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Syrian Army Establishes Full Security in Al-Sukhnah, Surrounding Areas

13 August 2017 18:55

 

The Syrian troops launched fresh military operations in Badiyeh (desert) region around the strategic town of al-Sukhnah in Eastern Homs after regaining control over the town, establishing full security in the nearby areas.

The Syrian army soldiers continued clashes with ISIL terrorists in the Eastern and Western parts of al-Sukhnah on Sunday and established full security in the town after winning back control of the nearby hills.

Meantime, the army’s artillery and missile units as well as the air forces launche heavy attacks on ISIL positions in the deserts near al-Sukhnah.

The Syrian Army, supported by the Russian Air Force, fully liberated al-Sukhnah from ISIL earlier this month, opening the road to the besieged enclave of Deir Ezzur.

Al-Sukhnah was the last major town held by ISIL in the Syrian province of Homs.

“The liberation of al-Sukhnah from ISIL gives the Syrian government forces the chance to advance and unblock the city of Deir Ezzur,” according to the Russian Defense Ministry.

Syria has been mired in bloody war since March 2011, with Damascus forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad fighting tens of terrorist groups.

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