Syrian Army Regains More Positions in Zabadani


Units of the Syrian army and armed forces on Thursday carried out intensive operations against the armed terrorist organizations all across the country, advancing into al-Zabadani in Damascus countryside and killing and wounding scores of terrorists in other areas.

Damascus Countryside

Units of the army and armed forces established full control over al-Sindyan castle in al-Zabadani area in the countryside of Damascus after a series of intensive operations.

The operations, a military source said, resulted in killing many terrorists, injuring more others and destroying their weapons and ammo.

Later, the army assumed control of al-Abdallah castle and al-Zawabiq hill to the south of the hill overlooking al-Sindyan castle in the western mountain chain of al–Zabadani.

The army has been steadily advancing into al-Zabadani as it assumed control of all of the western mountains in the area al-Zabadani last March.

An army unit eliminated many terrorists and injured others to the west of Saasa’ town in the southwestern countryside of Damascus.


Meanwhile in the southern Quneitra province, an army unit killed a number of terrorists in al-Hamidiyeh village, which is located in an archeological area.


Units of army and armed forces killed a number of terrorists and injured others in Khirbet Beit al-Agha village in Homs province near the Lebanese border.

The operation in the village, which is located in southwestern Hassia town, also resulted in destroying the terrorists’ weapons and ammunition.

Great losses were also inflicted upon members of ISIL terrorist organization during operations against their gatherings in al- Fasdeh and al-Kadeem villages and to the east of Jazal oil field in northwestern Palmyra city.

A number of terrorists also were killed and others were injured during intensive military operations on their dens in the towns and villages of Masaada, Um Sahreej, al-Sultania, al-Msheirfa al-Janobyeh, al-Khreija, al-Salehia and Rajm al-Qasr in the eastern countryside of Homs province.


Units of army and armed forces launched Thursday intensive operations against dens and gatherings of terrorists in the countryside of Hama province, killing a number of terrorists and injuring others.

A unit of army directed intensive strikes against dens of terrorists in al-Ankawi village in remote northwestern countryside of Hama province, a military source told SANA.

The source added that army strikes resulted in killing a number of terrorists, injuring others and destroying two dens of al-Nusra terrorist organization.

Another unit of army attacked a den of Takfiri terrorist organization in Om Mayal village near eastern Badia ( desert), 80 kilometers to the east of Hama.

In the northern countryside of Hama province, where army carries out continued operations against dens of terrorist organizations in villages near Idleb province, a number of terrorists from al-Nusra and the so called Ahrar al-Sham movement were killed in Skeek village in the surrounding of al-Latamneh and Kafar Zeta towns, according to the military source.

Meanwhile, local sources in Akareb village in the eastern countryside of Salamyieh told SANA reporter in Hama that locals in cooperation with groups of popular defense countered terrorists of ISIL who tried to infiltrate to the village and killed a number of them while others were forced to retreat and flee towards Badia ( desert).

Akareb is located 17 kilometers east Salamyieh on Badia sides near al-Mabouja village where ISIL terrorists committed a massacre in 31st March in which 48 civilians were killed most of them are women and children.


Scores of terrorists killed and wounded in army’s special operations against al-Nusra terrorist and other Takfiri terrorist organizations’ gatherings in the city of Idleb, a military source told SANA.

The source added that an army unit killed a number of terrorists in Maarat Misrin town.

Another army unit inflicted heavy losses upon armed terrorist organizations in personnel and equipment in the village of Kafer Lata.


Units of the army and armed forces thwarted armed terrorist groups’ attempt to infiltrate into Aleppo city from the direction of old city of Bab al-Nasser and Bab al-Hadeed to attack Barakiyat al-Arman area, inflicting heavy losses upon them.


Army units in cooperation with popular defense groups killed big numbers of terrorists in concentrated operations against their gatherings in the northern countryside of Latakia coastal province, a military source said on Thursday.

During the operations, the army units destroyed the terrorists’ vehicles which were loaded with weapons, ammunition and rocket launcher pads in the villages of Ghammam, al-Qantara, al-Forloq, al- Kabeer, al-Sooda and al-Oteira.


Units of the army and armed forces on Thursday carried out a series of successful operations and inflicted heavy losses among terrorist members of ISIL in the western countryside of Hasaka province, a military source told SANA.

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