Most of Hama, Latakia, Homs, Damascus Liberated from Terrorists in Syria

Most of Hama, Latakia, Homs, Damascus Liberated from Terrorists in Syria
Wed May 4, 2016 18:53:30

Syria's Latakia province, as well as most of Hama, Homs and Damascus are liberated from terrorists, the Russian Defense Ministry announced Wednesday.

Terrorists sustain heavy losses as strikes on ammunition depots, training camps and sources of money have been carried out, the Russian Defense Ministry spokesman said.

"Seven months ago, Daesh and al-Nusra Front terrorists almost daily 'engulfed' Syrian territory, capturing more and more populated areas. Currently, over 500 areas have been liberated from terrorist groups by units of the Syrian army and popular forces," Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said.

Syrian government forces backed by popular committees have freed over 500 populated areas from terrorists, Konashenkov said.

According to him, "it is impossible not to notice" that terrorist groups suffer heavy losses.

"Latakia is almost completely liberated, most of provinces of Hama, Homs, Damascus and area near Palmyra have been freed. Currently, Syrian troops are fighting near Arak."

The ministry spokesman added that the liberation of Palmyra has become a strategically important event as Syrian army has allowed to cut off ISIS militants fighting in the south-eastern direction from terrorists operating in the north of the country.

"Of course, currently, there is no such a carefree movement of terrorists as it used to be before with convoys of hundreds of vehicles [with militants] moving across Syria," Sputnik reported.


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