TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Syria’s army, backed by volunteer forces, continued to make gains in its military campaign against Takfiri terrorists across the Arab country, inflicting material losses and casualties on them.

On Tuesday, the army troops targeted the positions of the Takfiri Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, formerly known as al-Nusra Front, in villages in Housh al-Zawahera, Izz Eddin, Hawsh al-Diwani, al-Sa’en al-Aswad, Hawsh Hajjo and Hawsh Ja’far areas in the central province of Homs, killing and injuring large groups of them, according to the official SANA news agency.

Three vehicles equipped with heavy machine guns were also destroyed during the operation.

In a separate development, the Syrian forces launched an attack against the Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) terrorist group in Sweida province, destroying six vehicles belonging to the militants in the area of Be’r al-Tanmia in the eastern countryside of the southern province.

Additionally, gathering centers of the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham terrorists were heavily pounded by the Syrian army in Daraa province in south, dealing the militants a severe blow.

Also, Syrian warplanes destroyed hideouts and gatherings of terrorist groups in Khan Sheikhon, Ariha, Kafr Nubul and Ehsim in the northwestern province of Idlib, leaving large group of them dead or injured.

Since March 2011, Syria has been hit by militancy and terrorism backed by Western states and their regional allies.

According to a report by the Syrian Center for Policy Research, the conflict has claimed the lives of over 470,000 people, injured 1.9 million others, and displaced nearly half of the country’s pre-war population of about 23 million within or beyond its borders.