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Syrian Army, Allies Gain More Ground Amid Major Offensive in Latakia

Sputnik News

09:43 23.02.2016(updated 13:24 23.02.2016)

The Syrian army killed scores of Daesh and al-Nusra terrorists and destroyed much of their grid as part of an ongoing offensive in the north of the country, Syria's official news agency SANA reported on Monday.

In Homs province Syrian jets destroyed two positions of al-Nusra Front militants in Teir Ma'ale and raided Daesh gathering centers at Teloul al-Soud and Palmyra.

Meanwhile, in Aleppo the government forces, backed by popular defense units, battled with Daesh terrorists destroying 14 machinegun trucks and leaving scores of militants dead and wounded, SANA reported.

In Latakia province the Syrian army and popular defense forces seized two villages in the province's northern countryside and secured a number of strategic points in the northeast part of the region.

In Deir ez-Zor, a city in northeastern Syria 120 kilometers away from Raqqa, government forces killed 65 Daesh militants in a series of fierce battles fought over the past 24 hours, the agency reported citing military sources on the ground.

Earlier, Syrian army units blew up a 40-meter-long tunnel in the city's al-Sinaa district, which Daesh terrorists used to store weapons and ammunition.


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