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’s artillery and missile units opened heavy fire at terrorists’ positions and gathering centers in Northeastern Hama on Friday, inflicting major losses on the militants.
Terrorists’ strongholds in Kafr Zita and al-Latamina region in Northeastern Hama came under heavy fire of the artillery and missile units of the army.
A number of terrorists were killed or wounded and their military hardware were damaged in the army fire.
Relevant repots said that the army men pushed Al-Nusra back from the small town of Mawilah, Tal (hill) Mahsar and the village of al-Jamileh North of the small town of al-Hamra.
The army soldiers also captured al-Banat hill North of the village of al-Rabi’eh.
The army’s engineering units started defusing bombs and landmines planted by the terrorists in the region.
A sum of 25 ISIL field commanders were killed in the Syrian Air Force’s combat flight over terrorists’ position in the town of Albu Kamal in Southeastern Deir Ezzur, a dissident-affiliated website reported on Friday.
The Arabic-language al-Darar news website reported that 25 notorious ISIL commanders were killed in the army air raid on the venue of a meeting of ISIL’s local leaders in Albu Kamal.
Senior ISIL commanders, including field commander Abu Roqaya al-Faransi and security commander Sadam al-Jamal had participated in the meeting.
Hazem al-Barqash, a member of ISIL’s consultative council, and 13 other religious leaders, including Mola Hami, Haytham al-Qazi nom de guerre Tak Tak, Foras al-Homsi nom de guerre Abu Ayesha, Abu Asma al-Shami, Abu Walid Faloujah, Abu Torab al-Turkistani, Abu Davoud al-Tajiki and Abu Talha al-Shishani were among the dead terrorists in the raid.
In the meantime, a well-informed source said that ISIL’s military and security emirs were not injured in the attack because they had left the meeting before the attack.
Field sources said that the army troops resumed their operation in the Western flank and managed to deploy Northwest of Albu Kamal parallel to al-Hamdan airport.
The Arabic-language al-Akhbar daily reported that if the army can stabilize its positions in the regions, it will lay siege on ISIL in Albu Kamal from three directions, adding that there will remain only one way open for the ISIL towards the Eastern bank of the Euphrates River, which is the operational zone of the US-backed forces in a de-confliction agreement between Washington and Moscow.
The Syrian Army will possibly intensify its pressure on ISIL from Southeast of the town of al-Mayadeen to further advance against the terrorists.
Military sources confirmed earlier on Friday that the army troops, backed up by the country’s Air Force, managed to advance against ISIL in the town of Albu Kamal at the border with Iraq.
The army men stormed ISIL’s positions in the town of Albu Kamal and advanced against the terrorists, deploying on the Western bank of the Euphrates River in the town.
Also, the army aircraft carried out repeated combat flights over ISIL’s positions and supply lines around Albu Kamal, killing a number of militants and destroying several military vehicles, including a vehicles carrying militants in al-Mojavedah settlement.
The fighter jets, meantime, bombed heavily ISIL’s strongholds in the villages and settlements of Sabikhan, al-Dablan, al-Jala’a and al-Salehiyeh on the bank of the Euphrates river, inflicting major losses on the terrorists.
The Syrian Army’s artillery units opened heavy fire at terrorists’ positions in two regions in Eastern Ghouta on Friday, inflicting a number of casualties on the militants.
The artillery units pounded terrorists’ strongholds in Jobar and Ein Terma region East of Damascus province, killing and wounding several militants.
Also, the army men engaged in fierce clashes with terrorists in a region near the Vehicles Management Base in Harasta.
Source in Damascus police command center said that three civilians were killed and seven others were wounded in the terrorists’ missile attack in Eastern Ghouta.
The army troops engaged in fierce clashes with terrorists in Eastern Ghouta on Wednesday, fending off their heavy offensive.
The army men warded off terrorists’ offensive on the pro-government forces’ positions in the town of Harasta, killing tens of militants and destroying their equipment.