Syria in Last 24 Hours: Army Inflicts Heavy Losses on Terrorists in Hama Province
The terrorists in Hama province sustained heavy losses in tough battle with the Syrian army.
The Syrian army also continued its advances in other key provinces across Syria.
The Syrian Army troops drove ISIL terrorists out of three more villages in Eastern Hama on Sunday after hours of non-stop clashes and killing or wounding a number of militants.
The army men engaged in fierce clashes with the ISIL and captured the villages of al-Dakileh al-Shamali, al-Dakileh al-Janoubi and Um Hartin.
In the meantime, the army soldiers won control of a set of hills overlooking the Southern part of Um Hartin.
The army killed 10 ISIL terrorists and destroyed several military vehicles in the attack.
Samer Ahmad al-Amari, a notorious field commander of a terrorist group affiliated to the Free Syrian Army (FSA), was killed in a booby-trapped car bomb blast in Eastern Dara’a, well-informed sources confirmed on Sunday.
The sources said that al-Amari was killed along with three of his aids as a result of a booby-trapped bomb explosion in one of the vehicles of the FSA-affiliated al-Thowar battalion along the road connecting the towns of al-Sourah and al-Qariyeh al-Sharqi.
The Syrian Army troops, backed up by the country’s Air Force, attacked ISIL’s positions and movements in Deir Ezzur city and its outskirts on Sunday, killing at least 20 and destroying several command centers.
The army’s artillery and missile units shelled heavily ISIL’s positions in al-Maqaber region, Tal (hill) Alloush and al-Huweiqa neighborhood in Deir Ezzur and its outskirts, killing at least 20 militants.
Meantime, the army soldiers stormed ISIL’s defense lines in al-Maqaber, al-Thardah mountain, Panorama base and Regiment 137 base, killing a number of militants and destroying several command centers, positions and a large volume of arms and ammunition.
Also, local sources reported that commander of the Headquarter of “Caliphate’s Young Lions” Abu Abadah Shami escaped Deir Ezzur along with his family members.
The Russian Air Force targeted a number of ISIL positions in the Eastern city of Deir Ezzur and its outskirts on Saturday, destroying a large depot of arms and ammunition in the city’s districts.
The warplanes bombed heavily ISIL’s positions in Civil Defense region North of al-Mufti Grand Mosque in Deir Ezzur city, destroying a large weapons and munitions depot of the terrorists.
The fighter jets, later, targeted ISIL’s defense lines in Jonayd division base, Tal Aloush, Tal Milad in the Southwestern outskirts of Deir Ezzur city.
The Russian army aircraft further struck al-Rabi’at region South of Panorama region, and the two regions of al-Maqaber region and al-Khazanat Southwest of Tamin.
The Syrian Army soldiers drove the ISIL terrorists out of more positions in an energy field region after hours of heavy fighting in Eastern Homs in their push towards Deir Ezzur.
The army men stormed ISIL’s defense lines in surrounding of the recently-liberated town of al-Sukhnah and managed to free a gas field 5km far away al-Sukhnah along the road to Deir Ezzur.
In the meantime, other units of the army engaged in fierce clashes with ISIL near the captured gas field and took control of several hills and houses 3km away from the gas field.
The Syrian Army has forward a long column of military hardware and equipment, including T-90 battle tanks, to Western territories of Aleppo province, video footage showed on Sunday.
According to video footages, the army has sent a convoy of military vehicles, including T-90 tanks to the battlefield in Western Aleppo.
Considering that latest-generation military equipment of the army is generally located in areas where government offensives are underway, the spotting of this particular T-90 might serve as an indication that such an operation is in the works for Western Aleppo.
The T-90 is the most modern tank design available to army forces and in many ways it represents the military revival of the Syrian army that at the beginning of the war on terrorism in the country only possessed an aging fleet of T-55s, T-62s and monkey model T-72s.