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Syrian Army Launch Large-Scale Anti-Terrorism Operation in Homs

19 October 2016 14:54
Syrian Army Launch Large-Scale Anti-Terrorism Operation in Homs

Syrian Army Launch Large-Scale Anti-Terrorism Operation in Homs


Syrian Army soldiers and popular forces have launched fresh large-scale offensives to take back the key town of Talbiseh in Northern Homs, local sources said Wednesday.

“Syrian government forces struck at the first defense line of the terrorists in Ayoun al-Hossein.

The Syrian Air Force and artillery units for their part targeted terrorists’ centers in Ayoun al-Hossein,” the sources said.

“Terrorists have thus far suffered tens of casualties in the attacks,” they added.

“The Syrian soldiers have also stormed the terrorists’ gatherings in Ein Issa al-Janoubiyeh and Joureh al-Hasyan in Northern Homs, destroying several machinegun-equipped vehicles,” the source added.

Reports said also on Tuesday that Syrian Army’s missile and artillery units opened heavy fire at the strongholds of Fatah al-Sham Front (the newly-formed al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group previously known as the al-Nusra Front) in Northern and Northeastern Homs, inflicting major losses on the terrorists’ military hardware.

Fatah al-Sham’s concentration centers and gatherings in Deir Foul, Ezzeddeen, Hawsh al-Daqli, al-Sa’an, North of al-Mashreghe were heavily targeted by the Syrian artillery and missile units.

A vast part of the terrorist group’s vehicles and equipment was destroyed in the attacks.

The army’s ground troops and popular forces also clashed with ISIL terrorist in two regions of al-Sakri and Sawameh al-Haboub in Tadmur desert in Eastern Homs, while Syrian fighter jets pounded militants’ defense lines in Talileh and the 3rd Station, leaving a number of terrorists dead and several more wounded.

In the meantime, the army soldiers and the National Defense Forces continued their advances against ISIL in Jabal al-Sawanah in Eastern Homs.

Informed sources said that at least 14 terrorists were killed and some of their armored vehicles were destroyed as Syrian bombers pounded the gathering centers of the Takfiri militants near al-Sawanah and areas close to al-Sha’er field.

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