Tabnak – After successfully eliminating ISIS terrorist group’s so-called caliphate, Syrian army, backed by pro-government forces is continuing its operations to regain the full control of the country. This has made the situation more complicated for the opposition militant groups.
Local sources report that the Syrian Army troops' advances in Northeastern Hama and Southeastern Idlib have pushed the Al-Nusra Front (Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham or the Levant Liberation Board) into complete failure and collapse.
The sources said that the army men that liberated the strategic Abu Dali region in Northern Hama continued to hit Al-Nusra positions and drove the terrorists out of the village of al-Hamdaniyeh and Jabal (mount) al-Zab'ah Southeast of al-Hamdaniyeh.
Also, the army soldiers managed to capture the key Murgh hill northwest of al-Hamdaniyeh, the sources went on to say. They further said that a large number of Al-Nusra members have been killed or wounded in the army's devastating advances, forcing the terrorist group to the threshold of collapse.
Well-informed sources reported on Friday that the army’s Tiger Forces Division conducted a powerful assault against terrorists along the Hama-Idlib provincial border, bursting through the lines of the terrorists and liberating a string of towns and villages in rapid advances.
Meanwhile, it is reported that Tens of terrorists have laid down their arms and joined the ceasefire regime and left Southwestern Damascus towards Idlib and Dara'a provinces.
Nearly all the terrorists who had demanded to leave Southwestern Damascus were relocated together with their families from Beit Jen to Idlib and Dara'a provinces within the framework of an agreement with the Syrian army.
A sum of 65 terrorists together with their families left Beit Jen towards Idlib province on four buses. Meantime, 106 terrorists along with their families left Beit Jen towards Idlib on six buses. Battlefield sources also reported that Al-Nusra Front terrorists set fire to their headquarters and military hardware before leaving Southwestern Damascus.
In a relevant development on Thursday, field sources confirmed that over 160 gunmen that had laid down their weapons and joined peace with the Syrian army in Aleppo and Deir Ezzur provinces have received government amnesty.
In another development, Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) said on Friday that two mass graves had been found in the countryside of the northern city of Raqqa. The graves contained the bodies of civilians and servicemen executed by the Takfiri terrorist group of ISIS, which used to occupy the city.
The Syrian government has faced militancy since March 2011, when regimes opposed to it armed and financed some of domestic political foes in an attempt to have President Bashar al-Assad forcefully removed from power. Those armed factions were soon joined by an array of international terrorists pouring into the country to help oust Assad.
But the government in Damascus persevered as different factions of the society rallied around Assad in the face of all-out militancy. Syria’s allies, Iran and Russia, also offered military help, and Moscow launched an aerial bombardment campaign against extremist groups in the country in September 2015 on a request from the Syrian government.