Syria in Last 24 Hours: Army Regains Control of More Areas in Homs
The army units drove the ISIL terrorists out of key areas and their surrounding areas in Homs province.
The Syrian troops inflicted heavy losses on the terrorists in fierce clashes over controlling of strategic regions. They also destroyed military equipment of the terrorists.
The Syrian army also continued its advances in other key provinces across Syria.
The Syrian Army soldiers engaged in fierce clashes with the ISIL in Eastern Homs and drove them out of more regions.
The army men deployed East of Jubab Hamd continued to advance against ISIL and imposed full control over al-Baqile region and hill overlooking Rasm Hamadeh region.
ISIL suffered several casualties and its military hardware sustained major damage in the attack.
Meantime, a military source said that the Syrian Army troops fortified their positions in areas around al-Heil gas field in Badiyeh (desert) in Eastern Homs, restoring sustainable security to the strategic region.
The sources reported that the army men managed to advance against ISIL in Arak oilfield and the third Station in Eastern Homs and fortified their positons in areas surrounding al-Heil gas field.
The sources underlined importance of al-Heil gas field and said that the field is located 14km away from the town of al-Sukhnah that is ISIL’s last defense line standing on the way government forces before Deir Ezzur.
One of the notorious commanders of the ISIL terrorist group was killed in the Syrian Army troops’ attack on the terrorist groups’ defense lines in Eastern Hama.
The army soldiers engaged in fierce clashes with the ISIL South of the town of Ithriya in Northeastern Hama and managed to impose control over several positions overlooking Hill 23 that was previously captured by the pro-government forces.
A number of terrorists, including Abu al-Qa’aqa’a, a field commander were killed in the army attack in Eastern Hama.
A number of ISIL terrorists were also injured in the operation.
Local sources reported that two military commanders of terrorist groups have been killed in two separated assaults in the Southern province of Dara’a.
The sources said that Commander of Syria’s Thowar Front Bashir Mat’at al-Rahil al-Namiri was killed in a booby-trap bomb blast as he was moving on the road connecting Zamrin to Um al-Awsaj in Northern Dara’a.
In the meantime, one of the commanders of Hourdan Mujahedeen Brigade affiliated to the Free Syrian Army (FSA) was killed in a bomb explosion in the town of Kafr Shams in Northern Dara’a.
Local sources said Earlier this month that two commanders of the FSA and two other militants came under attack by unknown assailants after intensified insecurity in regions under the control of the terrorists in Dara’a.
News websites affiliated to the terrorists reported that Mahmoud Fowaz al-Qabiti, the commander of Ahl al-Ketab battalion affiliated to the FSA’s Houran Shohada division, was killed by unknown raiders in Northern Dara’a.
In the meantime, unknown raiders shot dead Abdullah al-Qazawi, a field commander of Walid al-Qeisi brigade affiliated to Jeish al-Thowrah of the FSA, in front of his house in the town of al-Mazirib in Western Dara’a.
Also, Aswad al-Sunnah division of the FSA announced that Zarar al-Bashir, one of the group’s commanders, came under attack by a bomb-laden vehicle in the town of Kafr Shams in Northern Dara’a.
In another incident, a bomb blew up in the vehicle of Qasem al-Rashid, one of the commanders of FSA’s division 46 in Dara’a countryside.
Field sources said that militants affiliated to the FSA stormed the position of ISIL-affiliated Jeish Khalid Bin Walid in Dara’a province.
According to the reports, heavy infighting among terrorist groups is underway in Hawz al-Yarmouk, but none of the terrorist groups has been able to push rivals back from the battlefield.
Local reports said hundreds of militants have defected to the ISIL over the past year, increasing tensions among FSA factions.
The Syrian Army troops stormed ISIL’s defense lines South-East of Raqqa province and managed to impose control over more regions in their push towards Deir Ezzur.
The army men continued to hit ISIL’s positions in the Southeastern part of Raqqa province and took control of al-Jarih oil and gas wells after capturing the village of Salam Alaykom near the wells.
A military source reported that the army unis are advancing towards East from two main flanks after taking control over the Southwestern territories of Raqqa province.
The source added that, in the first flank, the army men are pushing towards the Southern bank of the Euphrates River and Raqqa-Deir Ezzur road.
In the second flank, the army soldiers are advancing towards Raqqa province’s border with Northwestern Deir Ezzur, the source said, adding that the pro-government forces are only 9km away from the provincial border.