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Terrorists escalate attacks in Syria, the army responds

Damascus, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) Radical groups increased their attacks against Syrian government forces and their allies in the eastern desert region of Al-Badieh and in the northern province of Idlib.

Officials quoted by news media indicated that Syrian army units repelled an attack by terrorists of the Islamic State group, Daesh in Arabic, outlawed on the international terrorism list, in the Al-Dawer desert in eastern Deir Ezzor province, some 450 kilometers northeast of Damascus, the capital.

According to sources, the radicals opened fire on guard posts, but their attack was repelled and they suffered dozens of casualties, with no change on the control map.

Another offensive by this extremist grouping was launched against Army checkpoints and posts in the deserts of the cities of Sukhna and Palmyra and around the towns of Taybeh and Al-Koum, in the east of the province of Homs, about 200 kilometers northeast of Damascus.

On the other hand, Russian fighter-bombers destroyed a terrorist base in the Bishri mountain range in Deir Ezzor, where dozens of terrorists, mostly from the Tanef region, near the Iraqi border, and controlled by the US occupation forces, were killed.

In the Daret Azzah and Bastroun fronts west of the northern city of Aleppo, Syrian forces, supported by allied militias, repelled a violent attack by terrorists of the so-called Levant Liberation Board, formerly Al-Nousra Front, which is listed as an international terrorist organization.

Syrian forces used heavy artillery and missiles to repel the offensive, which involved dozens of terrorists of foreign nationalities.

Syria faces a war imposed since 2011, and although its army, with the support of its allies Russia and Iran, liberated most of the national territory from radicals, some attacks occur that Damascus attributes to groups supported from abroad to continue destabilizing the country.