Syrian Army Scores More Victories against ISIL Terrorists nears T4 Airbase
The army men engaged in hours long clashes with the ISIL terrorists near the village of al-Tayas to the North of T4 airbase and drove the militants out of several key hills and positions, inflicting over 40 casualties on the militants.
The newly-freed positions and hills overlook T4 military airport from South and gas and oil fields from North.
A field sources said that the army men have launched a fresh round of offensives on ISIL’s concentration centers to reinvigorate the security of T4 airbase, drive the terrorists out of the Western side of ancient Palmyra (Tadmur) and recapture the nearby oil and gas fields.
In relevant developments in the province on Sunday, the army started large-scale military operations against the ISIL terrorists in the Eastern part of Homs province and managed to take control of several regions in the early hours of their offensive.
The Syrian army troops started their fresh military operations after pounding the terrorists’ military positions with artillery shells and missiles.
The Syrian army managed to take control of several regions Northeast of T4 airbase and East of Station 4, killing and injuring a number of the ISIL terrorists as well as destroying several military vehicles.
The army units also pounded the ISIL’s gathering centers and movements in Taloul Alab al-Tayas region Northeast of Station 4 in the Western part of Palmyra, killing tens of the ISIL terrorists and destroying several of their military vehicles.
The Syrian fighter jets also hit the ISIL’s gathering centers, supply routes and movements of the terrorists in Arak and Western Badiyeh (desert) in the surrounding areas of Sha’er and on al-Bardeh road in the neighborhood of al-Quaryatayn and in the surrounding areas of Palmyra city and al-Bayarat region to West of Mosul in Eastern and Southeastern Homs province which resulted in the destruction of targets and inflicted heavy losses and casualties on the terrorists.
Meantime, a battlefield source announced that over 10,000 Syrian soldiers and National Defense Forces as well as Desert Falcons (Syrian army’s special forces) were participating in the military operations.
“The main purpose of the operation is to take control of the oil and gas wells in Jazel, al-Sha’er and Maher regions and eventually seize control of ancient Palmyra,” the source said.
The source went on to say that the Syrian army troops advanced three kilometers in the depth of the region North and East of T4 airbase.