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Syria in Past 24 Hours: Army Launches Massive Offensive against Al-Nusra, ISIL in Hama

28 March 2017 18:19

 

The Syrian army units, backed by the air force, killed tens of al-Nusra (Fatah al-Sham) Front and ISIL terrorists and destroyed a large number of their vehicles and military positions in different areas in the Northern parts of Hama province.

The fighter jets carried out a number of combat sorties over the movements of ISIL and Al-Nusra in Hama province.

The Syrian army also inflicted heavy losses on the terrorist groups in other key regions across Syria.

Hama

The Syrian Army troops and aircraft targeted long military columns of ISIL and Al-Nusra Front (also known as Fatah al-Sham Front or the Levant Liberation Board) in Eastern and Northern Hama, destroying tens of military vehicles.

The fighter jets carried out a number of combat sorties over the movements of ISIL and Al-Nusra in Aqayrabat town East of al-Salamiyah town and in the Southern direction of the villages and towns of Taybat al-Imam, Halfaya, al-Latamina, North of Souran town, Tal (hill) Othman, South of Tal Hawash and in Morek town in Northern Hama, and destroyed tens of tanks and armored vehicles of the terrorists.

Army reports said the militants also suffered heavy casualties in the air raid.

The army’s missile and artillery unit also hit terrorists’ positions in near the town of Mahradeh heavily, leaving tens of terrorists dead and their vehicles destroyed.

Reports said earlier on Monday that the army targeted the movements of the terrorists in areas near al-Salamiyah town, restoring security to a road connecting the town to Homs city.

The army’s artillery units and aircraft pounded terrorists’ concentration centers and gatherings along a road connecting al-Salamiyah town in Southwestern Hama to Homs city.

Army reports said the terrorists suffered heavy casualties in the attack and retreated from their positions near the road.

An informed local source said that tens of terrorists were killed or wounded in the army attacks that resulted in restoring security to al-Salamiyah-Homs road.

Homs

The Syrian Air Force carried out repeated attacks on ISIL’s positions and movements East of the recently-liberated city of Palmyra (Tadmur), killing tens of terrorists, including non-Syrians.

The warplanes bombed heavily ISIL’s defense lines and moves in Jabal (mount) al-Mazar and Jabal al-Haram regions and at the wheat silos East of Palmyra, killing tens of terrorists, including foreign Arabs and others from non-Arab states.

Several military vehicles of ISIL and their equipment were also destroyed in the attack.

In the meantime, the Syrian Army troops engaged in fierce clashes with ISIL in Talileh region Southeast of Palmyra, leaving a number of terrorists dead or wounded.

Also, the army’s artillery units pounded the positions of the Al-Nusra Front (also known as Fatah al-Sham Front or the Levant Liberation Board) in the villages of Kafr Laha and Taldou in al-Houleh region, inflicting a number of casualties on the terrorists.

Aleppo

The Syrian Army troops and popular forces stormed ISIL’s defense lines in the Eastern territories of Aleppo province and managed to take back more villages and heights.

The army soldiers continued to attack ISIL’s defense lines in Eastern Aleppo and drove terrorists out of the villages of Rasm Jeisi and Jafirah Qaral and Abu Maqbarah hill.

The ISIL lost a number of forces in the army attack, military sources said.

Also, the army soldiers and al-Baqir tribal fighters managed to impose full control of Jafirah, Abu Maqbarah Al-Kabeera and Abu Maqbarah Saghira villages after hours of clashes with ISIL terrorists on Sunday.

Military sources said that moving Eastwards along the M4 highway, the government forces hope to capture Jirah Airbase in the near future and push towards the ISIL bastion of Maskanah, thus reaching the provincial border between Aleppo and Raqqa.

Sweida

The Syrian Army’s artillery units opened heavy fire at ISIL’s concentration centers and movements in Eastern Sweida, killing over ten terrorists and destroying a number of their military vehicles.

The artillery units shelled ISIL’s positions and movements in the hills of al-Shaheib and in Abar al-Dayaseh region, leaving more than ten militants dead and a number of their vehicles destroyed.

Quneitra

The Syrian Army’s missile units opened heavy fire at the positions of the Al-Nusra Front (also known as Fatah al-Sham Front or the Levant Liberation Board) in the Southwestern province of Quneitra, destroying completely a large depot of arms and ammunition.

The missile units massively shelled Al-Nusra positions and movements in Masraheh town, destroying a large depot of weapons and ammunitions, a 107mm missile cargo and five military vehicles including two machinegun-equipped trucks.

A number of Al-Nusra terrorists were also killed in the attack.

Deir Ezzur

The Syrian Army troops and Air Force intensified their attacks on ISIL’s positions and defense lines in the Southern outskirts of Deir Ezzur to end terrorists’ siege on the city’s military airport.

The army’s artillery units launched heavy artillery and air assaults on ISIL’s concentration centers in areas near Deir Ezzur’s airbase, al-Maqaber (cemetery) region, 137th regiment region and other areas South-West of the city, killing a number of terrorists and destroying two military vehicles.

The warplanes, for a second day in a row, pounded ISIL’s movements in al-Maqaber region and Jonayd division region, the areas surrounding the city’s military airport, power company, Tamin Brigade area, the brick and cement block manufacturing plants and workshops and al-Jafrah village, killing and injuring a number of terrorists and destroying a number of their positions and equipment.

Also, the warplanes targeted ISIL’s gathering centers and moves in the surrounding areas of the Deir Ezzur military airport, al-Roshdiyeh neighborhood and al-Makabat region on Sunday, killing or wounding a number of terrorists and destroying their positions.

Damascus

The Syrian Army troops, backed up by aerial support, continued their anti-terrorism operations in the Eastern suburbs of the capital after fortifying their newly-captured positions.

The army soldiers fortified their newly-seized positions in the depth of Jobar district, while other units of the army separated al-Barzeh district from al-Qaboun district North-East of Damascus city.

Military sources reported that the Syrian air force also carried out several combat sorties over the terrorists’ positions in the Eastern outskirt of Damascus city to back up the ground forces.

The sources added that the army’s artillery units opened heavy fire at terrorists’ positions in Jobar, killing a number of them and destroying their equipment in a preemptive move.

A field commander, meanwhile, said that the army units have fortified their positions in Jobar, especially those that stretch towards al-Abbasi’een garages, Karash and al-Sana’iyeh regions, strengthening Damascus’ protection shield against terrorists’ threats.

Dara’a

The Syrian Army’s artillery and missile units hit hard the positions of the Al-Nusra Front (also known as Fatah al-Sham Front or the Levant Liberation Board) in regions North-West of Dara’a city, inflicting a number of casualties on the terrorists.

The army’s artillery and missile units pounded the Al-Nusra position West of Makhzan (warehouses) near the town of Kafr Nasej, killing and wounding a number of terrorists.

Military sources meantime said that the army soldiers engaged in clashes with a group of terrorists in al-Karak neighborhood in Dara’a city along the road to Tafas region, killing most of the group’s members.

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