SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association)-Syrian army troops have managed to retake full control of three towns in the western part of the country, Press TV reports.
On Sunday, Syrian army units pushed al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front terrorists out of the town of al-Jabin as well as two others in the western province of Hama.
“Our mission is to clear Hama Province completely and end the siege that terrorists are imposing on army bases in Wadi al-Daif in Idlib Province,” a Syrian army trooper, requesting anonymity, told Press TV.
Meanwhile, Syrian government forces continued their mop-up operations against terrorists in several areas across the country on Sunday, killing and injuring a number of them and destroying their vehicles.
Intense clashes erupted between the Syrian forces and Takfiri militants in the towns of Murk, situated some 200 kilometers (124 miles) north of the capital, Damascus, Kafr Zita, Khirbat Atshan and al-Habit in Hama Province. The Syrian army killed and injured a number of terrorists.
Syrian troops also confronted al-Nusra Front militants in the city of Saraqib in the northwestern province of Idlib, leaving a number of them dead and wounded and destroying several cars equipped with heavy machine guns.
Syria has been gripped by deadly violence since 2011. Western powers and their regional allies – especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey – are reportedly supporting the militants operating inside Syria.
More than 191,000 people have been killed in over three years of fighting in the war-ravaged country, says the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), calling the figure a probable “underestimate of the real total number of people killed.”