Syrian Air Force operations have destroyed 1,375 militant targets across the country for 2 weeks, starting in late November.
General Ali Mauhoub, the army spokesman brigadier, said on Thursday that the victories have been achieved within 360 operations between November 27 and December 10, the official SANA news agency reported.
“The sorties have been carried out on the gatherings of terrorists in the countryside of Damascus, Homs, Hama, Aleppo, Idlib, Dayr al-Zawr, Dara’a and Latakia where four command centers for terrorists in Aleppo countryside, near Tadmur and a command center in Latamneh in Hama countryside and three convoys of vehicles in Homs and Idlib countryside were completely destroyed,” the spokesman said.
“The army established control on al-Hamra, Zeitan and other towns in Aleppo’s southwestern countryside, after killing 50 terrorists from Jabhat al-Nusra,” Mayhoub noted.
He also added that the terrorist were forced to flee towards the country’s border with Turkey, taking along family members of a number of terrorist leaders.
The army destroted three vehicles and two command centers in Karf Zita and al-Latamneh, killing more than 150 terrorists and destroying nine vehicles equipped with heavy machine guns.
“Units of the army killed a number of terrorists in an ambush in Talbiseh, destroying three vehicles in the area.”
“The army expanded its control on areas Harasta and seized a net of tunnels and trenches stretching between Harasta and Douma in addition to uncovering a 350-meter tunnel in Joubar in Damascus countryside,” Mayhoub said.
The units of the army established control over Nasrallah, Rasm al-Abd and al-Kawthar petroleum station and some farms in Aleppo’s northern countryside after killing large numbers of IS’ terrorists there.
More than 250 000 have died in this foreign-sponsored conflict and over 1 million people have been injured since March 2011, according to the UN. This conflict also caused the migration of nearly half of Syria’s population.
Turkey has time and again been accused of collusion with terror organizations in causing the plight by providing safe passage for terrorists into and out of Syria.
Written by Yoana for South Front