VIDEO: Syrian Army Retakes New Areas in Lattakia, Kills Many ISIS Militans in Raqqa

Sun Mar 20, 2016 17:06:16

On Sunday, the Syrian army has continued military operations in several areas around the country, restoring new points and thwarting terrorist attacks where scores of terrorists were killed or injured.

The army units, in cooperation with popular defense groups, established control over the Points 287, 397 and 409 and killed members of terrorist groups that infiltrated to al-Sawda village in the northern countryside of the coastal Lattakia province.

The units later dismantled and removed the landmines and explosive devices which the terrorists had planted earlier in the points and the village.

A military source told SANA that the army units, aided by the popular defense groups, also thwarted an attack by terrorist groups on military posts in the direction of al-Qalaa Mountain and Ain al-Baida area in the province.

In the meantime, many ISIS terrorists were confirmed dead or injured as a result of army airstrikes on their positions in the northeastern Raqqa province.

The military source explained to SANA that the army’s air force carried out in the past 24 hours sorties targeting gatherings of terrorists and several centers and sites for ISIS terrorist organization in the southern part of Raqqa city.

As a result of the intensive airstrikes, the centers targeted were destroyed, leaving dozens of ISIS terrorists dead or wounded, the source said.

Meanwhile, it was reported in the media that the so-called “Wali of Raqqa” within ISIS, who is named Ali Mousa al-Shawakh, was killed in the airstrikes.

Along with al-Shawakh, an ISIS checkpoints official nicknamed Abu Farah was also among the dead.


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