Several Nusra Commanders Killed in Syrian Armed Forces’ Attacks in Homs

Several Nusra Commanders Killed in Syrian Armed Forces' Attacks in Homs

(FNA)- Several top commanders of Fatah al-Sham Front (the al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group previously known as the al-Nusra Front) were killed along with, at least 20 more rebels, after they came under attack by the Syrian air force and ground troops.

Commander of al-Asefat brigade Ahmad Qazi al-Saleh, Commander of an Ahrar al-Sham brigade Bassam Jahwani, senior Commander of Fatah al-Sham Ahmad Qasoum and his aide Mohammad al-Ahmad alongside 20 more militants were killed in the Syrian air raid in Northern Homs.

Terrorists’ missile bases also sustained major damage in the air assault.

The artillery units, for their part, targeted terrorists’ centers and roads used by them in al-Dobour and al-Tibeh in al-Houleh region and in an area South of al-Mashjar in Talbiseh region, inflicting a number of casualties on the militants and destroying their bases and machinegun-equipped vehicles.

The army men and National Defense Forces also repelled ISIL’s attack Northeast of Tadmur (Palmyra), and then in a pursuing counter-attack on ISIL’s defense lines managed to push the militants back from their positions, inflicting major losses on them.

On Tuesday, Syrian Air Force and Army troops’ attacks on the positions of Fatah al-Sham Front in Northwestern and Northern Homs, inflicted at least 30 casualties on the militants, including several commanders.

Syrian fighter jets carried out several combat sorties over the battlefields in Homs province to help the country’s soldiers beat the Takfiri terrorists back from their positions.

The warplanes targeted a position of Fatah al-Sham in the Northwestern territories of Homs province.

More than 30 terrorists were killed or injured and their military vehicles were targeted after destroying their position in the village of Aqrab in al-Houla plain in the Northwestern side of Homs city.

In the meantime, an army unit killed a number of the leaders of the terrorist groups affiliated to Fatah al-Sham in the village of al-Za’afaraniyeh in Northern Homs.

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