TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian government forces targeted hideouts of the ISIL terrorists in the Northeastern province of Hasaka, and succeeded in retaking 16 villages from the Takfiri group.
The army troops pressed a major offensive against the ISIL terrorists in the Southeast of Qamishli and managed to liberate many villages, including Tal al-Dahab, Jalbarat, Jabbara, al-Tuffahiyeh, Tal Shaikh, Bazbagh, Kherbet Hussein, al-Taweel and al-Tawabej.
Yesterday, the Syrian army also flushed out ISIL terrorists from the outskirts of Hasaka province after inflicting major losses on the Takfiri group, and managed to regain control over five key villages.
The army soldiers drove out the ISIL terrorists during the operation, defusing dozens of IEDs and destroying several vehicles.
Syria has been grappling with a deadly crisis since March 2011. The violence fueled by Takfiri groups has so far claimed the lives of over 210,000 people.
The ISIL militants, with members from several western countries, control parts of Syria and Iraq, and have been carrying out horrific acts of violence such as public decapitations and crucifixions against all communities.