Syrian Army Kills 37 ISIS Militants in Hama, Downs ISIS Aircraft in Deir-Ez-Zor

Government-run newspaper reports that army units backed by air force target ISIS positions in Hama, Deir-ez-Zor, Suweida and Homs, killing and wounding a large number of militants and shooting down ISIS aircraft

The Syrian army killed and injured large numbers of Islamic State terrorists in operations conducted against their gatherings and movement routes in the countryside of Hama.

The Syrian air force carried out a series of air strikes on ISIS positions in Hammade Omar village, which lies about 40 km east of Salamiyeh city, SANA’s reporter in Hama said on Monday.

The reporter added that the army forces destroyed a weapons and ammunition depot, killed eight terrorists and injured five others. Among the killed ISIS militants were Omar Mohammad al-Sabha, Omar al-Omar, Saif al-Khaled, Sattam al-Hassan, Samer al-Oqla and Kharfan al-Obeid.

Air forces targeted ISIS convoys on Aqirbat-al-Qasatel roundabout in the eastern countryside of the province, killing 29 terrorists and destroying six vehicles of heavy machine gun-equipped vehicles.

The army air strikes also destroyed an ISIS tank and a bulldozer in Souha village in the eastern countryside in Salamiyeh

Deir-ez-Zor

Meanwhile in Deir-ez-Zor, Syrian army units backed by air strikes shot down an ISIS reconnaissance aircraft and killed a number of its militants in the city and countryside.

SANA’s reporter in Deir-ez-Zor said that the army units defending Deir-ez-Zor's military airport brought down the ISIS aircraft, which had been laden with bombs.

The reporter added that another army unit destroyed ISIS fortifications near al-Maqaber in the southern outskirts of Deir-ez-Zor city and in al-Jafra village in the eastern countryside of the province.

The army also targeted a large number of ISIS vehicles in al-Heraj area in al-Husseiniyeh village in the northern countryside, killing and injuring a number of terrorists.

Other army units thwarted an attack by ISIS terrorists on the Panorama area and destroyed their sites and hideouts in al-Maqaber area and the Old Airport, al-Hamidiyeh and al-Sinaa neighborhoods in Deir-ez-Zor city.

Suweida

In Suweida, another army unit carried out a military operation against an ISIS site near al-Rashideh village, about 38 km east of the city.

A military source told SANA on Monday that the army unit destroyed a number of ISIS vehicles, killing and wounding a number of militants, about 12 km east of al-Rashideh village.

Homs

Army units in cooperation with supporting forces established full control over Turfa Asharkiyah village in al-Bayarat area in the eastern countryside of Homs, a military source told SANA on Sunday.

The source pointed out that the operations in the area resulted in the death of a number of ISIS terrorists and the destruction of many of their vehicles, fortifications and ammunition.

In the eastern countryside of the province, another army unit eliminated all the members of an ISIS terrorist group in al-Bardeh area in Homs and destroyed their weapons and ammunition.

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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