Syrian government forces have killed over 20 members of the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham terrorist group during operations in the country’s southern province of Dara’a.
According to military sources on Saturday, the terrorists were killed during intensive army operations in which a command center and a large amount of the militant’s equipment were also destroyed.
Meanwhile, the Syrian army also announced that it had restored security to the town of Kawkab in the central Hama province following operations in which a large number of terrorists were killed.
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The army noted that the terrorists had infiltrated the town and had been engaging in acts of robbery and sabotage.
Elsewhere in the country’s eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr, the air force launched airstrikes on Daesh-held positions and supply routes, killing a large number of Takfiri terrorists in the al-Rushdiyeh and al-Makabat neighborhoods.
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Also on Saturday, Syrian forces purged the villages of Um al-Mari, Shreimeh, Jnat Salameh, Had Housh, al-Qseer, and Khraej Daham from the presence of terrorists.
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During the operations which were carried out in the country’s northern province of Aleppo, a large number of Daeshis were killed or injured.
The army was also able to establish several safe corridors to the villages, through which some 5,000 civilians were able to escape Daesh-held regions.
Syria has been fighting different foreign-sponsored militant and terrorist groups since March 2011. UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura estimated last August that more than 400,000 people had been killed in the crisis until then.