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Syrian Army Wins Back Strategic Regions in Homs, Cuts ISIL’s Raqqa-Palmyra Supply Route

27 March 2016 8:02



The Syrian army continued its advances in the Eastern parts of Homs province and won back a key hill and a village and disconnected ISIL’s vital supply route from Raqqa province to the ancient city of Palmyra (Tadmur).

The Syrian army and popular forces took full control of Sukra village and hill in Homs province on Saturday.

The army units also cut off the terrorists’ logistical supply route between Raqqa and Palmyra city.

“The ISIL tried to dispatch military hardware and equipment to Palmyra from Raqqa and Deir Ezzur provinces, but the Russian and Syrian warplanes stopped the terrorist group’s movement on the road with massive airstrikes,” an informed source said.

In a relevant development on Saturday, the Syrian army and popular forces managed to take full control of a major supply line to the West and Southwest of Palmyra city.

The army units took full control of ISIL’s Quaryatayn-Palmyra supply route in a bid to prevent flow of supplies to the ISIL terrorists in the Western and Southwestern parts of Palmyra.

The ISIL’s logistic and supply routes from the West and Southwestern parts of Palmyra are disconnected now.

The Syrian army also managed to disconnect Quaryatayn and Palmyra from each other by taking full control over the Quaryatayn-Palmyra highway.

The Syrian army’s special troops known as Tiger Forces are engaged in heavy fighting with the ISIL Takfiri terrorists in the streets of the ancient city of Palmyra (Tadmur) in the Eastern part of Homs province.

The ISIL terrorists are trying hard to prevent the Syrian army from making further advances in Palmyra city as the street battle between the two sides is intensifying.

The ISIL militants have sustained heavy casualties and losses in fierce clashes with the Syrian army in recent days.

The Syrian army has made considerable advances in the areas near Palmyra city and taken full control of a strategic ancient castle near the Palmyra city.

On Friday, the Syrian government forces and Desert Falcons fighters gained control over a strategically important height near Palmyra.

The Syrian Army and Desert Falcons on Friday won another battle in Eastern Homs after hours of fierce clashes with the ISIL Takfiri terrorists.

The Syrian soldiers and their allies have pushed back the Takfiri terrorists in the region near the ancient city of Palmyra, and captured the Qalaat Fakhr ad-Din al-Maani Castle, known as the “Palmyra Castle”.

The Syrian army soldiers and their allies have kept on marching on militant-held regions in Eastern Homs province in recent days to capture the strategic city of Palmyra which has been under the control of the ISIL since May 2015.

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