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 troops drove ISIL out of more lands in their push towards the strategic town of Aqayrabat in Eastern Homs on Friday.
The army men took control of the strategic village of Salba after they pushed ISIL back form the towns of Salibeh and al-Makiman al-Shamali yesterday.
The pro-government forces are now deployed only 17km far from the town of Aqayrabat.
In the meantime, the army units clashed fiercely with Al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at or the Levant Liberation Board) and repelled terrorists’ large-scale offensive in al-Satahiyat region in Western Hama.
Terrorists left behind a number of dead members and retreated from the battlefield.
Meantime, the ISIL terrorists retreated from more than 15 more regions under the heavy offensive of the Syrian Army troops in Badiyeh (desert) Northeast of Homs province on Saturday.
The Syrian soldiers imposed control over the regions of Harth, Rowz al-Wahash, al-Asfouriyeh, Jabal al-Manshar, Khasham al-Manshar, Khashan Noyo, al-Qavir hill, al-Seideh, Wadi al-Jaraf, Wadi al-Sahal, Khasham al-Hamezeh, Jabal al-Labedeh, Wadi Qatqat, Thniyeh al-Safreh mountain, Mount Huweiah al-Ra’a, Khirbet al-Mosawarah and Mount al-Satih, tightening noose on ISIL in Badiyeh.
The ISIL suffered heavy casualties and its military hardware sustained major damage in the attack.
Military sources confirmed earlier on Saturday that the army troops captured several regions in Badiyeh (desert) after laying siege on ISIL terrorists in Northeastern Homs.
The sources said that the army men engaged in fierce clashes with ISIL terrorists that were under the siege of the pro-government forces in Northeastern Homs and managed to take control of Taloul al-Kouriayt, Wadi al-Rabahiyeh and Ba’ar al-Aboud regions West of the town of al-Sukhnah.
They added that the army soldiers continued their advances against ISIL Northwest of al-Sukhnah and imposed control over Wadi al-Haraf region.
A senior Saudi commander of the ISIL terrorist group was killed in the Syrian Army troops’ attacks on the terrorist group’s positions in Western Deir Ezzur, field sources said on Saturday.
The sources reported that the army soldiers engaged in heavy fighting with ISIL in the Southern and Southwestern outskirts of Deir Ezzur city and in areas surrounding the city’s airbase, inflicting heavy casualties on the terrorists.
The sources went on to say that the Syrian Air Force and the army’s artillery units targeted the positions and movements of the ISIL in the villages of al-Shamitiyeh, Ayyash, al-Khariteh, al-Baqaliyeh, Huweija Sakar, Ein Bu Joma’ah and al-Omal neighborhood.
They further added that a number of terrorists, including their Saudi national commander of ISIL’s Hasaba (security-monitoring forces) in the town of al-Qasbi, were killed in Western Deir Ezzur.
ISIL’s military hardware sustained major damage in the attacks.
The Syrian Army troops continued their anti-terrorism operation in Southeastern Damascus and seized control over a key passageway at border with Jordan on Saturday.
The army soldiers took back control over Qadir Mahmoud and Wadi Mahmoud regions in Southeastern Damascus after heavy clashes with terrorists near the border with Jordan.
A military source said that Wadi Mahmoud was an illegal and important passageway used by terrorists to smuggle arms and ammunition from Jordan into Syria’s Badiyeh (desert) and Damascus province.