Syrian army kills 38 terrorists, foils attacks on military posts

PROVINCES,(ST)_At least 35 terrorists were killed and 23 others wounded in the countrysides of Hama, Idlib and Lattakia during qualitative operations that synchronized with foiling ISIS terrorists' infiltration bids into military posts in Hasaka.

According to a military source, army units killed all members of a terrorist group, including its leader, dubbed Abo Hodayfa, during a qualitative operation on al-Nusra Front hideouts in Qaston town in the northwestern countryside of Hama, which is adjacent to the administrative boundaries of Idlib.

More 9 terrorists were killed and 23 others wounded when army units targeted a hideout of the so-called the 'Soqor al-Gahab' grouping in al-Latamneh town in the norther Hama countryside.

Several armored cars, some of them were equipped with guns , were destroyed in the said town, the official news agency (SANA) said, adding that an army unit killed 10 terrorists and destroyed their vehicles in al-Zaka town on the administrative boundaries between Hama and Idlib.

The agency indicated that army units destroyed a hideout and an arms depot belonging to the Jaish al-Fateh terrorists in al-Taman'a and Has towns in the southern countryside of Idlib.

Add to that, army units killed 15 terrorists in Salma town in the northern countryside of Lattakia and clashed with ISIS terrorists in the northeastern countryside of Sweida and in Hasaka city.

Clashes

A military source clarified that an army unit clashed with ISIS terrorists after monitoring their movement from Kherbet Saed area towards Tal Bothaina in the northeastern countryside of Sweida.

The clashes ended with killing many terrorists and destroying a vehicle belonging to them, the source added.

Further terrorists affiliated to the same organization [ISIS, also known as ISIL and IS] were mowed down during clashes with army units on axes of children Hospital, al-Nashweh al-Sharqeyeh quarter and Dolab al-Awisi.

The ISIS terrorists were trying to infiltrate into military posts in the said axes, SANA said.

3 ISIS snipers killed

It confirmed that army units killed 3 ISIS snipers in al-Villat al-Homer quarter in Hasaka city and struck ISIS hideouts in areas located south-east the city.

There were also operations against terrorist organizations in the countrysides of Daraa, Quneitra and Damascus.

2 car bombs destroyed

Last night, army units destroyed a car bomb driven by ISIS terrorist before reaching a military post near Shahhar town's junction in the eastern countryside of Homs.

A second car bomb was also destroyed by army units before it reached the 4th station for conveying oil, about 80 km east of Homs city.

The ISIS terrorists' attempts to destroy the car bombs aim at hindering the advance of  army units and popular defense groups towards Palmyra city.

Basma Qaddour

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