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Syria: Army Captures More Oil Wells in Southern Raqqa

22 July 2017 12:06

 

The Syrian Army forces continued to hit ISIL hard in Southern Raqqa and managed to drive terrorists out of seven more oil wells in the depth of Syria’s Badiyeh (desert) during their push towards the town of al-Sukhnah, the last main bastion of ISIL terrorists in Eastern Homs, a military source said.

The source said that the army troops stormed ISIL’s defense lines in the depth of Badiyeh and won back seven more oil well.

The source further added that the ground forces’ advances occurred following intensified air attacks of the Russian and Syrian fighter jets on ISIL’s command centers and gatherings in the villages of Ma’adan, al-Rabiyeh, Rasm al-Qanem and al-Jableh.

Another military source said after capturing a dozen minor wells, the Tiger Forces brushed aside ISIL resistance on the two directions of the oil-rich region, advancing five kilometers towards Southeast and five kilometers towards Southwest.

As the Syrian army’s Tiger Forces alongside other pro-government forces started special military operation to take back the strategic town of al-Sukhnah in Eastern Homs, pro-gov’t forces managed to liberate half a dozen oil fields from the ISIL militants which resulted in another major loss for the Takfiri terrorist group.

Al-Sukhnah is the last bastion of ISIL fighters in Homs and the last strategic barrier which stands before the pro-government forces can lift the siege of Deir Ezzur.

Relevant reports said on Thursday that the army engaged in clashes with the terrorists in Southern Raqqa, and retook control of the town and dam of al-Ramilan as well as 15 oil and gas fields in the Eastern parts of Dabisan and the two 1 and 2 pumping stations.

Meantime, the Syrian fighter jets pounded the ISIL positions in the Southern parts of the village of al-Zamleh near al-Ma’adan city in Southern Raqqa.

Also, a military source reported that a large number of terrorists were killed and 7 of their bomb-laden cars, 5 military vehicles and several of their bases were smashed in the operations.

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