Alwaght – The mop-up operation has been completed by the Syrian army and Hezbollah in a strategic area in al-Zabadani, Southwestern Syria, in which a whole district has been purged from terrorists.
Lebanese sources announced on Tuesday that Hay al-Sultani district of Zabadani was purged of terrorists,
Tens of terrorists were killed and dozens were injured in heavy clashes with the Syrian army and Hezbollah fighters.
This offensive is part of a wider operation launched by Syria and Hezbollah since May 4, which has reportedly driven militants out of more than 90 percent of the territory previously controlled by them in mountainous Qalamoun region.
Hezbollah fighters and the Syrian national military are engaged in a wide-scale military campaign against the Takfiri groups operating across Syria. Cleansing operations included so far Arsal barrens, Qalamoun region and Zabadani town.
Also in the past 24 hours, the Syrian army stormed the strongholds of al-Nusra Front and pushed the terrorists back from their positions in the Southwestern province of Quneitra.
The sources said that the army men raided the positions of Nusra fighters in the villages of Um Batena and al-Hamidiyeh, and force them to retreat from the battlefront.
Also, military sources in the Central Hama province confirmed that the Syrian army's offensives against the ISIS terrorists' positions and the airstrikes of the country's air forces on the foreign-backed fighters' strongholds resulted in the killing and wounding of several terrorists.
The Syrian army raided a convoy belonging to ISIS vehicles in Kalib al-Thawr and Tabarit al-Diba to the East of Salamiya city in Hama province, which resulted in the explosion of all vehicles and their cargo.
Meantime, a number of the ISIS members were killed and injured in the above mentioned operations.
The Syrian warplanes airstrikes against hideouts of “al-Nusra Front” in Kafar Zita town, resulted in the killing of several terrorists, including Samer al-Rajab, the leader of a terrorist group in the province.
Elsewhere, the Syrian air raids claimed the lives of two senior ISIS leaders in the Eastern and Northeastern parts of Syria.
According to reports, top ISIS leader Amer al-Rafdan was killed in Syrian airstrikes in the Eastern province of Deir Ezzur.
Another Takfiri leader known as Abu Osama al-Iraqi was killed in the Northeastern Syrian province of Hasaka.
The development came as the Syrian army has launched a major offensive to push out the ISIS terrorists from the Arab country.