In the Last 24 Hours: Several Terrorist Commanders Killed in Army’s Offensive in Hama, Idlib

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Damascus Army fended off militants’ attacks from the demilitarized zone on Northern Hama and Southern Idlib over the past 24 hours, destroying the terrorists’ positions and killing 3 of their commanders.

The Syrian army units launched missile and artillery attacks against the terrorists’ moves near the village of al-Zakat and Kafar Zita, al-Arbaeen, al-Latamineh and Qal’at al-Maziq regions in Northern Hama on Thursday, smashing several military vehicles as well as the terrorists’ missile platform, and killing a number of militants, including two commanders of Ansar al-Tawhid namely Abu al-Farouq and Ibrahim Hamadi.

Meantime, the Syrian army continued its military advances in other parts of Syria over the past 24 hours.

Tens of terrorists were killed and dozens more were injured during the Syrian army’s operations in several provinces across Syria.

Hama-Idlib

The Syrian army repelled militants’ attacks from the demilitarized zone on Northern Hama and Southern Idlib, destroying the terrorists’ positions and killing 3 of their commanders.

The Syrian army units launched missile and artillery attacks against the terrorists’ moves near the village of al-Zakat and Kafar Zita, al-Arbaeen, al-Latamineh and Qal’at al-Maziq regions in Northern Hama on Thursday, smashing several military vehicles as well as the terrorists’ missile platform, and killing a number of militants, including two commanders of Ansar al-Tawhid namely Abu al-Farouq and Ibrahim Hamadi.

The army forces also pounded the positions and moves of several groups of Tahrir al-Sham al-Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) terrorists from the villages of al-Shariah and al-Jamasah as well as Sahl al-Qab region towards the army-controlled areas in Northwestern Hama, destroying a number of their hideouts and killing several terrorists.

Meantime, a Syrian military source reported that one of the bases of Jeish al-Izza was destroyed during the army’s missile strikes on terrorists’ positions in Khan al-Sobol, Saraqib and Khan Sheikhoun in Southern Idlib and a number of terrorists, including their commander, Majed al-Sayed, was killed in the attack.

In another incident on Thursday, the terrorists’ missile attacks against the village of Jurin in Northwestern Hama killed a child and injured 6 other civilians.

Deir Ezzur

Six senior ISIL commanders, including an Iraqi and a Libyan commander, in Baqouz region of Eastern Deir Ezzur declared that they will no more fight under the command of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

The Arabic-language Baghdad al-Youm news website reported on Thursday that the decision was made after hundreds of ISIL terrorists surrendered to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) upon Baghdadi’s order, adding that there are deep differences among the ISIL members and commanders in Eastern Deir Ezzur.

It added that the 6 commanders wanted the ISIL militants to remain in the region and fight against the Kurds.

Thousands of ISIL terrorists have left their last occupied positions in Eastern Euphrates so far after an agreement between the US-led coalition and the SDF with the ISIL.

Sources reported that a sum of 58,000 people, including 6,000 ISIL militants, have evacuated the last areas under their control in Eastern Euphrates.

Aleppo

A large number of civilians in al-Bab region in Northwestern Aleppo held protest rallies against the Turkish army and affiliated militants, calling for their withdrawal.

The Kurdish-language Hawar news reported on Thursday that hundreds of residents of al-Bab, angry with the Ankara-backed militants’ measures, including murder, execution and abduction of civilians and plundering their properties, poured to the streets, stressing the need for the Turkish army and militants to leave the region.

They also voiced protest at the activities of Turkish truck drivers in the region, saying that they don’t let their Syrian counterparts work.

Eastern Euphrates

Kurdish sources reported that hundreds of ISIL terrorists have surrendered or been detained in Eastern Euphrates near the border with Iraq.

The Arabic-language al-Nashrah news website quoted a commander of the Syrian Democratic Forces as saying that the SDF forces have detained over 400 ISIL terrorists who were escaping from Baqouz region in Eastern Euphrates.

It added that hundreds of other ISIL militants have also surrendered to the Kurds, noting that a large number of ISIL members and their commanders are still at large in the town of Baqouz in Eastern Deir Ezzur.

Meantime, the SDF spokesman said that nearly 6,500 people, including ISIL terrorists, have left Baqouz region.