Terrorist ISIL Withdraws from 5 Regions in Eastern Homs
The army units engaged in clashes with ISIL militants in Eastern Homs on Thursday, winning back control of the 5 villages of al-Kharijieh, al-Arshouneh, Tabarat al-Dibeh, al-Wazihi and al-Nashmi.
After the army advances, the engineering units started cleansing the region from mines and bombs planted by the ISIL.
In a relevant development on Wednesday, the Syrian army troops stormed ISIL’s defense lines near the town of al-Sukhnah in Eastern Homs, and seized control over several heights after inflicting a heavy defeat on the terrorists.
The army units and Qalamoun Shield Forces carried out a joint offensive against ISIL in Eastern Homs and managed to take control over Mount al-Mahsah, Mount Jabil and Fat’ha al-Mahsah region.
In the meantime, the army soldiers engaged in fierce clashes with the terrorists near al-Sukhnah and the town of al-Quaryatayn, killing over 100 terrorists and capturing tens of others.
Field sources reported that the army has dispatched a large number of forces and a large volume of equipment to areas near al-Sukhnah and has created a strong circle of forces around the town to prevent ISIL from moving towards Palmyra (Tadmur) city.