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Syrian Army retains control over key oil field in east Homs

23 October 2016 9:42

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ISIS conducted another large attack in the northeastern countryside of the Homs Governorate on Saturday, targeting the strategic Al-Mahr Oil Field near the Sawwanah Hill.

ISIS began their assault by targeting the checkpoints outside of the Al-Mahr Oil Field; this attack would prove successful as they reached the outskirts of this government site.

With ISIS at the doorsteps of the Al-Mahr OIl Field, the Syrian Armed Forces quickly regrouped and launched a counter-offensive to recapture the territory they lost to the terrorists.

Backed by the Russian Air Force, the Syrian Arab Army’s 11th Tank Division managed to recapture all of the territory they lost to the Islamic State on Saturday, while also retaining control over the Al-Mahr Oil Field.

Since foiling the Islamic State offensive, the Syrian Armed Forces have turned their attention to the Al-Ma’a and Al-Awamad hills, striking the terrorist group’s defenses from their positions at Tal Sawwanah.

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