Syria in Last 24 hours: Army Destroys Militants’ Concentration Centers in Homs Province
The army units also continued their military advances in other parts of Syria, including Aleppo and Damascus, over the past 24 hours.
Scores of Takfiri terrorists were killed and wounded in tough battle with the Syrian government forces.
The Syrian army and its allies continued their advances in the Central province of Homs, and managed to disconnect the terrorists’ route to al-Shaer oil and gas field.
The Syrian army forces launched a surprise attack on ISIL terrorists in the Northeastern part of Homs province and cut off their path linking the strategic town of Aqirabat in the Eastern parts of Hama to al-Shaer oil field.
Also, the army troops and popular forces made further advances in the Southeastern parts of al-Shaer paving the ground for retaking the oil field.
Aqirabat is the strategic stronghold of terrorists in Eastern Hama and hosts a large number of ISIL leaders’ families.
In a relevant development in the region, the Syrian army forces and their allies seized back control over several strategic points, including a strategic hilltop, in Homs following heavy clashes with ISIL terrorists.
The Syrian army troops and National Defense Forces (NDF) took full control over Tal Sawwan in Homs province which overlooks the al-Shaer oil field, captured by the ISIL recently.
During the operations to take back the strategic hilltop tens of ISIL terrorists were killed and wounded.
The Syrian army forces stormed the two strategic towns of Zabdeen and Deir al-Asafir in the Southern part of Eastern Ghouta in Damascus.
According to a military source in Damascus, a unit of the army special forces sneaked into the Southern gates of Deir al-Asafir and ambushed a rebel unit, capturing 7 terrorists without a single shot fired.
“Subsequently, the Republican Guard was called in and fortified the position; this proved vital as they successfully repelled a counter-offensive by Jaish al-Islam in the evening. Nevertheless, the terrorist group is still in control of a major part of Deir al-Asafir,” the source added.
Meanwhile, the government troops also captured some building blocks in the Western parts of Zabdeen after a heavy firefight with rebel fighters.
Remarkably, another army attack was conducted near Hawsh Duwayr during which the Syrian troops entered a rebel-made tunnel and killed 5 terrorists who were hiding there, according to the source.
The Syrian Army troops and popular forces continued to push the terrorist groups back from more lands in Eastern Ghouta and retook control over key farms after at least 10 days of non-stop battle.
The Syrian Army and National Defense Forces drove the terrorist groups back from the al-Ruqabiyeh farms near a village with the same name.
The terrorist groups left behind several dead members and fled the battlefield to evade more casualties.
The Syrian government forces have started to fortify their positions across the farms and are getting ready to storm the terrorists’ position in the village of al-Ruqabiyeh.
Also, the Syrian army troops and the Lebanese Hezbollah fighters continued to drive back the ISIL terrorists from more territories in Qalamoun mountain nearly 40 kilometers to the Northeast of the capital Damascus and took back several hilltops in the region.
The Syrian government forces, in a several hours of non-stop battle, advanced significantly against the ISIL terrorists in Jaroud Qareh in Qalamoun mountains, which ended in the killing of several militants and the recapture of several hills.
The Hezbollah fighters stormed the ISIL centers near the village of Shamsiyeh and Anid Ma’ber, which claimed the lives of 19 terrorists and destroyed four military vehicles mound with anti-aircraft machineguns.
The Syrian army and popular forces launched a new offensive against the terrorists in Northern Aleppo and entered the Palestinian Handarat refugee camp on Thursday.
The Camp is currently under the control of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and al-Nusra Front terrorist groups.
The pro-government forces stormed the Eastern neighborhoods of Handarat Camp this morning, where they encountered a large presence of militants near the Industrial sector.
A field source said that the Syrian army forces and their allies have now entered the Handarat Camp and are preparing for fierce a battle to retake it from terrorists.
Bases, defense lines and concentration centers of Jeish al-Fatah and al-Nusra Front were heavily bombed by the Russian and Syrian airstrikes in different parts of the Northern province of Aleppo.
The Syrian fighter jets targeted Jeish al-Fatah terrorists’ strongholds near Khan Touman in the Southern part of Aleppo province, which ended in the killing or wounding of tens of the militants.
In the meantime, al-Nusra Front’s positions in Bani Zeid and Bostan al-Pasha in Aleppo city were stormed by the Syrian air fleet, which claimed the lives of several terrorists.
The Russian jets, for their part, pounded al-Nusra’s bases in al-Rashedden district in the Western part of Aleppo city, which inflicted major damage on the group’s military equipment.
A Syrian chopper opened fire at the terrorists’ gatherings near the village of Hraytan in the Northern part of the province, killing or injuring several militants.