Syrian military forces killed a large number of foreign-backed militants during their recent operations across the Middle Eastern country.
At least 66 terrorists were killed in clashes with the Syrian army in various areas, including the suburbs of the capital, Damascus, and the Southern province of Daraa, Syria's state news agency SANA reported on Tuesday.
Some 15 terrorists were killed in an army airstrike in the town of Douma in the Eastern countryside of Damascus.
A separate army operation took the lives of over 35 militants in the town of Sheikh Miskin in Daraa. No mention has been made to the Syrian army fatalities in SANA's report.
Syrian forces have recently escalated their attacks against the militants of the Al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front in Daraa after the group captured a military base near Sheikh Miskin.
In another operation in the Northwestern province of Idlib, almost 16 militants were killed by Syrian troops.
Over the past months, the Syrian army has made major gains in its battle against Takfiri militants across the country.
Syria has been grappling with a deadly crisis since March 2011. The violence fueled by Takfiri groups has so far claimed the lives of over 200,000 people, according to the UN.