Syria in Last 24 Hours: Terrorists Sustain Heavy Losses in Army’s Offensive in Hama
The Syrian army and popular forces continued their military operations against the terrorist groups in Hama province, and killed scores of militants over the past 24 hours.
The ISIL Takfiri terrorists sustained heavy losses and casualties in Hama.
The Syrian army also inflicted heavy losses on the terrorist groups in other key province across Syria.
The Syrian army backed by the popular forces killed and drove out Takfiri terrorists from more important territories in the Central province of Hama.
In the Northern parts of Hama, the Syrian forces could liberate Petrol region in the Southeastern side of Aqareb town.
The army and Hezbollah units also managed to win back control of al-Salem and al-Waqe’a near the Petrol oil region.
The Syrian troops also made the terrorists withdraw from the countryside of Aqareb town and purged al-Tout heights of the terrorist groups.
During the operations, tens of militants were killed and injured.
The ISIL’s attempts to break the army’s first defense line in the Eastern parts of Salamiyah city in Hama province failed after air force warplanes entered the scene.
The Syrian air force airstrikes destroyed several military vehicles and ISIL bases in the region and the army forces could repel the terrorist group’s heavy offensive against their bases in the Eastern parts of Salamiyah.
Residents of the nearby villages also joined the army to defend their homes and created a security belt around the Eastern parts of Salamiyah.
The Syrian army units targeted the fortifications and gathering centers of al-Nusra Front terrorists East of Khazan al-Karak in Dara’a al-Balad area in Dara’a city, killing a dozen of them and destroying their weapons and ammunition.
An army unit killed members of al-Nusra terrorist group as they were involved in monitoring operations, while 20 more terrorists were killed or injured in army operations in al-Nazihin Camp and al-Matahen in Dara’a al-Balad.
The army also eliminated a gathering center of al-Nusra terrorists in al-Dahdah Farm and in the Eastern quarter of Busra al-Sham city. A mortar position and several rocket launchers were destroyed in the operations.
The Syrian army forces also destroyed a position for the terrorist groups, along with the weapons and equipment inside it, in the West of Tal al-Za’atar on al-Yadouda road in the Western countryside of Dara’a province.
Field sources in Palmyra (Tadmur) reported heavy clashes between the Syrian army and the ISIL terrorists near Arak oil field, the Eastern parts of al-Sawwama region, silos and the hills of Northeastern Palmyra in Homs province.
“The army and its allies targeted the ISIL terrorists’ positions and gathering centers in Palmyra by artillery fire and airstrikes which killed several non-Syrian ISIL members and destroyed tens of military vehicles, some of them equipped with machine guns and other equipment,” the sources said on Thursday.
The Syrian and Russian warplanes in a series of attacks targeted the ISIL supply routes near al-Sakhanah region, al-Sha’er oilfield, al-Mahasa, Habra Sharqiyeh and Habra Gharbiyeh and the Eastern parts of Palmyra, they added.
Also the Syrian air force launched airstrikes against the terrorists’ positions in Talbiseh city in the Northern parts of Homs which inflicted damages on their weapons and equipment, the sources said.
Meantime, the Syrian air force attacks on the terrorists’ positions in the villages of Habra Sharqiyeh and Habra Gharbiyeh, East of Homs city, killed tens of militants and smashed their vehicles and equipment.
Six armored vehicles equipped with machine guns belonging to the ISIL Takfiri terrorists were destroyed by the Syrian air force.
Also, dozens of the ISIL Takfiri terrorists were killed as army airstrikes hit their positions East of Tadmur and in the surroundings of Mahassa in Eastern countryside of Homs province.
The Syrian warplanes continued airstrikes against ISIL positions in al-Tabaqa region in Western Raqqa, killing several terrorists.
The attacks destroyed the ISIL’s command center and the terrorist group’s military vehicles in the two cities of Raqqa and Tabaqa.
The Syrian army with the support of pro-government forces repulsed terrorists’ attack on army’s defense lines in Aleppo province, a military source said.
The joint attack of the al-Nusra Front terrorists, Nour al-Din al-Zanki Movement and Faylaq al-Rahman militants was repelled by Syrian army forces in an area around the Castillo road in the Malaah farms in Northern Aleppo and ended in large casualties for the terrorists, the source said.
He added that the army and resistance forces could also seize a tank and a military vehicle belonging to the terrorist groups.
Also, in al-Malaah farms in Northern Aleppo the Syrian forces launched an ambush against the terrorists and destroyed a tank, a suicide car and 5 military vehicles of militants.
The heavy missile and artillery attacks by the Syrian army and its allies also made terrorists of the so-called Northern Group to withdraw from Handarat camp.
Meantime, the Nour al-Din Zanki militants have mounted checkpoints and embankments in Castillo and Malaah regions to prevent other terrorist groups’ members from escaping the Syrian forces’ heavy attacks.
The Syrian army and popular forces made eye-catching advances in Ithriya-Marina road in Southern Aleppo by conducting precision operations and retook control of Syriatel communication tower and the surrounding areas.
During the surprise attacks, tens of ISIL terrorists were killed and wounded.
While the Syrian forces are trying to make secure the Southern regions of Aleppo and decrease the threat of the ISIL terrorists’ presence in the bordering areas with Hama province, some reports said that the ISIL seeks to launch heavy attacks against the army positions in Ithriya-Khannaser road and Hama’s bordering regions to cut the supply route of resistance forces in Aleppo and stop their operations in the region.