Syrian Army Troops Make New Gains against Al-Nusra Militants in Hama

Syrian Army Troops Make New Gains against Al-Nusra Militants in Hama
Sun Jun 26, 2016 20:15:12

The Syrian army has made fresh gains against the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front terrorists during an operation in the western province of Hama.

The Syrian forces, supported by popular fighters, restored security to the village of Ramlia, near Salamiyah city, and the village of Zur al-Sus, Syria’s official news agency SANA reported, citing an unnamed military official.

The government troops also killed over 60 terrorists affiliated with the al-Nusra Front in the nearby hills and managed to establish effective control over the area. They also destroyed vehicles and equipment used by the terrorists during the operation.

On Saturday, Syrian army units also inflicted losses on the Daesh (ISIS / ISIL) Takfiri terrorists in Talat Rasiya al-Hamra to the east of the town of Moufaker in Salamiyah countryside.

Syrian forces are currently fighting terrorists on several fronts, including in Aleppo province, which borders Turkey.

The Syrian army entered Raqqah province in early June for the first time since 2014, when Daesh unleashed its campaign of terror inside Syria.

The potential recapture of Raqqah City in Syria and the Iraqi city of Mosul, which likewise awaits liberation operations, would mark the ultimate blow to Daesh. Raqqah, on the northern bank of the Euphrates River, was overrun by the Takfiri terrorists in March 2013, and was proclaimed the center for most of the terrorists’ control tasks the next year.

The Syrian army has vowed to press ahead with its counter-terror operations and drive terrorists out of their major strongholds in the country.

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