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Syrian Army Close to Enter ISIL-Held Oil-Rich Region in Homs

23 April 2016 11:07



Syrian Army and the National Defense Forces (NDF) have significantly advanced against the ISIL terrorists in the Eastern part of Homs province and have deployed their ready-to-fight forces near the country’s main energy-rich region, informed sources said.

“The Syrian government forces pushed the ISIL terrorists back from a long chunk of Palmyra-Raqqa highway and have positioned their forces around the Arak oilfields,” the sources said.

“The rapid advances of the Syrian army and popular forces against the ISIL in the Eastern part of Homs province will end the terrorist group’s rule over the oil and gas fields,” the sources added.

“The Takfiri terrorist group will loss much of its oil supply,” they went on to say.

A report said on Thursday that the Syrian Army troops and the NDF continued to push the ISIL terrorists back from more positions in the Eastern part of Homs province, and restored security to more regions near the recently-liberated city of Palmyra (Tadmur).

The Syrian government forces launched a fresh round of offensives in the Northern side of Palmyra and forced the ISIL terrorists to retreat from the Antar chain mountains located in the Northern side of al-Tar mountain.

The ISIL left behind scores of the dead and wounded members and fled the battlefield to evade more casualties.

The ISIL military hardware also sustained major losses in the army’s advances.

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