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16 February 2019 - 10:00
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The Damascus Army smashed several strongholds of the terrorists in Northern Hama in response to the provocative acts by Tahrir al-Sham al-Hay'at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) and its allies in the demilitarized zone in Northern Syria.

RNA - The Syrian army units stationed near the town of al-Hakoureh in Northern Hama targeted the Islamic Turkistani Party terrorists, most of them foreign members, with missile and artillery fire on Thursday in response to their attacks against the military points and moves in the region, destroying several of their bases and killing and wounding a large number of militants.

Meantime, the Syrian army continued its military advances in other parts of Syria over the past 24 hours.

Tens of terrorists were killed and dozens more were injured during the Syrian army's operations in provinces across Syria.

Hama

The Syrian army smashed several strongholds of the terrorists in Northern Hama in response to the provocative acts by Tahrir al-Sham al-Hay'at and its allies in the demilitarized zone in Northern Syria.

The Syrian army units stationed near the town of al-Hakoureh in Northern Hama targeted Turkistani terrorists, most of them foreign members, with missile and artillery fire on Thursday in response to their attacks against the military points and moves in the region, destroying several of their bases and killing and wounding a large number of militants.

Other units of the Syrian army also attacked the moves of a group of terrorists who intended to infiltrate into the army positions from the town of Tal Hawash in Northern Hama, killing a number of them and forcing others to flee.

Meantime, the army troops in Sahl al-Qab region in Western Hama launched an offensive against Turkistani terrorists near the towns of al-Hawash, destroying a number of their positions and military vehicles and killing the militants inside.

Also, in Western Aleppo, the militants stationed in al-Rashedeen region targeted al-Shahba al-Jadid district with missiles, wounding a number of civilians.

Deir Ezzur

The US-led coalition evacuated hundreds of foreign ISIL militants from Deir Ezzur in line with attempts to transfer them to Idlib province.

According to Fars News Agancy, the London-based Syrian Observatory of Human Rights (SOHR) reported that the US-led coalition sent several convoys, consisting 17 trucks and several US military vehicles, to the contact lines with the ISIL-occupied region on the Eastern bank of Euphrates river in Eastern Deir Ezzur.

It added that the US forces have evacuated at least 240 ISIL members, most of them foreign nationals, from Eastern Euphrates.

Meantime, Stepnews website, affiliated to the terrorists, reported that the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are attempting to transfer the foreign militants to Idlib province after a secret agreement with the ISIL.

It added that a number of ISIL militants have also demanded to be transferred to Iraq's Badiyeh (desert) region which has not been materialized yet.

Dara'a

Over 3,500 people in the Southern province of Dara'a changed sides and joined the Syrian army.

The Arabic-language service of Sputnik news agency reported on Wednesday that thousands of militants in the town of Ankhal in Dara'a province have surrendered to the Syrian government in the past few days in line with implementation of the peace plan in the country.

A military source recently said that over 3,500 people in the towns of Ankhal and Nowa as well as the nearby villages in Dara'a province have joined the Syrian army.

Thousands of displaced civilians have returned to their homes in Dara'a after the province was liberated from the terrorists by the Syrian army.

Thousands of internally displaced civilians were given the green light by the Syrian military in the past few months to return to their homes and hundreds of militants have surrendered their weapons to the army and were pardoned by the government.

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