Syria Airstrikes Target 1,662 ISIS, Al-Nusra Positions in Less Than a Month

Syria Airstrikes Target 1,662 ISIS, Al-Nusra Positions in Less Than a Month
Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:33:49

The Syrian fighter jets have demolished at least 1,662 terrorists’ targets, including militant headquarters and munitions factories, since late December.

The raids were carried out “in the areas of Damascus, Homs, Hama, Idlib, Aleppo, and Dayr al-Zawr,” read a statement released by the Syrian army on Wednesday.

"From the 27th of the previous month to the present day, 481 sorties have been carried out," it said, adding that four terrorist command centers and an underground ammunition factory were among the targets destroyed in the western Idlib province.

Three storage facilities, a command center, and a score of armed vehicles were also destroyed in the northwestern province of Aleppo, it noted.

Families Return to Damascus Area

Meanwhile, hundreds of families displaced by fighting in the Qadam neighborhood, a suburb of the Syrian capital, are returning following the implementation of an August 2014 ceasefire between government forces and militants that granted the terrorists free passage from the town.

The Syrian official news agency, SANA, reported that 25 buses were used to return the families to their homes.

Syrian troops have recently been making back-to-back advances with the support of fighters from the Lebanon resistance movement Hezbollah and Russian airstrikes.

Earlier, Syrian army troops retook a series of strategic hills and heights in the central province of Homs and destroyed a number of terrorist gathering centers and weapons in Aleppo.

The Syrian forces have been fighting to recapture areas under the control of foreign-backed militant groups, which have been wreaking havoc in the country since 2011. The war in Syria has so far claimed the lives of over 260,000 people and displaced nearly half of the country’s population within or beyond its borders, Press TV reported.


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