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a feather palm, Phoenix dactylifera, probably native to N Africa and SW Asia and widely grown in other arid warm temperate and subtropical regions for its edible fruit (dates)
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To the south of Busr al-Harir, SANA's war correspondent said that army units are advancing in Nahita towns, while other units advanced towards al-Hirak town east of Ghazala town, amidst a state of collapse in the ranks of terrorists.
State news agency SANA, using its customary term for rebels, said the army was shelling positions of "terrorists" in Hirak and Busr al-Harir Thursday and had killed a number of them.
The attack targeted the Amud Hawran rebel militia based in Busr al-Harir but several other Deraa-based groups, including Ahrar al-Sham and the Nusra Front, rushed in reinforcements to stave off the regime assault.
Militants' gatherings were destroyed in Ma'raba, Um al-Mayazen, al-Tiba, al-Jiza, Tafas, Nawa, Busr al-Harir, al-Khawabi, al-Sheikh Maskin, Enkhil, Ein Freikheh, al-Jamous and al-Hiran in the Western countryside of Dar.
Militants' dens targeted in Dar A military source said that the army units destroyed militants' gatherings and dens with all weapons inside in Busr al-Harir, Nawa, Tafas, Atman, farms surrounding Tafas and Da'el in Dar countryside.
Earlier on Tuesday, over40 terrorists were killed in Busr al-Hareer in thecountryside of the province.
Army eliminates terrorists, destroys their weapons in Dar A military source said that units of the armed forces killed and injured a number of terrorists in the villages of Tsil, Tafas, al-Shabraq, al-Abdali, Busr al-Sham, al-Hrak, al-Mzeirib, al-Harra and Nawa in Dar countryside, and destroyed their weapons.
An army unit eliminated over 40 terrorists and destroyed many of their vehicles in Busr al-Hareer in Daraa countryside.
Damascus, SANA -- The General Command of the Army and Armed Forces said that army units on Monday morning established full control over the towns of Msaika al-Sharqia, Msaika al-Gharbia, al-Khawabi, Ashnan and al-Dallafa, and cordoned off the towns of Mlaihet al-Atash and Busr al-Harir in the countryside of Daraa province as part of a special operation which resulted in killing a large number of terrorists in the aforementioned areas.
The source added that units of the army destroyedall the gatherings of the Takfiri terrorist organizations in the aforementioned towns, andcompletely cordoned off the towns of Mlaihat al-Atash and Busr al-Harir.
More terrorists were killed in continued military operations in Busr al-Harir and Atman towns, north of Daraa, while others were eliminated in Bosra al-Sham town in eastern Daraa.
Army units destroyed terrorists' dens along with the terrorists inside them and eliminated a number of terrorists in Daraa al-Balad, Tafas, al-Na'eimeh, Busr al-Harir, Bosra al-Sham, al-Sheikh Miskeen, al-Hirak, Zamrin, Ibta', Deir al-Adas, Salmin, Da'el and east to Atman in the countryside of Daraa province.