The Syrian army on Saturday continued its nationwide operations against militant groups in a large number of cities, and could gain control over more than 40 villages.
A military source said that units of the armed forces reopened Hama-Khanaser-Aleppo highway and regained full control over more than 40 villages in the area.
The source said that villages which were recaptured included Tal al-Hammam, Tal Bsis, Abu al-Kurouz Mount, Tal Khanaser, Tal al-Kerbatieh and Tal al-Zarour.
The source added that 23 terrorists' dens were razed to the ground between Khanaser and Sfira belonging to more than 14 brigades and 4 battalions to the so-called "Ahfad al-Rasoul", "Sukour al-Sahra", "Liwa al-Tawhid", "Liwa al-Aqsa", "Ghuraba al-Sham", "Shuhada al-Aqsa".
The army units destroyed the terrorists' trenches and barricades, some of about 5 km length and seized huge amounts of weapons and heavy tools, a mortar, rocket launchers, anti-tanks pads.
The army also dismantled more than 600 anti-tanks mines and 1500 explosive devices.
Army targets terrorists' gatherings in Idlib
Units of the armed forces targeted terrorists' gatherings in Bezabour, Um Jern, Mare'yan, al-Rami and Kfer Shlaya in Idlib countryside, killing a number of terrorists and injuring others.
A military source said that units of the armed forces killed and injured a number of terrorists and destroyed their weapons in Darkoush, Zarzour, al-Jamilieh, al-Kastan and Kansafra in Jisr al-Shughour countryside.
An armed unit killed all members of a terrorist group in Ma'kram village.
A number of terrorists were killed and others were injured in a clash between the terrorist groups in Wadi al-Daif and al-Hamidieh area.
Terrorists Abdel-Aziz Mohammad al-Khadijeh, Mohammad al-Hamad al-Hussein, Abdul Mun'em Ahmad al-Yousef and Wael Ramadan al-Sattouf were identified among the dead.
Army kills a number of al-Nusra Front terrorists in Hasaka countryside
Units of the armed forces killed a number of al-Nusra Front terrorists and destroyed their weapons in Hasaka countryside.
An official source said that a unit of the armed forces killed 4 terrorists and injured others in al-Dashisheh village in Hasaka countryside.
The source added that another army unit destroyed terrorists' gathering in al-Madajen area .
Armed forces kill terrorists in Damascus Countryside
A military source said that an army unit killed a number of al-Nusra Front terrorists and destroyed weapons and ammunition cache.
The armed forces destroyed a number of the terrorists' cars in al-Saqa farms in al-Nabek area in Damascus countryside.
The source said that another army unit killed a terrorist group and destroyed its criminal tools.