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Syrian Army Blocks ISIL Supply Route to Palmyra

20 February 2017 15:21

 

The Syrian army ambushed and killed a large group of the ISIL terrorists in Eastern Hama, preventing dispatch of aid to their comrades in the ancient city of Palmyra (Tadmur) in Homs province.

The Syrian army forces clashed with the ISIL militants in Ithriya region after ambushing them and killed and wounded all the terrorists in the area.

They also seized three vehicles moving from Wadi al-Azib to al-Tanhaj village in the Eastern parts of Salamiyeh to send aid to the ISIL terrorists near Palmyra.

Meantime, the Syrian army units repelled militants’ offensive in Ithriya and killed tens of them after heavy clashes. Several weapons belonging to the terrorists were also seized by the Syrian troops.

Reports from Syria said on Thursday that a sum of 197 militants have been killed and hundreds of others were injured in the army’s preemptive strikes in Hama.

Al-Watan newspaper reported that Ahrar al-Sham and Faylaq al-Sham terrorist groups stationed in Kafar Zita in Northwestern Hama had plotted to attack the army positions in Reef al-Hamawi (outskirts of Hama) but were surprised by the Syrian troops’ preemptive strike.

Over 87 militants were killed and more than 160 others were wounded, reports said, adding that the terrorists also lost several military vehicles, a bomb-laden car and an arms truck in the attack.

Also, in the Northern outskirts of Hama, the Syrian fighter jets pounded the terrorists’ positions and moves North of Murak area, killing 109 terrorists and injuring over 200 others.

Army reports said over 11 military vehicles and two cars carrying the militants were also smashed in the raid.

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