The terrorists’ attacks to capture the government forces’ positions in Hama province were fended off by the strong defense of the Syrian military men.
Meantime, the Syrian army and popular forces continued their military advances in other parts of Syria, including Deir Ezzur, over the past 24 hours.
Tens of terrorists were killed and dozens more were injured during the Syrian army’s operations in other provinces across Syria.
The Syrian Army troops fended off a heavy offensive of the Al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at or the Levant Liberation Board) on government forces’ positions West of the town of al-Salamiyah on Sunday, inflicting major losses on the terrorists.
The army men engaged in fierce clashes with Al-Nusra in the village of Satahiyat and warded off their attack, killing a large number of terrorists and destroying their military hardware in a rapid counter-attack.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that more than 300 terrorists were killed in fierce clashes between the ISIL and Al-Nusra Front in Northeastern Hama in the last 20 days.
The SOHR reported that ISIL pushed Al-Nusra back from 10 villages, including the important village of Sarouj, in recent clashes between the two rival terrorist groups.
It added that over 300 terrorists were killed since October 9, when the ISIL entered Al-Nusra-held regions in Northeastern Hama.
The SOHR added that a sum of 214 ISIL terrorists and 89 Al-Nusra fighters, including several commanders, were killed in the clashes in 20 days of non-stop clashes.
The Syrian Army troops continued their anti-ISIL operations in Southeastern Deir Ezzur and managed to impose control over more strategic regions, a military source said on Sunday, adding that the army has come closer to a full siege of the terrorists in Eastern province.
The source said that the army men advanced significantly against the ISIL South of the town of al-Mayadeen and captured Dabilan region after imposing control over Sabikhan.
The army units also seized the strategic Tarfan hill, the source said, adding that the army soldiers are on the verge of laying a full siege on ISIL after the recent advances in Eastern Deir Ezzur.
The Russian Defense Ministry announced on Saturday that the Russian strategic bombers targeted ISIL terrorist group’s command posts and movements on the Western bank of the Euphrates River in Deir Ezzur province in Eastern Syria.
Six Tu-22M3 strategic bombers took off from an airfield in Russia towards the vicinity of Abbas town on the Western bank of the Euphrates River and targeted ISIL’s command posts, inflicting major damage on the terrorist group’s positions, the Russian Ministry said.
The Ministry said that all the Russian warplanes returned safely to their bases after completing the mission, adding that the UAVs which were already flying in the area recorded the results of the bombardment.
“Su-30SM fighter jets based at the Humeimim airbase provided backing for the bombers in Syria’s airspace. All Russian aircraft returned to their home bases when the mission was completed,” the ministry added.
The Syrian Army troops fended off a heavy offensive of the Al-Nusra Front in the Southwestern province of Quneitra on Sunday.
The army men clashed fiercely with Al-Nusra terrorists that had attacked the government forces’ strongholds close to the village of al-Dalafah and Qors al-Nafal area from Ahraj Jabata al-Khashab region and repelled their attack.
The Al-Nusra suffered heavy casualties and its military hardware sustained major damage in the failed attack.
An Arab media outlet reported earlier that members of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) started heavy infighting in Quneitra province in Southwestern Syria over the distribution of Israeli-supplied aid packages.
The Arabic-language al-Watan daily quoted dissident-affiliated websites as saying that a number of the FSA militants started infighting over how to distribute aid as they were receiving three Israeli vehicles with a cargo of flour bags from Commander of Tajamo al-Ahrar Abu Yazan al-Jabileh and Commander of Tajamo Abu Hamza al-Na’eimi Abu Tariq al-Qadir at gates of al-Dareeyat region.
It added that the Israeli missile units shelled the road connecting the villages of al-Ma’alaqa and al-Rafid in Southern Quneitra following the escalation among the FSA terrorists.
The road was cut off due to the heavy fire of Israeli forces, al-Watan added.
Israeli forces have been providing financial, logistic, weaponry and medical supports for the terrorists in Southern Syria.
In the meantime, the Israeli hospitals have been admitting and curing a large number of Syria’s injured terrorists.