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Syria: Army Continues Operations in Eastern Homs to Lift ISIL Siege on Deir Ezzur

19 May 2017 14:23

 

The Syrian army units continued military operations in Eastern Homs, heavily pounding the ISIL positions on Palmyra-Deir Ezzur road and advancing in the region.

The Syrian army troops, backed by the airstrikes launched by the Syrian and Russian warplanes, hit ISIL’s positions near the Arak Gas Fields, inflicting heavy losses on the Takfiri terrorist group.

A military source said the pro-gov’t forces managed to reach the outskirts of the Gas Fields in Eastern Palmyra.

He added that the liberation of the Arak Gas Fields is paramount in lifting the siege on Deir Ezzur, as the site is located along the highway to the provincial capital.

In a relevant development on Wednesday, the Syrian army troops, backed up by the country’s Air Force, repelled several offensives of ISIL in Deir Ezzur’s military airports, killing and wounding a number of terrorists and destroying their equipment.

The army soldiers engaged in heavy fighting with ISIL in areas surrounding Jonayd division base Southwest of Tamin brigade base and in the Southern direction of Deir Ezzur airbase and managed to fend off their attacks, killing or wounding a number of terrorists.

The army men also targeted and destroyed a bomb-laden suicide vehicle of ISIL before reaching their positions in al-Makbat region.

The Army’s artillery and missile units, meantime, shelled ISIL’s position heavily in al-Ma’amel region, killing and wounding the entire terrorists in the position.

The army aircraft, also, bombed ISIL’s concentration centers and movements in Jonayd division, power company, al-Makbat Southwest of Tamin brigade, al-Thardah mountain, al-Mohandeseen region South of airbase and al-Ma’amel in the Southern part of the city, inflicting heavy losses on the militants.

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