The Syrian air force staged a massive targeted attack on a joint meeting of two major terrorist groups in Damascus countryside early on Sunday, killing and injuring a large number of the terrorist leaders.
The army airstrike targeted a gathering of Al-Nusra Front and Ahrar Al-Sham commanders in Mazaya district in the town of Zabadani in Damascus countryside.
A sum of 27 commanders of the Al-Nusra Front and Ahrar al-Sham were killed in the air raid.
The leader of the Al-Nusra Front, Abdulrahman Nassif, was also wounded during the airstrike.
Earlier today, a large number of terrorists were killed in heavy fighting between the Syrian army and the Al-Nusra Front in Damascus province.
The army soldiers struck a heavy blow at the terrorists in the areas of Kfeir Yabous, al-Zabadani, Eastern Ghouta, Douma and al-Qalamoun in Damascus, killing and injuring scores of them.
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.