PROVINCES, (SANA)- Units of the armed forces on Thursday destroyed a number of dens and gatherings with all the terrorists and weapons inside in Jouret al-Shaiyah in the city of Homs and Talbiseh in the countryside, a military source told SANA reporter.
The source added that the engineering units dismantled 10 explosive devices, 25 kg each, planted by a terrorist group on Homs-Palmyra road to target citizens and passengers, noting that the authorities arrested the members of the terrorist group.
Two Citizens Martyred in Car Bomb Blast in Wadi al-Zahab in Homs
Two citizens were martyred on Thursday when terrorists detonated a car bomb near Jamil Farhan school in al-Ahram Street in Wadi al-Zahab in Homs.
An official source said the terrorist bombing also caused the injury of more than 20 people, in addition to great material damage.
Security Restored to Areas in Quneitra
The armed forces restored security completely to the areas of al-Tilal al-Homr, Khan Arnaba and Hadar in Quneitra after a series of special operations they carried out in these areas.
An official source told SANA reporter that army units destroyed gatherings and dens for Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist group and killed and injured many terrorists, including Arab and foreign mercenaries.
Terrorist Group Trying to Attack Town in Hama Repelled
Meanwhile, an army unit confronted an armed terrorist group that tried to attack the residents of al-Rahjan town in Salamiya in the countryside of Hama.
SANA reporter quoted a source in the province as saying that the group's members tried to infiltrate into the town but were repelled by an army unit in cooperation with the residents.
The source added that a number of the terrorists were killed and others were injured, while the rest managed to run away.
Severe Blows Directed to Terrorists In Idleb
Units of the armed forces carried out several special operations in which they destroyed dens for terrorist groups in some areas in the countryside of Idleb.
SANA reporter quoted a source in the province as saying that an army unit targeted gatherings of terrorists in Deir Othman, Nakhla Church and al-Janoudiya town in the countryside of Jisr al-Shughour, killing and injuring many terrorists.
The source pointed out that units of the armed forces inflicted heavy losses upon terrorists' gatherings in al-Maghara town in Ariha area and killed several terrorists in Bzabour village.
The source added that an army unit continued chasing terrorists in the land stretching along Saraqib-Tal Salmo road, blocked their supplies and targeted their gatherings in al-Buweiti, Tal Salmo and Um Jrein.
The source told SANA reporter that terrorists are increasingly suffering heavy losses in Maaret al-Numan, Wadi al-Deif and al-Hamidiya areas.
A military source told SANA that an Army unit targeted terrorists' gatherings with their cars in Sermen town in Idleb countryside, killing large number of them.
Army Units Eliminate Terrorists in Damascus Countryside
Units of the Armed Forces killed and injured terrorists while pursuing the armed terrorist groups in Daraya and Hejjera in Damascus countryside.
An official source told SANA that the Army unit clashed with terrorist groups near railway and in al-Shraida square, killing a number of terrorists, in addition to destroying two cars along with terrorists inside them. Among the dead terrorists was Abdull Hakem Fatouna.
The source added that the Army units carried out operations against terrorists' hideouts in Hejjera town, killing and injuring scores of terrorists.Leaders of Terrorist Groups Killed in Damascus Countryside
Heavy losses were inflicted upon terrorist groups in a series of operations the armed forces carried out against their gatherings in the farms of Douma and Harasta in Damascus Countryside.
An official source told SANA reporter that an army unit killed a number of terrorists in the city of Douma and the surrounding farms, including terrorist groups' leaders.
Terrorist Mohammad Emrin, leader of the so-called "al-Baraa Brigade", and terrorist Omar Hawa, leader of the so-called "al-Ansar Battalion", were identified among the dead, in addition to terrorists Bashar al-Mansa, Walid al-Nasrin and Abdul-Raouf al-Hallaq.
The source added that units of the armed forces clashed with a terrorist group at al-Thanawiya roundabout in Harasta, killing several of its members and injuring others, in addition to seizing their weapons which included heavy machineguns and rifles.
The source mentioned that another army unit killed and injured members of a terrorist group in the farms of Harasta, including its leader Khalid al-Shaar.
The army's operations against terrorists' dens and gatherings continued in Jouber and al-Eteibeh in eastern Ghouta.
An official source told SANA reporter that a unit of the armed forces clashed with a terrorist group in the surrounding of the Grand Mosque in Jouber, killing many of its members including its leader Ibrahim Abboud and terrorist Ahmad Barbour.
In parallel, the army units continued chasing terrorist groups in al-Eteibeh, destroying their dens and gatherings.
The source told the reporter that an entire terrorist group, including its leader Abo Saddam, was eliminated in the southern part of al-Eteibeh town.
A number of members of another terrorist group were killed after clash with an army unit in the middle of al-Eteibeh, among them were its leader Amir al-Bdeiwi and terrorists Ammar Qallaa and Ali Hamada.
Anti-aircraft Machine Gun Destroyed, Turkish Terrorist Killed in Lattakia
In the meantime, a unit of the armed forces destroyed gatherings for armed terrorist groups in a chain of operations in the countryside of Lattakia.
An official source told SANA reporter that an army unit inflicted heavy losses upon Jabhat-al-Nusral terrorists in Kfarti village, destroying three of their cars and killing many of them, including Abboud al-Edelbi and another terrorist of Turkish nationality.
The source noted that a 23 mm caliber anti-aircraft machine gun was destroyed in Ein al-Samour village, in addition to the killing of several terrorists.
Army Units Inflict Heavy Losses upon Terrorists in Aleppo and its Countryside
Units of the Armed Forces inflicted heavy losses upon terrorists while pursuing them.
An official source told SANA that the Army operations targeted terrorists' dens in Ming, Ayen al-Dakna, Kafer Khather, Khan al-Assal, Houritan, Daryt Aezza and Ma'ara, killing and injuring scores of them.
The source added that the Army units destroyed a number of terrorists' cars along with terrorists inside them in Khan Touman.
In aleppo city, the Army operations targeted terrorists' dens in Hanano, Bostan al-Basha and Bostan al-Kaser, eliminating several terrorists.
In the same context, civil sources told SANA reporter that clashes took place between two terrorist groups due to disagreement on dividing stolen materials and leadership in Orum al-Kubra in Aleppo countryside which resulted in the killing and injuring several terrorists.
Gassan al-Ibrahim and Gyath al-Ibrahim were identified among the dead terrorists.
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