Update-Army retakes areas in Damascus Countryside and Idleb, eliminates Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in Hama and Idleb

Provinces, SANA – Army and Armed Forces units, in coordination with popular defense groups, regained full control over Tal al-Zayat in southwestern Damascus Countryside on Saturday after eradicating Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists.

SANA’s reporter said that the army units, over the past hours,  launched wide military operation against Jabhat al-Nusra fortified position in south and east of Tal al-Zayat and al-Zaher al-Aswad.

The reporter added that the army units are continuing the military operations in the direction of al-Zaher al-Aswad amid collapse within terrorists’ ranks as huge number of them fled away towards Bait Jinn.

According to reporter, the army’s advance in the direction of Tal al-Zayat and Tal al-Zaher al-Aswad will lead to the full control of the army over a series of hills and more than 10 kms.

Army units have carried out precise military operations against Jabhat al-Nusra gatherings in the northeastern countryside of Hama.

SANA reporter said that army units, in cooperation with the popular defense groups, engaged in violent clashes with terrorists from Jabhat al-Nusra in the vicinity of al-Zahra and al-Hawiyah farms in the northwest of of al-Zafariya town on the administrative border between Hama and Idleb provinces.

The reporter added that the clashes resulted in the elimination of a number of Jabahat al-Nusra terrorists and the destruction of weapons and equipment were in their possession.

Later, army units established control over al-Khenzir hill and al-Mshairfeh town in the southern countryside of Idleb province.

SANA’s correspondent said that this came following violent clashes with Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists that left many of the terrorists dead and destroyed their weapons, ammo, bases, and fortifications.

The correspondent said that army units are now deployed in al-Mshairfeh where they raised the Syrian flag and are currently combing it and reinforcing their positions, adding that the army operations against al-Nusra will continue northwards towards the depth of Idleb’s southern countryside.

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