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Militants Ready to 'Switch Sides' as Syrian Army Advances on All Fronts

Sputnik News

10:10 06.02.2016(updated 10:28 06.02.2016)

Daesh and other terrorist groups have pulled back from their positions as the Syrian army, backed by the country's aviation and popular forces, continues its advance in several key provinces of the county.

Government forces have regained control over several more areas in Dara'a, Deir ez-Zor, Hama, Homs and Aleppo provinces leaving dozens of militants dead and wounded, Iran's Fars news agency reported on Friday.

In Dara'a province the Syrian Armed Forces clawed back more areas near Atman town, almost 4 kilometers north of Dara'a city, killing 30 terrorists and destroying their meeting centers equipped with heavy 23-mm machineguns.

In Deir ez-Zor several militant strongholds were destroyed by missile fire as Syrian Army jets targeted two Daesh outposts east of Deir ez-Zor airport.

The militants suffered heavy losses, leaving scores of their fighters dead and wounded, informed sources on the ground were cited as saying by the agency.

In Hama province around a dozen members of the Ajnad al-Sham Islamic Union militant group were killed as the Army and popular forces renewed their attacks on their positions in Kafr Zita town, north of Hama city.

One of the group's top commanders was identified among the dead.

The Syrisn Armed Forces have also made similar gains in central Homs province, killing a number of al-Nusra Front terrorists and severely degrading their military infrastructure and destroying much of their hardware.

In Aleppo province the Syrian Army, popular forces and allied Hezbollah units delivered food and medical supplies to the liberated Shiite towns of Nubl and al-Zahra.

After Syrian Armed Forces and their allies entered the two towns, a convoy of humanitarian aid arrived there.

Meanwhile, militant groups active north of Aleppo said that they were ready to fight alongside the government forces, Al Mayadeen television reported.

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