Syrian Army Wins Back Strategic Jazal Heights, ISIL Flees towards Palmyra
Last week, the ISIL surprised the Syrian army men with a full-scale assault on the Jazal heights in the ancient city of Palmyra’s Northwestern countryside; this attack resulted in the capture of Jazal and half of the Jazal Oil and Gas Fields located directly at the West of the town.
However, ISIL’s success did not last very long, as the Syrian army’s 67th Brigade of the 18th Tank Division, in coordination with the Liwaa Assoud Al-Jabal (Lions of the Mountain Brigade) and Liwaa Suqour Al-Sahra (Desert Hawks Brigade), launched a counter-offensive to recapture this strategic area in the Homs Governorate’s Eastern territories.
Much to the terrorist group’s surprise, the Syrian Armed Forces were not passively striking the ISIL militants; instead, they relentlessly pounded the terrorists with mortar shells and rockets before they would storm the town of Jazal.
The Syrian Armed Forces finally took full control of the two hills that sit to the South of Jazal.
As a result of the Syrian soldiers’ operations the ISIL terrorists were forced to withdraw South towards the city of Palmyra after sustaining heavy casualties and the destruction of their main hideout.