Update1- Army units tighten noose around terrorists across the country

Provinces, SANA_ Units of the army and armed forces on Saturday continued its mop-up operations, tightening the noose around foreign-backed terrorists in several areas across the country.

Damascus Countryside

A military source said that an army unit killed  terrorists of Jabhat al-Nusra-linked “Liwa al-Haq” and “Liwa al-Furqan” terrorist groups in Khan al-Sheeh area in Damascus Countryside.

A military source told SANA on Saturday that an army unit clashed with the terrorists who were trying to infiltrate from al-Fusoul al-Arbaa street towards al-Khamara area on al-Salam highway in Khan al-Sheeh town, located in the southwestern countryside of Damascus.

The source added that the clashes resulted in the killing of a number of terrorists, among them were a terrorist nicknamed al-Jebbawi, a leader in the so- called “Liwa al-Haq” and another terrorist named Abu Obaidah Hijazi, a leader in the so-called “Liwa al-Furqan”, in addition to the terrorist Osama Tahawi.

Few weeks ago, the army foiled an attempt by members of the armed terrorist organizations operating in Khan al-Sheeh town to block al-Salam highway near al-khamara area.


Army units destroyed a truck laden with terrorist’s weapons and explosives and killed many terrorists in continuous operations in the eastern countryside of the central Homs province.

A military source told SANA that an army unit destroyed a truck loaded with big amounts of weapons and explosives near Hannoura village, 40 km to the east of Homs city, leaving all the terrorists aboard dead.

Other army units, the source added, killed numbers of takfiri terrorist organizations’ members in the eastern countryside of the province during operations launched against their gatherings in Onq al-Hawa village and the area between Manoukh and al-Tafha villages.

Army units also clashed with terrorists who attacked Jebb al-Jarrah town, using different sorts of weapons, where many terrorists were killed or injured and their weapons were destroyed.

The source also said army units destroyed a vehicle, leaving all the terrorists on board killed in al-Ballan village in al-Rastan area.


A military source said that the army and armed forces units destroyed a number of vehicles with all terrorists onboard in Aqraba village in the countryside of the southern province of Daraa.

Other army units eliminated a number of terrorists and injured others in Tal Antar between the areas of Deir al-Adas, Kafr Nasej, and Kafr Shams in the province’s countryside, according to the source.

The source also pointed out that the military operations targeted Jasem city in the northwest corner of Daraa, al-Sheikh Miskin, 22km far from Daraa and the national forest , to the west of al-Sheikh Miskin, as the army units destroyed terrorists’ gathering and a number of vehicles.

Terrorists Hassan Habib, Mohammad Hikmat Abdullah al-Zoubi, Mohammad Ahmad al-Mahed, Mohammad Abdel-Rahman al-talfah and Saker Issa al-Wahdan were identified among the killed.

The army units also killed a number of terrorists in the villages of Kafr Nasij, Samlin, Inkhel, al-Sheikh Miskin, Atman, al-Hrak, al-Jiza, Ma’rabah, Busra al-Sham and al-Tal al-Shamali of Zamrin town in the countryside.

Terrorists’ pages on social networking sites acknowledged the death of several of their members including Mohammad Hosni Udwan and Ibrahim Shihadeh al-Marjan, the latter succumbing to his wounds after being transported to a hospital in Jordan.

The terrorist organizations are moving their injured members to the Jordanian hospitals and hospitals of the Israeli entity which offers all kinds of support to the terrorists.


Units of the army and armed forces carried out a series of operations using heavy artillery fire against the terrorists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the southern countryside of Qamishli in Hasaka province.

The terrorists’ sites targeted by the army were in Tal S’teih, Tal Ahmad, Tawarij, and Taktak roundabout, a source in the  northeastern province explained.

The source added that the army operations also resulted in the killing and the injuring of many ISIS terrorists and the destruction of a bulldozer which the terrorists were using in destroying houses and
establishing fortifications.

SANA reporter quoted the source as saying that phone calls by members of ISIS groups were listened in to in which the terrorists were appealing for help over the large numbers of those who were killed and wounded during the army’s operations against their gatherings and hideouts.


A unit of the army and armed forces destroyed a heavy machinegun- equipped vehicle, killing all terrorists aboard, in Tal Ashhib al-Janoubi in the countryside of the southern province.


Army units carried out a series of operations targeting terrorist concentrations in Rasm al-Halabi and Rasoum al-Khamis sites in the surroundings of Bir Ajam village in Quneitra province.

The source added that the military operations resulted in destroying the terrorists’ weapons and ammo, killing and injuring a number of terrorists linked to Jabhat al-Nusra, the so-called Islamic Ahrar al-Sham, Alwiyet al-Furqan and other Takfiri terrorists’ organizations.

The source mentioned that other army units killed and injured a number of terrorists, destroying a number of their vehicles in Um Batenah which is located in the liberated part of the occupied Syrian Golan and surrounding Tal Masshara, 22 km to the east of Quneitra.

Other terrorists were killed in Aqraba village and al-Rawadi area in the countryside.

The army and armed forces are launching military operations in many areas in Damascus countryside, Quneitra and Daraa, as the army restored security and stability to a number of villages and strategic hills , killing a number of terrorists who are supported by Jordan and intelligences of Israel, US, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, France and Turkey.


Army units targeted terrorist concentrations in Tal Salmo, al-Majas, Oum Jarin, and al-Baya’at in Abu al-Duhour area in Idleb countryside.

Other units targeted terrorist hideouts in Taftanaz 17 km northeast of Idleb city, killing a number of terrorists and injuring others, in addition to eliminating a number of terrorists and destroying several of their vehicles in the archeological site of Tal Dinit.

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