Provinces, SANA – Army stepped up operations on Saturday, inflicting heavy losses upon terrorists’ ranks in personnel and equipment, with over 150 ISIS terrorists killed in Hasaka, while army units managed to assume control of several building blocks in an area in Daraa.
Units of the Army and Armed Forces are advancing in al-Sheikh Miskeen town in the countryside of Daraa, establishing control over new points in the town that coincided with heavy firepower against the dens of terrorist organizations in the area and targeting their supply lines.
Earlier, army units, in cooperation with the popular defense groups, established full control over several building blocks in the eastern and western districts in al-Sheikh Miskeen, a military source said.
Other army units, the source added, killed several terrorists and destroyed their hideouts and vehicles in Ibta’, Dael, Nawa, Inkhel, Busr al-Harir, Atman, Tafas and Deir al-Adas.
Units of the armed forces killed scores of terrorists affiliated to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist organization in different areas in the countryside of the northeastern province of Hasaka.
SANA reporter said more than 150 ISIS terrorists were killed and many others were injured, including terrorist groups’ leaders of foreign nationalities, during the army’s operations in al-Shadadi city.
He added that other army units razed several ISIS terrorists’ hideouts in the areas of al-Karameh, Mabtouh, Um al-Kubar and al-Seddiq, 15 to 20 km southwest of Hasaka city.
A number of terrorists’ dens were also razed in Tal Brak, 35km northeast of Hasaka.
Army units killed several terrorists and destroyed their vehicles in Hanano, al-Jaberiyeh, al-Kastillo, Icarda, al-Lairamoun, Hreitan and the areas surrounding al-Haideriyeh and al-Sfeira in the city and countryside of Aleppo.
On their social media pages, the terrorist organizations acknowledged the death of terrorist Abu Khattab al-Ozbaki, leader of the so-called “Ozbaki Battalion” which is affiliated to Jabhat al-Nusra, on the outskirts of Nubbul and al-Zahra towns during clashes with the army yesterday.
Army units destroyed cars that terrorists affiliated to the so-called “Islamic Front” and “Ahrar al-Sham” rigged with large amounts of explosives, also killing scores of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in Idleb countryside.
A military source told SANA that an army unit inflicted heavy losses upon Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist group, destroying no less than 6 vehicles equipped with heavy machineguns near Ora al-Shamali village in al-Rouj plain in Idleb western countryside.
The source indicated that several Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists were killed near Eblin village during a military operation by an army unit that has resulted in destroying several dens for the terrorist organization with the weapons and ammunition inside them.
The source indicated that units of the Army and Armed Forces carried out a military operation against terrorists from “The Islamic Front” and “Ahrar al-Sham” in the vicinity of Sarjeh village in Idleb countryside.
Several hideouts and car bombs were destroyed in the operation with scores of terrorists, some of them foreigners, getting killed, added the source.
The source added that army units killed several terrorists and destroyed their weapons in the towns and villages of Baddama, Hallouz, Tal Bakir, al-Rami and Abu al-Duhour.
Army units killed and wounded several terrorists in the area surrounding Jazal oil well in the countryside of Palmyra in Homs and in the areas of S’heirij and Salam Sharqi in the eastern countryside of the central province, in addition to killing many others who attempted to infiltrate from Aqrab into al-Da’ouneh.