Syrian Army Kills Over 270 Daesh Militants During Al-Suwayda Province Offensive

© Sputnik / Bassem HaddadSyrian Army in As-Suwayda. File photo
Syrian Army in As-Suwayda. File photo - Sputnik International
Syrian Army has killed over 270 Daesh terrorists during an offensive in Syrian Al-Suwayda province, the command of the Russian forces in Syria reported.

Russian Defence Ministry reported that Syrian Army has killed over 270 Daesh terrorists and seized a huge stockpile of foreign weapons, including 12 TOW missiles, during offensive in Syrian's Al-Suwayda province.

"During the operation, more than 270 militants were killed, a large stockpile of weapons of foreign production, munitions, shells, mines, including 12 [US-made] TOW anti-tank guided missiles, were seized," Oleg Makarevich said.

Syrian Army in Al-Suwayda. File photo - Sputnik International
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He noted that the majority of militants came to the province from the area of At-Tanf, where a US military base is located.

In August, heavy clashes between the government forces and jihadists were reported in the southwestern province of Suwayda. The Syrian Army reportedly advanced to drive Daesh* terrorists out of a desert in the province.

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Previous year, Syrian government forces managed to liberate 1,300 square kilometres (500 square miles) of the country's territory from terrorists in Al Suwayda province, according to local reports.

*A terrorist group outlawed in Russia and many other countries.

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