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Syrian Army Troops Deployed at Gates of ISIL’s Last Stronghold in Eastern Homs

20 June 2017 12:34

 

The Syrian army kept the momentum of its march on ISIL positions in Homs, and deployed troops at the entrance of the terrorist group’s last stronghold in the Eastern parts of the province.

The army units managed to fully recapture the protected area of Talileh (Mahmieh al-Talileh) East of the ancient city of Palmyra (Tadmur).

Meantime, a military source reiterated that the Syrian soldiers also seized control of the Third power plant in Eastern Palmyra after reinforcing their military positions in Mahmieh al-Talileh region.

The source also underlined that the Third Power Plant is the starting point for Syria’s military operations towards al-Sukhnah region.

“The Syrian troops will pave their way to enter Deir Ezzur and break the siege of the city and its airport,” he added.

In a relevant development on Sunday, the Syrian army, supported by the air force, continued military operations against the ISIL in Eastern Homs and advanced towards the strategic city of al-Sukhnah after regaining control over several points.

The army forces continued clashes with terrorists after seizing back Arak energy field and retook control of Ba’ar al-Hafneh and Arak dam in the outskirts of Palmyra.

Meantime, the Syrian air force pounded ISIL’s positions and moves in the Eastern parts of Arak region, areas near the third station and Western Tayebeh in Palmyra region, destroying several command centers, cars and military equipment.

Also, a military source reported that the Syrian soldiers have taken back control of al-Sukhnah-al-Tabaqah road after stabilizing their position in the entire region of Wahhab in Southern Raqqa.

A military source reported on Friday that the army troops continued to advance against ISIL in Eastern Homs, taking control over more strategic positions and inflicting heavy casualties on the terrorists.

The source said that the army men engaged in a tough battle with ISIL along the road that connects Palmyra city to the town of al-Sukhnah and imposed control over Syriatel towers and MTN tower, adding that fierce clashes are underway between the army soldiers and militants in areas surrounding Ba’ar al-Hafneh and the third station.

In the meantime, the army exchanged fire with terrorists in the town of Aqrab in al-Houleh region, al-Ta’ouneh and Qamas regions.

In the meantime, the Syrian warplanes launched several rounds of combat sorties over ISIL’s positions in Mas’adeh, Tal Ayed Hassoun and North of Mount al-Moshayrefeh in Shoumeriyeh mountains.

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