Hama City, a military source said, leaving nine militants dead.
Syrian sources also reported that Ali Kabkab (aka Abu Fahd), one of the commanders of the so-called Jaish al-Islam Takfiri group, was killed along with two of the militants on the outskirts of Douma in Damascus countryside.
Since March 2011, Syria has been gripped by militancy it blames on some Western states and their regional allies.
The Takfiri terrorists operating in the Arab country have suffered major setbacks over the past few months as the Syrian army has managed to liberate a number of areas from the grip of the extremists.