On Thursday, scores of militants were killed during intense clashes with Syrian troops in the area of al - Sakriyah in the suburb of Latakia province.
Syrian troops also stormed several terrorist hideouts in the area and shot dead scores of al - Qaeda affiliated militants.
The army fresh operation came following the clearing of al - Bahdaliye and Halboun districts located south of the shrine of Sayyida Zainab(PBUH).
Leader of a terrorist group called “Ababil Houran” as well as several other militants were killed during clashes at al - Dhiyabiye district in Rif Dimashq.
Syria has been gripped by a deadly unrest since March 2011, and many people, including large numbers of government forces, have been killed in the violence.