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Syrian Army Jets Destroy ISIL Positions in Homs Province

23 March 2016 23:02



The ISIL terrorist group sustained growing loss and damage in the Syrian air assaults in Eastern and Southeastern parts of Homs province on Tuesday, battlefield reports said.

“The Syrian fighter jets carried out several combat flights over the concentration centers of the ISIL militant group in the vicinity of Palmyra (Tadmur) and in the city of Quaryatayn in Central Homs province, inflicting heavy damage and losses on the terrorists,” the reports said.

During the past 24 hours, the Syrian army and its allied forces took full control of the Haya mountain range East of Palmyra, killing at least 70 ISIL militants.

The Desert Hawk Brigade of the Syrian Air Force and the artillery completely took control of the Haya mountain range and a strategic crossroad on Damascus-Deir Ezzur road via Palmyra.

“Around 70 ISIL militants were killed in a single day,” the source said.

Earlier, the Syrian army and popular forces seized control of two strategic roads leading to the militant-held city of Palmyra.

“The Damascus-Palmyra and Quaryatayn-Palmyra roads were liberated after heavy clashes between the Syrian forces and the terrorists in the region in which tens of militants were killed,” army sources said on Tuesday.

Other reports from the region also said that the National Defense Forces (NDF) and the Desert Hawk Brigade or Desert Falcons are joining the army around Palmyra to liberate the ancient city.

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