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Syrian Army Advances in Idleb, Chases ISIL in Hama, Lattakia

Units of the Syrian army continued operations against terrorist organizations on Friday, hitting more of their positions in various areas and destroying their equipment and weapons, state-run SANA news agency reported.

In Idleb, the army air force destroyed dens of “al-Nusra Front” in Kan-Safra Tauom, Tal Zardana, al-Tamani’a, Tal’as, Binnish, Abu al-Dohour, Tal Salmo, Um Jrin and Ariha in Idleb countryside.

In Homs, army units destroyed a vehicle and a cannon for terrorists of the so-called ‘Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’ (ISIL) takfiri group in the countryside of Tadmur and targeted terrorists’ positions in Tadmur city in the eastern countryside of the central Homs province.

An army unit foiled terrorists’ attempt to infiltrate a military checkpoint in al-Houla in Homs countryside, killing and injuring all of the attackers.

In the neighboring province of Hama, army units killed a number of ISIL terrorists and destroyed their machineguns-equipped vehicles in al-Rahjan to the east of Hama city.

The army also targeted terrorists’ hideouts and concentrations in al-Mafkar village in al-Salamyeh countryside, killing a number of them and destroying their weaponry and munitions.

In Lattakia, the Army air force destroyed dens and vehicles, some of them equipped with machineguns, and killed dozens of terrorists in Marj Khokha, Shalaf, Dwirika, al-Sikaria and al-Dura in the northern countryside of the coastal Lattakia province.

In Aleppo, the army air force destroyed a number of vehicles equipped with machineguns and eliminated scores of terrorists in al-Lairamon, Bani Zaid, al-Khaldyeh, Karm al-Tarrab, al-Atareb and near the air force academy in Aleppo and its countryside.

The army also destroyed a 140-m long tunnel near the air force academy.

In southern province of Daraa, army units killed terrorists and destroyed their equipment in various areas in Daraa al-Balad neighborhood in the city of Daraa and in al-Nueimeh and al-Bitar farms in the countryside of Daraa province, southern Syria.

An Army unit destroyed a rocket launcher to the south of Tafas in Daraa countryside.

Another army unit destroyed 4 vehicles loaded with weapons and ammunition and killed a leader of a terrorist group in al-Nu’ayma in Daraa countryside.

In Sweida, a terrorist group that tried to infiltrate towards Bouthaina Hill in the northeastern countryside of the neighboring Sweida province was repelled, with many of its members getting killed.

Syria was hit by a violent unrest since mid-March 2011, where the western media reports accuse countries, mainly the USA, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar of orchestrating the civil conflict in the country and providing terrorist groups with money, weapons and trained mercenaries.

In May 2011, Syrian army launched a wide-scale operation against armed groups and gunmen operating in the country, who started to escape the army blows and infiltrate illegally to Lebanon.

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