Syrian Army Escalates Operations against Foreign-Backed Terrorists


Syrian army units chased terrorist groups on Thursday and destroyed their weapons, ammunition and hideouts in several provinces, state-run SANA news agency reported.

In Homs countryside, a unit of the armed forces repelled members of a terrorist group affiliated to the so-called ‘Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant’ (ISIL) as they were trying to steal amounts of wheat in Biarat al-Dwa, 25 km to the west of Palmyra city.

Another army unit killed and injured a number of terrorists and destroyed several of their vehicles, in addition to seizing a car with a heavy machine gun mounted on it and an amount of ammunition, communication devices and car registration plates.

In Aleppo, a military source told SANA that army units killed many terrorists and injured others in the neighborhoods of Hanano, Maaret al-Artiq, Bani Zaid, Bustan al-Qaser and al-Kallasa.

The source added that army units also targeted terrorists’ dens in Tal Jabin, al-Hader, Abtin, al-Mallah, al-Kastello, Handarat, Andan, Mare’, al-Tamoura, al-Atareb, Azaz, Babis and al-Shweihneh, inflicting heavy losses upon them.

In north Latakia, an army unit found mortar launchers, a big number of shells, explosives and other materials during combing the area of al-Nabe al-Mor, prepared for manufacturing explosives and amounts of medicine and medical equipment, a military source told SANA.

Other army units killed and injured terrorists as they targeted their gatherings in the surrounding of al-Bahlouliyeh and al-Haffeh in the countryside.

In Idlib, army units targeted terrorists’ gatherings in Qarfaya, the surrounding area of al-Arbaen Mountain, Kafar Najed, Kafar Latta and Bakfaloun, killing many terrorists and injuring others, a source at the province said.

Another army unit repelled an armed terrorist group that tried to attack checkpoints in the city of Binnesh in rural Idlib, killing a number of its members and wounding others.

In Daraa, military units also targeted terrorists’ gatherings in the city and its countryside, leaving them killed and wounded and destroying their criminal tools.

According to a military source, the army units eliminated all members of an armed terrorist group in Tel al-Jabiya, Daraa countryside, and destroyed a car for them.

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