Syrian Army Retakes Strategic Hills in Lattakia

Syrian Army Retakes Strategic Hills in Lattakia
Fri Nov 13, 2015 12:45:50

The Syrian army troops and popular committees continued pounding Takfiri terrorist groups in Lattakia province, and regained control of several strategic hills in the Syrian province after killing tens of militants.

"In the Northeast of the province of Lattakia, our troops continue operations in the mountains and have established control over a number of strategic heights, destroyed fortifications and artillery positions of terrorists," the Syrian army spokesman said.

"The Syrian Armed Forces have shelled terrorist command centers in Daraa near the country's border with Jordan," he added.

"Our troops carried out concentrated strikes on terrorist groups and command posts on the outskirts of the city of Daraa. Terrorists suffered heavy losses in manpower and equipment; command centers were destroyed," Brigadier General Ali Mayhoub said.

The Syrian general added that a terrorists' offensive in the province of Daraa was prevented.

"Dozens of terrorists were eliminated after they had attempted to attack an airport in Deir Ezzur," Ali Mayhoub said.

"The defenders of the Deir Ezzur airport thwarted a terrorist attack on the Eastern part of the airport. Dozens of militants were killed and 10 vehicles armed with machine-guns were destroyed," Brigadier General Ali Mayhoub told reporters.

"Moreover, the Syrian government forces have liberated villages in the provinces of Aleppo and Lattakia, including near the Kuweires airport," he said.

The Syrian Army, popular forces and Hezbollah forces, backed up by Syrian and Russian air forces, broke a 2.5-year ISIL siege of the Kuweires airbase in the Aleppo province on Tuesday.

The Kuweires airbase is of strategic importance, being considered the frontline of the Syrian army in the Northern parts of the Arab state near its border with Turkey.

"After heavy fighting, our armed forces have liberated the Kuweires airport and nearby populated areas; terrorists suffer heavy losses," the General said.

"Moreover, the Syrian army continued to advance in the Lattakia province," the general said.

"The Syrian Air Forces have carried out 75 sorties, hitting 150 terrorist targets in the north, center and the South of the country over the past 48 hours," he said.

"In particular, some 20 vehicles with ISIL terrorists were destroyed near Palmyra. Three ISIL command centers were destroyed to the Southwest of the Kuweires airbase near Aleppo. Fifteen vehicles with terrorists in the Aleppo province and positions of the al-Nusra Front terrorist group were destroyed in the province of Hama."

"The Syrian government forces have also eliminated dozens of ISIL and al-Nusra Front terrorists in the provinces of Hama and Homs," Ali Mayhoub said.

"The efforts of our troops are focused on the fight against ISIL and al-Nusra Front terrorist groups in the North and East of the province of Homs."

"Moreover, the Syrian army has also continued to advance in Eastern Ghouta on the outskirts of Damascus and established control over a highway in the area," he concluded; FNA reported.

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