Dozens of Al-Nusra terrorists were killed during heavy clashes with Syrian troops who stormed the militants' positions on the Koum Aqre hilltops near the strategic towns of Kufer Shamis and Al-Shaykh Maskin.
The seizure of the hilltops paved the way for opening a new front against the militants in Syria's western areas, FARS reported.
The Syrian Army's operation in Daraa kicked off late last week, when government troops managed to push the militants back from the strategic village of Khirbat Kom Maqaraq; scores of terrorists were killed and wounded in the fighting.
The Syrian Army intensified attacks on Al-Nusra Front militants in Daraa province on November 19, when the troops were engaged in heavy clashes with the terrorists in various locations, including the towns of Al-Shaykh Maskin, Athman and Muzayrib.
At least 24 militants were killed in the fighting on November 20 after the Syrian forces repelled an offensive of the so-called Free Syrian Army on the outskirts of Al-Shaykh Maskin in Daraa province.
Syrian Ambassador to Russia Riad Haddad confirmed that Syrian Army strikes, supported by the Russian Aerospace Forces, were being carried out against armed terrorist organizations, not political opposition factions or civilians.