The Syrian army foiled an attack by terrorist groups on several military posts in Hama countryside on Saturday, killing over 100 militants.
At least 125 fighters from Nusra Front and Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement were killed in clashes in the southern and northern countryside of Hama province, a military source told SANA.
Army units and armed forces broke the siege imposed on the Al-Zarah power plant, forcing the militants to withdraw to the town of Harbanafseh in the southern countryside.
The source added that army units had established control over all strategic positions to the north and the east of the town after killing about 100 militants and destroying 10 machinegun-equipped vehicles.
In the northern countryside, the Syrian army, backed by the air force and artillery, foiled an attack by Nusra and Ahrar al-Sham fighters on military posts on the Maan-Tal Bazam junction, killing 25 militants and wounding scores of others.
Nusra field commander Samir al-Asmar was also killed in the fighting.
Meanwhile, the Syrian air force inflicted heavy losses on Islamic State positions in the Shaer gas field, to the east of the Jazal field and Um al-Tababeer in the eastern countryside of Homs.
In the southern Daraa province, the Syrian army destroyed a Nusra command center in the Arbaeen neighborhood, Daraa al-Balad district.
A number of Nusra members were killed in the offensive operation.
The Syrian air force launched intensive air strikes on ISIS positions to the southwest of Deir-ez-Zor city on Saturday.
The military source told SANA that several militants were killed or injured in the strikes, while munitions stockpiles and a number of vehicles were also destroyed.
Meanwhile, ISIS announced on social media that the group’s commander of western Deir-ez-Zor city, Abu Khadija al-Masri, was killed in the vicinity of Al-Tharda Mountain in the southeastern countryside of Deir-ez-Zor.
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