TEHRAN (defapress)- The Syrian Army conducted military drills near the US base in Al-Tanf region as part of preparations for a massive operations against the terrorist groups.
News ID: 76249
Publish Date: 17March 2019 - 15:26
The drills backed by the Army fighter jets and artillery units were conducted 20 kilometers Northwest of the US-controlled military base in al-Tanf region.
The drills were designed to maintain the Syrian Army's combat capabilities for advancing towards dangerous zones and conducting military operations at any time.
The wargames by the Syrian Army are unprecedented and come as tensions are rising over the US presence in al-Tanf region and the battle of the Syrian Army with the ISIL terrorists in an area from T2 Station up to the surrounding areas of al-Sukhneh in Eastern Homs.
Photos taken from military drills display the Syrian Army's infantry units, main combat tanks, combat vehicles and artillery units participating in the drills. A number of warplanes of the Syrian Arab Air Force also took part in the drills.
In a relevant development earlier on Sunday, the Syrian Army warded off attacks by terrorists of Tahrir al-Sham al-Hayat (the Levant Liberation Front or the Al-Nusra Front) in Northern Hama, Southern Idlib and Western Aleppo, destroying their key military positions.
The Syrian Army units engaged in heavy clashes with the terrorists in al-Sharia, al-Tavineh and al-Karim towns in Northern Hama, inflicting major losses on the terrorists and forcing a large number of them to retreat from the battle scene.
The Syrian Army's artillery and missile units also heavily pounded the terrorists' gatherings near the town of al-Jamaseh and West of Kafar Naboudeh in Northern Hama, destroying the terrorists' military positions and killing a large number of them.
This comes as Tahrir al-Sham terrorists launched a large number of rocket attacks on the town of al-Saqilbiyeh West of Hama, killing and injuring a number of civilians.
In Southeastern Idlib, the Syrian Army troops pounded the movements of Tahrir al-Sham and its allied militants from Badama and al-Najieh towns, inflicting heavy losses on them.
In a relevant development last Wednesday, the Syrian army pounded and destroyed a command headquarters of Tahrir al-Sham amid fierce attacks by terrorists on their military positions.
The Damascus army attacked the terrorists' military positions and movements in al-Habit and around Babilon town, destroying a meeting of militant commanders and killing all those present at the venue.
A military source also confirmed that the Syrian Army troops have destroyed a command center of Tahrir al-Sham together with several military vehicles in Harash Abedin town in Southeastern Idlib, inflicting heavy casualties on the terrorists.
In Northern Hama, the Syrian Army troops engaged in heavy clashes with terrorist groups who had concurrently attacked the Syrian Army's military positions near the town of Mahradeh and the al-Jadideh town in Northern Hama, inflicting heavy losses on the assailant terrorists after warding off their attack.
Meantime, the Syrian Army troops attacked the terrorists' military positions in Tal-e Shaviheneh, Kafar Hamreh and Haritan in response to their attacks on the civilian population in al-Zahra, al-Mokambo, al-Shahba al-Jadideh regions in Western Aleppo.
In Western Aleppo, the Syrian Army's units engaged in fierce clashes with Tahrir al-Sham and National Liberation Front terrorists in the surrounding areas of Jamiat al-Zahra and Rashedeen regions after fending off the militants' attacks.