Some 40 members of Al-Nusra terrorist group have been killed during clashes with the Syrian army, Fars news agency reported.

In fierce clashes with Al-Nusra Front in different neighborhoods of the Southern city of Dara’a, the Syrian army killed 40 of the terrorists and injured several more.

Meanwhile, the Syrian army fighter jets launched a number of combat flights over the Al-Nusra positions in Dara’a, inflicting heavy losses on the militants.

Reports on Sunday said that the army’s artillery and missile units targeted the concentration centers and positions of Al-Nusra south of al-Manshiyeh neighborhood, near Katakit building, al-Masri square, Tariq al-Saad (way to dam) neighborhood and North of Seida carpet company in Dara'a city.

More than 10 militants were killed and injured and a main command post, mortar launcher, a cannon and a military vehicle were destroyed in the attack.

According to SANA, Syrian army units also attacked terrorist groups affiliated to Al-Nusra, destroying the terrorist group’s vehicles.

The operations resulted in killing and injuring scores of terrorists and many of their vehicles, a source told SANA on Sunday.

Since the beginning of the conflict in 2011, the Syrian government has been fighting terrorist groups such as ISIS and Al-Nusra who intend to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.