Provinces, SANA – More areas in Lattakia and Aleppo have come in the army’s hands as its units intensified operations against terrorist organizations, leaving many of their members dead and destroying their vehicles and equipment.
The Army units, in cooperation with popular defense groups, established control over al-Rabeaa town and al-Rawda village, about 60km northeastern countryside of Lattakia, a military source told SANA Sunday.
The source added that the engineering units are combing the area and dismantling the explosive devices and landmines planted by the terrorists, some of them were killed and injured by the army operation, who fled towards Turkey.
Earlier on Saturday, Army units, in cooperation with popular defense groups, established control over the villages of al-Tefahiya, Hilwa al-Gharbiya, Hilwa al-Sharqiya, al-Amlik, Beit Arab, Beit Ablaq, and Tal Asholan along with all the hills surrounding them in Lattakia’s northern countryside.
In the same context, army units established control over the villages of Katar and Tal Hattabat in the eastern countryside of Aleppo province.
A field source noted in a statement to SANA that the units took control of the aforementioned areas after fierce clashes with ISIS terrorists, during which a number of their fortifications and barricades were destroyed and dozens of them were killed, while the others fled.
Military engineering units later swept the two villages and dismantled the explosive devices and mines left behind by the terrorists, the source said.
Army units destroyed an armored vehicle in al-Nazihin Camp neighborhood in Daraa city and killed a number of terrorists and destroyed their arms and ammunition in the neighborhoods of al-Manshiyeh and Daraa al-Mahatta.
At the northern entrance of Daraa city, an army unit killed all members of a terrorist group and destroyed their equipment and arms in Atman town, 4 km away from the city’s center.
The terrorist organizations acknowledged on their social media pages the death of 15 terrorists in al-Sheikh Miskeen in the northern countryside of Daraa province, including a military leader within the so-called “Saif al-Sham Brigades” who is nicknamed Abu al-Ghaith.
Syrian army establishes control over new areas in al-Sheikh Miskeen, Daraa
A military source announced establishing control over new areas in al-Sheikh Miskeen city in the northern countryside of Daraa after killing a number of terrorists.
Army units operating in al-Sheikh Miskeen city established control over streets, establishments and buildings in the northern, southern and eastern parts of the city and advanced further after destroying a number of barricades and fortifications for the terrorists and the fleeing of tens of them outside the city.
Army units advanced further after destroying a number of barricades and fortifications with all terrorists inside them, while dozens others fled away outside the city.
Engineering units combed the areas after establishing control over them and dismantled explosive devices and mines which were planted earlier by the terrorist organizations.
Since late December, army units in cooperation with supporting forces have carried out a wide military operation in al-Sheikh Miskeen
Earlier, the army units destroyed Jabhat al-Nusra and other Takfiri terrorist organizations’ positions and vehicles, some equipped with machineguns and loaded with weapons and ammunition in Daraa al-Balad and al-Mahata in the city of Daraa.
Later, army units destroyed terrorists’ concentrations, hideouts, and assorted weapons in the southern part of al-Manshiye neighborhood and al-Nazihin Camp in Daraa al-Balad.
An army unit killed and injured all members of an armed terrorist group after targeting their gathering in Atman Town, 4km north of Daraa city.
Meanwhile, the terrorist organizations acknowledged on their social media websites the killing of a number of their members, among them Mohammad Musaab al-Hamadi of the so-called Liwa Shuhada Houran and Ibrahim Taha al-Hariri.
The terrorist organizations acknowledged the killing of 5 of their members and the injury of others in an ambush at Ghabagheb-al-Jameaat road in the northern countryside of Daraa, asserting that terrorist nicknamed Abu Ali and Yousef al-Atrash, Mohammad Abbas and Hussein Matroud were among the dead.
Army units targeted Jabhat al-Nusra and other terrorist organizations’ hideouts and gatherings in Haritan town, destroying their vehicles and supply routes.
A military source told SANA that the army units destroyed positions and movements of Jabhat al-Nusra and other Takfiri terrorist groups affiliated to them in the neighborhoods of al-Rashideen, al-Liramoun, Bustan al-Bacha, Bani Zaid, Karem al-Maysar and al-Sheikh Said in the city of Aleppo.
The army inflicted heavy losses upon the terrorists of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) , destroying a number of their vehicles, some equipped with machineguns after targeting their positions and hideouts in the villages of Tal Hatabat, Qutar , al-Muflisah and al-Bab
Meanwhile, the terrorist organizations acknowledged on their social media websites the killing of a number of their members, among them Basel Ahmad Homos.
Army units inflicted heavy losses in personnel upon terrorists from the so-called al-Izza gathering during operations against their positions in al-Latamneh town in the northern countryside of Hama.
A field source said in a statement to SANA that 13 terrorist were killed including Abdul- Naser Younes Khattab, deputy leader of al-Izza gathering in al-Latamneh.
Meanwhile, terrorist organizations acknowledged on their social media pages that Khattab was killed along with the terrorist Mohammad Heitham al-Kateb al-Mahmoud.
The Syrian Air Force carried out airstrikes on hideouts of ISIS terrorists in al-Qaryatain city at the outskirts of the Badiya desert 85 km east of Homs city, destroying a number of their bases and vehicles.
A military source told SANA that the Syrian Air Force also destroyed hideouts and concentrations for terrorists from Jabhat al-Nusra and other terror groups in Teirma’ala 7 km north of Homs city.
An army unit bombarded the Islamic state in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorists’ gathering in Tal al-Sahen, 40 km southeast Sweida city, a military source told SANA Saturday.
The source added that the army unit also destroyed a number of ISIS vehicles, some equipped with machineguns, in the countryside of the southern Sweida province.
A military source told SANA that Army and Armed Forces units, in cooperation with popular defense groups, established control over the villages of al-Tefahiya, Hilwa al-Gharbiya, Hilwa al-Sharqiya, al-Amlik, Beit Arab, Beit Ablaq, and Tal Asholan along with all the hills surrounding them in Lattakia’s northern countryside.
A military source told SANA that the army units and defense groups killed and injured many terrorists in the aforementioned villages and the hills around them, destroying their fortified positions, weapons, and munitions, while engineering units combed the areas and dismantled explosive devices and landmines left behind by terrorists.