Provinces, SANA – The army’s military operations against the foreign-backed terrorist organizations continued on Saturday where the Syrian warplanes targeted their positions, hideouts and vehicles in many areas across the country.
The Syrian Air Force launched intensive strikes against gatherings of ISIS terrorists and their movements in the vicinity of al-Shaer oil field and in the areas east and southeast of Palmyra city in the countryside of Homs.
A military source confirmed that the strikes hit the targets, destroying several positions and a number of vehicles, some of which equipped with machineguns.
In the same context, a field source told SANA that a number of ISIS terrorists were killed in army operations in the surroundings of al-Abyad Mountain in the eastern countryside of Homs, noting that the Kuwaiti terrorist Aref al-Sweilem, an official within ISIS, was identified among the dead along with Marwan Abu Daghmash, the so-called military leader of al-Sukhna area.
Two tanks, a rocket launcher, five SUV cars equipped with machineguns and two oil tankers were destroyed in the operations, according to the source.
The Air Force carried out sorties against ISIS terrorists’ dens in Muhassan city in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor province.
The military source said many terrorists were killed, others injured and their weapons and ammunition were destroyed in the sorties.
In southern Syria, an army unit carried out operations against sites of Jabhat al-Nusra-linked terrorist groups on the outskirts of Daraa al-Mahatta neighborhood in Daraa city.
The operations left many terrorists dead or injured, in addition to destroying fortifications and vehicles, some of which equipped with machine guns.
A military source announced on Saturday that Army and Armed Forces units, in cooperation with popular defense groups, established control over Kansaba area and Shalf and Toubal citadels, in addition to a number of strategic hills and areas in the northern countryside of Lattakia province.
This came after fierce clashes with terrorist organizations, during which a large number of terrorists were killed and others were injured, while five machinegun-equipped vehicles in addition to a vehicle loaded with arms and ammunition were destroyed.
Army units also repelled attempts by terrorist organizations to attack a number of military posts in the northern countryside of Lattakia, claiming the lives of a number of terrorists and destroying their arms and ammunition, the source affirmed.