TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - The strikes were carried out on Yarmouk Basin, which borders the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and Jordan, where remnants of the terror group were entrenched in recent days after other rival militant outfits were routed by the Syrian army in the area, Reuters reported on Sunday, citing unnamed diplomatic and opposition sources.
According to the Syrian military, the agricultural area is the only territorial pocket in Syria's southwest currently held by Daesh, which lost all of its urban bastions in the country late last year. The army also said on Sunday that it had killed “dozens of terrorists” in a campaign whose goal was to crush terrorists.
Russian jets have been conducting air raids against Daesh and other terrorist groups inside Syria upon a request by the Damascus government since September 2015.
The airstrikes have helped Syrian forces advance against anti-Damascus militants, who have been wreaking havoc in the country since 2011.
The development came only two days after Syrian government forces and fighters from popular defense groups liberated nearly two dozen towns and villages in Dara'a and Quneitra provinces. Since June 19, the Syrian army has been conducting a major counterterrorism operation in both provinces.