Provinces – The army has stepped up operations against terrorist organizations, advancing in various areas across the country and making more gains, the latest was establishing control over the strategic Tal Ahmar (hill) in Quneitra.
Eastern Ghouta, Damascus Countryside
Army units started a military operation in Joubar and Harasta in Eastern Ghouta, establishing control over Rima Water Company and several buildings in Joubar, in addition to destroying terrorists’ command and communication centers, a military source announced on Wednesday.
Leaders within Ahrar al-Sham Movement killed in army ambush
An army unit killed at least 7 members of a terrorist group from the so-called “Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement” in al-Houleh area in the northern countryside of Homs province.
The army unit ambushed the terrorist group near al-Samalil village in southern al-Houleh, leaving all its members dead or wounded, a military source told SANA.
The group’s leader, Ammar al-Khodr, was identified among the dead, in addition to a Chechen terrorist nicknamed “Abo Anas.
The terrorist organizations’ social media pages acknowledged the death of the 7 members of the group ambushed, and said Ammar al-Khodr, who was confirmed dead, was the chief of Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement in al-Houleh.
The Movement’s military leader, named Abdullah Barakat, was also among the dead, according to the pages.
An army unit destroyed a vehicle equipped with a heavy machinegun, killing all terrorists on board it, on the road leading to Atman town in the northern countryside of the southern Daraa province.
Another army unit killed a number of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists and destroyed their arms and ammunition as it targeted their positions in Tafas city in the western countryside of the province.
A number of terrorists were also killed or injured and their weapons and equipment were destroyed in a precise army operation in Daraa city near the border with Jordan.
Meanwhile, local sources said dozens of terrorists have fled Daraa towards the Jordanian territories, confirming media reports, published over the last week, saying that thousands of terrorists have escaped after military operations have been stepped up in the area.
100 ISIS terrorists killed near Deir Ezzor airport, others buried in mass graves in Mohassan
The army units defending Deir Ezzor military airport engaged in fierce clashes with ISIS terrorists during the past 24 hours.
Field sources told SANA that around 100 ISIS terrorists were killed or injured in the clashes, and that a vehicle with a heavy machine gun mounted on it was destroyed.
Meanwhile, an army unit destroyed a vehicle for ISIS terrorists on al-Mrei’iyeh road, killing 7 terrorists on board it.
The terrorist Hassan al-Hamdi, identified as one of ISIS leaders in Mohassan city, was among the dead.
Army operations, the sources said, also targeted ISIS important positions near the Municipality and Court of al-Boseira village in eastern Deir Ezzor, leaving a number of terrorists dead and 3 vehicles destroyed.
Local sources in Mohassan said ISIS has buried 93 of its killed members in mass graves in the city.