Syrian Arab army repels terrorists' infiltration into safe areas in Aleppo, advances in Homs

PROVINCES,(ST)_The key hideout of terrorists in Bab Hod quarter in the central Homs province has become under the armed forces' control, as fierce clashes flared up outside Der Ezzour and Aleppo provinces.

Al-Mas'odeyeh school in Bab Hod quarter was declared today 'safe' after vanquishing the terrorists, who were harboring themselves inside.

An official source told SANA that the armed forces pounded two hideouts of armed terrorist groups near 'al-Taheya' Mosque and imposed control over 'al-Mas'odeyeh school', which was used by terrorists as a hideout to plan for their criminal acts against citizens.

In this context, a military source added that a unit of the armed forces mowed down several terrorists on the outskirt of al-Zara village outside Tal Kalkh and destroyed their weapons.

It cited that an armed terrorist group's attack on a garrison in Palmyra city was foiled by a unit of the armed forces. Most of the group's members perished.

More terrorists were reportedly killed when the armed forces shelled their groupings in towns of Taldo, al-Hesn, Talbeseh, and al-Rastan in Homs province.

Other terrorist groupings from al-Nusra Front were targeted in towns of Nawa, Mahajeh, the western al-Mleha and Sida in the southern Daraa province amid reports of restoring stability and security to several buildings overlooking the national hospital in Daraa city.

11 gangsters killed

Well over 9 identified terrorists died in the said towns while 2 others were eliminated in a clash that raged between the armed forces and the armed terrorist groups in al-Hammadin and al-Mokhayam quarters in the same province.

Meanwhile, the armed forces battered a bomb-making factory in Saraqeb city in Idlib province- and a terrorist ringleaders' hideout- in Bennesh city -where 10 gangsters were crushed.

They also repelled terrorists' bid to detonate 11 booby-traps weighing 10-50 kg/each plus 5 anti-tank mines planted on alRami-Kafr Shlaya road in Ariha outside Idlib.

Arms depots and training hideout

Verily, al-Nusra Front-linked terrorists were inflicted more losses as the armed forces bombarded two arms dumps in the northern Lattakia countryside, a training hideout to the north-east al-Hbit Town outside Hama, and several hideouts in the west and south areas of Hassaka countryside.

Some 12 identified terrorists, most of them from Arab countries (Jordan, Libya, Somalia), were among the dead in the northern Lattakia countryside.

Stolen oil tanks

In another development, the armed forces pulverized 8 thugs near al-Seyaseh bridge in Der Ezzour city and mowed down others near al-Sa'aweh town as they were trying to smuggle 15 stolen oil tanks to Turkey.

They, in addition, foiled terrorists' attempt to sneak into safe areas in Aleppo city and targeted their groupings in the west southern areas in  Aleppo countryside- towns of Mayer, Meneg, south of Khan al-Assal- and in the surrounding of the Aleppo prison as well as near the industrial area in al-Sheikh Najjar.

Ringleaders eliminated

Moreover, the armed forces eliminated several terrorists ringleaders in the eastern Ghouta outside the capital as a series of qualitative operations were launched in the southern Damascus countryside –alHajar alAswad, Babbela, and Hajjira.

Whilst in al-Nabk area -around 80 km  from Damascus- locals of al-Meshrfeh town confronted al-Nusra Front affiliates' attempt to enter the town and restored stolen cars.

 A booby-trap detonation kills a citizen in Damascus

In a separate incident, at least a citizen was martyred and 5 others wounded when an explosive device blasted near al-Sadat Mosque in al-Amara quarter, which has witnessed several terrorist attacks in the last months.

Another terrorist attack took place in the residential area of al-Abbaseyen  when two mortar shells landed there causing damages to 7 private cars without casualties.

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