Syria in Last 24 Hours: Terrorists Sustain Heavy Losses in Army Offensive in Aleppo Province

Syria in Last 24 Hours: Terrorists Sustain Heavy Losses in Army Offensive in Aleppo Province

     (FNA)- The Syrian army attacked the terrorists in Aleppo province, and inflicted heavy losses on the militants over the past 24 hours.

The Syrian army killed and wounded scores of terrorists as they engaged in heavy clashes with the militants in the Western countryside of the city of Aleppo.

The Syrian army also inflicted heavy losses on the terrorist groups in other key regions across Syria.

Aleppo

The Syrian Army troops continued their advances against the ISIL in the Eastern parts of Aleppo province, and seized a strategic town close to the Southern gates of the town of al-Bab on Sunday.

The army soldiers started their operation in the town of Tadif this morning and managed to purge the town of ISIL terrorists after several hours of fierce clashes.

A military source said the army men started the Tadif operation from the town of Abu Taltal and opened their way into the key town.

Clashes were underway in the areas surrounding the newly-liberated town, he added.

The source further stated that no fighting has thus far been reported between the Syrian soldiers and the Turkish forces deployed in the region.

Reports said earlier on Sunday that the army troops engaged in fierce clashes with ISIL and managed to win back the towns of Laqiteh, al-Shami, Syritel hill (Tal Fikheh) and Abu Jabbar Kabir and al-Maqzouwat farms South of the terrorist-held town of al-Bab.

Field sources in Eastern Aleppo said that the army men also pushed ISIL back from the towns of Mastariheh Meiri, strategic Salim mountain, Um Khazreh mountain, Khirbet al-Kayar, Qasr al-Brij, Shahnaseh, al-Mazroufeh and several more positons and farms in the region.

A large number of ISIL terrorists, including foreign nationals, were killed and a number of bomb-laden suicide vehicles were destroyed in the army advances.

Homs

Syrian Army troops stormed ISIL’s defense lines in Eastern Homs and beat the terrorists back from al-Maher oil and gas field with the back up of the country’s fighter jets and artillery fire.

The army soldiers, backed up by warplanes and artillery units’ heavy fire, managed to advance against the ISIL and captured al-Maher energy field, killing and wounding a number of terrorists.

A field source said that the army aircraft’s heavy bombardments and artillery units’ fire inflicted major losses on the ISIL.

Elsewhere in the same province, the Syrian fighter jets pounded terrorists’ positions and gatherings in al-Waer district in the Northeastern outskirts of Homs city in retaliation for the terrorists’ suicide attack.

Idlib-Hama

The Syrian Army troops and aircraft launched massive attacks on terrorist groups’ concentration centers and positions in Southern Idlib and Northern Hama, killing over 15 and wounding several more, including a field commander.

The warplanes carried out severe attacks on the positions and movements of Al-Nusra Front (recently renamed to Fatah al-Sham Front) and Jeish al-Nasr in the villages of Ma’ar Harmeh and al-Jaberiyeh, killing seven terrorists, wounding 13 others and destroying a military vehicle.

The army aircraft meantime bombed a position of Jeish al-Nasr in the village of al-Mastariheh in Southeastern Idlib, destroying the position completely and killing eight militants.

The army soldiers also launched heavy attacks on terrorists’ positions in the town of al-Latamina in Northern Hama, killing a commander of Tajamo al-Ezzah known as Abdul Qader Abdul Karim.

The army men also targeted gatherings and concentration centers of terrorists in Northern Hama, destroying a command post of Ahrar al-Sham in Kafr Zita, and killing a number of members of Al-Nusra Front and Jeish al-Nasr in the village of al-Homeirat and Tal (hill) Hawash.

Raqqa

The predominantly Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) continued the third phase of the Euphrates Rage Operation in Raqqa province and drove ISIL out of more territories to close off the main road between Raqqa and Deir Ezzur.

The SDF opened a fourth front against ISIL to block the road used by the Wahhabi terrorists between the cities of Raqqa and Deir Ezzur.

The Kurdish forces engaged in intense clashes with ISIL in the village of Khirbet 67km Northeast of Deir Ezzur and advanced some 28 km against ISIL, taking control over the villages of Halwa, Qamar al-Din and Malha al-Sarv.

In the meantime, the SDF managed to win control over the village of Qandil Sherki, Abu Khashab and Malehat al-Zour in al-Makman battlefield in Western Deir Ezzur.

Dara’a

ISIL terrorists engaged in heavy infighting with other rival groups in Western Dara’a on Sunday and seized control over two towns.

The ISIL-affiliated terrorist group of Jeish Khalid Bin Valid started a new round of hostilities with other militant groups in Western Dara’a and took control of the towns of Jalin and al-Mazira’ah after fierce clashes.

The ISIL further attacked the positions of rival groups in the village of Sheikh Saeed Northeast of Jalin.

Field sources, meantime, reported that terrorist groups in Dara’a city have dispatched fresh forces and more military equipment to Western Dara’a to reinvigorate their comrades in the war against ISIL.

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