Syrian Army Makes Major Advance Near Palmyra
The army units regained control of several points in the Southern parts of Western al-Bayarat and advanced 4km in the region.
Meantime, other units of the army clashed with the ISIL militants near Jahar oil field and advanced 2km in the region.
A field commander said ISIL sustained tens of losses and heavy military damage during the operations, and said the Syrian army forces have stabilized their positions in Western al-Bayarat, the factory, oil field and Jahar region’s station.
He added that the engineering units of the army have also defused a large number of mines and bombs planted by the terrorists in the region.
In a relevant development in Homs on Wednesday, the Syrian army troops continued to advance against ISIL and managed to take control of another strategic position West of the newly-liberated Hayan oilfield.
The army men stormed ISIL’s defense lines and drove terrorists out of Jahar station in energy-rich regions in Eastern Homs.
The ISIL left behind a number of dead members and fled the battlefield towards al-Abar region, battlefield reports said.
According to the reports, ISIL’s military hardware also sustained major damage in the attack.
In the meantime, the army soldiers targeted the positions of Al-Nusra Front (recently renamed to Fatah al-Sham Front) along the road connecting al-Qantou to al-Halmouz Southeast of the village of Jabourin, killing a number of terrorists.