Syrian army wins back control over 2 strategic towns in Hama

TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian army units liberated the towns of Arzeh and Bel-Hossein near Hama city in heavy clashes with Al-Nusra Front terrorists in the last 24 hours.

Tens of terrorists were killed and dozens more injured during the army attacks on the militants’ positions in Arzeh and Bel-Hossein towns.

FNA dispatches said that the Syrian army is now advancing towards Kharbeh Al-Hajameh and have the militants’ positions in Khattab town under fire.

Also in the past 24 hours, the army units conducted extensive military operations in different parts of Lattakia countryside, and killed hundreds of terrorists.

The army units also conducted extensive military operations in the town of Dourin where they destroyed the gathering centers of the foreign-backed militants.

Elsewhere, the Syrian army is still in control of Deir Ezzur international airport in the Eastern parts of the country, sources said, rejecting militants’ claim that they have managed to win control over the airport.

The source told FNA on the condition of anonymity that the Syrian air force and artillery units have destroyed tens of gathering centers of the foreign-backed militants in two strategic regions of Al-Mariayeh and Al-Mouhsen before the terrorists could launch an attack on Deir Ezzur international airport.

Deir Ezzur is the 6th largest city in Syria and the largest in the Eastern parts of the country. Located 450 km to the Northeast from the capital Damascus on the shores of Euphrates River, Deir Ezzur is the capital of the Deir Ezzur Governorate.

Meantime, the Syrian Armed Forces inflicted heavy losses upon the foreign-backed rebels in the countryside of Idlib, leaving too many of them dead and injured.

A military source said that the Syrian soldiers killed a large number of the militants after storming their hideouts in the areas of Pabolin, Qaleb Lawzeh, Deir Sunbul, Kafr Sejneh, Babila, South West of Maaret al-Numan and Khan al-Sebl in the countryside of the province.

Army also targeted the gathering centers of rebels in Jerjenaz in Maaret al-Numaan, Saraqeb, Hantoutin and Ehsem, leaving number of them dead and wounded.

The source noted that terrorists Mohammed Abdulaziz al-Degheim, Mohammed Bakr al-Degheim, Othman Ahmad al-Shahhoud, Turki al-Asaad and Ayman Tqeiqa were identified among the dead.

The strongholds of  the of the rebels in the villages of al-Tweiriki, Droushan, Majdal Kikhya, Tertiyah, al-Rbei’a, al-Rawda and Jabal Zahi in the Northern countryside of the coastal province of Lattakia were also targeted by the army.

The operations resulted in destroying a rocket cache, a number of cars equipped with heavy machine guns and two mortars which the terrorists were using.

Meantime, the Syrian army tightened its grip on Ghuwairan district of Hasaka city in the Northeastern parts of the country. Ghuwairan is located in the Southern parts of Hasaka.

The Syrian army also continued targeting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) strongholds in Deir Ezzur, and inflicted heavy losses upon its terrorists.

Hasaka is the capital city of the Hasaka governorate and is located in the far Northeast corner of Syria.

Elsewhere, Syrian soldiers killed scores of insurgents after storming their hideouts in the countryside of Jobar and Quneitra.

The Syrian soldiers made advances in Jobar neighborhood and seized control of more blocks of buildings, killing many rebels and destroying a number of their strongholds in Ein Tarma Aswaq al-Khair, al-Hussienyeh and Khan al-Sheeh.

The security forces also targeted rebels’ gathering centers in the town of Mas’hara, Mas’hara hill, Nabe’a al-Sakhr, the town of al-Hejja, Ein al-Basha, and Sahm al-Golan in the countryside of Quneitra.

Meantime, other army units destroyed five command centers of the terrorist groups in the Jobar town in Damascus countryside.

The Syrian troops made major advances towards Southern Motehaleq district in Jobar town.

The army units also exploded three tunnels of the militants after finding all its entrances and exits.

The Syrian army’s artillery units destroyed the terrorists’ hideouts in Arbeen, Zulmaka and Ain Tarma and cut the supply route of the terrorists in these regions.

The army also destroyed a convoy of the militants’ vehicles in Douma farms as it was travelling toward Tal Kurdi region in Damascus countryside.

The conflict in Syria started in March 2011, when sporadic pro-reform protests turned into a massive insurgency following the intervention of western and regional states.

The unrest, which took in terrorist groups from across Europe, the Middle-East and North Africa, has transpired as one of the bloodiest conflicts in recent history.

As the foreign-backed insurgency in Syria continues without an end in sight, the US government has boosted its political and military support to Takfiri extremists.

Washington has remained indifferent to warnings by Russia and other world powers about the consequences of arming militant groups.

By Fars News Agency


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