Syrian warplanes pound positions of Daesh, Nusra Front in Sweida, Hama
Iran Press TV
Mon Aug 6, 2018 05:00PM
Syrian army warplanes have launched airstrikes against the positions of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group in the country's southwestern province of Sweida and those of the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham Takfiri terrorist group, formerly known as al-Nusra Front, in the central province of Hama.
Syria's official news agency, SANA, citing its correspondent, reported on Monday that the government's fighter jets had pounded positions held by remnants of the Daesh outfit near al-Kra'a, Beir Qinyan and Sneim Gharaz towns deep inside Sweida's desert areas.
The report added that "scores of terrorists" had been killed in the airstrikes and many others were wounded and their vehicles and ammunition were destroyed as a result of the raids.
Syria troops defeated Daesh late last year, but the terror group's remnants have been trying to regroup and have mounted a series of hit-and run attacks.
A report says at least 100 Daesh terrorists have fled Syria's southwest toward areas bordering Jordan.
Additionally on Monday, Syrian fighter jets pounded positions held by Jabhat Fateh al-Sham terrorists and those of its affiliated outfits in Hama's northern areas. SANA's reporter in the province said that army units conducted bombardments against dens and supply routes of terrorists in the villages of Zaizoun, al-Ziyara, al-Zakat, al-Arba'ain and al-Janabra in the northern countryside of Hama.
The correspondent added that several of terrorists' positions were destroyed in the bombardments and a number of terrorists were killed.
In recent weeks, the Syrian army has been making significant territorial gains against terrorists in the country's south. Militants have been handing over their heavy weapons to Syrian government forces and leaving the region in negotiated surrender deals.
Syria has been gripped by foreign-backed militancy since March 2011. The Syrian government says the Israeli regime and its Western and regional allies are aiding Takfiri terrorist groups wreaking havoc in the country.
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