Provinces, SANA – The army has made new advances in northern Lattakia, taking control over new areas, with army units in other areas destroying more positions and equipment of terrorist organizations.
Army units, in cooperation with the popular defense groups, established control over al-Kalouksi Mountain, Kitf al-Qamoua and the villages of al-Ghneimiyeh, al-Qalabea, Beit Sukkar, al-Oweinat, Khan al-Jouz, Beit Riha and Bradoun in the northern countryside of Lattakia province, killing and injuring more than 150 terrorists while more terrorist fled towards terrorists as their weapons and equipment were destroyed.
Army units also established full control over the villages of al-Swida, Beit Awan, Baladr and Reif Mkhtaro, the mountains of al-Swida and Sarkal and point 465 in the northern countryside of Lattakia, killing and injuring many terrorists and destroying their fortified sites, weapons, and munitions, while engineering units combed the areas that came under the army’s control, dismantling explosives and landmines planted by terrorists.
Later in the afternoon, army units and defense groups established control over the villages of al-Saraya, al-Jamousiye, al-Rayaneh, and al-Ghashmaliye, in addition to Barjasliye and al-Mran mountains. Combing these areas resulted in dismantling dozens of IEDs and uncovering an amount of rockets, including US-made TOW rockets.
An army unit destroyed a terrorists’ den during intensive strikes against their gatherings to the south of al-Bajaja district in Daraa al-Balad in the southern province of Daraa.
Another army unit carried out operations against terrorists’ dens and fortified positions to the south of Aby Shibli Building, Busra Square and al-Massri Rotary in Daraa al-Mahta neighborhood, destroying their dens, vehicles and weapons.
Later, an army unit eliminated a terrorist group from “Alwiyat al-Furqan” terror organization in an ambush while the terrorists were attempting to infiltrate from al-Lajat area towards the province’s northern countryside.
Terrorist organizations acknowledged on their pages on social media sites the death of many of their members, including Ahmad Abad al-karim al-Ammar, Mohamed Ahmad Mahmoud al-Hariri and Hamdi Ghassan al-Kor.
An army unit destroyed a mortar shells depot and 3 heavy-equipped vehicles belonging to terrorist organizations in Jabal ShahShabo in Idleb countryside.
Army operations targeted terrorists’ gatherings in al-Tamaniaa town and to the south of al-Khazanat in Khan Sheikhon area, inflicting heavy losses upon terrorists and destroying their weapons and equipment.
Army units launched intensive operations against the sites of the so called “Jaish al-Fateh” in Skik village and the towns of Kafr Zita and al-Latamina to the north of Hama city.
During the operations, a number of sites and large amounts of weapons were destroyed.
An army unit killed terrorist groups affiliated to Jabhat al-Nusra in the area surrounding Hur Binfsih town to the southwest of Hama city.
An Army and Armed Forces unit targeted with concentrated fire the gatherings and movements of ISIS west of Palmyra (Tadmur) city and Rwaiset Abu al-Fawares in the eastern countryside of Homs province.
A military source said this resulted in destroying an armored vehicle rigged with explosives and in eliminating a number of terrorists.
In Homs’ northern countryside, an army unit eliminated a terrorist group in a precision operation targeting their hideout in Talbiseh town 13 km from Homs city.
The Syrian Air Force carried out sorties on Friday which targeted ISIS positions and movements in the villages of al-Jafra, al-Jnaina, al-Jabe’a, al-Bghailiye, Mahmida, and around Ayyash village west of Deir Ezzor city.
A military source said the sorties resulted in destroying a large number of vehicles loaded with weapons and munitions and a number of ISIS hideouts and concentrations.
The source added that army units operating in Deir Ezzor city targeted with precision strikes ISIS hotbeds in al-Ummal and al-Sina’a neighborhoods, killing and injuring many terrorists.
The Syrian Air Force carried out sorties that resulted in destroying several hideouts and concentrations of ISIS terrorists in Arab, al-Bab area, Tadef town, and Baza’a village in Aleppo province, killing and injuring many terrorists and destroying their weapons and munitions.
A military source told SANA that airstrikes also targeted terrorists’ gatherings and fortified positions in Tal Hattabat, al-Mefelseh, and al-Dakouneh villages in Aleppo’s eastern countryside, killing and injuring many terrorists and destroying their munitions and equipment, in addition to destroying hideouts and concentrations of terrorists affiliated to Jabhat al-Nusra in Kafr Hamra village at the northwestern outskirts of Aleppo city.
The source also said army units carried out special operations in the neighborhoods of Bani Zeid, Sheikh Saeed, and Bustan al-Qasr in Aleppo city, killing and injuring many of them and destroying their equipment and fortified positions.