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Iran Press TV

Syrian army recaptures strategic Latakia areas

Iran Press TV

Sun Nov 15, 2015 6:45PM

The Syrian army has regained control over a number of strategic areas in the northwestern Latakia Province in its fight against Daesh terrorists.

The Syrian army said on Sunday that its forces had retaken control of a number of strategic hills in Latakia's countryside.

The forces destroyed three machine gun-mounted vehicles and seized weapons and munitions from the militants.

Syrian forces have recently been making rapid advances against terrorists who have been wreaking havoc in the country.

On Sunday, at least three Syrian civilians lost their lives in a rocket attack by terrorists in the northern city of Aleppo, where fighting has been on the rise since the army launched a major operation to free an air base.

Syrian forces backed by members of Lebanon's resistance movement Hezbollah, earlier announced they had killed a number of Daesh militants in the villages of Jarajir and Jayrud in the Syrian Qalamoun region, near the border with Lebanon.

The Syrian Air Force also said it has targeted some 323 Daesh positions over the past two days.

Syrian forces also targeted terrorist positions near the northwestern city of Idlib, destroying two explosive production plants in al-Tamani'a and Maar Tarhrama areas.

The advances of the Syrian government forces against militants of Daesh and other terrorist groups have been expedited by the air cover provided by Russia, which began some six weeks ago.

More than 250,000 have been killed and hundreds of thousands displaced as a result of the foreign-backed crisis in Syria since March 2011.

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