Provinces, SANA- Army units on Saturday re-established full control over 22 towns in the eastern countryside of Aleppo, killing more than 1200 terrorists.
The source added that the army reestablished control over the towns and farms of al-Asilan, al-Fakhha, Khrbet al-Fakhha, al-Mezzeh al-Shamaliyeh, al-Ghar city, Jeb al-Hamam, Maskaneh wheat hermitages, al-Ajouziyeh, al-Ramadaniyeh, al-Masoudiyeh, al-Mahmoudiyeh, Jadiaa kabira and jadiaa Saghira, al-Hamra, al-Nua’imiyeh, alFaisaliyeh, al-Mowaniyeh, al-Kaltah, Um Rejel, Um Hajrah, al-Taybbeh and Rasem al-Ghazal.
It added that more than 1200 ISIS terrorists were killed including Abu Hozaifa al-Lyibi, a military leader of ISIS, and hundreds of others got injured the military operations carried out in the eastern countryside of Aleppo. Some 101 vehicles, 4 tanks, 2 BMPs, 7 cannons and mortars an 12 command centers for the terrorists were destroyed as a result of the army’s operations.
Other terrorist leaders identified among the dead are Abu Jihad al-Souri, Osama Izz-Eddin Burghul, Mustafa Abdil-Badie Qanbar, Saif-Eddin Muhannad Jahjah, Mohammad Awwad al-Kildani, Abu Sayyaf Zein-Eddin al-Tunisi, Qutaiba Abdul-Nafei al-Thaqlan, Bassam al-Shaabo and Ziad Hassoun.
Earlier, the Army units, in cooperation with backing forces carried out a number of intensive operations against the ISIS positions in the southeastern countryside of Aleppo, establishing control over the northeastern and middle parts of al-Tweihina Mountains to the east of Khanaser-Athria axis in the southeastern side of Aleppo countryside.
A number of the ISIS terrorists were killed in the operations and their equipment and fortifications were destroyed.
The army units carried out bombardments and airstrikes against ISIS positions and movement axes in Talet Alloush, al-Thardeh roundabout, al-Makabbat, the Panorama area and the surrounding hills, Palmyra road, al-Rashdiyeh neighborhood and in the villages of al-Jenineh and Aiyyash in Deir Ezzor province.
A military source told SANA Saturday that the army operations killed more than 70 ISIS terrorists and destroyed 4 machineguns-equipped vehicles, canons, a tank and a truck.
Meanwhile, SANA reporter in Deir Ezzor said that the army units carried out intensified operations against the ISIS movement axes and gatherings on the axes of the Cemeteries and al-Maqabar areas, al-Thardeh Mountain, Juniad battalion, Talet Alloush, Talet Milad, the Panorama Farms, the youth housing and in the surroundings of 137 regiment.
The source added that the army inflicted heavy losses upon the ISIS terrorists in personnel.
A military source confirmed that new areas in the Syrian Badiya (desert) with an area of /1400/ square kilometers have been controlled by the Syrian army during the military operations carried out in the past 24 hours, targeting positions and gatherings of ISIS terrorists eastern Palmyra in Homs countryside.
The source said that army units supported by allies regained control over an area of /1400/ square km in the Syrian Badiya, killing or injuring many of ISIS terrorists and destroying their weapons.
The source pointed out that the army units in cooperation with the allies continue the military operations against the terrorist organization of ISIS in several axes in the Syrian Badiya and chase down the terrorists there.