Syrian army troops on Thursday raided ISIS positions in Deir Ezzor killing 48 of their fighters. Separately in another raid, the army thwarted an attack launched by Jabhat al-Nusra, the official Al-Qaeda branch in Syria.
The operation in Deir Ezzor, destroyed ISIS hideouts including a factory, a tank and six machinegun – equipped vehicles. A gathering of ISIS operatives was disrupted and subsequently 48 terrorists were killed.
In Lattakia, the army units thwarted an attack by Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in Kabani, Kensabba in northern countryside of the province.
In the operation, the army units in collaboration with supporting forces destroyed three vehicles fitted with explosives. The vehicles were destined for suicide missions in Kabani and Kensabba localities of Lattakia province.
Accorder to reports by SANA, the army units and terrorist groups engaged in heavy clashes when terrorists tried to advance toward the safety areas after the destruction of the vehicles. A large number of terrorists, most of them are members of al-Nusra, were killed, before others fled away towards areas near the Turkish-Syrian border.
In Daraa al-Balad, the military source said that the army carried out intensive strikes against gatherings and movements of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in al-Karak neighborhood and on the left of al-Jomrok al-Qadeem (Old Custom) road, killing 8 terrorists and destroying two cannons and two heavy machineguns.