Provinces, SANA – The army and armed forces hunted on Saturday foreign-backed terrorists in many areas across the country, killing numbers of them, wounding others, and destroying their vehicles and munitions.
The army is re-positioning forces and units in southern Idleb city in preparation to face thousands of terrorists crossing border from Turkey, a military source said.
Earlier, units of the army confronted terrorist organizations at the northeastern and south westernsides of Idleb city and carried on fierce battles to restore the situation to normal, inflicting heavy losses on the terrorists’ ranks.
Meanwhile, the army directed heavy strikes against gatherings of takfiri terrorist organizations which infiltrated into the surroundings of the National Museum and near the Industrial area in the eastern entrance of Idleb city, killing hundreds of them.
Army units also targeted terrorists’ hideouts and concentrations near the gas plant, the industrial city, al-Sakan al-Shababi, and the entrance of Idleb city in addition to Khan Sheikhoun and Binnesh in Idleb province.
SANA reporter said the army continued advancing in Zabadani western mountains and targeted terrorists’ hideouts in Fleita and Ras al-Maara in the northwestern side of Zabadani mountains, near the Lebanese borders.
The army’s operations in the eastern al-Ghouta targeted areas including Erbin, al-Shukr Mosque between Douma and Harasta, Ein Tarma, and Bzeina. A number of terrorists were killed, two vehicles and a heavy machinegun were destroyed, and a number of hideouts and gatherings were obliterated in these areas.
Other army units targeted terrorists’ hideouts in Harasta al-Qantara and al-Zamanyeh Farms in al-Nashabyeh.
Army units killed a number of terrorists and destroyed a vehicle equipped with a heavy machine gun northeast of al-Kuwaiti building in Talbisa, 13 km to the north of Homs city, a military source told SANA.
A number of other vehicles with terrorists on board, some of which equipped with heavy machine guns, were targeted and destroyed during strikes targeting terrorist organizations’ positions in Unq al-Hawa village in the eastern countryside of Homs, the source said.
Meanwhile, concentrated operations by the army resulted in killing and injuring a number of terrorists and destroying their arms and ammunition in al-Mazbal, Um Sahreej and Rasm al-Arnab areas in the eastern countryside.
SANA reporter said army units, in cooperation with the authorities, thwarted an attempt by an armed terrorist group linked to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) to infiltrant a military checkpoint in al-Sukhneh area east of Palmyra city. A large number of the terrorists were killed.
An army unit killed many Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists and destroyed their weapons and ammunition in Maaret al-Beida in al-Lajat area in Daraa.
The terrorist organizations acknowledged the death of tens of their members and published their names on social media.
In the countryside of Quneitra, the army units destroyed dens of terrorists from the so-called “Islamic Ahrar al-Sham Movement” and “al-Furqan Battalions” groups which are linked to Jabhat al-Nusra.
Several gatherings of terrorists were severely hit in al-Msheirfeh village in the southeastern countryside of the province. Many of the terrorists were killed and a number of their vehicles were left destroyed.
A Military source told SANA that units of the army and armed forces destroyed terrorists’ gatherings in the villages of al-owijeh, al-manasheer, al-Shakif , in the surroundings of Dweir al-Zaitoun and to the west of Bashkwi in the countryside of Aleppo province.
The army destroyed a vehicle equipped with heavy machinegun in Talbesa and killed a number of terrorists in the eastern countryside of Homs province.
Another army unit targeted terrorists’ dens at the Post Square and the area surrounding the cement factory in al-Rastan in Homs’ northern countryside, killing a number of terrorists and wounding others.
Army units killed scores of terrorists, injured others, and destroyed an armored vehicle and two vehicles equipped with heavy machineguns in al-Tharda Mountain in Deir Ezzor.