Syria in Last 24 Hours: Army Inflicts Heavy Losses on Terrorists in Deir Ezzur Province
The terrorists in Deir Ezzur province sustained heavy losses in tough battle with the Syrian army.
The Syrian army also continued its advances in other key provinces across Syria.
The Syrian Army troops carried out a rapid attack and closed off ISIL’s key supply routes in Deir Ezzur province as the pro-government forces are pushing toward Deir Ezzur from Eastern Homs.
The army troops carried out a fresh operation in Deir Ezzur province, cutting off one of the ISIL’s key supply lines to the provincial cemetery.
The army dug a large tunnel under ISIL’s positions, placing a large supply of explosives beneath the terrorist group’s positions before detonating the bombs.
Following the explosion, the pro-government forces stormed ISIL’s positions and cutoff one of the Takfiri group’s most vital supply lines to the provincial cemetery.
The Syrian Army forces engaged in tough battle with ISIL in Eastern Homs and managed to impose control over more territories, paving the ground for closing off terrorists’ supply lines from Hama to Eastern Homs.
The army men took control of several hills in Eastern Hama and deployed near the village of al-Dakileh al-Shamali East of the town of al-Saboureh.
In the meantime, the army soldiers pushed ISIL back from more positions South-East of the town of Ithriya, inching closer to Wadi (desert) Hasiyeh.
Meanwhile, a military source said that the army forces’ advances against ISIL along the two roads of Palmyra-al-Sukhnah and Ithriya-al-Rasafeh towards East will cut off ISIL’s supply lines to the North of al-Sukhnah, laying siege on al-Sukhnah.
The source further added that the army intends to close off ISIL’s only supply line from al-Sukhnah to the town of Sheikh Hilal and from there to the town of Aqayrabat to lay siege on ISIL in smaller regions.
The army men also repelled ISIL’s heavy attack on their positions in al-Zakiyeh crossroad East of Ithriya, the source said.
The source went on to say that the ISIL attack was aimed at cutting off Ithriya-al-Rasafeh road.
The Syrian Army troops advanced significantly against ISIL in areas South-East of Raqqa province, laying siege on the terrorist in several regions.
The army continued to clash with ISIL in Southeastern Raqqa near the provincial border with Deir Ezzur and imposed control over Khirbet Abu Matar region Southeast of the village of Salam Alaykom.
A military source confirmed that the army has deployed on the Southern bank of the Euphrates River, and laid siege on ISIL in the regions of Zour Shemr, al-Sabkheh, Shrideh, al-Jebeli, Arhabi, Rajm Haroun and Tal al-Maroud.
The ISIL front in Southeastern Raqqa province has completely collapsed after the recent defeats from the army.
Reports said earlier on Monday that the army units engaged in tough battle with ISIL and pushed them away from the villages of al-Jabili, Qanem al-Ala and al-Rabiyeh on the Southern bank of the Euphrates River.
The army has deployed at the gate of the provincial borders with Deir Ezzur after imposing control over several positions, heights and hill overlooking the village of Rajm al-Suleiman, North of al-Kharazeh region and South of Salam Alaykom.
A notorious commander of Al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at or the Levant Liberation Board) was killed along with a number of his forces in the Syrian Army’s heavy fire in Southwestern Hama.
The army’s artillery units targeted the positions of Al-Nusra Front in al-Satahiyat region, killing and wounding a large number of terrorists and forcing others to flee their positions.
In the meantime, the artillery units launched heavy shelling on Al-Nusra’s strongholds in Wadi (desert) al-Jiseh near the village of al-Qantarah in Southwestern Hama, killing the entire members of a group of militants, including their commander Abu Seifu.
A military vehicle of Al-Nusra was also destroyed in the attack.
In the meantime, Al-Nusra suffered several casualties in the artillery attack on its position in the village of Tal Dareh.
A number of militants defected Ahrar al-Sham terrorist group and joined Faylaq al-Rahman in Eastern Ghouta, media sources said.
Media sources affiliated to the terrorist groups disclosed that fifty fighters of a combat battalion of Ahrar al-Sham have defected the group to joined Faylaq al-Rahman along with its military equipment.
In the meantime, Ahrar al-Sham’s Spokesman Mohammad Abu Zeid said that only a part of the Battalion has joined Faylaq al-Rahman.