The terrorists sustained heavy losses in the Syrian army’s artillery attacks and air raids by the country’s warplanes.
The Syrian army also continued its advances in other key provinces across Syria.
Syrian Army troops and Air Force targeted the gatherings and movements of Jeish al-Fatah coalition of terrorist groups in different parts of Hama province, inflicting major losses on the militants.
The army’s artillery units shelled the positions of Jeish al-Fatah in the village of Khirbet al-Naqous, killing a nine-member group of terrorists and destroying their equipment.
The artillery units also targeted ISIL’s positions in several villages in Aqayrabat region, killing a number of them.
The army aircraft also launched heavy bombing on ISIL centers in Aqayrabat in the Eastern countryside of al-Salamiyah town, destroying a base of the militants.
A number of ISIL’s members also were killed and their vehicles were destroyed in the air raid on their positions in the village of Souha and near Aqayrabat.
Syrian Army troops carried out a fresh attack on ISIL’s defense lines near the T4 airbase in Eastern Homs, and captured more key positions in the region after killing 15 terrorists.
The army soldiers started a fresh attack on ISIL’s positions in surrounding areas of T4 airbase and advanced towards Taloul (Hills) al-Soud and the village of Sharifeh Southwest of the ancient city of Palmyra (Tadmur).
Over 15 ISIL members were killed and an armored vehicle was destroyed in the attack.
The army men also repelled ISIL’s sporadic attacks on their positions along the hills near the village of Shrifeh close to the town of al-Quaryatayn, killing or wounding a number of militants and destroying their heavy machinegun-equipped vehicles.
The Syrian army aircraft also targeted ISIL’s positions in the village of al-Tiyas, near the Fourth Station and along the frontlines in Eastern and Southeastern Homs, destroying a number of armored and machinegun-equipped vehicles of the terrorists.
Two senior commanders of the Idlib Free Army were gunned down by unknown attackers in the Southern countryside of Idlib, intensifying insecurity in the mostly militant-held province.
Ahmad Ali Khatib and Yunis Zariq were killed in an attack by unknown assailants on their base in the town of Ma’arat Harma.
In the meantime, one of the notorious commanders of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and his four comrades were injured in a shooting of unknown attackers on Balad Qaah road in the Northern countryside of Idlib.
Local sources said that after the flow of large number militants of other cities of Syria into Idlib, the city has been involved in increasing tension, differences and clashes among terrorists in such ways that the city and its suburb are now witnessing a number of terror operations against commanders of militant groups.
Terrorist groups in Western Ghouta are now calling for reconciliation talks after reports disclosed that the Syrian Army is preparing to launch a massive operation in the region.
The Arabic language al-Watan reported that after the terrorists contaminated water sources of Damascus city in Wadi al-Bardi, the army’s artillery and missile units shelled their positions in the villages of Basimeh and Ein al-Fijeh.
In the meantime, several units of the army managed to advance against militants in Jaroud Basimeh region, causing terrorist groups in Wadi al-Bardi region to call for the resumption of reconciliation talks in return for delivering their positions and bases to the army men.
Meanwhile, the army troops targeted a media center and ammunition depot of the militants in Wadi al-Bardi, leaving at least ten militants dead.
The army also is transferring more forces and equipment to Wadi al-Bardi to start a second phase of its anti-terrorism operation in the region.
The terrorist groups, deployed in Northwestern Damascus, contaminated a main source of the drinking water of Damascus city and its suburbs with a large volume of Mazut on Saturday to revenge their defeats in the battle against the Syrian Army troops in Wadi al-Bardi region in recent days.
The terrorist contaminated the Ein al-Fijeh spring, a main source of drinking water for Damascus and its suburb, with Mazut fuel, a move that is seen as a blind attack on the civilian population and, hence, labeled as war crime.
Ein al-Fijeh is a village near the town of Qodsiyeh.
The Damascus City Water Supply and Sewerage Company has cut off the water supply line coming from Ein al-Fijeh and started to pump water for the city and its countryside from other sources.
A security official said that this was the first time terrorists carry out such acts, adding, “Terrorist groups used to explode or cut off pipe lines or pumping stations in the region.”
“In reaction to the fresh operation of the Syrian army and resistance forces in mountainous region of Wadi al-Bardi, the terrorist groups have now resorted to contaminating Ein al-Fijeh water sources,” he pointed out.
Syrian Army soldiers fended off heavy attacks of ISIL on government positions in the Eastern city of Deir Ezzur and its countryside, killing a number of militants, including a notorious field commander.
The Army men repelled ISIL’s attacks on government forces’ positions in the neighborhoods of al-Huweiqa, al-Roshdiyeh, al-Mowazafin, al-Maqaber, near Deir Ezzur airbase, Tal (hill) al-Rawad, Panorama region and Tal Um Aboud, killing a number of militants and destroying their equipment.
Ahmad al-Dayeri also known as Abu Ayesha was killed in the failed attack of ISIL in the al-Mowazafin and al-Maqaber.
The army forces also targeted the positions and gatherings of ISIL in the neighborhoods of al-Jabileh, airbase and al-Jazeera university in the villages of al-Baqaliyeh, killing or wounding a number of them.