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Syrian Army Opens Six Fronts in Badiyeh Region to Face Terrorists

24 May 2017 16:48

 

Field sources reported on Wednesday that the Syrian Army troops have opened sixth fronts in Badiyeh (desert) to launch massive operation against ISIL and the US-backed militants in the central, Eastern and Southern parts of the country.

The sources said that the first front of the army is along the Palmyra road to al-Sukhnah and spreads towards Deir Ezzur to lift ISIL’s siege on the city and airbase in the Eastern province.

In the second front the army soldiers are to move from Palmyra towards South to cut off ISIL’s supply lines between Syria’s Badiyeh and Eastern Qalamoun region.

The third front has been opened by the army from al-Seen airport towards al-Tanf border-crossing at the country’s border with Iraq.

The fourth front stretches from Northern Sweida towards Syria’s Badiyeh, while the fifth front expands from North of Palmyra towards East to end ISIL’s presence along the road connecting the town of al-Salamiyah in Hama to the town of Khanasser in Aleppo.

According to the same sources, the army men have also deployed in a sixth front and launched their operation from the town of al-Quaryatayn in Homs Eastwards.

The army’s operations in all these six fronts are backed up by the Russian aerial support while a large number of Iraqi and Syrian popular forces and the Lebanese Hezbollah are also present in the army operations.

The sources also underlined that the army’s main objective in all these fronts is mainly weakening ISIL’s defense capability via engaging them in different battlefronts across the vast Badiyeh region to enable the army and its allies to take back control over larger areas.

Reports said on Tuesday that the army units continued their operation against terrorists in Eastern Sweida and managed to advance more towards al-Tanf border-crossing in Southern Homs to foil a US-led plan for occupying Southern Syria.

The army men engaged in fierce clashes with the terrorists in Eastern Sweida and took full control over a large part of al-Rahbeh region North of the newly-liberated al-Zalaf Dam.

The army units also engaged in clashes with terrorists in the Eastern direction of al-Zalaf dam and entered the administrative border regions with Damascus.

In the meantime, the army units that had previously entered the town of al-Zalfa managed to advance against terrorists in areas surrounding the town and seized control over several illegal the border-crossings in the border-triangle.

A military source said that the army troops were capable of advancing 30 kilometers further North to cut off the supply path to a large militant-held region in the Southeastern outskirts of Damascus.

He added that pro-government forces retook some 70 kilometers of the border-line with the Jordan in recent days.

Some sources said that the Free Syrian Army (FSA) terrorists planed to launch a fresh round of a large-scale operation to take back the lands they lost to the Syrian Army troops, but media activists believe that FSA did not have enough fighters to carry out military operations against the Syrian army troops due to a shortage of arms, ammunition and vehicles.

They added that the army dispatched thousands of forces to the battlefields in Eastern Sweida.

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