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Syrian forces repel Daesh attack on army posts in Homs: SANA

2 October 2017 20:38


Syrian forces have thwarted a major attack by Daesh Takfiri terrorists against military positions in the Arab country’s central province of Homs, killing a large number of the terrorists in the process.

According to Syria’s official news agency, SANA, army forces tracked down a seven-car convoy belonging to Daesh terrorists as it was traveling along a road in al-Mokharram area southwest of al-Sukhnah town. Syrian troops, supported by Air Force fighter jets, then targeted the convoy, leaving scores of terrorists dead and injured.

Separately, Syrian military aircraft bombarded Daesh fortifications in the eastern town of al-Muhasan and city of Mayadin, located about 44 kilometers southeast of Dayr al-Zawr.

Terrorists’ positions were also struck in two villages known as Lower Buqros and Tayyebat al-Shamiyah.

Syrian pro-government fighters are seen in Hawija Qate district outside the eastern city of Dayr al-Zawr on September 23, 2017 as government forces continue to press ahead with the offensive against Daesh Takfiri terrorists across the province. (Photo by AFP)

Additionally, Syrian jets targeted Daesh outposts in the village of Faidha bin Muwaina’, situated 85 kilometers southwest of Dayr al-Zawr, killing a number of Daesh terrorists and destroying their armored vehicles as well as mortar launchers.

Daesh overran large parts of Dayr al-Zawr Province, including its many oil fields, in mid-2014 as it seized swathes of land in Syria and neighboring Iraq.

By early 2015, the Takfiri terrorists were in control of some parts of the city of Dayr al-Zawr and besieged the remaining parts, which were under government control. It is estimated that 100,000 people remain in the government-held parts of the city.

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