Syrian army captures several ISIL positions
Syrian troops have captured several ISIL positions in the cities of Deir al-Zor and Dara’a, killing Takfri terrorists there.
In the eastern city of Deir al-Zor, government troops destroyed a 30-meter-long tunnel and a terrorist position in a neighborhood on Thursday.
A number of Takfiris were killed and some others injured in army operations in several other neighborhoods in the city.
In the southwestern city of Dara’a, army units also destroyed vehicles and hideouts of terrorists linked to the al-Nusra Front. Two terrorist leaders were identified among the dead.
On Wednesday, the Syrian army managed to push large numbers of militants out of villages in the northwestern province of Aleppo.
Syrian government forces also killed at least 50 Takfiri terrorists in an ambush in the suburbs of the capital, Damascus, as they continued to make fresh gains against the militants.
Over the past months, the Syrian army has managed to inflict heavy losses on anti-Damascus armed groups. The army has also conducted successful clean-up operations across the country.
More than 200,000 people have been killed so far in the conflict in Syria, according to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein.
Western powers and some of their regional allies — especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey — are reportedly supporting the militants operating against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.