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Syrian Troops Kill 20 Terrorists in Hama

Sputnik News

20:02 01.06.2016(updated 22:39 01.06.2016)

At least 20 terrorsits from the Daesh and Nusra Front were killed in the Hama province of Syria, also a number of the Daesh vehicles were destroyed in Syria, according to local media.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Syrian army killed at least 20 terrorists in the Hama province and targeted a number of Islamic State (ISIL or Daesh) vehicles across the country on Wednesday, local media reported, citing military sources.

The Syrian army clashed with Nusra Front terrorists and Ahrar ash-Sham militants in the northern part of the Hama province, destroying their weapons and ammunition, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) said.

Fierce clashes between the Nusra Front terrorists and the Syrian troops took place in the southwestern countryside of Damascus, leaving a number of militants dead and injured.

The government troops also targeted Daesh fortifications and hide-outs in the province of Homs destroying three pick-up vehicles with machine guns and a truck, transporting terrorists in different parts of the region.

A number of Daesh vehicles equipped with machine guns were also destroyed by Syrian airstrikes on the outskirts of the city of Deir ez-Zor.

The war in Syria erupted in 2011 after a wave of anti-government protests, which were part of the so-called Arab Spring. Destabilization of the situation in Syria resulted in the rise of terrorist organizations such as the Nusra Front and the Daesh, both outlawed in Russia.

On February 27, a US-Russia-brokered ceasefire came into force across Syria but the truce does not apply to terrorist groups.


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