On Tuesday, government troops launched a series of attacks on Daesh militants' strongholds near the town of al-Hamira and finally pushed them back after hours of fierce clashes.
"The militant groups suffered a heavy death toll and retreated forces from the battlefield. A large number of the militants were also captured by the Syrian forces," a source was quoted by FARS as saying.
In a separate development on Monday, the Syrian forces advanced on Al-Nusra Front militants, who suffered heavy losses during fighting near the long-contested Al-Khalidiyah Quarter of the city of Aleppo, which was finally captured by government troops.
According to sources, Daesh militants inside the provincial capital of Aleppo will face tougher times ahead as winter comes and the Syrian army continues their offensive along the strategic Aleppo-Damascus Highway.
Meanwhile, the Syrian warplanes have reportedly destroyed Daesh positions in Tal Ayyoub, Sharbaa, Jarouf and Humaymah, located in the eastern countryside of Aleppo. A large group of terrorists have been killed in the air attacks.
Adding to Syrian airstrikes is Russia's air campaign which kicked off on September 30, when more than fifty Russian aircraft, including Su-24M, Su-25 and Su-34 warplanes, commenced precision airstrikes on Islamic State targets in Syria at the behest of Syrian President Bashar Assad.