TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Syrian Forces and their allies seized control over a strategic hilltop in Quneitra after claiming the lives of scores of Takfiri terrorists in the southern province.

On Wednesday, Syrian government forces, backed by voluntary troops, regained full control over the Tallet al-Naqqar al-Gharbyieh hill, located in the northern side of Quneitra, Syria's official SANA news agency reported.

It added that a large number of terrorists were killed in the clashes.

Separately, scores of militants were killed in the country's southwestern city of Daraa after a successful army operation aimed at destroying a terrorist hideout there.

In the western province of Hama, some 50 terrorists were killed during clashes with government troops, while a militant headquarters, an arms depot and several armed vehicles were also destroyed during the operations.

Also, over 20 terrorists were killed during army operations against Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) positions across several neighborhoods in Syria’s eastern province of Deir ez-Zour. An attack against the province’s airport was also repelled, during which 10 foreign-backed militants were killed.

The Syrian air force also launched a series of airstrikes on terrorists' positions in the province of Homs, killing a large number of them and destroying their military equipment.

Syria has been gripped by civil war since March 2011 with various terrorist groups, including Daesh (also known as ISIS or ISIL), currently controlling parts of it.

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.