The Syrian troops attacked a column of tankers on the road connecting Tal Asheihib al-Janoubi and Tal Asheihib al-Shamali, army sources said, adding that several terrorists guarding the convoy were killed in the fighting.
The destruction of the tankers came as the Syrian Army and the NDF targeted terrorists' strongholds across northwestern Daraa Province on Friday, according to sources.
#SYRIA Russian airstrikes are made only after additional check of the received data and elimination of risks for the civilians’ lives— Минобороны России (@mod_russia) 11 февраля 2016
In particular, dozens of terrorists were killed and their ammunition depot was obliterated after the Syrian forces launched a spate of offensives against Daesh positions in the southern neighborhoods of the town of Tafas.
#SYRIA Pentagon has recently advised to change the Russian strategy in Syria in order to “help” the USA ensure the political transition of power— Минобороны России (@mod_russia) 11 февраля 2016
In another development, the Syrian troops stormed the terrorists' strongholds near the village of Yadouda, in an attack that left scores of terrorists dead and many more wounded.
#SYRIA Advisers must know: Russian operation in Syria is aimed to eliminate terrorism—real and evident threat to Russian and world security— Минобороны России (@mod_russia) 11 февраля 2016
Additionally, the terrorists' strongholds near the towns of al-Naima and Elma in the southern areas of Daraa Province were shelled by Syrian artillery.
#SYRIA #FOOTAGE Aviation strike eliminated militants' strong point in #Latakia Province https://t.co/tCV6GVFTXGhttps://t.co/Kl6qMxnFm0— Минобороны России (@mod_russia) 11 февраля 2016
Syria has been mired in a civil war since 2011, with government forces loyal to President Bashar Assad fighting opposition factions and terrorist groupssuch as Daesh and the Al-Nusra Front, which are banned in Russia.
In addition, the Russian Defense Ministry confirmed earlier this month that advanced, super-maneuverable Su-35S multi-role fighters had begun their combat mission in Syria.