Syrian Army Captures Strategic Energy-Field in Homs, Advances toward ISIL’s Vital Bastion en Route to Deir Ezzur
The army soldiers that had earlier taken full control over Arak triangle engaged in heavy fighting with ISIL and pushed them away from Arak oilfield East of the city of Palmyra.
A large number of ISIL terrorists, including non-Syrians, were killed and their military hardware were damaged in the attack.
ISIL set fire at the oil pump station and oil and gas field in Arak region before retreating.
In the meantime, the Syrian Air force carried out several combat flights over ISIL’s movements and positions near the third station along the road to al-Sukhnah and near Mount al-Shoumeriyeh in the villages of Um Sahrij and al-Moshirefeh and their surrounding hills, destroying the entire targets and killing a number of terrorists.
A military source said that after taking control over Arak energy field the army soldiers are to move towards al-Sukhnah that is the last ISIL base in Homs province and a gate to Deir Ezzur province.
A military source disclosed on Wednesday that the Army dispatched hundreds of its special forces to Eastern Homs province to kick Takfiri terrorists out of the Syrian desert, and then, take part in an imminent operation against ISIL in Deir Ezzur.
The source said that Damascus sent hundreds of its elite forces to the Palmyra battlefront in Eastern Homs as Syrian soldiers were in the last stage of dislodging ISIL from the desert area.
The source went on to say that after completing the Syrian desert operation, the army soldiers would immediately move towards Deir Ezzur to launch an operation to remove the siege on the city and airbase.
The source further added that simultaneous anti-ISIL operations in Aleppo, Raqqa, Homs, Hama and Deir Ezzur provinces significantly narrowed down ISIL’s defense-attack capabilities, promising larger victories against terrorists in coming days.