Homs: Syrian Army Scores More Victories against ISIL in Push towards Deir Ezzur
The source said that the army units stormed ISIL’s defense lines North of the town of al-Sukhnah along the international highway to Deir Ezzur and managed to impose control over several key positions.
The source further said that the Syrian government forces started to fortify their positions and cleanse the newly-freed regions to pave the ground for fresh anti-ISIL operation towards Deir Ezzur.
The source went on to say that the army men also managed to drive terrorists out of several positions West of the village of Manoukh in Eastern Homs, adding that the operation was carried out simultaneously with anti-ISIL attacks East of the town of al-Salamiyah to ease pushing terrorists back form the town of Aqayrabat and villages in its countryside.
The source further said that the Russian fighter jets carried out several combat flights over ISIL’s convoys and positions in Aqayrabat region in Eastern Hama.
Relevant reports said on Saturday that the army soldiers managed to impose control over several strategic positions West of Manoukh and North of the town of al-Sukhnah after heavy fighting with the militants.
In the meantime, the army men engaged in fierce clashes with terrorists in Western Homs and repelled their attack aimed at prevailing over the pro-government forces’ positions in several safe villages from al-Houleh direction.
The terrorists were backed up by artillery fire in the attacks.
The militant groups suffered heavy casualties in Western Homs.
Also, the army’s artillery units opened heavy fire at terrorists’ positions in Kafar Laha, al-Tayebeh and Tal Zahab regions in al-Houleh in Western Homs, destroying a depot of arms and ammunition in al-Tayebeh.