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Militant commander killed in Syria airstrikes

Iran Press TV

Tue Jan 5, 2016 2:47PM

Syrian fighter jets have bombed Takfiri terrorists' positions in a strategic city in the southwestern Dara'a Province, killing a commander and a group of militants.

The Syrian airstrikes on Tuesday hit positions of terrorists from the so-called 'Islamic Muthanna Movement' in Sheikh Maskin city in Dara'a, killing a commander and a number of other militants, the Arabic-language al-Alam news channel said.

The news comes as Arab media said fierce clashes erupted between the Syrian army troops and the foreign-backed Takfiri militants in the provinces of Dara'a, Homs and Damascus.

Al-Alam news channel said a group of Daesh terrorists were killed and injured in clashes with the Syrian army in the vicinity of Sha'er Mountain in the eastern countryside of Homs.

Separately, the Lebanese al-Ahed news website said that the Syrian army troops engaged in battles with the Takfiris in Tal Kurdi area close to Douma city in Eastern Ghouta in the Damascus countryside.

A group of militants were also killed and injured in clashes with the army near al-Marj area in Eastern Ghouta.

Meanwhile, the army, backed by the popular National Defense Forces, managed to thwart a Daesh attack on al-Mabouga village, over 55km east of Hama city, early on Tuesday.

'The army, backed by artillery units, clashed with Daesh terrorists' who attacked al-Mabouga village early on Tuesday, a military source told Syria's official news agency, SANA.

The clashes left many terrorists dead and destroyed the militants' vehicles while the rest of the militants fled leaving their weapons and ammunition behind.

Meanwhile, terrorists with the al-Qaeda linked al-Nusra Front engaged in fierce internecine clashes with militants of al-Musayfirah town in the eastern countryside of Dara'a, al-Ahed news website said.

The clashes reportedly erupted after al-Musayfirah militants captured an al-Nusra commander in the town. The battles left a number of militants dead and injured on both sides.

Infighting among the wide assortment of militant groups in Syria over territory and position, among other reasons, has left many of them dead and injured.

Syrian forces have been battling militants, particularly Daesh terrorists, on different fronts throughout Syria since March 2011, when the foreign-sponsored militancy, which has claimed over 250,000 lives, plagued the Arab country.

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