Foreign-backed militants sustained a heavy toll in Quneitra and Idlib provinces, as the Syrian Army expanded its offensives across the Arab country, a security source said.
A senior army official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that the army troops stormed the hideouts of the rebels in the towns of Mumtana, Mas’hara, Tall Mas’hara and Tall al-Bzaq in the countryside of the Southern province of Quneitra, leaving a large number of the insurgents dead and injured.
Meanwhile, the rebels suffered major losses in the areas of Ein al-Ghazal, al-Marj, Bani Ezz, al-Bara, Kafr Ouwaid, al-Majass, al-Shweiha, and Qara’a al-Ghazal in Idlib countryside, when the army made more gain in the province, the source added.
Syria has been the scene of insurgency since 2011 when certain western powers and their regional allies voiced loudly that Syrian protests have no diplomatic solution and they started supplying the country’s opposition groups with their arms and funds.
In 2014, specially after victory of President Bashar al-Assad in the country’s presidential election, the army has gained upper hand in its anti-terrorism campaign, and has been partly successful in sealing borders with Turkey and Jordan.