Syrian Army establishes full control over towns in Hama, kills ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra in other areas 5 June 2015 War Reports 1761 Provinces- Army and armed forces on Thursday established full control over towns in Idleb, killed terrorists in others and destroyed their hideouts and dens in others. Source: SANA Hama The army and armed forces established full control over a number of strategic points and hills in the far northwestern countryside of Hama province, a military source told SANA. Army units carried out series of special operations resulted in destroying the last gatherings of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in the hills of Gazal, Aawar and towns of al-Zeyadeyeh and al-Sararef and establishing full control over them. At least 40 Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists were killed and scores were injured during the army’s accurate and fast operations. The army inflicted heavy losses upon the terrorists’ ammunition and destroyed a number of mortar launchers and vehicles equipped with machineguns. Later, an army unit hit in a strike a terrorists’ position in the hills of al-Sermaniyeh in the northwestern countryside of Hama, destroying a weapons depot for them. Hasaka The Army Air Force carried out strikes against dens and gatherings of ISIS terrorists in the southern countryside of Hasaka, northeastern Syria. The air strikes resulted in killing many terrorists and destroying vehicles equipped with heavy machine guns in the area around the Juvenile Delinquency Institute and al-Dawoudiyeh village. More ISIS hideouts were targeted in airstrikes in al-Meilbiyeh area, 15 km to the south of Hasaka city. Lattakia Units of army and the armed forces, in coordination with the people defense groups, targeted positions of Jabhat al-Nusra and its affiliates in al-Nouba Mountain, al-Eido village, Kensabba town, al-Durra, al-Khadraa, al-Oteira areas and near Bradoun dam in the northern countryside of Lattakia. Large numbers of terrorists were killed and arms and ammunition depots and vehicles equipped with machine guns were destroyed in the operations. The terrorist Hamdan Ismael and Mohammad Balsha, a terrorist group’s leader, were identified among the dead. Homs An army unit targeted ISIS gatherings and movements near Sellam Sharqi and al-Sultaniyeh villages in Jeb al-Jarrah area in the eastern countryside of Homs. The operation resulted in killing a number of ISIS terrorists and destroying their vehicles, some of which were equipped with heavy machine guns. Idleb The Army Air Force destroyed several Jabhat al-Nusra hideouts in Maaret al-Nouman, Jadraya and Hila in Idleb countryside, in addition to destroying an ammunition cache in Bsamis. The air force also launched a series of airstrikes against Jabhat al-Nusra gatherings in Bazit, Shagwrit, Maaret al-Numan and al-Tibat in the province’s countryside, killing dozens of terrorists, injuring many others and destroying their vehicles, some of them equipped with heavy machineguns. Aleppo Army units targeted terrorists’ positions in Mare’, Tal Rifa’t, Tlalin, Ezaz, Bashkouy, Orum al-Kubra and the villages of Tal Qarah, Herdatnin and Deir Jamal in the northern countryside of Aleppo province. The operations in those areas left a number of terrorists from Jabhat al-Nusra and some of its affiliates killed and several vehicles equipped with heavy machineguns destroyed. An army unit destroyed several terrorists’ hideouts, vehicles and supply routes extending into the Turkish border in Ritian town. In the southwestern countryside of Aleppo, army units killed numbers of terrorists and destroyed their arms and ammunition in concentrated operations on their dens in al-Atareb town and Khan al-Asal. Groups of terrorists were also targeted to the west of al-Nairab airport in the eastern countryside of the province. Operations against ISIS terrorists operating in the vicinity of the Air Force Academy resulted in killing and inuring numbers of them and destroying arms and vehicles equipped with various types of machineguns. A Jabhat al-Nusra position in old Aleppo in the city was targeted. Daraa An army unit killed at least eight terrorists and destroyed two of the vehicles of the so-called “Jaish al-Yarmouk” in Saida town in the eastern countryside of southern Daraa province. A number of terrorists were killed and others were injured and three of their vehicles were destroyed in army operations in al-Hrak town and on the road of al-Gharyiat-al-Soura in the northeastern countryside of the province. Dozens of terrorists were also killed in a series of army concentrated operations against their dens in Busra al-Sham city in the eastern countryside of the province. Meanwhile, another army unit killed a number of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists and destroyed their arms and ammunition to the north of al-Qasr al-Saudi in al-Yadoda town, 5 km to the west of Daraa. Another army unit killed at least 10 of terrorists, mostly of foreign nationalities, and destroyed four of their cars and two mortar cannons in the vicinity of al-Mutanabi School and al-Muhandisin building in the camp area in Daraa city. In Daraa al-Balad neighborhood, units of the army and the armed forces carried out precise operations, killing a number of terrorists from Jabhat al-Nusra, and the so-called “Tawhid al-Janoub Brigade”, “Mujahidi Howran Brigades,” and “Madfa’ayet Sijil Brigade”. A convoy of the terrorists’ vehicles was also destroyed in the operations. Sweida The Army Air Force carried out airstrikes on dens and gatherings of terrorists of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Housh Hamad and al-Mdawara villages in the northern countryside of Sweida, southern Syria. The airstrikes left a number of ISIS terrorists killed and their vehicles that were equipped with heavy machine guns destroyed. The army also targeted groups of ISIS terrorists in Rajm al-Dawla in the northeastern countryside of the province, killing a number of terrorists and destroying their vehicles. A convoy of vehicles for Jabhat al-Nusra was hit in the area surrounding Soum al-Darajeh village in al-Lajat, with the strikes leaving a number of the vehicles destroyed. Damascus countryside Units of army and the armed forces destroyed arms and ammunition depots and vehicles for terrorist organizations in eastern Ghouta. Warplanes carried out raids against terrorist organizations in Ain Tarma valley, killing a number of terrorists and destroying vehicles, arms and ammunition caches, a military source told SANA. Many terrorists, including three leaders of the so-called al-Islam Brigade were killed in a series of operations against their dens in Marj al-Sultan village that also resulted in destroying a mortar and four vehicles. In the southern parts of eastern Ghouta, a unit of army chased a terrorist armed group in the farms of al-Qasemyia, Dair Salman, al-Zamanyia, al-Baharyia and al-Belalyia villages in al-Nashabyia area and killed a number of terrorists. In Zabadani, a number of terrorists were killed in an army strike against their dens in the eastern mountains of Zabadani.