Syrian govt. forces, allies recapture five outposts on Jordan border

Syrian government troops are seen in Flitah village in the province of Rif Dimashq on August 2, 2017. (Photos by Reuters)
Syrian government troops are seen in Flitah village in the province of Rif Dimashq on August 2, 2017. (Photos by Reuters)

Syrian government forces, backed by fighters from allied popular defense groups, have regained control of five outposts near the border with Jordan from Daesh Takfiri terrorists as they continue their counter-terrorism operations in the country’s southern province of Suwayda.

An unnamed military source told Syria’s official news agency SANA that Syrian army troops and their allies were now in control of outposts 165 to 169 on the border with Jordan.

The source added that the outposts were retaken following intense clashes with Daesh militants in which scores of the foreign-sponsored Takfiri terrorists were killed and wounded.

He further noted that Syrian army units were presently combing the liberated area of ordnance and improvised explosive devices, which Daesh extremists had planted across the desert region.

Separately, Syrian army soldiers struck the positions of Daesh extremists in the militant-held cities of Raqqah, Hama and Dayr al-Zawr, killing dozens of terrorists, destroying 22 vehicles belonging to foreign-backed militants, a number of weapons caches, three tanks and several armored vehicles.

Syrian and Russian fighter jets also pounded Daesh fortifications in the districts of Akkash, Umm Mill, Abu Jubailat, Uqayribat, Northern and Southern al-Qastal on the eastern outskirts of Hama, Ma’adan district in the southern part of Raqqah, as well as Sarayah Junaid and the surroundings of Dayr al-Zawr Airport.

Landmine explosion kills 10 in Syria’s Hasakah

Meanwhile, nearly a dozen civilians lost their lives when a landmine explosion struck internally displaced persons trying to flee to Hasakah from clashes between Syrian government forces and Daesh Takfiris near Dayr al-Zawr.

This file photo shows the aftermath of a Daesh car bomb attack in the village of Sousian in the northern province of Aleppo on February 24, 2017.

Local sources, requesting anonymity, said medical officials at al-Hikma Hospital in Hasakah, located 650 kilometers (400 miles) northeast of the capital Damascus, have received 10 bodies, and are treating 28 people for their injuries.

Syria has been fighting different foreign-sponsored militant and terrorist groups since March 2011. UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura estimated last August that more than 400,000 people had been killed until then.

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