Syrian army advances in Aleppo eastern countryside

ALEPPO, Mar. 07 (MNA) – Syrian Army and Armed Forces units continued on Tuesday their intensive operations against terrorist organizations, restoring control over new areas and killing a number of terrorists.

Meanwhile, the army units restored control over Jazal oil field in the eastern countryside of Homs central province.

A military source told SANA that army units, in cooperation with supporting forces, carried out accurate operations against ISIL terrorist organization in the northwest countryside of Tadmur (Palmyra) city, establishing control over Jazal oil field.

The source added that army engineering units are dismantling IEDs and mines that were planted by ISIL terrorists earlier in the area.

Later, Army units hunted ISIL terrorists to the east and northeast of Palmyra city, established control over al-Amerieh Mountains and the surrounding hills, tightened the noose around the terrorists in al-Sawame’e and inflicted heavy losses upon them in personnel and weaponry.

Earlier, the source said that army units directed artillery strikes against ISIL gatherings and fortifications in al-Bardeh, the abandoned battalion and the eastern countryside of al-Qaryateen and Tadmur cities.

The source added that as a result of the strikes a number of ISIL terrorists were killed and many of their vehicles, some equipped with machineguns were destroyed.

Moreover, army units advanced in the eastern countryside of Aleppo and restored security and stability to khafseh town.

The army units restored security and stability to the towns and villages of khafseh, Khfiet al-Himr, al-Rehanieh,Hirnet Shihab, Ma’araba, Thakheira, kibab kabeer, kibab Sagheir, Um Risoom, al-Kibarieh, Rasm al-boukher, al-Tabbara, Balwa, al-Azeizieh, and al-Kaban Shikh Abyad in the eastern countryside of Aleppo , eliminating scores of ISIL terrorists and destroying their vehicles.

Also, an army unit foiled an attack by Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists against one of the military posts in Daraa al-Balad area in Daraa southern province.

Army units, further, carried out precise operations against gatherings and positions of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in Daraa al-Balad and al-Nazihin Camp and in the neighborhoods of al-Karak and al-Abbasyia and to the north of Bilal al-Habashi Mosque in Daraa City.

A number of terrorists were killed in the operations and an amount of their arms and ammunition were destroyed.

An army unit also killed all members of a terrorist group affiliated to Jabhat al-Nusra who attacked one of the military posts to the northwest of Bilal al-Habashi Mosque in Daraa al-Balad.

Meanwhile,an army unit killed a number of ISIL terrorists and cut off their supply routes between the eastern countryside of Salamiyah and northwestern countryside of Palmyra city.

An army unit carried out intensive operations accompanied by concentrated bombardments against gatherings and positions of ISIL terrorists in al-Barghotiyeh village in the eastern countryside of Salamiyah.

A number of ISIL terrorists were killed in the operations and others were injured and a machinegun-equipped SUV was destroyed.

The army launched artillery and air bombardments on ISIL gatherings and sites in al-Tharda area, the 17th Hill, al-Sunouf Hill and the graveyards area in the surroundings of Deir Ezzor city too, according to the military source.

The source added that due to the strikes a number of ISIL vehicles, some of them equipped with heavy machine guns, were destroyed and many terrorists were killed.

SANA/MNA

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