RNA - A military source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Syria’s official news agency, SANA, that army units had established full control over the villages of Salba, Rasm al- Mazra'ah, Zanouba, Taweina, Hesso, Northern Makeimen, Southern Makeimen, Tibet Dakeij and Jebel Abyad in the eastern outskirts of the western province of Hama, located 213 kilometers north of the capital Damascus.
The source added that scores of Daesh extremists were killed or wounded during the military operations, and several vehicles equipped with machineguns were destroyed as well.
Syrian bomb disposal units are now combing the liberated areas for hidden ordnance and explosive devices, which Daesh Takfiris have planted there to slow down the advance of the army forces towards al- Uqayribat district.
Separately, Syrian army soldiers regained control over an area north of Mannnoukh village in the central province of Homs, inflicting heavy losses on the Daesh ranks and its military equipment.
Elsewhere in the eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr, Syrian and Russian fighter jets pounded the Daesh positions and fortifications, killing or wounding many of the terrorists.
An unnamed Syrian military official said the aerial attacks targeted terrorists’ hideouts in al-Thurdeh Valley, Panorama district, the al-Rashidiyah neighborhood of the provincial capital city of Dayr al-Zawr as well as al-Bughailah and Ayyash villages.
Syria has been fighting different foreign-sponsored militant and terrorist groups since March 2011.
The Damascus government has repeatedly blamed certain foreign countries for the spread of the devastating militancy.