Syrian Airstrikes Kill ISIL Terrorists in Homs
The air raids hit ISIL positions in the vicinity of al-Shaer gas field and in Northern al-Qaryatain village in Homs, and killed a number of the militants and destroyed their vehicles.
The Arab media said earlier that hundreds of soldiers from the Syrian Army, the National Defense Forces (NDF), and other pro-government militias poured into the governorates of Aleppo and Homs, as they prepare for two massive offensives against the al-Nusra Front and the ISIL Takfiri terrorists.
The first units of soldiers were sent from the National Defense Forces base of Masyaf in East Tartous to the Syrian government’s stronghold at al-Safira in East Aleppo; these men have joined the entrenched soldiers from the Syrian army’s “Cheetah Forces” (Tiger Forces branch) that have already began an operation to lift the two-year-long ISIL siege of the Kuweires airbase.
According to a military source in Aleppo city, the total number of soldiers from the Syrian army that have been deployed to the Western countryside of the Deir Hafer Plains is reportedly as high as 4,500.
These military personnel will not be alone, however: the Russian Air Force will provide the Syrian army with necessary air cover against the ISIL terrorists that are spread across this rugged terrain inside the Deir Hafer Plains of East Aleppo.
Meanwhile, in the Homs governorate’s Northern countryside, the Syrian army sent over 300 military personnel to the Hama-Homs axis in order to reinforce the soldiers that are preparing to launch a full-scale operation to capture the Al-Rastan Plains of Homs.
Similar to the East Aleppo front, the terrain in Northern Homs is very rugged and very difficult to travel through; if the Syrian Armed Forces were to capture this imperative area, they will need every bit of assistance from the Russian Air Force.