Army establishes control over hills and quarries of Abu al-Shamat area in Damascus countryside

Provinces, SANA – Army units and the Air Force on Thursday continued targeting terrorist organizations’ dens, inflicting heavy losses upon them in personnel and equipment.

Damascus Countryside

A military source announced on Thursday establishing control over vast areas in Abu al-Shamat area in the north eastern countryside of Damascus after inflicting heavy losses in personnel and munitions upon ISIS terrorists.

The source added in a statement to SANA that an army unit carried out on Thursday a wide operation against gatherings of ISIS terrorists in Abu al-Shamat area 40 kilometers to the north east of Damascus with a cover from the Air Force which ended by establishing full control over the hills and quarries in the area.

A number of ISIS terrorists were killed and others injured during the operation and their vehicles and fortifications were destroyed.

Engineering units in the army secured the area soon and dismantled the explosive devices and mines which were planted earlier by terrorists before being killed.

The army’s air force targeted gatherings of ISIS terrorists and their fortifications in al-Dmeir area and east of Tishreen thermal station in Damascus countryside.

The targeted terrorists suffered heavy losses in the airstrikes and many of their vehicles that were loaded with arms and ammunition were destroyed.


Positions and vehicles for ISIS terrorists north and east of Palmyra city in Homs countryside were also destroyed.

Deir Ezzor

The army’s air force hit ISIS terrorists’ sites in al-Mrei’iyeh and al-Jafra villages in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor province, destroying vehicles equipped with heavy and medium machine guns and killing a number of terrorists.


An army unit destroyed several vehicles for ISIS terrorist organization as it targeted a gathering of its members in Rajm al-Dawleh village in the northeastern countryside of Sweida province. A number of terrorists were killed or injured in the operation.


Army units destroyed sites and vehicles for Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists during an operation against their gatherings in al-Eis and Kafar Naha villages in Aleppo province.

The source told SANA that the army also carried out operations against gatherings of ISIS terrorists and their fortified positions in Abu Taltal and al-Madiouniyeh villages in the direction of al-Bab city and in Souran village, in northeastern Aleppo.

During the operations, a number of vehicles, some equipped with machine guns, and positions were destroyed and a number of terrorists were killed.

In the eastern countryside of Aleppo, army operations continued targeting movements and positions of ISIS terrorists in Rasm al-Alam, destroying a number of vehicles and fortified sites.

Army units, in cooperation with popular defense groups, foiled infiltration attempts by ISIS terrorists in the direction of Khanasir, killing many terrorists and destroying their equipment.

In Aleppo city, an army unit killed a number of terrorists from Jabhat al-Nusra-linked groups in al-Lairamoun area.

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