Fatah Al-Sham, ISIL Suffer Heavy Casualties in Army Attacks in Homs Province
Syrian government forces struck heavily Fatah al-Sham’s gatherings in Jorat Hasyan, al-Za’afaraniyeh, Ezzedeen, Talbiseh, Abu Safa towards Jabourin, Um Sharshouh and the village of Tal Zahab, claiming the lives of scores of militants.
In the meantime, ISIL’s strongholds in al-Moshrefiyeh al-Janoubi, al-Maher oilfield and al-Bardeh region in Eastern Homs came under massive attacks by the Syrian military forces.
ISIL’s military vehicles sustained major damage in the army attacks.
In relevant developments in the province on Sunday, Syrian Army soldiers and National Defense Forces (NDF) launched joint offensive on ISIL positions near al-Sha’er oilfield and pushed the terrorists back from more strongholds in the region.
Syrian government forces stormed ISIL’s centers near al-Sha’er oilfield, the regions of Huweisis and al-Katibeh al-Mahjoureh near al-Tifour airport of the ancient city of Palmyra (Tadmur), and beat the terrorists back from a number of strategic positions after inflicting dozens of casualties on them.
The Syrian fighter jets played a crucial role with their air support in the ground forces’ advances.
In the meantime, gatherings of Fatah al-Sham Front (the newly-formed al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group previously known as the al-Nusra Front), Rejalallah and Ahrar al-Sham in al-Rastan, Deir Foul, al-Za’afaraniyeh, Taldou, Kafr Laha, Tal Zahab and Borj Qa’ei in al-Houleh in Northern and Northwestern Homs came under attack by the army.
Early army reports from the region said the terrorists sustained scores of casualties and damaged vehicles and equipment in the attack.