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Syria in Last 24 Hours: Air Force Destroys Terrorists' Hideouts in Aleppo.

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian air force destroyed the hideouts and military vehicles of the Takfiri terrorists in the countryside of Aleppo.

The Syrian warplanes hit the military positions of the ISIL militatns in the towns of Howejine, Alam hills, Sabe'en and Ne'am areas in the Aleppo countryside.

Tens of ISIL terrorists were killed and dozens more were injured in the Syrian airstrikes in the Aleppo countryside.

Also in the past 24 hours, the Syrian army tightened its grip on districts near the strategic Kuweires military airbase in Aleppo province, military sources on the ground announced.

Battlefield sources said that the Syrian armed forces, backed by the Russian warplanes, are pushing back the Takfiri terrorists from areas adjacent to the Kuweires military airport in Aleppo province.

The Syrian army troops advanced towards Kuweires airbase, and are now only less than 6 kilometers away from the besieged airport.

Elsewhere, the Syrian army and the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance forces seized important and strategic hilltops in Lattakia.

The army and the resistance purged the surrounding areas of Al-Khazan hillptops of Takfiri terrorists.

Al-Khazan was used by the terrorists as a strategic base in Lattakia countryside and the Syrian army' control over the area exerts immense pressure on the terrorists in Salma.

Meantime, the Syrian army seized and destroyed a tunnel used by the foreign-backed militants in Damascus countryside.

The Syrian government forces destroyed a tunnel dug by the ISIL in Jobar neighborhood in Damascus province.

Hundreds of militias are said to have used the tunnel to cross into the city and wreak havoc on the Arab country.

Also, the militant positions in the Northern territories of the Central Homs governorate in al-Rastan plains were massively bombed by the Russian warplanes, leaving scores of the militants dead or wounded.

The sources said that the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and al-Nusra Front sustained heavy losses in the Russian air fleet's attack on their position in the towns of Talbiseh, Al-Rastan, and 'Umm Sharshouh.

The Russian Air Force carried out a dozen airstrikes on Saturday and another five airstrikes on Sunday morning, as the Syrian Army and the National Defense Forces (NDF) continue to concentrate their soldiers along the Western axis of the al-Rastan Plains.

The source added that the Syrian army has begun firing a barrage of mortar shells and rockets into the cities of Talbiseh and al-Rastan in order to weaken the defense lines of the militant groups.

If the Syrian Armed Forces do capture the al-Rastan Plains; this will leave the al-Wa'er district of Homs city completely isolated from any militant supply line in the province.

Meantime, the Russian Aerospace Forces extended the range of their airstrikes on the ISIL positions in Syria to four provinces, focusing primarily on demolishing fortified installations and eliminating supply bases and the terrorists' infrastructure, military source said Sunday.

Spokesperson for the Russian Defense Ministry Igor Konashenkov said that over the last 24 hours the Russian aircrafts have attacked terrorist positions in the Hama, Idlib, Lattakia and Raqqa governorates of Syria. In total, 64 sorties targeted 63 ISIL installations, among them 53 fortified zones, 7 arms depots, 4 training camps and a command post, RT reported.

The airstrikes were carried out by Sukhoi Su24M and Su-34 bombers and Su-25SM assault aircraft, with Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jets ensuring air escort for the assault groups, he further added.

"Having accomplished combat assignments, all aircraft of the task force operating in Syria successfully returned to the Khmeimim airbase," Konashenkov went on to say.

Also, the Syrian fighter jets launched massive airstrikes against the hideouts of the militant groups in the Northern flanks of the coastal governorate of Lattakia, inflicting heavy losses upon the terrorists, local sources said.

The sources said that the Syrian air attacks resulted in the destruction the militants' military equipment and vehicles in Katef al-Ghader, al-Mallouha, al-Ghoneima and Rweiset Khandaq Khamo.

The sources added that the militants have sustained heavy death toll in today's airstrikes.

Also, the Syrian airstrikes hit the ISIL positions in the Eastern countryside of Homs.

The Syrian warplanes bombed ISIL positions in al-Qaryatain village, 85 km to the East of Homs city, destroying a number of machinegun-equipped vehicles with all the arms and ammunition inside them.

The airstrikes also hit ISIS concentration centers in Jibab Hamad village, 70 km to the East of Homs city, and destroyed a number of machinegun-equipped vehicles and an amount of arms and ammunition.

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Date:Oct 12, 2015
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