Syrian armed forces have killed more than 125 foreign-backed terrorists in clashes with Takfiri militants in the southwestern city of Daraa and the northern city of Aleppo.
In an army operation targeting the staging areas of the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front in Daraa and its outskirts on Saturday, Syrian forces killed more than 100 elements of the terror group, also inflicting heavy losses on their weaponry and other military hardware, state news agency SANA reported, citing military sources.
According to the report, army units further inflicted heavy losses on the armed militants in the area surrounding the Tal al-Sheikh Hussein suburb northeast of the city in Daraa province.
Also to the north of Daraa city, Syrian troops targeted a military convoy of Takfiri terrorists in Ibta’a town, destroying a number of their machinegun-mounted vehicles and other equipment.
Additionally, at least 25 more foreign-backed militants also perished when they waged an attack on a makeshift Syrian army base that was thwarted by fierce resistance by government troops, a pro-opposition group, the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), reported on Saturday.
The UK-based group said clashes broke out between the Takfiri militants and Syrian forces when the armed groups launched the assault on the government position late on Friday.
It further added that three senior commanders from the foreign-backed terror elements were also among those killed during their failed bid to overrun the government fortification near Aleppo.
SANA also reported that Syrian troops conducted more operations in the provinces of Sweida, Quneitra, Lattakia, Homs, Idleb and Hama, inflicting more losses on the armed militants across the country, foiling their bids to infiltrate into liberated cities and government positions.
Syria has been dealing with massive foreign-sponsored militancy for the past four years. The conflict has reportedly killed an estimated 230,000 people so far, including nearly 11,500 children.