Censored War News, January 13, 2016

Syrian Army establishes control over four villages near Salma in Latakia and another in Aleppo

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Provinces, SANA – The army is advancing in Latakia northeastern countryside, establishing control over new areas, while its units in other areas continue operations, leaving more terrorists dead and destroying their equipment.

Latakia

Al-Marouniyat, Bait Miro, Sheikh Khalil and Marj al-Khokha villages under army control

An army unit, in cooperation with the popular defense groups, established on Wednesday control over al-Marouniyat village, 1 km north of Salma town in the northeastern countryside of Latakia province, a military source announced.

Taking control of the village followed fierce clashes with the terrorist organizations last night and today morning that ended up in killing many terrorists, according to the source.

Tens of terrorists fled towards Rabiaa town, near the Turkish borders.

The engineering units swept the village completely for explosive devices and mines, dismantling dozens of bombs and seizing large amounts of arms and ammunition left behind by the terrorists.

An army unit, aided by the popular defense groups, assumed full control of Bait Miro village after eliminating gatherings of terrorists to the last one.

Later, a military source told SANA that Army and Armed Forces units, in cooperation with popular defense groups, established control over Sheikh Khalil and Marj al-Khokha village east of Salma town.

Aleppo

Ain al-Bayda village under army control

Army units tightened control over areas in the eastern countryside of Aleppo and inflicted heavy losses upon terrorists during the continued war against Takfiri terrorism in Aleppo city and its western countryside.

A military source said in a statement to SANA that the Army Air Force destroyed positions, fortifications and vehicles equipped with machine guns for Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists and other terrorist organizations during air strikes against their dens and supply routes in al-Mansoura village 10 kilometers to the west of Aleppo city.

Army units eliminated dens of terrorists in Bani Zaid, the area surrounding al-Ansari station, al-Sheikh Said, Old Aleppo and Karm al-Jazmati neighborhoods.

Meanwhile, terrorist organizations acknowledged that a number of their members were killed including a military leader in Jabhat al-Nusra the nicknamed Abu Obeida Atareb in the area surrounding Touman town in the western countryside of Aleppo.

Field sources told SANA that army units tightened control over areas in the eastern countryside of Aleppo during special operations and established control over Ain al-Beida and the surrounding farms after eliminating the last gatherings of ISIS terrorists there.

Other army units established control over the area extending between Aisha and Ain al-Beida villages which includes Aleppo’s water pump station after inflicting heavy losses in personnel and munitions upon ISIS terrorists while the rest fled away.

Idleb

41 terrorists including a Pakistani leader killed

An army unit destroyed three vehicles used by Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists on the western outskirts of Jisr al-Shughour city in the western countryside of Idleb province, sources on the ground told SANA.

The sources said nine terrorists were killed in the operation, including a Pakistani leader in the terror organization nicknamed “Ali al-Pakistan.”

Seven more terrorists were killed and ten others were injured during an army operation on the eastern outskirts of Jisr al-Shughour city.

Later, the sources said that an army unit carried out a special operation targeting a base for “Ajnad al-Cham Islamic Union” terror organization in al-Habbit village, which resulted in destroying 3 vehicles and killing at least 25 terrorists including Ahmad al-Barazi, Mohammad Abdelqader al-Warrar, and Mohammad Khalil.

Homs

The army’s air force destroyed positions and vehicles for ISIS terrorists in al-Qaryatain city, located 85 km east of Homs city on the outskirts of al-Badiya (desert).

ISIS terrorists suffered heavy losses in personnel and equipment in army airstrikes on their movements and positions east of al-Bayarat area, 10km to the west of Palmyra city.

Daraa

Army units carried out strikes against the dens and sites of Jabhat al-Nusra in Daraa city, destroying them along with all terrorists, weapons and ammunition inside them in al-Manshia neighborhood in Daraa al-Balad area and the area surrounding the Religious Endowments Building in Daraa al-Mahta.

Another army unit launched special operation against a terrorist group which was moving between Rakham and al-Kark al-Sharqi in the eastern countryside of Daraa, killing many of its members, injuring many others, and destroying their vehicles.

Sources on the ground told SANA that an army unit advanced in al-Sheikh Miskin city in the northern countryside of Daraa and established control over 35 buildings to the south of Tal al-Hash and the 82nd brigade camp after eliminating a number of terrorists who were positioned in it, while the remaining terrorists fled.

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Syrian Army Gains Upper Hand against Militants West of Aleppo City

Syrian Army Gains Upper Hand against Militants West of Aleppo City

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army and its popular allies targeted the militants’ positions in one of the Western neighborhoods of Aleppo city and broke through their defense lines, city sources said on Wednesday.

“The Syrian army and the National Defense Forces (NDF) advanced against the militant groups in Maqale’a al-Hajar area in al-Rashedin 5 neighborhood, killed several terrorists and destroyed their military hardware,” the sources said.

“Meanwhile, the Syrian army’s artillery units opened fire at the terrorists’ movements in Khan al-Assal region, and inflicted major losses on them,” the sources further added.

The army said earlier today that its troops engaged in heavy clashes with the ISIL militants in the Eastern part of Aleppo province and pushed them back form more lands.

“The Syrian army troops drove the ISIL back from Ein al-Beida village and its surrounding farms in the Eastern part of the province near the newly liberated village of Aisheh,” the army said.

“The village and its nearby farms are under full control of the army and the ISIL has fled the battlefield after leaving behind many of members dead and wounded,” the army added.

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Gov’t Forces Win New Battle against Terrorists South of Syria’s Hama

URGENT: Gov't Forces Win New Battle against Terrorists South of Syria's Hama

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army announced that its troops alongside the country’s popular forces have driven the militant groups back from more territories in the Southern part of Hama province.

“Under the heavy offensive of the Syrian government forces, the militant groups pulled back forces from their position in the strategic village of Hirbnafsa,” the army said, adding, “The militant groups suffered a heavy death toll in the attacks.”

“Prior to recapturing of Hirbnafsa, the Syrian army’s artillery shelled heavily the militant positions in the villages of Hirbnafsa, al-Mansoura, al-Ziyarah and al-Qargour, which claimed the lives of many terrorists,” the army added.

Sources said earlier today that scores of militants were killed or wounded after the Syrian Army stormed their positions in the Southern and Northern parts of Hama province.

“The Syrian soldiers raided the militants’ strongholds near Hirbnafsa in the Southern part of the province, and inflicted a heavy death toll on the terrorists,” the sources said.

“In the meantime, the Syrian army’s artillery units shelled the militant groups’ defense lines near al-Lataminah in the Northern part of the province, which left tens of the terrorists dead or wounded,” the sources said.

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Militants Retreat Forces from New Positions Northeast of Syria’s Latakia Province

Militants Retreat Forces from New Positions Northeast of Syria's Lattakia Province

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army on Wednesday continued marching on terrorists’ positions in regions Northeast of Latakia province near the newly liberated town of Salma after hours of heavy fighting that ended in recapturing three villages.

“The militant groups prefer to withdraw from the villages of al-Mreij, al-Kawm and Murj al-Khokha under the heavy attacks of the Syrian army and the National Defense Forces (NDF) since the early hours of Wednesday,” the army said.

“The militant groups suffered a heavy death toll and pulled back the rest of forces in order to evade more casualties,” the army added.

“The villages of al-Mreij, al-Kawm and Murj al-Khokha are now under full control of the pro-government forces,” the army pointed out.

Earlier reports said that Syria’s National Defense Forces (NDF), in a rapid advance, pushed the militant groups back from a mountainous village Northeast of Latakia province after hours of fierce clashes.

“The NDF stormed the militants’ defense lines near the village of al-Marouniyat in the Northwestern part of the newly liberated town of Salma and drove back the terrorists from the battlefield,” the army said.

“The militant groups left behind scores of the dead and wounded members and fled the battlefront,” the army added.

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Syrian Army Completes Control over New Territories East of Aleppo

URGENT: Syrian Army Completes Control over New Territories East of Aleppo

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army engaged in heavy clashes with the ISIL militants in the Eastern part of Aleppo province on Wednesday and pushed them back from more lands, the army said.

“The Syrian army troops drove the ISIL back from Ein al-Beida village and its surrounding farms in the Eastern part of the province near the newly liberated village of Aisheh,” the army said.

“The village and its nearby farms are under full control of the army and the ISIL has fled the battlefield after leaving behind many of members dead and wounded,” the army added.

The army announced earlier today that the ISIL terrorists’ gathering centers and defense lines in different neighborhoods, towns and cities in Aleppo province came under the offensives of the Syrian Army, adding the terrorists suffered a heavy death toll in the attacks.

“The Syrian army troops stormed the ISIL defense lines near al-Bab city in the Northern and Tadif town in the Northeastern parts of Aleppo province, killed or wounded many terrorists and inflicted major damage on their military equipment, weapons, and vehicles,” the sources said.

“In the meantime, the Takfiri militants’ concentration centers in the surroundings of the Scientific Research Center’s building, the Journalists Association and al-Mansoura village in the Western outskirts of Aleppo city were heavily raided by the Syrian army,” the sources added.

“The militant groups sustained major losses on their military hardware as a result of the attacks,” the sources went on to say.

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Syrian Army, Air Force Hit ISIL Defense Lines Hard in Central Homs Province

Syrian Army, Air Force Hit ISIL Defense Lines Hard in Central Homs Province

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Ground and Air Forces, in several attacks on Wednesday, inflicted major losses on ISIL positions across Homs province, the army announced, adding the terrorist group suffered heavy casualties too.

“The ISIL defense lines near the ancient Assyrian town of Quaryatayn in the Southeastern part of the province were heavily stormed by the Syrian army, which ended in destruction of the terrorist group’s military hardware and killing of their members,” the army said.

“The Syrian army’s artillery units, for their part, shelled the ISIL strongholds near the ancient city of Palmyra (Tadmur), city of Talbiseh and town of Tir Ma’ala , which claimed the lives of many terrorists,” the army added.

“In the meantime, the Syrian fighter jets tracked and targeted the ISIL gatherings in al-Houla region, which not only claimed the lives of several militants, but slowed down their movements in the region,” the army went on to say.

The Syrian Army announced on Wednesday that its troops alongside their popular allies continued to advance against the militant groups in the Northern part of Homs province and took control over the Northern part of a Lake in the Central province.

“The Syrian army and the country’s National Defense Forces (NDF) pushed back the militants from the Northern part of al-Rastan lake, which claimed the lives of many Takfiri terrorists and caused many others to lay down guns and turn themselves in to the government forces,” the army said.

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Syrian Army Targets Militant Centers South, North of Hama Province

Syrian Army Targets Militant Centers South, North of Hama Province

TEHRAN (FNA)- Scores of militants were killed or wounded after the Syrian Army stormed their positions in the Southern and Northern parts of Hama province, informed sources said Wednesday.

“The Syrian soldiers raided the militants’ strongholds near Hirbnafsa in the Southern part of the province, and inflicted a heavy death toll on the terrorists,” the sources said.

“In the meantime, the Syrian army’s artillery units shelled the militant groups’ defense lines near al-Lataminah in the Northern part of the province, which left tens of the terrorists dead or wounded,” the sources said.

Earlier reports said that the Syria army announced that its troops alongside their popular allies continued to attack the militant groups in the Northern part of Hama province, inflicting major casualties on the terrorists.

“The Syrian army and the country’s National Defense Forces (NDF) stormed the ISIL gatherings in Atshan North of Hama and killed or wounded tens of terrorists,” the army said.

“Military vehicles of the Takfiri militants were destroyed by the Syrian army in an area between al-Lataminah and Lahaya, which ended in the killing and wounding of many militants,” the army went on to say.

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Syrian Army Advancing against Militants North of Dara’a Province

Syrian Army Advancing against Militants North of Dara'a Province

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army announced on Wednesday that its troops have continued to push back the militant groups from their positions in the Northern part of Dara’a province after hours of fierce clashes.

“The Syrian army troops captured 35 more residential buildings in the Southern side of Tal al-Hosh and the 82nd Brigade Garrison in Sheikh Meskeen region,” the army announced.

“The militant groups could not resist against the army’s offensive, left behind many dead or wounded members and retreated the rest of forces from the battlefront,” the army added.

The militant groups, meantime, confirmed their heavy death toll as a result of the army’s offensives.

Sources said on Tuesday that a senior field commander of al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Front was killed in the Syrian Army attack North of Dara’a province.

“Munir al-Muthib, a senior commander of Liwa Gazet Howra (affiliated to Nusra Front) was killed in a battle with Syrian government forces near Sheikh Meskeen,” the sources said.

“In the meantime, Abu Raqd al-Basheq, another senior field commander of al-Nusra and one of his bodyguards were killed by unknown gunmen in Um al-Mayaden town in the Southeastern side of Dara’a near the positions of the terrorist group of al-Swad al-Sonnah affiliated to the Free Syrian Army (FSA),” the sources added.

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Gov’t Forces Hit Nusra Militants Heavily across Neighborhoods of Syria’s Aleppo

Gov't Forces Hit Nusra Militants Heavily across Neighborhoods of Syria's Aleppo

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army troops and the country’s National Defense Forces (NDF) stormed the al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Front’s strongholds in at least four neighborhoods of Aleppo city, and inflicted heavy losses on the terrorist group, city sources said Wednesday.

“Al-Nusra positions in al-Lairamoun, Bani Zeid, Bab al-Hadid and al-Rashidin came under massive attacks of the Syrian soldiers,” the sources said.

“The Nusra militants and other militant groups sustained a heavy death toll and their weapons and military vehicles were destroyed seriously in the attacks,” the sources added.

On Tuesday, the Syrian air force targeted and destroyed the military positions and supply routes of the ISIL Takfiri terrorists in the towns of Hayan, Bayanoun, Ma’rasat and Ratyan as well as the region of Asia in the Northern Aleppo province.

The Syrian fighter jets also hit the gathering centers of different Takfiri terrorist groups in the town of Manbaj in the Eastern part of Aleppo province.

Meantime, the Syrian army’s artillery hit the military positions of the Takfiri terrorists in the village of Mansoura in the Western part of the city of Aleppo.

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Syrian Air, Artillery Attacks Hit Militants in Deir Ezzur

Syrian Air, Artillery Attacks Hit Militants in Deir Ezzur

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army launched artillery attacks on terrorists’ positions in Deir Ezzur province as the country’s warplanes also targeted the militants.

The Syrian army fired artillery shells at militants’ positions in the neighborhoods of al-Rasafa and al-Sina’ah in Deir Ezzur city, field sources said Wednesday.

The Syrian fighter jets also pounded terrorists’ concentration centers in al-Busayrah town in Deir Ezzur province.

On Tuesday, the Syrian army troops’ offensives near Deir Ezzur’s sugar factory claimed the lives of several terrorists, including one of their senior commanders.

Faleh al-Zobeidi nicknamed Abu Qoteiba who was in charge of ISIL’s military training in Deir Ezzur and six of his associates were killed in the Northern part of the Eastern city.

In a relevant development on January 6, the Syrian army killed another senior ISIL commander named Abdo Jazra in Deir Ezzur.

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41 Militants Killed in Clashes with Gov’t Forces in Syria’s Idlib

41 Militants Killed in Clashes with Gov't Forces in Syria's Idlib

TEHRAN (FNA)- 41 members of the militant groups, mainly from Ahrar al-Sham and al-Nusra Front, were killed and many more were wounded in the Syrian Army troops’ offensives across the Northwestern province of Idlib, FNA dispatches said Wednesday.

The Syrian army commandos carried out two separate special operations in Tamanna and Maarat al-Nu’man, and killed 25 terrorists.

In the meantime, an army officer told the FNA that the army and the National Defense Forces (NDF) engaged in a heavy battle with the militant groups in the Northern part of Idlib in Sarmada, which left at least 11 terrorists dead.

“The army also stormed the Takfiri terrorists’ positions near Saraqib, in which at least five militants were killed,” the officer went on to say.

The pro-government forces have intensifies attacks on the militant groups’ defense lines across Idlib.

On Tuesday, army announced that the Southern territories of Idlib province were the scenes of fierce battles between the militant groups and the Syrian Army and its popular allies, adding the government forces gained the upper hand against the terrorists in the province.

“The Syrian army troops and the NDF stormed Jund al-Aqsa’s positions near Kafr Roma village near Maarat al-Nu’man town, killed at least 20 terrorists and destroyed their armored vehicles,” the army said.

“Also, concentration centers of Jeish al-Fatah in Uroum al-Joz village came under heavy attack of the Syrian government forces, which claimed the lives of 3 militants and wounded several more,” the army added.

“The army’s commandos carried out a special operation in Tal al-Rman South of Saraqib in the Southeastern part of the province, which left at least 11 terrorists dead,” the army went on to say.

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Syrian Troops March on Takfiris’ Positions

Syrian Troops March on Takfiris' Positions

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army troops intensified their anti-terrorism operations in the Southern Province of Dara’a, inflicting heavy losses on the foreign-backed Takfiri militants fighting in the Muslim country.

On Tuesday, Syrian army targeted Takfiri terrorists’ fortified positions in Dara’a al-Mahatta neighborhood in Dara’a city.

Elsewhere, Syrian troops inflicted losses on terrorists in the Southern side of Manshiyeh area in Dara’a al-Balad neighborhood in Dara’a city.

The army also targeted a concentration center of al-Nusra Front terrorists in Athman town, North of Dara’a city.

Earlier on Tuesday, FNA dispatches said Syrian Army and the country’s popular forces inflicted major losses on the terrorist groups in the province of Dara’a.

The Syrian army troops and its popular allies stormed one on the main concentration centers of the militant groups in al-Nazehin camp, which left many terrorists dead or wounded and caused major damage on their weapons and military equipment.

In the meantime, one of the army officers told FNA that gathering centers of the militants near Jamrin village in the Northern part of Busra were massively attacked by the Syrian soldiers, which claimed the lives of several terrorists.

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Senior Terrorist Commander Killed in Damascus

Senior Terrorist Commander Killed in Damascus

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army, backed by the country’s artillery units and warplanes, killed a group of terrorists in Damascus province, including a senior commander of Liwa’ Shuhada al-Islam terrorist group.

The Syrian army killed 3 militants and injured several others during clashes in the vicinity of Darayya city in Western Ghouta in the province. Syrian airstrikes also hit terrorists’ positions in the city.

Sources also said Jamal Abu Ayman, a field commander of Liwa’ Shuhada al-Islam terrorist group was killed in Darayya on Tuesday.

Five other militants were also killed during clashes with the Syrian forces in the vicinity of Zabdean town.

The army also killed at least six militants in the regions of Hatitat al-Jarash and Marj al-Sultan in Eastern Ghouta.

The news come as the Syrian warplanes bombed militants’ positions in the towns of Deir al-Asafir and Otaya in Damascus countryside.

The air attack also hit terrorists’ positions in Khan al-Shih town.

The Syrian army launched artillery attacks on militants’ gathering centers in Douma city, the road between Khan al-Shih and Zakiyeh, and the towns of Misrabah and al-Nashabiyah in Damascus countryside, and Jobar district East of Damascus city.

The Syrian army intensified its offensives against the Takfiri terrorists in Eastern Ghouta in Damascus countryside on Tuesday, and seized back two strategic factories from Jeish al-Islam (Army of Islam) militants.

The Syrian troops in clashes with Jeish al-Islam militants took full control of Tamico and Kertun factories in the surrounding areas of the town of Al-Maliha in Eastern Ghouta.

At least 50 terrorists were killed in clashes over controlling the two factories.

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Militants Confirm Death of Senior Commander

Militants Confirm Death of Senior Commander

TEHRAN (FNA)- The terrorist groups acknowledged that a group of Takfiri militants, including a senior commander of al-Nusra Front, were killed in Dara’a province.

The terrorist groups said on their social media pages on Tuesday that Abu Raghad, one of al-Nusra Front’s prominent commanders in Hawran, was shot dead by unknown party in Om elmiathin town, Southeast of Dara’a city.

The terrorist groups also said five militants were killed in Sheikh Miskeen town. The militants also acknowledged that they suffered heavy losses.

Meanwhile, sources said the Syrian army engaged in clashes with terrorists in Sheikh Meskeen amid heavy airstrikes and artillery shells.

Syrian artillery shells also hit militants’ positions in the towns of Basar al-Harir and Ibtta.

On Monday, the Syrian army, backed by the country’s warplanes, engaged in fierce battles with the Takfiri militants near the recently-liberated town of Sheikh Meskeen.

The Syrian army killed and injured a group of militants in clashes in the vicinity of Sheikh Meskeen town in Dara’a.

The news comes as the Syrian warplanes also destroyed terrorists’ concentration centers in the town.

Meanwhile, the Syrian army fired artillery shells at militants’ positions in the towns of Inkhil and Ibtta, and the village of Jamrin in the province.

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Militant Groups Sustain Heavy Causalities in Army Attacks in Syria’s Dara’a

Militant Groups Sustain Heavy Causalities in Army Attacks in Syria's Dara'a

TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian Army and the country’s popular forces, in a fresh round of attacks on Tuesday, inflicted major losses on the terrorist groups in the Southern province of Dara’a, FNA dispatches said.

The Syrian army troops and its popular allies stormed one on the main concentration centers of the militant groups in al-Nazehin camp in Dara’a al-Balad, which left many terrorists dead or wounded and caused major damage on their weapons and military equipment.

In the meantime, one of the army officers told FNA that gathering centers of the militants near Jamrin village in the Northern part of Busra were massively attacked by the Syrian soldiers, which claimed the lives of several terrorists.

On Monday, the Syrian army, backed by the country’s warplanes, engaged in fierce battles with the Takfiri militants near the recently-liberated town of Sheikh Meskeen in Dara’a province.

The Syrian army killed and injured a group of militants in clashes in the vicinity of Sheikh Meskeen town in Dara’a.

The news comes as the Syrian warplanes also destroyed terrorists’ concentration centers in the town.

Meanwhile, the Syrian army fired artillery shells at militants’ positions in the towns of Inkhil and Ibtta, and the village of Jamrin in the province.

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Militants Withdraw From More Lands North of Syria’s Homs

Militants Withdraw From More Lands North of Syria's Homs

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army announced on Wednesday that its troops alongside their popular allies continued to advance against the militant groups in the Northern part of Homs province and took control over the Northern part of a Lake in the Central province.

“The Syrian army and the country’s National Defense Forces (NDF) pushed back the militants from the Northern part of al-Rastan lake, which claimed the lives of many Takfiri terrorists and caused many others to lay down guns and turn themselves in to the government forces,” the army said.

The Syrian army reported on Tuesday that its troops killed and injured scores of the Takfiri terrorists in heavy clashes in the Eastern suburbs of the town of Quaryatayn in Homs province.

A large number of ISIL terrorists were killed and many others were wounded in Quaryatayn clashes.

The ISIL terrorists suffered a lot of casualties in the Syrian army offensives on their military positions across Homs province.

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Syria in Last 24 Hours: Army Makes New Gains in Key Provinces

Syria in Last 24 Hours: Army Makes New Gains in Key Provinces

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army backed by the country’s air force destroyed the terrorists’ positions in Latakia, Homs, Damascus, Deir Ezzur, Aleppo, Dara’a and Hama provinces over the past 24 hours.

Dozens of terrorists were killed and many more were wounded in the Syrian army’s military operations across Syria on Tuesday.

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Latakia

The Syrian Army announced that it has won full control over the strategic town of Salma Northeast of Latakia province in yet another landmark victory over the foreign-backed terrorists.

“The Syrian pro-government forces have taken control of Salma,” the army announced Tuesday afternoon.

The Syrian fighter jets and the country’s artillery units stormed heavily the militant groups’ positions in different sides of Salma for several hours in the morning.

Then the Syrian army and the National Defense Forces (NDF) pushed back the militant groups from the Southern countryside of Salma and advanced towards the town from two directions in the morning.

Then the army announced at around midday that “Salma’s Southern countryside is now under the full control of the Syrian government forces”.

It added that the army and popular forces were advancing against the militants from the Southern and Eastern sides of Salma town.

“The Syrian army’s commandos have entered Salma and have engaged in heavy clashes with the militants in the town,” the army said at noon.

In the meantime, the pro-government forces took full control over the famous Fort of Kafr Dulbeh in Tal al-Khazan and Tal al-Harmiyah in the Northern part of Salma and inflicted heavy losses on the militant groups in the mountainous battlefields.

The government forces then advanced rapidly in different sides of the town, mainly in the South and the East. The engineering units of the army defused bombs, mines and other explosive devices planted by the militants across the entrances of the town.

Homs

The Syrian army reported on Tuesday that its troops killed and injured scores of the Takfiri terrorists in heavy clashes in the Eastern suburbs of the town of Quaryatayn in Homs province.

A large number of ISIL terrorists were killed and many others were wounded in Quaryatayn clashes today.

The ISIL terrorists have suffered a lot of casualties in the Syrian army offensives on their military positions across Homs province.

Damascus

The Syrian army intensified its offensives against the Takfiri terrorists in Eastern Ghouta in Damascus countryside, and seized back two strategic factories from Jeish al-Islam (Army of Islam) militants.

The Syrian troops in clashes with Jeish al-Islam militants took full control of Tamico and Kertun factories in the surrounding areas of the town of Al-Maliha in Eastern Ghouta.

At least 50 terrorists were killed in clashes over controlling the two factories.

Meantime, the Syrian army won back two villages from the terrorists in the highly strategic and volatile suburban Damascus region of Eastern Ghouta on Tuesday.

The Syrian army, supported by the Lebanese Hezbollah forces and the Russian fighter jets, seized back two key villages of Housh al-Matin and Tal Farzat in Eastern Ghouta at around midday on Tuesday.

The regions which are located in the Northern parts of Damascus international airport were also purged of Jeish al-Islam and al-Nusra Front terrorists.

10 terrorists were also killed in the mop-up operations.

Also, the Syrian Army and its popular allies continued to advance against the militant groups in Eastern Ghouta and took back two more villages after a heavy battle, the army said.

“The Syrian army and the country’s National Defense Forces (NDF) drove the militant groups back from the villages of Hosh al-Matin and Tal Farzat in Eastern Ghouta, which claimed the lives of over 10 terrorists and wounded many more,” the army said.

“Al-Nusra Front and the so-called Jeish al-Islam suffered a heavy death toll in the attacks and retreated forces from the battlefronts,” the army added.

“In the meantime, the pro-government forces fended off the militant groups’ attack on the newly-liberated village of Bilaliyah and killed at least 10 of them,” the army went on to say.

Bilaliyah was one of the most important bases of the militant groups in Eastern Ghouta used as their supplying lines for the militants in Eastern Ghouta.

Liberation of Bilaliyah has decreased the possibility of militant attacks on Marj al-Sultan region and meantime, has cut the supplying line of the militants in al-Nashabiyah and Harasta al-Qantara.

Deir Ezzur

The Syrian army troops’ offensives near Deir Ezzur’s sugar factory claimed the lives of several terrorists, including one of their senior commanders.

Faleh al-Zobeidi nom de guerre Abu Qoteiba who was in charge of ISIL’s military training in Deir Ezzur and six of his associates were killed in the Northern part of the Eastern city.

Aleppo

The Syrian air force targeted and destroyed the military positions and supply routes of the ISIL Takfiri terrorists in the towns of Hayan, Bayanoun, Ma’rasat and Ratyan as well as the region of Asia in the Northern Aleppo province.

The Syrian fighter jets also hit the gathering centers of different Takfiri terrorist groups in the town of Manbaj in the Eastern part of Aleppo province.

Meantime, the Syrian army’s artillery hit the military positions of the Takfiri terrorists in the village of Mansoura in the Western part of the city of Aleppo.

Dara’a

Syrian Army and the country’s popular forces, in a fresh round of attacks on Tuesday, inflicted major losses on the terrorist groups in the Southern province of Dara’a, FNA dispatches said.

The Syrian army troops and its popular allies stormed one on the main concentration centers of the militant groups in al-Nazehin camp in Dara’a al-Balad, which left many terrorists dead or wounded and caused major damage on their weapons and military equipment.

In the meantime, one of the army officers told FNA that gathering centers of the militants near Jamrin village in the Northern part of Busra were massively attacked by the Syrian soldiers, which claimed the lives of several terrorists.

Hama

Syrian Army troops stormed the militant groups’ strongholds near the villages and towns in the North of Hama province, inflicting major losses on them, army sources said Tuesday.

“Concentration centers of Ahrar al-Sham terrorist group near Atshan village in the Northern part of Hama were massively attacked by the Syrian army men, which claimed the lives of at least eights terrorists and wounded ten others,” the sources said.

“Two military vehicles of the militants loaded with weapons and ammunition also were destroyed in the army attack,” they further added.

“The Syrian army also raided the gathering centers of al- Izza Jama’ah terrorist group near al-Zaka village and killed seven terrorists,” the sources said.

“In al-Lataminah region North of Hama province, the Takfiri militants suffered major losses as a result of the Syrian soldiers’ offensive,” the sourced went on to say.

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