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Russia Says it Killed Over 300 Terrorists in Syria in 2 Weeks

Russia Says it Killed Over 300 Terrorists in Syria in 2 Weeks

Thursday, 13 May, 2021 - 10:30
Russian troops deployed in Syria. Reuters file photo

The Russian army announced that it has killed over 300 terrorists in Syria in two weeks since April 23.

A spokesman for the Russian forces in Syria declared that the Syrian government forces, with the support of Russian forces, have managed to kill 338 terrorists.

“The Syrian army, backed the Russian forces, is continuing its reconnaissance and search operations in the Syrian desert,” he said.

The army also arrested 44 terrorists, seized 6 vehicles and 38 weapons, and destroyed 45 hideouts.

During the operation, the army inflicted heavy losses among terrorists, damaged dozens of their equipment, and managed to limit the number of terror attacks against civilians and the Syrian army.

Meanwhile, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said that three fighters were injured after their vehicle was targeted by a guided missile on the Dama Road, in the western countryside of Idlib.

The Observatory recorded several violent clashes in al-Fatira village, in the southern countryside of Idlib, between Operation Fath al-Mobin on one hand, and the regime forces and loyal militants on the other.

The regime forces launched the attack, and the factions responded by bombing positions in Al-Dar al-Kabera.

A number of villages, including Sufuhn, al-Bara, and Fleifel witnessed mutual shelling, while several missiles fell in the vicinity of Al-Janoudiyah in Idlib western countryside, without causing any injuries.

In other news, the Syrian Democratic Forces, in coordination with the operations room of the US-led international coalition, carried out a military campaign to track down active ISIS cells in Wadi al-Ajij, in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor.

A commander said that the forces destroyed many hideouts, and uncovered roads and tunnels used by militants to smuggle weapons across the Syrian-Iraqi border.

An SDF spokesman, Farhad Shami, announced that the operation targeted a desert area where the ISIS movement was detected and that was used to smuggle mercenaries and weapons into Syrian territory.

This is the second security campaign carried out by the SDF, with coalition air support, in a month.

The SDF had launched numerous campaigns to pursue ISIS remnants. However, they have yet to stop terrorist activity in the region.

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