Syrian Army Targets Militants’ Positions in Homs, Kills Nusra Front Commanders

Syrian Army Targets Militants’ Positions in Homs, Kills Nusra Front Commanders
Thu Oct 6, 2016 17:35:00

The Syrian army and popular forces targeted a meeting of Fatah al-Sham Front (formerly known as the al-Nusra Front) commanders in Tal Zahab village of al-Houla region Northwest of Homs.

The attack blew up three armored vehicles, a technical vehicle equipped with machineguns and over 4 motorbikes.

Over 30 Fatah al-Sham militants were killed, among them non-Syrian commanders, including Abu Jinadah Tunisi, Osama Bakour nom de guerre Abu al-Qa'qa Homsi, and Sha'ban Junaid nom de guerre Abdulrahman al-Sha'ban," a field source said on Thursday.

Also, military sources said that the Syrian fighter jets launched massive attacks on Fatah al-Sham and other terrorist groups in Talbiseh, al-Rastan, Kisin, Borj Qa'ie, Talaf, al-Farhaniya, Izziddin, al-Qunaitarat, Deir Ful and Um Sharshouh in the Northern and Northwestern parts of Homs.

The offensives destroyed several bases and gathering centers of the terrorists, killing all those inside, and smashed a number of their military vehicles carrying militants.

In a relevant development on Wednesday, a senior commander of Ahrar al-Sham terrorist group was killed in clashes with Syrian Army troops in Northern Homs.

Abdul Qader Jahwani, a commander of Ahrar al-Sham, was killed in the Syrian military forces' attacks on the terrorist group's stronghold in Talbiseh.

Several more notorious terrorists, including Samer Abdu Satouf, Adnan Hossein Da'aboul and Abdul Wahab al-Shaqar were also killed in the attacks.

In the meantime, concentration centers of Ahrar al-Sham and Fatah al-Sham Front (the newly-formed al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group previously known as the al-Nusra Front) in Ezzedeen, al-Houla, Abu Anz Farms in Northern and Northwestern Homs came under the attack of the Syrian government forces.

Initial reports indicated dozens of casualties on the terrorists' side, FNA reported.

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