Syria in Last 24 Hours: Army Regains Control of Strategic Village in Hama
The Syrian army regained control of a strategic village in Hama countryside, and killed tens of terrorists and injured dozens more in fierce clashes with the militants.
The army units took control of Al-Jadideh village in Hama countryside. Then they advanced towards Tal Al-Malh in the outskirts of Hama.
Also in the past 24 hours, the Syrian army ambushed and killed dozens of Al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Front terrorists on Flita barrens in Qalamoun in Damascus countryside.
Meantime, the Syrian army also killed 37 terrorists of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Deir Ezzur after fierce clashes with the terrorist group.
Also, Syrian army destroyed the Siyassa bridge in Deir Ezzur in special operation carried out by elite forces and engineering units, leaving all operating militants killed and injured, informed sources said.
The city has been totally isolated now from the rural area of Deir Ezzur following the operation as Siyassa Bridge was the main supply route for armed groups between both areas.
Movements of militants had been also paralyzed as the heavy artillery of the Syrian army stormed their communities and main stationing points in the area following the huge blast.
The opposition UK-based Syrian Observatory said the Siyassa Bridge was the only outlet connecting the ISIL-led areas which makes the terrorists’ strongholds in Deir Ezzur trapped due to the control of the army on the land crossings.
Elsewhere, the Syrian Armed Forces inflicted massive losses upon the foreign-backed rebels in Daraa and Aleppo countryside, leaving scores of them dead and injured.
Hideouts of militants were stormed by the army in al-Nua’ima, Taiba, Tafas-Ataman, Syriatel, al-Ardon, Beer Um al-Daraj, in al-Bajabja and Katakit in the countryside of Daraa.
A large number of militants lost their lives during the army operations.
The Syrian soldiers also struck heavy blow on the militants in al-Sayyalieh, al-Bannawi al-Salloum, Deir Hafer, Maskana, Binnis, al-Shaqif, al-Enzarat, al-Marja, Karm al-Tahhan, Khanaser and Qastal al-Misht areas in the countryside of the Northern province of Aleppo, destroying their equipment.
Meantime, the foreign-sponsored rebels operating in Syria suffered major losses as Syrian Army continued to gain more ground in their fight against the armed groups in the countryside of Homs and Idlib on Tuesday.
A military source said that the Syrian soldiers inflicted heavy losses upon the militants in the areas of Park, al-Wa’ar, Taldo, al-Rastan, al-Sa’an, Um Sharshouh and al-Sumsur in Homs countryside, leaving scores of them dead.
The armed forces killed a number of terrorists and wounded others, including a leader of one of the terrorist groups called Mohammad Abdul-Aziz al-Swais.
Meanwhile, strongholds of the rebels were raided by the army soldiers in the villages and towns of al-Amara al-Souda, al-Boauiti and al-Zabboula in Abu al-Zohour in Idlib countryside leaving a number of terrorists killed and wounded.
Also, the Lebanese army clashed with terrorists from al-Nusra Front overnight, as the militants sought to cross into Lebanon after suffering heavy casualties in clashes with the Syrian army.
The Syrian army had killed dozens of al-Nusra Front terrorists in an ambush in the Qalamoun border region of Flita, some 7 kilometers from the border with Lebanon, shortly before midnight.
Security sources said that some of the militants had then fled toward Lebanon, leading to clashes with the Lebanese army, which repelled them.
The state-run National News Agency said a number of the militants were killed and wounded in the fighting with Lebanese soldiers.
The porous, undemarcated border region has been the scene of nearly continuous fighting in recent weeks, with the Lebanese army working to expel Syrian militants after they briefly took the town of Arsal at the beginning of August in clashes that killed dozens.
The terrorists, from the al-Nusra Front and ISIL, are still holding at least 22 Lebanese soldiers and policemen hostage.
The conflict in Syria started in March 2011, when sporadic pro-reform protests turned into a massive insurgency following the intervention of western and regional states.
The unrest, which took in terrorist groups from across Europe, the Middle-East and North Africa, has transpired as one of the bloodiest conflicts in recent history.
As the foreign-backed insurgency in Syria continues without an end in sight, the US government has boosted its political and military support to Takfiri extremists.
Washington has remained indifferent to warnings by Russia and other world powers about the consequences of arming militant groups.