HAMA, Aug. 13 (Press Shia) – Syrian Army and Armed Forces units, in cooperation with popular defense groups, established full control over a number of strategic hills in the surroundings of Salba village to the east of Salamiyeh city.
SANA’s reporter said that this was achieved after carrying out intensive operations against ISIL terrorists and eliminating their latest gatherings in the area, adding that army units found a
tunnel network in the hills which the terrorists were using to move and store ammunition and food supplies.
Meanwhile,Syrian Army units engaged in clashes with ISIL-affiliated terrorist groups southwestern of Deir Ezzor city, while the Syrian Air Force carried out a series of airstrikes against their positions in the city and the surrounding area.
Army units killed a number of ISIL terrorists and injured others, destroying their arms and ammunition in violent clashes at the axis of al -Bughailyia-al Panorama.
The Syrian Air Force destroyed dens and hotbeds of ISIL terrorists and killed scores of them in intensive airstrikes against their positions to the west of Deir Ezzor City, al-Mawared area, Hwaijet Qati’a, al-Tharda roundabout, the surroundings of the Airport, and in the neighborhoods of al-Hwaiqa, the Old Airport and al-Omal.
The airstrikes targeted fortifications of ISIL in the villages of al Bughailyia, al- Junaina, al-Shoula, al-Shmaita and al-Tibni, inflicting heavy losses upon them in the equipment and personnel.