Syria’s official news agency SANA reported that Syrian Air Force fighter jets had carried out a string of aerial assaults against Daesh positions in al-Hussainia, al-Bogheilia, Panorama, Hattla, Marat and Mazloum districts, killing scores of the terrorists and destroying large amounts of their munitions.
The developments came on the same day that several mortar shells fired by foreign-sponsored Takfiri terrorists landed in al-Joura, al-Qosour and Harabesh neighborhoods of the provincial capital city of Dayr al-Zawr, located 450 kilometers northeast of the capital, Damascus, causing huge material damage. There were no immediate reports of casualties.
Moreover, local sources confirmed that a number of top Daesh terrorist commanders, including Hamed al-Nouri aka Abu Hamza al-Qaraani, have fled Dayr al-Zawr.
Separately, Syrian army soldiers have regained control over al-Heil oil fields northeast of the ancient city of Palmyra, inflicting heavy losses on Daesh terrorists.
Elsewhere in the Southwestern Province of Sweida, Syrian army troops established complete control over Tal Shihab mountainous region.
Syrian fighter jet allegedly struck east of Damascus
Meanwhile, a foreign-sponsored militant group affiliated with the so-called Free Syrian Army’s Southern Front stated that its fighters had fired anti-aircraft machine guns at a Syrian military aircraft on Tuesday.
“The men targeted the plane, they saw smoke coming out of it. It withdrew backwards towards the regime-controlled territory,” Saad al-Haj, Spokesman for the Lions of the East Army, said.
The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also said the plane was damaged and was forced to come down in the al-Sin military air base on the outskirts of Damascus, but it did not crash.
Lebanon-based Arabic-language al-Mayadeen news network and Damascus Now news website also dismissed allegations that the plane had been shot down and crashed in the Um al-Ramam region.
There was no immediate comment from the Syrian military.