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Syrian Forces Advance against Terrorists around Gas Field in Homs

18 May 2016 7:38


The Syrian army forces advanced against terrorists around a strategic gas field located close to the ancient city of Palmyra in Homs Province.

An unidentified military source told Syria’s official SANA news agency on Tuesday that an army unit, in cooperation with the popular defense groups, wrested control over the al-Sawan hill to the east of the al-Shaer gas field.

The Syrian air force also launched aerial assaults on the countryside of Palmyra and demolished vehicles belonging to the Daesh terrorist group in the vicinity of the gas field, the source went on to say.

Meanwhile, an army unit killed two militant leaders operating within the ranks of Ahrar al-Sham and al-Nusra Front terrorist groups in the northern countryside of Homs.

Elsewhere in Deir ez-Zor Province, the Syrian jets targeted gatherings and heavily-fortified positions of the Daesh militants in the al-Sina’a neighborhood and to the west of the Deir ez-Zor airport, according to the military source, Press TV reported.

The sorties left a number of extremists dead and destroyed their mortar launchers, artillery and vehicles, the source added.

On Monday, Syria’s state TV reported that the government forces recaptured the national hospital of Deir ez-Zor from Daesh.

“The Syrian army along with supporting forces moved quickly towards the areas where terrorist gangs had encroached. We dealt with them and killed them,” an unidentified Syrian field officer said.

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