Syria in Last 24 Hours: Army Takes Full Control of Hasaka City
The Syrian army and national defense forces established full control over the city of Hasaka in the Eastern parts of Syria, destroying the last gathering centers of the ISIL terrorists who had sneaked into the city’s suburban areas on June 25.
The ISIL Takfiri terrorists were pushed back from all areas in Hasaka city and tens of foreign-backed militants were killed and dozens more injured.
Also in the past 24 hours, the foreign-backed Takfiri militants suffered more losses in Hama as the Syrian army continued their advances.
The army destroyed a concentration center of the Takfiri militants in al-Madeq citadel town to the Northwest of Hama, informed sources said.
Scores of terrorists were killed in the operation, including a senior commander nicknamed “Abu al-Dardar”.
Meantime, Syria’s popular defense forces of the Shiite-populated town of Foa killed nearly two dozen Takfiri terrorists and injured many more.
At least 23 Al-Nusra Front terrorists were killed in Foa town in Idlib countryside.
The Syrian popular defense forces also seized the nearby town of Kafria.
The operations by the Syrian popular forces came after they found out about the terrorists’ intention to dig tunnels in Foa and Kafria.
Some 50 Takfiri militants were killed in Syrian air raids in the countryside of Lattakia on Saturday.
Also, Syria’s Al-Qaeda affiliate, al-Nusra Front, claimed to have captured a number of rival militants.
A statement from the terrorist group warned others against taking part in “the American project”.
On Friday, al-Nusra Front attacked Division 30’s base in Northern Syria.
Five of the group’s militants were killed and several more wounded in the clashes, Division 30 said in a statement.
Al-Nusra’s statement did not say how many Division 30 fighters had been captured, or when they were taken.
Division 30 were trained by US.
Elsewhere, Syrian air strikes pounded the supply routes of al-Nusra Front and other terrorist groups in the countryside of Aleppo on Saturday.
A military source said that the air raids hit positions and supply routes of the Takfiri terrorist groups on the direction of Bshantara –Kafr Dael in the Western countryside of Aleppo.
The source added that a convoy of terrorists’ vehicles was destroyed in the air attacks. All terrorists onboard were killed.
The Syrian Army stormed the strongholds of al-Nusra Front in various parts of the Southern province of Dara’a, specially near the city of Dara’a and killed at least 100 of them, sources said.
The military sources said that the country’s army, in massive operation against the rebel groups, killed more than a hundred terrorists in Dara’a city, al-Meleiha al-Gharbiya and the Eastern outskirts of the city.
In its offensives the army destroyed hideouts of al-Nusra Front and al-Muthanna Islamic Movement in the Southeastern part of al-Meleiha al-Gharbiya in the Northeast countryside of Dara’a city.
The air raids hit hideouts and concentration centers of terrorists in Dweirshan, al-Rawda, al-Wadi and al-Durra in the Northern countryside of Lattakia, killing 50 Takfiri militants, most of them foreign militants.
Syria has been grappling with a deadly crisis since March 2011. The violence fuelled by Takfiri groups has so far claimed the lives of over 230,000 people, according to reports. New figures show that over 76,000 people, including thousands of children, lost their lives in Syria last year.
Over 3.8 million Syrians have left their country since the beginning of the crisis. According to reports, more than seven million Syrians have become internally displaced.