Syrian Army Repulses Terrorists' Offensives in Aleppo, Kills over 800 Militants in Last 24 Hours

Syrian Army Repulses Terrorists' Offensives in Aleppo, Kills over 800 Militants in Last 24 Hours
Tue Aug 2, 2016 15:20:16

Over 800 terrorists were killed in the Syrian army's counteroffensive backed by the Russia air force near the city of Aleppo. Meantime, the Syrian army and popular forces continued their military advances in other parts of Syria, including Damascus and Homs, over the past 24 hours.

Aleppo
The Syrian armed forces, backed up by Russian strikers, repelled a terrorist offensive near the city of Aleppo, killing over 800 militants and destroying 14 tanks.

“The Syrian army troops and Russian air force repelled a massive militant attack on Monday. More than 800 militants were killed, and 14 tanks, 10 infantry fighting vehicles, and more than 60 technical vehicles with mounted weapons were destroyed,” Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff Lt. Gen. Sergei Rudskoy said on Monday.

Rudskoy noted that militants continued to pull reserves from other areas in an effort to undermine the government troops' resolve, and prevent the local population’s escape from the combat zone in an effort to use them as human shield.

“Thus, the terrorists executed four people attempting to exit through the humanitarian corridors yesterday in the Eastern part of Aleppo,” he said.

Rudskoy noted that, unlike the US-led anti-ISIS coalition active near Manbij, Russian aircraft do their utmost to avoid collateral civilian damage by not targeting populated areas within city limits.

“The Russian Aerospace Force actively supports government troops in repelling enemy attacks, carrying out selective strikes on militant positions,” he told reporters.

Damascus
The ISIS plot to rescue the besieged terrorists in Western Ghouta near the strategic town of Darayya was defused by the Syrian army's rapid reaction.

According to the dissident sources, the Liwa Shohada al-Islam terrorist group announced earlier this week that it swear allegiance to the ISIL, if it can open a way for its members from al-Assaly to Bur Saeid region to take control over Qadim al-Qadam road.

The sources said that the Syrian army became aware of the terrorists' plots and in a preemptive measure deployed its forces in several areas of Bur Saeed and al-Qadam regions.

Reports of ISIL's change in plans to help Liwa Shohada al-Islam were spread on Monday morning while deepening the feeling of disappointment and failure in terrorists stationed in Darayya with no way but surrendering to the army.

Idlib
Syrian fighter jets targeted and destroyed the terrorists' aid convoys that were moving from Idlib to Aleppo.

The Syrian warplanes heavily struck the Idlib-Aleppo supply lines of Fath Idlib on Monday, destroying their vehicles and cargos, battlefield sources announced.

At least 12 pick-up vans of the terrorists were destroyed in the Syrian army's attacks near the town of al-Dana.

Homs
Battlefield sources disclosed that the Syrian army and National Defense Forces (NDF) have repelled an attack by Fath al-Sham Front (The Conquest of Syria Front - newly formed al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group previously known as al-Nusra Front) in the city of Homs.

The Syrian army and popular forces prevented the terrorists from penetrating into Homs city's Khorab avenue.

Several Fath al-Sham terrorists were killed and injured in heavy clashes with the Syrian army in al-Wa'ar region of Homs.

Hama
Syrian fighter jets launched heavy air attacks on ISIL's bases in Central Hama, inflicting major damage and casualties on the terrorists.

The Syrian army aircraft targeted ISIL's sites near the village of al-Mofaker al-Sharghiyeh al-Salamiyah region, ending in destruction of three bases and several military vehicles.

ISIL's centers in the village of Qalib al-Thowar were bombed by the Syrian fighter jets, while ISIL's vehicle were targeted by the Syrian army's missile units in Tabartt al-Dibeh in Southern side of Aqarib near al-Salamiyah.

Deir Ezzor
The Syrian military forces discovered a long tunnel of the ISIL terrorists dug under the neighborhoods of the Eastern city of Deir Ezzor and exploded it, leaving dozens of terrorists dead or wounded.

The Syrian army troops discovered a tunnel connecting the ISIL strongholds in al-Sina'ah neighborhood in Southeastern countryside of Deir Ezzor and exploded it heavily, killing or wounding of tens of the terrorists, FNA reported.

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