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Heavy Fuel: Syrian Army Obliterates Daesh Oil Tankers in Daraa Province

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The Syrian Army and the country's National Defense Force have reportedly destroyed a number of oil tankers owned by Daesh (ISIL/ISIS) terrorists in southwestern Syria's Daraa Province.

A spate of Daesh oil tankers has been destroyed by the Syrian Army and the country's National Defense Force (NDF) in northeastern Daraa Province in southwestern Syria, media reports said.

The Syrian troops attacked a column of tankers on the road connecting Tal Asheihib al-Janoubi and Tal Asheihib al-Shamali, army sources said, adding that several terrorists guarding the convoy were killed in the fighting.

Syrian pro-government forces celebrate on a street in the town of Sheikh Miskeen in southern Daraa province on January 26, 2016 after they retook the strategic town from terrorists
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Syrian pro-government forces celebrate on a street in the town of Sheikh Miskeen in southern Daraa province on January 26, 2016 after they retook the strategic town from terrorists

The destruction of the tankers came as the Syrian Army and the NDF targeted terrorists' strongholds across northwestern Daraa Province on Friday, according to sources.

In particular, dozens of terrorists were killed and their ammunition depot was obliterated after the Syrian forces launched a spate of offensives against Daesh positions in the southern neighborhoods of the town of Tafas.

In another development, the Syrian troops stormed the terrorists' strongholds near the village of Yadouda, in an attack that left scores of terrorists dead and many more wounded.

Additionally, the terrorists' strongholds near the towns of al-Naima and Elma in the southern areas of Daraa Province were shelled by Syrian artillery.

Syria has been mired in a civil war since 2011, with government forces loyal to President Bashar Assad fighting opposition factions and terrorist groupssuch as Daesh and the Al-Nusra Front, which are banned in Russia.

Syrian Arab Army (SAA) soldier (File)
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Adding to the Syrian Army's anti-terror effort is Russia's ongoing air campaign in Syria which was launched on September 30, when more than fifty Russian warplanes, including Su-24M, Su-25 and Su-34 jets, commenced precision airstrikes on Daesh and Al-Nusra Front targets in Syria at the behest of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

In addition, the Russian Defense Ministry confirmed earlier this month that advanced, super-maneuverable Su-35S multi-role fighters had begun their combat mission in Syria.

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