Syria in Last 24 Hours: Army Takes Control of Key Regions in Damascus Province
The army units drove the terrorists out of two more key border points near the border with Jordan.
Meantime, the Syrian army and popular forces continued their military advances in other parts of Syria, including Homs and Hama, over the past 24 hours.
Tens of terrorists were killed and dozens more were injured during the Syrian army’s operations in other provinces across Syria.
The Syrian Army troops stormed terrorists’ strongholds in the Southeastern territories of Damascus province on Tuesday and drove militants out of two more key border points near Jordan.
The army men engaged in heavy fighting with terrorists in the Southeastern part of Damascus province and imposed full control over the two checkpoints of 171 and 172.
The terrorist groups suffered heavy casualties in the clashes.
The Syrian Army soldiers stormed ISIL’s defense lines in Eastern Homs and managed to advance 17 kilometers into the depth of the country’s Badiyeh (desert) on Tuesday.
The army men deployed North of al-Zali’eiyat region between the provinces of Homs and Deir Ezzur attacked ISIL’s positions in the depth of Badiyeh and arrived in the al-Sarayem region after advancing 17km against terrorists.
ISIL suffered heavy casualties and their military hardware sustained major damage in the clashes, according to the army.
The Syrian Air Force intensified combat flights over ISIL’s positions and movements in the Eastern province of Deir Ezzur, targeting a convoy of terrorists’ vehicles and a depot of their arms and ammunition on Tuesday.
The warplanes bombed heavily a convoy of ISIL’s vehicles while fleeing al-Shoula region towards al-Tayem oilfield, destroying ten vehicles and killing a large number of militants.
Also, the fighter jets pounded ISIL’s positions in regions near al-Jazeereh university in the village of al-Baqaliyeh in the Northwestern outskirts of Deir Ezzur city, destroying a depot of their arms and munitions.
Reports said earlier on Tuesday that the Syrian Air Force targeted a long convoy of ISIL’s vehicles carrying arms, ammunition and fresh fighters towards the terrorist group’s positions near the 137th Artillery Brigade Base in Western Deir Ezzur, inflicting major damage on the column.
The army aircraft carried out several combat sorties over ISIL’s movements near the salt mine near the town of al-Tabni in the Western countryside of Deir Ezzur, destroying most of the vehicles and killing a number of terrorists.
The ISIL intended to transfer the convoy of forces, arms and ammunition to the group’s positions near 137th Artillery Brigade Base.
Also, the fighter jets pounded ISIL’s defense lines in the villages of al-Baqaliyeh and Ayyash, imposing heavy casualties on the militants.
In the meantime, the Syrian Army troops clashed fiercely with a group of ISIL terrorists and repelled their attack on the government forces’ positions South of T-2 pumping station in the Southeastern part of Deir Ezzur, killing a large number of terrorists.
The Syrian Army soldiers engaged in fierce clashes with a group of ISIL terrorists in Eastern Hama on Tuesday and managed to kill a number of them, seizing their US-made weapons, including anti-tank TOW missiles.
The army men seized a number of US-made anti-tank TOW missiles, arms and ammunition in an ambush operation against a group of ISIL terrorists along a road that connects al-Sa’an town to Ithriya town.
The ISIL group had attacked the army positions, but, they came under the army soldiers’ ambush operation and suffered heavy casualties.
In the meantime, the army units found several arms and ammunition depots of ISIL in the town of Tahmaz in Eastern Hama with 100,000 ballets, tens of heavy machineguns and several computer and telecommunication systems.
Also, the army men found 47 missiles in ISIL’s positions while carrying out mop-up operations in the newly-liberated town of Aqayrabat.
The ISIL were using the missile to hit residential areas in the town of al-Salamiyah.
Sources affiliated to the terrorists disclosed on Tuesday that the terrorist groups have carried out a joint coup against Al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at or the Levant Liberation Board) and Abu Mohammad al-Joulani in Idlib to prevent possible war in the region.
The Arabic-language al-Hadath news quoted the sources as saying that all the terrorist groups in Idlib in Northwestern Syria have stormed the positions of Al-Nusra Front and al-Joulani in a military coup.
Al-Hadath further added that talks between the Syrian Army and representatives of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) are underway to get rid of Al-Nusra and al-Joulani in order to prevent eruption of clashes and pave the ground for restoring peace and tranquility in the region.
The Syrian government forces have made fresh gains in the war on terrorism in the provinces of Homs, Hama, Aleppo, Raqqa and Deir Ezzur, purging the entire country of ISIL terrorists as soon as possible.