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Syria: Gov’t Forces Closing in on Key Desert Town of Arak

8 June 2016 8:42

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The Syrian Army troops and popular forces have significantly advanced against the ISIL in Eastern Homs and are now in a very good position only four kilometers away from the strategic town of Arak, military sources said minutes ago.

“The ISIL is pulling back its forces position by position in the Eastern side of the ancient city of Palmyra (Tadmur) under the heavy shelling and attacks of the Syrian government forces,” the sources said, adding, “The army’s attacks are aimed at capturing the last strongholds of the ISIL terrorists in Eastern Homs and paving the way for stronger presence of the government fighters in Raqqa and Deir Ezzur battles.”

“The army soldiers have only four kilometers to access the entrances of the town of Arak,” the sources said.

In relevant developments in Eastern Homs on Monday, the Syrian Army and National Defense Forces continued to advance against the ISIL along the international highway of Homs-Deir Ezzur, killing several militants and capturing more territories.

The Syrian government forces drove the ISIL back from al-Kaziyeh farms in Northern Palmyra after advancing from the recently captured hilltops overlooking the grain Silos, which not only claimed the lives of dozens of the militants but destroyed their military equipment.

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