Syrian Army Regains Key Areas from ISIS near Quaryatayn in Homs
The Syrian army and popular forces attacked the ISIS’s military positions in the surrounding areas of the strategic town of al-Quaryatayn in Homs province, and managed to seize back a number of key regions.
The strategic regions won back by the Syrian government troops are located along Taloul al-Soud axis.
Meantime, the clashes continued along al-Sukhneh axis in the Northeastern part of Palmyra city.
The Syrian government troops also engaged in heavy clashes with al-Nusra Front terrorists in the surrounding areas of Talbisa, Tir Ma’ala and Um Sharshoukh in Homs province.
In a relevant development earlier on Monday, the Syrian army and the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement started fresh military operations against the terrorists’ military positions in the town of Quaryatayn, and seized control of a strategic hill in the region in the first phase of the operation.
The army units attacked the terrorists’ positions in Quaryatayn.
The Syrian army and resistance forces seized back Mantar al-Ramliya Hill in Taloul al-Soud area in the Western part of Quaryatayn town early in the first phase of their massive operations.
The Syrian army started its fresh operations after it cut the terrorists’ supply routes to the ancient city of Palmyra which is also located in Eastern Homs.
Meantime, the Syrian army’s artillery units heavily pounded the terrorists’ positions in Quaryatayn.
Last week battlefield sources announced that the Syrian Army’s 11th Division and 3rd Division had secured all hills around al-Quaraytayn city.
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 ISIS’s Quaryatayn-Palmyra supply route in a bid to prevent flow of supplies to the ISIS terrorists in the Western and Southwestern parts of Palmyra.
The ISIS’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 ISIS Takfiri terrorists in the streets of the ancient city of Palmyra (Tadmur) in the Eastern part of Homs province.
The ISIS 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 ISIS 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 ISIS 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 ISIS since May 2015, FNA reported.