Long Convoy of ISIL Vehicles Hit Hard in Syrian Army Attack in Eastern Homs
A number of ISIL militants were killed and at least four machinegun-equipped vehicles were destroyed in the army’s artillery and missile attack on the group’s convoy near al-Maher oilfield.
In the meantime, the army men engaged in clashes with terrorists of Ahrar al-Sham and Fatah al-Sham Front (previously known as the al-Nusra Front) in the Southern flank of the town of Talbiseh in Northern Homs with the back up of artillery units, leaving a number of militants dead or wounded and destroying their positions and equipment.
The army units also targeted the positions of Fatah al-Sham in the town of Talbiseh, the villages of al-Sa’an al-Aswad, al-Farhaniyeh, Tir Ma’ala and al-Quneitrat near the town of al-Rastan and Harat al-Badu, al-Sama’alil and Borj Qa’ei in Northern and Northwestern Homs, killing and wounding a number of militants, including non-Syrians, and destroying their machinegun-equipped vehicles.
The artillery and missile units also targeted ISIL’s gatherings on the Eastern side of the ancient city of Palmyra (Tadmur), while other units of the Syrian soldiers repelled the suicide attack of the terrorists on an engineering units of the army near the town of al-Quaryatayn in Southeastern Homs.
Homs Governor General disclosed on Sunday that the Syrian army troops and popular forces are ready to strike ISIL’s defense lines in Eastern Homs to cut off terrorists’ communication lines from Deir Ezzur to Raqqa.
Talal Barazi said that fierce clashes are now underway between the pro-government forces and ISIL terrorists in Eastern Homs as army units are advancing towards al-Sukhnah region East of the ancient city of Palmyra (Tadmur).
He further added that the army soldiers and popular forces have engaged in heavy fighting with ISIL East of al-Sha’er gas field and to the East of the villages of Jubb al-Jarrah and al-Mas’oudiyeh.
“The Syrian army, backed up by the Syrian and Russian fighter jets, targeted important positions of terrorists in the regions of al-Houleh, Tal (hill) Dou and Tal Zahab in Northern Homs and also in areas East of al-Rastan town.
“The Syrian Army and its allies are preparing to storm al-Sukhnah to cut off the militants’ supply road between Raqqa and Deir Ezzur,” Barazi said.
“The Syrian army troops will have two options after capturing al-Sukhnah. They can move towards Raqqa in the North to capture the self-proclaimed capital of ISIL. In the meantime, the pro-government forces can storm ISIL positions in Deir Ezzur province in the East and lift the siege on Deir Ezzur city and also take control of the border with Iraq and cut off ISIL’s movement in Iraq and Syria,” Barazi underscored.