The Syrian air force has targeted a convoy of 20 tankers smuggling oil from territories held by Daesh in the Arab country’s east.
Syrian warplanes bombarded the tankers on the al-Mayadin Highway near the eastern city of Dayr al-Zawr on Sunday.
In another development, a top commander of al-Qaeda-linked Ahrar al-Sham group, called Abu Talib, was killed in a booby trap explosion in Syria’s northwestern Idlib Province.
Meanwhile, Lebanon’s al-Ahed news website reported that a number of civilians sustained injuries after militant groups launched mortar attacks on the northern part of the Syrian province of Hama.
Syria has been gripped by militancy since March 2011. More than 260,000 have reportedly lost their lives and millions displaced as a result of the violence.
Syrian forces have been battling militants, particularly Daesh members, on different fronts throughout the country. They have recently been making rapid advances against militants in operations backed by the Russian air cover, which began on September 30 last year at the request of the Damascus government.
On Sunday, Russian airstrikes targeted the Idlib province district of Maarat al-Numan, killing upwards for 47 people.