"Today, military operations of the Syrian army were deployed in the provinces of Latakia, Hama, HOMS, Aleppo and Dara'a. Tactical successes occurred in the extreme North and South of the country. In the governorate of Deraa, the Syrian liberated the village of Atma, in Hama seized Carney, and in Latakia surrounded the militants in the Central Outpost in Northern Syria Salma, forming another boiler on the Syrian front. In this case, the Syrian army helped the surprising fall it's winter here, which deprived the militants of hiding in the mountains on the Syrian-Turkish border."
"Before these mountains were considered impregnable, but the cold drove militants from shelters that have become uninhabitable, and the snow neutralized the effect of the "oasis". Mobile columns of militants of the "Front EN-Nusra" and the Federal coastal first brigade of the free Syrian army became an easy target for the Russian VKS, thanks to the rapid detection of UAVs. For the first time in five years of war, the snowfall has blocked the mountain passes, blocking the transfer path in the Turkish rear. Russian MI-24 helicopters threw part 103 of the Republican guard to the North of Latakia, which allowed to cut Salma from the rear on the North."
"In the province of Aleppo, a successful operation against Islamic state terrorists held all around the city. On the line of contact with the Turkish border in Syrian Kurdistan "Democratic forces in Syria" has eliminated clusters of militants in three cities, including Azaz border in the West, a buffer zone with Turkey. The Syrian army had cleared areas on the road of Idlib-Aleppo in the West and in the East attacked the ISIS in the city of Deir-Hafer. In the province of HOMS, the army concentrated on the Palmyra environs, Karatina well and Al-Shaer. Managed to secure Tadmor and al-Kariatain, blocking the approaches to the militants."
Snowfall blocks mountain passes, cutting escape routes, ISIS thugs have no winter gear!