Syrian Arab army mows down 50 al-Nusra Front affiliates in an ambush

PROVINCES,(ST)_At least 50 al-Nusra Front affiliates are reported to have been killed in an ambush laid by a unit of the armed forces in Adra suburb outside Damascus, as intense clashes broke out in several areas in the country's commercial capital.

In details, SANA quoted a military source as saying today that a unit of the armed forces mowed down a number of al-Nusra Front affiliates, some of whom have foreign nationalities, west of the industrial city in Adra suburb as they were trying to infiltrate into the heart of the Eastern Ghouta to aid and abet the defeated terrorist groups.

The number of the dead in the ambush is estimated to be 50 according to  several media reports.

The source added that weapons and ammunitions including rifles, RPG launchers, bombs, 23mm tank shells, and 14.5mm -7mm bullets were confiscated in the ambush.

Tunnel in Darayya

At the same time, it was reported that a tunnel of 300 meters long was found in Darayya suburb, to the south-west of the capital.

"The tunnel is wide enough to drive a motorcycle inside  and it had been used by thugs to store weapons and ammunitions," an official source said, pointing out that 7thugs were eliminated at al-Fern square in Darayya city.

Clashes in Aleppo continue

More terrorists from al-Nusra Front were crushed in clashes that flared up on the outskirts of al-Rashidin quarter and in farms surrounding Khan al-Asal in the northern Aleppo province as well as in operations targetting their hideouts in quarters of al-Sheikh Maqsoud, Bestan al-Qasr, and the old city.

Other operations were carried out on Aleppo-Idlib road and in towns of Hritan and Hillan and in the northern Aleppo countryside.

Infiltration bids

In another development, the armed forces thwarted terrorists' bid to sneak into safe areas in Karm al-Jabal area in Aleppo province amid reports of foiling another bid of infiltration from Lebanon into Homs through Halat site outside Tal Kalkh.

Homs

The army also eliminated several armed terrorist groups in quarters of Bab Hod, Joret al-Shayyah, al-Qosor, al-Khaledeyeh, al-Warsheh, al-Hamedeyeh, al-Qarabis, and al-Masabigh in Homs city as well as in many areas outside , according to an official source.

Ringleader and gangsters killed

In the southern Daraa Province, the armed forces killed the hardened ringleader of the so-called "al-Yarmouk martyrs' brigade and many gangsters in Nawa city and warded off an armed terrorist group's attack on a garrison in Dakr town.

A military source told SANA that several hideouts of terrorists were battered in villages of al-Sora, al-Hrak, the eastern al-Mleha, Bosra al-Harir, al-Sheikh Meskin, Sida, Em alLoqs, Abo  Mdarat, and Jasem as well as in Daraa al-Balad.

Unknown number of terrorist perished in the said villages while a terrorist  died as he was making an explosive device inside a hideout in Daraa al-Balad.

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