Syrian army establishes full control over new areas in Salamiyeh

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HAMA, Aug. 16 (MNA) – Syrian Army and Armed Forces units, in cooperation with supporting forces, established full control over Jeb al-Mazarea Hill overlooking Salba village east of Salamiyeh city in Hama province, as well as the supply route leading to the village after carrying out.

SANA reporter said that this was achieved as result of a military operation against ISIL gatherings and fortifications in the surroundings of the village, adding that the army units inflicted heavy losses upon ISIS in personnel and equipment during this operation.

The source noted that establishing control over the hill means that army established fire control over Salba village and the supply routes of ISIL terrorists who are holed up in the western part of the village.

Meanwhile, army units, supported by the Syrian Air Force, carried out concentrated operations against ISIL terrorist organization in Deir Ezzor.

SANA reporter in Deir Ezzor said that the army members engaged in clashes with ISIL terrorists in the vicinity of the airport and on the axis of al-Bugheiliyeh village in the western countryside of the province, killing a number of terrorists and injuring many others.

The reporter added that the Syrian Air Force directed intensive strikes on ISIL dens and movement axes in the villages of Ayash, Hatla, al-Husseiniyeh, Huwejet Saqr and the graveyards area, destroying a number of ISIL dens.

Local sources from the countryside of Deir Ezzor said that tension and chaos increased within the ranks of ISIL as it eliminated many of its foreign mercenaries on charges of escaping from the battlefield, adding that ISIL killed two young men while they were trying to escape from the city of al-Mayadin and Hawayej Bo Masaa.

In the far eastern countryside of Homs bordering Deir Ezzor, the Syrian warplanes destroyed a convoy of six large vehicles moving in the northeast of Hamima town.

Also, a warplane fell while carrying out a combat mission against terrorist organizations in eastern countryside of Sweida, a military source said.

The source added that the warplane fell while it was carrying out a combat mission in the eastern countryside of Sweida, adding that investigation is under way to specify the reasons.

SANA/MNA

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