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Syria in Last 24 Hours: Army Makes New Gains in Key Provinces.

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army backed by Hezbollah fighters and the Russian air force destroyed terrorists' positions in Idlib, Lattakia, Dara'a, Sweida, Homs, Aleppo and Damascus provinces over the past 24 hours.

Dozens of terrorists were killed and many more were wounded in the Syrian army's military operations across Syria on Thursday.

Idlib

The Russian warplanes bombed militants' targets in Bab Hawa border crossing in Idlib province.

After hitting terrorists' positions in Bab Al-Salame and Azaz in Aleppo countryside, the Russian airstrikes hit their concentration centers in Bab Hawa border crossing in Idlib countryside.

Meantime, heavy fighting erupted between two rival Takfiri terrorist groups in Idlib province, leaving casualties on both sides.

A large group of terrorists were killed in exchange of fire between al-Nusra Front and Ahrar al-Sham terrorist groups in al-Rami village in Idlib countryside.

Lattakia

The Syrian army and the National Defense Forces, backed by Russian warplanes, seized more territories in the coastal province of Lattakia as they were purging the entire province of the Takfiri militants at an increasing momentum.

The Syrian forces retook control of Tel Al-Satrak, North of Tel Al-Malouha in the countryside of Lattakia.

Also, three senior commanders of the Free Syrian Army were killed in military operations in Lattakia province.

Rasheed Bikdash, one of "Mujahidin Army" leaders, was killed in clashes with the Syrian army in North of Lattakia.

Sources said Bikdash is the highest-ranking defector from the Syrian army that has been killed in Syria.

Abbas Hijazi, the commander of Maher Hijazi Battalion, and Abu Salim Julaq were also killed in Lattakia.

Dara'a

The Syrian government forces destroyed strongholds of terrorists from al-Nusra Front and other terrorist groups in the Western countryside of Sweida near Dara'a province.

The army destroyed positions of terrorists from al-Nusra Front and other terrorist groups in al-Aslaha village in the Western countryside of Sweida near Dara'a province.

Sweida

The Syrian army troops targeted ISIL positions in the Northeastern countryside of Sweida on Thursday, leaving a large group of terrorists dead.

The army targeted positions and movements' axes of ISIL terrorists in al-Saqiyeh town and in West of Banat Baeir hill in the Northeastern countryside of Sweida.

A large number of Takfiris were killed in the military operations. The terrorists' equipment and a machinegun-equipped vehicle were also destroyed.

Homs

The ISIL terrorist group began to withdraw its militants from the town of Al-Qaryatayn in the Central province of Homs as the Syrian army advances towards the town, intelligence sources said, adding that the troops are joining hundreds of other terrorists in Palmyra.

Informed sources said that the army was on the outskirts of Al-Qaryatayn as ISIL started withdrawing militants from the town to Palmyra city.

Meantime, fierce fighting resumed between the Syrian army and terrorists from al-Nusra Front in Homs province.

The Syrian army clashed with al-Nusra terrorists in East of Talbiseh town in the Northern countryside of Homs, the Arabic-language al-Mayadeen television reported.

The Syrian army, backed by popular defense groups, won back several areas in Homs province as the troops continued their military operations to completely purge the country of the terrorists.

The Syrian forces regained control over Tlol Um Kadom, Dahrat al-Said, Jabal al-Ramila and Tolol al-Sood in the Southeastern countryside of Homs.

Aleppo

The Syrian and Russian warplanes intensified their airstrikes on the Takfiri militants' positions in the Southern countryside of Aleppo.

The Russian and Syrian bombers targeted the terrorists' concentration centers in Khan Touman region, al-Zarbeh, Barqoum and Rasm al-Ais in the Southern countryside of Aleppo.

Field sources also said guided missiles have been used in attacks on militants' positions in several areas in Northern Syria.

Damascus

The Syrian army troops intensified their mop-up operations against the Takfiri militants in Damascus countryside, inflicting heavy losses on them.

The Syrian forces intensified their military operations in Eastern Ghouta in Damascus countryside.

The Syrian government forces detected and destroyed a tunnel used by the foreign-backed Takfiri militants in Damascus province in a new setback to the terrorists.

The army destroyed a tunnel of 250 m length and 9 m depth in the vicinity of the Vehicles' Administration in Harasta city in Damascus countryside.

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