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Syrian Soldiers Capture More Energy-Rich Regions Southeast of Raqqa Province

19 August 2017 16:15


The Syrian Army troops engaged in tough battle with ISIL and managed to take control over a number of energy-rich fields in the Southeastern part of Raqqa province, field sources reported on Friday.

The sources said that army men drove ISIL out of al-Toweinan Gas Factory, al-Toweinan energy field, al-Akram energy field, Qarb al-Hossein energy field, al-Qadir energy field and al-Toweinan pumping station.

Tens of ISIL terrorists were killed or wounded and 15 military vehicles of terrorists were destroyed in the operation, they added.

The sources said that the army’s engineering units have embarked on defusing bombs and landmines planted by ISIL in the newly-liberated regions.

In the meantime, the army troops, operating in Eastern Hama, took control of 13km of road connecting the town of Ithriya to al-Toweinan al-Karim reign and several hills and heights.

Relevant reports said on Thursday that the army forces engaged in clashes with ISIL terrorists in Southern Raqqa, advancing 25km inside the region and retaking control of the hills and villages of Tal al-Asfar, Zohour al-Mamlehah, Rasm al-Amali, Rajam al-Sheih, Souh al-Dij, Qarbah and Wadi al-Owj.

During their operations, the army troops killed a number of militants, destroying several of their military vehicles and defusing two bomb-laden cars.

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