JNN 28 July 2014 Damascus : Syrian armed forces have engaged in major military operations against insurgent fortifications and staging grounds in the outskirts of Aleppo, Daraa, Homs, Idleb and Hasaka, inflicting heavy losses on the foreign-backed militants.
The state news agency SANA said the army forces on Sunday stormed “terrorists’ gatherings” in Hasaka, inflicting heavy losses upon them, in addition to destroying their weaponry.
It said the army units recaptured the center of teenagers’ penitentiary, the Martyrs Cemetery and al-Ahrash area at the southern rim of Hasaka.
It added that the army killed and injured scores of “terrorists ” who were attempting to attack a military post at the southern entrance of Hasaka, most of them non-Syrians
An army unit killed a large number of armed insurgents after targeting their staging areas and destroying vehicles equipped with heavy machineguns in Handarat, Rasem al-Abboud, al-Sheikh Lutfi, Khan al-Asal, Tal Khattab, al-Sheikh Said, al-Zarbeh, Bawabiyeh, Babansh, Haret al-Shahadiyeen, Hreitan and al-Ramousa.
Meanwhile in Daraa, government troops destroyed a number of vehicles carrying armed insurgents in Inkhel town and to the south of Khazan al-Oseileh in Daraa countryside.
Another army unit ambushed an insurgent staging area on Qita crossroad in Om al-Mayaden town, killing numerous armed elements and injuring others.
Also in Homs, army units targeted insurgent fortifications and staging grounds in Kafar Laha, Wadi al-Kahef and al-Quneitrat in the rural area of the province, killing and injuring scores of armed intruders.
The army units further ambushed insurgent hiding bunkers and staging centers in Kansafra, Qmainaz and the areas surrounding al-Arba’in mountain and the central prison in Idleb countryside.
A day earlier, the Syrian forces dislodged the IS fighters from the al-Shaer natural gas field in the central province of Homs after the IS stormed it last week.