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 and the Russian Air Force targeted ISIL’s defense lines in Eastern Hama, inflicting major losses on the terrorists on Monday.
The army men engaged in heavy fighting with ISIL in Wadi al-Azib and Salba regions in Eastern Hama, killing a number of militants.
Also, the army’s artillery and missile units shelled heavily ISIL’s movements and positions in the villages of al-Hadaj and Mostariheh Tahmaz in Aqayrabat region, and destroyed several military vehicles.
The Russian and Syrian fighter jets, meanwhile, pounded ISIL’s concentration centers in Salba, Qalib al-Thor regions and in the villages of Hamadeh Omar, Naqba and in the town of Aqayrabat.
Tens of ISIL terrorists were killed or wounded in the attacks.
The Syrian Army troops drove ISIL out of more hills and heights in a mountainous region in Eastern Homs in their push towards terrorist-held regions in Deir Ezzur on Monday.
The army men captured the hills and heights of Khirbet al-Ba’albas, Moshrefeh Huweises, Khirbet Abu al-Tous and Towileh al-B’albas West of Mount al-Sha’er East of the town of al-Sukhnah along the road to Deir Ezzur.
Field sources said that the army is only 32km away from Homs’ border with Deir Ezzur, adding that ISIL suffered heavy casualties and its military hardware sustained major damage in the attacks.
Reports said earlier on Monday that the army soldiers imposed full control over Kasrah Faraj, Tal al-Akram, Wadi al-Walij and Wadi Najib regions East of al-Qawaha along the road connecting the town of al-Sukhnah to Deir Ezzur province.
Also, the army units drove ISIL out of Tal (hill) al-Etesalat 30km East of al-Sukhnah.
Field reports said that fierce clashes are underway between the army men and ISIL around Qasr al-Hayer Sharqi, North of Humeimeh region, hills of al-Sha’er mountain and Huweises region in Eastern Homs.
Seven terrorists were killed and several more were wounded in a fresh round of clashes among ISIL members in Albu Kamal region in Southeastern Deir Ezzur on Monday.
Infighting erupted among ISIL terrorists, mostly from Africa and Saudi Arabia, in the town of al-Salehiyeh in terrorist-held Albu Kamal region, leaving seven militants dead and several more wounded.
In the meantime, dead bodies of two non-Syrian members of ISIL were found in an old garage in the town of al-Mayadeen in Eastern Deir Ezzur.
Local sources reported that Majed Suleiman nom de guerre Abu Fatimeh Shanan and another ISIL commander have escaped from Deir Ezzur as a growing number of terrorist leaders are fleeing the region after the rapid advances of the Syrian Army troops in Homs, Hama and Raqqa provinces that are all moving towards Deir Ezzur.
Reports said earlier on Monday that the army’s artillery and missile units along with the Russian Air Force targeted ISIL’s positions in the Eastern city of Deir Ezzur on Monday, destroying a bomb-making workshop of the terrorists.
The artillery and missile units opened heavy fire at ISIL’s positions and destroyed their bomb-making workshop near al-Tamo’ein square, killing the commander in charge of the workshop Abu Abdullah Tunisi and 12 others.
The Syrian and Russian fighter jets, meanwhile, carried out several rounds of combat flights over ISIL’s positions in Panorama farms, al-Omal neighborhood, old airport, Kasarat neighborhood and the village of Ma’adan Atiq in Southern outskirts of Deir Ezzur, killing a number of terrorists and destroying military hardware.
The Syrian Army troops engaged in fierce clashes with a group of terrorists in Northwestern Sweida and managed to repel their offensive after inflicting heavy casualties on the militants.
The army units clashed fiercely with a group of terrorists and warded off their attack on the strongholds of pro-government forces in al-Dowar region from Northeastern Dara’a.
The terrorist group left behind a number of dead and injured members and retreated.